LSC Stock Overview
London Security plc, an investment holding company, engages in the manufacture, sale, and rental of fire protection equipment in the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, France, Germany, Denmark, Luxembourg, and rest of Europe.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£24.50|
|52 Week High||UK£39.40|
|52 Week Low||UK£24.40|
|1 Month Change||-28.99%|
|3 Month Change||-28.99%|
|1 Year Change||-5.77%|
|3 Year Change||15.02%|
|5 Year Change||13.95%|
|Change since IPO||1,490.91%|
Recent News & Updates
London Security (LON:LSC) Is Increasing Its Dividend To UK£0.42
London Security plc's ( LON:LSC ) dividend will be increasing to UK£0.42 on 8th of July. This makes the dividend yield...
|LSC||GB Machinery||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: LSC exceeded the UK Machinery industry which returned -28.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LSC exceeded the UK Market which returned -15.1% over the past year.
|LSC Average Weekly Movement||7.6%|
|Machinery Industry Average Movement||5.3%|
|Market Average Movement||5.4%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: LSC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.
Volatility Over Time: LSC's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
London Security plc, an investment holding company, engages in the manufacture, sale, and rental of fire protection equipment in the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, France, Germany, Denmark, Luxembourg, and rest of Europe. It also provides fire protection equipment maintenance services. The company offers its products under the Nu-Swift, Ansul, Premier, and Master brands.
London Security Fundamentals Summary
|LSC fundamental statistics|
Is LSC overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|LSC income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£44.88m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||1.55|
|Net Profit Margin||11.02%|
How did LSC perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
3.4%Current Dividend Yield
Is LSC undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 1/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for LSC?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is LSC's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does LSC's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|LSC PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
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Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: LSC is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (15.8x) compared to the peer average (24.8x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does LSC's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the European Machinery Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: LSC is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (15.8x) compared to the European Machinery industry average (13.8x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is LSC's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||15.8x|
|Fair PE Ratio||n/a|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LSC's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of LSC when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: LSC (£24.5) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£13.76)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LSC is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.
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How is London Security forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
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 London Security 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.
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- Examine London Security'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.
- London Security competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
How has London Security performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score2/6
Past Performance Score 2/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LSC has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: LSC's current net profit margins (11%) are lower than last year (13.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LSC's earnings have grown by 7.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: LSC's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: LSC had negative earnings growth (-14.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Machinery industry average (17.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: LSC's Return on Equity (13.5%) is considered low.
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How is London Security's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LSC's short term assets (£91.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (£35.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: LSC's short term assets (£91.4M) exceed its long term liabilities (£9.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LSC has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: LSC's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 11.5% to 2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: LSC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (659.7%).
Interest Coverage: LSC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (127x coverage).
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What is London Security current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 4/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
|London Security Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Company (London Security)||3.4%|
|Market Bottom 25% (GB)||2.1%|
|Market Top 25% (GB)||6.1%|
|Industry Average (Machinery)||2.4%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (London Security)||n/a|
Notable Dividend: LSC's dividend (3.43%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (2.12%).
High Dividend: LSC's dividend (3.43%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (6.11%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: LSC's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: LSC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (27.1%), LSC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: At its current cash payout ratio (83.2%), LSC's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Xavier Mignolet (58 yo)
Mr. Xavier Mignolet, HEC-Economics, has been the Managing Director of London Security Plc and served as its Operations Director since August 2, 2006. Mr. Mignolet joined London Security Plc in 1995 and ser...
Experienced Board: LSC's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 15.8 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.
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
London Security plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: London Security plc
- Ticker: LSC
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 1897
- Industry: Industrial Machinery
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Implied Market Cap: UK£300.406m
- Shares outstanding: 12.26m
- Website: https://www.londonsecurity.org
Number of Employees
- London Security plc
- Premier House
- 2 Jubilee Way
- West Yorkshire
- HX5 9DY
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|LSC||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Dec 1994|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/10/01 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/30 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.