AIM:WEY

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Executive Summary

Wey Education plc provides online educational services using an Internet-based platform to deliver teaching to students at primary, secondary, and of sixth-form age worldwide.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and slightly overvalued.

Share Price & News

How has Wey Education's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: WEY has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

4.3%

WEY

6.2%

GB Consumer Services

2.7%

GB Market


1 Year Return

165.2%

WEY

-20.3%

GB Consumer Services

-7.6%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: WEY exceeded the UK Consumer Services industry which returned -20.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WEY exceeded the UK Market which returned -10.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WEYIndustryMarket
7 Day4.3%6.2%2.7%
30 Day2.6%-0.7%2.9%
90 Day6.7%3.5%11.5%
1 Year165.2%165.2%-19.8%-20.3%-3.7%-7.6%
3 Year1.6%1.6%4.5%-1.0%-2.7%-14.6%
5 Year433.3%433.3%-43.3%-57.7%21.0%-6.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Wey Education undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WEY (£0.24) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£0.99)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WEY is poor value based on its PE Ratio (75.2x) compared to the XE Consumer Services industry average (16.2x).

PE vs Market: WEY is poor value based on its PE Ratio (75.2x) compared to the UK market (16.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WEY is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.3x) compared to the GB Consumer Services industry average (2.1x).


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Future Growth

How is Wey Education forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

21.2%

Forecasted annual revenue growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if WEY's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (1.2%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if WEY'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: WEY's revenue (21.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WEY's revenue (21.2% 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 WEY's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Wey Education performed over the past 5 years?

29.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WEY has a large one-off gain of £135.2K impacting its February 29 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: WEY became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WEY has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 29.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: WEY has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: WEY has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Services industry (57.7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WEY's Return on Equity (6.9%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Wey Education's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WEY's short term assets (£8.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (£4.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: WEY's short term assets (£8.0M) exceed its long term liabilities (£129.0K).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WEY is debt free.

Reducing Debt: WEY has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 84.2%.

Debt Coverage: WEY has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: WEY has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Wey Education current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.35%

Forecast Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WEY'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 WEY's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.


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Management

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

2.0yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Jacqui Daniell (59 yo)

no data

Tenure

UK£147,193

Compensation

Mrs. Jacqueline Karen Daniell, also known as Jacqui, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Wey Education Plc since April 2019 and has been its Executive Director since October 31, 2016 and was its Interi ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jacqui's total compensation ($USD192.03K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD350.52K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jacqui's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jacqueline Daniell
CEO & Executive Directorno dataUK£147.19k7.45%
£ 2.5m
Barry Nichols-Grey
Executive Director of Finance1.83yrsUK£92.83k0.032%
£ 10.5k
Anthony Knowles
HR Director & Executive Director2.25yrsUK£92.84k0.048%
£ 16.0k
Sara de Freitas
Executive Director0.58yrno datano data
Barrie Reginald Whipp
Chairman of the Board1.75yrsUK£43.16k0.36%
£ 120.0k
John Edward Bridges
Senior Independent Non-Executive Directorno dataUK£15.00k0.36%
£ 120.0k
Elizabeth Sidwell
Member of Academic Advisory Board3.58yrsno datano data

2.0yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: WEY's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2 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: WEY insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5.5%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Wey Education plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Wey Education plc
  • Ticker: WEY
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2007
  • Industry: Education Services
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: UK£33.235m
  • Shares outstanding: 138.48m
  • Website: https://www.weyeducation.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Wey Education plc
  • 10 Orange Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • WC2H 7DQ
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WEYAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPApr 2011

Biography

Wey Education plc provides online educational services using an Internet-based platform to deliver teaching to students at primary, secondary, and of sixth-form age worldwide. It operates two school brands ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/12 20:54
End of Day Share Price2020/08/12 00:00
Earnings2020/02/29
Annual Earnings2019/08/31


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.