Smurfit Kappa Group Plc (SKG) is a leading packaging & containers business based in the UK. Smurfit Kappa Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 46,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||1768.6477p - 3768p|
|50-day moving average||3522.4243p|
|200-day moving average||3051.773p|
|Wall St. target price||32.32p|
|Dividend yield||1p (2.73%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||262.9p|
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Valuing Smurfit Kappa Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Smurfit Kappa Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Smurfit Kappa 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 14x. In other words, Smurfit Kappa Group 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.
Smurfit Kappa Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.63. 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 Smurfit Kappa 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.
|Gross profit TTM||£3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.81%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.22%|
|Market capitalisation||£9.4 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 Smurfit Kappa Group.
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: 20.53
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Smurfit Kappa Group's overall score of 20.53 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Smurfit Kappa 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.).
Environmental score: 15.64/100
Smurfit Kappa Group's environmental score of 15.64 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Smurfit Kappa Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 7.45/100
Smurfit Kappa Group's social score of 7.45 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Smurfit Kappa Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 10.93/100
Smurfit Kappa Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Smurfit Kappa Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Smurfit Kappa Group scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Smurfit Kappa Group has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||20.53|
|Total ESG percentile||12.66|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 15.8% of net profits
Recently Smurfit Kappa Group has paid out, on average, around 15.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.73% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Smurfit Kappa Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.73% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Smurfit Kappa Group's case, that would currently equate to about 1p per share.
While Smurfit Kappa Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Smurfit Kappa Group is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Smurfit Kappa Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1768.6477p up to 3768p. 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 Smurfit Kappa Group's is 0.8708. This would suggest that Smurfit Kappa Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Smurfit Kappa Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, distributes, and sells paper-based packaging products. It operates in two segments, Europe and the Americas. The company offers consumer, retail, industrial, ecommerce, heavy-duty corrugated, and hexacomb packaging products, as well as composite cardboard tubes, and bags and sacks; and bag-in-box, a single-use packaging system that comprises films, accessories, bags, taps, and boxes. It also provides point of sale displays; automated packing lines; various types of containerboards, such as Kraftliners, testliners, and containerboard flutings; and corrugated sheet boards, solid board sheets, folding carton sheet boards, sack Kraft papers, MG Kraft papers, preprints, printing and writing papers, pine and eucalyptus seedlings, and bleached eucalyptus Kraft pulp, as well as agro paper. In addition, the company offers recycling solutions to cardboard and paper products, as well as operates as a finance company. It primarily serves food and drink, consumer goods, and industrial goods sectors. Smurfit Kappa Group plc was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
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