Numis Corporation Plc is a capital markets business based in the UK. Numis shares (NUM.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Numis employs 292 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £154.7 million.
|Latest market close||N/Ap|
|52-week range||158.6599p - 352.4403p|
|50-day moving average||333.3382p|
|200-day moving average||309.3134p|
|Wall St. target price||34p|
|Dividend yield||0.12p (3.69%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||26.7p|
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Valuing Numis stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Numis's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Numis's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Numis shares trade at around 13x 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||£154.7 million|
|Operating margin TTM||24.33%|
|Gross profit TTM||£154.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||7.34%|
|Return on equity TTM||21.2%|
|Market capitalisation||£352.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 4444.44% of net profits
Recently Numis has paid out, on average, around 4444.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Numis shareholders could enjoy a 3.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Numis's case, that would currently equate to about 0.12p per share.
Numis'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 17 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Numis's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 14 February 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Numis shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Numis shares which in turn could have impacted Numis's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Numis's shares have ranged in value from as little as 158.6599p up to 352.4403p. 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 Numis's is 1.0705. This would suggest that Numis'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).
Numis Corporation Plc, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of investment banking and corporate advisory services in the United Kingdom and the United States. The company offers research services with investment perspective; stockbroking services to the United Kingdom, European, the United States, and International investment funds; and research, sales, trading, and corporate broking/finance services focusing on quoted equity, private equity, infrastructure, property, debt, and other alternative assets for a range of institutional investors, family offices, and private client wealth managers. It also provides corporate finance services comprising advice and transaction execution in relation to mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, secondary equity issuance, convertible securities, and bonds for corporate and private equity clients; corporate broking services; suite of services enabling companies to gain access to an international investor base; market intelligence and advice; and arrangement of sector conferences and events, as well as capital markets days and bespoke reverse roadshows for investors. In addition, the company offers private client fund management services in the areas of advice, investor targeting and corporate access, perception audits, retail and intermediary offers, primary and secondary market transactions, sales, trading and origination, retail bonds, and investment companies; The Numis Smaller Companies Index; and asset management services. Numis Corporation Plc was founded in 1989 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
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