RELX PLC (REL) is a leading publishing business based in the UK. It opened the day at 1785p after a previous close of 1784.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1777.5p to a high of 1810.5p. The latest price was 1801p (25 minute delay). RELX is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 33,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, RELX's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 1710.5p, which is 17.45% down on its pre-crash value of 2072p and 22.75% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 1393.5p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of RELX shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £735.02 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 £848.07.
|52-week range||1357.6206p - 2054.6981p|
|50-day moving average||1777.1177p|
|200-day moving average||1740.7308p|
|Wall St. target price||1738.5p|
|Dividend yield||0.46p (2.55%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||65.6p|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||-4.56%|
|1 month (2020-12-17)||0.92%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||5.29%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||-0.55%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||-10.13%|
|2 years (2019-01-17)||9.38%|
|3 years (2018-01-17)||9.82%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||55.39%|
Valuing RELX stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of RELX's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
RELX's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, RELX shares trade at around 27x 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.
RELX's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.1857. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into RELX's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
RELX's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £2.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a RELX's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£7.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||23.55%|
|Gross profit TTM||£5.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.59%|
|Return on equity TTM||58.77%|
|Market capitalisation||£34.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 RELX.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 9.21
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and RELX's overall score of 9.21 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like RELX 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: 1.92/100
RELX's environmental score of 1.92 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that RELX is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 3.33/100
RELX's social score of 3.33 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that RELX is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 2.8/100
RELX's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that RELX is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, RELX scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that RELX has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||9.21|
|Total ESG percentile||2.86|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 7030.77% of net profits
Recently RELX has paid out, on average, around 7030.77% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), RELX shareholders could enjoy a 2.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In RELX's case, that would currently equate to about 0.46p per share.
RELX'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 30 July 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
RELX's shares were split on a 58:67 basis on 7 January 2008. So if you had owned 67 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 58 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your RELX shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 15.5% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for RELX shares which in turn could have impacted RELX's share price.
Over the last 12 months, RELX's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1357.6206p up to 2054.6981p. 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 RELX's is 0.43. This would suggest that RELX's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
RELX PLC provides information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers in North America, Europe, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Scientific, Technical & Medical; Risk & Business Analytics; Legal; and Exhibitions. The Scientific, Technical & Medical segment provides information and analytics that help institutions and professionals to progress in science and advance healthcare. The Risk & Business Analytics segment offers information-based analytics and decision tools that combine public and industry specific content with technology and algorithms to assist clients in evaluating and predicting risk. The Legal segment provides legal, regulatory, and business information and analytics that help customers in decision-making, as well as enhance the productivity. The Exhibitions segment is involved in the events business. The company was formerly known as Reed Elsevier PLC and changed its name to RELX PLC in July 2015. RELX PLC was incorporated in 1903 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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