AIM:CTG

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Executive Summary

Christie Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides professional business services for hospitality, leisure, healthcare, medical, childcare, retail, and education sectors in Europe and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Good value with proven track record.

Share Price & News

How has Christie Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CTG has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-1.2%

CTG

-0.09%

GB Professional Services

-1.9%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-21.3%

CTG

9.3%

GB Professional Services

-14.5%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: CTG underperformed the UK Professional Services industry which returned 9.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CTG underperformed the UK Market which returned -14.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CTGIndustryMarket
7 Day-1.2%-0.09%-1.9%
30 Day1.9%-3.9%-1.7%
90 Day6.5%1.9%-4.4%
1 Year-21.3%-21.3%11.4%9.3%-11.3%-14.5%
3 Year-22.3%-26.6%29.0%20.5%-9.0%-20.3%
5 Year-29.2%-36.6%100.2%77.9%15.3%-10.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Christie Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Christie Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CTG (£0.82) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£2.05)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CTG is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CTG is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.3x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (24.9x).

PE vs Market: CTG is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.3x) compared to the UK market (18.1x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CTG's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CTG has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the GB Professional Services industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Christie Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

15.5%

Forecasted Commercial Services 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 Christie Group 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.


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Past Performance

How has Christie Group performed over the past 5 years?

8.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CTG has a large one-off gain of £1.5M impacting its December 31 2019 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: CTG's current net profit margins (5.1%) are higher than last year (3.9%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CTG's earnings have grown by 8.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CTG's earnings growth over the past year (35.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (8.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CTG earnings growth over the past year (35.8%) exceeded the Professional Services industry -16.3%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: CTG's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


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Financial Health

How is Christie Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CTG has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: CTG has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CTG has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: CTG's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.

Debt Coverage: CTG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (102.5%).

Interest Coverage: CTG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.9x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CTG's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CTG's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CTG's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CTG's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: CTG is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CTG's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

7.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

David Rugg (66 yo)

20.75yrs

Tenure

UK£623,000

Compensation

Mr. David B. Rugg has been the Group Chief Executive Officer of Christie Group PLC 2000 and as its Chairman of the Board since September 18, 2017. He served as Group Managing Director at Christie Group sin ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD809.03K) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD355.19K).

Compensation vs Earnings: David's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
David Rugg
CEO & Chairman20.75yrsUK£623.00k4.99%
£ 1.0m
Simon Hawkins
Group Finance Director & Director3.08yrsUK£266.00k0.49%
£ 102.9k
Daniel Prickett
COO & Director10.58yrsUK£377.00k0.29%
£ 61.1k
Paul Harding
Executive Director9.25yrsUK£290.00k1.32%
£ 275.4k
Christopher Day
Non-Executive Directorno dataUK£548.00k2.99%
£ 621.7k
Justin Cain
Managing Director - Pindersno datano datano data
Charlotte French
Company Secretary1.75yrsno datano data
Simon Hughes
Head of Medical - Christie & Co and Director of Christie & Co7.42yrsno datano data
Walter Murray
Managing Director - Christie Insuranceno datano datano data

7.4yrs

Average Tenure

61yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CTG's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
David Rugg
CEO & Chairman20.75yrsUK£623.00k4.99%
£ 1.0m
Simon Hawkins
Group Finance Director & Director3.08yrsUK£266.00k0.49%
£ 102.9k
Daniel Prickett
COO & Director10.58yrsUK£377.00k0.29%
£ 61.1k
Paul Harding
Executive Director9.25yrsUK£290.00k1.32%
£ 275.4k
Christopher Day
Non-Executive Directorno dataUK£548.00k2.99%
£ 621.7k
Simon Hughes
Head of Medical - Christie & Co and Director of Christie & Co7.42yrsno datano data
Victoria Muir
Independent Non-Executive Director2.42yrsUK£31.00k0.039%
£ 8.1k
Hwfa Anthony Gwyn
Non-Executive Director3.08yrsUK£31.00k4.02%
£ 836.6k
Laurie Benson
Independent Non-Executive Director2.92yrsUK£31.00kno data

3.1yrs

Average Tenure

54.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CTG's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Christie Group plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Christie Group plc
  • Ticker: CTG
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1846
  • Industry: Research and Consulting Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: UK£20.789m
  • Shares outstanding: 25.51m
  • Website: https://www.christiegroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Christie Group plc
  • Whitefriars House
  • 6 Carmelite Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • EC4Y 0BS
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CTGAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJan 1992

Biography

Christie Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides professional business services for hospitality, leisure, healthcare, medical, childcare, retail, and education sectors in Europe and internation ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/19 21:57
End of Day Share Price2020/10/19 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.