Medica Group Plc (MGP) is a leading medical devices business based in the UK. It opened the day at 115.22p after a previous close of 114.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 113.8707p to a high of 120p. The latest price was 115.5p (25 minute delay). Medica Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 120 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Medica Group's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 110p, which is 29.49% down on its pre-crash value of 156p and 25.00% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 88p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Medica Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £677.32 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 £702.88.
|52-week range||87.4016p - 165.5168p|
|50-day moving average||118.4118p|
|200-day moving average||123.5021p|
|Wall St. target price||194p|
|Dividend yield||0.02p (1.48%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||4.4p|
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|1 week (2021-01-12)||-9.06%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||0.87%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||5.48%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||-11.15%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||-24.80%|
Valuing Medica Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Medica Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Medica 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 26x. In other words, Medica Group shares trade at around 26x 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.
Medica Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £8.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Medica Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£41.5 million|
|Operating margin TTM||16.65%|
|Gross profit TTM||£22.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||8.38%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.96%|
|Market capitalisation||£129.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 19.5% of net profits
Recently Medica Group has paid out, on average, around 19.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.48% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Medica Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.48% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Medica Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.02p per share.
While Medica Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Medica Group is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Medica Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 87.4016p up to 165.5168p. 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 Medica Group's is 0.9884. This would suggest that Medica Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Medica Group Plc provides teleradiology reporting services to NHS trusts, private hospital groups, and diagnostic imaging companies in the United Kingdom. It offers NightHawk emergency computerised tomography (CT) and MR reporting, routine cross sectional, routine plain film, and radiographer plain film services. The company also provides audit services, such as cause for concern audit, departmental quality assurance, and ongoing CT, MR, plain film, and ultrasound audit services; and multiparametric prostate magnetic resonance imaging, specialist cardiac reporting, CT colonoscopy, DXA reporting, nuclear medicine examination, tailored cancer reporting, PET-CT, and CBCT services. Medica Group Plc was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Hastings, the United Kingdom.
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