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Inspired Energy

AIM:INSE
Snowflake Description

Reasonable growth potential with adequate balance sheet.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
INSE
AIM
£102M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Commercial Services
Company description

Inspired Energy PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides energy advisory and procurement consultancy services to corporate and SME energy users in the United Kingdom. The last earnings update was 53 days ago. More info.


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  • Inspired Energy has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
INSE Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-8.1%
AIM:INSE
1.3%
GB Commercial Services
1.3%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
-20.8%
AIM:INSE
-1%
GB Commercial Services
-5%
GB Market
INSE Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Inspired Energy (INSE) -8.1% -12% -21.1% -20.8% 6.5% 18.8%
GB Commercial Services 1.3% 0.3% 11.8% -1% 18.3% -7.6%
GB Market 1.3% -1.6% 1.9% -5% 15.8% 2.5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • INSE underperformed the Commercial Services industry which returned -1% over the past year.
  • INSE underperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned -5% over the past year.
Price Volatility
INSE
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

INSE Value

 Is Inspired Energy undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Inspired Energy to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Inspired Energy.

AIM:INSE Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 7.3%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year GB Government Bond Rate 1.2%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for AIM:INSE
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year GB Govt Bond Rate 1.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6.7%
Commercial Services Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.72
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.719 (1 + (1- 19%) (25.29%))
0.91
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.91
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.23% + (0.91 * 6.65%)
7.28%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for AIM:INSE using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Inspired Energy is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

AIM:INSE DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (GBP, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 7.28%)
2019 9.45 Analyst x2 8.81
2020 10.85 Analyst x2 9.43
2021 12.10 Analyst x2 9.80
2022 13.07 Est @ 8% 9.87
2023 13.85 Est @ 5.97% 9.74
2024 14.48 Est @ 4.55% 9.50
2025 14.99 Est @ 3.55% 9.17
2026 15.42 Est @ 2.85% 8.79
2027 15.78 Est @ 2.37% 8.38
2028 16.10 Est @ 2.02% 7.97
Present value of next 10 years cash flows £91.45
AIM:INSE DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= £16.10 × (1 + 1.23%) ÷ (7.28% – 1.23%)
£269.24
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= £269.24 ÷ (1 + 7.28%)10
£133.32
AIM:INSE Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= £91.45 + £133.32
£224.78
Equity Value per Share
(GBP)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= £224.78 / 713.97
£0.31
AIM:INSE Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (GBP) From above. £0.31
Current discount Discount to share price of £0.14
= -1 x (£0.14 - £0.31) / £0.31
54.7%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Inspired Energy is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is £0.1425 vs Future cash flow value of £0.31483
Current Discount Checks
For Inspired Energy to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Inspired Energy's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • Inspired Energy's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Inspired Energy's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Inspired Energy's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AIM:INSE PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in GBP £0.01
AIM:INSE Share Price ** AIM (2019-05-17) in GBP £0.14
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Commercial Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 28 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 20.12x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 788 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.24x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Inspired Energy.

AIM:INSE PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= AIM:INSE Share Price ÷ EPS (both in GBP)

= 0.14 ÷ 0.01

25.85x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Inspired Energy is overvalued based on earnings compared to the GB Commercial Services industry average.
  • Inspired Energy is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Inspired Energy's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AIM:INSE PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 25.85x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts
30.2%per year
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Commercial Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 19 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 1.39x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 574 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.5x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

AIM:INSE PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 25.85x ÷ 30.2%

0.86x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Inspired Energy is good value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Inspired Energy's assets?
Raw Data
AIM:INSE PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in GBP £0.08
AIM:INSE Share Price * AIM (2019-05-17) in GBP £0.14
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Commercial Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 37 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 1.72x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,368 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.51x
AIM:INSE PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= AIM:INSE Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in GBP)

= 0.14 ÷ 0.08

1.88x

* Primary Listing of Inspired Energy.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Inspired Energy is overvalued based on assets compared to the GB Commercial Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Inspired Energy's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Commercial Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Commercial Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Inspired Energy has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

