ASX:RKN

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Reckon Limited provides software solutions for small to larger businesses, accountants, bookkeepers, and lawyers in Australia, the United States, and others.


Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with acceptable track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Reckon's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: RKN has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

19.8%

RKN

0.1%

AU Software

0.8%

AU Market


1 Year Return

13.5%

RKN

35.8%

AU Software

15.3%

AU Market

Return vs Industry: RKN underperformed the Australian Software industry which returned 35.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: RKN underperformed the Australian Market which returned 15.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

RKNIndustryMarket
7 Day19.8%0.1%0.8%
30 Day2.7%4.0%0.3%
90 Day-12.7%9.1%5.3%
1 Year18.4%13.5%37.0%35.8%20.5%15.3%
3 Year-49.5%-56.6%171.9%159.7%37.4%18.8%
5 Year-50.0%-59.9%181.4%159.8%50.7%16.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Reckon's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Reckon undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

41.3%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: RKN (A$0.76) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$1.29)

Significantly Below Fair Value: RKN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: RKN is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.5x) compared to the Software industry average (36.7x).

PE vs Market: RKN is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.5x) compared to the Australian market (18.8x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: RKN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.5x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: RKN is good value based on its PB Ratio (4.1x) compared to the AU Software industry average (4.1x).


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Future Growth

How is Reckon forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

4.1%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: RKN's forecast earnings growth (4.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.1%).

Earnings vs Market: RKN's earnings (4.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (9.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: RKN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: RKN's revenue (2.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (4.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: RKN's revenue (2.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: RKN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (33.2%)


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Past Performance

How has Reckon performed over the past 5 years?

-20.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: RKN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: RKN's current net profit margins (10.8%) are higher than last year (10.2%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: RKN's earnings have declined by -20.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: RKN's earnings growth over the past year (5.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (-20.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: RKN earnings growth over the past year (5.4%) underperformed the Software industry 22%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst RKN's Return on Equity (38.56%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Reckon's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: RKN's short term assets (A$12.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities (A$14.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: RKN's short term assets (A$12.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$49.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: RKN's debt to equity ratio (178.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: RKN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 144.6% to 178.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: RKN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (27.5%).

Interest Coverage: RKN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.6x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: RKN has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: RKN's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.3x debt).


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Dividend

What is Reckon's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

5.30%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: RKN's dividend (5.3%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.29%).

High Dividend: RKN's dividend (5.3%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (5.49%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: RKN's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: RKN's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (69.7%), RKN's dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: RKN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (69.7% payout ratio).


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

17.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Sam Allert 0

AU$723,302

Compensation

Mr. Samuel Allert, also known as Sam, has been Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at Reckon Limited since July 1, 2018. Mr. Allert served as Managing Director of Business and Accountant G ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Sam's total compensation ($USD483.98K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD254.81K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Sam's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Gregory Wilkinson
Founder & Chairman1.6yrsAU$125.79k8.28% A$7.1m
Samuel Allert
Group CEO & Executive Director0yrsAU$723.30k0.12% A$106.8k
Christer Hagglund
Group Chief Financial Officer15.3yrsAU$759.60k0.41% A$349.7k
Clive Rabie
Group MD & Executive Director15.1yrsAU$1.95m9.38% A$8.0m
Myron Zlotnick
Company Secretary17.3yrsAU$631.65k0.0097% A$8.3k
Paul James
General Manager of Professional Division Australia and General Manager of Aps Australia0yrsAU$320.48kno data
Grant Linton
General Manager of Professional Division - New Zealand0yrsAU$186.10kno data

17.3yrs

Average Tenure

58.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: RKN's management team is seasoned and experienced (17.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Gregory Wilkinson
Founder & Chairman1.6yrsAU$125.79k8.28% A$7.1m
Samuel Allert
Group CEO & Executive Director0yrsAU$723.30k0.12% A$106.8k
Clive Rabie
Group MD & Executive Director15.1yrsAU$1.95m9.38% A$8.0m
Phillip Hayman
Independent Non-executive Director1.6yrsAU$43.80k0.58% A$493.0k

1.6yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: RKN's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Reckon Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Reckon Limited
  • Ticker: RKN
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 1987
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: AU$85.538m
  • Shares outstanding: 113.29m
  • Website: https://www.reckon.com

Location

  • Reckon Limited
  • 100 Pacific Highway
  • Level 2
  • North Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • 2060
  • Australia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
RKNASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDJul 1999
RKNCHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDJul 1999
UVWDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJul 1999

Biography

Reckon Limited provides software solutions for small to larger businesses, accountants, bookkeepers, and lawyers in Australia, the United States, and others. It operates through Business Group, Accountant Practice Management Group, and Legal Practice Management Group segments. The Business Group segment engages in the development, distribution, and support of business accounting and personal financial software, as well as related products and services under the Reckon Accounts and Reckon One names. The Legal Practice Management Group segment develops, distributes, and supports practice management, tax, client accounting, and related software under the APS brand, as well as the Reckon Docs and Reckon Elite products. The Accountant Practice Management Group segment engages in the development, distribution, and support of cost recovery, cost management, scan, and related software under the nQueue Billback brand primarily to the legal market. This segment also supplies corporate services, such as company registration and company secretarial tools; and supplies relevant content under the Reckon Docs brand. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in North Sydney, Australia. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/19 10:35
End of Day Share Price2020/02/19 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.