OSB Group Plc (OSB) is a leading mortgage finance business based in the UK. It opened the day at 411p after a previous close of 409.8p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 404.4p to a high of 420.2p. The latest price was 417.2p (25 minute delay). OSB Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,828 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, OSB Group's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 290.6p, which is 33.35% down on its pre-crash value of 436p and 87.12% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 155.3p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of OSB Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £455.58 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 £679.28.
|52-week range||148.6153p - 451.728p|
|50-day moving average||396.0823p|
|200-day moving average||307.0028p|
|Wall St. target price||492.29p|
|Dividend yield||0.16p (8.47%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||40.6p|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||-5.57%|
|1 month (2020-12-17)||1.81%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||43.57%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||55.09%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||1.11%|
|2 years (2019-01-17)||11.61%|
|3 years (2018-01-17)||4.51%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||34.58%|
Valuing OSB Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of OSB Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
OSB 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 11x. In other words, OSB Group shares trade at around 11x 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||£381.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||62.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||£327.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.97%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.6%|
|Market capitalisation||£2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 2666.67% of net profits
Recently OSB Group has paid out, on average, around 2666.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.47% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), OSB Group shareholders could enjoy a 8.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In OSB Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.16p per share.
OSB 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 26 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, OSB Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 148.6153p up to 451.728p. 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 OSB Group's is 1.4558. This would suggest that OSB Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
OSB Group Plc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialist lending and retail savings company in the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands. It provides private rented sector related buy-to-let, commercial and semi-commercial mortgage, residential development finance, residential lending, secured funding, and asset finance services. The company also provides mortgage servicing, administration, and credit consultancy, as well as retail savings products; back office processing services; and retail savings products through its branches, as well as telephone, post, and Internet channels. It serves specialist brokers, independent financial advisers, limited companies, individuals, non-bank finance companies, small corporates, non-bank lenders, and professional and non-professional landlords. The company was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Chatham, the United Kingdom.
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