Inspired Energy PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides provide energy purchasing and energy consultancy services to corporate and SME energy users in the United Kingdom. More Details
Reasonable growth potential with imperfect balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Inspired Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: INSE is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: INSE's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
GB Commercial Services
1 Year Return
GB Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: INSE underperformed the UK Commercial Services industry which returned -5.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: INSE underperformed the UK Market which returned 1.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Inspired Energy's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StInspired Energy PLC's (LON:INSE) Has Been On A Rise But Financial Prospects Look Weak: Is The Stock Overpriced?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StInspired Energy (LON:INSE) Share Prices Have Dropped 35% In The Last Three Years
2 months ago | Simply Wall StIs It Time To Consider Buying Inspired Energy PLC (LON:INSE)?
Is Inspired Energy 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: INSE (£0.17) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.08)
Significantly Below Fair Value: INSE is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: INSE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (74.6x) compared to the GB Commercial Services industry average (36.1x).
PE vs Market: INSE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (74.6x) compared to the UK market (24.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: INSE is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: INSE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.5x) compared to the GB Commercial Services industry average (2.2x).
How is Inspired Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: INSE's forecast earnings growth (83.3% per year) is above the savings rate (1%).
Earnings vs Market: INSE's earnings (83.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (22.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: INSE's revenue (11.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (7.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: INSE's revenue (11.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if INSE's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Inspired Energy performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: INSE has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: INSE's current net profit margins (2.9%) are lower than last year (9.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: INSE's earnings have declined by 3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: INSE's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: INSE had negative earnings growth (-54.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Commercial Services industry average (-11.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: INSE's Return on Equity (6.2%) is considered low.
How is Inspired Energy's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: INSE's short term assets (£42.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (£17.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: INSE's short term assets (£42.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£50.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: INSE's debt to equity ratio (87.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: INSE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 65.7% to 87.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: INSE's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (30.7%).
Interest Coverage: INSE's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.6x coverage).
What is Inspired Energy current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: INSE's dividend (1.19%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.47%).
High Dividend: INSE's dividend (1.19%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.48%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: INSE has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: INSE's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 8 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (44.6%), INSE's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: INSE's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (33.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Mark Dickinson (47 yo)
Mr. Mark Dickinson, MSc. Finance (LBS), has been the Chief Executive Officer of Inspired Energy plc since October 11, 2017. Mr. Dickinson served as the Chief Operating Officer of Inspired Energy plc since ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD613.91K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD574.45K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Director||3.42yrs||UK£440.00k||0.13% |
|CFO & Executive Director||6.25yrs||UK£317.00k||0.046% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||4yrs||UK£44.00k||0.048% |
|Non-Executive Chairman||4.5yrs||UK£52.00k||0.022% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||0.67yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: INSE's board of directors are considered experienced (4.5 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 34.7%.
Inspired Energy PLC's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Inspired Energy PLC
- Ticker: INSE
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 2000
- Industry: Diversified Support Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: UK£151.506m
- Shares outstanding: 961.94m
- Website: https://www.inspiredenergy.co.uk
Number of Employees
- Inspired Energy PLC
- 29 Progress Business Park
- Orders Lane
- PR4 2TZ
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|INSE||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Nov 2011|
|7PK||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Nov 2011|
Inspired Energy PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides provide energy purchasing and energy consultancy services to corporate and SME energy users in the United Kingdom. It offers procurement, burea...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/03/03 18:59|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/03/03 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.