Robert Walters plc (RWA) is a leading staffing & employment services business based in the UK. Robert Walters is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 3,294 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||206.041p - 591.1644p|
|50-day moving average||482p|
|200-day moving average||429.7641p|
|Wall St. target price||802p|
|Dividend yield||0.09p (1.67%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||28.6p|
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Valuing Robert Walters stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Robert Walters's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Robert Walters's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Robert Walters shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71).
Robert Walters's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £38.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Robert Walters's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£1.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.05%|
|Gross profit TTM||£405.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.77%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.43%|
|Market capitalisation||£410.9 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 5166.67% of net profits
Recently Robert Walters has paid out, on average, around 5166.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.67% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Robert Walters shareholders could enjoy a 1.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Robert Walters's case, that would currently equate to about 0.09p per share.
Robert Walters'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 15 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Robert Walters's shares have ranged in value from as little as 206.041p up to 591.1644p. 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 Robert Walters's is 1.4678. This would suggest that Robert Walters's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Robert Walters plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides professional recruitment consultancy services worldwide. The company offers permanent, contract, and interim recruitment services in the fields of accounting and finance, banking and financial services, engineering, human resources, information technology, legal, sales and marketing, secretarial and support, and supply chain and procurement. It also provides recruitment process outsourcing and managed services. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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