MKS Stock Overview
Marks and Spencer Group plc operates various retail stores.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£0.99|
|52 Week High||UK£2.63|
|52 Week Low||UK£0.94|
|1 Month Change||-19.05%|
|3 Month Change||-28.60%|
|1 Year Change||-45.66%|
|3 Year Change||-42.58%|
|5 Year Change||-71.70%|
|Change since IPO||-73.72%|
Recent News & Updates
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|MKS||GB Consumer Retailing||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: MKS exceeded the UK Consumer Retailing industry which returned -49.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MKS underperformed the UK Market which returned -16.2% over the past year.
|MKS Average Weekly Movement||6.1%|
|Consumer Retailing Industry Average Movement||6.1%|
|Market Average Movement||5.4%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: MKS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: MKS's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Marks and Spencer Group plc operates various retail stores. It operates through five segments: UK Clothing & Home, UK Food, International, Ocado, and All Other. The company offers protein deli and dairy; produce; ambient and in-store bakery; meals dessert and frozen; and hospitality and ‘Food on the Move’ products.
Marks and Spencer Group Fundamentals Summary
|MKS fundamental statistics|
Is MKS overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|MKS income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£7.27b|
Last Reported Earnings
Apr 02, 2022
Next Earnings Date
Nov 09, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.16|
|Net Profit Margin||2.82%|
How did MKS perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is MKS undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 5/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for MKS?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is MKS's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does MKS's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|MKS PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
FIVE X5 Retail Group
SBRY J Sainsbury
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MKS Marks and Spencer Group
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: MKS is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (6.3x) compared to the peer average (11x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does MKS's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the European Consumer Retailing Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: MKS is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (6.3x) compared to the European Consumer Retailing industry average (11.7x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is MKS's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||6.3x|
|Fair PE Ratio||8.5x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: MKS is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (6.3x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.5x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of MKS when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: MKS (£0.99) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£2.73)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MKS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price, but analysts are not within a statistically confident range of agreement.
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How is Marks and Spencer Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 21 analysts?
Future Growth Score1/6
Future Growth Score 1/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MKS's forecast earnings growth (5.9% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: MKS's earnings (5.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (8.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: MKS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: MKS's revenue (1.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (4.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MKS's revenue (1.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: MKS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.6%).
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How has Marks and Spencer Group performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score1/6
Past Performance Score 1/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MKS has a large one-off loss of £133.3M impacting its April 2 2022 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: MKS became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MKS's earnings have declined by 19.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: MKS has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: MKS has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Retailing industry (87.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: MKS's Return on Equity (10.6%) is considered low.
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How is Marks and Spencer Group's financial position?
Financial Health Score4/6
Financial Health Score 4/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MKS's short term assets (£2.2B) do not cover its short term liabilities (£2.4B).
Long Term Liabilities: MKS's short term assets (£2.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities (£4.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MKS's net debt to equity ratio (11.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: MKS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 69.3% to 52.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: MKS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (90.1%).
Interest Coverage: MKS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.8x coverage).
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What is Marks and Spencer Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
|Marks and Spencer Group Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Company (Marks and Spencer Group)||0%|
|Market Bottom 25% (GB)||2.1%|
|Market Top 25% (GB)||6.1%|
|Industry Average (Consumer Retailing)||5.7%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Marks and Spencer Group)||6.8%|
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate MKS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate MKS's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if MKS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if MKS's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: MKS is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as MKS has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Stuart Machin (52 yo)
Mr. Stuart B. Machin serves as Chief Executive and Director at Marks and Spencer Group plc since May 25, 2022. He served as Managing Director of Food at Marks and Spencer Group plc since April 30, 2018 unt...
Experienced Management: MKS's management team is considered experienced (2.9 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: MKS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
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.
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
|Employee Share Scheme||2,689,258||0.1%|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
Marks and Spencer Group plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Marks and Spencer Group plc
- Ticker: MKS
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1884
- Industry: Food Retail
- Sector: Consumer Retailing
- Implied Market Cap: UK£1.938b
- Shares outstanding: 1.96b
- Website: https://corporate.marksandspencer.com
Number of Employees
- Marks and Spencer Group plc
- Waterside House
- 35 North Wharf Road
- Greater London
- W2 1NW
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|MAKS.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||SPON ADR EA REP 2 ORD SHS GBP0.25||US||USD||Mar 2002|
|MAKS.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Mar 2002|
|MA6||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Mar 2002|
|MKS||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Mar 2002|
|MKSL||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Mar 2002|
|MKS N||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||MX||MXN||Mar 2002|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/09/30 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/30 00:00|
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.