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Character Group

AIM:CCT
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
CCT
AIM
£122M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Consumer Durables
Company description

The Character Group plc designs, develops, and distributes toys, games, and gifts the United Kingdom, the Far East, and internationally. The last earnings update was 41 days ago. More info.


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CCT Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
5%
AIM:CCT
0.9%
GB Leisure
0.4%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
10.1%
AIM:CCT
40.3%
GB Leisure
-2.2%
GB Market
CCT Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Character Group (CCT) 5% 0.4% 10.1% 10.1% 9% 175.9%
GB Leisure 0.9% 10.4% 46.6% 40.3% 165.2% 145.7%
GB Market 0.4% 1.3% 2% -2.2% 16.2% 5.1%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • CCT underperformed the Leisure industry which returned 40.3% over the past year.
  • CCT outperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned -2.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility
CCT
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

CCT Value

 Is Character Group undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Character Group to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Character Group.

AIM:CCT Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 7.8%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year GB Government Bond Rate 1.2%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for AIM:CCT
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year GB Govt Bond Rate 1.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6.7%
Leisure Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.95
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.954 (1 + (1- 19%) (3.06%))
0.985
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.99
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.23% + (0.985 * 6.65%)
7.78%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for AIM:CCT using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Character Group is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

AIM:CCT DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (GBP, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 7.78%)
2019 23.72 Est @ 31.37% 22.00
2020 29.01 Est @ 22.33% 24.97
2021 33.65 Est @ 16% 26.88
2022 37.54 Est @ 11.57% 27.82
2023 40.72 Est @ 8.46% 28.00
2024 43.28 Est @ 6.29% 27.61
2025 45.35 Est @ 4.77% 26.84
2026 47.03 Est @ 3.71% 25.83
2027 48.43 Est @ 2.96% 24.68
2028 49.61 Est @ 2.44% 23.46
Present value of next 10 years cash flows £258.10
AIM:CCT DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= £49.61 × (1 + 1.23%) ÷ (7.78% – 1.23%)
£766.52
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= £766.52 ÷ (1 + 7.78%)10
£362.42
AIM:CCT Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= £258.10 + £362.42
£620.52
Equity Value per Share
(GBP)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= £620.52 / 21.23
£29.23
AIM:CCT Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (GBP) From above. £29.23
Current discount Discount to share price of £5.73
= -1 x (£5.73 - £29.23) / £29.23
80.4%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Character Group is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is £5.73 vs Future cash flow value of £29.23
Current Discount Checks
For Character Group to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Character Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • Character Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Character Group's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Character Group's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AIM:CCT PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-02-28) in GBP £0.63
AIM:CCT Share Price ** AIM (2019-06-19) in GBP £5.73
Europe Leisure Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 24 Publicly-Listed Leisure Companies 19.24x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 789 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.2x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Character Group.

AIM:CCT PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= AIM:CCT Share Price ÷ EPS (both in GBP)

= 5.73 ÷ 0.63

9.07x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Character Group is good value based on earnings compared to the Europe Leisure industry average.
  • Character Group is good value based on earnings compared to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Character Group's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AIM:CCT PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 9.07x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts
-3.6%per year
Europe Leisure Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 12 Publicly-Listed Leisure Companies 1.41x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 576 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.49x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

AIM:CCT PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 9.07x ÷ -3.6%

-2.5x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Character Group earnings are not expected to grow next year, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Character Group's assets?
Raw Data
AIM:CCT PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-02-28) in GBP £1.58
AIM:CCT Share Price * AIM (2019-06-19) in GBP £5.73
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Leisure Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 5 Publicly-Listed Leisure Companies 2.69x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,371 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.51x
AIM:CCT PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= AIM:CCT Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in GBP)

= 5.73 ÷ 1.58

3.61x

* Primary Listing of Character Group.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Character Group is overvalued based on assets compared to the GB Leisure industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Character Group's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Leisure industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Leisure industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Character Group has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CCT Future Performance

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

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
-3.6%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Character Group expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Character Group's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the low risk savings rate of 1.2%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Character Group's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
  • Character Group's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
AIM:CCT Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
AIM:CCT Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts -3.6%
AIM:CCT Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 2 Analysts 7.9%
Europe Leisure Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.3%
Europe Leisure Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 6.9%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.7%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.8%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
AIM:CCT Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
AIM:CCT Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-08-31 140 14 12 1
2020-08-31 136 14 11 2
2019-08-31 125 16 11 1
AIM:CCT Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-02-28 115 20 13
2018-11-30 110 15 11
2018-08-31 106 11 10
2018-05-31 105 7
2018-02-28 104 3 5
2017-11-30 110 8 8
2017-08-31 115 13 10
2017-05-31 116 10
2017-02-28 117 11 9
2016-11-30 119 10 10
2016-08-31 121 8 11
2016-05-31 114 11 10

