Mercia Asset Management PLC is an asset management business based in the UK. Mercia Asset Management shares (MERC.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Mercia Asset Management employs 110 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £15.6 million.
|Latest market close||N/Ap|
|52-week range||13.2994p - 27.4989p|
|50-day moving average||24.7849p|
|200-day moving average||21.4087p|
|Wall St. target price||53p|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0.8%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||0.9p|
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Valuing Mercia Asset Management stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Mercia Asset Management's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Mercia Asset Management's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, Mercia Asset Management shares trade at around 29x 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.
Mercia Asset Management's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £1.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Mercia Asset Management's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£15.6 million|
|Gross profit TTM||£12.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.17%|
|Return on equity TTM||-8.12%|
|Market capitalisation||£107.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
We're not expecting Mercia Asset Management 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, Mercia Asset Management's shares have ranged in value from as little as 13.2994p up to 27.4989p. 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 Mercia Asset Management's is 1.2441. This would suggest that Mercia Asset Management'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).
Mercia Asset Management PLC is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in incubation, seed EIS, early stage, emerging growth, mid venture, late stage and growth capital investments. It invests in technology focusing on sectors such as digital entertainment, consumer services, media, retailing, energy, healthcare, industrials, materials, real estate, telecommunication services, gaming, internet, software, electronics and hardware, advanced materials, transportation, biosciences, engineering and specialist manufacturing, and life sciences. The firm invests in Midlands, North of the United Kingdom, the North of England, and Scotland. It typically invest between £1 million ($1.25 million) and £10 million ($12.52 million). The firm also makes equity investments in companies either directly or via its funds under management and can also provide investments in form of debt or convertible securities. It prefers to take majority or minority stake in its portfolio companies. It seeks board position in its portfolio companies. Mercia Asset Management PLC was founded in April, 2014 and is based in Henley-in-Arden, United Kingdom with additional offices across United Kingdom.
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