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Aquila Services Group

LSE:AQSG
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with questionable track record.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
AQSG
LSE
£10M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Commercial Services
Company description

Aquila Services Group plc provides financing and management consultancy advice to housing associations, local authorities, government agencies, and other non-profit organizations in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The last earnings update was 179 days ago. More info.


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AQSG Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-1.7%
LSE:AQSG
1.1%
GB Professional Services
-1.3%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
-31.3%
LSE:AQSG
11.2%
GB Professional Services
-5.9%
GB Market
AQSG Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Aquila Services Group (AQSG) -1.7% -5% -16.2% -31.3% -37.4% -
GB Professional Services 1.1% 3.7% 6.5% 11.2% 53.4% 84.3%
GB Market -1.3% -3.3% 0.8% -5.9% 12.6% 0.4%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • AQSG underperformed the Professional Services industry which returned 11.2% over the past year.
  • AQSG underperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned -5.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility
AQSG
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

AQSG Value

 Is Aquila Services Group undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Aquila Services Group to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Aquila Services Group.

LSE:AQSG Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Extrapolated from most recent financials. See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 7.3%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year GB Government Bond Rate 1.2%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for LSE:AQSG
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year GB Govt Bond Rate 1.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6.7%
Professional Services Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.87
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.875 (1 + (1- 19%) (0%))
0.916
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.92
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.23% + (0.916 * 6.65%)
7.32%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for LSE:AQSG using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Aquila Services Group is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

LSE:AQSG DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (GBP, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 7.32%)
2019 0.04 Est @ -26.53% 0.03
2020 0.03 Est @ -18.2% 0.03
2021 0.03 Est @ -12.37% 0.02
2022 0.02 Est @ -8.29% 0.02
2023 0.02 Est @ -5.44% 0.02
2024 0.02 Est @ -3.44% 0.01
2025 0.02 Est @ -2.04% 0.01
2026 0.02 Est @ -1.06% 0.01
2027 0.02 Est @ -0.37% 0.01
2028 0.02 Est @ 0.11% 0.01
Present value of next 10 years cash flows £0.18
LSE:AQSG DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= £0.02 × (1 + 1.23%) ÷ (7.32% – 1.23%)
£0.35
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= £0.35 ÷ (1 + 7.32%)10
£0.17
LSE:AQSG Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= £0.18 + £0.17
£0.35
Equity Value per Share
(GBP)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= £0.35 / 35.31
£0.01
LSE:AQSG Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (GBP) From above. £0.01
Current discount Discount to share price of £0.29
= -1 x (£0.29 - £0.01) / £0.01
-2769.4%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Aquila Services Group is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Aquila Services Group's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Aquila Services Group's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
LSE:AQSG PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-09-30) in GBP £0.01
LSE:AQSG Share Price ** LSE (2019-05-24) in GBP £0.29
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Professional Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 33 Publicly-Listed Professional Services Companies 18.8x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 789 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.18x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Aquila Services Group.

LSE:AQSG PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= LSE:AQSG Share Price ÷ EPS (both in GBP)

= 0.29 ÷ 0.01

22.97x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Aquila Services Group is overvalued based on earnings compared to the GB Professional Services industry average.
  • Aquila Services Group is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Aquila Services Group's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
LSE:AQSG PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 22.97x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
8.8%per year
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Professional Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 20 Publicly-Listed Professional Services Companies 1.71x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 574 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.45x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Aquila Services Group, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Aquila Services Group's assets?
Raw Data
LSE:AQSG PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-09-30) in GBP £0.12
LSE:AQSG Share Price * LSE (2019-05-24) in GBP £0.29
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Professional Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 44 Publicly-Listed Professional Services Companies 2.9x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,369 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.48x
LSE:AQSG PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= LSE:AQSG Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in GBP)

= 0.29 ÷ 0.12

2.31x

* Primary Listing of Aquila Services Group.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Aquila Services Group is good value based on assets compared to the GB Professional Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Aquila Services Group's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Professional Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Professional Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Aquila Services Group has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

