Tracsis plc is a software-application business based in the UK. Tracsis shares (TRCS.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 625p – an increase of 0.81% over the previous week. Tracsis employs 757 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £48 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Tracsis's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 625p, which is 24.70% down on its pre-crash value of 830p and 48.81% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 420p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Tracsis shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £594.78 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 £817.00.
|Latest market close||625p|
|52-week range||420p - 840p|
|50-day moving average||594.7353p|
|200-day moving average||585.8264p|
|Wall St. target price||737.5p|
|Dividend yield||0.02p (0.13%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||9.7p|
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|1 month (2020-12-23)||0.80%|
|3 months (2020-10-20)||10.92%|
Valuing Tracsis stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Tracsis's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Tracsis's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 65x. In other words, Tracsis shares trade at around 65x 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.
Tracsis's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £7.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Tracsis's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£48 million|
|Operating margin TTM||9.64%|
|Gross profit TTM||£31.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.56%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.7%|
|Market capitalisation||£183.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 1000% of net profits
Recently Tracsis has paid out, on average, around 1000% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.13% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Tracsis shareholders could enjoy a 0.13% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Tracsis's case, that would currently equate to about 0.02p per share.
Tracsis'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 30 January 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Tracsis's shares have ranged in value from as little as 420p up to 840p. 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 Tracsis's is 1.0005. This would suggest that Tracsis'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).
Tracsis plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides software development and consultancy services for the rail industry. It operates in two segments, Rail Technology and Services, and Traffic & Data Services. The Rail Technology & Services segment provides a suite of operational software products covering timetabling, resource and rolling stock planning and optimization, real time performance and control, service recovery, retail services, delay attribution, and delay repay; and infrastructure software products that are used to collect, manage, visualize, and analyze rail asset information. This segment also offers rail approved data loggers and sensors to monitor asset performance and predict failure modes, such as level crossings, interlockings, switch machines, bus-bars etc.; rail operations consultancy and training covering operational planning and modeling, franchise and concession support, data capture and evaluation, and bespoke software tool development; and transit and ticketing solutions. The Traffic & Data Services segment provides transport data collection for various travel modes using ANPR, video and mobile network data, manual survey methods, big data sources, and AI technology; transport related advisory services and transport solutions; software-delivered passenger research and statistical analysis for transport operators; and location analytics. This segment also offers event transport management covering planning, control, consultancy, signage, CSAS/PATO, and car parking. The company serves transport operators, transport authorities, and infrastructure operators, such as Network Rail, the Department for Transport, a range of government agencies and local authorities, and various engineering and infrastructure companies, as well as event organizers in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America, and internationally. Tracsis plc was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Leeds, the United Kingdom.
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