AHT:LSE-Ashtead Group plc (GBX)

COMMON STOCK | Rental & Leasing Services | LSE

Last Closing Price

GBX 1,765.50

Change

+132.50 (+8.11)%

Market Cap

GBX 7.56B

Volume

2.17M

Average Target Price

GBX 2,438.89 (+38.14%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

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About

Ashtead Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, rents a range of construction and industrial equipment. It provides equipment for use in lifting, powering, generation, moving, digging, compacting, drilling, supporting, scrubbing, pumping, directing, heating, and ventilating works. The company offers various types of construction equipment for non-residential construction markets; and facilities management equipment for the maintenance and repair of facilities. It also provides disaster relief equipment, such as pumps and power generation equipment for various applications, such as assisting at times of flooding due to weather and burst water supply; power generation, lighting, and other equipment for bowl events, sporting events, music concerts, and festivals; and climate control equipment, including cooling, heating, and dehumidification equipment to the construction, commercial, industrial, and events markets. In addition, the company rents and installs scaffolding solutions for access to new or existing structures; and offers portable traffic systems to facilitate engineering projects or clean-up after an accident. It serves construction, industrial, and homeowner customers, as well as government entities and specialist contractors. The company operates 773 stores under the Sunbelt Rentals name in the United States; 67 stores under the Sunbelt Rentals Canada name in Canada; and 196 stores under the A-Plant name in the United Kingdom. Ashtead Group plc was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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ETFs Containing AHT

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Rental & Leasing Services)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -26.86% 50% F 38% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -26.86% 50% F 38% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -7.73% 86% B 66% D
Dividend Return 1.75% 17% F 49% F
Total Return -5.98% 86% B 67% D+
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 62.42% 100% A+ 89% B+
Dividend Return 12.44% 50% F 57% F
Total Return 74.86% 83% B 88% B+
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 25.18% 100% A+ 90% A-
Dividend Return 1.91% 29% F 57% F
Total Return 27.09% 86% B 88% B+
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 30.36% 29% F 25% F
Risk Adjusted Return 89.22% 86% B 81% B-
Market Capitalization 7.56B 100% A+ 97% A+
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%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Rental & Leasing Services)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 9.56 67% D+ 57% F
Price/Book Ratio 262.07 33% F 20% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 14.36 33% F 22% F
EV/EBITDA 5.58 33% F 51% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 28.73% 100% A+ 92% A-
Return on Invested Capital 13.06% 83% B 80% B-
Return on Assets 8.96% 83% B 88% B+
Debt to Equity Ratio 134.00% 40% F 11% F
Technical Ratios  
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 1.00 29% F 30% 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 Rating

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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.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Superior return on equity

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

Superior capital utilization

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

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 Earnings Growth

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

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue 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 to not like:
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 total returns

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

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.

Higly 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.