Kingfisher plc (KGF) is a leading home improvement retail business based in the UK. It opened the day at 275.8p after a previous close of 275.8p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 269.0365p to a high of 277.9p. The latest price was 270.9p (25 minute delay). Kingfisher is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 64,605 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Kingfisher's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was 311.2p, which is 29.63% up on its pre-crash value of 219p and 208.12% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 101p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Kingfisher shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £699.51 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 £1,518.03.
|52-week range||101p - 326.2p|
|50-day moving average||276.5765p|
|200-day moving average||267.4197p|
|Wall St. target price||269.15p|
|Dividend yield||0.11p (8.11%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||7.3p|
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|1 week (2021-01-14)||-3.11%|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||1.88%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||-15.26%|
|6 months (2020-07-22)||5.00%|
|1 year (2020-01-21)||27.00%|
|2 years (2019-01-21)||24.44%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||-19.40%|
|5 years (2016-01-21)||-19.45%|
Valuing Kingfisher stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Kingfisher's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Kingfisher's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, Kingfisher shares trade at around 36x 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.
Kingfisher's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.9528. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Kingfisher's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Kingfisher's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £996 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Kingfisher's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£11.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.04%|
|Gross profit TTM||£4.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.96%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.4%|
|Market capitalisation||£5.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Kingfisher.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 9.6
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Kingfisher's overall score of 9.6 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Kingfisher is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 4.81/100
Kingfisher's environmental score of 4.81 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Kingfisher is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 5.8/100
Kingfisher's social score of 5.8 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Kingfisher is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 1.49/100
Kingfisher's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Kingfisher is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Kingfisher scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Kingfisher has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||9.6|
|Total ESG percentile||2.82|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 45.62% of net profits
Recently Kingfisher has paid out, on average, around 45.62% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.11% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kingfisher shareholders could enjoy a 8.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kingfisher's case, that would currently equate to about 0.11p per share.
While Kingfisher's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Kingfisher may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 October 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").
Kingfisher's shares were split on a 7:8 basis on 7 July 2003. So if you had owned 8 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 7 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kingfisher shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 14.3% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kingfisher shares which in turn could have impacted Kingfisher's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Kingfisher's shares have ranged in value from as little as 101p up to 326.2p. 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 Kingfisher's is 1.0062. This would suggest that Kingfisher'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).
Kingfisher plc, together with its subsidiaries, supplies home improvement products and services primarily in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, and internationally. The company also offers property investment, finance, digital, sourcing, and IT services. It operates approximately 1,350 stores in nine countries across Europe under the B&Q, Castorama, Brico Dépôt, Screwfix, TradePoint, and Koctas brands. The company provides its products through various channels, such as online and others. Kingfisher plc was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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