How to buy The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c (LWDB) shares

Learn how to easily invest in The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c shares.

The Law Debenture Corporation p.l.c (LWDB) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. It opened the day at 766.28p after a previous close of 756p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 761p to a high of 772.92p. The latest price was 763p (25 minute delay). The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 165 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

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How has coronavirus impacted The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 814p, which is 23.83% up on its pre-crash value of 620p and 122.40% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 366p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £676.37 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 £1,317.13.

The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c share price (LSE:LWDB)

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The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-02.
Open766.28p
High772.92p
Low761p
Close763p
Previous close756p
Change7p
Change %0.9259%
Volume79,234
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range620.7507p - 834.316p
50-day moving average783.58p
200-day moving average770.4386p
Wall St. target price30p
PE ratio3.8558
Dividend yield28.2p (3.44%)
Earnings per share (TTM)216.3p
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Is it a good time to buy The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c stock?

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Is The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

P/E ratio

The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c shares trade at around 4x 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.

EBITDA

The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £264.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Financials

Revenue TTM £300 million
Operating margin TTM 88.08%
Gross profit TTM £36.4 million
Return on assets TTM 18.77%
Return on equity TTM 35.37%
Profit margin 85.97%
Book value 6.955p
Market capitalisation £1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Environmental, social and governance track record

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 The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c.

Total ESG risk score

The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's total ESG risk: 27.29

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's overall score of 27.29 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c 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

The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's environmental score: 11.54/100

The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's environmental score of 11.54 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's social score: 13.87/100

The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's social score of 13.87 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's governance score: 14.41/100

The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Law Debenture Corporation p.l.c was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 27.29
Total ESG percentile 8
Environmental score 11.54
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 13.87
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 14.41
Governance score percentile 8

The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c share dividends

3.4%

Dividend yield: 3.44% of stock value

3.4%

Forward annual dividend yield: 3.39% of stock value

13.2%

Dividend payout ratio: 13.19% of net profits

The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 3.44% of its share value annually.

The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c has paid out, on average, around 13.19% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 3.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's case, that would currently equate to about 28.2p per share.

While The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's shares ever split?

The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 12 August 2002. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c shares which in turn could have impacted The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's shares have ranged in value from as little as 620.7507p up to 834.316p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LWDB.LSE volatility(beta: 1.06)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c's is 1.0638. This would suggest that The Law Debenture Corporation p-l-c'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).

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