S&U plc (SUS) is a leading credit services business based in the UK. S-and-U is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 184 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||1360.1061p - 2400p|
|50-day moving average||2113.8235p|
|200-day moving average||1772.7113p|
|Wall St. target price||2525p|
|Dividend yield||0.72p (3.17%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||164.8p|
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Valuing S-and-U stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of S-and-U's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
S-and-U's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, S-and-U shares trade at around 14x 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.
|Revenue TTM||£84 million|
|Operating margin TTM||28.92%|
|Gross profit TTM||£48 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.77%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.63%|
|Market capitalisation||£275.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 6545.45% of net profits
Recently S-and-U has paid out, on average, around 6545.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.17% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), S-and-U shareholders could enjoy a 3.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In S-and-U's case, that would currently equate to about 0.72p per share.
S-and-U'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 29 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
S-and-U's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 9 June 1994. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your S-and-U shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for S-and-U shares which in turn could have impacted S-and-U's share price.
Over the last 12 months, S-and-U's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1360.1061p up to 2400p. 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 S-and-U's is 0.6374. This would suggest that S-and-U's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
S&U plc provides motor and property bridging finance services. The company was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Solihull, the United Kingdom.
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