The Weir Group PLC (WEIR) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business based in the UK. The Weir Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 13,500 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||585.6702p - 2130p|
|50-day moving average||1956.6029p|
|200-day moving average||1521.8733p|
|Wall St. target price||1957.11p|
|Dividend yield||0.61p (5.95%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||1.5p|
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Valuing The Weir Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Weir Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
The Weir 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 59x. In other words, The Weir Group shares trade at around 59x 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.
The Weir Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5861. 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 Weir 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 Weir Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £330.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a The Weir Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£2.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.21%|
|Gross profit TTM||£874.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.16%|
|Return on equity TTM||-20.78%|
|Market capitalisation||£5.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Weir Group.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 33.43
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Weir Group's overall score of 33.43 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 54th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Weir Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 13.12/100
The Weir Group's environmental score of 13.12 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Weir Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 21.71/100
The Weir Group's social score of 21.71 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Weir Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 12.11/100
The Weir Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Weir Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
|Total ESG score||33.43|
|Total ESG percentile||53.96|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
We're not expecting The Weir Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
The Weir Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 28 June 1993. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Weir Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Weir Group shares which in turn could have impacted The Weir Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, The Weir Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 585.6702p up to 2130p. 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 Weir Group's is 1.5873. This would suggest that The Weir 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).
The Weir Group PLC produces and sells highly-engineered equipment worldwide. It operates through three segments: Minerals, ESCO, and Oil & Gas. The Minerals segment offers slurry handling equipment and associated aftermarket support services for abrasive high-wear applications used in the mining and oil sands markets. The ESCO segment provides ground engaging tools for surface mining and infrastructure. The Oil & Gas segment offers products and service solutions to upstream, production, transportation, and related industries. The Weir Group PLC was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Glasgow, the United Kingdom.
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