Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC(MONY:LSE) RBC Royalbank raises the target price to GBX 230

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by: STA Research

RBC Royalbank maintains Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC with a Sector Perform rating and raises the target price to GBX 230 from GBX 210 on the company’s stock.

Based on the Moneysupermarket.Com Group PLC stock forecasts from 2 analysts, the average analyst target price for Moneysupermarket.Com Group PLC is GBX 245.00 over the next 12 months. Moneysupermarket.Com Group PLC’s average analyst rating is Buy . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Moneysupermarket.Com Group PLC is Neutral, which is based on 8 positive signals and 9 negative signals. At the last closing, Moneysupermarket.Com Group PLC’s stock price was GBX 216.80Moneysupermarket.Com Group PLC’s stock price has changed by +20.44% over the past week, +27.08% over the past month and -14.85% over the last year.

Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides price comparison website in the United Kingdom. The company operates through Insurance, Money, Home Services, Travel and Cashback segments. It offers online and app-based tools to save money on their household bills across insurance, money, and home service channels under the MoneySuperMarket brand; and compares travel deals, including holidays, car hire, flights, and hotels under the TravelSupermarket brand. The company also operates a consumer finance website under the MoneySavingExpert brand; a B2B price comparison technology platform for third party brands, as well as B2C platform compares home communications and mobile phone price under the Decision Tech brand; Quidco, a cashback website in the United Kingdom; and icelolly.com, a holiday comparison and deals site. In addition, it provides financial intermediary services. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Chester, the United Kingdom.

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Underpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Dividend Growth

This stock has shown top quartile dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What we don’t like:

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

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