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John Menzies plc (MNZS) is a leading airports & air services business based in the UK. It opened the day at 265p after a previous close of 269p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 254p to a high of 270p. The latest price was 262.5p (25 minute delay). John Menzies is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 32,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

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How has Coronavirus impacted John Menzies's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, John Menzies's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 112.8p, which is 72.52% down on its pre-crash value of 410.5p and 68.61% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 66.9p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of John Menzies shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £185.01 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 £264.17.

John Menzies share price

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John Menzies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Previous close269p
Change -6.5p
Change % -2.416%
Volume 533,128
Information last updated 2020-12-26.
52-week range66.9p - 482p
50-day moving average 203.5588p
200-day moving average 139.7394p
Wall St. target price779.33p
PE ratio 9.9074
Dividend yield 0.2p (26.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 12.8p
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7 funds
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Is it a good time to buy John Menzies stock?

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John Menzies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 262.5p

1 week (2021-01-11) 11.94%
1 month (2020-12-18) 262.5
3 months (2020-10-19) 120.96%
6 months (2020-07-17) 110.67%
1 year (2020-01-17) -44.74%
2 years (2019-01-18) -52.45%
3 years (2018-01-18) -62.77%
5 years (2016-01-18) -34.42%

Is John Menzies under- or over-valued?

Valuing John Menzies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of John Menzies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

John Menzies's P/E ratio

John Menzies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, John Menzies shares trade at around 10x 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.

John Menzies's EBITDA

John Menzies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £17 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a John Menzies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

John Menzies financials

Revenue TTM £1.1 billion
Gross profit TTM £1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM -1.24%
Return on equity TTM -194.3%
Profit margin -6.75%
Book value 1.038p
Market capitalisation £214.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

John Menzies share dividends

We're not expecting John Menzies to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have John Menzies's shares ever split?

John Menzies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 June 1984. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your John Menzies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for John Menzies shares which in turn could have impacted John Menzies's share price.

John Menzies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, John Menzies's shares have ranged in value from as little as 66.9p up to 482p. 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 John Menzies's is 2.8589. This would suggest that John Menzies's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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John Menzies overview

John Menzies plc provides aviation services in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and internationally. The company offers ground and cargo handling; into-plane fueling services and fuel farm management to airlines, airports, oil companies, and other partners; executive services, which includes lounge provision and meet-and-greet services for executive and VIP air travel; and offline services for airline customers, as well as cargo forwarding services. John Menzies plc was founded in 1833 and is based in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.

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