The Unite Group plc (UTG) is a leading reit-diversified business based in the UK. The Unite Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,919 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||561.1126p - 1313.8009p|
|50-day moving average||1018.7647p|
|200-day moving average||957.3557p|
|Wall St. target price||888.13p|
|Dividend yield||0.33p (3.57%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||90.3p|
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Valuing The Unite Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Unite Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
The Unite 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 13x. In other words, The Unite Group shares trade at around 13x 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.
The Unite Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Unite Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
The Unite Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £174.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a The Unite Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£246.5 million|
|Operating margin TTM||67.71%|
|Gross profit TTM||£167.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.49%|
|Return on equity TTM||-11.06%|
|Market capitalisation||£3.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
We're not expecting The Unite Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
The Unite Group's shares were split on a 1000:1008 basis on 6 March 2014. So if you had owned 1008 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Unite Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 0.8% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Unite Group shares which in turn could have impacted The Unite Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, The Unite Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 561.1126p up to 1313.8009p. 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 The Unite Group's is 1.0827. This would suggest that The Unite Group'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).
Unite Students is the UK's largest owner, manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation serving the country's world-leading Higher Education sector. Following our successful £1.4bn acquisition of Liberty Living's UK assets in November 2019, we now provide homes to 76,000 students across 177 properties in 27 leading university towns and cities. Our people are driven by a common purpose: to provide a 'Home for Success' for the students who live with us and to be the most trusted brand in the sector. We do this through quality service, quality people and quality properties, all designed on the basis of an excellent insight into students' needs and preferences. Unite's accommodation is high quality, affordable, safe and secure, and located where students want to live. Students live predominantly in en-suite study bedrooms with rents covering all bills, insurance, 24-hour security and high-speed Wi-Fi. MyUnite, our mobile app, provides practical support such as instant messaging and maintenance requests. We hold a five-star British Safety Council audit rating (out of five) following an Occupational Health and Safety audit. The audit measured our performance against a number of key safety management indicators, providing an international benchmark for safety management systems and indicating best practice for continual improvement. Our commitment to customer service is powered by an innovative, in-house operating platform. It provides a wide range of benefits to our students, such as an optimised online booking process, as well as providing us with a unique ability to drive value from our portfolio through scale efficiencies and revenue management. Our other strategic priority is delivering growing and sustainable earnings, underpinned by a strong capital structure. A key part of this strategy is growing the number of beds let through partnerships with the strongest UK universities which are experiencing record levels of student demand. We currently partner with 60 universities across the UK, guaranteein
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