Synthomer plc (SYNT) is a leading specialty chemicals business based in the UK. Synthomer is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,852 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||176.9446p - 466.6p|
|50-day moving average||443.0485p|
|200-day moving average||367.4794p|
|Wall St. target price||515.42p|
|Dividend yield||0.07p (1.61%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||5.7p|
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Valuing Synthomer stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Synthomer's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Synthomer's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 76x. In other words, Synthomer shares trade at around 76x 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.
Synthomer's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £164.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Synthomer's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£1.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||£273.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.09%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.38%|
|Market capitalisation||£1.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 74.07% of net profits
Recently Synthomer has paid out, on average, around 74.07% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.61% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Synthomer shareholders could enjoy a 1.61% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Synthomer's case, that would currently equate to about 0.07p per share.
Synthomer'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 22 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Synthomer's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 19 October 1987. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Synthomer shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Synthomer shares which in turn could have impacted Synthomer's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Synthomer's shares have ranged in value from as little as 176.9446p up to 466.6p. 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 Synthomer's is 1.1282. This would suggest that Synthomer's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Synthomer plc operates as a speciality chemicals company in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Malaysia, China, the United States, rest of Europe, rest of Asia, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Performance Elastomers, Functional Solutions, and Industrial Specialities. The company offers pressure-sensitive adhesives, acrylic polymers, acrylic dispersions, and other adhesives; latices for foamed bedding products and footwear; and binders for carpet applications. It also provides latices for medical and examination gloves applications; nitrile latex, which enhances the performance of industrial and fabric-supported gloves; and latices for medical devices, condoms, and balloons. In addition, the company offers binders, vinyl acetate copolymer dispersions, solvent-borne resins, and other products for various coatings applications; and synthetic binders for graphic, packaging, and specialty paper coating applications. Further, it provides compounds and aqueous curing pastes for carpets and other applications; coalescing agents for enhancing the properties of coatings; and acrylic monomers for enhancing the performance characteristics of polymer formulations. Additionally, the company offers liquid polybutadienes, polyvinyl alcohol suspending agents, polyvinyl acetates, thermosetting resins, butyl ethyl propanediol, and inorganic materials for various industrial applications; and specialty polymers, binders, and polymers for construction applications. It also provides impregnation binders, polymer dispersions, styrene butadiene copolymers, acrylic and styrene acrylic dispersions, coatings, and butadiene-based binders for textiles applications. The company was formerly known as Yule Catto & Co. plc and changed its name to Synthomer plc in 2012. Synthomer plc was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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