Westminster Group PLC, a specialist security and services company, designs and supplies technology solutions and services to governments and government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and blue chip commercial organizations.
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Worrying balance sheet with weak fundamentals.
Share Price & News
How has Westminster Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: 3W5's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: 3W5 matched the German Electronic industry which returned 10.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: 3W5 underperformed the German Market which returned 14.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Westminster Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Westminster Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate 3W5's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate 3W5's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: 3W5 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Electronic industry average.
PE vs Market: 3W5 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 3W5's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: 3W5 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (11.4x) compared to the DE Electronic industry average (1.8x).
How is Westminster Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Tech industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Westminster Group has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
- Take a look at our analysis of 3W5’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
- Westminster Group competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
- Explore growth companies in the Tech industry.
How has Westminster Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: 3W5 is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: 3W5 is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: 3W5 is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 23.1% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare 3W5's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: 3W5 is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electronic industry (-3.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: 3W5 has a negative Return on Equity (-22.88%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Westminster Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: 3W5's short term assets (£2.1M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£4.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: 3W5's short term assets (£2.1M) exceed its long term liabilities (£298.0K).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: 3W5's debt to equity ratio (269.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: 3W5's debt to equity ratio has increased from 26.5% to 269.9% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: 3W5 has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: 3W5's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.8x debt).
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: 3W5 has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: 3W5 has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 15.9% each year.
What is Westminster Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate 3W5's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate 3W5's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 3W5's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 3W5'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 3W5's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Peter Fowler (65yo)
Mr. Peter Donald Fowler serves as Chief Executive Officer of Westminster Group Plc. and has been its Executive Director since September 29, 2000. Mr. Fowler has over 36 years experience operating within th ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Peter's total compensation ($USD403.81K) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD413.42K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Peter's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Executive Chairman||2.7yrs||UK£117.00k||no data|
|CEO & Executive Director||0yrs||UK£310.00k||4.05% £867.6k|
|CFO & Executive Director||1.3yrs||UK£163.00k||0.073% £15.6k|
|Operations Director & Executive Director||12.8yrs||UK£173.00k||0.34% £72.7k|
|Non-Executive Director||1.1yrs||no data||0.082% £17.5k|
|Chairman of the International Advisory Board||1.1yrs||UK£27.00k||no data|
|Member of International Advisory Board||3.7yrs||no data||no data|
|Non-Executive Director||1.7yrs||UK£16.00k||0.063% £13.4k|
|Member of International Advisory Board||3.4yrs||no data||no data|
|Member of International Advisory Board||3.4yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: 3W5's board of directors are considered experienced (3 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 8.2%.
Westminster Group PLC's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Westminster Group PLC
- Ticker: 3W5
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 2000
- Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: UK£17.773m
- Listing Market Cap: UK£21.401m
- Shares outstanding: 159.40m
- Website: https://www.wsg-corporate.com
Number of Employees
- Westminster Group PLC
- Westminster House
- Blacklocks Hill
- OX17 2BS
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WSG||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Jun 2007|
|3W5||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jun 2007|
Westminster Group PLC, a specialist security and services company, designs and supplies technology solutions and services to governments and government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and blue chip commercial organizations. It operates through three segments: Managed Services Aviation, Technology, and Managed Services Guarding. The company offers technology led security solutions, such as surveillance, detection, tracking, screening, and interception technologies; managed services, such as security services and solutions in airports, ports, and other facilities; and manpower, consultancy, and training services. It is also involved in the provision of managed services under long term contracts to airports, ports, and other facilities, as well as security and risk management services, including manned guarding, mobile patrols, risk management, terminal guarding, and K9 services; and marine transport, ferry and other infrastructure management, and managed services infrastructure businesses, as well as local infrastructure for airport operations. The company has operations in the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas, and internationally. Westminster Group PLC was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Banbury, the United Kingdom.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/18 23:49|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/18 00:00|
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