WIL

WilmingtonLSE:WIL Stock Report

Market Cap

UK£195.4m

7D

0.4%

1Y

86.7%

Updated

19 Sep, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
WIL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health3/6
Dividends2/6

WIL Overview

Wilmington plc provides data information, education, and networking 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£2.24
52 Week HighUK£1.17
52 Week LowUK£2.26
Beta1.06
1 Month Change5.66%
3 Month Change8.21%
1 Year Change86.67%
3 Year Change24.27%
5 Year Change-11.11%
Change since IPO267.21%

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
7D0.4%0.09%-0.8%
1Y86.7%14.0%19.9%

Return vs Industry: WIL exceeded the UK Professional Services industry which returned 14% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WIL exceeded the UK Market which returned 19.2% 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.

Valuation

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

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WIL (£2.24) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£8.01)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WIL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WIL's PE Ratio (32.8x) is in line with the UK Professional Services industry average.

PE vs Market: WIL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (32.8x) compared to the UK market (23.5x).


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 (4.1x) 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?

5.5%

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 (5.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WIL's revenue (5.5% 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?

22.5%

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 (3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WIL's Return on Equity (12.6%) is considered low.


Financial Health

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).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

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

1.88%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WIL's dividend (1.88%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.34%).

High Dividend: WIL's dividend (1.88%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (3.92%).


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.


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 ($USD537.77K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD558.41K).

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£195.406m
  • 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 Analysis2021/09/19 17:34
End of Day Share Price2021/09/17 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/06/30


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.