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Executive Summary

RPS Group plc, a professional services firm, provides consultancy services for the environment. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with moderate growth potential.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: RG8's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

13.5%

RG8

-1.5%

DE Commercial Services

0.2%

DE Market


1 Year Return

-66.8%

RG8

-11.8%

DE Commercial Services

6.6%

DE Market

Return vs Industry: RG8 underperformed the German Commercial Services industry which returned -11.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: RG8 underperformed the German Market which returned 6.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

RG8IndustryMarket
7 Day13.5%-1.5%0.2%
30 Day1.9%-2.3%2.1%
90 Day-12.4%-0.5%5.6%
1 Year-66.8%-66.8%-10.3%-11.8%9.1%6.6%
3 Year-81.2%-82.8%-17.7%-23.8%6.8%-1.8%
5 Year-78.7%-82.1%-0.5%-12.3%38.9%20.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

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

0.32x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: RG8 (€0.47) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€0.1)

Significantly Below Fair Value: RG8 is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: RG8 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the XE Commercial Services industry average.

PE vs Market: RG8 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the German market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate RG8's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: RG8 is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.3x) compared to the DE Commercial Services industry average (2x).


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Future Growth

How is RPS Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

101.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: RG8 is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.2%).

Earnings vs Market: RG8 is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: RG8's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: RG8's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-4.7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: RG8's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-4.7% per year).


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: RG8's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (2.9%).


Next Steps

  • Explore growth companies in the Commercial Services industry.

Past Performance

How has RPS Group performed over the past 5 years?

-31.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: RG8 is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: RG8 is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: RG8 is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 31.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare RG8's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: RG8 is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Commercial Services industry (-1.7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: RG8 has a negative Return on Equity (-12.98%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is RPS Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: RG8's short term assets (£164.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (£144.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: RG8's short term assets (£164.0M) exceed its long term liabilities (£129.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: RG8's debt to equity ratio (22.5%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: RG8's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 24% to 22.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: RG8's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (106.6%).

Interest Coverage: RG8 is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

0.78%

Forecast Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate RG8's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate RG8'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 RG8's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if RG8's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: RG8 is not paying a notable dividend for the German market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of RG8's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.


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Management

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

1.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

John Douglas (58 yo)

3yrs

Tenure

UK£912,000

Compensation

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 sin ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD1.19M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD746.69K).

Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
John Douglas
CEO & Director3yrsUK£912.00k0.22%
£ 295.4k
Vinay Chhabra
Chief Financial Officer1.67yrsno datano data
Ernest Statton
Managing Director of Operations1.67yrsno datano data
Andy Kirchin
Managing Director of Technical1.67yrsno datano data
Donogh McGrath
Interim Chief Information Officer0.67yrno datano data
Chantalle Meijer
Group Marketing Directorno datano datano data
Liza Kane
Group People Directorno datano datano data
John Chubb
Chief Executive Officer of Consulting UK & Irelandno datano datano data
Judith Cottrell
Group Finance Director & Executive Director0.42yrno data0.0041%
£ 5.6k
Paul Aitken
Chief Executive Officer of Services UK & NLno datano datano data
Halvard Kilde
Chief Executive Officer of Norwayno datano datano data
Ross Thompson
Chief Executive Officer of Australia Asia Pacificno datano datano data

1.7yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: RG8's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
John Douglas
CEO & Director3yrsUK£912.00k0.22%
£ 295.4k
Judith Cottrell
Group Finance Director & Executive Director0.42yrno data0.0041%
£ 5.6k
Kenneth Lever
Independent Group Chairman3.83yrsUK£140.00k0.026%
£ 35.9k
Michael McKelvy
Independent Non-Executive Director2.33yrsUK£52.00kno data
Allison Bainbridge
Independent Non-Executive Director3.25yrsUK£55.00k0.0069%
£ 9.4k
Elizabeth Peace
Senior Independent Director1.33yrsUK£58.00k0.0026%
£ 3.6k
Catherine Glickman
Independent Non Executive Director2.08yrsUK£54.00k0.0081%
£ 11.0k

2.3yrs

Average Tenure

61.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: RG8's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 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 21.8%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

RPS Group plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: RPS Group plc
  • Ticker: RG8
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1970
  • Industry: Environmental and Facilities Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: UK£124.435m
  • Listing Market Cap: UK£136.529m
  • Shares outstanding: 266.46m
  • Website: https://www.rpsgroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • RPS Group plc
  • 20 Western Avenue
  • Milton Park
  • Abingdon
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX14 4SH
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
RPSLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJan 1992
RPSG.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJan 1992
RG8DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJan 1992
RPSLBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJan 1992

Biography

RPS Group plc, a professional services firm, provides consultancy services for the environment. The company offers project and program management; design and development; water services; exploration and de ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/09/18 04:43
End of Day Share Price2020/09/17 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
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.