RWS Holdings plc engages in the translation, intellectual property (IP) support, life sciences language, and localization businesses. More Details
Excellent balance sheet established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has RWS Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: RWS is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: RWS'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: RWS underperformed the UK Professional Services industry which returned 13.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: RWS underperformed the UK Market which returned 27.6% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is RWS Holdings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is RWS Holdings 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: RWS (£6.39) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£8.27)
Significantly Below Fair Value: RWS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: RWS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (37.8x) compared to the UK Professional Services industry average (37.3x).
PE vs Market: RWS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (37.8x) compared to the UK market (25.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: RWS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: RWS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.3x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (2.9x).
How is RWS Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: RWS's forecast earnings growth (24.8% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: RWS's earnings (24.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (17.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: RWS's revenue (14% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: RWS's revenue (14% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: RWS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.1%).
How has RWS Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: RWS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: RWS's current net profit margins (13.1%) are higher than last year (12.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: RWS's earnings have grown significantly by 23.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: RWS's earnings growth over the past year (2.9%) is below its 5-year average (23.5% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: RWS earnings growth over the past year (2.9%) exceeded the Professional Services industry -10.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: RWS's Return on Equity (11.4%) is considered low.
How is RWS Holdings's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: RWS's short term assets (£134.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (£64.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: RWS's short term assets (£134.1M) exceed its long term liabilities (£117.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: RWS's debt to equity ratio (16.3%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: RWS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.8% to 16.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: RWS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (119.3%).
Interest Coverage: RWS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (20.8x coverage).
What is RWS Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: RWS's dividend (1.41%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.39%).
High Dividend: RWS's dividend (1.41%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.09%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: RWS's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: RWS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (53.3%), RWS's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: RWS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (44.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Richard Thompson (58 yo)
Mr. Richard J. Thompson has been the Chief Executive Officer of RWS Holdings plc since March 31, 2017. Mr. Thompson has been Group Finance Director of Torex Retail Solutions Ltd. (formerly known as Torex R...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Richard's total compensation ($USD807.43K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.68M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Richard's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: RWS's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.1 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: RWS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.5 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 41.5%.
RWS Holdings plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: RWS Holdings plc
- Ticker: RWS
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 1958
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: UK£2.485b
- Shares outstanding: 389.19m
- Website: https://www.rws.com
Number of Employees
- RWS Holdings plc
- Europa House
- Chiltern Park
- Chalfont St Peter
- SL9 9FG
- United Kingdom
RWS Holdings plc engages in the translation, intellectual property (IP) support, life sciences language, and localization businesses. The company operates through IP Services, Life Sciences, and Moravia se...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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