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RPS Group

DB:RG8
Snowflake Description

6 star dividend payer with excellent balance sheet.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
RG8
DB
£415M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Commercial Services
Company description

RPS Group plc, a consultancy company, provides advice on the development and management of the built and natural environment; planning and development of strategic infrastructure; and evaluation and development of energy, water, and other resources. The last earnings update was 44 days ago. More info.


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  • RPS Group has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
RG8 Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
2.1%
DB:RG8
3.7%
DE Commercial Services
2.5%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
-28.5%
DB:RG8
-8.4%
DE Commercial Services
-6.7%
DE Market
RG8 Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
RPS Group (RG8) 2.1% 5.8% 35.9% -28.5% -19.6% -42.3%
DE Commercial Services 3.7% 1.2% 12.5% -8.4% 3.6% -42.7%
DE Market 2.5% 3.3% 9.2% -6.7% 9% 13.5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • RG8 underperformed the Commercial Services industry which returned -8.4% over the past year.
  • RG8 underperformed the Market in Germany which returned -6.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility
RG8
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

RG8 Value

 Is RPS Group undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of RPS Group to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for RPS Group.

DB:RG8 Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 6.3%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year DE Government Bond Rate 0.2%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for DB:RG8
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year DE Govt Bond Rate 0.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6.7%
Commercial Services Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.73
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.735 (1 + (1- 19%) (22.14%))
0.91
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.91
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 0.23% + (0.91 * 6.65%)
6.28%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for DB:RG8 using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for RPS Group is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

DB:RG8 DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (GBP, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 6.28%)
2019 24.76 Analyst x3 23.30
2020 28.47 Analyst x3 25.20
2021 36.34 Analyst x2 30.27
2022 37.07 Est @ 2.02% 29.05
2023 37.62 Est @ 1.48% 27.74
2024 38.04 Est @ 1.11% 26.39
2025 38.36 Est @ 0.84% 25.04
2026 38.61 Est @ 0.66% 23.72
2027 38.82 Est @ 0.53% 22.43
2028 38.99 Est @ 0.44% 21.20
Present value of next 10 years cash flows £254.34
DB:RG8 DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= £38.99 × (1 + 0.23%) ÷ (6.28% – 0.23%)
£645.44
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= £645.44 ÷ (1 + 6.28%)10
£350.96
DB:RG8 Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= £254.34 + £350.96
£605.30
Equity Value per Share
(GBP)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= £605.30 / 218.38
£2.77
DB:RG8 Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in DB:RG8 represents 1.14474x of LSE:RPS
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
1.14474x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, EUR)
= Value per Share (GBP) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= £ 2.77 x 1.14474
€3.17
Value per share (EUR) From above. €3.17
Current discount Discount to share price of €2.18
= -1 x (€2.18 - €3.17) / €3.17
31.5%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price RPS Group is available for.
Intrinsic value
31%
Share price is €2.18 vs Future cash flow value of €3.17
Current Discount Checks
For RPS Group to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • RPS Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • RPS Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for RPS Group's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are RPS Group's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:RG8 PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in GBP £0.13
LSE:RPS Share Price ** LSE (2019-04-18) in GBP £1.9
Europe Commercial Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 105 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 16.91x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 421 Publicly-Listed Companies 19.69x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of RPS Group.

DB:RG8 PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= LSE:RPS Share Price ÷ EPS (both in GBP)

= 1.9 ÷ 0.13

14.24x

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  • RPS Group is good value based on earnings compared to the Europe Commercial Services industry average.
  • RPS Group is good value based on earnings compared to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does RPS Group's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:RG8 PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 14.24x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts
Not available
Europe Commercial Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 54 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 1.33x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 270 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.58x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for RPS Group, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on RPS Group's assets?
Raw Data
DB:RG8 PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in GBP £1.73
LSE:RPS Share Price * LSE (2019-04-18) in GBP £1.9
Germany Commercial Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 8 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 2.04x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 570 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.87x
DB:RG8 PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= LSE:RPS Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in GBP)

= 1.9 ÷ 1.73

1.1x

* Primary Listing of RPS Group.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • RPS Group is good value based on assets compared to the DE Commercial Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess RPS Group's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Commercial Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Commercial Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. RPS Group has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

