John Laing Group plc, an investment holding company, originates, invests in, and manages greenfield infrastructure projects.
Share Price & News
How has John Laing Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: JLG has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: JLG exceeded the UK Construction industry which returned -20.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: JLG exceeded the UK Market which returned -11.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is John Laing Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is John Laing 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: JLG (£3.53) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£1.23)
Significantly Below Fair Value: JLG is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: JLG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.3x) compared to the Construction industry average (8.1x).
PE vs Market: JLG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.3x) compared to the UK market (14.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: JLG is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: JLG is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the GB Construction industry average (1.2x).
How is John Laing Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: JLG's forecast earnings growth (31.5% per year) is above the savings rate (1.2%).
Earnings vs Market: JLG's earnings (31.5% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (20.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: JLG's revenue (24.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (3.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: JLG's revenue (24.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: JLG's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.5%).
How has John Laing Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: JLG has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: JLG's current net profit margins (59.2%) are lower than last year (75.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: JLG's earnings have grown by 8.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: JLG's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: JLG had negative earnings growth (-66.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Construction industry average (11.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: JLG's Return on Equity (6%) is considered low.
How is John Laing Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: JLG's short term assets (£8.0M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£251.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: JLG's short term assets (£8.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£13.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: JLG's debt to equity ratio (14.2%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: JLG's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.01% to 14.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: JLG's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.
Interest Coverage: JLG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.9x coverage).
What is John Laing Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: JLG's dividend (2.69%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (2.04%).
High Dividend: JLG's dividend (2.69%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.73%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, JLG has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: JLG's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (27.1%), JLG's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: JLG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (20.2% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mr. Ben Robert Loomes has been Chief Executive Officer of John Laing Group plc since May 8, 2020. Mr. Loomes served as a Managing Partner and Head of Infrastructure at InfraRed Capital Partners. Mr. Loomes ...
|CFO & Director||1.17yrs||UK£544.79k||0.0053% £92.7k|
|Chief Executive Officer||0.083yr||no data||0.029% £502.8k|
|Corporate Finance Director||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Group Human Resources Director||4.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Group Managing Director of International Projects||no data||no data||0.015% £264.4k|
|Chief Risk Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Regional MD of North America||2.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Regional Managing Director of Asia Pacific||no data||no data||no data|
|Group Managing Director for Strategy & Partnerships||1.67yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: JLG's management team is considered experienced (2.1 years average tenure).
|CFO & Director||1.17yrs||UK£544.79k||0.0053% £92.7k|
|Non-Executive Chairman||2.08yrs||UK£195.00k||0.010% £176.4k|
|Senior Independent Director||no data||UK£65.00k||0.0095% £165.7k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||0.42yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||5.5yrs||UK£50.00k||0.0044% £76.4k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||5.5yrs||UK£65.00k||0.0055% £95.3k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||2.08yrs||UK£50.00k||0.0020% £35.3k|
Experienced Board: JLG's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2 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: JLG 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.
John Laing Group plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: John Laing Group plc
- Ticker: JLG
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1848
- Industry: Construction and Engineering
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: UK£1.739b
- Shares outstanding: 493.25m
- Website: https://www.laing.com
Number of Employees
- John Laing Group plc
- 1 Kingsway
- Greater London
- WC2B 6AN
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|JLG||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Feb 2015|
|JLGl||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Feb 2015|
|JL0||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Feb 2015|
John Laing Group plc, an investment holding company, originates, invests in, and manages greenfield infrastructure projects. It operates through Primary Investment, Secondary Investment, and Asset Management segments. The company originates, invests in, and manages social, transport, and environmental infrastructure projects under government backed public-private partnership programs in the Asia Pacific, North America, Contiental Europe, and the United Kingdom; and invests in and manages solar PV parks, onshore and offshore wind farm projects, and biomass plants in the United Kingdom, Irish, French, German, Swedish, and Australian markets. It also provides investment advice and asset management services to listed funds. Laing Group plc was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/06/01 01:07|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/05/29 00:00|
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