WIL

WilmingtonLSE:WIL Stock Report

Market Cap

UK£200.6m

7D

0.9%

1Y

87.6%

Updated

23 Sep, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
WIL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation0/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health4/6
Dividends3/6

WIL Overview

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

Wilmington Competitors

Bloomsbury Publishing

LSE:BMY

UK£288.9m

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Wilmington
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£2.26
52 Week HighUK£1.21
52 Week LowUK£2.30
Beta1.06
1 Month Change5.61%
3 Month Change4.15%
1 Year Change87.55%
3 Year Change22.33%
5 Year Change-10.41%
Change since IPO270.49%

Recent News & Updates

Apr 20
Here's Why Wilmington (LON:WIL) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden

Here's Why Wilmington (LON:WIL) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden

The external fund manager backed by Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger, Li Lu, makes no bones about it when he says...

Mar 30
Is Wilmington plc (LON:WIL) Potentially Undervalued?

Is Wilmington plc (LON:WIL) Potentially Undervalued?

Wilmington plc ( LON:WIL ), is not the largest company out there, but it led the LSE gainers with a relatively large...

Feb 21
Wilmington plc (LON:WIL) Stock Goes Ex-Dividend In Just Three Days

Wilmington plc (LON:WIL) Stock Goes Ex-Dividend In Just Three Days

Readers hoping to buy Wilmington plc ( LON:WIL ) for its dividend will need to make their move shortly, as the stock is...

Shareholder Returns

WILGB Professional ServicesGB Market
7D0.9%2.2%0.6%
1Y87.6%19.4%23.1%

Return vs Industry: WIL exceeded the UK Professional Services industry which returned 20.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WIL exceeded the UK Market which returned 22.6% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is WIL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
WIL volatility
WIL Beta1.06
Industry Beta0.50
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: WIL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: WIL's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

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

Wilmington plc provides data information, education, and networking services to professional markets worldwide. Its Risk & Compliance segment provides regulatory and compliance training, qualifications, and complementary data and information services to individuals and firms that are operating in regulated markets and jurisdictions, as well as to risk and compliance officers. The company’s Professional segment offers training and technical support for professional communities, including accountants in practice and in business, individuals involved in the legal system, and investment bankers.

Wilmington Fundamentals Summary

How do Wilmington's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
WIL fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£200.64m
Earnings (TTM)-UK£4.55m
Revenue (TTM)UK£113.03m

1.7x

P/S Ratio

-43.4x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
WIL income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£113.03m
Cost of RevenueUK£96.38m
Gross ProfitUK£16.65m
ExpensesUK£21.20m
Earnings-UK£4.55m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)-0.052
Gross Margin14.73%
Net Profit Margin-4.02%
Debt/Equity Ratio65.7%

How did WIL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

3.5%

Current Dividend Yield

-116%

Payout Ratio

Does WIL pay a reliable dividends?

See WIL dividend history and benchmarks
When do you need to buy WIL by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Wilmington dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateOct 14 2021
Dividend Pay DateNov 12 2021
Days until Ex dividend20 days
Days until Dividend pay date49 days

Does WIL pay a reliable dividends?

See WIL dividend history and benchmarks

Valuation

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

5.38x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WIL (£2.3) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£1.3)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WIL is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WIL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK Professional Services industry average.

PE vs Market: WIL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.


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 (5.5x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (3.2x).


Future Growth

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

4.8%

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 (4.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (5.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WIL's revenue (4.8% 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?

12.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WIL is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: WIL is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WIL is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 12.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare WIL's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: WIL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Professional Services industry (5.2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WIL has a negative Return on Equity (-12.4%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is Wilmington's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WIL's short term assets (£38.2M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£61.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: WIL's short term assets (£38.2M) exceed its long term liabilities (£32.3M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WIL's debt to equity ratio (65.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: WIL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 116.7% to 65.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WIL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (54.3%).

Interest Coverage: WIL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.4x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

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

3.45%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodaySep 23 2021Ex Dividend DateOct 14 2021Dividend Pay DateNov 12 202129 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 20 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WIL's dividend (3.39%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.35%).

High Dividend: WIL's dividend (3.39%) 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 increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: WIL is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: WIL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (43.7% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

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

2.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Mark Milner

2.17yrs

Tenure

UK£391,000

Compensation

Mr. Mark F. Milner is the 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 h...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD534.10K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD556.69K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Mark's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: WIL's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: WIL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.1 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
  • Market Cap: UK£200.640m
  • Shares outstanding: 87.23m
  • Website: https://www.wilmingtonplc.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Wilmington plc
  • 10 Whitechapel High Street
  • 5th Floor
  • 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 Analysis2021/09/23 17:58
End of Day Share Price2021/09/23 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
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.