RPS Stock Overview
RPS Group Plc, a professional services firm, provides consultancy services in the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, Norway, the Netherlands, Ireland, Canada, and internationally.
RPS Group Competitors
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£1.20|
|52 Week High||UK£1.32|
|52 Week Low||UK£0.62|
|1 Month Change||-3.68%|
|3 Month Change||3.79%|
|1 Year Change||57.18%|
|3 Year Change||-18.54%|
|5 Year Change||-42.25%|
|Change since IPO||1,374.30%|
Recent News & Updates
RPS Group's (LON:RPS) Profits Appear To Have Quality Issues
RPS Group plc's ( LON:RPS ) robust recent earnings didn't do much to move the stock. However the statutory profit...
|RPS||GB Commercial Services||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: RPS exceeded the UK Commercial Services industry which returned 22.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: RPS exceeded the UK Market which returned 13.8% over the past year.
|RPS Average Weekly Movement||4.3%|
|Commercial Services Industry Average Movement||4.6%|
|Market Average Movement||4.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||9.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.5%|
Stable Share Price: RPS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: RPS's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
RPS Group Plc, a professional services firm, provides consultancy services in the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, Norway, the Netherlands, Ireland, Canada, and internationally. It offers services in the areas of project and program management; design and development; water; environment; advisory and management consulting; exploration and development; planning and approvals; health, safety, and risk; oceans and coastal; laboratories; training and communication; and creative services. The company provides its services to property, energy, transport, water, defense and government service, and resources sectors.
RPS Group Fundamentals Summary
|RPS fundamental statistics|
Is RPS overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|RPS income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£419.40m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.022|
|Net Profit Margin||1.05%|
How did RPS perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
0.4%Current Dividend Yield
Is RPS Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: RPS (£1.21) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£1.1)
Significantly Below Fair Value: RPS is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: RPS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (55.9x) compared to the UK Commercial Services industry average (44.3x).
PE vs Market: RPS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (55.9x) compared to the UK market (19x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: RPS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: RPS is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the GB Commercial Services industry average (2.4x).
How is RPS Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: RPS's forecast earnings growth (25.8% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: RPS's earnings (25.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (12.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: RPS's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-1.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: RPS's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.1% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: RPS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (6.2%).
How has RPS Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: RPS has a large one-off loss of £4.4M impacting its June 30 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: RPS became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: RPS's earnings have declined by 39.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: RPS has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: RPS has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Commercial Services industry (29.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: RPS's Return on Equity (1.6%) is considered low.
How is RPS Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: RPS's short term assets (£164.7M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£191.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: RPS's short term assets (£164.7M) exceed its long term liabilities (£45.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: RPS's net debt to equity ratio (8%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: RPS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 29% to 15.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: RPS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (60%).
Interest Coverage: RPS's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.5x coverage).
What is RPS Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: RPS's dividend (0.43%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.37%).
High Dividend: RPS's dividend (0.43%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.17%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: RPS is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: RPS is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: RPS is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of RPS'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
John Douglas (59 yo)
Mr. John Matheson Douglas, BEng (Hons), MBA, MAICD, has been Chief Executive Officer of RPS Group plc since September 1, 2017. Mr. Douglas has been the Managing Director of Coffey International Limited sin...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD937.44K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD766.55K).
Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: RPS's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: RPS's board of directors are considered experienced (3.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: RPS 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.
RPS Group plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: RPS Group plc
- Ticker: RPS
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1970
- Industry: Environmental and Facilities Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: UK£318.412m
- Shares outstanding: 263.15m
- Website: https://www.rpsgroup.com
Number of Employees
- RPS Group plc
- 20 Western Avenue
- Milton Park
- OX14 4SH
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/12/01 19:06|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/12/01 00:00|
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