INSE Future Performance

 How is Inspired Energy expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
30.2%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Inspired Energy expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Inspired Energy's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 1.2%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Inspired Energy's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
  • Inspired Energy's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
AIM:INSE Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
AIM:INSE Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts 30.2%
AIM:INSE Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 2 Analysts 9.7%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Commercial Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 30.1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Commercial Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.8%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.9%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
AIM:INSE Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
AIM:INSE Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 48 15 11 2
2020-12-31 45 14 10 2
2019-12-31 43 12 7 2
AIM:INSE Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 33 8 3
2018-09-30 32 7 3
2018-06-30 31 7 2
2018-03-31 29 6 2
2017-12-31 27 5 3
2017-09-30 26 5 3
2017-06-30 24 5 4
2017-03-31 23 5 4
2016-12-31 22 4 3
2016-09-30 20 3 3
2016-06-30 19 2 3
2016-03-31 17 2 3

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Inspired Energy's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Inspired Energy's revenue is expected to grow by 9.7% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
AIM:INSE Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Inspired Energy Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:INSE Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31
2020-12-31
2019-12-31
AIM:INSE Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 0.01
2018-09-30 0.00
2018-06-30 0.00
2018-03-31 0.00
2017-12-31 0.00
2017-09-30 0.01
2017-06-30 0.01
2017-03-31 0.01
2016-12-31 0.01
2016-09-30 0.01
2016-06-30 0.01
2016-03-31 0.01

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Inspired Energy will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Inspired Energy's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Inspired Energy has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

INSE Past Performance

  How has Inspired Energy performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Inspired Energy's growth in the last year to its industry (Commercial Services).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Inspired Energy's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Inspired Energy's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (27.9% vs 8.4%)
  • Inspired Energy's earnings growth has exceeded the GB Commercial Services industry average in the past year (27.9% vs 26.5%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Inspired Energy's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Inspired Energy Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:INSE Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 32.69 3.24 20.43
2018-09-30 32.08 2.80 20.27
2018-06-30 31.46 2.35 20.12
2018-03-31 29.46 2.44 18.37
2017-12-31 27.46 2.53 16.61
2017-09-30 25.52 3.09 15.05
2017-06-30 23.59 3.64 13.49
2017-03-31 22.55 3.52 12.71
2016-12-31 21.51 3.40 11.94
2016-09-30 20.17 3.23 10.92
2016-06-30 18.83 3.06 9.90
2016-03-31 17.01 2.95 8.54
2015-12-31 15.19 2.84 7.17
2015-09-30 13.79 2.93 6.31
2015-06-30 12.40 3.01 5.44
2015-03-31 11.62 2.74 5.17
2014-12-31 10.84 2.47 4.91
2014-09-30 9.95 2.11 4.80
2014-06-30 9.07 1.75 4.68
2014-03-31 8.34 1.59 4.48
2013-12-31 7.62 1.42 4.27
2013-09-30 7.13 1.09 4.29
2013-06-30 6.65 0.77 4.31
2013-03-31 5.95 0.70 3.84
2012-12-31 5.26 0.64 3.37
2012-06-30 3.65 -0.49 1.67

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Inspired Energy has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Inspired Energy used its assets less efficiently than the GB Commercial Services industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Inspired Energy's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Inspired Energy's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Commercial Services industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Inspired Energy has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

INSE Health

 How is Inspired Energy's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Inspired Energy's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Inspired Energy is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Inspired Energy's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Inspired Energy's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.9x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Inspired Energy Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago.

AIM:INSE Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 45.32 25.73 2.19
2018-09-30 45.32 25.73 2.19
2018-06-30 27.82 23.44 3.66
2018-03-31 27.82 23.44 3.66
2017-12-31 25.12 20.12 5.18
2017-09-30 25.12 20.12 5.18
2017-06-30 17.56 14.93 2.30
2017-03-31 17.56 14.93 2.30
2016-12-31 14.87 11.93 0.98
2016-09-30 14.87 11.93 0.98
2016-06-30 14.04 9.85 1.78
2016-03-31 14.04 9.85 1.78
2015-12-31 11.31 10.57 1.60
2015-09-30 11.31 10.57 1.60
2015-06-30 5.37 3.52 1.23
2015-03-31 5.37 3.52 1.23
2014-12-31 4.25 3.89 0.77
2014-09-30 4.25 3.89 0.77
2014-06-30 2.51 4.21 1.31
2014-03-31 2.51 4.21 1.31
2013-12-31 1.56 3.09 0.93
2013-09-30 1.56 3.09 0.93
2013-06-30 0.59 3.41 2.91
2013-03-31 0.59 3.41 2.91
2012-12-31 0.41 2.93 1.07
2012-06-30 -0.08 3.11 0.94
  • Inspired Energy's level of debt (56.8%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (197.9% vs 56.8% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (31.7%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 6.4x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Inspired Energy's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Inspired Energy has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

