HSS Hire Group plc offers tool and equipment hire, and related services in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. More Details
Fair value with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has HSS Hire Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: HSS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: HSS's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
GB Trade Distributors
1 Year Return
GB Trade Distributors
Return vs Industry: HSS underperformed the UK Trade Distributors industry which returned 64.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: HSS underperformed the UK Market which returned 22.5% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is HSS Hire Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHSS Hire Group (LON:HSS) Use Of Debt Could Be Considered Risky
2 months ago | Simply Wall StAre Investors Undervaluing HSS Hire Group plc (LON:HSS) By 26%?
2 months ago | Simply Wall StWould Shareholders Who Purchased HSS Hire Group's (LON:HSS) Stock Five Years Be Happy With The Share price Today?
Is HSS Hire Group 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: HSS (£0.19) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£0.26)
Significantly Below Fair Value: HSS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: HSS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK Trade Distributors industry average.
PE vs Market: HSS 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 HSS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: HSS is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the GB Trade Distributors industry average (2.1x).
How is HSS Hire Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual revenue growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if HSS's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if HSS's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the UK market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: HSS's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (4.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: HSS's revenue (4% 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 HSS's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has HSS Hire Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: HSS is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: HSS is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: HSS is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 11.4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare HSS's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: HSS is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Trade Distributors industry (-18.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: HSS has a negative Return on Equity (-21.92%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is HSS Hire Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: HSS's short term assets (£176.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (£107.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: HSS's short term assets (£176.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£271.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: HSS's debt to equity ratio (180.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: HSS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 114% to 180.4% 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: Whilst unprofitable HSS has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: HSS is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 64% per year.
What is HSS Hire Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate HSS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate HSS'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 HSS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HSS's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: HSS is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of HSS'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
Steve Ashmore (56 yo)
Mr. Steve Ashmore has been Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at HSS Hire Group plc since June 01, 2017. Mr. Ashmore is a Director of HSS Financing plc. since June 1, 2017. He has considerable ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD456.12K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD568.76K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Board: HSS's board of directors are considered experienced (6.5 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 309.2%.
HSS Hire Group plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: HSS Hire Group plc
- Ticker: HSS
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 1957
- Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: UK£129.545m
- Shares outstanding: 696.48m
- Website: https://www.hsshiregroup.com
Number of Employees
- HSS Hire Group plc
- Oakland House
- 76 Talbot Road
- Greater Manchester
- M16 0PQ
- United Kingdom
HSS Hire Group plc offers tool and equipment hire, and related services in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It operates through Rental and related revenue; and Services segments. The company...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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