Hydrogen Group Plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides recruitment services for mid to senior level professional staff.
Flawless balance sheet and undervalued.
Share Price & News
How has Hydrogen Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: HYDG has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
GB Professional Services
1 Year Return
GB Professional Services
Return vs Industry: HYDG underperformed the UK Professional Services industry which returned 22.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: HYDG underperformed the UK Market which returned 6.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Hydrogen Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StThose Who Purchased Hydrogen Group (LON:HYDG) Shares Five Years Ago Have A 38% Loss To Show For It
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs Hydrogen Group Plc's (LON:HYDG) 4.0% Dividend Worth Your Time?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHow Should Investors Feel About Hydrogen Group Plc's (LON:HYDG) CEO Pay?
Is Hydrogen Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: HYDG (£0.46) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£1.59)
Significantly Below Fair Value: HYDG is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: HYDG is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.9x) compared to the Professional Services industry average (22.1x).
PE vs Market: HYDG is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.9x) compared to the UK market (18.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: HYDG is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: HYDG is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (2.9x).
How is Hydrogen Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: HYDG's forecast earnings growth (4.3% per year) is above the savings rate (0.5%).
Earnings vs Market: HYDG's earnings (4.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (12.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: HYDG's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: HYDG's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-1.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: HYDG's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.2% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if HYDG's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Hydrogen Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: HYDG has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: HYDG's current net profit margins (1.9%) are higher than last year (0.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: HYDG has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 49% per year.
Accelerating Growth: HYDG's earnings growth over the past year (683.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (49% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: HYDG earnings growth over the past year (683.9%) exceeded the Professional Services industry 18.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: HYDG's Return on Equity (11.4%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Hydrogen Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: HYDG's short term assets (£26.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (£17.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: HYDG's short term assets (£26.0M) exceed its long term liabilities (£4.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: HYDG is debt free.
Reducing Debt: HYDG has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 24.7%.
Inventory Level: HYDG has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if HYDG's debt is covered by short term assets.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: HYDG is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
Forecast Cash Runway: HYDG is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
What is Hydrogen Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: HYDG's dividend (4.4%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.8%).
High Dividend: HYDG's dividend (4.4%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.07%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: HYDG's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: HYDG's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (20.8%), HYDG's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: HYDG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (25.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Ian Temple (52yo)
Mr. Ian Richard Temple is the Co-Founder of Hydrogen Group PLC and has been its Chief Executive Officer since March 4, 2015. Mr. Temple served as an Executive Chairman and Secretary of Hydrogen Group PLC u ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Ian's total compensation ($USD544.57K) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD324.14K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Ian's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|COO, CFO & Director||2.7yrs||UK£367.00k||4.99% £749.3k|
|Senior Independent Non-Executive Director||3.9yrs||UK£35.00k||1.92% £288.0k|
|Independent Chairman||4.9yrs||UK£80.00k||3.08% £462.4k|
Experienced Board: HYDG's board of directors are considered experienced (4.4 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.3%.
Hydrogen Group Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Hydrogen Group Plc
- Ticker: HYDG
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 2005
- Industry: Human Resource and Employment Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: UK£15.007m
- Shares outstanding: 32.98m
- Website: https://www.hydrogengroup.com
Number of Employees
- Hydrogen Group Plc
- 30 Eastcheap
- Greater London
- EC3M 1HD
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|HYDG||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Sep 2006|
Hydrogen Group Plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides recruitment services for mid to senior level professional staff. The company offers professional support services, including legal, finance, technology, and business transformation; and technical and scientific market sector services, such as energy and life sciences. It provides permanent and contract services for large and medium sized organizations. The company has operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the United States, Asia, and Australia. Hydrogen Group Plc was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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