Worldwide Healthcare (WWH) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. Worldwide Healthcare is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||2144.3558p - 3950p|
|50-day moving average||35.65p|
|200-day moving average||35.65p|
|Dividend yield||0.25p (0.66%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||890.2p|
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Valuing Worldwide Healthcare stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Worldwide Healthcare's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Worldwide Healthcare's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Worldwide Healthcare shares trade at around 4x 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.
|Revenue TTM||£537.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||94.38%|
|Gross profit TTM||£115.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||17.95%|
|Return on equity TTM||28.21%|
|Market capitalisation||£2.4 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 Worldwide Healthcare.
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: 33.56
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Worldwide Healthcare's overall score of 33.56 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Worldwide Healthcare 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: 6.04/100
Worldwide Healthcare's environmental score of 6.04 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Worldwide Healthcare is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 14.29/100
Worldwide Healthcare's social score of 14.29 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Worldwide Healthcare is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 10.5/100
Worldwide Healthcare's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Worldwide Healthcare 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||33.56|
|Total ESG percentile||7|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
Dividend payout ratio: 284.74% of net profits
Recently Worldwide Healthcare has paid out, on average, around 284.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Worldwide Healthcare shareholders could enjoy a 0.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Worldwide Healthcare's case, that would currently equate to about 0.25p per share.
Worldwide Healthcare'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 19 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Worldwide Healthcare's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2144.3558p up to 3950p. 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 Worldwide Healthcare's is 0.5085. This would suggest that Worldwide Healthcare's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Worldwide Healthcare Trust PLC is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched by Frostrow Capital LLP. The fund is managed by OrbiMed Capital LLC. It invests in public equity markets across the globe. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating in the healthcare sector, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. It primarily invests in growth stocks of large-cap companies with a market capitalization of at least $5 billion. The fund employs fundamental analysis with a bottom-up stock picking approach to create its portfolio. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the MSCI World Healthcare Index. The fund employs internal research to make its investments. It was formerly known as Finsbury Worldwide Pharmaceutical Trust plc. Worldwide Healthcare Trust PLC was formed in April 1995 and is domiciled in the United Kingdom.
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