NCC Group plc (NCC) is a leading software-application business based in the UK. It opened the day at 267p after a previous close of 253p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 253.175p to a high of 275p. The latest price was 268.5p (25 minute delay). NCC Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,800 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, NCC Group's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 195p, which is 15.40% down on its pre-crash value of 230.5p and 55.50% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 125.4p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of NCC Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £627.03 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 £878.38.
|52-week range||123.2415p - 275p|
|50-day moving average||221.2559p|
|200-day moving average||190.0486p|
|Wall St. target price||245.17p|
|Dividend yield||0.05p (1.79%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||4.2p|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||2.48%|
|1 month (2020-12-17)||6.13%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||37.69%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||52.73%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||26.06%|
|2 years (2019-01-17)||50.84%|
|3 years (2018-01-17)||29.09%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||-9.17%|
Valuing NCC Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of NCC Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
NCC 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 62x. In other words, NCC Group shares trade at around 62x 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.
NCC Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £34.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a NCC Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£263.7 million|
|Operating margin TTM||7.66%|
|Gross profit TTM||£104.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.19%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.51%|
|Market capitalisation||£729.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 110.71% of net profits
Recently NCC Group has paid out, on average, around 110.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.79% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), NCC Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In NCC Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.05p per share.
NCC 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 8 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
NCC Group's shares were split on a 6:1 basis on 19 December 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 6 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your NCC Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 83.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for NCC Group shares which in turn could have impacted NCC Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, NCC Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 123.2415p up to 275p. 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 NCC Group's is 0.6031. This would suggest that NCC Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
NCC Group plc provides cyber security and risk mitigation services in the United Kingdom, North America, rest of Europe, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Assurance and Software Resilience. The company provides cyber security services, such as penetration testing and security assessments, managed detection and response, vulnerability scanning, compliance and accreditations, risk management, products and cloud services, technology solutions, threat intelligence, specialist practices, and training. It also offers software resilience services that include escrow agreements, software escrow verification, secure verification, software as a service access and replicate, and software risk assessment solutions, as well as operates online cyber store. The company serves customers in transport industries that includes automotive, maritime, aerospace, and rail; and oil and gas, Internet of Thing, finance, small business, and retail sectors. NCC Group plc was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Manchester, the United Kingdom.
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