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CCT

Character GroupAIM:CCT Stock Report

Market Cap

UK£109.6m

7D

1.5%

1Y

65.3%

Updated

19 Oct, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
CCT fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation3/6
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends3/6

CCT Overview

The Character Group plc designs, develops, and distributes toys, games, and gifts the United Kingdom and internationally.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Character Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£5.13
52 Week HighUK£3.10
52 Week LowUK£7.20
Beta1.35
1 Month Change-14.58%
3 Month Change-19.29%
1 Year Change65.32%
3 Year Change1.49%
5 Year Change17.34%
Change since IPO653.68%

Recent News & Updates

Sep 16
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Shareholder Returns

CCTGB LeisureGB Market
7D1.5%3.5%1.7%
1Y65.3%1.4%23.4%

Return vs Industry: CCT exceeded the UK Leisure industry which returned 0.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CCT exceeded the UK Market which returned 23.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CCT's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CCT volatility
CCT Beta1.35
Industry Beta1.17
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: CCT is more volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CCT's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of UK stocks.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
1991209Kiran Shahhttps://www.thecharacter.com

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


Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CCT income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£131.68m
Cost of RevenueUK£96.90m
Gross ProfitUK£34.78m
ExpensesUK£27.31m
EarningsUK£7.47m

Last Reported Earnings

Feb 28, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.35
Gross Margin26.41%
Net Profit Margin5.67%
Debt/Equity Ratio0.4%

How did CCT perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

1.8%

Current Dividend Yield

26%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

Is Character Group 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: CCT (£5.13) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£18.97)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CCT's PE Ratio (14.7x) is in line with the UK Leisure industry average.

PE vs Market: CCT is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.7x) compared to the UK market (21.5x).


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 (2.8x) compared to the GB Leisure industry average (2.1x).


Future Growth

How is Character Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

5.5%

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 (5% 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


Past Performance

How has Character Group performed over the past 5 years?

-11.4%

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.


Financial Health

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).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Character Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.76%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CCT's dividend (1.76%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.39%).

High Dividend: CCT's dividend (1.76%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.03%).


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.


Next Steps

Management

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

6.0yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Kiran Shah (66 yo)

16.08yrs

Tenure

UK£256,869

Compensation

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 ($USD354.54K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD570.58K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Kiran's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Board Members

Experienced Board: CCT's board of directors are considered experienced (6 years average tenure).


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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

The Character Group plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: The Character Group plc
  • Ticker: CCT
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1991
  • Industry: Leisure Products
  • Sector: Consumer Durables
  • Market Cap: UK£109.584m
  • Shares outstanding: 21.38m
  • Website: https://www.thecharacter.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • The Character Group plc
  • 86-88 Coombe Road
  • 2nd Floor
  • New Malden
  • Greater London
  • KT3 4QS
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/10/19 21:39
End of Day Share Price2021/10/19 00:00
Earnings2021/02/28
Annual Earnings2020/08/31


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.