Keystone Law Group plc provides legal services in the United Kingdom. More Details
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Share Price & News
How has Keystone Law Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: KEYS is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: KEYS's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
GB Professional Services
1 Year Return
GB Professional Services
Return vs Industry: KEYS exceeded the UK Professional Services industry which returned 14.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KEYS exceeded the UK Market which returned 19.2% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Keystone Law Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 months ago | Simply Wall StIs Keystone Law Group's (LON:KEYS) 113% Share Price Increase Well Justified?
3 months ago | Simply Wall StKeystone Law Group (LON:KEYS) Knows How To Allocate Capital Effectively
3 months ago | Simply Wall StDo Keystone Law Group's (LON:KEYS) Earnings Warrant Your Attention?
Is Keystone Law Group 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: KEYS (£8.38) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£4.01)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KEYS is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KEYS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (60.5x) compared to the UK Professional Services industry average (32.8x).
PE vs Market: KEYS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (60.5x) compared to the UK market (23.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KEYS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KEYS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (15.8x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (3.1x).
How is Keystone Law Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KEYS's forecast earnings growth (12.9% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: KEYS's earnings (12.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (13.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: KEYS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: KEYS's revenue (11.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KEYS'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: KEYS's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (31%)
How has Keystone Law Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KEYS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: KEYS's current net profit margins (7.9%) are lower than last year (8.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KEYS's earnings have grown significantly by 32.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: KEYS's earnings growth over the past year (4.1%) is below its 5-year average (32.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: KEYS earnings growth over the past year (4.1%) exceeded the Professional Services industry 2.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: KEYS's Return on Equity (26.1%) is considered high.
How is Keystone Law Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KEYS's short term assets (£25.5M) exceed its short term liabilities (£15.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: KEYS's short term assets (£25.5M) exceed its long term liabilities (£1.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KEYS is debt free.
Reducing Debt: KEYS has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 1318.8%.
Debt Coverage: KEYS has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: KEYS has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Keystone Law Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: KEYS's dividend (1.66%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.32%).
High Dividend: KEYS's dividend (1.66%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: KEYS has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: KEYS's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 3 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (100.4%), KEYS's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: KEYS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (66% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
James Knight (54 yo)
Mr. James David Knight Founded Keystone Law Group Plc in 2002 and has been Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Knight has been Executive Director at Keystone Law Group Plc since October 17, 2014. He has a 10 year...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: James's total compensation ($USD446.34K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD733.96K).
Compensation vs Earnings: James's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: KEYS's management team is considered experienced (2.4 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: KEYS's board of directors are considered experienced (3.9 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Keystone Law Group plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Keystone Law Group plc
- Ticker: KEYS
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 2002
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: UK£262.076m
- Shares outstanding: 31.27m
- Website: https://www.keystonelaw.co.uk
Number of Employees
- Keystone Law Group plc
- 48 Chancery Lane
- Greater London
- WC2A 1JF
- United Kingdom
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Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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