Keywords Studios plc is an electronic gaming & multimedia business based in the UK. Keywords Studios shares (KWS.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 2172p – a decrease of 1.18% over the previous week. Keywords Studios employs 7,400 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of £2.1 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Keywords Studios's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was 2172p, which is 23.39% up on its pre-crash value of 1664p and 87.36% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 1159.28p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Keywords Studios shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £1,032.61 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth £1,686.34.
|Latest market close||2172p|
|52-week range||1159.28p - 2872p|
|50-day moving average||2126.5164p|
|200-day moving average||2077.363p|
|Wall St. target price||17.64p|
|Dividend yield||0.02p (0.11%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||20.8p|
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|1 week (2021-01-13)||-23.26%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||-25.09%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||-5.97%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||6.89%|
|1 year (2020-01-21)||38.35%|
|2 years (2019-01-21)||67.58%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||42.92%|
|5 years (2016-01-20)||939.00%|
Valuing Keywords Studios stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Keywords Studios's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Keywords Studios's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 138x. In other words, Keywords Studios shares trade at around 138x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
|Gross profit TTM||£120.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.25%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.88%|
|Market capitalisation||£2.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 3.37% of net profits
Recently Keywords Studios has paid out, on average, around 3.37% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.11% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Keywords Studios shareholders could enjoy a 0.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Keywords Studios's case, that would currently equate to about 0.02p per share.
While Keywords Studios's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Keywords Studios is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 October 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Keywords Studios's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1159.28p up to 2872p. 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 Keywords Studios's is 0.7457. This would suggest that Keywords Studios's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Keywords Studios plc provides integrated outsourced creative and technical services to the video game industry. It offers art creation services related to the production of graphical art assets for inclusion in the video game, including concept art creation, as well as 2D and 3D art asset production and animation. The company also provides audio/voice-over services, including script translation, actor selection, and talent management through pre-production, audio direction, recording, and post-production, as well as offers music licencing or music soundtracks selling services. In addition, it offers localization services related to translation and cultural adaptation of in-game text and audio scripts in various game platforms and genres; and localization testing services consisting of testing the linguistic correctness and cultural acceptability of computer games. Further, the company provides functional testing services related to quality assurance services provided to game producers to ensure game functions. Additionally, the company provides player support services related to the live operations support, such as community management, player support, and associated services to producers of games, as well as software engineering services for developing video games. It serves game companies and publishers. The company operates in Ireland, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Japan, Italy, France, India, Germany, Singapore, Spain, Poland, Brazil, China, and Mexico. Keywords Studios plc was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
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