XPS Pensions Group plc is a personal services business based in the UK. XPS Pensions Group shares (XPS.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 122.5p – a decrease of 1.21% over the previous week. XPS Pensions Group employs 1,203 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £124.9 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, XPS Pensions Group's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 122.5p, which is 18.33% down on its pre-crash value of 150p and 17.22% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 104.5p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of XPS Pensions Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £746.67 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 £816.67.
|Latest market close||122.5p|
|52-week range||99.7193p - 153.9356p|
|50-day moving average||124.4571p|
|200-day moving average||122.1348p|
|Wall St. target price||245p|
|Dividend yield||0.07p (5.08%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||3p|
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|1 month (2020-12-22)||-5.38%|
Valuing XPS Pensions Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of XPS Pensions Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
XPS Pensions 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 43x. In other words, XPS Pensions Group shares trade at around 43x 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.
XPS Pensions Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £22.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a XPS Pensions Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£124.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||11.79%|
|Gross profit TTM||£119.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.47%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.12%|
|Market capitalisation||£262.5 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 29666.67% of net profits
Recently XPS Pensions Group has paid out, on average, around 29666.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), XPS Pensions Group shareholders could enjoy a 5.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In XPS Pensions Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.07p per share.
XPS Pensions 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 7 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, XPS Pensions Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 99.7193p up to 153.9356p. 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 XPS Pensions Group's is 0.1686. This would suggest that XPS Pensions Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
XPS Pensions Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides employee benefit consultancy and related business services in the United Kingdom. It offers advisory services to trustees and corporate sponsors for pension scheme management, which include actuarial, long-term financial planning, and scheme benefit design advice. The company also provides administer services, such as pensions administration, payroll services, pension scheme accounting, scam identification, de-risking projects, and technical consultancy to various trust-based company pension schemes, including defined benefit, defined contribution, career average revalued earnings, and hybrid schemes. In addition, it offers independent trustee and SSAS and self-invested personal pension services. The company was formerly known as Xafinity Plc and changed its name to XPS Pensions Group Plc in May 2018. XPS Pensions Group plc was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Reading, the United Kingdom.
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