Smiths Group plc (SMIN) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business based in the UK. It opened the day at 1421p after a previous close of 1417.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1411.5p to a high of 1430p. The latest price was 1421p (25 minute delay). Smiths Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 14,550 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Smiths Group?
- Has coronavirus impacted Smiths Group shares?
- Smiths Group shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Smiths Group stock a buy or sell?
- Performance over time
- Is Smiths Group suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Smiths Group shares over-valued?
- How volatile are Smiths Group shares?
- Does Smiths Group pay a dividend?
- Have Smiths Group shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Smiths Group's share price?
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Smiths Group's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 1416p, which is 18.88% down on its pre-crash value of 1745.5p and 79.24% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 790p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Smiths Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £524.83 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 £833.88.
Smiths Group share price (LSE:SMIN)Use our graph to track the performance of SMIN stocks over time.
Smiths Group shares at a glance
|52-week range||1309.4038p - 1669.5p|
|50-day moving average||1421.7858p|
|200-day moving average||1529.6538p|
|Wall St. target price||1711p|
|Dividend yield||37.7p (2.59%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||71.2p|
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Is it a good time to buy Smiths Group stock?
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Smiths Group price performance over time
|1 week (2021-10-08)||-1.86%|
|1 month (2021-09-16)||-0.04%|
|3 months (2021-07-16)||-8.62%|
|6 months (2021-04-16)||-13.54%|
|1 year (2020-10-16)||1.57%|
|2 years (2019-10-16)||-11.82%|
|3 years (2018-10-16)||4.45%|
|5 years (2016-10-14)||-3.99%|
Is Smiths Group 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.
Smiths Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, Smiths Group shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71).
Smiths Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4676. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued 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 Smiths Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Smiths Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £418 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Smiths Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£2.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.51%|
|Gross profit TTM||£915 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.78%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.52%|
|Market capitalisation||£5.7 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 Smiths Group.
Total ESG risk score
Smiths Group's total ESG risk: 41.36
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Smiths Group's overall score of 41.36 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 87th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Smiths Group 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.).
Smiths Group's environmental score: 18.44/100
Smiths Group's environmental score of 18.44 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Smiths Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Smiths Group's social score: 17.94/100
Smiths Group's social score of 17.94 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Smiths Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Smiths Group's governance score: 9.98/100
Smiths Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Smiths Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Smiths Group's controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Smiths Group scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Smiths Group has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||41.36|
|Total ESG percentile||86.66|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||2|
Smiths Group share dividends
Dividend yield: 2.59% of stock value
Forward annual dividend yield: 5.02% of stock value
Dividend payout ratio: 1.86% of net profits
Smiths Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.59% of its share value annually.
Smiths Group has paid out, on average, around 1.86% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 5.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Smiths Group's case, that would currently equate to about 37.7p per share.
While Smiths Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Smiths Group's shares ever split?
Smiths Group's shares were split on a 2:3 basis on 18 June 2007. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Smiths Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Smiths Group shares which in turn could have impacted Smiths Group's share price.
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Smiths Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1309.4038p up to 1669.5p. 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 Smiths Group's is 0.7912. This would suggest that Smiths Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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