Banco Santander, S.A (BNC) is a leading banks-diversified business based in the UK. It opened the day at 239.5p after a previous close of 243.6p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 232.35p to a high of 242.6p. The latest price was 239.4p (25 minute delay). Santander is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 192,578 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Santander's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 154.26p, which is 49.60% down on its pre-crash value of 306.09p (accounting for the 16 November 2020 split) and 8.99% down on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 168.13p (accounting for the 16 November 2020 split).
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Santander shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £645.00 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 £531.29.
|52-week range||132.0583p - 320.0832p|
|50-day moving average||225.2324p|
|200-day moving average||180.5614p|
|Wall St. target price||3.96p|
|Dividend yield||0.17p (8.22%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||48.2p|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||-3.16%|
|1 month (2020-12-16)||-1.80%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||67.52%|
|6 months (2020-07-16)||24.90%|
|1 year (2020-01-16)||-19.33%|
|2 years (2019-01-16)||-34.75%|
|3 years (2018-01-16)||-52.46%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||-18.26%|
Valuing Santander stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Santander's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Santander's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Santander shares trade at around 5x 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, Santander's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the banks-diversified industry or those of similar companies.
Santander's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.1048. 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 Santander'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 Santander's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
|Gross profit TTM||£40.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.34%|
|Return on equity TTM||-5.15%|
|Market capitalisation||£41.7 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 Santander.
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: 36.47
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Santander's overall score of 36.47 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 69th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Santander 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 Santander's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
Environmental score: 8.24/100
Santander's environmental score of 8.24 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Santander is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 24.32/100
Santander's social score of 24.32 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Santander is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 18.4/100
Santander's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Santander is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Santander scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Santander hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
|Total ESG score||36.47|
|Total ESG percentile||69.14|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||3|
We're not expecting Santander to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
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Santander's shares were split on a 24:23 basis on 16 November 2020. So if you had owned 23 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 24 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Santander shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Santander shares which in turn could have impacted Santander's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Santander's shares have ranged in value from as little as 132.0583p up to 320.0832p. 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 Santander's is 1.755. This would suggest that Santander'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 Santander's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Banco Santander, or Santander Group, is a Spanish multinational bank and financial services company, and one of the world's largest banking institutions. It offers a wide range of financial products and services, including personal loans, credit cards, savings accounts and current accounts.
Founded in Santander, Spain, in 1857, the Santander Group now operates across Europe, North America, South America and Asia, and has over 100 million customers around the world. It is also the primary sponsor of Spain's top flight football league La Liga, and was formerly a sponsor of the Ferrari and McLaren F1 teams.
Santander is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50, a stock index that captures some of Europe's largest blue-chip companies, and is traded on both the Bolsa de Madrid and New York Stock Exchange.
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