Midwich Group Plc is an electronics & computer distribution business based in the UK. Midwich Group shares (MIDW.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 450p – the same closing value as a week prior. Midwich Group employs 1,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £673.4 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Midwich Group's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 450p, which is 22.95% down on its pre-crash value of 584p and 25.70% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 358p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Midwich Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £757.26 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 £873.77.
|Latest market close||450p|
|52-week range||305p - 585.5556p|
|50-day moving average||448.9118p|
|200-day moving average||395.6268p|
|Wall St. target price||679p|
|Dividend yield||0.22p (3.85%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||6.7p|
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|1 week (2021-01-11)||-0.97%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||-3.16%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||27.78%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||27.78%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||-11.20%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||-17.86%|
|3 years (2018-01-18)||-25.51%|
Valuing Midwich Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Midwich Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Midwich 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 72x. In other words, Midwich Group shares trade at around 72x 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.
Midwich Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £23.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Midwich Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£673.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||2.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||£113.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.91%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.55%|
|Market capitalisation||£427.5 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 1674.24% of net profits
Recently Midwich Group has paid out, on average, around 1674.24% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.85% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Midwich Group shareholders could enjoy a 3.85% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Midwich Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.22p per share.
Midwich Group'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 14 May 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Midwich Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 305p up to 585.5556p. 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 Midwich Group's is 1.2338. This would suggest that Midwich Group'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).
Midwich Group Plc distributes audio visual (AV) and document solutions to the trade markets in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Continental Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America. The company's products support various AV categories, such as displays, projectors, technical AV, broadcast, professional audio, lighting, and unified communications. It serves professional AV integrators and IT resellers in corporate, education, retail, residential, and hospitality sectors. The company was formerly known as Jade 320 Limited and changed its name to Midwich Group Plc in April 2016. Midwich Group Plc was founded in 1976 and is based in Diss, the United Kingdom.
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