LSL Property Services plc (LSL) is a leading real estate services business based in the UK. LSL Property Services is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 4,772 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||145p - 345p|
|50-day moving average||258.1765p|
|200-day moving average||224.3063p|
|Wall St. target price||268p|
|Dividend yield||0.11p (2.49%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||17p|
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Valuing LSL Property Services stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of LSL Property Services's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
LSL Property Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, LSL Property Services shares trade at around 15x 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.
LSL Property Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £49.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a LSL Property Services's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£271.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||10.43%|
|Gross profit TTM||£311.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.72%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.82%|
|Market capitalisation||£266.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 23.67% of net profits
Recently LSL Property Services has paid out, on average, around 23.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), LSL Property Services shareholders could enjoy a 2.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In LSL Property Services's case, that would currently equate to about 0.11p per share.
While LSL Property Services's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that LSL Property Services is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 August 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, LSL Property Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as 145p up to 345p. 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 LSL Property Services's is 1.4791. This would suggest that LSL Property Services's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
LSL Property Services plc provides residential property services for lenders, buyers and sellers of residential properties, tenants, and landlords in the United Kingdom. It operates through three segments: Estate Agency; Financial Services; and Surveying and Valuation Services. The Estate Agency segment is involved in the sale and letting of residential properties; operation of a network of high street branches; and provision of repossession and asset management services. This segment also provides marketing and conveyancing services. The Financial Services segment arranges mortgages for various lenders; and pure protection and general insurance policies for a panel of insurance companies. The Surveying and Valuation Services segment provides valuations and professional survey services of residential properties. The company also offers panel and property management services. LSL Property Services plc was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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