RG8 Future Performance

 How is RPS Group expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
1.4%
Expected annual growth in earnings per share.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is RPS Group expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • RPS Group's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 0.2%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • RPS Group's earnings growth is positive but not above the Germany market average.
  • RPS Group's revenue growth is positive but not above the Germany market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:RG8 Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
DB:RG8 Future Earnings per Share Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 3 Analysts 1.4%
DB:RG8 Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 3 Analysts 3.3%
Germany Commercial Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 31.4%
Germany Commercial Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.6%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.7%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.8%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
DB:RG8 Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:RG8 Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 704 61 3
2020-12-31 680 55 3
2019-12-31 659 49 3
DB:RG8 Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 637 44 30
2018-09-30 638 43 7
2018-06-30 639 41 -15
2018-03-31 635 43 -16
2017-12-31 631 44 -17
2017-09-30 623 50 7
2017-06-30 615 56 31
2017-03-31 605 59 28
2016-12-31 594 62 25
2016-09-30 584 57 14
2016-06-30 574 53 2
2016-03-31 571 64 5

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • RPS Group's earnings are expected to grow by 1.4% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • RPS Group's revenue is expected to grow by 3.3% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
DB:RG8 Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from RPS Group Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:RG8 Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31
2020-12-31 0.14 0.14 0.14 1.00
2019-12-31 0.12 0.12 0.12 1.00
DB:RG8 Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 0.13
2018-09-30 0.03
2018-06-30 -0.07
2018-03-31 -0.07
2017-12-31 -0.08
2017-09-30 0.03
2017-06-30 0.14
2017-03-31 0.13
2016-12-31 0.11
2016-09-30 0.06
2016-06-30 0.01
2016-03-31 0.02

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • RPS Group is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess RPS Group's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Germany market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Germany market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
RPS Group has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

RG8 Past Performance

  How has RPS Group performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare RPS Group's growth in the last year to its industry (Commercial Services).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • RPS Group's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years, however the most recent earnings are above average.
  • RPS Group has become profitable in the last year making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to the 5-year average.
  • RPS Group has become profitable in the last year making it difficult to compare the Europe Commercial Services industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
RPS Group's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from RPS Group Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:RG8 Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 637.38 29.74 56.62
2018-09-30 638.02 7.47 54.36
2018-06-30 638.65 -14.81 52.10
2018-03-31 634.64 -15.74 52.10
2017-12-31 630.64 -16.67 52.10
2017-09-30 622.68 7.13 49.94
2017-06-30 614.72 30.92 47.78
2017-03-31 604.60 28.00 47.78
2016-12-31 594.47 25.08 47.78
2016-09-30 584.40 13.69 51.80
2016-06-30 574.34 2.30 55.82
2016-03-31 570.65 4.57 55.82
2015-12-31 566.97 6.84 55.82
2015-09-30 571.97 19.04 51.57
2015-06-30 576.97 31.24 47.33
2015-03-31 574.55 32.29 47.33
2014-12-31 572.13 33.35 47.33
2014-09-30 573.25 31.52 47.24
2014-06-30 574.37 29.70 47.16
2014-03-31 570.99 29.16 47.16
2013-12-31 567.61 28.62 47.16
2013-09-30 563.50 28.22 47.84
2013-06-30 559.38 27.83 48.52
2013-03-31 557.62 26.87 48.52
2012-12-31 555.86 25.91 48.52
2012-09-30 555.02 26.88 49.70
2012-06-30 554.18 27.84 50.88

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • RPS Group has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • RPS Group used its assets more efficiently than the Europe Commercial Services industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • RPS Group has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess RPS Group's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Commercial Services industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
RPS Group has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

RG8 Health

 How is RPS Group's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up RPS Group's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • RPS Group is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • RPS Group's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of RPS Group's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 2x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from RPS Group Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

