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Micro Focus International plc (MCRO) is a leading software-infrastructure business based in the UK. It opened the day at 451.4p after a previous close of 449.3p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 433.5p to a high of 455.4762p. The latest price was 438.6p (25 minute delay). Micro Focus International is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 11,900 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Micro Focus International's share price?

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

Its last market close was 249.7p, which is 68.38% down on its pre-crash value of 789.7p and 16.54% down on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 291p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Micro Focus International shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £333.51 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 £253.12.

Micro Focus International share price

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Micro Focus International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Open451.4p
High455.4762p
Low433.5p
Close438.6p
Previous close449.3p
Change -10.7p
Change % -2.381%
Volume 2,188,436
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range205.8p - 1026.2846p
50-day moving average 376.9706p
200-day moving average 325.6916p
Wall St. target price19.13p
PE ratio 1.0296
Dividend yield 0.91p (14.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 388.5p
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£100
0.45%
£11.95
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Is it a good time to buy Micro Focus International stock?

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Micro Focus International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 438.6p

1 week (2021-01-08) 2.91%
1 month (2020-12-18) 438.6
3 months (2020-10-16) 75.65%
6 months (2020-07-17) 49.18%
1 year (2020-01-17) -61.25%
2 years (2019-01-17) nan%
3 years (2018-01-17) nan%
5 years (2016-01-15) nan%

Is Micro Focus International under- or over-valued?

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

Micro Focus International's P/E ratio

Micro Focus International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1x. In other words, Micro Focus International shares trade at around 1x 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.

Micro Focus International's EBITDA

Micro Focus International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Micro Focus International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Micro Focus International financials

Revenue TTM £3.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.68%
Gross profit TTM £2.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.91%
Return on equity TTM -16.27%
Profit margin -30.53%
Book value 14.988p
Market capitalisation £1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Micro Focus International's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Micro Focus International.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Micro Focus International's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.23

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Micro Focus International's overall score of 23.23 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 19th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Micro Focus International is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Micro Focus International's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.12/100

Micro Focus International's environmental score of 7.12 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Micro Focus International is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Micro Focus International's social score

Social score: 14.77/100

Micro Focus International's social score of 14.77 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Micro Focus International is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Micro Focus International's governance score

Governance score: 10.83/100

Micro Focus International's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Micro Focus International is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Micro Focus International's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Micro Focus International scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Micro Focus International has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Micro Focus International plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.23
Total ESG percentile 19.1
Environmental score 7.12
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 14.77
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 10.83
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 1

Micro Focus International share dividends

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

Have Micro Focus International's shares ever split?

Micro Focus International's shares were split on 30 April 2019. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Micro Focus International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new INF% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Micro Focus International shares which in turn could have impacted Micro Focus International's share price.

Micro Focus International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Micro Focus International's shares have ranged in value from as little as 205.8p up to 1026.2846p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MCRO.LSE volatility(beta: 2.32)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Micro Focus International's is 2.3199. This would suggest that Micro Focus International's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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Micro Focus International overview

Micro Focus International plc develops, sells, and supports software products and solutions to small and medium size enterprises. The company offers infrastructure software products that are managed on an investment portfolio. Its product portfolio includes application modernization and connectivity, application delivery management, and IT operations management, as well as security, information management, and Governance. Micro Focus International plc was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Newbury, the United Kingdom.

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