Marlowe plc is a security & protection services business based in the UK. Marlowe shares (MRL.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 563p – a decrease of 2.76% over the previous week. Marlowe employs 2,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £181.3 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Marlowe's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was 563p, which is 10.30% up on its pre-crash value of 505p and 78.73% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 315p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Marlowe shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £641.22 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 £1,131.69.
|Latest market close||563p|
|52-week range||315p - 589.48p|
|50-day moving average||561.0286p|
|200-day moving average||531.465p|
|Wall St. target price||620p|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||0.3p|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||-10.24%|
|1 month (2020-12-17)||-1.41%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||2.05%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||7.27%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||14.02%|
|2 years (2019-01-17)||40.95%|
|3 years (2018-01-17)||37.50%|
Valuing Marlowe stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Marlowe's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Marlowe's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1917x. In other words, Marlowe shares trade at around 1917x 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.
Marlowe's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £17 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Marlowe's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£181.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||5.68%|
|Gross profit TTM||£76.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3%|
|Return on equity TTM||0.17%|
|Market capitalisation||£346.5 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
We're not expecting Marlowe to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Over the last 12 months, Marlowe's shares have ranged in value from as little as 315p up to 589.48p. 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 Marlowe's is 1.0553. This would suggest that Marlowe'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).
Marlowe plc provides water treatment, air hygiene, health and safety, and risk and compliance software services in the United Kingdom. The company operates through two segments, Risk Management & Compliance, and Water Treatment & Air Quality. It provides health and safety, HR compliance, occupational health, and risk management software; designs, installs, and maintains fire protection and security systems; and provides integrated water treatment, hygiene, testing, monitoring, wastewater, and engineering services. The company is also involved in the provision of testing, inspection and risk assessment, ventilation hygiene compliance, ductwork management and fire safety, extract cleaning, asbestos consultancy, air monitoring and clearance testing, and bulk identification and sampling services. Its customers include office complexes, streets and leisure facilities, manufacturing plants and industrial estates, SMEs, local authorities, facilities management providers, NHS trusts, and FTSE 100 companies. The company was formerly known as Marlowe Holdings Limited. Marlowe plc was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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