LSE:DLAR

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Executive Summary

De La Rue plc designs, manufactures, and delivers banknotes in the United Kingdome, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Americas, Rest of Europe, and internationally.


Snowflake Analysis

Reasonable growth potential and fair value.


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Share Price & News

How has De La Rue's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: DLAR's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-10.2%

DLAR

-5.1%

GB Commercial Services

-5.4%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-87.8%

DLAR

-19.6%

GB Commercial Services

-25.2%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: DLAR underperformed the UK Commercial Services industry which returned -19% over the past year.

Return vs Market: DLAR underperformed the UK Market which returned -25% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

DLARIndustryMarket
7 Day-10.2%-5.1%-5.4%
30 Day-60.4%-29.6%-20.6%
90 Day-62.1%-33.5%-29.1%
1 Year-87.1%-87.8%-17.3%-19.6%-21.5%-25.2%
3 Year-90.5%-91.8%-17.7%-24.7%-15.3%-25.9%
5 Year-88.8%-91.2%-9.2%-22.5%-3.6%-25.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is De La Rue's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is De La Rue undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: DLAR (£0.51) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£2.11)

Significantly Below Fair Value: DLAR is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: DLAR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.1x) compared to the Commercial Services industry average (11.4x).

PE vs Market: DLAR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.1x) compared to the UK market (12.5x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: DLAR is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.2x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: DLAR has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the GB Commercial Services industry average.


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Future Growth

How is De La Rue forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

102.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: DLAR's forecast earnings growth (102.7% per year) is above the savings rate (0.5%).

Earnings vs Market: DLAR's earnings (102.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (15.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: DLAR's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-13.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: DLAR's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-13.3% per year).


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: DLAR's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (163.4%).


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Past Performance

How has De La Rue performed over the past 5 years?

1.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: DLAR has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: DLAR's current net profit margins (0.6%) are lower than last year (16.9%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: DLAR's earnings have grown by 1.5% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: DLAR had negative earnings growth (-96.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Commercial Services industry average (11.7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: DLAR's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


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Financial Health

How is De La Rue's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: DLAR has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: DLAR has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: DLAR has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: DLAR's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.

Debt Coverage: DLAR's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: DLAR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.6x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: DLAR has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: DLAR has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets) therefore debt is not covered by short term assets.


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Dividend

What is De La Rue's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate DLAR's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if DLAR's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

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


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of DLAR'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?

1.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Clive Vacher

0.50

Tenure

Mr. Clive Graham Vacher serves as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of De La Rue Plc since October 7, 2019. Mr. Vacher was the Chief Executive Officer, President at Dynex Power Inc. Mr. Vacher ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Clive Vacher
CEO & Executive Director0.50yrno data0.047% £25.0k
Rob Harding
Interim Chief Financial Officer0.083yrno datano data
Bryan Gray
Chief Operating Officer2.83yrsno datano data
Selva Selvaratnam
Chief Technology Officerno datano data0.033% £17.4k
Paul Sharma
Head of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Jane Hyde
General Counselno datano datano data
Clare Williams
Group Communications Managerno datano datano data
Constance Baroudel
Managing Director of Solutions Comprising Security Products and Identity Systemsno datano datano data
Keith Brown
Managing Director of Currency9.67yrsno datano data
Richard Hird
Chief Commercial Officer4.58yrsno data0.0019% £1.0k

1.7yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: DLAR's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Clive Vacher
CEO & Executive Director0.50yrno data0.047% £25.0k
Jane Hyde
General Counselno datano datano data
Nicholas Paul Bray
Independent Non-Executive Director3.75yrsUK£58.00k0.018% £9.4k
Kevin Loosemore
Chairman0.50yrno datano data
Maria da Cunha da Silva
Independent Non-Executive Director18.75yrsUK£50.00k0.0046% £2.4k
Sabri Challah
Senior Independent Director0.50yrUK£58.00k0.0033% £1.7k

0.5yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: DLAR's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.5 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: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

De La Rue plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: De La Rue plc
  • Ticker: DLAR
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1813
  • Industry: Commercial Printing
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: UK£53.351m
  • Shares outstanding: 104.00m
  • Website: https://www.delarue.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • De La Rue plc
  • De La Rue House
  • Jays Close
  • Basingstoke
  • Hampshire
  • RG22 4BS
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
3127001BRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesCHCHFJan 1992
DELR.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJan 1992
DLARLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJan 1992
DL1CDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJan 1992
DLARLBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJan 1992
DLUE.YOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)UNSPONSORED ADRUSUSDJan 1993

Biography

De La Rue plc designs, manufactures, and delivers banknotes in the United Kingdome, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Americas, Rest of Europe, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Currency, Identity Solutions, and Product Authentication and Traceability. The Currency segment offers printed banknotes, polymer substrates, and banknote security components. The Identity Solutions provides passport, e-passport, national ID and eID, driving license, and voter registration schemes. The Product Authentication and Traceability segment produces security documents, including authentication labels, brand licensing products, government documents, cheques, and postage stamps. The company also provides trading and non-trading, as well as insurance services. It serves the governments, central banks, and commercial organizations. The company was founded in 1813 and is headquartered in Basingstoke, the United Kingdom. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/03 00:52
End of Day Share Price2020/04/02 00:00
Earnings2019/09/28
Annual Earnings2019/03/30


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.