Oxford Metrics plc is a software-application business based in the UK. Oxford Metrics shares (OMG.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 100p – an increase of 10.5% over the previous week. Oxford Metrics employs 215 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £30.3 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Oxford Metrics's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 100p, which is 20.32% down on its pre-crash value of 125.5p and 38.50% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 72.2p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Oxford Metrics shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £726.87 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 £881.06.
|Latest market close||100p|
|52-week range||68.74p - 125.1068p|
|50-day moving average||89.98p|
|200-day moving average||82.7352p|
|Dividend yield||0.02p (1.98%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||1.3p|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||3.24%|
|1 month (2020-12-17)||5.52%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||19.38%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||29.05%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||-14.73%|
|2 years (2019-01-17)||28.19%|
|3 years (2018-01-17)||54.03%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||123.13%|
Valuing Oxford Metrics stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Oxford Metrics's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Oxford Metrics's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 70x. In other words, Oxford Metrics shares trade at around 70x 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 Metrics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £2.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Oxford Metrics's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£30.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||5.59%|
|Gross profit TTM||£20.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.36%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.18%|
|Market capitalisation||£115 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 142.86% of net profits
Recently Oxford Metrics has paid out, on average, around 142.86% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.98% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Oxford Metrics shareholders could enjoy a 1.98% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Oxford Metrics's case, that would currently equate to about 0.02p per share.
Oxford Metrics'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 10 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Oxford Metrics's shares have ranged in value from as little as 68.74p up to 125.1068p. 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 Metrics's is 0.9473. This would suggest that Oxford Metrics's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Oxford Metrics plc provides software for infrastructure asset management and motion measurement. It operates through Vicon Group and Yotta Group segments. The Vicon Group segment engages in the development, production, and sale of computer software and equipment for the engineering, entertainment, and life science markets. The Yotta Group segment offers software and services for the management of infrastructure assets for the government agencies, local government, and infrastructure contractors. The company also provides sales, marketing, and customer support, as well as contract maintenance services. Oxford Metrics plc helps highway authorities to manage and maintain road networks; hospitals and clinicians to decide therapeutic strategies; and Hollywood studios to create visual effects. It serves customers in approximately 70 countries worldwide. The company was formerly known as OMG plc and changed its name to Oxford Metrics plc in March 2017. Oxford Metrics plc was founded in 1984 and is based in Yarnton, the United Kingdom.
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