LPA Group Plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and market industrial electrical and electronic products for rail, aerospace and defense, aircraft support, infrastructure, marine, and industrial markets primarily in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, and internationally. More Details
Flawless balance sheet and good value.
Share Price & News
How has LPA Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: LPA is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: LPA's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: LPA underperformed the UK Electrical industry which returned 132.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LPA underperformed the UK Market which returned 1.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is LPA Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 month ago | Simply Wall StIs LPA Group (LON:LPA) Using Too Much Debt?
3 months ago | Simply Wall StThe Returns At LPA Group (LON:LPA) Provide Us With Signs Of What's To Come
4 months ago | Simply Wall StLPA Group Plc's (LON:LPA) Stock is Soaring But Financials Seem Inconsistent: Will The Uptrend Continue?
Is LPA Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: LPA (£0.83) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.28)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LPA is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LPA is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.1x) compared to the GB Electrical industry average (29x).
PE vs Market: LPA is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.1x) compared to the UK market (24.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: LPA is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: LPA is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the GB Electrical industry average (3x).
How is LPA Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LPA's forecast earnings growth (25.4% per year) is above the savings rate (1%).
Earnings vs Market: LPA's earnings (25.4% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (22.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: LPA's revenue (7.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (7.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LPA's revenue (7.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: LPA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.2%).
How has LPA Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LPA has a large one-off gain of £177.0K impacting its September 30 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: LPA became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LPA's earnings have declined by 19.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: LPA has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: LPA has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electrical industry (20.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: LPA's Return on Equity (4.7%) is considered low.
How is LPA Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LPA's short term assets (£10.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (£4.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: LPA's short term assets (£10.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (£3.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LPA's debt to equity ratio (19.9%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: LPA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 32.8% to 19.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: LPA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (30.9%).
Interest Coverage: LPA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.5x coverage).
What is LPA Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LPA's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LPA'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 LPA's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LPA's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: LPA is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of LPA'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
Paul Curtis (48 yo)
Mr. Paul Vincent Curtis has been Chief Executive Officer of LPA Group Plc since April 01, 2020 and serves as its Executive Director. He served as Chief Operating Officer of LPA Group Plc since October 01, ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Paul's total compensation ($USD300.73K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD335.50K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Paul's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Executive Director||0.92yr||UK£215.00k||0.31% |
|CFO, Company Secretary & Director||3yrs||UK£175.00k||0.080% |
|Chairman of the Board||2.42yrs||UK£126.00k||6.1% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||0.083yr||no data||0.24% |
|Senior Independent Non-Executive Director||3yrs||UK£37.00k||0.20% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||0.92yr||UK£16.00k||0.12% |
Experienced Board: LPA's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.4 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
LPA Group Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: LPA Group Plc
- Ticker: LPA
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 1961
- Industry: Electrical Components and Equipment
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: UK£10.278m
- Shares outstanding: 12.46m
- Website: https://www.lpa-group.com
Number of Employees
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- Saffron Walden
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- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|LPA||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Jan 1992|
LPA Group Plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and market industrial electrical and electronic products for rail, aerospace and defense, aircraft support, infrastructure...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/03/03 18:58|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/03/03 00:00|
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