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. More Details
Excellent balance sheet average dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has J. Smart (Contractors)'s share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SMJ is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 1% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SMJ's weekly volatility (1%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SMJ underperformed the UK Construction industry which returned 22.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SMJ underperformed the UK Market which returned 17.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is J. Smart (Contractors)'s share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why J. Smart (Contractors) (LON:SMJ) Can Manage Its Debt Responsibly
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3 months ago | Simply Wall StJ. Smart (Contractors) (LON:SMJ) Shareholders Have Enjoyed A 18% Share Price Gain
Is J. Smart (Contractors) 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: SMJ (£1.26) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.47)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SMJ is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SMJ is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.8x) compared to the UK Construction industry average (18.5x).
PE vs Market: SMJ is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.8x) compared to the UK market (25.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate SMJ's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SMJ is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.5x) compared to the GB Construction industry average (1.3x).
How is J. Smart (Contractors) forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
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.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has J. Smart (Contractors) performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SMJ has a large one-off gain of £3.0M impacting its January 31 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: SMJ's current net profit margins (31.5%) are higher than last year (29%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SMJ's earnings have grown by 8.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SMJ's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: SMJ had negative earnings growth (-30.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Construction industry average (-42.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SMJ's Return on Equity (4.2%) is considered low.
How is J. Smart (Contractors)'s financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SMJ's short term assets (£33.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (£15.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: SMJ's short term assets (£33.4M) exceed its long term liabilities (£2.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SMJ's debt to equity ratio (12.6%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: SMJ's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 12.8% to 12.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SMJ's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (18.3%).
Interest Coverage: SMJ earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is J. Smart (Contractors) current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SMJ's dividend (2.57%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.27%).
High Dividend: SMJ's dividend (2.57%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.04%).
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.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (32.8%), SMJ's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
David Smart (47 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 ($USD249.12K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD326.38K).
Compensation vs Earnings: David's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: SMJ's management team is considered experienced (4.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: SMJ's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 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 company bio, 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
- Market Cap: UK£52.717m
- Shares outstanding: 42.01m
- Website: https://www.jsmart.co.uk
Number of Employees
- J. Smart & Co. (Contractors) PLC
- 28 Cramond Road South
- EH4 6AB
- United Kingdom
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, a...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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