St. James's Place plc (STJ) is a leading financial conglomerates business based in the UK. StJamess Place is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,634 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||575.6246p - 1201.25p|
|50-day moving average||1108.7174p|
|200-day moving average||1009.7197p|
|Wall St. target price||1321.29p|
|Dividend yield||0.38p (3.98%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||52.2p|
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Valuing StJamess Place stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of StJamess Place's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
StJamess Place's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, StJamess Place shares trade at around 23x 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.
StJamess Place's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £193.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a StJamess Place's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£866.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||20.82%|
|Gross profit TTM||£2.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.1%|
|Return on equity TTM||28.62%|
|Market capitalisation||£6.4 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 StJamess Place.
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: 29.07
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and StJamess Place's overall score of 29.07 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 48th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like StJamess Place 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: 8.61/100
StJamess Place's environmental score of 8.61 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that StJamess Place is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 14.58/100
StJamess Place's social score of 14.58 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that StJamess Place is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 12.88/100
StJamess Place's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that StJamess Place is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, StJamess Place scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that StJamess Place has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||29.07|
|Total ESG percentile||47.92|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 9850% of net profits
Recently StJamess Place has paid out, on average, around 9850% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.98% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), StJamess Place shareholders could enjoy a 3.98% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In StJamess Place's case, that would currently equate to about 0.38p per share.
StJamess Place'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 7 May 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
StJamess Place's shares were split on a 79:78 basis on 2 March 2011. So if you had owned 78 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 79 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your StJamess Place shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for StJamess Place shares which in turn could have impacted StJamess Place's share price.
Over the last 12 months, StJamess Place's shares have ranged in value from as little as 575.6246p up to 1201.25p. 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 StJamess Place's is 1.2932. This would suggest that StJamess Place's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
St. James's Place plc is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm launches and manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It invests in public equity and fixed income market across the globe. The firm was formerly known as St. James's Place Capital plc. St. James's Place plc was founded in 1991 and is based in Cirencester, United Kingdom.
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