Macfarlane Group PLC (MACF) is a leading packaging & containers business based in the UK. It opened the day at 89p after a previous close of 89p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 86.1975p to a high of 89p. The latest price was 89p (25 minute delay). Macfarlane Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 900 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Macfarlane Group's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 80p, which is 28.89% down on its pre-crash value of 112.5p and 31.15% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 61p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Macfarlane Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £582.57 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 £733.94.
|52-week range||59.207p - 112.1051p|
|50-day moving average||89.3324p|
|200-day moving average||84.7289p|
|Wall St. target price||105p|
|Dividend yield||0.01p (1.59%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||6p|
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|1 week (2021-01-12)||-2.20%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||2.65%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||2.89%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||6.33%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||11.60%|
|5 years (2016-01-19)||60.36%|
Valuing Macfarlane Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Macfarlane Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Macfarlane Group'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, Macfarlane Group 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.
Macfarlane Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £16.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Macfarlane Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£223.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||5.76%|
|Gross profit TTM||£72.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.86%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.15%|
|Market capitalisation||£138.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 4100% of net profits
Recently Macfarlane Group has paid out, on average, around 4100% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.59% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Macfarlane Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Macfarlane Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.01p per share.
Macfarlane Group'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 10 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Macfarlane Group's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 25 May 1995. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Macfarlane Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Macfarlane Group shares which in turn could have impacted Macfarlane Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Macfarlane Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 59.207p up to 112.1051p. 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 Macfarlane Group's is 0.8899. This would suggest that Macfarlane Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Macfarlane Group PLC, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes protective packaging products and labels to businesses. The company operates through Packaging Distribution and Manufacturing Operations segments. The Packaging Distribution segment distributes packaging materials; and supplies storage and warehousing services in the United Kingdom. The Manufacturing Operations segment designs, manufactures, and assembles timber, corrugated, and foam-based packaging materials in the United Kingdom. This segment also designs, manufactures, and supplies self-adhesive and re-sealable labels to various fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) customers in the United Kingdom and rest of Europe, and the United States. The company also distributes and supplies packaging equipment; and recovers waste papers and corrugated boards for recycling. In addition, it serves Internet retail, logistics, electronics, aerospace, automotive, and FMCG industries. Macfarlane Group PLC was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Glasgow, the United Kingdom.
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