Morses Club PLC is a credit services business based in the UK. Morses Club shares (MCL.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Morses Club employs 613 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £114.4 million.
|Latest market close||N/Ap|
|52-week range||14.7508p - 129.8074p|
|50-day moving average||50.2191p|
|200-day moving average||47.4917p|
|Wall St. target price||171.4p|
|Dividend yield||0.02p (3.55%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||3.6p|
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Valuing Morses Club stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Morses Club's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Morses Club'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, Morses Club 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.
|Revenue TTM||£114.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||38.61%|
|Gross profit TTM||£102.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.57%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.6%|
|Market capitalisation||£74.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 72.42% of net profits
Recently Morses Club has paid out, on average, around 72.42% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Morses Club shareholders could enjoy a 3.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Morses Club's case, that would currently equate to about 0.02p per share.
Morses Club'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 11 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Morses Club's shares have ranged in value from as little as 14.7508p up to 129.8074p. 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 Morses Club's is 2.1559. This would suggest that Morses Club's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Morses Club PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides home collected credit services in the United Kingdom. It offers online lending and e-money current account services. The company offers consumer credit through a network of 85 branches and approximately 1,695 self-employed agents, as well as online channels. Morses Club PLC was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Batley, the United Kingdom.
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