The Character Group plc designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes toys, games, and gifts based on popular television, film, and digital characters in the United Kingdom and internationally.
Flawless balance sheet and fair value.
Share Price & News
How has Character Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CCT has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CCT underperformed the UK Leisure industry which returned 46.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CCT underperformed the UK Market which returned -9.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Character Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Character Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CCT (£2.45) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.41)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CCT is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CCT is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.4x) compared to the Leisure industry average (14.1x).
PE vs Market: CCT is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.4x) compared to the UK market (15x).
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 good value based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the GB Leisure industry average (1.6x).
How is Character Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Consumer Durables industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Character Group has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
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How has Character Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CCT has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CCT's current net profit margins (4.9%) are lower than last year (11.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CCT's earnings have declined by -5.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CCT's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CCT had negative earnings growth (-58.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Leisure industry average (-1.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CCT's Return on Equity (15%) is considered low.
How is Character Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CCT's short term assets (£43.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (£16.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: CCT's short term assets (£43.7M) exceed its long term liabilities (£1.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CCT's debt to equity ratio (8.6%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: CCT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 94.4% to 8.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CCT's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (246%).
Interest Coverage: CCT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (28.1x coverage).
What is Character Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CCT's dividend (1.63%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.98%).
High Dividend: CCT's dividend (1.63%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.55%).
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 reasonable payout ratio (57.7%), CCT's dividend payments are 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 (64yo)
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 ($USD1.03M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD341.60K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Kiran's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Founder & Non-Executive Chairman||25.42yrs||UK£116.84k||1.59% £823.9k|
|Group Joint MD & Executive Director||no data||UK£1.03m||6.68% £3.5m|
|Group Marketing Director & Executive Director||4.33yrs||UK£252.12k||0.35% £178.9k|
|MD of Far East Operations & Executive Director||9.25yrs||UK£546.25k||1.47% £758.7k|
|Founder||no data||UK£629.29k||2.44% £1.3m|
|Senior Independent Non-Executive Director||4.92yrs||UK£40.00k||0.32% £167.0k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||4.33yrs||UK£40.00k||0.073% £37.6k|
Experienced Board: CCT's board of directors are considered experienced (4.9 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
The Character Group plc's company bio, 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£51.682m
- Shares outstanding: 21.09m
- 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
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CGRO.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jun 1995|
|CCT||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Jun 1995|
The Character Group plc designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes toys, games, and gifts based on popular television, film, and digital characters in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company sells its products under the Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom, ChillFactor, Cra-Z-Art Shimmer 'n Sparkle, Doctor Who, Easy, Fireman Sam, Orbeez, Postman Pat, Teletubbies, Zombie Blast, Spare Parts, Peppa Pig, Little Live, Stretch Armstrong, Mash'ems, Games, Laser X, and Oonies brands. It also provides its products under the Cra-Z-Slimy, Mine It, Soft 'n Slo Squishies, Fizz 'n' Surprise, Smart Sketcher, Treasure X, Glow Friends, Really R.A.D. Robots, Disney Doorables, Pokémon, Little Live Wrapples, Odditeez, Zookiez Slappy, Cra-Z-Loom, Hairdooz, Ballerina Dreamer, FlipaZoo, and Heroes of Goo Jit Zu brands. In addition, the company offers products under the Blinger, Swarm Squad, Cra-Z-Air Sand, Goo Goo Galaxy, ORB Mocheez Babies, Little Live Wraptiles, Foam Alive, Chu Chu TV Peek & Play Surprise Eggs, Funatic Foam, and Luvi Pups brands. It also imports and distributes gifts; and invests in properties. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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