KAZ Minerals PLC (KAZ) is a leading copper business based in the UK. KAZ Minerals is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 16,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||250.6887p - 769.2p|
|50-day moving average||681.5273p|
|200-day moving average||603.4581p|
|Wall St. target price||8.03p|
|Dividend yield||0.06p (0.8%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||109.8p|
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Valuing KAZ Minerals stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of KAZ Minerals's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
KAZ Minerals's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, KAZ Minerals shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
KAZ Minerals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £1.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a KAZ Minerals's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£2.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||39.46%|
|Gross profit TTM||£1.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||8.88%|
|Return on equity TTM||27.72%|
|Market capitalisation||£3.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 10.67% of net profits
Recently KAZ Minerals has paid out, on average, around 10.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.8% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), KAZ Minerals shareholders could enjoy a 0.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In KAZ Minerals's case, that would currently equate to about 0.06p per share.
While KAZ Minerals's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that KAZ Minerals is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, KAZ Minerals's shares have ranged in value from as little as 250.6887p up to 769.2p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while KAZ Minerals's is 1.002. This would suggest that KAZ Minerals's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
KAZ Minerals PLC, together with its subsidiaries, engages in mining and processing copper and other metals primarily in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. It operates through Bozshakol, Aktogay, and East Region and Bozymchak segments. The company operates the Aktogay and Bozshakol open pit copper mines in the east region and Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan; three underground mines and in the east region of Kazakhstan; and the Bozymchak copper-gold mine in Kyrgyzstan. It also develops greenfield metal deposits and processing facilities; and produces and sells various by-products, such as gold, silver, molybdenum, and zinc. In addition, the company supplies and distributes heat, water, and electricity; and offers construction services. The company was formerly known as Kazakhmys PLC and changed its name to KAZ Minerals PLC in October 2014. KAZ Minerals PLC was founded in 1930 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
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