J D Wetherspoon plc owns and operates pubs and hotels in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
Fair value with limited growth.
Share Price & News
How has J D Wetherspoon's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: JDW's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: JDW underperformed the UK Hospitality industry which returned -23.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: JDW underperformed the UK Market which returned -22.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is J D Wetherspoon's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StAre J D Wetherspoon's (LON:JDW) Statutory Earnings A Good Reflection Of Its Earnings Potential?
1 week ago | Simply Wall StA Sliding Share Price Has Us Looking At J D Wetherspoon plc's (LON:JDW) P/E Ratio
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StNeed To Know: J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) Insiders Have Been Selling Shares
Is J D Wetherspoon 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: JDW (£8.63) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£12.68)
Significantly Below Fair Value: JDW is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: JDW is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.5x) compared to the Hospitality industry average (18.4x).
PE vs Market: JDW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (14.5x) compared to the UK market (12.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: JDW is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: JDW is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.8x) compared to the GB Hospitality industry average (1x).
How is J D Wetherspoon forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: JDW's forecast earnings growth (8.3% per year) is above the savings rate (0.5%).
Earnings vs Market: JDW's earnings (8.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (15.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: JDW's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: JDW's revenue (5.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (2.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: JDW's revenue (5.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: JDW's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (19.9%).
How has J D Wetherspoon performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: JDW has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: JDW's current net profit margins (3.3%) are lower than last year (3.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: JDW's earnings have grown by 9.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: JDW's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: JDW had negative earnings growth (-3.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Hospitality industry average (-3.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: JDW's Return on Equity (19.4%) is considered low.
How is J D Wetherspoon's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: JDW's short term assets (£95.2M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£381.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: JDW's short term assets (£95.2M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£1.5B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: JDW's debt to equity ratio (286.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: JDW's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 309.1% to 286.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: JDW's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19.9%).
Interest Coverage: JDW's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.1x coverage).
Inventory Level: JDW has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: JDW's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.1x debt).
What is J D Wetherspoon's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate JDW's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate JDW'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 JDW's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if JDW's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: JDW is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of JDW'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
John Hutson (54yo)
Mr. John Hutson serves as the Chief Executive Officer of JD Wetherspoon PLC. Mr. Hutson served as Managing Director of JD Wetherspoon plc and also served as its Chief Operating Officer since October 2010. ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD1.29M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.29M).
Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO, Director & Member of Management Board||no data||UK£1.04m||0.13% £1.2m|
|Finance Director||4.42yrs||UK£358.00k||0.0083% £73.7k|
|Executive Director||12.08yrs||UK£589.00k||0.025% £222.9k|
|Non-Executive Director||3.5yrs||UK£53.00k||0.0019% £17.2k|
|Non-Executive Chairman||37.25yrs||UK£341.00k||32.06% £283.2m|
|Non-Executive Director||14.08yrs||UK£53.00k||0.00098% £8.7k|
|Non-Executive Director||11yrs||UK£53.00k||0.0019% £17.2k|
Experienced Board: JDW's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: JDW insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
J D Wetherspoon plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: J D Wetherspoon plc
- Ticker: JDW
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1979
- Industry: Restaurants
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Market Cap: UK£883.364m
- Shares outstanding: 102.42m
- Website: https://www.jdwetherspoon.com
Number of Employees
- J D Wetherspoon plc
- Wetherspoon House
- Central Park
- WD24 4QL
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|JDWP.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Nov 1992|
|JDW||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Nov 1992|
|JDWL||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Nov 1992|
|0QW||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Nov 1992|
|JDWP.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||SPONSORED ADR||US||USD||Jul 1997|
J D Wetherspoon plc owns and operates pubs and hotels in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. As of July 29, 2018, it operated 883 pubs. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Watford, the United Kingdom.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/04/01 20:41|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/01 00:00|
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