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WJG - Watkin Jones Share Price

234p 4.5  2.0%

Last Trade - 22/04/21

Mid Cap
Market Cap £587.9m
Enterprise Value £627.5m
Revenue £354.1m
Position in Universe 568th / 1821
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52w High -4.18%
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Year End 30th Sep 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
244.2 267 301.9 363.1 374.8 354.1 467.4 532.9 +7.7%
+160.6 -23.2 +56.3 +16.0 +0.6 -7.1 +5.04 +11.4
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the fiscal year ended 30 September 2020, WatkinJones PLC revenues decreased 6% to £354.1M. Net incomedecreased 46% to £21.1M. Revenues reflect StudentAccommodation segment decrease of 8% to £226M, ResidentialDevelopment segment decrease of 31% to £26.3M. Net incomealso reflects Fire safety recladding works increase from£0K to £14.8M (expense), Finance charges increase of 90% to£1.3M (expense).
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Profile Summary

Watkin Jones plc is a United Kingdom-based construction and development company. The principal activities of the Company and its subsidiaries are those of property development and the management of properties for multiple residential occupation. The Company's segments include student accommodation development, residential development, student accommodation management and corporate. The Company's student accommodation development segment is engaged in building student accommodation developments. The Company's residential development segment is engaged in the development of traditional residential property. The Company's student accommodation management segment is engaged in managing student accommodation property. It builds properties ranging from executive and family homes to contemporary apartments. The Company operates across the entire development lifecycle from site procurement, planning and construction to scheme management.

Last Annual September 30th, 2020
Last Interim September 30th, 2020
Incorporated September 23, 2015
Public Since March 23, 2016
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 700
Sector Financials
Industry Real Estate Operations
Index FTSE Aim All Share , FTSE Aim 100 , FTSE Intl-aim UK 50 ,
Exchange London Stock Exchange (AIM)
Shares in Issue 256,163,459
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Frequently Asked Questions for Watkin Jones
What is the Watkin Jones share price?

As of 22/04/21, shares in Watkin Jones are trading at 234p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £587.9m. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Watkin Jones share price performed this year?

Shares in Watkin Jones are currently trading at 234p and the price has moved by 38.92% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Watkin Jones price has moved by 12.47% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Watkin Jones?

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

When will Watkin Jones next release its financial results?

Watkin Jones is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-09-30
What is the Watkin Jones dividend yield?

The Watkin Jones dividend yield is 3.2% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Watkin Jones pay a dividend?

Last year, Watkin Jones paid a total dividend of 0.07, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 3.2%. Looking ahead, Watkin Jones has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Watkin Jones next pay dividends?

Watkin Jones has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Watkin Jones shares is currently 3.2%.

How do I buy Watkin Jones shares?

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What is the market cap of Watkin Jones?

Shares in Watkin Jones are currently trading at 234p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £587.9m.

Where are Watkin Jones shares listed? Where are Watkin Jones shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Watkin Jones:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: WJG
What kind of share is Watkin Jones?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Watkin Jones is currently classified as a Super Stock. 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 Watkin Jones share price forecast 2021?

Shares in Watkin Jones are currently priced at 234p. At that level they are trading at 17.54% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 283.77.

Analysts covering Watkin Jones currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.15622 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Watkin Jones 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 Watkin Jones. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been 30.63%. At the current price of 234p, shares in Watkin Jones are trading at 33.05% 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 Watkin Jones PE Ratio?

The Watkin Jones PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 15.43. The shares are currently trading at 234p.

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 Watkin Jones?

Watkin Jones's management team is headed by:

Grenville Turner - NEC
Philip Byrom - CFO
Simon Laffin - NID
Richard Simpson - CEO
Liz Reilly - NID
Who are the major shareholders of Watkin Jones?

Here are the top five shareholders of Watkin Jones based on the size of their shareholding:

G&J Watkin Jones 1992 Settlement Trust Corporation
Percentage owned: 15.19% (38.9m shares)
Octopus Investments Limited Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 10% (25.6m shares)
M & G Investment Management Ltd. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 9.81% (25.1m shares)
JPMorgan Asset Management U.K. Limited Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 5.62% (14.4m shares)
Polar Capital UK Value Opportunities Fund Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 5.44% (13.9m shares)
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