Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (RR) is a leading aerospace and defence business based in the UK. It opened the day at 109.92p after a previous close of 109.06p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 109.4285p to a high of 112.94p. The latest price was 111p (25 minute delay). Rolls-Royce is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 48,200 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
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- Can I buy shares in Rolls-Royce?
- Has coronavirus impacted Rolls-Royce shares?
- Rolls-Royce shares summary
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- Is Rolls-Royce stock a buy or sell?
- Performance over time
- Is Rolls-Royce suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Rolls-Royce shares over-valued?
- How volatile are Rolls-Royce shares?
- Does Rolls-Royce pay a dividend?
- Have Rolls-Royce shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Rolls-Royce's share price?
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Rolls-Royce's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 111p, which is 82.81% down on its pre-crash value of 645.6007p and 170.27% down on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 300.0003p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Rolls-Royce shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £497.76 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 £164.39.
Rolls-Royce share price (LSE:RR)Use our graph to track the performance of RR stocks over time.
Rolls-Royce shares at a glance
|52-week range||34.5929p - 134.9p|
|50-day moving average||110.7473p|
|200-day moving average||107.2654p|
|Wall St. target price||974.81p|
|Dividend yield||0p (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||28.3p|
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Is it a good time to buy Rolls-Royce stock?
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Rolls-Royce price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-10)||1.67%|
|1 month (2021-08-18)||-1.77%|
|3 months (2021-06-18)||3.24%|
|6 months (2021-03-18)||-10.88%|
|1 year (2020-09-18)||-38.38%|
|2 years (2019-09-18)||-86.09%|
|3 years (2018-09-18)||-88.43%|
|5 years (2016-09-16)||-84.00%|
Is Rolls-Royce 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.
Rolls-Royce's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Rolls-Royce shares trade at around 4x 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.
However, Rolls-Royce's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the aerospace & defense industry or those of similar companies.
Rolls-Royce's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.939. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Rolls-Royce's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
However, it's sensible to consider Rolls-Royce's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Rolls-Royce's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £613 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Rolls-Royce's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£11.3 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||£-210,000,000|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.21%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||£9.3 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 Rolls-Royce.
Total ESG risk score
Rolls-Royce's total ESG risk: 29.13
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Rolls-Royce's overall score of 29.13 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 53rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Rolls-Royce 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.).
To gain some more context, you can compare Rolls-Royce's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
Rolls-Royce's environmental score: 9.05/100
Rolls-Royce's environmental score of 9.05 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Rolls-Royce is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Rolls-Royce's social score: 14.41/100
Rolls-Royce's social score of 14.41 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Rolls-Royce is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Rolls-Royce's governance score: 4.67/100
Rolls-Royce's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Rolls-Royce is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Rolls-Royce's controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Rolls-Royce scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Rolls-Royce has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||29.13|
|Total ESG percentile||52.62|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||2|
Rolls-Royce share dividends
Forward annual dividend yield: 4.2% of stock value
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Rolls-Royce's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
- General Electric Company (GE.US): 0.32% (0.32% forward annual dividend yield)
- Honeywell International (HON.US): 1.68% (1.69% forward annual dividend yield)
- Toyota Motor Corporation (TM.US): 2.88% (2.45% forward annual dividend yield)
- AUDI (NSU.XETRA): 0.29% (0.29% forward annual dividend yield)
Have Rolls-Royce's shares ever split?
Rolls-Royce's shares were split on a 1:120 basis on 24 April 2013. So if you had owned 120 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Rolls-Royce shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 11900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Rolls-Royce shares which in turn could have impacted Rolls-Royce's share price.
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Rolls-Royce's shares have ranged in value from as little as 34.5929p up to 134.9p. 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 Rolls-Royce's is 1.9766. This would suggest that Rolls-Royce's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
To put Rolls-Royce's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
- General Electric Company (GE.US): 1.0781
- Honeywell International (HON.US): 1.1801
- Toyota Motor Corporation (TM.US): 0.6391
- AUDI (NSU.XETRA): 0.2519
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