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Executive Summary

Comptoir Group plc owns and operates restaurants under the Comptoir Libanais and Shawa brand names in the United Kingdom.

Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and fair value.

Share Price & News

How has Comptoir Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: COM's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




GB Hospitality


GB Market

1 Year Return




GB Hospitality


GB Market

Return vs Industry: COM underperformed the UK Hospitality industry which returned -27.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: COM underperformed the UK Market which returned -11% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day14.3%3.0%2.8%
30 Day33.3%1.7%8.4%
90 Day-42.4%-22.1%-7.9%
1 Year-70.4%-70.4%-24.6%-27.1%-6.7%-11.0%
3 Year-78.8%-78.8%-20.6%-29.2%-3.7%-15.4%
5 Yearn/a0.5%-17.5%15.4%-10.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Comptoir Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Comptoir Group 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: COM (£0.04) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£1.72)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: COM is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Hospitality industry average.

PE vs Market: COM is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate COM's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: COM is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.5x) compared to the GB Hospitality industry average (1x).

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Future Growth

How is Comptoir Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Consumer Services 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 Comptoir 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.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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Past Performance

How has Comptoir Group performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: COM is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: COM is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: COM is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -39.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare COM's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: COM is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Hospitality industry (-10.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: COM has a negative Return on Equity (-6.32%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Comptoir Group's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: COM's short term assets (£7.9M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£7.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: COM's short term assets (£7.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£24.8M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: COM's debt to equity ratio (3%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: COM's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 42.8% to 3% over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable COM has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: COM is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 23.5% per year.

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

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate COM's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate COM'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 COM's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if COM's dividend payments have been increasing.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: COM is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of COM's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.

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


Average board tenure


Chaker Hanna (58yo)





Mr. Chaker Hanna has been the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at Comptoir Group plc since August 16, 2011. Mr. Hanna joined as a Partner in the business in 2010. He has experience within the ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Chaker's total compensation ($USD237.17K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD341.00K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Chaker's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.

Board Members

Chaker Hanna
CEO & Executive Director8.83yrsUK£189.21k18.41% £903.4k
Ahmed Kitous
Founder8.83yrsUK£189.21k47.62% £2.3m
Mark Carrick
CFO, Secretary & Director1.92yrsUK£187.51kno data
Richard Kleiner
Independent Non-Executive Chairman6.25yrsUK£30.00k0.50% £24.4k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: COM's board of directors are considered experienced (7.5 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Comptoir Group plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Comptoir Group plc
  • Ticker: COM
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2000
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: UK£4.907m
  • Shares outstanding: 122.67m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Comptoir Group plc
  • Plantain Place
  • Unit 2
  • London
  • Greater London
  • SE1 1YN
  • United Kingdom


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
COMAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJun 2016


Comptoir Group plc owns and operates restaurants under the Comptoir Libanais and Shawa brand names in the United Kingdom. The company offers Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean cuisine dining. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 27 restaurants and 4 franchises. The company was formerly known as Levant Restaurants Group Limited and changed its name to Comptoir Group plc in June 2016. Comptoir Group plc was founded in 2000 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/03 00:29
End of Day Share Price2020/06/02 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.