J D Wetherspoon plc (JDW) is a leading restaurants business based in the UK. It opened the day at 865p after a previous close of 831.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 828p to a high of 882.9525p. The latest price was 832.5p (25 minute delay). J D Wetherspoon is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 43,219 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, J D Wetherspoon's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 773.5p, which is 48.60% down on its pre-crash value of 1505p and 57.22% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 492p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of J D Wetherspoon shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £445.35 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 £497.44.
|52-week range||492p - 1734p|
|50-day moving average||911.5714p|
|200-day moving average||958.0142p|
|Wall St. target price||1227.31p|
|Dividend yield||0.12p (1.38%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||58p|
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|1 week (2020-10-15)||-13.28%|
|1 month (2020-09-25)||-0.48%|
|3 months (2020-07-24)||-6.67%|
|6 months (2020-04-24)||3.10%|
|1 year (2019-10-25)||-43.52%|
|2 years (2018-10-25)||-31.87%|
|3 years (2017-10-25)||-32.54%|
|5 years (2015-10-23)||7.84%|
Valuing J D Wetherspoon stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of J D Wetherspoon's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
J D Wetherspoon's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, J D Wetherspoon shares trade at around 14x 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.
However, J D Wetherspoon's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the restaurants industry or those of similar companies.
J D Wetherspoon's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £92.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a J D Wetherspoon's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put J D Wetherspoon's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£1.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||1.34%|
|Gross profit TTM||£145.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.56%|
|Return on equity TTM||-30.77%|
|Market capitalisation||£987.7 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 1379.31% of net profits
Recently J D Wetherspoon has paid out, on average, around 1379.31% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.38% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), J D Wetherspoon shareholders could enjoy a 1.38% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In J D Wetherspoon's case, that would currently equate to about 0.12p per share.
J D Wetherspoon'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 24 October 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").
J D Wetherspoon's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
J D Wetherspoon's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 17 November 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your J D Wetherspoon shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for J D Wetherspoon shares which in turn could have impacted J D Wetherspoon's share price.
Over the last 12 months, J D Wetherspoon's shares have ranged in value from as little as 492p up to 1734p. 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 J D Wetherspoon's is 1.3498. This would suggest that J D Wetherspoon's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
To put J D Wetherspoon's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
J D Wetherspoon plc owns and operates pubs and hotels in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. As of July 09, 2020, it operated 875 pubs and 50 hotels. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Watford, the United Kingdom.
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