AQSG Future Performance

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

  • No analysts cover Aquila Services Group, future earnings growth has been estimated based on fundamentals.
The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
8.8%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Aquila Services Group expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Aquila Services Group's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 1.2%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Aquila Services Group's earnings growth is positive but not above the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
  • Unable to compare Aquila Services Group's revenue growth to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
LSE:AQSG Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
LSE:AQSG Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts 8.8%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Professional Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.5%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Professional Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.8%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
LSE:AQSG Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (7 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
LSE:AQSG Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-09-30 7 0 0
2018-06-30 6 0 0
2018-03-31 6 0 0
2017-12-31 6 0 0
2017-09-30 6 0 0
2017-06-30 6 0 0
2017-03-31 6 0 0
2016-12-31 6 0 0
2016-09-30 5 0 0
2016-06-30 5 0 -1
2016-03-31 5 0 -3
2015-12-31 5 -3

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Aquila Services Group's earnings are expected to grow by 8.8% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Unable to determine if Aquila Services Group is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
LSE:AQSG Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (7 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Aquila Services Group Company Filings, last reported 7 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

LSE:AQSG Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2018-09-30 0.01
2018-06-30 0.01
2018-03-31 0.01
2017-12-31 0.01
2017-09-30 0.01
2017-06-30 0.01
2017-03-31 0.01
2016-12-31 0.01
2016-09-30 0.01
2016-06-30 -0.05
2016-03-31 -0.11
2015-12-31 -0.11

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Aquila Services Group will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Aquila Services Group's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Aquila Services Group has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

AQSG Past Performance

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

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Aquila Services Group's growth in the last year to its industry (Professional Services).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Aquila Services Group has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.
  • Aquila Services Group's 1-year earnings growth is less than its 5-year average (18% vs 74%)
  • Aquila Services Group's earnings growth has exceeded the GB Professional Services industry average in the past year (18% vs 13.1%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Aquila Services Group's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Aquila Services Group Company Filings, last reported 7 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

LSE:AQSG Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-09-30 6.97 0.43 1.08
2018-06-30 6.44 0.42 1.05
2018-03-31 5.91 0.40 1.01
2017-12-31 5.78 0.39 1.01
2017-09-30 5.66 0.37 1.01
2017-06-30 5.79 0.39 0.99
2017-03-31 5.93 0.40 0.96
2016-12-31 5.60 0.29 1.07
2016-09-30 5.28 0.18 1.17
2016-06-30 5.01 -1.38 1.09
2016-03-31 4.75 -2.94 1.00
2015-12-31 4.60 -2.83 0.75
2015-09-30 4.45 -2.72 0.51
2015-06-30 4.26 -1.11 0.46
2015-03-31 4.07 0.49 0.41

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Aquila Services Group has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Aquila Services Group used its assets less efficiently than the GB Professional Services industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Aquila Services Group's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Aquila Services Group's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Professional Services industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Aquila Services Group has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

AQSG Health

 How is Aquila Services Group's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Aquila Services Group's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Aquila Services Group is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Aquila Services Group has no long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Aquila Services Group's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Aquila Services Group has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Aquila Services Group Company Filings, last reported 7 months ago.

LSE:AQSG Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-09-30 4.35 0.00 1.03
2018-06-30 4.35 0.00 1.03
2018-03-31 4.31 0.00 0.97
2017-12-31 4.31 0.00 0.97
2017-09-30 2.99 0.00 2.24
2017-06-30 2.99 0.00 2.24
2017-03-31 2.94 0.00 2.31
2016-12-31 2.94 0.00 2.31
2016-09-30 2.71 0.00 2.17
2016-06-30 2.71 0.00 2.17
2016-03-31 2.61 0.00 2.55
2015-12-31 2.61 0.00 2.55
2015-09-30 2.01 0.00 1.97
2015-06-30 2.01 0.00 1.97
2015-03-31 0.90 0.00 1.11
  • Aquila Services Group has no debt.
  • Aquila Services Group has not taken on any debt in the past 5 years.
  • Aquila Services Group has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
  • Aquila Services Group has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Aquila Services Group's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Aquila Services Group has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

AQSG Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
2.84%
Current annual income from Aquila Services Group dividends.
If you bought £2,000 of Aquila Services Group shares you are expected to receive £57 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Aquila Services Group's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2.03%).
  • Aquila Services Group's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (5.33%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
LSE:AQSG Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Professional Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 31 Stocks 2.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 706 Stocks 4.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.3%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

