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Pets at Home Group Plc (PETS) is a leading specialty retail business based in the UK. It opened the day at 403.4p after a previous close of 398p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 399p to a high of 411.6p. The latest price was 405.6p (25 minute delay). Pets at Home Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 9,561 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Pets at Home Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Pets at Home Group's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 407.8p, which is 25.21% up on its pre-crash value of 305p and 133.16% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 174.9p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Pets at Home Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £856.94 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 £1,429.87.

Pets at Home Group share price

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Pets at Home Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Open403.4p
High411.6p
Low399p
Close405.6p
Previous close398p
Change 7.6p
Change % 1.91%
Volume 2,112,158
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range170.1527p - 438.9199p
50-day moving average 395.5765p
200-day moving average 328.0775p
Wall St. target price134.13p
PE ratio 28.8732
Dividend yield 0.07p (1.83%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 14.2p
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Is it a good time to buy Pets at Home Group stock?

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Pets at Home Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 405.6p

1 week (2021-01-08) -6.76%
1 month (2020-12-17) 1.91%
3 months (2020-10-16) -0.54%
6 months (2020-07-17) 76.35%
1 year (2020-01-17) 42.92%
2 years (2019-01-17) 237.16%
3 years (2018-01-17) 129.41%
5 years (2016-01-15) 65.69%

Is Pets at Home Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Pets at Home Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Pets at Home Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Pets at Home Group's P/E ratio

Pets at Home 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 29x. In other words, Pets at Home Group shares trade at around 29x 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.

Pets at Home Group's PEG ratio

Pets at Home Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.63. 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 Pets at Home Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Pets at Home Group's EBITDA

Pets at Home Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £136 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Pets at Home Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Pets at Home Group financials

Revenue TTM £1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.9%
Gross profit TTM £518.8 million
Return on assets TTM 3.74%
Return on equity TTM 7.9%
Profit margin 6.7%
Book value 1.881p
Market capitalisation £2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Pets at Home Group share dividends

53%

Dividend payout ratio: 52.82% of net profits

Recently Pets at Home Group has paid out, on average, around 52.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.83% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Pets at Home Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.83% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Pets at Home Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.07p per share.

Pets at Home 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 3 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Pets at Home Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pets at Home Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 170.1527p up to 438.9199p. 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 Pets at Home Group's is 0.246. This would suggest that Pets at Home Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Pets at Home Group overview

Pets at Home Group Plc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialist retailer of pet food, pet related products, and pet accessories in the United Kingdom. The company offers a range of diets for dogs, cats, small mammals, fish, reptiles, and birds. It also provides pet accessories, including collars, leads and harnesses, bedding, housing, feeding, health and hygiene, travel, training, and enrichment products for dogs, cats, small mammals, fish, birds, and reptiles. In addition, the company offers pet insurance; and grooming services, such as grooming, baths, microchipping, and nail clipping services. Further, it offers veterinary services under the Vets4Pets names; and operates pet grooming salons under the Groom Room and Barkers names, as well as water test, first opinion veterinary practice, veterinary surgery, and specialist referral veterinary center services. The company provides its products and services through 448 superstores, 461 practices, 4 veterinary specialist referral centers, and 309 grooming salons. It also provides products and services through its Website. Pets at Home Group Plc was founded in 1991 and is based in Handforth, the United Kingdom.

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