CEPS PLC operates as an industrial holding company in the United Kingdom.
Adequate balance sheet with weak fundamentals.
Share Price & News
How has CEPS's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CEPS has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CEPS underperformed the UK Industrials industry which returned -2.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CEPS exceeded the UK Market which returned -11% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is CEPS's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StHealth Check: How Prudently Does CEPS (LON:CEPS) Use Debt?
3 months ago | Simply Wall StCEPS (LON:CEPS) Takes On Some Risk With Its Use Of Debt
5 months ago | Simply Wall StDid You Miss CEPS's (LON:CEPS) 40% Share Price Gain?
Is CEPS 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 CEPS's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate CEPS's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CEPS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Industrials industry average.
PE vs Market: CEPS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CEPS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CEPS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.8x) compared to the XE Industrials industry average (0.8x).
How is CEPS forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
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.
- Examine CEPS's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
- CEPS competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
- Explore growth companies in the Capital Goods industry.
How has CEPS performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CEPS is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: CEPS is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CEPS is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -37.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare CEPS's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: CEPS is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Industrials industry (2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CEPS has a negative Return on Equity (-95.57%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is CEPS's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CEPS's short term assets (£7.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (£7.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: CEPS's short term assets (£7.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (£6.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CEPS's debt to equity ratio (266.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CEPS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 80.3% to 266.3% over the past 5 years.
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: CEPS has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: CEPS has sufficient cash runway for 1.8 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 0.8% each year.
What is CEPS's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
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.
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 CEPS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.
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.
|Executive Chairman||5yrs||no data||28.42% £1.4m|
|Group Finance Director||9.92yrs||UK£76.00k||0.25% £12.3k|
|Non Executive Director||10.25yrs||UK£18.00k||0.059% £2.9k|
|Non-Executive Director||1.25yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: CEPS's board of directors are considered experienced (7.5 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
CEPS PLC's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: CEPS PLC
- Ticker: CEPS
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 2004
- Industry: Industrial Conglomerates
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: UK£5.015m
- Shares outstanding: 17.00m
- Website: https://www.cepsplc.com
Number of Employees
- CEPS PLC
- 11 Laura Place
- BA2 4BL
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CEPS||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Jan 1992|
CEPS PLC operates as an industrial holding company in the United Kingdom. It operates through Aford Awards, CEM Press, Davies Odell, Friedman’s, and Hickton segments. The Aford Awards segment offers sports trophies and engraving services. The CEM Press segment manufactures fabric, carpet, wallpaper pattern books, swatches, and shade cards. The Davies Odell segment manufacturers and sells protection equipment, matting, and footwear components. The Friedman’s segment converts and distributes Lycra. The Hickton segment provides services to the construction industry. CEPS PLC was founded in 2004 and is based in Bath, the United Kingdom.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|End of Day Share Price||2020/06/03 00:00|
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.