Ricardo plc (RCDO) is a leading consulting services business based in the UK. Ricardo is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,886 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||286.9331p - 791.7624p|
|50-day moving average||354.5757p|
|200-day moving average||350.2667p|
|Wall St. target price||994p|
|Dividend yield||0.22p (5.62%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||34.1p|
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Valuing Ricardo stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ricardo's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Ricardo'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, Ricardo 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.
Ricardo's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £25.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Ricardo's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£352 million|
|Operating margin TTM||3.95%|
|Gross profit TTM||£115.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.18%|
|Return on equity TTM||-3.99%|
|Market capitalisation||£242.7 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
We're not expecting Ricardo to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Ricardo's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 31 October 1983. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ricardo shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ricardo shares which in turn could have impacted Ricardo's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Ricardo's shares have ranged in value from as little as 286.9331p up to 791.7624p. 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 Ricardo's is 0.8248. This would suggest that Ricardo's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Ricardo plc provides engineering, technical, environmental, and strategic consultancy services for transportation original equipment manufacturers and operators, suppliers, energy companies, and government agencies. It operates through Energy & Environment (EE), Rail, Automotive and Industrial (A&I), Defense, Performance Products (PP, and Other segments. The EE segment provides industry-leading analysis, advice, and data to governments, public agencies, and businesses. The Rail segment offers technical advice and engineering services, and accredited assurance services. The A&I segment engages in the provision of clean, efficient, integrated propulsion, and energy solutions in area of hybrid and electric systems, electrification, engines, driveline and transmissions, testing, and vehicle engineering for automotive, aerospace, defense, energy, off-highway and commercial, marine, motorcycle and light-personal transport, and rail. The Defense segment focuses on the delivery of services, software, and products that protect life and reduce defense programme costs and waste, as well as offers various engineering programmes; and anti-lock braking system/electronic stability control systems. The PP segment manufactures and assembles niche high-quality components, prototypes, and complex products, including engines, transmissions, and other precision and performance-critical products; and provides manufacturing and supply-chain services for motorsport, automotive, aerospace, defense, and rail. The Other segment offers management consultancy services for automotive, transportation, and mobility industries. It operates in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America, China, Australia, rest of Asia, and internationally. Ricardo plc was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Shoreham-by-Sea, the United Kingdom.
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