AIM:EPWN

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Executive Summary

Epwin Group Plc manufactures and sells building products in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Moderate growth potential and slightly overvalued.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: EPWN has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-2.8%

EPWN

2.8%

GB Building

-1.9%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-18.8%

EPWN

2.6%

GB Building

-14.5%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: EPWN underperformed the UK Building industry which returned 3.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: EPWN underperformed the UK Market which returned -14.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

EPWNIndustryMarket
7 Day-2.8%2.8%-1.9%
30 Day-11.0%9.7%-1.7%
90 Day-6.6%12.4%-4.4%
1 Year-18.8%-18.8%3.7%2.6%-11.3%-14.5%
3 Year-6.9%-18.4%1.1%-6.0%-9.0%-20.3%
5 Year-35.1%-49.4%21.2%5.0%15.3%-10.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

2.5%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: EPWN (£0.65) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£0.67)

Significantly Below Fair Value: EPWN is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: EPWN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (66.4x) compared to the GB Building industry average (28.2x).

PE vs Market: EPWN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (66.4x) compared to the UK market (18.1x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: EPWN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.2x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: EPWN is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the GB Building industry average (1.3x).


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Future Growth

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

54.1%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: EPWN's forecast earnings growth (54.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.2%).

Earnings vs Market: EPWN's earnings (54.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (24.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: EPWN's revenue (5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: EPWN's revenue (5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if EPWN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Epwin Group performed over the past 5 years?

-18.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: EPWN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: EPWN's current net profit margins (0.6%) are lower than last year (4.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: EPWN's earnings have declined by 18.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: EPWN's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: EPWN had negative earnings growth (-87.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Building industry average (-43.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: EPWN's Return on Equity (1.6%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Epwin Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: EPWN's short term assets (£105.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (£72.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: EPWN's short term assets (£105.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£129.1M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: EPWN's debt to equity ratio (76.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: EPWN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 3.1% to 76.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: EPWN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (39.7%).

Interest Coverage: EPWN's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.2x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

4.91%

Forecast Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: EPWN is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

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


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Management

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

7.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jon Bednall (49 yo)

7.75yrs

Tenure

UK£517,000

Compensation

Mr. Jonathan Albert Bednall, also known as Jon, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Epwin Group PLC since 2013 and has been its Executive Director since January 12, 2014. Mr. Bednall joined Epwin Group ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jon's total compensation ($USD671.38K) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD355.19K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jon's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jonathan Bednall
CEO & Executive Director 7.75yrsUK£517.00k0.40%
£ 376.0k
Christopher Empson
Group Finance Director & Executive Director6.33yrsUK£362.00k0.027%
£ 25.5k
Shaun Hanrahan
Commercial Director & Executive Director6.33yrsUK£432.00k0.030%
£ 27.6k
Anthony Rawson
44.75yrsUK£7.00k12.44%
£ 11.6m
Brian Webb
Managing Director of Building Products Trade Divisionno datano datano data
Andrew Rutter
Company Secretary5.33yrsno datano data

7.8yrs

Average Tenure

49yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: EPWN's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jonathan Bednall
CEO & Executive Director 7.75yrsUK£517.00k0.40%
£ 376.0k
Christopher Empson
Group Finance Director & Executive Director6.33yrsUK£362.00k0.027%
£ 25.5k
Shaun Hanrahan
Commercial Director & Executive Director6.33yrsUK£432.00k0.030%
£ 27.6k
Michael O'Leary
Independent Non-Executive Director5.58yrsUK£40.00k0.00070%
£ 650.4
Andrew Eastgate
Independent Non-Executive Chairman5.83yrsUK£65.00k0.0035%
£ 3.3k

6.3yrs

Average Tenure

62yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: EPWN's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 years average tenure).


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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Epwin Group PLC's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Epwin Group PLC
  • Ticker: EPWN
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1976
  • Industry: Building Products
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: UK£92.920m
  • Shares outstanding: 142.95m
  • Website: https://www.epwin.co.uk

Number of Employees


Location

  • Epwin Group PLC
  • 1b Stratford Court
  • Cranmore Boulevard
  • Solihull
  • West Midlands
  • B90 4QT
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
EPWNAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJul 2014

Biography

Epwin Group Plc manufactures and sells building products in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Extrusion and Moulding, and Fabrication and Distribution. T ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/19 20:47
End of Day Share Price2020/10/19 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.