Reach plc (RCH) is a leading publishing business based in the UK. It opened the day at 140.2p after a previous close of 145p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 135.6p to a high of 149.8p. The latest price was 139.2p (25 minute delay). Reach is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 4,573 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Reach's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 79.6p, which is 52.43% down on its pre-crash value of 167.33p (accounting for the 23 October 2020 split) and 0.68% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 79.06p (accounting for the 23 October 2020 split).
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Reach shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £661.11 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 £576.81.
|52-week range||46.6446p - 178.8p|
|50-day moving average||143.4294p|
|200-day moving average||88.6835p|
|Wall St. target price||131.4p|
|Dividend yield||0.07p (8.08%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||14.3p|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||-31.93%|
|1 month (2020-12-16)||5.45%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||82.48%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||95.49%|
|1 year (2020-01-16)||3.09%|
|2 years (2019-01-16)||150.27%|
|3 years (2018-01-16)||90.99%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||-13.60%|
Valuing Reach stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Reach's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Reach's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Reach shares trade at around 10x 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.
Reach's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £144.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Reach's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£640.7 million|
|Operating margin TTM||18.87%|
|Gross profit TTM||£331.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.45%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.3%|
|Market capitalisation||£436.9 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 4453.33% of net profits
Recently Reach has paid out, on average, around 4453.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Reach shareholders could enjoy a 8.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Reach's case, that would currently equate to about 0.07p per share.
Reach'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 7 May 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Reach's shares were split on a 24:23 basis on 23 October 2020. So if you had owned 23 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 24 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Reach shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Reach shares which in turn could have impacted Reach's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Reach's shares have ranged in value from as little as 46.6446p up to 178.8p. 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 Reach's is 0.2351. This would suggest that Reach's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Reach plc produces and distributes content through newspapers, magazines, and digital platforms in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Continental Europe, and internationally. The company produces and distributes content through paid-for and free national and regional newspapers and magazines, as well as through multi-platform digital sites; holds events and exhibitions related to publishing activities; and provides contract publishing for football clubs and other sport-related organizations. Its portfolio includes brands, such as the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, Sunday People, Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star, Daily Star Sunday, Daily Record, and Sunday Mail; and paid for celebrity magazines, such as OK! and New. The company also offers newspaper contract printing services to third parties. In addition, it is involved in the digital classified recruitment business. The company was formerly known as Trinity Mirror plc and changed its name to Reach plc in May 2018. Reach plc was founded in 1904 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
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