Science Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, offers science and technology-based consultancy services in the United Kingdom, North America, Europe, and internationally.
Mediocre balance sheet and overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Science Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SAG has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
GB Professional Services
1 Year Return
GB Professional Services
Return vs Industry: SAG exceeded the UK Professional Services industry which returned 2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SAG exceeded the UK Market which returned -7.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Science Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 days ago | Simply Wall StScience Group (LON:SAG) Has A Rock Solid Balance Sheet
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1 month ago | Simply Wall StDid Science Group's (LON:SAG) Share Price Deserve to Gain 52%?
Is Science Group 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: SAG (£2.43) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£2.7)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SAG is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SAG is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the GB Professional Services industry average.
PE vs Market: SAG is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate SAG's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SAG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.6x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (2x).
How is Science Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Forecasted annual revenue growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if SAG's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (1.2%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if SAG's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the UK market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SAG's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (5.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SAG's revenue (2.7% 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 SAG's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Science Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SAG is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: SAG is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SAG is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 20.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SAG's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: SAG is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Professional Services industry (-13.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SAG has a negative Return on Equity (-5.76%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Science Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SAG's short term assets (£37.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (£27.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: SAG's short term assets (£37.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (£22.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SAG's debt to equity ratio (45.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: SAG's debt to equity ratio has increased from 24.3% to 45.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SAG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (81%).
Interest Coverage: SAG is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is Science Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate SAG's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SAG'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 SAG's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SAG's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: SAG is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SAG'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
Dan Edwards (45 yo)
Mr. Daniel Robert Morgan Edwards, also known as Dan, serves as Group Managing Director at Science Group plc and serves as its Director since April 24, 2019. Mr Edwards joined the Science Group plc in 2004 ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Dan's total compensation ($USD359.57K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD352.24K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Dan's compensation with company performance.
|Executive Chairman||10.33yrs||UK£385.00k||32.31% |
|Group MD & Director||no data||UK£274.82k||0.18% |
|Finance Director & Director||6.58yrs||UK£202.00k||0.16% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||0.17yr||no data||no data|
|Senior Independent Director||1.58yrs||UK£40.00k||no data|
Experienced Board: SAG's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.6 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Science Group plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Science Group plc
- Ticker: SAG
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 2008
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: UK£100.879m
- Shares outstanding: 41.51m
- Website: https://www.sciencegroup.com
Number of Employees
- Science Group plc
- Harston Mill
- CB22 7GG
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SAG||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Jul 2008|
Science Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, offers science and technology-based consultancy services in the United Kingdom, North America, Europe, and internationally. The company provides applied s ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/08/14 10:05|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/08/13 00:00|
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