Premier Foods plc (PFD) is a leading packaged foods business based in the UK. Premier Foods is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 4,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||17.86p - 114.31p|
|50-day moving average||99.9147p|
|200-day moving average||91.8458p|
|Wall St. target price||48p|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||9p|
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Valuing Premier Foods stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Premier Foods's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Premier Foods'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, Premier Foods 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.
However, Premier Foods's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the packaged foods industry or those of similar companies.
Premier Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £145.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Premier Foods's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Premier Foods's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£901.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||12.07%|
|Gross profit TTM||£297.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.83%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.82%|
|Market capitalisation||£826.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
We're not expecting Premier Foods to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
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Premier Foods's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 4 May 2012. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Premier Foods shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Premier Foods shares which in turn could have impacted Premier Foods's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Premier Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as 17.86p up to 114.31p. 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 Premier Foods's is 1.7089. This would suggest that Premier Foods's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
To put Premier Foods's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Premier Foods plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes branded and own label food products in the United Kingdom, other European countries, and internationally. It operates through Grocery, Sweet Treats, International, and Knighton segments. The company offers a portfolio of product categories, including flavorings and seasonings under the Bisto, OXO, and Paxo brands; cooking sauces and accompaniments under the Sharwood's, Loyd Grossman, and Homepride brands; and quick meals, snacks, and soups under the Batchelors and Smash brands. Its products portfolio also comprises ambient desserts under the Ambrosia, Bird's, Angel Delight, Mr Kipling, and Cadbury brands; and ambient cakes under the Mr Kipling, Cadbury, and Lyons brands. The company offers its products through supermarkets, discounters, convenience stores, and wholesale and food service facilities, as well as through online channels. Premier Foods plc was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in St Albans, the United Kingdom.
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