LSE:AQSG Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2018-07-24 0.008 2.346
2018-06-28 0.008 1.952
2017-06-29 0.007 1.788
2017-06-28 0.007 1.752
2016-07-01 0.009 2.119
2016-06-27 0.009 2.000
2015-11-30 0.004 0.947

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Whilst dividend payments have been stable, Aquila Services Group has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
  • Dividend payments have increased, but Aquila Services Group only paid a dividend in the past 3 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Aquila Services Group's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are covered by earnings (1.5x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Aquila Services Group's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Aquila Services Group afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Aquila Services Group has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

AQSG Management

 What is the CEO of Aquila Services Group's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Fiona Underwood
COMPENSATION £132,689
TENURE AS CEO 3.8 years
CEO Bio

Dr. Fiona May Underwood has been Joint Chief Executive and Company Secretary at General Industries plc since September 19, 2015. Dr. Underwood has been the Managing Director of the Housing Regeneration and Local Government Practice since 2007. In 2011, she started Altair, a specialist housing regeneration and development consultancy business. Her work as a Consultant focuses on working with boards and executive teams, specializing in strategy and governance. She started her career as an engineering apprentice and worked in the aerospace industry for 15 years. She moved to the Confederation of British Industry to head the business performance group, focusing on benchmarking and world-class performance. She started her consulting career with KPMG in 2000 and after a spell as an Independent Consultant, moved to the Tribal consultancy in 2006. She served as an Acting Chief Executive of Charter Community Housing Ltd. Dr. Underwood served as a Non-Executive Director of Bromford Housing Group Limited until March 2016. She has been a Director at General Industries plc since September 19, 2015.

CEO Compensation
  • Fiona's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.
  • Fiona's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure of the Aquila Services Group management team in years:

3.8
Average Tenure
  • The tenure for the Aquila Services Group management team is about average.
Management Team

Fiona Underwood

TITLE
Joint Chief Executive
COMPENSATION
£133K
TENURE
3.8 yrs

Steven Douglas

TITLE
Joint Chief Executive & Director
COMPENSATION
£132K
TENURE
3.8 yrs

Susan Kane

TITLE
Finance Director & Director
COMPENSATION
£61K
AGE
56
TENURE
2.8 yrs

Hugh Coll

TITLE
Head of Financial Modelling

Sarah Palmer

TITLE
Head of Interim Management and Executive Search
Board of Directors

Derek Joseph

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
£11K
AGE
68
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Fiona Underwood

TITLE
Joint Chief Executive
COMPENSATION
£133K

Steven Douglas

TITLE
Joint Chief Executive & Director
COMPENSATION
£132K

Susan Kane

TITLE
Finance Director & Director
COMPENSATION
£61K
AGE
56
TENURE
2.9 yrs

John Wollenberg

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£4K
AGE
70
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (£) Value (£)
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Management checks
We assess Aquila Services Group's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Aquila Services Group has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

AQSG News

Simply Wall St News

Is Aquila Services Group plc's (LON:AQSG) CEO Paid Enough Relative To Peers?

View our latest analysis for Aquila Services Group How Does Fiona Underwood's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies? … According to our data, Aquila Services Group plc has a market capitalization of UK£10m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth UK£133k. … LSE:AQSG CEO Compensation, May 17th 2019 Is Aquila Services Group plc Growing?

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Those Who Purchased Aquila Services Group (LON:AQSG) Shares Three Years Ago Have A 34% Loss To Show For It

Unfortunately, that's been the case for longer term Aquila Services Group plc (LON:AQSG) shareholders, since the share price is down 34% in the last three years, falling well short of the market return of around 34%. … During five years of share price growth, Aquila Services Group moved from a loss to profitability. … It's probably worht worth investigating Aquila Services Group further; while we may be missing something on this analysis, there might also be an opportunity.

