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KLR

Keller Group LSE:KLR Stock Report

Last Price

UK£7.71

Market Cap

UK£561.1m

7D

5.0%

1Y

-20.6%

Updated

10 Aug, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
KLR fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation6/6
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends4/6

KLR Stock Overview

Keller Group plc provides geotechnical solutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific.

Keller Group Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Keller Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£7.71
52 Week HighUK£10.44
52 Week LowUK£6.70
Beta1.52
1 Month Change4.90%
3 Month Change0.78%
1 Year Change-20.60%
3 Year Change17.71%
5 Year Change-8.16%
Change since IPO511.91%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 05
Keller Group (LON:KLR) Is Paying Out A Larger Dividend Than Last Year

Keller Group (LON:KLR) Is Paying Out A Larger Dividend Than Last Year

The board of Keller Group plc ( LON:KLR ) has announced that the dividend on 9th of September will be increased to...

May 26
Keller Group (LON:KLR) Has Affirmed Its Dividend Of UK£0.23

Keller Group (LON:KLR) Has Affirmed Its Dividend Of UK£0.23

Keller Group plc's ( LON:KLR ) investors are due to receive a payment of UK£0.23 per share on 1st of July. Based on...

Shareholder Returns

KLRGB ConstructionGB Market
7D5.0%-0.6%0.3%
1Y-20.6%-18.7%-8.9%

Return vs Industry: KLR underperformed the UK Construction industry which returned -18.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: KLR underperformed the UK Market which returned -11.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is KLR's price volatile compared to industry and market?
KLR volatility
KLR Average Weekly Movement4.3%
Construction Industry Average Movement4.2%
Market Average Movement5.4%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.9%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.7%

Stable Share Price: KLR is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: KLR's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
186010,000Mike Speakmanhttps://www.keller.com

Keller Group plc provides geotechnical solutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company offers ground improvement services, grouting, deep foundations, earth retention, marine, and instrumentation and monitoring services. It also provides solutions, such as containment, excavation support, stabilization, marine structures, seepage control, slope stabilisation, remediation, and monitoring, as well as bearing capacity.

Keller Group Fundamentals Summary

How do Keller Group's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
KLR fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£561.06m
Earnings (TTM)UK£67.00m
Revenue (TTM)UK£2.58b

8.4x

P/E Ratio

0.2x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
KLR income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£2.58b
Cost of RevenueUK£2.32b
Gross ProfitUK£257.40m
Other ExpensesUK£190.40m
EarningsUK£67.00m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 26, 2022

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.92
Gross Margin9.99%
Net Profit Margin2.60%
Debt/Equity Ratio56.5%

How did KLR perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

4.7%

Current Dividend Yield

39%

Payout Ratio

Does KLR pay a reliable dividends?

See KLR dividend history and benchmarks
When do you need to buy KLR by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Keller Group dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateAug 18 2022
Dividend Pay DateSep 09 2022
Days until Ex dividend6 days
Days until Dividend pay date28 days

Does KLR pay a reliable dividends?

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We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.

Valuation

Is KLR undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score

6/6

Valuation Score 6/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for KLR?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

KLR key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue0.3x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA5.1x
PEG Ratio4.6x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does KLR's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

KLR PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for KLR vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average12.5x
RNWH Renew Holdings
15.8x6.5%UK£547.3m
MGNS Morgan Sindall Group
8.5x5.9%UK£856.9m
KIE Kier Group
13x51.5%UK£341.0m
BBY Balfour Beatty
12.5x8.9%UK£1.8b
KLR Keller Group
8.4x1.8%UK£561.1m

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: KLR is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.4x) compared to the peer average (12.5x).


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does KLR's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the European Construction Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: KLR is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.4x) compared to the UK Construction industry average (12.8x)


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is KLR'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.

KLR PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio8.4x
Fair PE Ratio15.6x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: KLR is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (15.6x).


Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of KLR when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: KLR (£7.71) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£13.45)

Significantly Below Fair Value: KLR is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price and analysts are within a statistically confident range of agreement.


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Future Growth

How is Keller Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

Future Growth Score

2/6

Future Growth Score 2/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


1.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: KLR's forecast earnings growth (1.8% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: KLR's earnings (1.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (9.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: KLR's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: KLR's revenue (4.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: KLR's revenue (4.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: KLR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.5%).


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Past Performance

How has Keller Group performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

3/6

Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


0.4%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: KLR has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: KLR's current net profit margins (2.6%) are lower than last year (2.6%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: KLR's earnings have grown by 0.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: KLR's earnings growth over the past year (26.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (0.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: KLR earnings growth over the past year (26.3%) underperformed the Construction industry 26.3%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: KLR's Return on Equity (13.4%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Keller Group's financial position?

Financial Health Score

6/6

Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: KLR's short term assets (£946.2M) exceed its short term liabilities (£718.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: KLR's short term assets (£946.2M) exceed its long term liabilities (£480.3M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: KLR's net debt to equity ratio (39.1%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: KLR's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 79.9% to 56.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: KLR's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (28.8%).

Interest Coverage: KLR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.5x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Keller Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

4/6

Dividend Score 4/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


4.73%

Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayAug 11 2022Ex Dividend DateAug 18 2022Dividend Pay DateSep 09 202222 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 6 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: KLR's dividend (4.73%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.85%).

High Dividend: KLR's dividend (4.73%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.17%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: KLR's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: KLR's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (39.5%), KLR's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (1897.2%), KLR's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

3.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Mike Speakman (58 yo)

2.83yrs

Tenure

UK£1,691,000

Compensation

Mr. Michael J. Speakman, also known as Mike, is Chief Executive Officer at Keller Group plc since December 12, 2019. Mr. Speakman had been Interim Chief Executive Officer at Keller Group plc since October...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD2.07M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.35M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: KLR's management team is considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: KLR's board of directors are considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).


Ownership

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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Keller Group plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Keller Group plc
  • Ticker: KLR
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1860
  • Industry: Construction and Engineering
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£561.063m
  • Shares outstanding: 72.77m
  • Website: https://www.keller.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Keller Group plc
  • 2 Kingdom Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • W2 6BD
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/10 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/10 00:00
Earnings2022/06/26
Annual Earnings2021/12/31


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.