DB:RG8 Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 377.57 91.86 17.99
2018-09-30 377.57 91.86 17.99
2018-06-30 373.10 110.91 25.67
2018-03-31 373.10 110.91 25.67
2017-12-31 369.78 96.22 15.59
2017-09-30 369.78 96.22 15.59
2017-06-30 414.84 106.38 13.03
2017-03-31 414.84 106.38 13.03
2016-12-31 411.31 99.92 16.50
2016-09-30 411.31 99.92 16.50
2016-06-30 391.49 113.92 18.88
2016-03-31 391.49 113.92 18.88
2015-12-31 364.49 96.58 17.80
2015-09-30 364.49 96.58 17.80
2015-06-30 375.15 89.91 17.23
2015-03-31 375.15 89.91 17.23
2014-12-31 384.68 90.70 17.52
2014-09-30 384.68 90.70 17.52
2014-06-30 377.91 82.85 19.02
2014-03-31 377.91 82.85 19.02
2013-12-31 372.04 51.07 18.70
2013-09-30 372.04 51.07 18.70
2013-06-30 380.29 33.45 12.71
2013-03-31 380.29 33.45 12.71
2012-12-31 373.81 28.31 14.80
2012-09-30 373.81 28.31 14.80
2012-06-30 368.61 38.38 17.91
  • RPS Group's level of debt (24.3%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (13.8% vs 24.3% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (48.4%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 12.8x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess RPS Group's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. RPS Group has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

RG8 Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
5.2%
Current annual income from RPS Group dividends. Estimated to be 5.2% next year.
If you bought €2,000 of RPS Group shares you are expected to receive €104 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • RPS Group's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in Germany (1.44%).
  • RPS Group's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in Germany (3.74%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
DB:RG8 Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Germany Commercial Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 7 Stocks 3.3%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 324 Stocks 3%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.9%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

DB:RG8 Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 0.10 4.00
2020-12-31 0.10 4.00
2019-12-31 0.10 4.00
DB:RG8 Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-03-05 0.099 5.469
2019-02-21 0.099 5.477
2018-03-01 0.099 4.910
2017-03-02 0.097 3.610
2016-03-21 0.102 5.273
2016-03-03 0.102 4.935
2015-07-30 0.093 4.303
2015-03-25 0.088 3.868
2015-02-26 0.088 3.597
2014-07-31 0.081 3.464
2014-03-28 0.077 2.678
2014-02-27 0.077 2.335
2013-08-01 0.070 2.409
2013-05-01 0.067 3.066
2012-08-02 0.061 2.585
2012-03-07 0.058 2.623
2011-07-28 0.053 2.780
2011-03-02 0.050 2.218
2010-07-29 0.046 2.253
2010-03-03 0.044 2.252
2009-07-30 0.040 1.951
2009-04-20 0.037 1.893

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  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of RPS Group's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are covered by earnings (1.4x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be covered by earnings (1.9x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess RPS Group's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.9%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can RPS Group afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. RPS Group has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.


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RG8 Management

 What is the CEO of RPS Group's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
John Douglas
COMPENSATION £888,000
AGE 56
TENURE AS CEO 1.6 years
CEO Bio

Mr. John Matheson Douglas, BEng (Hons), MBA, MAICD, has been Chief Executive Officer of RPS Group plc since September 1, 2017. Mr. Douglas has been the Managing Director of Coffey International Limited since March 1, 2011. Mr. Douglas served as the Chief Executive Officer of Coffey International Limited since March 1, 2011. Mr. Douglas has held a career in strategic and operational management on an international scale. He served as an Executive Officer of Boral Ltd. until June 2010. He served as an Executive General Manager of Australian Construction Materials of Boral Ltd. from 2004 to July 9, 2010. For over nine years, Mr. Douglas had been Regional General Manager of Boral’s New South Wales Construction Materials business from 1999 to 2004, General Manager of NSW Metropolitan Quarries and Recycling from 1997 to 1999, National Overlay Manager, Quarries, Construction Materials Group from 1997 to 1999 and General Manager Strategic Planning for Boral’s Construction Materials Group from 1995 to 1997. He joined Boral Ltd. in 1995. He held various positions with the Boston Consulting Group from 1991 to 1995 including Manager since 1995, Case Leader since 1994 and Consultant from 1991 to 1993. Prior to joining Coffey in 2011, Mr. Douglas spent 15 years with Boral, the international building materials group, latterly as Divisional Managing Director in Australia. In his early career, he worked for engineering companies in Australia and the UK. He served as Area Manager at Pioneer Concrete UK Ltd from 1987 to 1989. He served as Project Manager of Soil Mechanics Ltd., North Wales from 1985 to 1987. He also worked for Soil Mechanics Ltd (part of Mowlem International). He worked as a Geotechnical Engineer for Douglas Partners Pty Ltd. from 1983 to 1985. He has been a Director of RPS Group plc since June 01, 2017. He served as an Executive Director of Coffey International Limited from March 1, 2011 to January 18, 2016. Mr. Douglas holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with First Class from the University of Adelaide in 1983 and an MBA from London Business School. He completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 2008.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for John to compare compensation growth.
  • John's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team

