John Wood Group PLC (WG) is a leading oil & gas integrated business based in the UK. John Wood Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 43,200 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||100.7639p - 425.8249p|
|50-day moving average||327.0471p|
|200-day moving average||251.5875p|
|Wall St. target price||9.86p|
|Dividend yield||0.28p (14.58%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||6.4p|
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Valuing John Wood Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of John Wood Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
John Wood 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 46x. In other words, John Wood Group shares trade at around 46x 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.
John Wood Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2. 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 John Wood 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.
John Wood Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £480.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a John Wood Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£9.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.32%|
|Gross profit TTM||£1.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.72%|
|Return on equity TTM||1.15%|
|Market capitalisation||£2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 181.06% of net profits
Recently John Wood Group has paid out, on average, around 181.06% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 14.58% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), John Wood Group shareholders could enjoy a 14.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In John Wood Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.28p per share.
John Wood 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 16 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
John Wood Group's shares were split on a 7:9 basis on 4 July 2011. So if you had owned 9 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 7 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your John Wood Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 28.6% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for John Wood Group shares which in turn could have impacted John Wood Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, John Wood Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 100.7639p up to 425.8249p. 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 John Wood Group's is 1.8519. This would suggest that John Wood 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).
John Wood Group PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides project management, engineering, consulting, and technical services to energy and built environment worldwide. It operates through four segments: Asset Solutions Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia; Assets Solutions Americas; Technical Consulting Solutions; and Investment Services. The company offers engineering, fabrication and construction, and bundled services; commissioning and decommissioning services; and operations and maintenance services. It also provides scaffolding, rope access, thermal insulation and industrial painting, specialist construction and civils, asbestos remediation, mechanical, and piping support services, as well as electrical, control, and instrumentation. In addition, the company offers project management, EPC/EPCM project, and construction and field services; environment and infrastructure solutions, including environmental studies, permitting and compliance, environmental remediation, public infrastructure, geotechnical and materials, and engineering and construction services. Further, it provides clean energy solutions, such as engineering, design, and project management; analytics, technology, and laboratories; safety, licensing, and regulatory; and plant operations and life extension services. Additionally, the company offers mineral resources and project assessments, mine planning and design, mineral processing and metallurgy, and material handling; and information management, IoT and connected devices, software and applications and analytics, visualization, and digital project delivery, as well as automation and control, and consulting solutions. The company also provides subsea and export systems comprising operational support and integrity; engineer, procure, and fabricate; flow assurance; subsea, umbilical, riser, and flowline; and pipelines and marine terminals. John Wood Group PLC is based in Aberdeen, the United Kingdom.
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