Polypipe Group plc (PLP) is a leading building products & equipment business based in the UK. Polypipe Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 3,139 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||370.6382p - 613p|
|50-day moving average||546.8236p|
|200-day moving average||471.7148p|
|Wall St. target price||459p|
|Dividend yield||0.12p (2.49%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||12.3p|
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Valuing Polypipe Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Polypipe Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Polypipe 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 43x. In other words, Polypipe Group shares trade at around 43x 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.
Polypipe Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £65.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Polypipe Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£397.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||10.43%|
|Gross profit TTM||£192.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.35%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.15%|
|Market capitalisation||£1.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 6230.77% of net profits
Recently Polypipe Group has paid out, on average, around 6230.77% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Polypipe Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Polypipe Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.12p per share.
Polypipe 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 23 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Polypipe Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 370.6382p up to 613p. 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 Polypipe Group's is 0.7763. This would suggest that Polypipe Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Polypipe Group plc manufactures and sells plastic piping, and water and climate management systems in the United Kingdom, other European countries, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Residential Systems, and Commercial and Infrastructure Systems. It offers above and below ground drainage, and rainwater drainage systems; plumbing tools and accessories, plastic plumbing fittings, and plumbing and heating pipes; underfloor heating products; and ventilation systems. The company also provides water and gas supply systems, such as water supply, pre-insulated pipe, polypropylene, clamp saddle, PVCu pressure, and ABS pressure pipe systems, as well as accessories. In addition, it offers water management solution, such as rainwater harvesting, geo-cellular system, terrain controlled flow rainwater outlet systems, large diameter pipe systems, chambers, flow controllers, penstocks and valves, manholes, surface water treatment devices, and rain water re-use solutions. Further, the company provides terrain and surface water drainage systems; sewer systems; and cable protection products. It offers its products for use in the residential, commercial, civil, infrastructure, and public non-housing sectors. Polypipe Group plc was founded in 1980 and is based in Doncaster, the United Kingdom.
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