Lancashire Holdings Limited (LRE) is a leading insurance-specialty business based in the UK. Lancashire is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 218 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||472.3633p - 848.3905p|
|50-day moving average||699.0387p|
|200-day moving average||730.5832p|
|Wall St. target price||8.11p|
|Dividend yield||0.12p (1.64%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||25.5p|
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Valuing Lancashire stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lancashire's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Lancashire's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Lancashire shares trade at around 28x 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.
Lancashire's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £81.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Lancashire's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£496.7 million|
|Operating margin TTM||16.17%|
|Gross profit TTM||£258.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.5%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.04%|
|Market capitalisation||£1.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 57.12% of net profits
Recently Lancashire has paid out, on average, around 57.12% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lancashire shareholders could enjoy a 1.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lancashire's case, that would currently equate to about 0.12p per share.
Lancashire's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Lancashire's shares have ranged in value from as little as 472.3633p up to 848.3905p. 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 Lancashire's is 0.6292. This would suggest that Lancashire's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Lancashire Holdings Limited provides specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Far East, the Middle East, and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Property, Energy, Marine, Aviation, and Lancashire Syndicate. It offers aviation insurance solutions comprising AV52, aviation deductible, and other aviation solutions; coverage for upstream operational and construction all risks related to wind, earthquakes, and floods, as well as standalone business interruption coverage, and downstream and onshore operational business coverage; and coverage in marine portfolio, including marine hull, total loss and war, mortgagees interests insurance, mortgagees additional perils, excess protection and indemnity, marine war, and builder's risks to high-profile accounts, cruise vessels, and liquid natural gas carriers. The company also provides property reinsurance solutions comprising worldwide property catastrophe excess of loss and territorial specific retrocession; and terrorism and political risk solutions consisting of war and strike, riots, civil commotion, confiscation, expropriation, nationalization, deprivation, political violence, and currency inconvertibility/non transfer, as well as contract frustration cover against sovereign and quasi sovereign entities. In addition, it offers general insurance, insurance management, support, insurance agent, and insurance mediation services. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.
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