The Character Group plc designs, develops, and distributes toys, games, and gifts the United Kingdom and internationally.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£6.00|
|52 Week High||UK£3.05|
|52 Week Low||UK£7.20|
|1 Month Change||-11.11%|
|3 Month Change||-12.41%|
|1 Year Change||92.31%|
|3 Year Change||17.65%|
|5 Year Change||28.34%|
|Change since IPO||782.35%|
Recent News & Updates
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|CCT||GB Leisure||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: CCT exceeded the UK Leisure industry which returned 19.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CCT exceeded the UK Market which returned 19.4% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: CCT is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CCT's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
The Character Group plc designs, develops, and distributes toys, games, and gifts the United Kingdom and internationally. The company sells its products under the Peppa Pig, Goo Jit Zu, Pokémon, Little Live Pets, Shimmer ‘n Sparkle, Squeakee the Balloon Dog, Laser Battle Hunters, PenSilly, Gotta' Go Flamingo, Treasure X , My Baby Tumbles, Project X, Tap It, and flipside brands. It also imports and distributes gifts; and invests in properties.
Character Group Fundamentals Summary
|CCT fundamental statistics|
Is CCT overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|CCT income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£96.90m|
Last Reported Earnings
Feb 28, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.35|
|Net Profit Margin||5.67%|
How did CCT perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.5%Current Dividend Yield
Is Character Group 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: CCT (£6) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£15.62)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CCT is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CCT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.2x) compared to the UK Leisure industry average (16.9x).
PE vs Market: CCT is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.2x) compared to the UK market (23.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CCT's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CCT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.2x) compared to the GB Leisure industry average (2.1x).
How is Character Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual revenue growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if CCT's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if CCT'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: CCT's revenue (5.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CCT'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 CCT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Character Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CCT has a large one-off gain of £2.9M impacting its February 28 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: CCT's current net profit margins (5.7%) are higher than last year (4.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CCT's earnings have declined by 11.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CCT's earnings growth over the past year (34.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (-11.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CCT earnings growth over the past year (34.9%) underperformed the Leisure industry 71%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CCT's Return on Equity (19.2%) is considered low.
How is Character Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CCT's short term assets (£56.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (£27.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: CCT's short term assets (£56.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (£1.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CCT's debt to equity ratio (0.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: CCT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 9.4% to 0.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CCT's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (16553.6%).
Interest Coverage: CCT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (152x coverage).
What is Character Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CCT's dividend (1.5%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.32%).
High Dividend: CCT's dividend (1.5%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (3.94%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CCT's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CCT's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (25.8%), CCT'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 board tenure
Kiran Shah (66 yo)
Mr. Kirankumar Premchand Shah, FCCA Founded The Character Group plc in April 1991 and has been its Group Joint Managing Director since September 22, 2005. Mr. Shah has been Group Finance Director of Compan...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Kiran's total compensation ($USD353.29K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD559.31K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Kiran's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Board: CCT's board of directors are considered experienced (5.9 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
The Character Group plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: The Character Group plc
- Ticker: CCT
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 1991
- Industry: Leisure Products
- Sector: Consumer Durables
- Market Cap: UK£128.279m
- Shares outstanding: 21.38m
- Website: https://www.thecharacter.com
Number of Employees
- The Character Group plc
- 86-88 Coombe Road
- 2nd Floor
- New Malden
- Greater London
- KT3 4QS
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/09/17 22:26|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/09/17 00:00|
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