Marshalls plc (MSLH) is a leading building materials business based in the UK. Marshalls is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,816 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||494.9953p - 840.5118p|
|50-day moving average||715p|
|200-day moving average||676.2993p|
|Wall St. target price||497.71p|
|Dividend yield||0.14p (2.71%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||6.9p|
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Valuing Marshalls stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Marshalls's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Marshalls's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 98x. In other words, Marshalls shares trade at around 98x 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.
Marshalls's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £55.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Marshalls's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£472.2 million|
|Operating margin TTM||8.3%|
|Gross profit TTM||£343.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.22%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.95%|
|Market capitalisation||£1.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 19500% of net profits
Recently Marshalls has paid out, on average, around 19500% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.71% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Marshalls shareholders could enjoy a 2.71% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Marshalls's case, that would currently equate to about 0.14p per share.
Marshalls'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 4 June 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Marshalls's shares were split on a 11:13 basis on 8 July 2004. So if you had owned 13 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Marshalls shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 18.2% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Marshalls shares which in turn could have impacted Marshalls's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Marshalls's shares have ranged in value from as little as 494.9953p up to 840.5118p. 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 Marshalls's is 0.8018. This would suggest that Marshalls's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Marshalls plc manufactures and supplies hard landscaping products in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates through Landscape Products and Others segments. The company offers interior, garden, and driveways products, including garden paving, driveways, garden paths, kerbs and edging products, and garden walling products; and interior tiles and stones. It also provides landscaping solutions for the commercial construction sector, such as paving, kerb, linear drainage, walling, landscape protection, landscape furniture, mortar and screed, aggregate, sand and block stone, masonry and façade, and traffic calming products. In addition, the company engages in the property management activities; supply of street furniture; sourcing and distribution of natural stone products; and operation of a quarry, as well as supply of various paving products. The company provides its products to local authorities, commercial architects, specifiers, contractors, house builders, DIY enthusiasts, professional landscapers, driveway installers, and garden designers. Marshalls plc was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Halifax, the United Kingdom.
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