STV Group plc (STVG) is a leading broadcasting business based in the UK. STV Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 456 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||205.6715p - 420.7821p|
|50-day moving average||302.2647p|
|200-day moving average||257.9058p|
|Wall St. target price||473p|
|Dividend yield||0.21p (7.06%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||12.8p|
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Valuing STV Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of STV Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
STV 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 26x. In other words, STV Group shares trade at around 26x 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.
STV Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £17.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a STV Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£113.6 million|
|Operating margin TTM||13.38%|
|Gross profit TTM||£40.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||10.46%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||£155.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 14750% of net profits
Recently STV Group has paid out, on average, around 14750% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.06% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), STV Group shareholders could enjoy a 7.06% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In STV Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.21p per share.
STV Group'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 9 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
STV Group's shares were split on a 1:20 basis on 1 October 2008. So if you had owned 20 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your STV Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for STV Group shares which in turn could have impacted STV Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, STV Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 205.6715p up to 420.7821p. 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 STV Group's is 0.2349. This would suggest that STV Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
STV Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, produces and broadcasts television programs in the United Kingdom. The company operates in Broadcast, Digital, Production, and Other segments. It provides news, sports, entertainment, weather, competitions, video on demand, and STV programs. The company delivers its content on air through STV channels; through Website, stv.tv; and online video on demand through STV Player. It also offers internet services and lottery management services, as well as sells advertising airtime and space in its media. The company and is based in Glasgow, the United Kingdom.
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