Alpha Financial Markets Consulting plc provides consulting services to the asset and wealth management industries in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, and Asia. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Alpha Financial Markets Consulting's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AFM is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AFM's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
GB Professional Services
1 Year Return
GB Professional Services
Return vs Industry: AFM exceeded the UK Professional Services industry which returned 8.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AFM exceeded the UK Market which returned 23.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Alpha Financial Markets Consulting's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Alpha Financial Markets Consulting 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: AFM (£3.25) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£2.76)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AFM is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AFM is poor value based on its PE Ratio (59x) compared to the UK Professional Services industry average (37.3x).
PE vs Market: AFM is poor value based on its PE Ratio (59x) compared to the UK market (25.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: AFM is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AFM is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.5x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (2.9x).
How is Alpha Financial Markets Consulting forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AFM's forecast earnings growth (27.8% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: AFM's earnings (27.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (17.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: AFM's revenue (7.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AFM's revenue (7.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: AFM's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (17.3%).
How has Alpha Financial Markets Consulting performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AFM has a large one-off loss of £3.8M impacting its September 30 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: AFM's current net profit margins (5.9%) are lower than last year (9.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AFM's earnings have grown significantly by 60.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AFM's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: AFM had negative earnings growth (-28.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Professional Services industry average (-10.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AFM's Return on Equity (5.8%) is considered low.
How is Alpha Financial Markets Consulting's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AFM's short term assets (£52.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (£36.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: AFM's short term assets (£52.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (£11.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AFM is debt free.
Reducing Debt: AFM had no debt 5 years ago.
Debt Coverage: AFM has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: AFM has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Alpha Financial Markets Consulting current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: AFM's dividend (1.29%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.36%).
High Dividend: AFM's dividend (1.29%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.1%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: AFM has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: AFM's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 3 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (38.1%), AFM's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: AFM's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (50% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Euan N. Fraser
Mr. Euan N. B. Fraser serves as the Global Chief Executive Officer at Alpha Financial Markets Consulting plc since 2013. Mr. Fraser served as the Chief Executive Officer (UK) at Alpha Financial Markets Con...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Euan N.'s total compensation ($USD823.13K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD723.24K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Euan N.'s compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: AFM's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: AFM's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Alpha Financial Markets Consulting plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Alpha Financial Markets Consulting plc
- Ticker: AFM
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 2003
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: UK£331.852m
- Shares outstanding: 102.11m
- Website: https://www.alphafmc.com
Number of Employees
- Alpha Financial Markets Consulting plc
- 60 Gresham Street
- Greater London
- EC2V 7BB
- United Kingdom
Alpha Financial Markets Consulting plc provides consulting services to the asset and wealth management industries in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company offers services in ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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