LSE:AQSG

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Executive Summary

Aquila Services Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides specialist housing, sport, and educational and treasury management consultancy services to housing associations, local authorities, government agencies, multi academy trusts, and other non-profit organizations in the United Kingdom, Europe, and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with questionable track record.

Share Price & News

How has Aquila Services Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

AQSG

-3.5%

GB Professional Services

0.07%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-21.2%

AQSG

2.0%

GB Professional Services

-15.4%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: AQSG underperformed the UK Professional Services industry which returned 2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AQSG underperformed the UK Market which returned -15.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

AQSGIndustryMarket
7 Day0%-3.5%0.07%
30 Day0%-2.9%1.7%
90 Day-5.5%2.2%-1.8%
1 Year-20.5%-21.2%4.0%2.0%-12.1%-15.4%
3 Year-35.3%-38.8%23.1%15.0%-8.4%-19.7%
5 Year-29.1%-35.0%95.4%73.6%16.4%-9.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

74.88x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AQSG's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AQSG's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AQSG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (74.9x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (24.6x).

PE vs Market: AQSG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (74.9x) compared to the UK market (18.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AQSG's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AQSG is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (2.3x).


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Future Growth

How is Aquila Services Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

15.7%

Forecasted Commercial Services industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Aquila Services Group has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Aquila Services Group performed over the past 5 years?

56.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AQSG has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: AQSG's current net profit margins (1.6%) are lower than last year (6.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AQSG has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 56.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: AQSG's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: AQSG had negative earnings growth (-73%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Professional Services industry average (-16.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: AQSG's Return on Equity (2.4%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Aquila Services Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AQSG's short term assets (£3.2M) exceed its short term liabilities (£1.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: AQSG's short term assets (£3.2M) exceed its long term liabilities (£369.0K).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AQSG is debt free.

Reducing Debt: AQSG has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: AQSG has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: AQSG has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AQSG's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AQSG'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 AQSG's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AQSG's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: AQSG is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of AQSG's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.


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Management

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


CEO

Aquila Services Group has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


Ownership

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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 12.9%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Aquila Services Group plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Aquila Services Group plc
  • Ticker: AQSG
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 2014
  • Industry: Research and Consulting Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: UK£10.363m
  • Shares outstanding: 39.86m
  • Website: https://aquilaservicesgroup.co.uk

Number of Employees


Location

  • Aquila Services Group plc
  • Tempus Wharf
  • 29A Bermondsey Wall West
  • London
  • Greater London
  • SE16 4SA
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AQSGLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPAug 2015

Biography

Aquila Services Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides specialist housing, sport, and educational and treasury management consultancy services to housing associations, local authorities, gover ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/25 21:13
End of Day Share Price2020/10/23 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2020/03/31


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.