How to buy Spirax-Sarco Engineering shares

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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.

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Spirax-Sarco Engineering share price

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Spirax-Sarco Engineering shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week range7381.514p - 12105p
50-day moving average 11086.116p
200-day moving average 10922.232p
Wall St. target price6619.62p
PE ratio 51.3424
Dividend yield 1.11p (0.96%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 227.2p
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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
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IG
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From £5
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
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Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
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From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
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Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
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AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Spirax-Sarco Engineering stock?

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Is Spirax-Sarco Engineering under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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

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.

Spirax-Sarco Engineering financials

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%
Profit margin 13.74%
Book value 11.404p
Market capitalisation £8.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Spirax-Sarco Engineering share dividends

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").

Have Spirax-Sarco Engineering's shares ever split?

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.

Spirax-Sarco Engineering share price volatility

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).

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Spirax-Sarco Engineering overview

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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