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Character Group's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is not considered high growth.
  • Character Group's revenue is expected to grow by 7.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
AIM:CCT Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Character Group Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:CCT Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-08-31 0.54 0.54 0.54 1.00
2020-08-31 0.53 0.53 0.53 1.00
2019-08-31 0.50 0.50 0.50 1.00
AIM:CCT Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2019-02-28 0.63
2018-11-30 0.54
2018-08-31 0.46
2018-05-31 0.35
2018-02-28 0.24
2017-11-30 0.36
2017-08-31 0.47
2017-05-31 0.45
2017-02-28 0.43
2016-11-30 0.46
2016-08-31 0.50
2016-05-31 0.48

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Character Group will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Character Group's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Europe market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Europe market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Character Group has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CCT Past Performance

  How has Character Group performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Character Group's growth in the last year to its industry (Leisure).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Character Group's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Character Group's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (160% vs 6.8%)
  • Character Group's earnings growth has exceeded the Europe Leisure industry average in the past year (160% vs 21.7%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Character Group's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Character Group Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:CCT Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-02-28 114.58 13.38 27.71
2018-11-30 110.40 11.49 26.47
2018-08-31 106.23 9.61 25.23
2018-05-31 105.25 7.38 25.31
2018-02-28 104.27 5.14 25.39
2017-11-30 109.79 7.60 25.00
2017-08-31 115.32 10.05 24.60
2017-05-31 116.29 9.56 24.69
2017-02-28 117.26 9.08 24.77
2016-11-30 119.12 9.93 25.17
2016-08-31 120.97 10.79 25.58
2016-05-31 113.55 10.28 25.21
2016-02-29 106.14 9.77 24.85
2015-11-30 102.60 10.01 24.96
2015-08-31 99.05 10.24 25.06
2015-05-31 104.12 10.60 25.10
2015-02-28 109.18 10.96 25.13
2014-11-30 103.53 8.45 23.90
2014-08-31 97.89 5.95 22.66
2014-05-31 90.68 5.04 20.94
2014-02-28 83.47 4.13 19.23
2013-11-30 75.33 2.14 18.74
2013-08-31 67.19 0.16 18.25
2013-05-31 64.24 0.02 17.68
2013-02-28 61.29 -0.11 17.11
2012-11-30 68.12 2.82 17.43
2012-08-31 74.95 5.75 17.74

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Character Group has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
  • Character Group used its assets more efficiently than the Europe Leisure industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Character Group's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Character Group's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Leisure industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Character Group has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CCT Health

 How is Character Group's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Character Group's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Character Group is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Character Group's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Character Group's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 12.8x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Character Group Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

AIM:CCT Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-02-28 33.50 3.72 23.50
2018-11-30 33.50 3.72 23.50
2018-08-31 31.76 19.05 34.63
2018-05-31 31.76 19.05 34.63
2018-02-28 24.70 0.00 14.27
2017-11-30 24.70 0.00 14.27
2017-08-31 26.83 17.22 28.75
2017-05-31 26.83 17.22 28.75
2017-02-28 25.21 3.13 21.71
2016-11-30 25.21 3.13 21.71
2016-08-31 22.92 21.65 28.56
2016-05-31 22.92 21.65 28.56
2016-02-29 21.39 1.79 16.33
2015-11-30 21.39 1.79 16.33
2015-08-31 15.24 21.25 25.78
2015-05-31 15.24 21.25 25.78
2015-02-28 11.37 10.58 14.88
2014-11-30 11.37 10.58 14.88
2014-08-31 9.94 22.22 17.70
2014-05-31 9.94 22.22 17.70
2014-02-28 7.63 11.48 6.84
2013-11-30 7.63 11.48 6.84
2013-08-31 8.97 15.26 9.24
2013-05-31 8.97 15.26 9.24
2013-02-28 7.69 9.62 3.34
2012-11-30 7.69 9.62 3.34
2012-08-31 9.98 13.80 5.91
  • Character Group's level of debt (11.1%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (151.6% vs 11.1% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (538.5%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 63.2x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Character Group's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Character Group has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CCT Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
4.54%
Current annual income from Character Group dividends. Estimated to be 5% next year.
If you bought £2,000 of Character Group shares you are expected to receive £91 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Character Group's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1.99%).
  • Character Group's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (5.43%).
Upcoming dividend payment

Purchase Character Group before the 'Buy Limit' to receive their next dividend payment.

