Ferguson plc distributes plumbing and heating products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Central Europe.
Solid track record with adequate balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Ferguson's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: FERG has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
GB Trade Distributors
1 Year Return
GB Trade Distributors
Return vs Industry: FERG exceeded the UK Trade Distributors industry which returned 9.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FERG exceeded the UK Market which returned -12.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Ferguson's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StShareholders Of Ferguson (LON:FERG) Must Be Happy With Their 84% Return
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StInvestor Optimism Abounds Ferguson plc (LON:FERG) But Growth Is Lacking
4 months ago | Simply Wall StCould Ferguson plc's (LON:FERG) Investor Composition Influence The Stock Price?
Is Ferguson undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: FERG (£70.52) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£47.66)
Significantly Below Fair Value: FERG is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FERG's PE Ratio (16.3x) is in line with the GB Trade Distributors industry average.
PE vs Market: FERG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (16.3x) compared to the UK market (15.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: FERG is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (8.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FERG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.9x) compared to the GB Trade Distributors industry average (1.3x).
How is Ferguson forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 22 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: FERG's forecast earnings growth (1.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.2%).
Earnings vs Market: FERG's earnings (1.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (23% per year).
High Growth Earnings: FERG's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: FERG's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (4.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FERG's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: FERG's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (21.1%)
How has Ferguson performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FERG has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: FERG's current net profit margins (4.5%) are higher than last year (4.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FERG's earnings have grown by 13% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: FERG's earnings growth over the past year (5%) is below its 5-year average (13% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: FERG earnings growth over the past year (5%) exceeded the Trade Distributors industry -7.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: FERG's Return on Equity (24.1%) is considered high.
How is Ferguson's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FERG's short term assets ($6.8B) exceed its short term liabilities ($4.4B).
Long Term Liabilities: FERG's short term assets ($6.8B) exceed its long term liabilities ($4.0B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FERG's debt to equity ratio (66.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: FERG's debt to equity ratio has increased from 62.3% to 66.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: FERG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (57%).
Interest Coverage: FERG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (13x coverage).
What is Ferguson current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate FERG's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate FERG's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FERG's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FERG's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: FERG is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of FERG's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mr. Kevin Murphy has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Ferguson Enterprises, Inc since August 01, 2017. Mr. Murphy served as Chief Executive Officer of USA at Ferguson plc since August 01, 2 ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Kevin's total compensation ($USD2.29M) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD4.85M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Kevin's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Executive Director||0.75yr||US$2.29m||0.031% |
|Group Director of Corporate Finance||no data||no data||no data|
|Group Chief Information Officer||2.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Director of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Group General Counsel||1.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Corporate Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Human Resources Officer||3.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Alignment and Coordination - Wolseley North America||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Supply Chain - Wolseley North America||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Marketing Officer of USA||4.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Operating Officer of USA||3yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Group Financial Reporting||2.58yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: FERG's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).
|CEO & Executive Director||0.75yr||US$2.29m||0.031% |
|Senior Independent Non Executive Director||6.83yrs||US$95.80k||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||3.08yrs||US$78.50k||no data|
|Independent Non Executive Chairman||0.75yr||US$18.30k||no data|
|Independent Non Executive Director||1.5yrs||US$42.20k||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||6.25yrs||US$93.50k||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||1.58yrs||US$50.00k||no data|
Experienced Board: FERG's board of directors are considered experienced (3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Ferguson plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Ferguson plc
- Ticker: FERG
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1887
- Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: UK£15.766b
- Shares outstanding: 223.57m
- Website: https://www.fergusonplc.com
Number of Employees
- Ferguson plc
- 1020 Eskdale Road
- Winnersh Triangle
- RG41 5TS
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|FERGL||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Old Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Jan 1992|
|FERG||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Jan 1992|
|WOSC.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jan 1992|
|24W5||BST (Boerse-Stuttgart)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|FERG.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||SPONSRD ADS NEW||US||USD||May 2001|
|FERG||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||ORD GBP0.11403197||GB||GBP||Jun 2018|
Ferguson plc distributes plumbing and heating products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Central Europe. It offers plumbing and heating solutions to customers in the residential, munici ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/08/10 21:30|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/08/10 00:00|
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