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A Closer Look At Aquila Services Group plc's (LON:AQSG) Uninspiring ROE

By way of learning-by-doing, we'll look at ROE to gain a better understanding of Aquila Services Group plc (LON:AQSG). … Over the last twelve months Aquila Services Group has recorded a ROE of 10%. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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Why Aquila Services Group plc's (LON:AQSG) High P/E Ratio Isn't Necessarily A Bad Thing

We'll look at Aquila Services Group plc's (LON:AQSG) P/E ratio and reflect on what it tells us about the company's share price. … Aquila Services Group has a price to earnings ratio of 24.58, based on the last twelve months. … Price to Earnings Ratio = Share Price ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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Does Aquila Services Group plc's (LON:AQSG) CEO Pay Matter?

Fiona Underwood became the CEO of Aquila Services Group plc (LON:AQSG) in 2015. … This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. … How Does Fiona Underwood's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

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Is Aquila Services Group plc's (LON:AQSG) High P/E Ratio A Problem For Investors?

To keep it practical, we'll show how Aquila Services Group plc's (LON:AQSG) P/E ratio could help you assess the value on offer. … Aquila Services Group has a price to earnings ratio of 27.4, based on the last twelve months. … Price to Earnings Ratio = Share Price ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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How Much is Aquila Services Group plc's (LON:AQSG) CEO Getting Paid?

First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. … How Does Fiona Underwood's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … At the time of writing our data says that Aquila Services Group plc has a market cap of UK£15m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of UK£133k.

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Should You Be Tempted To Sell Aquila Services Group plc (LON:AQSG) At Its Current PE Ratio?

and want to better understand how you can grow your money by investing in Aquila Services Group plc (LON:AQSG). … Aquila Services Group plc (LON:AQSG) is currently trading at a trailing P/E of 34.6x, which is higher than the industry average of 16.2x. … Although some investors may jump to the conclusion that you should avoid the stock or sell if you own it, understanding the assumptions behind the P/E ratio might change your mind

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Should You Be Tempted To Sell Aquila Services Group plc (LON:AQSG) At Its Current PE Ratio?

Formula Price-Earnings Ratio = Price per share ÷ Earnings per share P/E Calculation for AQSG Price per share = £0.42 Earnings per share = £0.011 ∴ Price-Earnings Ratio = £0.42 ÷ £0.011 = 36.8x The P/E ratio itself doesn’t tell you a lot; however, it becomes very insightful when you compare it with other similar companies. … For example, if you accidentally compared lower growth firms with AQSG, then AQSG’s P/E would naturally be higher since investors would reward AQSG’s higher growth with a higher price. … Alternatively, if you inadvertently compared riskier firms with AQSG, AQSG’s P/E would again be higher since investors would reward AQSG’s lower risk with a higher price as well.

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Is Now The Right Time To Invest In Financials And Aquila Services Group plc (LSE:AQSG)?

Given the lack of analyst consensus in AQSG’s outlook, we could potentially assume the stock’s growth rate broadly follows its capital markets industry peers. … LSE:AQSG PE PEG Gauge Nov 24th 17 Capital markets companies are typically trading at a PE of 18x, in-line with the UK stock market PE of 19x. … If you’re looking for a high-growth stock with potential mispricing, it seems like capital markets companies like AQSG isn’t the right place to look.

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AQSG Company Info

Description

Aquila Services Group plc provides financing and management consultancy advice to housing associations, local authorities, government agencies, and other non-profit organizations in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The company operates through Consultancy, Interim Management, and Treasury Management segments. It advises on various aspects of the development and management of affordable housing for rent and sale; and on the management of organizations operating in this sector. The company also provides specialist treasury management consultancy services to local authorities, housing associations, colleges, and higher education bodies and other clients on their capital funding requirements; and supports them in securing debt finance. Aquila Services Group plc is based in London, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: Aquila Services Group plc
AQSG
Exchange: LSE
Founded:
£10,062,716
35,307,776
Website: http://aquilaservicesgroup.co.uk
Address: Aquila Services Group plc
Tempus Wharf,
29A Bermondsey Wall West,
London,
Greater London, SE16 4SA,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
LSE AQSG Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange GB GBP 21. Aug 2015
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
45
Aquila Services Group employees.
Industry
Research and Consulting Services
Commercial Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/05/24 22:01
End of day share price update: 2019/05/24 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2018/11/26
Last earnings reported: 2018/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/03/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.