How to buy Reckitt Benckiser Group (RKT) shares

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Reckitt Benckiser Group plc
LSE: RKT - GBX
HOUSEHOLD & PERSONAL PRODUCTS
p5,523.00
-p49.00 (-0.88%)

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RKT) is a leading household and personal products business based in the UK. It opened the day at 6438p after a previous close of 6416p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 6406p to a high of 6489p. The latest price was 6423p (25 minute delay). Reckitt Benckiser Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 43,500 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

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How has coronavirus impacted Reckitt Benckiser Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Reckitt Benckiser Group's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 6406p, which is 0.12% down on its pre-crash value of 6414p and 24.87% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 5130p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Reckitt Benckiser Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £922.56 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 £1,007.66.

Reckitt Benckiser Group share price (LSE:RKT)

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Reckitt Benckiser Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-02.
Open6438p
High6489p
Low6406p
Close6423p
Previous close6416p
Change7p
Change %0.1091%
Volume546,288
Information last updated 2021-07-30.
52-week range5496p - 7911.9993p
50-day moving average6398.3145p
200-day moving average6369.5312p
Wall St. target price7085.56p
Dividend yield174.6p (3.13%)
Earnings per share (TTM)166.3p
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Is it a good time to buy Reckitt Benckiser Group stock?

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Reckitt Benckiser Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 6423p

1 month (2021-07-01) 0.11%
3 months (2021-04-30) -0.43%

Is Reckitt Benckiser Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

PEG ratio

Reckitt Benckiser Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0074. A PEG ratio close to 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares offer reasonable value for the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Reckitt Benckiser Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

Reckitt Benckiser Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £3.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Reckitt Benckiser Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Financials

Revenue TTM £13.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.91%
Gross profit TTM £8.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.75%
Return on equity TTM -19.75%
Profit margin -11.79%
Book value 9.173p
Market capitalisation £39.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Reckitt Benckiser Group.

Total ESG risk score

Reckitt Benckiser Group's total ESG risk: 27.85

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Reckitt Benckiser Group's overall score of 27.85 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 35th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Reckitt Benckiser Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Environmental score

Reckitt Benckiser Group's environmental score: 13.2/100

Reckitt Benckiser Group's environmental score of 13.2 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Reckitt Benckiser Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Reckitt Benckiser Group's social score: 14.2/100

Reckitt Benckiser Group's social score of 14.2 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Reckitt Benckiser Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Reckitt Benckiser Group's governance score: 12.44/100

Reckitt Benckiser Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Reckitt Benckiser Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Reckitt Benckiser Group's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Reckitt Benckiser Group scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Reckitt Benckiser Group hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 27.85
Total ESG percentile 35.3
Environmental score 13.2
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 14.2
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 12.44
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 3

Reckitt Benckiser Group share dividends

3.1%

Dividend yield: 3.13% of stock value

3.2%

Forward annual dividend yield: 3.16% of stock value

16.5%

Dividend payout ratio: 16.51% of net profits

Reckitt Benckiser Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 3.13% of its share value annually.

Reckitt Benckiser Group has paid out, on average, around 16.51% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.16% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 3.16% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Reckitt Benckiser Group's case, that would currently equate to about 174.6p per share.

While Reckitt Benckiser Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Reckitt Benckiser Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 5496p up to 7911.9993p. 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 Reckitt Benckiser Group's is 0.172. This would suggest that Reckitt Benckiser Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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