PRP Stock Overview
Prime People Plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides permanent and contract recruitment services in the United Kingdom, Asia, and internationally.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£0.75|
|52 Week High||UK£0.81|
|52 Week Low||UK£0.50|
|1 Month Change||4.90%|
|3 Month Change||12.78%|
|1 Year Change||15.38%|
|3 Year Change||1.35%|
|5 Year Change||-20.21%|
|Change since IPO||15.38%|
Recent News & Updates
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|PRP||GB Professional Services||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: PRP underperformed the UK Professional Services industry which returned 16.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: PRP exceeded the UK Market which returned 8.3% over the past year.
|PRP Average Weekly Movement||5.6%|
|Professional Services Industry Average Movement||4.2%|
|Market Average Movement||5.0%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.5%|
Stable Share Price: PRP is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: PRP's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Prime People Plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides permanent and contract recruitment services in the United Kingdom, Asia, and internationally. It offers professional recruitment consultancy for the real estate and built environment sectors under the Macdonald & Company brand; and professional recruitment consultancy for the energy, renewables, and environmental sectors under the Prime Energy brand. The company also provides professional recruitment consultancy for the technology, and digital and data analytics sectors under the Prime Insight brand; and recruitment services for the construction and engineering, infrastructure, design and development, real estate, and professional service sectors under the Command brand.
Prime People Fundamentals Summary
|PRP fundamental statistics|
Is PRP overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|PRP income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£6.42m|
Last Reported Earnings
Sep 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.076|
|Net Profit Margin||3.78%|
How did PRP perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Prime People 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: PRP (£0.75) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£2.19)
Significantly Below Fair Value: PRP is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: PRP is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.9x) compared to the UK Professional Services industry average (33.9x).
PE vs Market: PRP is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.9x) compared to the UK market (19.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate PRP's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: PRP is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (3x).
How is Prime People forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Commercial Services industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Prime People has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has Prime People performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: PRP has a large one-off gain of £707.0K impacting its September 30 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: PRP became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: PRP's earnings have declined by 42.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: PRP has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: PRP has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Professional Services industry (5.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: PRP's Return on Equity (6.2%) is considered low.
How is Prime People's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: PRP's short term assets (£6.9M) exceed its short term liabilities (£3.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: PRP's short term assets (£6.9M) exceed its long term liabilities (£1.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: PRP has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if PRP's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: PRP's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (177.6%).
Interest Coverage: PRP's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.7x coverage).
What is Prime People current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate PRP's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PRP'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 PRP's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PRP's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: PRP is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of PRP'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
Peter Moore (51 yo)
Mr. Peter H. Moore, MRICS has been Managing Director of Prime People Plc since January 3, 2006. Mr. Moore served as Managing Director of Prime People Plc since December 2005. Mr. Moore worked with Strutt &...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Peter's total compensation ($USD284.01K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD328.45K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Peter's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Board: PRP's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: PRP 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.
Prime People Plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Prime People Plc
- Ticker: PRP
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 1983
- Industry: Human Resource and Employment Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Implied Market Cap: UK£7.406m
- Shares outstanding: 9.87m
- Website: https://www.prime-people.co.uk
Number of Employees
- Prime People Plc
- 2 Harewood Place
- Hanover Square
- Greater London
- W1S 1BX
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/19 21:17|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/19 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.