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Weir Group LSE:WEIR Stock Report

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13 Aug, 2022


Company Financials +
WEIR fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health4/6

WEIR Stock Overview

The Weir Group PLC produces and sells highly engineered original equipment worldwide.

Weir Group Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Weir Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£16.51
52 Week HighUK£19.37
52 Week LowUK£13.21
1 Month Change24.28%
3 Month Change9.23%
1 Year Change-2.51%
3 Year Change29.29%
5 Year Change-5.17%
Change since IPO404.89%

Recent News & Updates

Jul 31
Weir Group's (LON:WEIR) Upcoming Dividend Will Be Larger Than Last Year's

Weir Group's (LON:WEIR) Upcoming Dividend Will Be Larger Than Last Year's

The Weir Group PLC's ( LON:WEIR ) dividend will be increasing from last year's payment of the same period to £0.135 on...

Shareholder Returns

WEIRGB MachineryGB Market

Return vs Industry: WEIR exceeded the UK Machinery industry which returned -22.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WEIR exceeded the UK Market which returned -7.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is WEIR's price volatile compared to industry and market?
WEIR volatility
WEIR Average Weekly Movement5.5%
Machinery Industry Average Movement5.1%
Market Average Movement5.4%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.8%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.7%

Stable Share Price: WEIR is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: WEIR's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

187111,994Jon Stanton

The Weir Group PLC produces and sells highly engineered original equipment worldwide. It operates in two segments, Minerals and ESCO. The Minerals segment offers slurry handling equipment and associated aftermarket support services for abrasive high-wear applications used in the mining and oil sands markets.

Weir Group Fundamentals Summary

How do Weir Group's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
WEIR fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£4.29b
Earnings (TTM)UK£172.10m
Revenue (TTM)UK£2.13b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
WEIR income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUK£1.37b
Gross ProfitUK£763.60m
Other ExpensesUK£591.50m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.66
Gross Margin35.87%
Net Profit Margin8.08%
Debt/Equity Ratio79.0%

How did WEIR perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio

Does WEIR pay a reliable dividends?

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When do you need to buy WEIR by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Weir Group dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateOct 06 2022
Dividend Pay DateNov 04 2022
Days until Ex dividend52 days
Days until Dividend pay date81 days

Does WEIR pay a reliable dividends?

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We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is WEIR undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 3/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for WEIR?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

WEIR key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue2.5x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA15.1x
PEG Ratio1.8x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does WEIR's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

WEIR PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for WEIR vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average25.8x
ROR Rotork
SPX Spirax-Sarco Engineering
BOY Bodycote
WEIR Weir Group

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: WEIR is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (24.9x) compared to the peer average (25.8x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does WEIR's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the European Machinery Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: WEIR is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (24.9x) compared to the UK Machinery industry average (17.1x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is WEIR'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.

WEIR PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio24.9x
Fair PE Ratio28.2x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: WEIR is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (24.9x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (28.2x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of WEIR when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: WEIR (£16.51) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£20.57)

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

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Target price is less than 20% higher than the current share price.

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Future Growth

How is Weir Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 3/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WEIR's forecast earnings growth (13.7% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: WEIR's earnings (13.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (9.8% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: WEIR's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WEIR's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: WEIR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.4%).

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Past Performance

How has Weir Group performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 4/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WEIR has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: WEIR's current net profit margins (8.1%) are higher than last year (7.5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WEIR's earnings have grown by 4.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: WEIR's earnings growth over the past year (17.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (4.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: WEIR earnings growth over the past year (17.5%) underperformed the Machinery industry 54.3%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: WEIR's Return on Equity (10.4%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Weir Group's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 4/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WEIR's short term assets (£1.7B) exceed its short term liabilities (£898.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: WEIR's short term assets (£1.7B) exceed its long term liabilities (£1.2B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WEIR's net debt to equity ratio (50.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: WEIR's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 85.2% to 79% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WEIR's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (7.5%).

Interest Coverage: WEIR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.3x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Weir Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 1/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayAug 14 2022Ex Dividend DateOct 06 2022Dividend Pay DateNov 04 202229 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 52 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WEIR's dividend (1.64%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.8%).

High Dividend: WEIR's dividend (1.64%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.11%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: WEIR's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (38.8%), WEIR's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (144.2%), WEIR'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


Jon Stanton (55 yo)





Mr. Jonathan Stanton, also known as Jon, has been the Chief Executive Officer of The Weir Group PLC since October 1, 2016 and served as its Group Finance Director from April 19, 2010 to October 3, 2016. He...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jon's total compensation ($USD2.14M) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD3.25M).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: WEIR's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.5 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: WEIR's board of directors are considered experienced (5.4 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.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

The Weir Group PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: The Weir Group PLC
  • Ticker: WEIR
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1871
  • Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£4.286b
  • Shares outstanding: 259.61m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • The Weir Group PLC
  • 1 West Regent Street
  • Glasgow
  • Lanarkshire
  • G2 1RW
  • United Kingdom


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/13 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/12 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.