Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc (SPX) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business based in the UK. Spirax-Sarco Engineering is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 7,800 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||7381.514p - 12105p|
|50-day moving average||11086.116p|
|200-day moving average||10922.232p|
|Wall St. target price||6619.62p|
|Dividend yield||1.11p (0.96%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||227.2p|
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Valuing Spirax-Sarco Engineering stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Spirax-Sarco Engineering's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Spirax-Sarco Engineering's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, Spirax-Sarco Engineering shares trade at around 51x 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.
Spirax-Sarco Engineering's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £304 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Spirax-Sarco Engineering's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£1.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||20.8%|
|Gross profit TTM||£938.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||8.69%|
|Return on equity TTM||20.79%|
|Market capitalisation||£8.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 4911.89% of net profits
Recently Spirax-Sarco Engineering has paid out, on average, around 4911.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.96% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Spirax-Sarco Engineering shareholders could enjoy a 0.96% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Spirax-Sarco Engineering's case, that would currently equate to about 1.11p per share.
Spirax-Sarco Engineering'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 8 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Spirax-Sarco Engineering's shares were split on a 27:28 basis on 15 June 2015. So if you had owned 28 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 27 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Spirax-Sarco Engineering shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3.7% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Spirax-Sarco Engineering shares which in turn could have impacted Spirax-Sarco Engineering's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Spirax-Sarco Engineering's shares have ranged in value from as little as 7381.514p up to 12105p. 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 Spirax-Sarco Engineering's is 0.452. This would suggest that Spirax-Sarco Engineering's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc provides engineered solutions for the users of industrial and commercial steam systems, electrical heating and temperature management systems, and pumps and fluid path technologies. It offers industrial and commercial steam systems, including condensate management, controls, and thermal energy management products and solutions for heating and curing, cleaning and sterilizing, hot water generation, space heating, and humidification; electrical process heating and temperature management solutions, such as industrial heaters and systems, heat tracing, and various component technologies; and peristaltic and niche pumps and associated fluid path technologies, including pumps, tubing, and specialty filling systems and products for single-use applications. The company serves food, beverage, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, oil, gas, chemical, healthcare, power generation, mining, precious metal processing, water and wastewater, pulp and paper, rubber and plastic, semiconductor, and other sectors; and original equipment manufacturers. Its products are also used to provide space heating, humidification, and hot water in public and private buildings. The company sells its products directly, as well as through distributors. It operates in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; the Asia Pacific; and the Americas. Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Cheltenham, the United Kingdom.
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