How to buy NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) shares

Learn how to easily invest in NextEnergy Solar Fund shares.

NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited
LSE: NESF - GBX
ASSET MANAGEMENT
p100.60
0.00%

NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited (NESF) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. It opened the day at 99.88p after a previous close of 99.8p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 99.3121p to a high of 99.9p. The latest price was 99.4p (25 minute delay). NextEnergy Solar Fund is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in NextEnergy Solar Fund

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: NESF in this case.
  5. Research NextEnergy Solar Fund shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your NextEnergy Solar Fund shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted NextEnergy Solar Fund's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, NextEnergy Solar Fund's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 100.6p, which is 13.65% down on its pre-crash value of 116.5p and 15.63% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 87p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of NextEnergy Solar Fund shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £739.50 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 £845.38.

NextEnergy Solar Fund share price (LSE:NESF)

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NextEnergy Solar Fund shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-16.
Open99.88p
High99.9p
Low99.3121p
Close99.4p
Previous close99.8p
Change-0.4p
Change %-0.4008%
Volume97,768
Information last updated 2021-10-16.
52-week range96.4833p - 108.9447p
50-day moving average99.3444p
200-day moving average100.1083p
Wall St. target price116p
PE ratio15.9683
Dividend yield7p (6.96%)
Earnings per share (TTM)6.3p
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Fees for buying 200x NextEnergy Solar Fund shares with popular platforms

Share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

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Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£198.80 total
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£198.80 total
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£198.80 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.78
£200.58 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£210.75 total
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£206.79 total
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£208.30 total
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Is it a good time to buy NextEnergy Solar Fund stock?

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NextEnergy Solar Fund price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 99.4p

1 week (2021-10-07) -0.20%
1 month (2021-09-17) -0.60%
3 months (2021-07-16) -1.78%
6 months (2021-04-16) -1.39%
1 year (2020-10-16) -7.10%
2 years (2019-10-17) -17.85%
3 years (2018-10-17) -9.64%
5 years (2016-10-17) -7.10%

Is NextEnergy Solar Fund under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

P/E ratio

NextEnergy Solar Fund'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, NextEnergy Solar Fund 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, NextEnergy Solar Fund's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the asset management industry or those of similar companies.

EBITDA

NextEnergy Solar Fund's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £49.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a NextEnergy Solar Fund's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

Financials

Revenue TTM £56.6 million
Operating margin TTM 88.08%
Gross profit TTM £56.6 million
Return on assets TTM 3.88%
Return on equity TTM 6.94%
Profit margin 71.1%
Book value 0.989p
Market capitalisation £591.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

NextEnergy Solar Fund share dividends

7.0%

Dividend yield: 6.96% of stock value

7.1%

Forward annual dividend yield: 7.12% of stock value

1.2%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.18% of net profits

NextEnergy Solar Fund has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 6.96% of its share value annually.

NextEnergy Solar Fund has paid out, on average, around 1.18% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.12% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 7.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In NextEnergy Solar Fund's case, that would currently equate to about 7p per share.

While NextEnergy Solar Fund's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

NextEnergy Solar Fund's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NextEnergy Solar Fund's shares have ranged in value from as little as 96.4833p up to 108.9447p. 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 NextEnergy Solar Fund's is 0.2549. This would suggest that NextEnergy Solar Fund's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

To put NextEnergy Solar Fund's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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