LPA Group Plc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets industrial electrical and electronic accessories for rail, aerospace and defense, aircraft support, infrastructure, marine, and industrial markets primarily in the United Kingdom. More Details
Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.
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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: LPA underperformed the UK Electrical industry which returned -10.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LPA matched the UK Market which returned -14% over the past year.
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
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3 months ago | Simply Wall StThese 4 Measures Indicate That LPA Group (LON:LPA) Is Using Debt Extensively
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: Insufficient data to calculate LPA's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate LPA's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LPA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.2x) compared to the GB Electrical industry average (25.5x).
PE vs Market: LPA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.2x) compared to the UK market (17.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LPA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
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 (2.1x).
How is LPA Group 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 LPA Group 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 LPA Group'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.
- LPA Group 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 LPA Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LPA has a large one-off loss of £39.0K impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: LPA's current net profit margins (1.7%) are lower than last year (3.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LPA's earnings have declined by 6.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: LPA's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: LPA had negative earnings growth (-53.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electrical industry average (-11.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: LPA's Return on Equity (2.8%) is considered low.
How is LPA Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LPA's short term assets (£10.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (£5.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: LPA's short term assets (£10.4M) exceed its long term liabilities (£3.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LPA's debt to equity ratio (20.2%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: LPA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 27.1% to 20.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: LPA's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.3%).
Interest Coverage: LPA's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.4x coverage).
What is LPA Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
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 1, 2020 and serves as its Executive Director. He served as Chief Operating Officer of LPA Group Plc since October 1, 20 ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Paul's total compensation ($USD237.08K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD349.92K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Paul's compensation with company performance.
|CEO & Executive Director||0.42yr||UK£183.00k||0.31% |
|CFO, Company Secretary & Director||2.5yrs||UK£160.00k||0.081% |
|Senior Independent Non-Executive Director||2.5yrs||UK£36.00k||0.20% |
|Non-Executive Director||0.42yr||no data||0.12% |
Experienced Board: LPA's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.9 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: LPA 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£9.701m
- Shares outstanding: 12.36m
- 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, designs, manufactures, and markets industrial electrical and electronic accessories for rail, aerospace and defense, aircraft support, infrastructure, marine, ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/09/20 02:57|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/09/18 00:00|
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