Biffa plc provides waste management services in the United Kingdom. More Details
Reasonable growth potential and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Biffa's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BIFF is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: BIFF's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
GB Commercial Services
1 Year Return
GB Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: BIFF exceeded the UK Commercial Services industry which returned 24.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BIFF matched the UK Market which returned 27.6% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Biffa's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 months ago | Simply Wall StBiffa's(LON:BIFF) Share Price Is Down 10% Over The Past Year.
3 months ago | Simply Wall StEstimating The Intrinsic Value Of Biffa plc (LON:BIFF)
4 months ago | Simply Wall StAre Insiders Selling Biffa plc (LON:BIFF) Stock?
Is Biffa 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: BIFF (£2.68) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£3.25)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BIFF is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BIFF is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK Commercial Services industry average.
PE vs Market: BIFF 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 BIFF's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BIFF is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the GB Commercial Services industry average (2.4x).
How is Biffa forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BIFF is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: BIFF is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: BIFF's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: BIFF's revenue (7.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BIFF's revenue (7.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: BIFF's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.1%).
How has Biffa performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BIFF is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: BIFF is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BIFF is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 29.4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare BIFF's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: BIFF is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Commercial Services industry (-4.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: BIFF has a negative Return on Equity (-4.22%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Biffa's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BIFF's short term assets (£346.8M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£381.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: BIFF's short term assets (£346.8M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£511.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BIFF's debt to equity ratio (45.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: BIFF had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.
Debt Coverage: BIFF's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (92.1%).
Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if BIFF's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.
What is Biffa current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate BIFF's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate BIFF'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 BIFF's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BIFF's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: BIFF is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of BIFF'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 management tenure
Michael Robert Topham (48 yo)
Mr. Michael Robert Mason Topham serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director at Biffa Group Limited since September 29, 2018. Mr. Topham serves as Chief Executive Officer at Biffa Municipal Limited. He h...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Michael Robert's total compensation ($USD2.24M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD955.48K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Michael Robert's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: BIFF's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: BIFF's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 21%.
Biffa plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Biffa plc
- Ticker: BIFF
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1912
- Industry: Environmental and Facilities Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: UK£809.463m
- Shares outstanding: 302.60m
- Website: https://www.biffa.co.uk
Number of Employees
- Biffa plc
- Coronation Road
- High Wycombe
- HP12 3TZ
- United Kingdom
Biffa plc provides waste management services in the United Kingdom. The company operates in two segments, Collections and Resources & Energy. It is involved in the collection, recycling, treatment, process...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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