INSE Dividends

 What is Inspired Energy's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
4.56%
Current annual income from Inspired Energy dividends. Estimated to be 5.47% next year.
If you bought £2,000 of Inspired Energy shares you are expected to receive £91 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Inspired Energy's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1.99%).
  • Inspired Energy's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (5.21%).
Upcoming dividend payment

Purchase Inspired Energy before the 'Buy Limit' to receive their next dividend payment.

Dividends are usually paid every 3 or 6 months, you can time your share purchase to take advantage of upcoming dividend payments.
Dividend payment calendar
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
AIM:INSE Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Commercial Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 24 Stocks 2.9%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 705 Stocks 4.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.2%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

AIM:INSE Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 0.01 2.00
2020-12-31 0.01 2.00
2019-12-31 0.01 2.00
AIM:INSE Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-03-27 0.007 3.995
2018-05-24 0.006 2.905
2018-03-22 0.006 2.943
2017-04-28 0.005 2.359
2017-03-27 0.005 2.701
2016-04-27 0.004 2.597
2016-03-21 0.004 2.638
2015-03-31 0.003 2.097
2014-04-01 0.002 2.093
2014-03-24 0.002 1.575
2013-08-19 0.001 1.024
2013-03-21 0.001 2.026

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Inspired Energy has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile (annual drop of over 20%).
  • Dividend payments have increased, but Inspired Energy only paid a dividend in the past 6 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Inspired Energy's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are not well covered by earnings (0.8x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (2.4x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Inspired Energy's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Inspired Energy afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Inspired Energy has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

INSE Management

 What is the CEO of Inspired Energy's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Mark Dickinson
COMPENSATION £10,681
AGE 45
TENURE AS CEO 1.6 years
CEO Bio

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 June 20, 2017 until October 11, 2017. Mr. Dickinson serves as the Managing Director and Member of The Management Board at Encore International Limited. He founded Encore International Limited from March 2001 to June 2011. He is an Energy Consultancy Specialist with over 20 years' experience of developing and advising companies in the sector. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at M&C Energy Group Limited from June 2010 to June 2013, where he led the buy and build strategy for four acquisitions before selling the C Energy to Schneider Electric in 2013. He joined M&C when Encore became part of the M&C Energy Group Limited in 2010. At BG International, he negotiated and marketed its Interconnector capacity as well as taking an active role in the monetisation of their uncommitted gas portfolio. At TXU Europe, he served as a Senior Risk Analyst and Negotiator, creating several asset and business valuation frameworks along with having pricing responsibility for a L40million retail gas portfolio. He has been a Director of Inspired Energy plc since September 29, 2016. He was voted Accomplished Entrepreneur of the Year at London Business School in 2012. He obtained M Sc in Finance from London Business School in 1998.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Mark to compare compensation growth.
  • Mark's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Management Team

Mark Dickinson

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
£11K
AGE
45
TENURE
1.6 yrs

Paul Connor

TITLE
Finance Director & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£133K
AGE
34
TENURE
4.4 yrs

David J. Foreman

TITLE
Corporate Development Director
COMPENSATION
£60K
AGE
36
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Inspired Energy board of directors in years:

2.7
Average Tenure
44
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Inspired Energy board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Mike Fletcher

TITLE
Non-Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
£48K
AGE
43
TENURE
2.7 yrs

Mark Dickinson

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
£11K
AGE
45
TENURE
2.7 yrs

Paul Connor

TITLE
Finance Director & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£133K
AGE
34
TENURE
4.4 yrs

David J. Foreman

TITLE
Corporate Development Director
COMPENSATION
£60K
AGE
36

Richard Logan

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
AGE
60
TENURE
2.2 yrs

Gordon Oliver

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
AGE
59
TENURE
1.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (£) Value (£)
X
Management checks
We assess Inspired Energy's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Inspired Energy has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

INSE News

Simply Wall St News

Is Inspired Energy PLC (LON:INSE) A Financially Sound Company?

