Severfield plc (SFR) is a leading engineering & construction business based in the UK. Severfield is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,400 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||50.4p - 91.7206p|
|50-day moving average||70.0971p|
|200-day moving average||61.4662p|
|Wall St. target price||98.67p|
|Dividend yield||0.03p (4.14%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||6.1p|
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Valuing Severfield stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Severfield's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Severfield's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Severfield shares trade at around 11x 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.
Severfield's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £33.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Severfield's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£381.6 million|
|Operating margin TTM||6.98%|
|Gross profit TTM||£136.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.84%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.75%|
|Market capitalisation||£215.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 4142.86% of net profits
Recently Severfield has paid out, on average, around 4142.86% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.14% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Severfield shareholders could enjoy a 4.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Severfield's case, that would currently equate to about 0.03p per share.
Severfield'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 10 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Severfield's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 9 October 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Severfield shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Severfield shares which in turn could have impacted Severfield's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Severfield's shares have ranged in value from as little as 50.4p up to 91.7206p. 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 Severfield's is 0.9367. This would suggest that Severfield's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Severfield plc, a structural steelwork company, engages in the designing, manufacturing, fabrication, construction, and erection of steelwork activities in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and Mainland Europe. It manufactures metal decking products; composite metal flooring products; and steel and plated beams, steel sections, steelwork products, and intumescent coatings. The company also provides stair and steelwork products; specialist design and engineering services; and tubular construction and plate girders, as well as delivers constructional steel products. In addition, it offers design and build steelwork contracting services for distribution warehouses and low-rise structures. The company provides its services for various projects, such as industrial and distribution, health and education, commercial offices, power and energy, stadia and leisure, retail, transport, and data centers and others, as well as infrastructure, including bridges. It serves contractors, developers, engineers, and architects. The company was formerly known as Severfield?Rowen plc and changed its name to Severfield plc in May 2014. Severfield plc was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Thirsk, the United Kingdom.
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