MACF Stock Overview
Macfarlane Group PLC, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes protective packaging products and labels to businesses.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£1.35|
|52 Week High||UK£1.46|
|52 Week Low||UK£0.82|
|1 Month Change||2.48%|
|3 Month Change||-3.58%|
|1 Year Change||58.98%|
|3 Year Change||70.79%|
|5 Year Change||130.90%|
|Change since IPO||69.06%|
Recent News & Updates
Macfarlane Group (LON:MACF) Will Pay A Larger Dividend Than Last Year At UK£0.0087
Macfarlane Group PLC ( LON:MACF ) will increase its dividend on the 14th of October to UK£0.0087, which is 24% higher...
Macfarlane Group's (LON:MACF) Upcoming Dividend Will Be Larger Than Last Year's
Macfarlane Group PLC's ( LON:MACF ) dividend will be increasing on the 14th of October to UK£0.0087, with investors...
|MACF||GB Trade Distributors||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: MACF exceeded the UK Trade Distributors industry which returned 48.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MACF exceeded the UK Market which returned 11.6% over the past year.
|MACF Average Weekly Movement||3.5%|
|Trade Distributors Industry Average Movement||4.0%|
|Market Average Movement||4.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||9.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.6%|
Stable Share Price: MACF is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: MACF's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Macfarlane Group PLC, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes protective packaging products and labels to businesses. The company operates through Packaging Distribution and Manufacturing Operations segments. The Packaging Distribution segment distributes packaging materials; and supplies storage and warehousing services in the United Kingdom.
Macfarlane Group Fundamentals Summary
|MACF fundamental statistics|
Is MACF overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|MACF income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£170.90m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.085|
|Net Profit Margin||5.19%|
How did MACF perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.0%Current Dividend Yield
Is Macfarlane 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: MACF (£1.35) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.61)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MACF is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MACF is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.9x) compared to the UK Trade Distributors industry average (23.9x).
PE vs Market: MACF is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.9x) compared to the UK market (19.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate MACF's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MACF is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.4x) compared to the GB Trade Distributors industry average (2x).
How is Macfarlane Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Forecasted annual revenue growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if MACF's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if MACF's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the UK market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: MACF's revenue (6.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MACF's revenue (6.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if MACF's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Macfarlane Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MACF has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: MACF's current net profit margins (5.2%) are higher than last year (4.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MACF's earnings have grown by 14.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: MACF's earnings growth over the past year (44.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (14.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: MACF earnings growth over the past year (44.2%) underperformed the Trade Distributors industry 44.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: MACF's Return on Equity (15.4%) is considered low.
How is Macfarlane Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MACF's short term assets (£85.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£85.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: MACF's short term assets (£85.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (£37.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MACF's net debt to equity ratio (10%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: MACF's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 52.1% to 18.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: MACF's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (113.7%).
Interest Coverage: MACF's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (13.6x coverage).
What is Macfarlane Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: MACF's dividend (2.02%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.38%).
High Dividend: MACF's dividend (2.02%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.15%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: MACF's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: MACF's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (32.1%), MACF's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: MACF's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (29.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Peter Atkinson (64 yo)
Mr. Peter Duncan Atkinson has been the Chief Executive Officer of Macfarlane Group PLC since October 6, 2003. Mr. Atkinson has also significant general management experience gained during his time at GKN P...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Peter's total compensation ($USD643.87K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD561.91K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Peter's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: MACF's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: MACF's board of directors are considered experienced (3.5 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Macfarlane Group PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Macfarlane Group PLC
- Ticker: MACF
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1899
- Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: UK£211.468m
- Shares outstanding: 157.81m
- Website: https://www.macfarlanegroup.com
Number of Employees
- Macfarlane Group PLC
- 3 Park Gardens
- First Floor
- G3 7YE
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/11/29 22:54|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/11/29 00:00|
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