AFM Stock Overview
Alpha Financial Markets Consulting plc provides consulting and related services to the asset and wealth management, and insurance industries in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, and Asia.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£3.90|
|52 Week High||UK£4.96|
|52 Week Low||UK£2.90|
|1 Month Change||-2.50%|
|3 Month Change||0.26%|
|1 Year Change||9.24%|
|3 Year Change||68.10%|
|5 Year Change||n/a|
|Change since IPO||129.41%|
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|AFM||GB Professional Services||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: AFM exceeded the UK Professional Services industry which returned 1.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AFM exceeded the UK Market which returned -2.7% over the past year.
|AFM Average Weekly Movement||6.8%|
|Professional Services Industry Average Movement||5.0%|
|Market Average Movement||6.0%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||11.6%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||3.1%|
Stable Share Price: AFM is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AFM's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
|2016||656||Euan N. Fraser||https://www.alphafmc.com|
Alpha Financial Markets Consulting plc provides consulting and related services to the asset and wealth management, and insurance industries in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company offers services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions integrations, benchmarking, investments, regulatory compliance and risk, operations and outsourcing, distribution, digital transformation, investment guidelines, fintech and innovation, ETF and indexing, pension and retail investments, ESG and responsible investment, and insurance. It serves asset managers, wealth managers, intermediaries, investment platforms, pension companies, and service and infrastructure providers, as well as international groups and boutique firms.
Alpha Financial Markets Consulting Fundamentals Summary
|AFM fundamental statistics|
Is AFM overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|AFM income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£74.46m|
Last Reported Earnings
Sep 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Jun 23, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.034|
|Net Profit Margin||3.20%|
How did AFM perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.0%Current Dividend Yield
Is Alpha Financial Markets Consulting undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: AFM (£3.9) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£5.9)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AFM is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AFM is poor value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (115.3x) compared to the UK Professional Services industry average (25.9x).
PE vs Market: AFM is poor value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (115.3x) compared to the UK market (15.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: AFM is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (7.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AFM is overvalued based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (3.5x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (2.6x).
How is Alpha Financial Markets Consulting forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Future Growth Score3/6
Future Growth Score 3/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AFM's forecast earnings growth (15% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: AFM's earnings (15% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (11.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: AFM's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: AFM's revenue (8.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AFM's revenue (8.3% 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 (18.3%).
How has Alpha Financial Markets Consulting performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score1/6
Past Performance Score 1/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AFM has a large one-off loss of £5.3M impacting its September 30 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: AFM's current net profit margins (3.2%) are lower than last year (5.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AFM's earnings have grown significantly by 34.2% 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 (-31.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Professional Services industry average (39.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AFM's Return on Equity (3.1%) is considered low.
How is Alpha Financial Markets Consulting's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AFM's short term assets (£67.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (£50.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: AFM's short term assets (£67.7M) exceed its long term liabilities (£29.3M).
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?
Dividend Score 2/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: AFM's dividend (1.99%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.78%).
High Dividend: AFM's dividend (1.99%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.85%).
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 4 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its high payout ratio (214.6%), AFM's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: At its current cash payout ratio (75.8%), AFM's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.
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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 ($USD1.39M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD998.19K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Euan N.'s compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: AFM's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: AFM's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 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.
Alpha Financial Markets Consulting plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Alpha Financial Markets Consulting plc
- Ticker: AFM
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 2016
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Implied Market Cap: UK£438.714m
- Shares outstanding: 112.49m
- Website: https://www.alphafmc.com
Number of Employees
- Alpha Financial Markets Consulting plc
- 60 Gresham Street
- Greater London
- EC2V 7BB
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/24 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/24 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.