Stagecoach Group plc (SGC) is a leading railroads business based in the UK. It opened the day at 75.75p after a previous close of 76.1p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 75.1349p to a high of 78.4p. The latest price was 78.3p (25 minute delay). Stagecoach Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 24,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Stagecoach Group's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 37.5p, which is 73.50% down on its pre-crash value of 141.5p and 37.87% down on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 51.7p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Stagecoach Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £483.96 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth £273.32.
|52-week range||32.28p - 160.1031p|
|50-day moving average||66.7721p|
|200-day moving average||52.3018p|
|Wall St. target price||172.67p|
|Dividend yield||0.08p (5.13%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||6.4p|
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|1 month (2020-12-22)||6.53%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||92.86%|
|6 months (2020-07-22)||42.11%|
Valuing Stagecoach Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Stagecoach Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Stagecoach 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 11x. In other words, Stagecoach Group shares trade at around 11x 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.
However, Stagecoach Group's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the railroads industry or those of similar companies.
Stagecoach Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £93 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Stagecoach Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Stagecoach Group's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£1.1 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||£337.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.78%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||£427.2 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
We're not expecting Stagecoach Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
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Stagecoach Group's shares were split on a 4:5 basis on 10 October 2011. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Stagecoach Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 25% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Stagecoach Group shares which in turn could have impacted Stagecoach Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Stagecoach Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 32.28p up to 160.1031p. 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 Stagecoach Group's is 1.7158. This would suggest that Stagecoach Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
To put Stagecoach Group's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Stagecoach Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides public transportation services in the United Kingdom. It operates through three segments: UK Bus (Regional Operations), UK Bus (London), and UK Rail. The company offers bus, coach, rail, and tram services. It operates city buses primarily in Liverpool, Newcastle, Hull, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield, Cambridge, and Exeter through a fleet of approximately 7,100 buses and coaches; inter-urban services linking major towns within its regional operating areas, as well as megabus.com, an inter-city coach service; and buses from 10 depots with a fleet of approximately 1,150 buses serving routes in and around east and south-east London. The company also operates Sheffield Supertram, a 28 km light rail network with three routes in the city of Sheffield. It serves individuals, local authorities, transport authorities, and the United Kingdom department for transport. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Perth, the United Kingdom.
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