Robert Walters plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides professional recruitment consultancy services worldwide. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Robert Walters's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: RWA is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: RWA's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
GB Professional Services
1 Year Return
GB Professional Services
Return vs Industry: RWA exceeded the UK Professional Services industry which returned 8.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: RWA exceeded the UK Market which returned 23.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Robert Walters's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIt Might Not Be A Great Idea To Buy Robert Walters plc (LON:RWA) For Its Next Dividend
1 month ago | Simply Wall StRobert Walters (LON:RWA) Could Be Struggling To Allocate Capital
1 month ago | Simply Wall StDid Robert Walters plc (LON:RWA) Insiders Buy Up More Shares?
Is Robert Walters 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: RWA (£6.6) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£3.24)
Significantly Below Fair Value: RWA is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: RWA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (82.9x) compared to the UK Professional Services industry average (37.3x).
PE vs Market: RWA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (82.9x) compared to the UK market (25.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: RWA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: RWA is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.8x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (2.9x).
How is Robert Walters 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: RWA's forecast earnings growth (45.8% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: RWA's earnings (45.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (17.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: RWA's revenue (8.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: RWA's revenue (8.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: RWA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.1%).
How has Robert Walters performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: RWA has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: RWA's current net profit margins (0.6%) are lower than last year (2.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: RWA's earnings have grown by 4.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: RWA's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: RWA had negative earnings growth (-83.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Professional Services industry average (-10.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: RWA's Return on Equity (3.4%) is considered low.
How is Robert Walters's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: RWA's short term assets (£313.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (£193.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: RWA's short term assets (£313.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (£49.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: RWA is debt free.
Reducing Debt: RWA has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 27.9%.
Debt Coverage: RWA has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: RWA has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Robert Walters's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: RWA's dividend (2.35%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.36%).
High Dividend: RWA's dividend (2.35%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.1%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: RWA's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: RWA's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (194.8%), RWA's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: RWA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (42.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Robert Walters (65 yo)
Mr. Robert C. Walters Founded Robert Walters PLC in 1985 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Walters joined Michael Page International PLC in 1978, initially working in its commerce division and...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Robert's total compensation ($USD1.08M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD955.48K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Robert's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: RWA's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: RWA's board of directors are considered experienced (3.7 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.
Robert Walters plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Robert Walters plc
- Ticker: RWA
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1985
- Industry: Human Resource and Employment Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: UK£478.182m
- Shares outstanding: 72.45m
- Website: https://www.robertwaltersgroup.com
Number of Employees
- Robert Walters plc
- 11 Slingsby Place
- St Martin's Courtyard
- Greater London
- WC2E 9AB
- United Kingdom
Robert Walters plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides professional recruitment consultancy services worldwide. The company offers permanent, contract, and interim recruitment services in the fields ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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