Speedy Hire Plc (SDY) is a leading specialty business services business based in the UK. Speedy Hire is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 3,756 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||34.6p - 88p|
|50-day moving average||68.9235p|
|200-day moving average||57.869p|
|Wall St. target price||75.25p|
|Dividend yield||0.02p (3.76%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||0.8p|
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Valuing Speedy Hire stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Speedy Hire's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Speedy Hire's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 88x. In other words, Speedy Hire shares trade at around 88x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Speedy Hire's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £75.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Speedy Hire's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£364.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||8.66%|
|Gross profit TTM||£224.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.19%|
|Return on equity TTM||2%|
|Market capitalisation||£368.9 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 88.61% of net profits
Recently Speedy Hire has paid out, on average, around 88.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Speedy Hire shareholders could enjoy a 3.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Speedy Hire's case, that would currently equate to about 0.02p per share.
Speedy Hire'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 5 December 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Speedy Hire's shares have ranged in value from as little as 34.6p up to 88p. 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 Speedy Hire's is 1.2528. This would suggest that Speedy Hire's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Speedy Hire Plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides tools, equipment, and plant hire services to the construction, infrastructure, and industrial markets in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United Arab Emirates, and internationally. The company hires a range of tools and accessories, including access, lighting, survey, lifting, rail, safety equipment and ATEX, plant, site and traffic management, communications, and pipework and engineering equipment; compressors, generators, and pumps; and heating, ventilation, and cooling equipment. It also sells access, lifting, survey, rail, and personal protective and safety equipment; various tools and equipment; and cutting, grinding, and sanding equipment, as well as site supplies. In addition, the company offers partnered, fuel management, testing inspection and certification, advisory/technical, powered access, out of hours, building information modelling, and aviation services, as well as customer care center services; and training services. It sells its products through a network of approximately 200 depots. Speedy Hire Plc was incorporated in 1968 and is headquartered in Newton-le-Willows, the United Kingdom.
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