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Locality Planning Energy HoldingsASX:LPE Stock Report

Market Cap

AU$14.1m

7D

-5.3%

1Y

-26.5%

Updated

23 Sep, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
LPE fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health2/6
Dividends0/6

LPE Overview

Locality Planning Energy Holdings Limited provides electricity and utility services to residential and commercial customers throughout the Australian National Electricity Market.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Locality Planning Energy Holdings
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceAU$0.18
52 Week HighAU$0.15
52 Week LowAU$0.34
Beta1.58
1 Month Change-2.70%
3 Month Change-7.69%
1 Year Change-26.53%
3 Year Change-80.00%
5 Year Change-87.14%
Change since IPO-84.35%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

LPEAU Electric UtilitiesAU Market
7D-5.3%4.8%-0.5%
1Y-26.5%26.6%24.9%

Return vs Industry: LPE underperformed the Australian Electric Utilities industry which returned 26.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LPE underperformed the Australian Market which returned 25.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is LPE's price volatile compared to industry and market?
LPE volatility
LPE Beta1.58
Industry Beta0.73
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: LPE is more volatile than 75% of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 14% a week.

Volatility Over Time: LPE's weekly volatility (14%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of Australian stocks.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
n/an/aDamien Glanvillehttps://www.localityenergy.com.au

Locality Planning Energy Holdings Limited provides electricity and utility services to residential and commercial customers throughout the Australian National Electricity Market. The company is based in Maroochydore, Australia.

Locality Planning Energy Holdings Fundamentals Summary

How do Locality Planning Energy Holdings's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
LPE fundamental statistics
Market CapAU$14.15m
Earnings (TTM)AU$918.25k
Revenue (TTM)AU$54.88m

15.4x

P/E Ratio

0.3x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
LPE income statement (TTM)
RevenueAU$54.88m
Cost of RevenueAU$46.27m
Gross ProfitAU$8.62m
ExpensesAU$7.70m
EarningsAU$918.25k

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.015
Gross Margin15.70%
Net Profit Margin1.67%
Debt/Equity Ratio1,282.7%

How did LPE perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

Is Locality Planning Energy Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

15.41x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate LPE's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate LPE's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LPE is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.4x) compared to the Oceanic Electric Utilities industry average (63.4x).

PE vs Market: LPE is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.4x) compared to the Australian market (18.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: LPE's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LPE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (12.8x) compared to the XO Electric Utilities industry average (2.2x).


Future Growth

How is Locality Planning Energy Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

-15.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LPE's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-15.3% per year).

Earnings vs Market: LPE's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-15.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: LPE's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: LPE's revenue (21.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (5.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LPE's revenue (21.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: LPE's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8%).


Past Performance

How has Locality Planning Energy Holdings performed over the past 5 years?

36.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LPE has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: LPE became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LPE has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 36.7% per year.

Accelerating Growth: LPE has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: LPE has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electric Utilities industry (-13%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst LPE's Return on Equity (83.32%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.


Financial Health

How is Locality Planning Energy Holdings's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LPE's short term assets (A$21.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$12.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: LPE's short term assets (A$21.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (A$15.2M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LPE's debt to equity ratio (1282.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: LPE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 6.8% to 1282.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LPE's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: LPE's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Locality Planning Energy Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LPE's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LPE's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LPE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LPE's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of LPE's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Australian market.


Next Steps

Management

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

1.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Damien Glanville

no data

Tenure

AU$381,071

Compensation

Mr. Damien Ian Glanville serves as Chief Executive Officer of Locality Planning Energy Holdings Limited and has been its Executive Director since December 11, 2015 and had served as Joint Managing Director...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Damien's total compensation ($USD276.72K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD281.32K).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: LPE's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

Experienced Board: LPE's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.7 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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 25%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Locality Planning Energy Holdings Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Locality Planning Energy Holdings Limited
  • Ticker: LPE
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: NaN
  • Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Market Cap: AU$14.149m
  • Shares outstanding: 78.60m
  • Website: https://www.localityenergy.com.au

Number of Employees


Location

  • Locality Planning Energy Holdings Limited
  • 8 Market Lane
  • Level 8
  • Maroochydore
  • Queensland
  • 4558
  • Australia

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/23 16:05
End of Day Share Price2021/09/23 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
Annual Earnings2021/06/30


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.