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Is the Ashtead share price (LON:AHT) expensive at 2,452p?

Jack Brumby

Ashtead (LON:AHTis a large cap equipment rental company. The Company rents a range of construction and industrial equipment across a range of applications to a diverse customer base with its Sunbelt and A-Plat businesses.

Right now the Ashtead share price is on the expensive side from a factor perspective, based on its Value Rank of 42. Let's see why this is.

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A closer look at Ashtead's Value Rank

We can see by using Ashtead’s StockReport that the group has a:

  • Rolling price to book value of 3.81,
  • Trailing twelve month price to earnings ratio of 10.9
  • Trailing twelve month price to free cashflow of 19.5
  • Rolling dividend yield of 1.73%
  • Trailing twelve-month price to sales ratio of 2.23

This combination of financial traits suggests that Ashtead stock is toward the more expensive end of the market. Being expensive is not the end of the world, of course - but it does help to have favourable exposures to other factors to justify the share price premium.

Studies indicate that combining factors such as Value, Quality and Momentum is a more effective way of outperforming the market over longer time frames. That's why we have constructed our StockReports to give an instant impression of how well exposed Ashtead (LON:AHT) is to these three factors. We go into greater detail on factor investing in this video

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