Vesuvius plc provides engineering services and solutions principally to steel and foundry industries worldwide. More Details
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Share Price & News
How has Vesuvius's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: VSVS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: VSVS's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: VSVS exceeded the UK Machinery industry which returned 54.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VSVS exceeded the UK Market which returned 28% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Vesuvius's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Vesuvius undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: VSVS (£5.75) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£9.03)
Significantly Below Fair Value: VSVS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: VSVS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (37.6x) compared to the UK Machinery industry average (33.8x).
PE vs Market: VSVS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (37.6x) compared to the UK market (25.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: VSVS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: VSVS is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the GB Machinery industry average (2.3x).
How is Vesuvius forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: VSVS's forecast earnings growth (22% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: VSVS's earnings (22% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (17.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: VSVS's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (5.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: VSVS's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: VSVS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.5%).
How has Vesuvius performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VSVS has a large one-off loss of £16.4M impacting its December 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: VSVS's current net profit margins (2.8%) are lower than last year (4.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VSVS's earnings have grown by 9.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: VSVS's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: VSVS had negative earnings growth (-48.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Machinery industry average (-12%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: VSVS's Return on Equity (4.1%) is considered low.
How is Vesuvius's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VSVS's short term assets (£771.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (£368.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: VSVS's short term assets (£771.7M) exceed its long term liabilities (£550.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VSVS's debt to equity ratio (29.5%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: VSVS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 43.1% to 29.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: VSVS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (45.7%).
Interest Coverage: VSVS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.6x coverage).
What is Vesuvius's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: VSVS's dividend (3.03%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.37%).
High Dividend: VSVS's dividend (3.03%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.07%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: VSVS has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: VSVS has only been paying a dividend for 8 years, and since then payments have fallen.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (113.7%), VSVS's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: VSVS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (46% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Patrick Georges André (56 yo)
Mr. Patrick Georges Felix André has been the Chief Executive of Vesuvius Group SA since September 1, 2017. Mr. André has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Vesuvius plc (Vesuvius Group) since...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Patrick Georges's total compensation ($USD1.77M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.36M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Patrick Georges's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: VSVS's management team is considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: VSVS's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 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.
Vesuvius plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Vesuvius plc
- Ticker: VSVS
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1916
- Industry: Industrial Machinery
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: UK£1.553b
- Shares outstanding: 270.12m
- Website: https://www.vesuvius.com
Number of Employees
- Vesuvius plc
- 165 Fleet Street
- Greater London
- EC4A 2AE
- United Kingdom
Vesuvius plc provides engineering services and solutions principally to steel and foundry industries worldwide. It operates in two segments, Steel and Foundry. The company offers foundry consumables and eq...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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