Vesuvius plc (VSVS) is a leading steel business based in the UK. It opened the day at 487.2p after a previous close of 499.2p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 487.2p to a high of 507.5p. The latest price was 493.4p (25 minute delay). Vesuvius is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 10,496 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Vesuvius's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 411p, which is 7.10% down on its pre-crash value of 442.4p and 44.72% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 284p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Vesuvius shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £749.90 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 £944.85.
|52-week range||269.766p - 529.5p|
|50-day moving average||492.5118p|
|200-day moving average||425.1254p|
|Wall St. target price||702.5p|
|Dividend yield||0.03p (0.59%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||18.6p|
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|1 week (2021-01-05)||-6.11%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||20.05%|
|6 months (2020-07-16)||25.55%|
|3 years (2018-01-12)||-17.56%|
|5 years (2016-01-12)||63.43%|
Valuing Vesuvius stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Vesuvius's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Vesuvius's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Vesuvius shares trade at around 28x 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.
Vesuvius's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £173.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Vesuvius's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£1.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.01%|
|Gross profit TTM||£476.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.28%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.69%|
|Market capitalisation||£1.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 6083.92% of net profits
Recently Vesuvius has paid out, on average, around 6083.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.59% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Vesuvius shareholders could enjoy a 0.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Vesuvius's case, that would currently equate to about 0.03p per share.
Vesuvius'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 29 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Vesuvius's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 15 May 2009. So if you had owned 10 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 Vesuvius shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Vesuvius shares which in turn could have impacted Vesuvius's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Vesuvius's shares have ranged in value from as little as 269.766p up to 529.5p. 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 Vesuvius's is 1.5189. This would suggest that Vesuvius's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Vesuvius plc provides engineering services and solutions principally to steel and foundry industries worldwide. It operates in two segments, Steel and Foundry. The company offers foundry consumables and equipment, including binders, coatings, feeding systems, filtration and gating systems, melt shop refractories, metallurgical and pouring control systems, die dressings and coatings, melt treatment products, crucibles, and ceramics for the iron, steel, and nonferrous foundries. It also provides nonferrous metals, such as primary and secondary aluminum, copper, and other metals and alloys; cement and lime solutions, iron ore pelletizing and calcination products, and grains and powders; and process heaters, FCC units, hydrogen reformers, boilers, coke calciners, and thermal oxidizers, as well as sulphur, ethylene, and ammonia plants. In addition, the company offers solutions for power generation and incineration; glass products comprising artistic, display, float, hollow, and optical glass; glass tempering, and reheat and forming products; and solutions for solar multi-crystal silicon ingots, thin film and cell processing, and feedstock. Further, it provides solutions for blast furnace stack repair; taphole clay, iron and slang runner, sampler and temperature, tilting runner, and torpedo ladle solutions; iron ladle solutions; lining, taphole system, bath agitation and tuyere system, electric arc furnace and BOF maintenance, and metallurgical sensor solutions; and ladle, ladle to tundish, and tundish solutions, as well as tundish to mold solutions for conventional slab, thin and slim slab, beam blank, flow control valve bloom or billet, and calibrated nozzle billet casters. Additionally, the company offers ingot casting solutions; and reheat furnace, steel hot forming, galvanized steel, and electrical and stainless steel solutions. Vesuvius plc was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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