Serica Energy plc (SQZ) is a leading oil & gas e&p business based in the UK. Serica Energy is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 145 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||59.7228p - 135p|
|50-day moving average||115.8849p|
|200-day moving average||111.2908p|
|Wall St. target price||1.96p|
|Dividend yield||0.06p (4.72%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||17.4p|
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Valuing Serica Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Serica Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Serica Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Serica Energy shares trade at around 7x 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.
Serica Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £55.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Serica Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£150.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||14.05%|
|Gross profit TTM||£85.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.84%|
|Return on equity TTM||24.84%|
|Market capitalisation||£330.5 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 1764.71% of net profits
Recently Serica Energy has paid out, on average, around 1764.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Serica Energy shareholders could enjoy a 4.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Serica Energy's case, that would currently equate to about 0.06p per share.
Serica Energy'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 25 June 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Serica Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as 59.7228p up to 135p. 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 Serica Energy's is 1.2707. This would suggest that Serica Energy's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Serica Energy plc, an upstream oil and gas company, engages in the identification, acquisition, exploration, and exploitation of oil and gas reserves. Its primary focus is on the production and development in the United Kingdom North Sea, complemented by a portfolio of oil and gas exploration opportunities, including interests in offshore license blocks in the United Kingdom North Sea, and Namibia. The company holds 100% interest in the Keith oil fields; 98% interest Bruce gas fields; and 50% interest in the Rhum gas fields located in the northern North Sea. Serica Energy plc was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Aberdeen, the United Kingdom.
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