Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Restore plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a support services company primarily in the United Kingdom.

Snowflake Analysis

Proven track record with mediocre balance sheet.

Share Price & News

How has Restore's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: RST has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




GB Commercial Services


GB Market

1 Year Return




GB Commercial Services


GB Market

Return vs Industry: RST exceeded the UK Commercial Services industry which returned 21.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: RST exceeded the UK Market which returned 6.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.1%0.7%0.3%
30 Day-0.1%-1.9%-1.4%
90 Day10.6%3.4%2.9%
1 Year67.8%65.1%25.6%21.9%12.0%6.5%
3 Year37.1%32.3%28.7%17.6%18.7%3.8%
5 Year83.9%73.9%31.4%10.2%35.0%4.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Restore's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is Restore 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: RST (£4.92) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£5.59)

Significantly Below Fair Value: RST is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: RST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.9x) compared to the Commercial Services industry average (20.2x).

PE vs Market: RST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.9x) compared to the UK market (18.6x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: RST is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: RST is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.9x) compared to the GB Commercial Services industry average (2.2x).

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Future Growth

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


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: RST's forecast earnings growth (18.6% per year) is above the savings rate (0.5%).

Earnings vs Market: RST's earnings (18.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (12.9% per year).

High Growth Earnings: RST's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: RST's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (3.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: RST's revenue (2.5% 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 RST's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has Restore performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: RST has a large one-off loss of £6.2M impacting its June 30 2019 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: RST's current net profit margins (10.1%) are higher than last year (8.5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: RST's earnings have grown significantly by 31.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: RST's earnings growth over the past year (39.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (31.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: RST earnings growth over the past year (39.7%) exceeded the Commercial Services industry 17.1%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: RST's Return on Equity (10%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Restore's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: RST's short term assets (£72.5M) exceed its short term liabilities (£65.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: RST's short term assets (£72.5M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£248.5M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: RST's debt to equity ratio (54.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: RST's debt to equity ratio has increased from 53.2% to 54.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: RST's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (41.7%).

Interest Coverage: RST's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.3x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: RST has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: RST's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.6x debt).

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: RST's dividend (1.22%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.8%).

High Dividend: RST's dividend (1.22%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.07%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: RST has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: RST'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 (37.6%), RST's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: RST's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (26.2% payout ratio).

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


Average board tenure


Charles Bligh (51yo)



Mr. Charles Edward Bligh is Chief Executive Officer at Restore plc since April 1, 2019. Mr. Bligh had been the Chief Operating Officer at TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC since May 2017 until June 30, 2018. Mr.  ...

Board Members

Charles Bligh
CEO & Director0.8yrsno data0.013% £82.6k
Neil Ritchie
CFO & Executive Director0.3yrsno data0.0048% £29.5k
Martin Towers
Independent Chairman2.1yrsUK£90.00k0.012% £73.8k
James Christie Wilde
Independent Non-Executive Director5.7yrsUK£45.00kno data
Jameson Hopkins
Independent Non-Executive Director0.08yrsno datano data
Sharon Baylay
Senior Independent Director1.2yrsUK£51.00k0.0014% £8.6k
Susan Davy
Non-Executive Director1.1yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: RST's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.1 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 8.1%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Restore plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Restore plc
  • Ticker: RST
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2004
  • Industry: Diversified Support Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: UK£614.497m
  • Shares outstanding: 124.90m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Restore plc
  • 15/19 Cavendish Place
  • London
  • Greater London
  • W1G 0QE
  • United Kingdom


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
RSTAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJul 2005


Restore plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a support services company primarily in the United Kingdom. The company operates through two segments, Document Management and Relocation. The Document Management segment stores and retrieves hard copy documents stored in cardboard boxes; manages archive boxes of document files, magnetic data, films, and other materials for blue-chip organizations; and offers reorganization of customer documents, document restoration, file-tracking, and electronic data back-up services, as well as cloud storage that allows access to indexed records. This segment also provides shredding and recycling services; converts hard-copy documents into electronic data; and organizes and indexes the electronic versions of documents for location. The Relocation segment provides commercial relocation services for customers that range from large corporates and local businesses to public sector bodies, such as health trusts, libraries, and universities; international moving services for senior managers; and IT relocations service to blue-chip organizations, which includes server and data center relocation, desktop IT and trading desk relocation, and furniture and IT asset audit and management. Restore plc was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/23 22:30
End of Day Share Price2020/02/21 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

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.