LSE:QQ.

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Executive Summary

QinetiQ Group plc operates as a science and engineering company worldwide.

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Flawless balance sheet and fair value.


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Share Price & News

How has QinetiQ Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: QQ. has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

5.9%

QQ.

2.0%

GB Aerospace & Defense

-0.07%

GB Market


1 Year Return

24.6%

QQ.

20.1%

GB Aerospace & Defense

6.0%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: QQ. exceeded the UK Aerospace & Defense industry which returned 20.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: QQ. exceeded the UK Market which returned 6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

QQ.IndustryMarket
7 Day5.9%2.0%-0.07%
30 Day10.4%7.1%2.2%
90 Day22.0%2.7%3.8%
1 Year27.4%24.6%24.4%20.1%11.5%6.0%
3 Year52.9%42.1%18.8%6.3%22.0%6.6%
5 Year86.5%65.0%35.0%7.6%33.5%3.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is QinetiQ Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is QinetiQ Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

17.0%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: QQ. (£3.4) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£4.1)

Significantly Below Fair Value: QQ. is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: QQ. is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.3x) compared to the Aerospace & Defense industry average (24.4x).

PE vs Market: QQ. is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.3x) compared to the UK market (17x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: QQ. is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.1x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: QQ. is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.3x) compared to the GB Aerospace & Defense industry average (2.3x).


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Future Growth

How is QinetiQ Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?

4.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: QQ.'s forecast earnings growth (4.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.2%).

Earnings vs Market: QQ.'s earnings (4.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (12.6% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: QQ.'s revenue (6.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (3.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: QQ.'s revenue (6.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: QQ.'s Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.3%).


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Past Performance

How has QinetiQ Group performed over the past 5 years?

7.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: QQ. has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: QQ.'s current net profit margins (12.9%) are lower than last year (14.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: QQ.'s earnings have grown by 7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: QQ.'s earnings growth over the past year (1.5%) is below its 5-year average (7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: QQ. earnings growth over the past year (1.5%) exceeded the Aerospace & Defense industry -13.2%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: QQ.'s Return on Equity (14.8%) is considered low.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is QinetiQ Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: QQ.'s short term assets (£432.3M) exceeds its short term liabilities (£327.2M)

Long Term Liabilities: QQ.'s short term assets (£432.3M) exceeds its long term liabilities (136.5M)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: QQ. is debt free.

Reducing Debt: QQ. has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 0.1%.

Debt Coverage: QQ. has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: QQ. has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: QQ. has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if QQ.'s debt is covered by short term assets.


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Dividend

What is QinetiQ Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.94%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment

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Dividend Yield vs Market

company1.9%marketbottom25%2.0%markettop25%5.4%industryaverage3.0%forecastin3Years2.2%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: QQ.'s dividend (1.94%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.97%).

High Dividend: QQ.'s dividend (1.94%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.38%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: QQ.'s dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30.1%), QQ.'s dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: QQ.'s dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (34.6% payout ratio).


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Management

What is the CEO of QinetiQ Group's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

3.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Steve Wadey (53yo)

4.6yrs

Tenure

UK£2,345,000

Compensation

Mr. Steve Wadey has been Chief Executive Officer of QinetiQ Group plc since April 27, 2015 and is responsible for its executive management and implementation of the strategy. Mr. Wadey has been an Executiv ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD3.03M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD2.19M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

3.7yrs

Average Tenure

54yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: QQ.'s management team is considered experienced (3.7 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

5.4yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: QQ.'s board of directors are considered experienced (5.4 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: QQ. insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUK£20110 Sep 19
Steve Wadey
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
CEO & Executive Director
Shares70
Max PriceUK£2.87
BuyUK£20410 Sep 19
David Smith
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
CFO & Director
Shares71
Max PriceUK£2.87

Ownership Breakdown

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


Management Team

  • Jon Messent (55yo)

    Company Secretary & Group General Counsel

    • Tenure: 8.8yrs
  • Steve Wadey (53yo)

    CEO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 4.6yrs
    • Compensation: UK£2.35m
  • Nic Anderson

    Managing Director of Air & Space

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • David Smith (58yo)

    CFO & Director

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
    • Compensation: UK£1.42m
  • David Bishop

    Group Director of Investor Relations and Communications

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Iain Farley

    Managing Director of International

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
  • Michelle Cummins (47yo)

    Group Director of Human Resources

    • Tenure: 3.8yrs
  • Ian Beresford

    Group Director of Engineering & Operations

    • Tenure: 3.6yrs
  • Vicky Weise

    Chief of Staff

    • Tenure: 4.5yrs
  • James Willis

    Managing Director of Cyber

    • Tenure: 2.3yrs

Board Members

  • Paul Murray (57yo)

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 9.1yrs
    • Compensation: UK£62.00k
  • John Harper (74yo)

    Deputy Chairman & Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 7.8yrs
    • Compensation: UK£73.00k
  • Neil Johnson (69yo)

    Independent Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 0.3yrs
  • Ian Mason (56yo)

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 5.4yrs
    • Compensation: UK£53.00k
  • Lynn Brubaker (61yo)

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 3.8yrs
    • Compensation: UK£84.00k
  • Steve Wadey (53yo)

    CEO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 4.6yrs
    • Compensation: UK£2.35m
  • Susan Jane Searle (56yo)

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 5.7yrs
    • Compensation: UK£53.00k
  • David Smith (58yo)

    CFO & Director

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
    • Compensation: UK£1.42m
  • James Burnell-Nugent (69yo)

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 9.6yrs
    • Compensation: UK£63.00k

Company Information

QinetiQ Group plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: QinetiQ Group plc
  • Ticker: QQ.
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 2002
  • Industry: Aerospace and Defense
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: UK£1.910b
  • Shares outstanding: 561.79m
  • Website: https://www.qinetiq.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • QinetiQ Group plc
  • Cody Technology Park
  • Ively Road
  • Farnborough
  • Hampshire
  • GU14 0LX
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
QQ.LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary Shares with Par Value 1PGBGBPFeb 2006
QY6DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary Shares with Par Value 1PDEEURFeb 2006
QNTQ.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary Shares with Par Value 1PUSUSDFeb 2006
QQLBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary Shares with Par Value 1PGBGBPFeb 2006
QNTQ.YOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)ADRUSUSDJan 2007

Biography

QinetiQ Group plc operates as a science and engineering company worldwide. It operates in EMEA Services and Global Products segments. The company offers air engineering services, test facilities, aircraft  ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/11/19 20:55
End of Day Share Price2019/11/19 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
Annual Earnings2019/03/31


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.