Porvair plc (PRV) is a leading pollution & treatment controls business based in the UK. Porvair is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 933 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||367.0108p - 790.039p|
|50-day moving average||543.9706p|
|200-day moving average||531.4859p|
|Wall St. target price||532.5p|
|Dividend yield||0.05p (0.89%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||24.3p|
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Valuing Porvair stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Porvair's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Porvair's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Porvair shares trade at around 23x 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.
Porvair's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £19.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Porvair's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£146.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||10.92%|
|Gross profit TTM||£47.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.13%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.54%|
|Market capitalisation||£262.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 20.16% of net profits
Recently Porvair has paid out, on average, around 20.16% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Porvair shareholders could enjoy a 0.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Porvair's case, that would currently equate to about 0.05p per share.
While Porvair's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Porvair is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 July 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Porvair's shares have ranged in value from as little as 367.0108p up to 790.039p. 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 Porvair's is 0.9612. This would suggest that Porvair's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Porvair plc, a filtration and environmental technology company, designs, develops, and sells specialist filtration and separation equipment. It operates in three segments: Aerospace & Industrial, Laboratory, and Metal Melt Quality. The Aerospace & Industrial segment designs and manufactures a range of specialist filtration equipment for applications in aerospace, energy, and industrial applications. The Laboratory segment designs and manufactures instruments and consumables for use in environmental and bioscience laboratories with a focus on water analysis instruments and sample preparation equipment. This segment also produces a range of laboratory microplates, tubing, and associated consumables for use in sample preparation and chromatography applications; and water analysis equipment. The Metal Melt Quality segment designs and manufactures porous ceramic filters for the filtration of molten metals. It provides patent protected filters for the aluminum cast house industry; and the filtration of gray and ductile iron, as well as filtration of super alloy filters used in the manufacture of turbine blades. The company is also involved in trading activities. It operates in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, the United States, South America, Asia, and Africa, as well as other NAFTA countries. The company was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in King's Lynn, the United Kingdom.
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