SMJ Stock Overview
J. Smart & Co. (Contractors) PLC, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the contracting, developing, and constructing public works, shopping centers, offices, factories, warehouses, local authority, and landlords and private housing projects in the United Kingdom.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£1.61|
|52 Week High||UK£1.65|
|52 Week Low||UK£1.22|
|1 Month Change||0%|
|3 Month Change||-0.62%|
|1 Year Change||27.89%|
|3 Year Change||40.79%|
|5 Year Change||45.25%|
|Change since IPO||340.94%|
Recent News & Updates
Here's Why J. Smart (Contractors) (LON:SMJ) Can Manage Its Debt Responsibly
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|SMJ||GB Construction||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: SMJ exceeded the UK Construction industry which returned -17.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SMJ exceeded the UK Market which returned -8.6% over the past year.
|SMJ Average Weekly Movement||0.2%|
|Construction Industry Average Movement||4.0%|
|Market Average Movement||5.5%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: SMJ is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 0% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SMJ's weekly volatility (0%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
J. Smart & Co. (Contractors) PLC, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the contracting, developing, and constructing public works, shopping centers, offices, factories, warehouses, local authority, and landlords and private housing projects in the United Kingdom. It also contracts building and civil engineering projects; develops and sells residential properties; develops industrial and commercial properties for lease; provides serviced office spaces; carries out small to medium sized building and civil engineering works for various clients; and offers plumbing support services to the construction companies. J. Smart & Co. (Contractors) PLC was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.
J. Smart (Contractors) Fundamentals Summary
|SMJ fundamental statistics|
Is SMJ overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|SMJ income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£8.42m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jan 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.38|
|Net Profit Margin||156.81%|
How did SMJ perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.0%Current Dividend Yield
Is SMJ undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for SMJ?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is SMJ's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does SMJ's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|SMJ PE Ratio vs Peers|
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Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: SMJ is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (4.3x) compared to the peer average (121.2x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does SMJ's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the European Construction Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: SMJ is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (4.3x) compared to the UK Construction industry average (12.5x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is SMJ'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.
|Current PE Ratio||4.3x|
|Fair PE Ratio||n/a|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate SMJ's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of SMJ when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: SMJ (£1.61) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.53)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SMJ is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate SMJ's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
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How is J. Smart (Contractors) forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted Capital Goods industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as J. Smart (Contractors) has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
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How has J. Smart (Contractors) performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score4/6
Past Performance Score 4/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SMJ has a large one-off gain of £18.3M impacting its January 31 2022 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: SMJ's current net profit margins are higher than last year (31.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SMJ's earnings have grown significantly by 25.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SMJ's earnings growth over the past year (267.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (25.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: SMJ earnings growth over the past year (267.4%) exceeded the Construction industry 48.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: SMJ's Return on Equity (13.1%) is considered low.
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How is J. Smart (Contractors)'s financial position?
Financial Health Score5/6
Financial Health Score 5/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SMJ's short term assets (£49.9M) exceed its short term liabilities (£15.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: SMJ's short term assets (£49.9M) exceed its long term liabilities (£5.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SMJ has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: SMJ's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 14.1% to 9.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SMJ's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (3.9%).
Interest Coverage: SMJ earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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What is J. Smart (Contractors) current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 4/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SMJ's dividend (2.01%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.88%).
High Dividend: SMJ's dividend (2.01%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.18%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SMJ's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SMJ's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (8.8%), SMJ's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (11014.7%), SMJ's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
David Smart (48 yo)
Mr. David William Smart has been Joint Managing Director & Chairman at J. Smart & Co. (Contractors) PLC (also known as Smart J & Co Contractors PLC) since April 27, 2017 and its Director since December 20,...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD177.17K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD335.53K).
Compensation vs Earnings: David's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: SMJ's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: SMJ's board of directors are considered experienced (9.9 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.
J. Smart & Co. (Contractors) PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: J. Smart & Co. (Contractors) PLC
- Ticker: SMJ
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1947
- Industry: Construction and Engineering
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Implied Market Cap: UK£65.679m
- Shares outstanding: 40.92m
- Website: https://www.jsmart.co.uk
Number of Employees
- J. Smart & Co. (Contractors) PLC
- 28 Cramond Road South
- EH4 6AB
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/06/27 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/06/27 00:00|
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.