Trans-Siberian Gold plc is a gold business based in the UK. Trans-Siberian Gold shares (TSG.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 98.5p – an increase of 2.6% over the previous week. Trans-Siberian Gold employs 583 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £63 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Trans-Siberian Gold's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was 98.5p, which is 34.01% up on its pre-crash value of 65p and 166.22% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 37p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Trans-Siberian Gold shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £931.04 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 £1,698.28.
|Latest market close||98.5p|
|52-week range||34.1172p - 120.93p|
|50-day moving average||102.8853p|
|200-day moving average||97.9528p|
|Wall St. target price||1.23p|
|Dividend yield||0.08p (6.72%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||5p|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||-17.92%|
Valuing Trans-Siberian Gold stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Trans-Siberian Gold's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Trans-Siberian Gold's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Trans-Siberian Gold shares trade at around 24x 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.
Trans-Siberian Gold's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £25 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Trans-Siberian Gold's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£63 million|
|Operating margin TTM||16.5%|
|Gross profit TTM||£22.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.3%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.61%|
|Market capitalisation||£103.3 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 59.17% of net profits
Recently Trans-Siberian Gold has paid out, on average, around 59.17% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Trans-Siberian Gold shareholders could enjoy a 6.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Trans-Siberian Gold's case, that would currently equate to about 0.08p per share.
Trans-Siberian Gold'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 8 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Trans-Siberian Gold's shares have ranged in value from as little as 34.1172p up to 120.93p. 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 Trans-Siberian Gold's is -0.1525. This would suggest that Trans-Siberian Gold's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Trans-Siberian Gold has bucked the trend.
Trans-Siberian Gold plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of gold and silver properties in Russia. It holds interests in the Asacha Gold Mine located in the Kamchatka region of Far East Russia. The company also holds the license for the development and exploration of the Rodnikova deposit located in South Kamchatka. Trans-Siberian Gold plc was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in St. Neots, the United Kingdom.