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SAG

Science GroupAIM:SAG Stock Report

Market Cap

UK£195.6m

7D

1.9%

1Y

60.4%

Updated

02 Dec, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
SAG fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation1/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health5/6
Dividends3/6

SAG Stock Overview

Science Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides science and technology-based consultancy services in the United Kingdom, North America, Europe, and internationally.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Science Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£4.30
52 Week HighUK£5.00
52 Week LowUK£2.65
Beta0.64
1 Month Change-6.11%
3 Month Change0%
1 Year Change60.45%
3 Year Change100.00%
5 Year Change179.22%
Change since IPO855.56%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 04
Is It Time To Consider Buying Science Group plc (LON:SAG)?

Is It Time To Consider Buying Science Group plc (LON:SAG)?

Science Group plc ( LON:SAG ), might not be a large cap stock, but it led the AIM gainers with a relatively large price...

Shareholder Returns

SAGGB Professional ServicesGB Market
7D1.9%0.7%-1.1%
1Y60.4%26.3%11.6%

Return vs Industry: SAG exceeded the UK Professional Services industry which returned 25.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SAG exceeded the UK Market which returned 10.9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is SAG's price volatile compared to industry and market?
SAG volatility
SAG Average Weekly Movement3.3%
Professional Services Industry Average Movement4.1%
Market Average Movement4.9%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market9.8%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.6%

Stable Share Price: SAG is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SAG's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
2008413Dan Edwardshttps://www.sciencegroup.com

Science Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides science and technology-based consultancy services in the United Kingdom, North America, Europe, and internationally. It offers applied science, product development, technology advisory, regulatory, and compliance services to medical, food and beverage, consumer, industrial, oil and gas, chemical, and energy sectors. The company also provides property services.

Science Group Fundamentals Summary

How do Science Group's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SAG fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£195.55m
Earnings (TTM)UK£9.71m
Revenue (TTM)UK£77.42m

20.2x

P/E Ratio

2.5x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
SAG income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£77.42m
Cost of RevenueUK£44.47m
Gross ProfitUK£32.95m
ExpensesUK£23.25m
EarningsUK£9.71m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.21
Gross Margin42.56%
Net Profit Margin12.54%
Debt/Equity Ratio36.0%

How did SAG perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

1.9%

Current Dividend Yield

17%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

Is Science Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

20.24x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SAG (£4.28) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£2.18)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SAG is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SAG is good value based on its PE Ratio (20.1x) compared to the UK Professional Services industry average (32.9x).

PE vs Market: SAG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.1x) compared to the UK market (19x).


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 (4.4x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (2.9x).


Future Growth

How is Science Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

3.9%

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 (0.9%).

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 (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (4.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SAG's revenue (3.9% 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


Past Performance

How has Science Group performed over the past 5 years?

10.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SAG has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SAG became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SAG's earnings have grown by 10% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: SAG has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: SAG has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Professional Services industry (8.7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: SAG's Return on Equity (21.6%) is considered high.


Financial Health

How is Science Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SAG's short term assets (£46.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (£29.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: SAG's short term assets (£46.1M) exceed its long term liabilities (£18.8M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SAG has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: SAG's debt to equity ratio has increased from 20.7% to 36% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SAG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (80.7%).

Interest Coverage: SAG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (9.5x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Science Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.86%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SAG's dividend (1.87%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.38%).

High Dividend: SAG's dividend (1.87%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.17%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: SAG's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (17.1%), SAG's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: SAG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (20.6% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

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

2.7yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Dan Edwards (46 yo)

no data

Tenure

UK£547,000

Compensation

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 ($USD728.48K) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD559.66K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Dan's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Board Members

Experienced Board: SAG's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: SAG insiders have only sold shares 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 11.1%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Science Group plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Science Group plc
  • Ticker: SAG
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2008
  • Industry: Research and Consulting Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: UK£195.551m
  • Shares outstanding: 45.69m
  • Website: https://www.sciencegroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Science Group plc
  • Harston Mill
  • Harston
  • Cambridge
  • Cambridgeshire
  • CB22 7GG
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/12/02 19:00
End of Day Share Price2021/12/02 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.