Dividends are usually paid every 3 or 6 months, you can time your share purchase to take advantage of upcoming dividend payments.
Dividend payment calendar
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
AIM:CCT Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Europe Leisure Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 16 Stocks 2.8%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 705 Stocks 4.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.4%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

AIM:CCT Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-08-31 0.30 1.00
2020-08-31 0.30 2.00
2019-08-31 0.27 2.00
AIM:CCT Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-05-09 0.260 4.658
2018-12-20 0.240 4.446
2018-11-29 0.240 4.574
2018-04-25 0.220 4.303
2018-01-19 0.200 4.308
2017-04-27 0.180 3.864
2016-12-23 0.160 3.112
2016-12-01 0.160 3.145
2016-04-27 0.140 2.900
2015-12-18 0.120 2.430
2015-12-01 0.120 2.513
2015-05-01 0.100 2.090
2014-12-23 0.079 2.304
2014-12-03 0.079 3.035
2014-05-01 0.066 3.237
2013-12-17 0.066 3.625
2013-11-28 0.066 3.691
2013-05-02 0.066 4.817
2012-12-18 0.066 5.172
2012-12-04 0.066 5.269
2012-04-26 0.066 4.897
2011-11-29 0.060 4.183
2011-10-31 0.060 3.747
2011-04-19 0.060 3.735
2010-12-17 0.040 2.132
2010-12-02 0.040 2.264
2010-04-26 0.040 2.882
2009-12-01 0.020 2.339
2009-10-30 0.010 1.564

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  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Character Group's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are well covered by earnings (2.5x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be covered by earnings (1.7x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Character Group's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.1%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Character Group afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Character Group has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CCT Management

 What is the CEO of Character Group's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Kiran Shah
COMPENSATION £869,574
AGE 63
TENURE AS CEO 13.8 years
CEO Bio

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 Company Secretary of The Character Group plc since September 14, 2017 and served as its Group Finance Director until February 1, 2016. Mr. Shah served as a Secretary of The Character Group PLC from 1995 to November 2013 and serves as its Director. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. After initially working in a private accountancy practice, he moved into industry and since 1978, has been involved extensively in the toy industry, notably in his role in jointly heading up a successful management buyout of Merit Toys Limited in 1981 and its subsequent sale to Bluebird Toys plc in 1988.

CEO Compensation
  • Kiran's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.
  • Kiran's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Management Team

Richard King

TITLE
Founder & Non-Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
£115K
AGE
73

Kiran Shah

TITLE
Founder
COMPENSATION
£870K
AGE
63
TENURE
13.8 yrs

Jon Diver

TITLE
Group Joint MD & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£1M
AGE
54

Jerry Healy

TITLE
Group Marketing Director & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£248K
AGE
56
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Mike Hyde

TITLE
MD of Far East Operations & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£513K
AGE
43
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Character Group board of directors in years:

3.9
Average Tenure
64
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Character Group board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Richard King

TITLE
Founder & Non-Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
£115K
AGE
73
TENURE
24.4 yrs

Kiran Shah

TITLE
Founder
COMPENSATION
£870K
AGE
63

Jon Diver

TITLE
Group Joint MD & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£1M
AGE
54

Jerry Healy

TITLE
Group Marketing Director & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£248K
AGE
56
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Mike Hyde

TITLE
MD of Far East Operations & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£513K
AGE
43
TENURE
8.3 yrs

David Harris

TITLE
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£33K
AGE
69
TENURE
3.9 yrs

Joe Kissane

TITLE
Founder
COMPENSATION
£673K
AGE
66

Clive Crouch

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£33K
AGE
65
TENURE
3.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (£) Value (£)
X
Management checks
We assess Character Group's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Character Group has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CCT News

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Here's What The Character Group plc's (LON:CCT) P/E Ratio Is Telling Us

See our latest analysis for Character Group How Do I Calculate A Price To Earnings Ratio? … The formula for P/E is: Price to Earnings Ratio = Share Price ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS) Or for Character Group: P/E of 8.59 = £5.43 ÷ £0.63 (Based on the trailing twelve months to February 2019.) Is A High Price-to-Earnings Ratio Good? … AIM:CCT Price Estimation Relative to Market, June 10th 2019 Its relatively low P/E ratio indicates that Character Group shareholders think it will struggle to do as well as other companies in its industry classification.

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Are The Character Group plc’s (LON:CCT) High Returns Really That Great?

