Escape Hunt plc engages in escape game business.
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Adequate balance sheet with limited growth.
Share Price & News
How has Escape Hunt's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: ESC's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: ESC underperformed the UK Hospitality industry which returned -20.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ESC underperformed the UK Market which returned -21.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Escape Hunt's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 month ago | Simply Wall StEscape Hunt (LON:ESC) Will Have To Spend Its Cash Wisely
3 months ago | Simply Wall StThe Escape Hunt (LON:ESC) Share Price Is Down 82% So Some Shareholders Are Rather Upset
4 months ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why We're A Bit Worried About Escape Hunt's (LON:ESC) Cash Burn Situation
Is Escape Hunt undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate ESC's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate ESC's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ESC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Hospitality industry average.
PE vs Market: ESC 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 ESC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ESC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.1x) compared to the GB Hospitality industry average (1x).
How is Escape Hunt forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Forecasted annual revenue growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if ESC's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (0.5%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if ESC's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the UK market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: ESC's revenue (40.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (2.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ESC's revenue (40.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if ESC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Escape Hunt performed over the past 5 years?
Last years earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ESC is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: ESC is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: Insufficient data to determine if ESC's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare ESC's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: ESC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Hospitality industry (-10.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: ESC has a negative Return on Equity (-85.86%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Escape Hunt's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ESC's short term assets (£4.5M) exceed its short term liabilities (£1.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: ESC's short term assets (£4.5M) exceed its long term liabilities (£2.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ESC is debt free.
Reducing Debt: ESC has not had any debt for past 5 years.
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: Insufficient data to determine if ESC has enough cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if ESC has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.
What is Escape Hunt's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ESC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ESC's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ESC's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ESC's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ESC's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Mr. Richard Harpham has been Chief Executive Officer and Director at Escape Hunt Plc since May 03, 2017. Mr. Harpham served as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director at Harris + Hoole, responsible f ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Richard's total compensation ($USD263.26K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD330.32K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Richard's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|CEO & Director||2.92yrs||UK£212.00k||0.089% £902.5|
|CFO & Director||0.25yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||2.92yrs||UK£35.00k||0.034% £340.0|
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman||3.92yrs||UK£67.00k||0.20% £2.0k|
|Non-Executive Director||6.25yrs||UK£20.00k||6.66% £67.3k|
Experienced Board: ESC's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.9 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.7%.
Escape Hunt plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Escape Hunt plc
- Ticker: ESC
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 2016
- Industry: Leisure Facilities
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Market Cap: UK£1.010m
- Shares outstanding: 26.93m
- Website: https://www.escapehunt.com
Number of Employees
- Escape Hunt plc
- 3 Pear Place
- Greater London
- SE1 8BT
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ESC||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Jul 2016|
Escape Hunt plc engages in escape game business. The company operates through two segments, The Franchise Business and The Owner-Operated Branch Business. The company develops and operates a network of franchised, licensed, and owner-operated branches and offsite escape the room type games that are physical adventure games in which players are locked in a themed room and have to find clues and solve puzzles in order to escape against a countdown clock. It also engages in game designing, IP licensing, and building interactive experiences. Escape Hunt plc operates in approximately 22 countries. The company was formerly known as Dorcaster Plc and changed its name to Escape Hunt plc in May 2017. Escape Hunt plc was incorporated in 2016 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/04/10 08:08|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/09 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.