Wilmington plc provides data information, education, and networking services to professional markets worldwide. More Details
Fair value with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Wilmington's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
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.
7 Day Return
GB Professional Services
1 Year Return
GB Professional Services
Return vs Industry: WIL exceeded the UK Professional Services industry which returned 5.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WIL exceeded the UK Market which returned 18.7% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Wilmington's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs Wilmington plc's (LON:WIL) Stock's Recent Performance A Reflection Of Its Financial Health?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StThe Wilmington (LON:WIL) Share Price Has Gained 55% And Shareholders Are Hoping For More
2 months ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why Wilmington (LON:WIL) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden
Is Wilmington undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WIL (£2.04) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£7.88)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WIL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WIL is good value based on its PE Ratio (30x) compared to the UK Professional Services industry average (36.1x).
PE vs Market: WIL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30x) compared to the UK market (25.6x).
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 (3.8x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (3.1x).
How is Wilmington forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
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 (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (5.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WIL's revenue (4% 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
How has Wilmington performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WIL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WIL's current net profit margins (5.5%) are lower than last year (7.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WIL's earnings have grown significantly by 22.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WIL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WIL had negative earnings growth (-35.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Professional Services industry average (-10.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WIL's Return on Equity (12.6%) is considered low.
How is Wilmington's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WIL's short term assets (£33.5M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£57.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: WIL's short term assets (£33.5M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£42.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WIL's debt to equity ratio (64.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WIL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 88.2% to 64.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WIL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (82%).
Interest Coverage: WIL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5x coverage).
What is Wilmington current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WIL's dividend (2.06%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.28%).
High Dividend: WIL's dividend (2.06%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.02%).
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.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30.9%), WIL's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mr. Mark F. Milner is a Chief Executive Officer and Director of Wilmington plc since joining in July 1, 2019. He joined Wilmington from the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (‘DMGT’) where since 2001 he has...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD539.50K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD556.96K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Mark's compensation with company performance.
Experienced Management: WIL's management team is not considered experienced ( 2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: WIL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WIL 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.
Wilmington plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Wilmington plc
- Ticker: WIL
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1995
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: UK£178.333m
- Shares outstanding: 87.42m
- Website: https://www.wilmingtonplc.com
Number of Employees
- Wilmington plc
- 10 Whitechapel High Street
- 5th Floor
- Greater London
- E1 8QS
- United Kingdom
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Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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