Zotefoams plc (ZTF) is a leading specialty chemicals business based in the UK. Zotefoams is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 461 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||151.2529p - 488.1p|
|50-day moving average||390.0735p|
|200-day moving average||401.3508p|
|Wall St. target price||606.25p|
|Dividend yield||0.04p (0.99%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||12.8p|
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Valuing Zotefoams stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Zotefoams's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Zotefoams's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Zotefoams shares trade at around 32x 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.
Zotefoams's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £12.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Zotefoams's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£73.2 million|
|Operating margin TTM||9.49%|
|Gross profit TTM||£28.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.87%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.99%|
|Market capitalisation||£200.3 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 1691.67% of net profits
Recently Zotefoams has paid out, on average, around 1691.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.99% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Zotefoams shareholders could enjoy a 0.99% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Zotefoams's case, that would currently equate to about 0.04p per share.
Zotefoams'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 10 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Zotefoams's shares have ranged in value from as little as 151.2529p up to 488.1p. 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 Zotefoams's is 1.1655. This would suggest that Zotefoams's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Zotefoams plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, distributes, and sells polyolefin block foams in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, North America, and internationally. The company operates through Polyolefin Foams, High-Performance Products, and MuCell Extrusion LLC segments. It offers AZOTE, a polyolefin foam under the Plastazote, Evazote, and Supazote brands; and various high-performance foams manufactured from fluoropolymers, engineering polymers, and specialty elastomers under the ZOTEK brand. The company also provides T-FIT, a clean insulation system that is used in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and semiconductor cleanroom industries. In addition, it owns and licenses patented MuCell microcellular foam technology, as well as sells related machinery. The company primarily serves the automotive, aerospace, product protection, industrial parts, marine, building and construction, military, and sports and leisure industries. Zotefoams plc was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Croydon, the United Kingdom.
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