Volution Group plc (FAN) is a leading building products & equipment business based in the UK. It opened the day at 285.85p after a previous close of 281p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 280p to a high of 290.7p. The latest price was 281p (25 minute delay). Volution Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,463 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Volution Group's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 223p, which is 3.46% down on its pre-crash value of 231p and 82.10% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 122.46p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Volution Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £632.91 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 £940.93.
|52-week range||121.064p - 290.7p|
|50-day moving average||246.8824p|
|200-day moving average||196.6954p|
|Wall St. target price||221.4p|
|Dividend yield||0.05p (2.02%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||4.9p|
|1 week (2021-01-08)||-1.40%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||281|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||29.49%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||56.11%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||14.23%|
|2 years (2019-01-17)||93.79%|
|3 years (2018-01-17)||29.49%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||47.12%|
Valuing Volution Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Volution Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Volution 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 57x. In other words, Volution Group shares trade at around 57x 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.
Volution Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £33.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Volution Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£216.6 million|
|Operating margin TTM||6.86%|
|Gross profit TTM||£99.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.84%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.5%|
|Market capitalisation||£554.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 3420% of net profits
Recently Volution Group has paid out, on average, around 3420% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Volution Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Volution Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.05p per share.
Volution Group'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 26 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Volution Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 121.064p up to 290.7p. 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 Volution Group's is 1.2806. This would suggest that Volution Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Volution Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and supplies ventilation products to residential and commercial construction markets in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australasia, and internationally. The company's products include unitary extractor fans for use in bathrooms and kitchens; MVHR and MEV systems; rigid, semi-rigid, and flexible ducting products and accessories; mechanical heat recovery units; air handling units and fan coils; commercial ventilation products; underfloor heating, heated towel rails, radiators, and storage and panel heaters; wall, box, and tower fans, as well as portable air conditioners; hand dryers and insect killers; and sensors, controllers, and ducting products. It also manufactures blowers and motors for the heating and ventilation industry, such as direct and belt-drive fans, fandecks, double inlet centrifugal blowers, motorized impellers, and combustion blowers. The company sells its products principally under the Vent-Axia, Manrose, Diffusion, Airtech, National Ventilation, Breathing Buildings, Torin-Sifan, Fresh, PAX, VoltAir, Kair, Air Connection, inVENTer, Ventilair, Simx, and Ventair brands. Volution Group plc was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Crawley, the United Kingdom.
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