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DWF

DWF GroupLSE:DWF Stock Report

Last Price

UK£1.24

Market Cap

UK£366.0m

7D

4.2%

1Y

49.4%

Updated

18 Jan, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
DWF fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health5/6
Dividends2/6

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

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for DWF Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£1.24
52 Week HighUK£1.31
52 Week LowUK£0.78
Beta0.56
1 Month Change8.77%
3 Month Change11.21%
1 Year Change49.40%
3 Year Changen/a
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO0.81%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

DWFGB Professional ServicesGB Market
7D4.2%-2.2%-1.0%
1Y49.4%16.8%8.3%

Return vs Industry: DWF exceeded the UK Professional Services industry which returned 18.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: DWF exceeded the UK Market which returned 9.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is DWF's price volatile compared to industry and market?
DWF volatility
DWF Average Weekly Movement4.1%
Professional Services Industry Average Movement4.2%
Market Average Movement5.0%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.6%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.5%

Stable Share Price: DWF is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: DWF's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
20183,861Nigel Knowleshttps://www.dwfgroup.com

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

How do DWF Group's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
DWF fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£366.04m
Earnings (TTM)-UK£14.51m
Revenue (TTM)UK£408.49m

0.9x

P/S Ratio

-25.2x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
DWF income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£408.49m
Cost of RevenueUK£166.23m
Gross ProfitUK£242.26m
ExpensesUK£256.77m
Earnings-UK£14.51m

Last Reported Earnings

Oct 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)-0.049
Gross Margin59.31%
Net Profit Margin-3.55%
Debt/Equity Ratio233.8%

How did DWF perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

3.6%

Current Dividend Yield

-92%

Payout Ratio

Does DWF pay a reliable dividends?

See DWF dividend history and benchmarks
When do you need to buy DWF by to receive an upcoming dividend?
DWF Group dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateFeb 03 2022
Dividend Pay DateMar 04 2022
Days until Ex dividend14 days
Days until Dividend pay date43 days

Does DWF pay a reliable dividends?

See DWF dividend history and benchmarks

Valuation

Is DWF Group 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: DWF (£1.24) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£2.92)

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 (8.4x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (3.1x).


Future Growth

How is DWF Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?

61.0%

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


Past Performance

How has DWF Group performed over the past 5 years?

-79.4%

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.


Financial Health

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).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

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

3.63%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayJan 19 2022Ex Dividend DateFeb 03 2022Dividend Pay DateMar 04 202229 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 14 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: DWF's dividend (3.63%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.39%).

High Dividend: DWF's dividend (3.63%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.05%).


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).


Next Steps

Management

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

2.1yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Nigel Knowles (64 yo)

1.67yrs

Tenure

UK£200,000

Compensation

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...


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: DWF's management team is considered experienced (2.1 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: DWF's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).


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

DWF Group plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: DWF Group plc
  • Ticker: DWF
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 2018
  • Industry: Research and Consulting Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£366.036m
  • Shares outstanding: 295.19m
  • Website: https://www.dwfgroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • DWF Group plc
  • 20 Fenchurch Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • EC3M 3AG
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/18 21:15
End of Day Share Price2022/01/18 00:00
Earnings2021/10/31
Annual Earnings2021/04/30


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.