ABF:LSE-Associated British Foods plc (GBX)

COMMON STOCK | Packaged Foods | LSE

Last Closing Price

GBX 1,614.00

Change

-70.50 (-4.19)%

Market Cap

GBX 13.34B

Volume

1.25M

Avg Analyst Target

GBX 2,268.75 (+40.57%)

Avg User Target

GBX
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict


Associated British Foods plc (ABF) Stock Analysis:
Based on the Associated British Foods plc stock forecasts from 5 analysts, the average analyst target price for Associated British Foods plc is GBX 2,268.75 over the next 12 months. Associated British Foods plc’s average analyst rating is Buy . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Associated British Foods plc is Bearish, which is based on 4 positive signals and 10 negative signals. At the last closing, Associated British Foods plc’s stock price was GBX 1,614.00. Associated British Foods plc’s stock price has changed by +0.37% over the past week, -1.07% over the past month and -29.43% over the last year.

About

Associated British Foods plc operates as a diversified food, ingredients, and retail company worldwide. It operates through five segments: Grocery, Sugar, Agriculture, Ingredients, and Retail. The Grocery segment manufactures and sells grocery products, including hot beverages, s ...Read More

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Largest Industry Peers for Packaged Foods

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
KYGA:LSE Kerry Group plc

-2.70 (-2.67%)

GBX18.13B 23.54 16.65
GLB:LSE Glanbia plc

-0.48 (-4.03%)

GBX3.26B 20.53 13.43
TATE:LSE Tate & Lyle plc

-23.00 (-2.93%)

GBX3.15B 16.65 8.17
CWK:LSE Cranswick plc

-68.00 (-2.19%)

GBX1.65B 16.40 9.14
HFG:LSE Hilton Food Group plc

-10.00 (-0.83%)

GBX1.07B 27.10 10.84
PFD:LSE Premier Foods plc

+10.80 (+10.13%)

GBX0.92B 11.07 7.12
BAKK:LSE Bakkavor Group plc

-4.60 (-4.34%)

GBX0.59B 10.56 6.02
GNC:LSE Greencore Group plc

-5.20 (-4.71%)

GBX0.58B 22.08 7.64
DVO:LSE Devro plc

+1.50 (+0.73%)

GBX0.34B 11.17 6.69
PURE:LSE PureCircle Limited

N/A

GBX0.18B N/A 74.81

ETFs Containing ABF

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Packaged Foods)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -19.62% 27% F 29% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -19.62% 20% F 29% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -28.68% 20% F 18% F
Dividend Return 0.01% 18% F 16% F
Total Return -28.67% 20% F 17% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain -44.04% 23% F 17% F
Dividend Return 4.60% 20% F 22% F
Total Return -39.44% 23% F 17% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain -8.25% 7% F 9% F
Dividend Return 1.07% 25% F 45% F
Total Return -7.18% 7% F 9% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 16.40% 93% A 65% D
Risk Adjusted Return -43.79% 7% F 7% F
Market Capitalization 13.34B 93% A 87% B+
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Packaged Foods)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 16.79 43% F 48% F
Price/Book Ratio 1.28 67% D+ 49% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 9.44 40% F 43% F
EV/EBITDA 7.01 73% C 60% D-
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 8.07% 40% F 39% F
Return on Invested Capital 6.73% 40% F 60% D-
Return on Assets 4.44% 67% D+ 59% F
Debt to Equity Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Technical Ratios  
Dividend Yield 2.06% 33% F 43% F
Short Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Short Percent N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Beta 1.11 27% F 33% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Ratings

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to 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.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

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.

What to not 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.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

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 earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

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.

Poor return on equity

The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

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

Low Dividend Growth

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