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
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£4.30|
|52 Week High||UK£5.00|
|52 Week Low||UK£2.71|
|1 Month Change||-6.11%|
|3 Month Change||-4.44%|
|1 Year Change||58.67%|
|3 Year Change||100.00%|
|5 Year Change||176.53%|
|Change since IPO||855.56%|
Recent News & Updates
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|SAG||GB Professional Services||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: SAG exceeded the UK Professional Services industry which returned 26.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SAG exceeded the UK Market which returned 9.4% over the past year.
|SAG Average Weekly Movement||3.2%|
|Professional Services Industry Average Movement||4.2%|
|Market Average Movement||4.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.0%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.6%|
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
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
|SAG fundamental statistics|
Is SAG overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|SAG income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£44.47m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.21|
|Net Profit Margin||12.54%|
How did SAG perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.9%Current Dividend Yield
Is Science Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: SAG (£4.3) 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 (20.2x) compared to the UK Professional Services industry average (33.7x).
PE vs Market: SAG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.2x) compared to the UK market (19.3x).
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 (3x).
How is Science Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
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
How has Science Group performed over the past 5 years?
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 (5.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SAG's Return on Equity (21.6%) is considered high.
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).
What is Science Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SAG's dividend (1.86%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.37%).
High Dividend: SAG's dividend (1.86%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.2%).
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).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Dan Edwards (46 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 ($USD724.83K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD562.59K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Dan's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Board: SAG's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.7 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: SAG insiders have only sold shares 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 11.1%.
Science Group plc's 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£196.465m
- Shares outstanding: 45.69m
- Website: https://www.sciencegroup.com
Number of Employees
- Science Group plc
- Harston Mill
- CB22 7GG
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/12/06 21:33|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/12/06 00:00|
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