Oxford Instruments plc (OXIG) is a leading semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the UK. Oxford Instruments is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,585 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||724p - 2175p|
|50-day moving average||1970.0294p|
|200-day moving average||1684.6267p|
|Wall St. target price||1109.38p|
|Dividend yield||0.04p (0.21%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||61.2p|
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Valuing Oxford Instruments stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Oxford Instruments's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Oxford Instruments's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Oxford Instruments shares trade at around 31x 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.
Oxford Instruments's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £50 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Oxford Instruments's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£300.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||12.73%|
|Gross profit TTM||£158.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.95%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.5%|
|Market capitalisation||£1.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 694.92% of net profits
Recently Oxford Instruments has paid out, on average, around 694.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.21% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Oxford Instruments shareholders could enjoy a 0.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Oxford Instruments's case, that would currently equate to about 0.04p per share.
Oxford Instruments'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 4 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Oxford Instruments's shares have ranged in value from as little as 724p up to 2175p. 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 Oxford Instruments's is 0.8166. This would suggest that Oxford Instruments's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Oxford Instruments plc, through its subsidiaries, researches, develops, manufactures, rents, sells, and services tools and systems in the United Kingdom, China, Japan, the United States, Germany, rest of Europe, rest of Asia, and internationally. It operates through Materials and Characterisation, Research and Discovery, and Service and Healthcare segments. The company offers atomic force microscopy products; tools for use in research and development across a range of applications, including semiconductors, renewable energy, mining, metallurgy, and forensics; etch and deposition processing equipment and solutions for use power and RF devices, VCSELs/lasers, 2D materials, augmented reality, biomems, failure analysis, HBLEDs, infrared sensors, MEMS and sensors, and quantum; and low temperature systems comprising wet systems, magnet systems, instrumentation products, and custom and specialty systems. It also provides optical imaging products; and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) instruments, including NMR spectrometers, QC/QA analyzers, and rock core analyzers for use in applications, such as agriculture and food, automotive and aviation, building and construction, chemicals, environment, illicit drugs testing, mining and minerals, pharma, polymers, rock core analysis, textiles, and education. In addition, the offers MRI and CT serving products; scientific cameras spectroscopy solutions, microscopy systems, and software for applications comprising astronomy, bio imaging and life science, energy generation and storage, forensics and environment, photonics, quantum technology, semiconductors, microelectronics, and data storage; and manufacture of x-ray tubes, power supplies, and integrated x-ray sources for analytical, medical imaging, food quality and packaging inspection, and industrial NDT markets. Oxford Instruments plc was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Abingdon, the United Kingdom.
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