Marlowe plc provides water treatment, air hygiene, health and safety, and risk and compliance software services in the United Kingdom. More Details
Excellent balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Marlowe's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: MRL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: MRL's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
GB Commercial Services
1 Year Return
GB Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: MRL exceeded the UK Commercial Services industry which returned 22.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MRL exceeded the UK Market which returned 24.2% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Marlowe's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
5 days ago | Simply Wall StWhat Percentage Of Marlowe plc (LON:MRL) Shares Do Insiders Own?
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Is Marlowe 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: MRL (£7.55) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£7.81)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MRL is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MRL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (1811.9x) compared to the UK Commercial Services industry average (36.4x).
PE vs Market: MRL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (1811.9x) compared to the UK market (26x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: MRL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (29.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MRL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3x) compared to the GB Commercial Services industry average (2.4x).
How is Marlowe forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MRL's forecast earnings growth (61.3% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: MRL's earnings (61.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (17.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: MRL's revenue (13.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MRL's revenue (13.3% 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 MRL's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Marlowe performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MRL has a large one-off loss of £7.8M impacting its September 30 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: MRL's current net profit margins (0.1%) are lower than last year (0.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MRL's earnings have grown significantly by 22.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: MRL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: MRL had negative earnings growth (-74.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Commercial Services industry average (-12.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: MRL's Return on Equity (0.1%) is considered low.
How is Marlowe's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MRL's short term assets (£67.9M) exceed its short term liabilities (£67.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: MRL's short term assets (£67.9M) exceed its long term liabilities (£35.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MRL's debt to equity ratio (7.2%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if MRL's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: MRL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (198%).
Interest Coverage: MRL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.1x coverage).
What is Marlowe current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate MRL's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate MRL's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if MRL's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if MRL's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of MRL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Mr. Alex Dacre serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Marlowe plc ( also known as Marlowe Holdings Limited). Mr. Dacre has background in the quoted business-to-business services sector and an expertise ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Alex's total compensation ($USD565.22K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD959.49K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Alex's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Board: MRL's board of directors are considered experienced (6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: MRL insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 67.5%.
Marlowe plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Marlowe plc
- Ticker: MRL
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 2015
- Industry: Security and Alarm Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: UK£586.141m
- Shares outstanding: 77.12m
- Website: https://www.marloweplc.com
Number of Employees
- Marlowe plc
- 20 Grosvenor Place
- Greater London
- SW1X 7HN
- United Kingdom
Marlowe plc provides water treatment, air hygiene, health and safety, and risk and compliance software services in the United Kingdom. The company operates through two segments, Risk Management & Complianc...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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