Tesco PLC, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a grocery retailer. More Details
Fair value second-rate dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Tesco's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: TSCO is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: TSCO's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
GB Consumer Retailing
1 Year Return
GB Consumer Retailing
Return vs Industry: TSCO underperformed the UK Consumer Retailing industry which returned -10% over the past year.
Return vs Market: TSCO underperformed the UK Market which returned 25% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Tesco's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWhat You Need To Know About Tesco PLC's (LON:TSCO) Investor Composition
1 month ago | Simply Wall StIs Tesco PLC (LON:TSCO) At Risk Of Cutting Its Dividend?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StDeclining Stock and Decent Financials: Is The Market Wrong About Tesco PLC (LON:TSCO)?
Is Tesco 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: TSCO (£2.25) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£4.43)
Significantly Below Fair Value: TSCO is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: TSCO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.8x) compared to the GB Consumer Retailing industry average (23.5x).
PE vs Market: TSCO is good value based on its PE Ratio (23.8x) compared to the UK market (25.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: TSCO is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: TSCO's PB Ratio (1.4x) is in line with the GB Consumer Retailing industry average.
How is Tesco forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: TSCO's forecast earnings growth (17% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: TSCO's earnings (17% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (17.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: TSCO's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: TSCO's revenue (1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (5.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: TSCO's revenue (1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: TSCO's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.9%).
How has Tesco performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: TSCO has a large one-off loss of £573.0M impacting its February 27 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: TSCO's current net profit margins (1.2%) are lower than last year (1.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: TSCO has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 24.4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: TSCO's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: TSCO had negative earnings growth (-2.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Consumer Retailing industry average (-2.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: TSCO's Return on Equity (5.8%) is considered low.
How is Tesco's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: TSCO's short term assets (£10.8B) do not cover its short term liabilities (£16.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: TSCO's short term assets (£10.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities (£17.5B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: TSCO's debt to equity ratio (59%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: TSCO's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 161.9% to 59% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: TSCO's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (8.3%).
Interest Coverage: TSCO's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.1x coverage).
What is Tesco current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: TSCO's dividend (5.16%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.36%).
High Dividend: TSCO's dividend (5.16%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.09%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: TSCO's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: TSCO's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (122.9%), TSCO's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: TSCO's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (50.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Ken Murphy (53 yo)
Mr. Ken Murphy has been Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Tesco PLC since October 1, 2020. Mr. Murphy served as Joint Chief Operating Officer at Boots UK & Ireland. Mr. Murphy has dee...
Experienced Management: TSCO's management team is considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: TSCO's board of directors are considered experienced (5.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: TSCO 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.
Tesco PLC's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Tesco PLC
- Ticker: TSCO
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1919
- Industry: Food Retail
- Sector: Consumer Retailing
- Market Cap: UK£17.268b
- Shares outstanding: 7.69b
- Website: https://www.tescoplc.com
Number of Employees
- Tesco PLC
- Tesco House
- Shire Park
- Welwyn Garden City
- AL7 1GA
- United Kingdom
Tesco PLC, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a grocery retailer. The company operates through convenience and hypermarket store formats, as well as engages in the wholesale business. It also prov...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/05/05 18:52|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/05/05 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.