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LON:SMSSmart Metering Systems Share Price, Forecast & News

GBX 589.19
-4.81 (-0.81 %)
(As of 06/3/2020 05:14 AM ET)
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Today's Range
589
Now: GBX 589.19
608
50-Day Range
584
MA: GBX 620.28
655
52-Week Range
308
Now: GBX 589.19
742
Volume23,362 shs
Average Volume213,179 shs
Market Capitalization£664.89 million
P/E Ratio168.34
Dividend Yield1.12%
BetaN/A
Smart Metering Systems plc, through its subsidiaries, connects, owns, operates, and maintains metering systems and databases on behalf of energy companies in the United Kingdom, Italy, and the Caribbean. It operates through three segments: Asset Management, Asset Installation, and Energy Management. The Asset Management segment engages in the regulated management of gas meters, electric meters, and ADM devices. The Asset Installation segment installs domestic, industrial, and commercial gas meters and electricity meters. The Energy Management segment provides energy advisory services. In addition, it provides data management services, electricity and gas utility management services, and electricity and gas meter rental services. The company was formerly known as UK Smart Metering Group Limited and changed its name to Smart Metering Systems plc in June 2011. Smart Metering Systems plc was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Glasgow, the United Kingdom.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 3.3Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 3.0Valuation: 0.0 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.03 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Business Services
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorServices
CUSIPN/A
CIKN/A
Phone+44-141-2493850

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales£114.28 million
Cash FlowGBX 43.70 per share
Book ValueGBX 198.40 per share

Profitability

Miscellaneous

Employees940
Market Cap£664.89 million
Next Earnings DateN/A
OptionableNot Optionable

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Smart Metering Systems (LON:SMS) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Smart Metering Systems' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Smart Metering Systems' stock was trading at GBX 456.80 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, SMS shares have increased by 29.0% and is now trading at GBX 589.19. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Smart Metering Systems?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Smart Metering Systems in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Smart Metering Systems.

How were Smart Metering Systems' earnings last quarter?

Smart Metering Systems PLC (LON:SMS) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March, 17th. The company reported $11.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $10.60 by $0.70. View Smart Metering Systems' earnings history.

How often does Smart Metering Systems pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Smart Metering Systems?

Smart Metering Systems announced a dividend on Tuesday, March 17th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 23rd will be given a dividend of GBX 4.58 per share on Thursday, June 4th. This represents a yield of 0.78%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 23rd. This is a positive change from Smart Metering Systems's previous dividend of GBX 2.30. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View Smart Metering Systems' dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for SMS?

3 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Smart Metering Systems' stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 640 to GBX 776. On average, they anticipate Smart Metering Systems' share price to reach GBX 688.67 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 16.9% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Smart Metering Systems.

Has Smart Metering Systems been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about SMS stock have trended somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Smart Metering Systems earned a coverage optimism score of -1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. View the latest news aboutSmart Metering Systems.

Who are some of Smart Metering Systems' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Smart Metering Systems own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Smart Metering Systems investors own include NetApp (NTAP), Twitter (TWTR), Lowland Investment (LWI), Paysafe Group (PAYS), Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB), TiVo (TIVO), Ab Dynamics (ABDP), BAE Systems (BA), Blancco Technology Group (BLTG) and EMC (EMC).

Who are Smart Metering Systems' key executives?

Smart Metering Systems' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Alan Henry Foy, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. David Thompson, CFO & Exec. Director (Age 42)
  • Mr. Andy Ritchie, Head of Bus. Risk and Compliance
  • Mr. Craig McGinn, Gen. Counsel & Group Company Sec.
  • Mr. Stan Chaloner, Group Sales Director

What is Smart Metering Systems' stock symbol?

Smart Metering Systems trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "SMS."

How do I buy shares of Smart Metering Systems?

Shares of SMS and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.

What is Smart Metering Systems' stock price today?

One share of SMS stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 589.19.

How big of a company is Smart Metering Systems?

Smart Metering Systems has a market capitalization of £664.89 million and generates £114.28 million in revenue each year. Smart Metering Systems employs 940 workers across the globe.

What is Smart Metering Systems' official website?

The official website for Smart Metering Systems is www.sms-plc.com.

How can I contact Smart Metering Systems?

Smart Metering Systems' mailing address is 48 St. Vincent Street, GLASGOW, G2 5TS, United Kingdom. The company can be reached via phone at +44-141-2493850.

This page was last updated on 6/3/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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