REL Stock Overview
RELX PLC provides information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers in North America, Europe, and internationally.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£22.10|
|52 Week High||UK£24.74|
|52 Week Low||UK£19.66|
|1 Month Change||0.14%|
|3 Month Change||-8.22%|
|1 Year Change||11.62%|
|3 Year Change||13.63%|
|5 Year Change||35.42%|
|Change since IPO||615.19%|
Recent News & Updates
We Think RELX (LON:REL) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt
The external fund manager backed by Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger, Li Lu, makes no bones about it when he says...
RELX PLC (LON:REL) Shares Could Be 23% Below Their Intrinsic Value Estimate
Does the May share price for RELX PLC ( LON:REL ) reflect what it's really worth? Today, we will estimate the stock's...
RELX's (LON:REL) Dividend Will Be Increased To UK£0.35
The board of RELX PLC ( LON:REL ) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend on the 7th of June to UK£0.35...
|REL||GB Professional Services||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: REL exceeded the UK Professional Services industry which returned -6.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: REL exceeded the UK Market which returned -9.7% over the past year.
|REL Average Weekly Movement||2.8%|
|Professional Services Industry Average Movement||4.3%|
|Market Average Movement||5.4%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.6%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: REL is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: REL's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
RELX PLC provides information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers in North America, Europe, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Risk; Scientific, Technical & Medical; Legal; and Exhibitions. The Risk segment offers information-based analytics and decision tools that combine public and industry specific content with technology and algorithms to assist clients in evaluating and predicting risk.
RELX Fundamentals Summary
|REL fundamental statistics|
Is REL overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|REL income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£2.56b|
Last Reported Earnings
Dec 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Jul 28, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.77|
|Net Profit Margin||20.31%|
How did REL perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.3%Current Dividend Yield
Is REL undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 4/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for REL?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is REL's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does REL's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|REL PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
ITRK Intertek Group
RWS RWS Holdings
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: REL is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (28.8x) compared to the peer average (29.7x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does REL's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the GB Professional Services Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: REL is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (28.8x) compared to the UK Professional Services industry average (22.8x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is REL's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||28.8x|
|Fair PE Ratio||48.1x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: REL is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (28.8x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (48.1x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of REL when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: REL (£22.1) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£32.16)
Significantly Below Fair Value: REL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: REL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3x)
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How is RELX forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?
Future Growth Score3/6
Future Growth Score 3/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: REL's forecast earnings growth (9.5% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: REL's earnings (9.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (10.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: REL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: REL's revenue (7.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: REL's revenue (7.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: REL's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (53.5%).
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How has RELX performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score3/6
Past Performance Score 3/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: REL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: REL's current net profit margins (20.3%) are higher than last year (17.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: REL's earnings have declined by 0.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: REL's earnings growth over the past year (20.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (-0.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: REL earnings growth over the past year (20.2%) underperformed the Professional Services industry 46.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst REL's Return on Equity (45.63%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
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How is RELX's financial position?
Financial Health Score3/6
Financial Health Score 3/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: REL's short term assets (£2.4B) do not cover its short term liabilities (£3.7B).
Long Term Liabilities: REL's short term assets (£2.4B) do not cover its long term liabilities (£6.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: REL's net debt to equity ratio (181.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: REL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 223.4% to 185% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: REL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (33.8%).
Interest Coverage: REL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (15x coverage).
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What is RELX current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 5/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: REL's dividend (2.25%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.89%).
High Dividend: REL's dividend (2.25%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.29%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: REL's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: REL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (65.3%), REL's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (56.9%), REL's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Erik Engstrom (59 yo)
Mr. Erik Engstrom is Independent Non-Executive Director of Smith & Nephew plc since January 1, 2015 and Bonnier Group. He was a Partner at General Atlantic Partners. He has been Chief Executive Officer of...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Erik's total compensation ($USD11.59M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD5.27M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Erik's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: REL's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: REL's board of directors are considered experienced (5.5 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.
RELX PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: RELX PLC
- Ticker: REL
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1903
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Implied Market Cap: UK£42.371b
- Shares outstanding: 1.92b
- Website: https://www.relx.com
Number of Employees
- RELX PLC
- 1-3 Strand
- Greater London
- WC2N 5JR
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/07/03 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/07/01 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.