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CEPS AIM:CEPS Stock Report

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29 Jun, 2022


Company Financials
CEPS fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health1/6

CEPS Stock Overview

CEPS PLC operates as an industrial trading holding company in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, and internationally.

CEPS Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for CEPS
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£0.45
52 Week HighUK£0.60
52 Week LowUK£0.36
1 Month Change0%
3 Month Change11.11%
1 Year Change16.88%
3 Year Change38.46%
5 Year Change-5.26%
Change since IPO-95.91%

Recent News & Updates

May 26
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Shareholder Returns

CEPSGB IndustrialsGB Market

Return vs Industry: CEPS exceeded the UK Industrials industry which returned -18.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CEPS exceeded the UK Market which returned -6.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CEPS's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CEPS volatility
CEPS Average Weekly Movement3.2%
Industrials Industry Average Movement5.4%
Market Average Movement5.4%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.6%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.8%

Stable Share Price: CEPS is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CEPS's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company


CEPS PLC operates as an industrial trading holding company in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, and internationally. It operates through Aford Awards, Friedman’s, and Hickton Group segments. The Aford Awards segment offers sports trophies and engraving services.

CEPS Fundamentals Summary

How do CEPS's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CEPS fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£9.45m
Earnings (TTM)UK£296.00k
Revenue (TTM)UK£20.33m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CEPS income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUK£11.95m
Gross ProfitUK£8.39m
Other ExpensesUK£8.09m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.014
Gross Margin41.25%
Net Profit Margin1.46%
Debt/Equity Ratio287.8%

How did CEPS perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is CEPS undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 1/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for CEPS?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

CEPS key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue1.1x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA12.8x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does CEPS's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

CEPS PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for CEPS vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average38.2x
TON Titon Holdings
HSM Samuel Heath & Sons
SIXH 600 Group
DRV Driver Group

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: CEPS is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (31.9x) compared to the peer average (38.2x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does CEPS's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the European Industrials Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: CEPS is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (31.9x) compared to the European Industrials industry average (16.2x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is CEPS's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

CEPS PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio31.9x
Fair PE Ration/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CEPS's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of CEPS when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: CEPS (£0.45) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.3)

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

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

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Future Growth

How is CEPS forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted Capital Goods 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 CEPS 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.

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  • CEPS competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.

Past Performance

How has CEPS performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CEPS has a large one-off gain of £216.5K impacting its December 31 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: CEPS became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CEPS has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 23.2% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: CEPS has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Industrials industry (50%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst CEPS's Return on Equity (22.36%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

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Financial Health

How is CEPS's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 1/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CEPS's short term assets (£6.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (£6.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: CEPS's short term assets (£6.7M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£9.8M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CEPS's net debt to equity ratio (229.1%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CEPS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 126.3% to 287.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CEPS's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (11.6%).

Interest Coverage: CEPS's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is CEPS current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

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

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as CEPS has not reported any payouts.

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


Average board tenure


CEPS has no CEO, or we have no data on them.

Board Members

Experienced Board: CEPS's board of directors are considered experienced (9.5 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.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 23.5%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

CEPS PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: CEPS PLC
  • Ticker: CEPS
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2004
  • Industry: Industrial Conglomerates
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£9.450m
  • Shares outstanding: 21.00m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • 11 Laura Place
  • Bath
  • Avon
  • BA2 4BL
  • United Kingdom


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/29 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/29 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.