PayPoint plc (PAY) is a leading information technology services business based in the UK. PayPoint is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 694 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||375.0369p - 1002.7305p|
|50-day moving average||629.7059p|
|200-day moving average||595.8239p|
|Wall St. target price||1084.6p|
|Dividend yield||0.31p (4.76%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||61.6p|
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Valuing PayPoint stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of PayPoint's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
PayPoint'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, PayPoint 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.
PayPoint's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.86. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into PayPoint's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
PayPoint's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £64.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a PayPoint's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£204.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||26.17%|
|Gross profit TTM||£103.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||15.21%|
|Return on equity TTM||97.54%|
|Market capitalisation||£446.9 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 5473.68% of net profits
Recently PayPoint has paid out, on average, around 5473.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PayPoint shareholders could enjoy a 4.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PayPoint's case, that would currently equate to about 0.31p per share.
PayPoint'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 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, PayPoint's shares have ranged in value from as little as 375.0369p up to 1002.7305p. 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 PayPoint's is 1.3253. This would suggest that PayPoint's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
PayPoint plc provides specialist consumer payment, transaction processing, settlement, and other services and products in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Romania. It offers bill and general services, such as prepaid energy, bills, and cash out services; top-ups, including mobiles phones, eMoney vouchers, prepaid debit cards, and lottery tickets; and retail services comprising ATM, card payments, parcels, money transfer, SIMs, EPoS, and receipt advertising. The company also provides MultiPay, a payment solution; and PayPoint One retail terminal. It serves consumers, convenience retailers, and business and public sectors. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Welwyn Garden City, the United Kingdom.
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