Motorpoint Group plc (MOTR) is a leading auto & truck dealerships business based in the UK. Motorpoint Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 754 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||170p - 321.3509p|
|50-day moving average||290.5454p|
|200-day moving average||278.961p|
|Wall St. target price||287.5p|
|Dividend yield||0.05p (2.3%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||17.2p|
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Valuing Motorpoint Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Motorpoint Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Motorpoint 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 17x. In other words, Motorpoint Group shares trade at around 17x 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.
Motorpoint Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £24.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Motorpoint Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£871.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||2.56%|
|Gross profit TTM||£78.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||8.16%|
|Return on equity TTM||68.72%|
|Market capitalisation||£268.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 1529.41% of net profits
Recently Motorpoint Group has paid out, on average, around 1529.41% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.3% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Motorpoint Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Motorpoint Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.05p per share.
Motorpoint 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 6 February 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Motorpoint Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 170p up to 321.3509p. 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 Motorpoint Group's is 1.1847. This would suggest that Motorpoint 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).
Motorpoint Group Plc operates as an independent vehicle retailer in the United Kingdom. It primarily sells nearly-new vehicles and vehicles from various brands, including Ford, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Nissan, Hyundai, Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. The company operates 13 retail sites across Great Britain. It also operates Auction4Cars.com, a business to business digital auction platform for selling part-exchange vehicles. In addition, the company sells motor related services comprising extended guarantees, paint protection, and gap insurance. Motorpoint Group Plc was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Derby, the United Kingdom.
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