Ratio Review: Analyzing Ferguson Plc. (FERG)’s Price-to-Cash and Price-to-Free Cash Flow

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After finishing at $202.22 in the prior trading day, Ferguson Plc. (NYSE: FERG) closed at $196.37, down -2.89%. In other words, the price has decreased by -$2.89 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.28 million shares were traded. FERG stock price reached its highest trading level at $201.65 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $195.22.


Our goal is to gain a better understanding of FERG by taking a closer look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 52.52 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 18.37. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.94 and its Current Ratio is at 1.68. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.94 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.85.

On January 04, 2024, Wells Fargo Upgraded its rating to Overweight which previously was Equal Weight and also upped its target price recommendation from $175 to $210.

BofA Securities Downgraded its Neutral to Underperform on October 31, 2023, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $160 to $138.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Jun 18 ’24 when Baker Kelly A bought 247 shares for $202.48 per share. The transaction valued at 50,013 led to the insider holds 2,068 shares of the business.

Murphy Kevin Michael sold 641 shares of FERG for $105,769 on Oct 17 ’23. The Chief Executive Officer now owns 123,469 shares after completing the transaction at $164.94 per share. On Oct 17 ’23, another insider, Graham Ian T., who serves as the Chief Legal Officer of the company, sold 387 shares for $164.95 each. As a result, the insider received 63,858 and left with 5,854 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, FERG now has a Market Capitalization of 40795865088 and an Enterprise Value of 44169011200. As of this moment, Ferguson’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 21.48, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 18.39. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 3.07. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.34 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 7.19. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 1.496 whereas that against EBITDA is 14.988.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for FERG is 1.23, which has changed by 0.30374455 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.2586832 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, FERG has reached a high of $224.86, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $147.62. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -6.80%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 4.01%.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 1.10M shares per day over the past 3-months and 1164640 shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 204.00M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 200.03M. Insiders hold about 0.95% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 85.01% stake in the company. Shares short for FERG as of 1715731200 were 3181206 with a Short Ratio of 3.18, compared to 1713139200 on 2595895.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, FERG’s forward annual dividend rate was 3.12, compared to 3.12 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.0154287405The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 2.11. The current Payout Ratio is 32.91% for FERG, which recently paid a dividend on 2024-06-14 with an ex-dividend date of 1718323200. Stock splits for the company last occurred on 2018-06-11 when the company split stock in a 947:1000 ratio.

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