Primary Health Properties PLC (PHP) is a leading reit-healthcare facilities business based in the UK. Primary Health Properties is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||116.5079p - 163.4404p|
|50-day moving average||149.3758p|
|200-day moving average||149.0383p|
|Wall St. target price||125.21p|
|Dividend yield||0.06p (4.18%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||6.1p|
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Valuing Primary Health Properties stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Primary Health Properties's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Primary Health Properties's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Primary Health Properties shares trade at around 24x 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.
|Revenue TTM||£132.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||85.63%|
|Gross profit TTM||£115.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.86%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.32%|
|Market capitalisation||£2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 8500% of net profits
Recently Primary Health Properties has paid out, on average, around 8500% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.18% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Primary Health Properties shareholders could enjoy a 4.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Primary Health Properties's case, that would currently equate to about 0.06p per share.
Primary Health Properties'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 14 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Primary Health Properties's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 12 November 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Primary Health Properties shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Primary Health Properties shares which in turn could have impacted Primary Health Properties's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Primary Health Properties's shares have ranged in value from as little as 116.5079p up to 163.4404p. 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 Primary Health Properties's is 0.0107. This would suggest that Primary Health Properties's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Primary Health Properties (PHP) is the leading investor in modern healthcare properties in the UK & Ireland. PHP is a UK based Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) with a clear objective to create progressive returns to shareholders through a combination of earnings growth and capital appreciation. PHP achieve this by investing in healthcare real estate let on long-term leases, backed by a secure underlying covenant funded mostly by government bodies. The Group's portfolio comprises over 480 primary healthcare facilities, both completed and committed, the majority of which are GP surgeries, with other properties let to NHS organisations, pharmacies and dentists.
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