How to buy Polymetal International (POLY) shares

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Polymetal International plc
- p19.00 ( - 1.41%)

Polymetal International plc (POLY) is a leading other precious metals and mining business based in the UK. It opened the day at 1591p after a previous close of 1586p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1567p to a high of 1594.5p. The latest price was 1585.5p (25 minute delay). Polymetal International is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 13,062 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Polymetal International

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  4. Search the platform for stock code: POLY in this case.
  5. Research Polymetal International shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Polymetal International shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Polymetal International's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Polymetal International's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 1330p, which is 1.04% down on its pre-crash value of 1344p and 34.32% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 990.2p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Polymetal International shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £900.11 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 £1,058.02.

Polymetal International share price (LSE:POLY)

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Polymetal International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close1586p
Change %-0.0315%
Information last updated 2021-10-16.
52-week range1222p - 1948.2838p
50-day moving average1341.5695p
200-day moving average1514.8567p
Wall St. target price18.37p
PE ratio7.7416
Dividend yield134p (9.93%)
Earnings per share (TTM)171.8p
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Is it a good time to buy Polymetal International stock?

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Polymetal International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 1585.5p

1 week (2021-10-07) 24.35%
1 month (2021-09-17) 20.25%
3 months (2021-07-17) 1585.5
6 months (2021-04-16) 1.83%
1 year (2020-10-16) -10.42%
2 years (2019-10-17) 35.69%
3 years (2018-10-17) 118.51%
5 years (2016-10-17) 86.53%

Is Polymetal International under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

Polymetal International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Polymetal International shares trade at around 8x 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.


Polymetal International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £1.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Polymetal International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.


Revenue TTM £3 billion
Operating margin TTM 50.97%
Gross profit TTM £1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 20.76%
Return on equity TTM 61.38%
Profit margin 37.58%
Book value 4.27p
Market capitalisation £6.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Polymetal International.

Total ESG risk score

Polymetal International's total ESG risk: 26.8

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Polymetal International's overall score of 26.8 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 27th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Polymetal International is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Environmental score

Polymetal International's environmental score: 13.94/100

Polymetal International's environmental score of 13.94 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Polymetal International is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Polymetal International's social score: 11.78/100

Polymetal International's social score of 11.78 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Polymetal International is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Polymetal International's governance score: 8.58/100

Polymetal International's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Polymetal International is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Polymetal International's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Polymetal International scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Polymetal International has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Polymetal International plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 26.8
Total ESG percentile 27.14
Environmental score 13.94
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 11.78
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 8.58
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Polymetal International share dividends


Dividend yield: 9.93% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 7.21% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 55.18% of net profits

Polymetal International has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 9.93% of its share value annually.

Polymetal International has paid out, on average, around 55.18% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.21% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 7.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Polymetal International's case, that would currently equate to about 134p per share.

Polymetal International'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 9 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Polymetal International's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1222p up to 1948.2838p. 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 Polymetal International's is 0.1649. This would suggest that Polymetal International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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