INSE’s Debt (And Cash Flows) INSE has built up its total debt levels in the last twelve months, from UK£20m to UK£26m , which accounts for long term debt. … Additionally, INSE has produced cash from operations of UK£8.2m over the same time period, resulting in an operating cash to total debt ratio of 32%, meaning that INSE’s debt is appropriately covered by operating cash. … Next Steps: Although INSE’s debt level is towards the higher end of the spectrum, its cash flow coverage seems adequate to meet obligations which means its debt is being efficiently utilised.

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Are Investors Undervaluing Inspired Energy PLC (LON:INSE) By 50%?

by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to today's value. … This is done using the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model! … If you want to learn more about discounted cash flow, the rationale behind this calculation can be read in detail in the Simply Wall St analysis model

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Despite Its High P/E Ratio, Is Inspired Energy PLC (LON:INSE) Still Undervalued?

The goal of this article is to teach you how to use price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). … We'll look at Inspired Energy PLC's (LON:INSE) P/E ratio and reflect on what it tells us about the company's share price. … Inspired Energy has a price to earnings ratio of 43.95, based on the last twelve months.

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What does Inspired Energy PLC's (LON:INSE) Balance Sheet Tell Us About Its Future?

Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! … Investors are always looking for growth in small-cap stocks like Inspired Energy PLC (LON:INSE), with a market cap of UK£128m. … However, an important fact which most ignore is: how financially healthy is the business?

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Inspired Energy PLC’s (LON:INSE) Investment Returns Are Lagging Its Industry

Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), in the hopes of getting some insight into the business. … Understanding Return On Capital Employed (ROCE). … The formula for calculating the return on capital employed is:

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What Inspired Energy PLC's (LON:INSE) ROE Can Tell Us

Our data shows Inspired Energy has a return on equity of 8.5% for the last year. … That means that for every £1 worth of shareholders' equity, it generated £0.085 in profit. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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Should You Be Tempted To Sell Inspired Energy PLC (LON:INSE) Because Of Its P/E Ratio?

The goal of this article is to teach you how to use price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). … Inspired Energy has a P/E ratio of 49.91, based on the last twelve months. … Price to Earnings Ratio = Price per Share ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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How Financially Strong Is Inspired Energy PLC (LON:INSE)?

While small-cap stocks, such as Inspired Energy PLC (LON:INSE) with its market cap of UK£127m, are popular for their explosive growth, investors should also be aware of their balance sheet to judge whether the company can survive a downturn. … Assessing first and foremost the financial health is. … Here are few basic financial health checks you should consider before taking the plunge.

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What Should You Know About Inspired Energy PLC's (LON:INSE) Return On Capital?

This share represents a portion of capital used by the company to operate the business, and it is important the company is able to use the capital base efficiently to create adequate cash flows for you as an investor. … To understand Inspired Energy’s capital returns we will look at a useful metric called return on capital employed. … Inspired Energy's Return On Capital Employed

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Does Inspired Energy PLC's (LON:INSE) PE Ratio Signal A Selling Opportunity?

While INSE might seem like a stock to avoid or sell if you own it, it is important to understand the assumptions behind the P/E ratio before you make any investment decisions. … I will deconstruct the P/E ratio and highlight what you need to be careful of when using the P/E ratio … Breaking down the Price-Earnings ratio

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INSE Company Info

Description

Inspired Energy PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides energy advisory and procurement consultancy services to corporate and SME energy users in the United Kingdom. It offers energy procurement, market analysis, bureau, historical audit, energy management, renewable energy project, public sector procurement, water deregulation, and site operation services, as well as ESOS, a technology-driven solution. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Kirkham, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: Inspired Energy PLC
INSE
Exchange: AIM
Founded: 2000
£101,741,215
713,973,440
Website: http://www.inspiredenergy.co.uk
Address: Inspired Energy PLC
29 Progress Business Park,
Orders Lane,
Kirkham,
Lancashire, PR4 2TZ,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AIM INSE Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange AIM Market GB GBP 29. Nov 2011
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
264
Inspired Energy employees.
Industry
Diversified Support Services
Commercial Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/05/19 22:09
End of day share price update: 2019/05/17 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/05/16
Last earnings filing: 2019/03/27
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.