John Douglas

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
£888K
AGE
56
TENURE
1.6 yrs

Gary Young

TITLE
Finance Director & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£473K
AGE
59

Kelly Olsen

TITLE
Chief Information Officer
AGE
51
TENURE
0.4 yrs

Chantalle Meijer

TITLE
Group Marketing Director

Liza Kane

TITLE
Group People Director

John Chubb

TITLE
CEO of Consulting UK & Ireland
AGE
53

Paul Aitken,

TITLE
CEO of Services UK & NL

Peter Fearn

TITLE
CEO of North America

Halvard Kilde

TITLE
CEO Norway

Ross Thompson

TITLE
CEO of Australia Asia Pacific
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the RPS Group board of directors in years:

1.8
Average Tenure
59.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the RPS Group board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Ken Lever

TITLE
Group Chairman
COMPENSATION
£23K
AGE
65
TENURE
2.4 yrs

John Douglas

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
£888K
AGE
56
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Gary Young

TITLE
Finance Director & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£473K
AGE
59
TENURE
18.4 yrs

Robert Miller-Bakewell

TITLE
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£64K
AGE
65
TENURE
7.9 yrs

Allison Bainbridge

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
AGE
57
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Liz Peace

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive
AGE
65
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Mike McKelvy

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
AGE
59
TENURE
0.9 yrs

Catherine Glickman

TITLE
Non Executive Director
AGE
60
TENURE
0.7 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
31. Oct 18 Buy Allison Bainbridge Individual 30. Oct 18 30. Oct 18 18,400 €1.80 €33,067
26. Oct 18 Buy John Douglas Individual 25. Oct 18 25. Oct 18 207,348 €1.78 €369,195
26. Oct 18 Buy Gary Young Individual 25. Oct 18 25. Oct 18 61,800 €1.77 €109,432
26. Oct 18 Buy Kenneth Lever Individual 25. Oct 18 25. Oct 18 30,000 €1.68 €50,262
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Management checks
We assess RPS Group's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. RPS Group has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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RG8 Company Info

Description

RPS Group plc, a consultancy company, provides advice on the development and management of the built and natural environment; planning and development of strategic infrastructure; and evaluation and development of energy, water, and other resources. The company operates through Built and Natural Environment, Energy, and Australia Asia Pacific segments. It offers consultancy services, including environmental assessment, project management, water resources management, oceanography, health and safety, risk management, town and country planning, building, landscape and urban design, surveying, and transport planning to various aspects of the property and infrastructure development and management sectors. The company also provides integrated technical, commercial, and project management support and training services in the fields of geoscience, engineering and health, safety, and environment to the oil and gas sector. The company operates primarily in Europe, North America, and Australia. RPS Group plc was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Abingdon, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: RPS Group plc
RG8
Exchange: DB
Founded: 1987
£480,048,396
218,382,486
Website: http://www.rpsgroup.com
Address: RPS Group plc
20 Western Avenue,
Milton Park,
Abingdon,
Oxfordshire, OX14 4SH,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
LSE RPS Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange GB GBP 02. Jan 1992
OTCPK RPSG.F Ordinary Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 02. Jan 1992
DB RG8 Ordinary Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 02. Jan 1992
BATS-CHIXE RPSL Ordinary Shares BATS 'Chi-X Europe' GB GBP 02. Jan 1992
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
5,556
RPS Group employees.
Industry
Environmental and Facilities Services
Commercial Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/18 21:43
End of day share price update: 2019/04/18 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/04/01
Last earnings filing: 2019/03/05
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.