AHT:LSE-Ashtead Group plc (GBX)

COMMON STOCK | Rental & Leasing Services | LSE

Last Closing Price

GBX 5,992.00

Change

+16.00 (+0.27)%

Market Cap

GBX 26.69B

Volume

0.96M

Avg Analyst Target

GBX 5,169.60 (-13.72%)

Avg User Target

GBX
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Fundamental Analysis

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About

Ashtead Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the construction, industrial, and general equipment rental business in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It offers range of products and services, such as general tools, air compressors and accessories, compaction and earth moving, climate control services, power and HVAC, pump solutions, remediation and restoration, flooring solutions, and lighting and grip. The company also provides power generation, heating, cooling, scaffolding, traffic management, temporary flooring, trench shoring, and lifting services. It offers its products and services for facilities maintenance and municipalities, such as office complexes, apartment complexes, government, hospitals, data centers, parks and recreation departments, schools and universities, shopping centers, pavement/kerb repairs, and golf course maintenance; construction of airports, highways and bridges, office buildings, data centers, schools and universities, shopping centers, residential, and remodeling; emergency response for fire, hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, winter, storms, residential emergencies, covid-19, alternative care facilities, points of distribution, and mobile testing facilities; and entertainment and special events, including national events, concerts, sporting events, film/TV production, theme parks, festivals farmers' markets, local 5k runs, and cycle races. The company operates 861 stores in the United States, 77 stores in Canada, and 188 stores in the United Kingdom under the Sunbelt Rentals brand. Ashtead Group plc was founded in 1947 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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ETFs Containing AHT

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap

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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 74.29% 100% A+ 94% A
Dividend Return 0.22% 86% B 49% F
Total Return 74.51% 100% A+ 94% A
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 116.01% 88% B+ 94% A
Dividend Return 0.27% 57% F 37% F
Total Return 116.28% 88% B+ 93% A
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 374.43% 100% A+ 97% A+
Dividend Return 11.20% 14% F 49% F
Total Return 385.63% 100% A+ 96% A
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 34.55% 75% C 85% B
Dividend Return 1.65% 14% F 52% F
Total Return 36.21% 75% C 84% B
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 42.39% 38% F 32% F
Risk Adjusted Return 85.41% 100% A+ 87% B+
Market Capitalization 26.69B 100% A+ 94% A
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
(Rental & Leasing Services)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 33.74 22% F 26% F
Price/Book Ratio 7.66 11% F 11% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 12.99 22% F 38% F
EV/EBITDA 8.99 14% F 61% D-
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 25.29% 100% A+ 82% B-
Return on Invested Capital 8.93% 71% C- 76% C
Return on Assets 8.45% 88% B+ 79% C+
Debt to Equity Ratio 92.68% 29% F 16% 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 1.32 22% F 22% 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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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 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.

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 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 earnings

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

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.