Grafton Group plc engages in the distribution, retailing, and manufacturing businesses in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£13.45|
|52 Week High||UK£6.61|
|52 Week Low||UK£14.25|
|1 Month Change||0.67%|
|3 Month Change||6.75%|
|1 Year Change||93.25%|
|3 Year Change||88.90%|
|5 Year Change||168.46%|
|Change since IPO||6,218.11%|
Recent News & Updates
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|GFTU||GB Trade Distributors||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: GFTU exceeded the UK Trade Distributors industry which returned 45.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: GFTU exceeded the UK Market which returned 23.2% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: GFTU is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: GFTU's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Grafton Group plc engages in the distribution, retailing, and manufacturing businesses in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Its Distribution segment distributes building and plumbing materials to professional trades people engaged in residential repair, maintenance, and improvement projects, as well as in residential and other new build construction. This segment operates 487 branches primarily under the Selco, Buildbase, and Leyland SDM brands in the South East, Midlands, and North of England; the Chadwicks brand in the Republic of Ireland; and the MacBlair brand in Northern Ireland; and the Isero, Polvo, and Gunters en Meuser brands in the Netherlands.
Grafton Group Fundamentals Summary
|GFTU fundamental statistics|
Is GFTU overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|GFTU income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£1.88b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.84|
|Net Profit Margin||7.08%|
How did GFTU perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.3%Current Dividend Yield
Is Grafton 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: GFTU (£13.29) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£9.49)
Significantly Below Fair Value: GFTU is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: GFTU is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.9x) compared to the UK Trade Distributors industry average (24.3x).
PE vs Market: GFTU is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.9x) compared to the UK market (21.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: GFTU's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: GFTU's PB Ratio (1.9x) is in line with the GB Trade Distributors industry average.
How is Grafton Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: GFTU's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-14.2% per year).
Earnings vs Market: GFTU's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-14.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: GFTU's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: GFTU's revenue (2.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: GFTU's revenue (2.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: GFTU's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.2%).
How has Grafton Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: GFTU has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: GFTU's current net profit margins (7.1%) are higher than last year (4.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: GFTU's earnings have grown by 7.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: GFTU's earnings growth over the past year (105.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (7.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: GFTU earnings growth over the past year (105.9%) exceeded the Trade Distributors industry 34%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: GFTU's Return on Equity (12.3%) is considered low.
How is Grafton Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: GFTU's short term assets (£1.5B) exceed its short term liabilities (£539.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: GFTU's short term assets (£1.5B) exceed its long term liabilities (£752.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: GFTU's debt to equity ratio (16%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: GFTU's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 29.5% to 16% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: GFTU's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (168.1%).
Interest Coverage: GFTU's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.4x coverage).
What is Grafton Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: GFTU's dividend (1.28%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.4%).
High Dividend: GFTU's dividend (1.28%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.06%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: GFTU's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: GFTU's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (27.4%), GFTU's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: GFTU's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (31.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Gavin Slark (56 yo)
Mr. Gavin Slark has been Chief Executive Officer of Grafton Group Plc since July 1, 2011 and Director since April 1, 2011. Mr. Slark served as an Interim Chief Executive of Grafton Group plc from April 1,...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Gavin's total compensation ($USD1.54M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.66M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Gavin's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: GFTU's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: GFTU's board of directors are considered experienced (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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Grafton Group plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Grafton Group plc
- Ticker: GFTU
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1902
- Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: UK£3.181b
- Shares outstanding: 239.34m
- Website: https://www.graftonplc.com
Number of Employees
- Grafton Group plc
- Heron House
- Corrig Road
- Co. Dublin
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/10/26 21:14|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/10/26 00:00|
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