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Market Cap

UK£35.9m

Last Updated

2021/05/15 21:50 UTC

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Company Financials

Executive Summary

Escape Hunt plc provides live escape-the-room experiences in the United Kingdom and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Imperfect balance sheet and overvalued.

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 is more volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 11% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ESC's weekly volatility (11%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of UK stocks.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-6.9%

ESC

-3.9%

GB Hospitality

-1.2%

GB Market


1 Year Return

458.6%

ESC

58.7%

GB Hospitality

27.6%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: ESC exceeded the UK Hospitality industry which returned 58.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ESC exceeded the UK Market which returned 27.6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ESCIndustryMarket
7 Day-6.9%-3.9%-1.2%
30 Day3.8%-2.5%1.0%
90 Day72.3%9.8%6.8%
1 Year458.6%458.6%62.8%58.7%33.1%27.6%
3 Year-65.1%-65.1%6.9%-2.7%11.1%-1.6%
5 Yearn/a32.5%11.6%48.8%20.8%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Escape Hunt undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

2.17x

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 UK 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 (2.2x) compared to the GB Hospitality industry average (2.4x).


Future Growth

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

60.3%

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 Escape Hunt 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.


Past Performance

How has Escape Hunt performed over the past 5 years?

-13.7%

Historical annual 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: ESC is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 13.7% per year.

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 (-72.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: ESC has a negative Return on Equity (-118.54%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is Escape Hunt's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ESC's short term assets (£1.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£2.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: ESC's short term assets (£1.6M) do not cover 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.


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: 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.


Dividend

What is Escape Hunt 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 recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ESC'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 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.


Next Steps

Management

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

4.0yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Richard Harpham

4yrs

Tenure

UK£240,000

Compensation

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 ($USD338.19K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD340.30K).

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


Board Members

Experienced Board: ESC's board of directors are considered experienced (4 years average tenure).


Ownership

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 been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 229.1%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Escape Hunt plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Escape Hunt plc
  • Ticker: ESC
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2016
  • Industry: Leisure Facilities
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: UK£35.891m
  • Shares outstanding: 88.62m
  • Website: https://www.escapehunt.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Escape Hunt plc
  • Belmont House
  • Station Way
  • Crawley
  • West Sussex
  • RH10 1JA
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Biography

Escape Hunt plc provides live escape-the-room experiences in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company develops and operates a network of franchised, licensed, and owner-operated branches and off...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/05/15 21:50
End of Day Share Price2021/05/14 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
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.