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WIL

Wilmington LSE:WIL Stock Report

Last Price

UK£2.28

Market Cap

UK£199.5m

7D

-9.5%

1Y

15.2%

Updated

19 May, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
WIL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation3/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance6/6
Financial Health5/6
Dividends3/6

WIL Stock Overview

Wilmington plc provides data information, training, and education services to professional markets worldwide.

Wilmington Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Wilmington
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£2.28
52 Week HighUK£2.80
52 Week LowUK£1.91
Beta0.94
1 Month Change-11.28%
3 Month Change-4.20%
1 Year Change15.15%
3 Year Change11.22%
5 Year Change-19.15%
Change since IPO273.77%

Recent News & Updates

Feb 23
Wilmington's (LON:WIL) Upcoming Dividend Will Be Larger Than Last Year's

Wilmington's (LON:WIL) Upcoming Dividend Will Be Larger Than Last Year's

Wilmington plc ( LON:WIL ) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend on the 6th of April to UK£0.024. This...

Shareholder Returns

WILGB Professional ServicesGB Market
7D-9.5%-2.0%0.8%
1Y15.2%0.5%-5.0%

Return vs Industry: WIL exceeded the UK Professional Services industry which returned 4.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WIL exceeded the UK Market which returned -2.5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is WIL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
WIL volatility
WIL Average Weekly Movement3.2%
Professional Services Industry Average Movement5.1%
Market Average Movement6.1%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market11.6%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: WIL is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: WIL's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
19951,000Mark Milnerhttps://wilmingtonplc.com

Wilmington plc provides data information, training, and education services to professional markets worldwide. The company operates in two divisions, Information & Data and Training & Education. The Information & Data division offers risk and compliance data to a range of industries, including insurance, pensions, and healthcare The Training & Education division provides compliance training and technical support comprising formal qualifications, continuing education, and mandatory training through instructor-led and self-guided formats for customers across various industries, such as financial services, accountancy, and healthcare.

Wilmington Fundamentals Summary

How do Wilmington's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
WIL fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£199.46m
Earnings (TTM)UK£13.93m
Revenue (TTM)UK£116.90m

14.3x

P/E Ratio

1.7x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
WIL income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£116.90m
Cost of RevenueUK£98.02m
Gross ProfitUK£18.88m
Other ExpensesUK£4.95m
EarningsUK£13.93m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.16
Gross Margin16.15%
Net Profit Margin11.92%
Debt/Equity Ratio22.4%

How did WIL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

2.8%

Current Dividend Yield

40%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

Is Wilmington undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score

3/6

Valuation Score 3/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


9.2%

Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WIL (£2.28) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£2.51)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WIL is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WIL is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.3x) compared to the UK Professional Services industry average (24.9x).

PE vs Market: WIL is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.3x) compared to the UK market (15.4x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate WIL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WIL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.5x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (2.6x).


Future Growth

How is Wilmington forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

Future Growth Score

0/6

Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


2.5%

Forecasted annual revenue growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if WIL's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if WIL's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the UK market

High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: WIL's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (4.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WIL's revenue (2.5% 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 WIL's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


Past Performance

How has Wilmington performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

6/6

Past Performance Score 6/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


1.7%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WIL has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: WIL's current net profit margins (11.9%) are higher than last year (5.5%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WIL has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 1.7% per year.

Accelerating Growth: WIL's earnings growth over the past year (133.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (1.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: WIL earnings growth over the past year (133.9%) exceeded the Professional Services industry 41.4%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: WIL's Return on Equity (24.5%) is considered high.


Financial Health

How is Wilmington's financial position?

Financial Health Score

5/6

Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WIL's short term assets (£50.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£54.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: WIL's short term assets (£50.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (£23.6M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WIL has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: WIL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 131.2% to 22.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WIL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (120.4%).

Interest Coverage: WIL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.4x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Wilmington current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

2/6

Dividend Score 2/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


2.76%

Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WIL's dividend (2.76%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.81%).

High Dividend: WIL's dividend (2.76%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.85%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: WIL's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: WIL's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (39.6%), WIL's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonably low cash payout ratio (42.6%), WIL's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.


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Management

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

2.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Mark Milner

2.83yrs

Tenure

UK£769,000

Compensation

Mr. Mark F. Milner is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Wilmington plc since joining in July 1, 2019. He joined Wilmington from the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (‘DMGT’) where since...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD961.43K) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD649.16K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: WIL's management team is considered experienced (2.9 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: WIL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

Wilmington plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Wilmington plc
  • Ticker: WIL
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1995
  • Industry: Research and Consulting Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£199.464m
  • Shares outstanding: 87.48m
  • Website: https://wilmingtonplc.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Wilmington plc
  • 10 Whitechapel High Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • E1 8QS
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/19 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/19 00:00
Earnings2021/12/31
Annual Earnings2021/06/30


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.