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Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

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.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

4.7%

INSE

1.4%

GB Commercial Services

-0.2%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-7.2%

INSE

-5.8%

GB Commercial Services

1.1%

GB Market

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.


Shareholder returns

INSEIndustryMarket
7 Day4.7%1.4%-0.2%
30 Day10.9%3.1%3.6%
90 Day17.5%3.9%4.2%
1 Year-6.5%-7.2%-2.3%-5.8%7.0%1.1%
3 Year-13.6%-20.8%12.6%1.2%10.6%-2.7%
5 Year36.6%18.6%32.3%7.6%40.5%13.4%

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?


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Valuation

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

74.64x

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).


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Future Growth

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

83.3%

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


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Past Performance

How has Inspired Energy performed over the past 5 years?

-3.0%

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.


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Financial Health

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).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

1.19%

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).


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Management

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

4.5yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Mark Dickinson (47 yo)

3.42yrs

Tenure

UK£440,000

Compensation

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.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Mark Dickinson
CEO & Director3.42yrsUK£440.00k0.13%
£ 200.0k
Paul Connor
CFO & Executive Director6.25yrsUK£317.00k0.046%
£ 69.3k
Richard Logan
Independent Non-Executive Director4yrsUK£44.00k0.048%
£ 72.4k
Michael Fletcher
Non-Executive Chairman4.5yrsUK£52.00k0.022%
£ 33.9k
Sarah Flannigan
Independent Non-Executive Director0.67yrno datano data

4.5yrs

Average Tenure

46yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: INSE's board of directors are considered experienced (4.5 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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 34.7%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Inspired Energy PLC's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • 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


Location

  • Inspired Energy PLC
  • 29 Progress Business Park
  • Orders Lane
  • Preston
  • Lancashire
  • PR4 2TZ
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
INSEAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPNov 2011
7PKDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURNov 2011

Biography

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

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/03/03 18:59
End of Day Share Price2021/03/03 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
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.