DWF Stock Overview
DWF Group plc provides various legal services and complementary connected services in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Rest of Europe, and internationally.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£1.22|
|52 Week High||UK£1.31|
|52 Week Low||UK£0.78|
|1 Month Change||7.02%|
|3 Month Change||10.66%|
|1 Year Change||42.19%|
|3 Year Change||n/a|
|5 Year Change||n/a|
|Change since IPO||-0.81%|
Recent News & Updates
|DWF||GB Professional Services||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: DWF exceeded the UK Professional Services industry which returned 18.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: DWF exceeded the UK Market which returned 8.7% over the past year.
|DWF Average Weekly Movement||4.6%|
|Professional Services Industry Average Movement||4.2%|
|Market Average Movement||5.0%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.5%|
Stable Share Price: DWF is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: DWF's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
DWF Group plc provides various legal services and complementary connected services in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Rest of Europe, and internationally. The company operates through four divisions: Commercial Services, Insurance Services, International, and Connected Services. It offers a range of complex legal services and managed services covering areas, such as business restructuring, commercial and competition, tax and private capital, employment, finance, pensions, real estate, debt recovery, asset management, and housing and planning.
DWF Group Fundamentals Summary
|DWF fundamental statistics|
Is DWF overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|DWF income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£166.23m|
Last Reported Earnings
Oct 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.049|
|Net Profit Margin||-3.55%|
How did DWF perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
3.7%Current Dividend Yield
Does DWF pay a reliable dividends?See DWF dividend history and benchmarks
|DWF Group dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Feb 03 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Mar 04 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||11 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||40 days|
Does DWF pay a reliable dividends?See DWF dividend history and benchmarks
Is DWF Group 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: DWF (£1.22) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£2.93)
Significantly Below Fair Value: DWF is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: DWF is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK Professional Services industry average.
PE vs Market: DWF 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 DWF's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: DWF is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (8.3x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (3.1x).
How is DWF Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: DWF is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: DWF is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: DWF's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: DWF's revenue (4.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (4.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: DWF's revenue (4.8% 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 DWF's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has DWF Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: DWF is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: DWF is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: DWF is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 79.4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare DWF's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: DWF is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Professional Services industry (5.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: DWF has a negative Return on Equity (-33.49%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is DWF Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: DWF's short term assets (£208.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (£142.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: DWF's short term assets (£208.0M) exceed its long term liabilities (£154.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: DWF's net debt to equity ratio (178.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: DWF's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 473.1% to 233.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: DWF's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (29.2%).
Interest Coverage: DWF's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.8x coverage).
What is DWF Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: DWF's dividend (3.69%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.37%).
High Dividend: DWF's dividend (3.69%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.04%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, DWF has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: DWF's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 2 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: DWF is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: DWF's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (63.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Nigel Knowles (64 yo)
Sir Nigel Knowles has been Group Chief Executive Officer at DWF Group plc since May 29, 2020 and serves as its Director. He serves as Chairman of the Board at Glasswall Solutions Limited. He serves as its...
Experienced Management: DWF's management team is considered experienced (2.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: DWF's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
DWF Group plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: DWF Group plc
- Ticker: DWF
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 2018
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Implied Market Cap: UK£360.133m
- Shares outstanding: 295.19m
- Website: https://www.dwfgroup.com
Number of Employees
- DWF Group plc
- 20 Fenchurch Street
- Greater London
- EC3M 3AG
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/21 21:19|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/21 00:00|
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.