AIM:MLVN

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Executive Summary

Malvern International plc, an investment holding company, provides educational consultancy services in the United Kingdom and Singapore. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Weak fundamentals or lack of information.

Share Price & News

How has Malvern International's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-8.0%

MLVN

1.5%

GB Consumer Services

0.1%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-93.8%

MLVN

34.3%

GB Consumer Services

-15.4%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: MLVN underperformed the UK Consumer Services industry which returned 34% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MLVN underperformed the UK Market which returned -16.6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

MLVNIndustryMarket
7 Day-8.0%1.5%0.1%
30 Day-11.5%1.6%1.1%
90 Day-20.7%17.4%-2.0%
1 Year-93.8%-93.8%36.7%34.3%-12.1%-15.4%
3 Year-96.0%-96.0%5.6%-0.05%-8.4%-19.7%
5 Year-93.9%-93.9%23.2%-10.5%16.4%-9.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Malvern International undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether Malvern International is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as Malvern International has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of MLVN's management and see if the CEO's compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don't know where to start, we recommend reading through Malvern International regulatory filings.
  • Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Consumer Services industry.

Future Growth

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

27.5%

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 Malvern International 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.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of MLVN’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • Malvern International competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Consumer Services industry.

Past Performance

How has Malvern International performed over the past 5 years?

-6.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: MLVN is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: MLVN is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MLVN is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 6.3% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: MLVN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Services industry (39.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: MLVN's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


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Financial Health

How is Malvern International's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: MLVN has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: MLVN has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: MLVN has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: MLVN's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.


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 MLVN has enough cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if MLVN has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

What is Malvern International current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

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


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of MLVN'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?

4.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Richard Christopher Mace (40 yo)

0.33

Tenure

Mr. Richard Christopher Mace has been Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at Malvern International plc since June 30, 2020. Mr. Mace holds Directorship in Communicate English School Limited. Mr. ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Richard Christopher Mace
CEO & Executive Director0.33yrno data0.46%
£ 7.9k
Bharat Guha
Group Chief Financial Officer2.75yrsno datano data
Lin Wei
Group Chief Operating Officerno datano datano data
Muthu Krishnan
Managing Director of Malvern International Malaysiano datano datano data
Warith Kharusi
Managing Director of Global Institute for Management & Technology/ Malvern House Omanno datano datano data
Rakesh Shah
Group Head of Financeno datano datano data
Chee Chong
Chief Executive Officer of AEC College Singapore8.42yrsno datano data
William Dowling
Chief Executive Officer of Malvern House International6.33yrsno datano data
Chia Tan
Chief Financial Officer of AEC College Singapore and Head of Human Resources - AEC College Singaporeno datano datano data

4.5yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: MLVN's management team is considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Richard Christopher Mace
CEO & Executive Director0.33yrno data0.46%
£ 7.9k
Mark Westcombe Elliott
Independent Non-Executive Chairman1yrUK£18.25kno data
Alan M. Carroll
Independent Non-Executive Director1yrUK£5.75k0.17%
£ 3.0k

1.0yrs

Average Tenure

61yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: MLVN's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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 475.2%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Malvern International plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Malvern International plc
  • Ticker: MLVN
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1980
  • Industry: Education Services
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: UK£1.710m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.49b
  • Website: https://www.malverninternational.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Malvern International plc
  • 200 Pentonville Road
  • London
  • Greater London
  • N1 9JP
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
MLVNAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPDec 2004

Biography

Malvern International plc, an investment holding company, provides educational consultancy services in the United Kingdom and Singapore. The company operates colleges, including Malvern House London; Malve ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/23 20:49
End of Day Share Price2020/10/23 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
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.