Bodycote plc (LSE:BOY) currently has a 10-year dividend growth rate of 2.91%. This number is calculated using the geometric average which provides the typical value of dividend growth over the specified period using the product of their values. The geometric average is defined as the nth root of the product of n numbers. Solid dividend growth may be one sign of a healthy stock.

Investors may be watching different time periods to assess dividend growth rates. The stock currently has an 8 year dividend growth rate of -13.30%, a 5 year of 7.34%, and a 3 year of -12.09%.

**Free Cash Flow** or FCF, may be used to gauge the true profitability of a company. FCF measures the amount of cash a company generates after accounting for capital expenditures, and it may be a useful indicator for assessing financial performance. Bodycote plc (LSE:BOY)‘s FCF growth is presently at 0.223183. This is calculated by subtracting FCF from the previous year from FCF this year, divided by FCF from last year. The company has an FCF score of 0.803999. The FCF score is an indicator that is derived by combining free cash flow stability with free cash flow growth. In general, a higher FCF score value would signal high free cash flow growth.

The current FCF quality score is 5.743932. The free quality score assists with estimating free cash flow stability. FCF quality is calculated as the 12 ltm cash flow per share over the average of the cash flow numbers. With this number, a lower ratio is typically preferred. Looking a bit further, the company has an FCF yield of 0.047474, and a 5-year average FCF yield of 0.042801. The first is simply FCF divided by enterprise value, and the second is the five year average FCF divided by the current enterprise value.

**SMA Cross**Technical traders and investors may be looking at the simple moving average 50/200 cross on shares of Bodycote plc (LSE:BOY). At the time of writing, the SMA 50/200 Cross value is 1.11555.

If the value is greater than one, the 50 day moving average is above the 200 day moving average, which may signal positive stock price momentum. A value less than one would indicate that the 50 day moving average is below the 200 day, which may indicate negative share price momentum.

**Movement**

Watching some historical volatility numbers on shares of Bodycote plc (LSE:BOY), we can see that the 12 month volatility is presently 23.7159. The 6 month volatility is 20.3904, and the 3 month is spotted at 17.6882. Following volatility data can help measure how much the stock price has fluctuated over the specified time period. Although past volatility action may help project future stock volatility, it may also be vastly different when taking into account other factors that may be driving price action during the measured time period.

**Range**

Investors often keep track of key stock price levels when doing equity research. Two standard levels are the 52-week high and 52-week low. Shares tend to come under increased scrutiny when approaching either of the two marks. After a recent check, the current stock price divided by the 52-week high for shares of Bodycote plc (LSE:BOY), gives us a value of 0.939.

**Valuation Scores**

The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. The ERP5 looks at the Price to Book ratio, Earnings Yield, ROIC and 5 year average ROIC. The ERP5 of Bodycote plc (LSE:BOY) is 4386. The lower the ERP5 rank, the more undervalued a company is thought to be.

**MF Rank**

The MF Rank (aka the Magic Formula) is a formula that pinpoints a valuable company trading at a good price. The formula is calculated by looking at companies that have a high earnings yield as well as a high return on invested capital. The MF Rank of Bodycote plc (LSE:BOY) is 4227. A company with a low rank is considered a good company to invest in. The Magic Formula was introduced in a book written by Joel Greenblatt, entitled, “The Little Book that Beats the Market”.

**Q.i. Value**

The Q.i. Value of Bodycote plc (LSE:BOY) is 22. The Q.i. Value is a helpful tool in determining if a company is undervalued or not. The Q.i. Value is calculated using the following ratios: EBITDA Yield, Earnings Yield, FCF Yield, and Liquidity. The lower the Q.i. value, the more undervalued the company is thought to be.

Bodycote plc (LSE:BOY) currently has a Montier C-score of 2. This indicator was developed by James Montier in an attempt to identify firms that were cooking the books in order to appear better on paper. The score ranges from zero to six where a 0 would indicate no evidence of book cooking, and a 6 would indicate a high likelihood. A C-score of -1 would indicate that there is not enough information available to calculate the score. Montier used six inputs in the calculation. These inputs included a growing difference between net income and cash flow from operations, increasing receivable days, growing day’s sales of inventory, increasing other current assets, decrease in depreciation relative to gross property plant and equipment, and high total asset growth.

Investors may be interested in viewing the Gross Margin score on shares of Bodycote plc (LSE:BOY). The name currently has a score of 3. This score is derived from the Gross Margin (Marx) stability and growth over the previous eight years. The Gross Margin score lands on a scale from 1 to 100 where a score of 1 would be considered positive, and a score of 100 would be seen as negative.