Analysts use this formula to calculate return on capital employed: Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets - Current Liabilities) Or for Character Group: 0.37 = UK£13m ÷ (UK£57m - UK£22m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to February 2019.) Therefore, Character Group has an ROCE of 37%. … Do Character Group's Current Liabilities Skew Its ROCE? … Character Group has a medium level of current liabilities, boosting its ROCE somewhat.

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The Character Group plc (LON:CCT): The Best Of Both Worlds

Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! … The Character Group plc (LON:CCT) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. … Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects.

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Did Business Growth Power Character Group's (LON:CCT) Share Price Gain of 216%?

Long term The Character Group plc (LON:CCT) shareholders would be well aware of this, since the stock is up 216% in five years. … One imperfect but simple way to consider how the market perception of a company has shifted is to compare the change in the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price movement. … Over half a decade, Character Group managed to grow its earnings per share at 130% a year.

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Should You Be Excited About The Character Group plc's (LON:CCT) 30% Return On Equity?

Our data shows Character Group has a return on equity of 30% for the last year. … That means that for every £1 worth of shareholders' equity, it generated £0.30 in profit. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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Here's What We Think About The Character Group plc's (LON:CCT) CEO Pay

How Does Kiran Shah's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … Our data indicates that The Character Group plc is worth UK£115m, and total annual CEO compensation is UK£870k. … We took a group of companies with market capitalizations below UK£153m, and calculated the median CEO compensation to be UK£236k.

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A Look At The Intrinsic Value Of The Character Group plc (LON:CCT)

by projecting its future cash flows and then discounting them to today's value. … discounted cash flows (DCF) … If you want to learn more about discounted cash flow, the basis for my calcs can be read in detail in the Simply Wall St analysis model.

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What Should We Expect From The Character Group plc's (LON:CCT) Earnings In The Year Ahead?

Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! … In August 2018, The Character Group plc (LON:CCT) released its earnings update. … the higher past 5-year average growth rate of 12%.

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Are The Character Group plc's (LON:CCT) Interest Costs Too High?

While small-cap stocks, such as The Character Group plc (LON:CCT) with its market cap of UK£113m, are popular for their explosive growth, investors should also be aware of their balance sheet to judge whether the company can survive a downturn. … So, understanding the company's financial health becomes. … Here are few basic financial health checks you should consider before taking the plunge.

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How Do Analysts See The Character Group plc (LON:CCT) Performing In The Next Couple Of Years?

The Character Group plc's (LON:CCT) latest earnings update in August 2018a … showed

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CCT Company Info

Description

The Character Group plc designs, develops, and distributes toys, games, and gifts the United Kingdom, the Far East, and internationally. The company sells its products under the Beados, Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom, ChillFactor, Cra-Z-Art Shimmer 'n Sparkle, Cra-Z-Sand, Disney Frozen, Disney Princess Palace Pets, Doctor Who, Easy Nails and Easy Tat2, Fireman Sam, DC Comics Toys, Minecraft Toys, My Little Pony, Orbeez, Pom Pom WOW!, Postman Pat, Qixels, and Scooby Doo brands. It also provides its products under the Teksta, Teletubbies, The Zelfs, Weebledown Farm, Paw Patrol Toys, Wild Pets, Skeleton Blast, Spare Parts, Peppa Pig, Little Live Pets, Twozies, Stretch Armstrong, Marvel Toys, Magic Dip, Mash'ems, Disney Crossy Roads, and Squishy Pops brands. In addition, the company offers products under the Fidgitrix, Laser X, Cutie Stix, Stretch Screamers, Cra-Z-Gels, Magtastix, SoundMoovz, Oonies, The Rocket Wireless Singing Machine, PJ Masks, Cra-Z-Slimy, Little Live Bizzy Bubs, Mine It, NightBall, Cheeki Mees, Soft 'n Slo Squishies, Cake Pop Cuties, Fizz 'n' Surprise, and Micro Pozers brands. It also imports and distributes gifts; and invests in properties. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: The Character Group plc
CCT
Exchange: AIM
Founded: 1991
£121,518,821
21,225,995
Website: http://www.thecharacter.com
Address: The Character Group plc
10 Chiswell Street,
2nd Floor,
London,
Greater London, EC1Y 4UQ,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AIM CCT Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange AIM Market GB GBP 22. Jun 1995
OTCPK CGRO.F Ordinary Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 22. Jun 1995
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
186
Character Group employees.
Industry
Leisure Products
Consumer Durables
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/06/19 20:40
End of day share price update: 2019/06/19 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/05/10
Last earnings filing: 2019/05/09
Last earnings reported: 2019/02/28
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/08/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.