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Market Cap

UK£1.8b

Last Updated

2021/05/07 22:26 UTC

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Executive Summary

GlobalData Plc provides business information in the form of proprietary data, analytics, and insights in Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record with moderate growth potential.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: DATA is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: DATA's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

DATA

1.2%

GB Professional Services

2.1%

GB Market


1 Year Return

20.4%

DATA

11.7%

GB Professional Services

26.6%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: DATA exceeded the UK Professional Services industry which returned 10.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: DATA underperformed the UK Market which returned 25.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

DATAIndustryMarket
7 Day0%1.2%2.1%
30 Day14.2%4.7%3.6%
90 Day33.2%8.0%9.6%
1 Year21.8%20.4%13.8%11.7%32.1%26.6%
3 Year174.0%161.9%38.0%29.2%12.8%-0.2%
5 Year388.0%353.6%94.4%73.7%51.8%23.0%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

80.47x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: DATA (£15.65) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£9.01)

Significantly Below Fair Value: DATA is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: DATA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (80.5x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (38.7x).

PE vs Market: DATA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (80.5x) compared to the UK market (25.9x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: DATA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.6x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: DATA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (13x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (3x).


Future Growth

How is GlobalData forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

17.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: DATA's forecast earnings growth (17.7% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: DATA's earnings (17.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (17.7% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: DATA's revenue (6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: DATA's revenue (6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: DATA's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (34.6%)


Past Performance

How has GlobalData performed over the past 5 years?

46.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: DATA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: DATA's current net profit margins (12.7%) are higher than last year (2.2%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: DATA has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 46% per year.

Accelerating Growth: DATA's earnings growth over the past year (486.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (46% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: DATA earnings growth over the past year (486.3%) exceeded the Professional Services industry -10.4%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: DATA's Return on Equity (16.4%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is GlobalData's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: DATA's short term assets (£65.4M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£111.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: DATA's short term assets (£65.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£108.3M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: DATA's debt to equity ratio (55%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: DATA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 133.7% to 55% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: DATA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (67.3%).

Interest Coverage: DATA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.8x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is GlobalData current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.09%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: DATA's dividend (1.09%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.35%).

High Dividend: DATA's dividend (1.09%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.06%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, DATA has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: DATA's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (87.4%), DATA's payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: DATA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (55.4% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

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

1.8yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Mike Danson (56 yo)

5.33yrs

Tenure

Mr. Michael Thomas Danson, also known as Mike, is an Investment Partner at PROFounders Capital. Mr. Danson is the Owner of Progressive Capital Limited. He was with Strategic Planning Associates, where he w...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD48.58K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.67M).

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


Board Members

Experienced Board: DATA's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

GlobalData Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: GlobalData Plc
  • Ticker: DATA
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2016
  • Industry: Research and Consulting Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: UK£1.846b
  • Shares outstanding: 117.98m
  • Website: https://www.globaldata.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • GlobalData Plc
  • John Carpenter House
  • John Carpenter Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • EC4Y 0AN
  • United Kingdom

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Biography

GlobalData Plc provides business information in the form of proprietary data, analytics, and insights in Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific. The company also offers performance advertising service...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/05/07 22:26
End of Day Share Price2021/05/07 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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