Groupe CRIT SA provides temporary employment and recruitment services to the small and medium-sized businesses and industries in France, the United States, Spain, Africa, and internationally.
Flawless balance sheet and undervalued.
Share Price & News
How has Groupe CRIT's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CEN's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
FR Professional Services
1 Year Return
FR Professional Services
Return vs Industry: CEN underperformed the French Professional Services industry which returned 13.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CEN exceeded the French Market which returned 1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Groupe CRIT's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Groupe CRIT undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CEN (€59) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€158.65)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CEN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CEN is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.9x) compared to the Professional Services industry average (14.7x).
PE vs Market: CEN is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.9x) compared to the French market (16.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CEN's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CEN is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the FR Professional Services industry average (1.4x).
How is Groupe CRIT forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CEN's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2% per year).
Earnings vs Market: CEN's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CEN's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CEN's revenue (0.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the French market (4.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CEN's revenue (0.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CEN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.8%).
How has Groupe CRIT performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CEN has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CEN's current net profit margins (3.3%) are lower than last year (3.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CEN's earnings have grown by 9.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CEN's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CEN had negative earnings growth (-10.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Professional Services industry average (8.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CEN's Return on Equity (14.4%) is considered low.
How is Groupe CRIT's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CEN's short term assets (€715.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (€602.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: CEN's short term assets (€715.0M) exceed its long term liabilities (€134.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CEN's debt to equity ratio (14%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: CEN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 44.2% to 14% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CEN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (191.1%).
Interest Coverage: CEN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (78.6x coverage).
Inventory Level: CEN has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CEN's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 8.9x debt).
What is Groupe CRIT's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CEN's dividend (1.69%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the French market (1.71%).
High Dividend: CEN's dividend (1.69%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the French market (5.01%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CEN's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CEN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (13.3%), CEN's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CEN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (16.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Claude Guedj 0
Mr. Claude Guedj serves as Chief Executive Officer of Groupe CRIT SA. Mr. Guedj serves as Chief Executive Officer of CRIT INTERIM S.A. (Switzerland); Managing Director of Engineering Conception Maintenance ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Claude's total compensation ($USD263.94K) is below average for companies of similar size in the French market ($USD686.47K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Claude's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||0yrs||€240.00k||71.13% €465.7m|
|Executive VP & Director||35.6yrs||€183.06k||1.15% €7.6m|
|Executive VP||27.3yrs||€303.42k||1.5% €9.8m|
|Director||50.6yrs||no data||0.91% €6.0m|
Experienced Board: CEN's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 35.6 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Groupe CRIT SA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Groupe CRIT SA
- Ticker: CEN
- Exchange: ENXTPA
- Founded: 1962
- Industry: Human Resource and Employment Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: €654.747m
- Shares outstanding: 11.10m
- Website: https://www.groupe-crit.com
Number of Employees
- Groupe CRIT SA
- 92-98 Boulevard Victor Hugo
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CEN||ENXTPA (Euronext Paris)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||FR||EUR||Mar 1999|
|0DZJ||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||EUR||Mar 1999|
|CENP||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||EUR||Mar 1999|
|CT2||BST (Boerse-Stuttgart)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Mar 1999|
Groupe CRIT SA provides temporary employment and recruitment services to the small and medium-sized businesses and industries in France, the United States, Spain, Africa, and internationally. It operates through Temporary Employment and Recruitment, Airport Services, and Other Services segments. The company offers services for recruitment; job placement; consulting; HR management digitization; and first-time employment support, including support and advice to job seekers, redeployment and retraining for workers made redundant, engineering consulting for finding employment for recent graduates, employment support and advice for disabled workers, audits and advice for companies, skills reviews, etc. It also provides airport services, such as check-in, boarding, baggage collection, and ticketing; aircraft assistance services consisting of towing, parking, chocking, electrical connections, baggage and cargo handling, checking tanks, and aircraft pushouts; traffic services comprising monitoring flight plans, drawing up weight and balance forms, weather monitoring, etc.; and cargo services that include transfer of cargo and mail from runway and storage. In addition, the company offers engineering and industrial maintenance, industrial and construction supplies, and hospitality and training services. The company was founded in 1962 and is based in Clichy, France.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/28 20:55|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/28 00:00|
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