Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC (MRW) is a leading grocery stores business based in the UK. It opened the day at 178.7p after a previous close of 178.7p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 174.3p to a high of 178.7586p. The latest price was 174.55p (25 minute delay). Wm Morrison Supermarkets is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 98,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Wm Morrison Supermarkets's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 172.9p, which is 7.02% down on its pre-crash value of 185.95p and 9.74% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 157.55p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Wm Morrison Supermarkets shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £970.35 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 £958.16.
|52-week range||148.3816p - 193.6007p|
|50-day moving average||177.9147p|
|200-day moving average||181.5063p|
|Wall St. target price||251.79p|
|Dividend yield||0.07p (3.9%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||10.9p|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||-4.41%|
|1 month (2020-12-16)||-4.70%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||0.95%|
|6 months (2020-07-16)||-5.01%|
|1 year (2020-01-15)||-8.37%|
|2 years (2019-01-15)||-20.60%|
|3 years (2018-01-15)||-23.71%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||7.15%|
Valuing Wm Morrison Supermarkets stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Wm Morrison Supermarkets's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Wm Morrison Supermarkets's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Wm Morrison Supermarkets shares trade at around 16x 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.
However, Wm Morrison Supermarkets's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the grocery stores industry or those of similar companies.
Wm Morrison Supermarkets's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.5248. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Wm Morrison Supermarkets's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
However, it's sensible to consider Wm Morrison Supermarkets's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Wm Morrison Supermarkets's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £952 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Wm Morrison Supermarkets's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Wm Morrison Supermarkets's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£17.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||2.76%|
|Gross profit TTM||£681 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.81%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.96%|
|Market capitalisation||£4.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 Wm Morrison Supermarkets.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 24.38
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Wm Morrison Supermarkets's overall score of 24.38 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 27th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Wm Morrison Supermarkets 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.).
To gain some more context, you can compare Wm Morrison Supermarkets's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
Environmental score: 13.51/100
Wm Morrison Supermarkets's environmental score of 13.51 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Wm Morrison Supermarkets is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 13.86/100
Wm Morrison Supermarkets's social score of 13.86 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Wm Morrison Supermarkets is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 13.01/100
Wm Morrison Supermarkets's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Wm Morrison Supermarkets is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Wm Morrison Supermarkets scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Wm Morrison Supermarkets has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
|Total ESG score||24.38|
|Total ESG percentile||27.44|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 9890.91% of net profits
Recently Wm Morrison Supermarkets has paid out, on average, around 9890.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.9% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Wm Morrison Supermarkets shareholders could enjoy a 3.9% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Wm Morrison Supermarkets's case, that would currently equate to about 0.07p per share.
Wm Morrison Supermarkets'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 24 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Wm Morrison Supermarkets's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
Wm Morrison Supermarkets's shares were split on 24 May 1999.
Over the last 12 months, Wm Morrison Supermarkets's shares have ranged in value from as little as 148.3816p up to 193.6007p. 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 Wm Morrison Supermarkets's is 0.353. This would suggest that Wm Morrison Supermarkets's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
To put Wm Morrison Supermarkets's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC operates retail supermarket stores under the Morrisons brand name in the United Kingdom. The company engages in the in-store and online grocery retailing activities. It also supplies eggs; manufactures and distributes fresh food, and morning goods and bread; prepares and supplies seafood; processes fresh meat; invests in, develops, and maintains properties; and offers insurance, leasing, technical testing and analysis, and property partnership services, as well as holds pharmaceutical license. The company operates through 492 supermarkets, 50 daily convenience stores, and 335 petrol filling stations. Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Bradford, the United Kingdom.
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