Smith & Nephew plc develops, manufactures, and sells medical devices worldwide.
Excellent balance sheet average dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Smith & Nephew's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SN. has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
GB Medical Equipment
1 Year Return
GB Medical Equipment
Return vs Industry: SN. underperformed the UK Medical Equipment industry which returned 31% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SN. exceeded the UK Market which returned 6.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Smith & Nephew's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Smith & Nephew 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: SN. (£18.45) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£17.96)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SN. is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SN. is good value based on its PE Ratio (29.9x) compared to the Medical Equipment industry average (33.7x).
PE vs Market: SN. is poor value based on its PE Ratio (29.9x) compared to the UK market (18.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SN. is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SN. is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.2x) compared to the GB Medical Equipment industry average (3.4x).
How is Smith & Nephew forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SN.'s forecast earnings growth (11.7% per year) is above the savings rate (0.5%).
Earnings vs Market: SN.'s earnings (11.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (12.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SN.'s earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: SN.'s revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (3.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SN.'s revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SN.'s Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16%).
How has Smith & Nephew performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SN. has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SN.'s current net profit margins (14.1%) are lower than last year (14.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SN.'s earnings have grown by 10.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SN.'s has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: SN. had negative earnings growth (-2.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Medical Equipment industry average (-4.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SN.'s Return on Equity (14.1%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Smith & Nephew's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SN.'s short term assets ($2.9B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: SN.'s short term assets ($2.9B) exceed its long term liabilities ($2.5B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SN.'s debt to equity ratio (40.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: SN.'s debt to equity ratio has reduced from 49.1% to 40.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SN.'s debt is well covered by operating cash flow (53.8%).
Interest Coverage: SN.'s interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (19.9x coverage).
Inventory Level: SN. has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: SN.'s debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.5x debt).
What is Smith & Nephew's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: SN.'s dividend (1.51%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.82%).
High Dividend: SN.'s dividend (1.51%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.15%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SN.'s dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SN.'s dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (45.6%), SN.'s dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SN.'s dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (34.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Roland Diggelmann (52yo)
Mr. Roland Diggelmann has been Chief Executive Officer of Smith & Nephew plc since November 1, 2019. Mr. Diggelmann was the Chief Executive Officer of Roche Diagnostics at Roche Holding AG until September ...
|Chief Executive Officer||0.3yrs||US$59.00k||0.00076% $131.4k|
|CFO & Executive Director||2.8yrs||US$1.98m||0.0012% $202.3k|
|President of Global Operations||2.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Legal & Compliance Officer||2.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Marketing Services & Communications||9.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Human Resources Officer||4.2yrs||no data||0.0065% $1.1m|
|Chief Business Development & Corporate Affairs Officer||6.1yrs||no data||no data|
|President of Sports Medicine & ENT||2.1yrs||no data||0.0059% $1.0m|
|President of Research & Development||3.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Human Resources for the US||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: SN.'s management team is considered experienced (2.9 years average tenure).
|CFO & Executive Director||2.8yrs||US$1.98m||0.0012% $202.3k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||5.1yrs||US$69.50k||0.0018% $316.3k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||7.8yrs||US$69.50k||0.0022% $380.3k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||2.3yrs||US$171.78k||0.00086% $148.7k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||2.2yrs||US$83.67k||0.00052% $89.9k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||5.2yrs||US$171.78k||0.00085% $146.9k|
|Senior Independent Non-Executive Director||0.8yrs||US$89.50k||0.0018% $316.3k|
Experienced Board: SN.'s board of directors are considered experienced (4 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Smith & Nephew plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Smith & Nephew plc
- Ticker: SN.
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1856
- Industry: Health Care Equipment
- Sector: Healthcare
- Market Cap: UK£17.286b
- Shares outstanding: 873.50m
- Website: https://www.smith-nephew.com
Number of Employees
- Smith & Nephew plc
- Building 5
- Croxley Park
- WD18 8YE
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SNNU.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jan 1980|
|NPW1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1980|
|SN.||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Jan 1980|
|SNL||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Jan 1980|
|SNN||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||SPDN ADR NEW||US||USD||Nov 1999|
|NPWA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||SPDN ADR NEW||DE||EUR||Nov 1999|
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Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/20 20:48|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/20 00:00|
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