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SPT - Spirent Communications Share Price

255.5p -1.5  -0.6%

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Mid Cap
Market Cap £1.57bn
Enterprise Value £1.43bn
Revenue £378.6m
Position in Universe 342nd / 1804
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1m -6.63%
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52w High -17.4%
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Year End 31st Dec 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020E 2021E CAGR / Avg
457.2 477.1 457.9 454.8 476.9 503.6 529 555.2 +2.0%
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the six months ended 30 June 2020, SpirentCommunications Plc revenues increased 7% to $233.7M. Netincome increased 94% to $32.2M. Revenues reflect Networks &Security segment increase of 8% to $142M, Lifecycle serviceassurance segment increase of 15% to $58.5M. Net incomebenefited from Networks & Security segment income increaseof 55% to $24.8M, Lifecycle service assurance segmentincome increase from $4M to $12.1M.
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Profile Summary

Spirent Communications plc enables service provider networks, data centers, enterprise information technology (IT), mobile communications, connected vehicles or the Internet of Things to communicate and collaborate. The Company's segments include Networks & Applications, Wireless & Service Positioning and Service Assurance. The Networks & Applications segment develops solutions for functional, performance and security testing of various networks and applications that simulate real-world conditions in the lab, before a commercial launch. The Wireless & Service Positioning segment provides functional and performance test systems that enable customers to develop smartphones and other wireless connected devices, as well as positioning, navigation and timing systems for military, research and other high-precision applications. The Service Assurance segment provides solutions to enable service providers to turn-up new services, and diagnose and troubleshoot network and customer issues.

Last Annual December 31st, 2019
Last Interim June 30th, 2020
Incorporated July 16, 1949
Public Since January 3, 1986
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 1,382
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Frequently Asked Questions for Spirent Communications
What is the Spirent Communications share price?

As of 12:34pm, shares in Spirent Communications are trading at 255.5p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £1.57bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Spirent Communications share price performed this year?

Shares in Spirent Communications are currently trading at 255.5p and the price has moved by 11.5% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Spirent Communications price has moved by 21.84% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Spirent Communications?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Spirent Communications, there are there are currently 3 "buy" , 4 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Spirent Communications is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Spirent Communications next release its financial results?

Spirent Communications is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-06-30
What is the Spirent Communications dividend yield?

The Spirent Communications dividend yield is 1.6% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Spirent Communications pay a dividend?

Last year, Spirent Communications paid a total dividend of 0.06, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 1.6%. Looking ahead, Spirent Communications has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Spirent Communications next pay dividends?

Spirent Communications has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Spirent Communications shares is currently 1.6%.

How do I buy Spirent Communications shares?

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What is the market cap of Spirent Communications?

Shares in Spirent Communications are currently trading at 255.5p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £1.57bn.

Where are Spirent Communications shares listed? Where are Spirent Communications shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Spirent Communications:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: SPT
What kind of share is Spirent Communications?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Spirent Communications is currently classified as a High Flyer. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Spirent Communications share price forecast 2021?

Shares in Spirent Communications are currently priced at 255.5p. At that level they are trading at 4.28% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 266.92.

Analysts covering Spirent Communications currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.14 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Spirent Communications share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Spirent Communications. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -10.49%. At the current price of 255.5p, shares in Spirent Communications are trading at -2.69% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Spirent Communications PE Ratio?

The Spirent Communications PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 22.77. The shares are currently trading at 255.5p.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Spirent Communications?

Spirent Communications's management team is headed by:

Jonathan Silver - NID
Paula Bell - CFO
Gary Bullard - NID
Bill Thomas - NEC
Edgar Masri - NID
Wendy Koh - NID
Eric Updyke - CEO
Who are the major shareholders of Spirent Communications?

Here are the top five shareholders of Spirent Communications based on the size of their shareholding:

Columbia Threadneedle Investments (UK) Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 15.99% (97.8m shares)
Aviva Investors Global Services Limited Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 9.11% (55.7m shares)
Aberdeen Asset Investments Limited Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 5.29% (32.4m shares)
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 5.11% (31.2m shares)
Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 4.99% (30.5m shares)
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