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Sportech

LSE:SPO
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with moderate growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
SPO
LSE
£51M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Consumer Services
Company description

Sportech PLC, a sports entertainment company, provides technology solutions for gaming companies, sports teams, and racetracks in the United Kingdom, North America, South America, Europe, and internationally. The last earnings update was 36 days ago. More info.


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  • Sportech has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
SPO Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-3.5%
LSE:SPO
3.2%
GB Hospitality
1.3%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
-67.6%
LSE:SPO
-7.7%
GB Hospitality
-5%
GB Market
SPO Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Sportech (SPO) -3.5% -23.8% -22.2% -67.6% -62.6% -65.8%
GB Hospitality 3.2% 0.4% -1.6% -7.7% 11.1% 30.9%
GB Market 1.3% -1.6% 1.9% -5% 15.8% 2.5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • SPO underperformed the Hospitality industry which returned -7.7% over the past year.
  • SPO underperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned -5% over the past year.
Price Volatility
SPO
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

SPO Value

 Is Sportech undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for Sportech. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is £0.272.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Sportech's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Sportech's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
LSE:SPO PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in GBP £-0.02
LSE:SPO Share Price ** LSE (2019-05-17) in GBP £0.27
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Hospitality Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 34 Publicly-Listed Hospitality Companies 17.95x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 790 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.24x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Sportech.

LSE:SPO PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= LSE:SPO Share Price ÷ EPS (both in GBP)

= 0.27 ÷ -0.02

-11.37x

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  • Sportech is loss making, we can't compare its value to the GB Hospitality industry average.
  • Sportech is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Sportech's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
LSE:SPO PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -11.37x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts
42.3%per year
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Hospitality Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 28 Publicly-Listed Hospitality Companies 2.06x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 573 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.5x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Sportech, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Sportech's assets?
Raw Data
LSE:SPO PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in GBP £0.28
LSE:SPO Share Price * LSE (2019-05-17) in GBP £0.27
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Hospitality Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 54 Publicly-Listed Hospitality Companies 1.39x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,368 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.51x
LSE:SPO PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= LSE:SPO Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in GBP)

= 0.27 ÷ 0.28

0.97x

* Primary Listing of Sportech.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Sportech is good value based on assets compared to the GB Hospitality industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Sportech's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Hospitality industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Hospitality industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Sportech has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SPO Future Performance

 How is Sportech expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

  • No analysts cover Sportech, future earnings growth has been estimated based on fundamentals.
The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
42.3%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Sportech expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Sportech's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 1.2%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Sportech's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
  • Sportech's revenue growth is positive but not above the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
LSE:SPO Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
LSE:SPO Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts 42.3%
LSE:SPO Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 1 Analysts 3.8%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Hospitality Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Hospitality Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.8%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.8%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.9%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
LSE:SPO Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
LSE:SPO Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 71 1
2020-12-31 69 1
2019-12-31 66 1
LSE:SPO Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 64 2 -4
2018-09-30 64 -2 -14
2018-06-30 64 -5 -23
2018-03-31 65 -13 -23
2017-12-31 66 -21 -23
2017-09-30 65 -14 12
2017-06-30 64 -6 47
2017-03-31 64 51 47
2016-12-31 65 107 47
2016-09-30 74 105 24
2016-06-30 84 103 2
2016-03-31 92 57 4

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Sportech's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Sportech's revenue is expected to grow by 3.8% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
LSE:SPO Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Sportech Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

LSE:SPO Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31
2020-12-31
2019-12-31
LSE:SPO Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 -0.02
2018-09-30 -0.07
2018-06-30 -0.12
2018-03-31 -0.12
2017-12-31 -0.12
2017-09-30 0.06
2017-06-30 0.24
2017-03-31 0.23
2016-12-31 0.23
2016-09-30 0.12
2016-06-30 0.01
2016-03-31 0.02

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Sportech will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Sportech's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Sportech has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SPO Past Performance

  How has Sportech performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Sportech's growth in the last year to its industry (Hospitality).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Sportech does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Sportech's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Sportech's 1-year growth to the GB Hospitality industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Sportech's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Sportech Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

LSE:SPO Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 63.72 -4.46 46.07
2018-09-30 64.03 -13.77 48.81
2018-06-30 64.35 -23.09 51.55
2018-03-31 65.31 -22.93 51.63
2017-12-31 66.27 -22.78 51.72
2017-09-30 64.94 12.33 55.92
2017-06-30 63.62 47.43 60.11
2017-03-31 64.21 47.06 52.06
2016-12-31 64.81 46.70 44.01
2016-09-30 74.36 24.15 33.60
2016-06-30 83.90 1.60 23.20
2016-03-31 92.05 4.15 28.85
2015-12-31 100.20 6.70 34.50
2015-09-30 101.35 -39.75 47.60
2015-06-30 102.50 -86.20 60.70
2015-03-31 103.30 -53.75 60.85
2014-12-31 104.10 -21.30 61.00
2014-09-30 106.30 24.50 49.25
2014-06-30 108.50 70.30 37.50
2014-03-31 109.40 36.80 37.50
2013-12-31 110.30 3.30 37.50
2013-06-30 104.40 0.40 34.45
2013-03-31 106.05 0.45 34.55
2012-12-31 107.70 0.50 34.65
2012-09-30 115.25 3.15 37.67
2012-06-30 118.50 5.00 38.20

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Sportech has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Sportech has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the GB Hospitality industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Sportech improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Sportech's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Hospitality industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Sportech has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SPO Health

 How is Sportech's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Sportech's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Sportech is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Sportech's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Sportech's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Sportech has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Sportech Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago.

LSE:SPO Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 52.37 0.00 17.92
2018-09-30 52.37 0.00 17.92
2018-06-30 51.64 0.00 16.44
2018-03-31 51.64 0.00 16.44
2017-12-31 51.21 0.00 18.76
2017-09-30 51.21 0.00 18.76
2017-06-30 122.20 0.00 80.20
2017-03-31 122.20 0.00 80.20
2016-12-31 148.81 0.00 40.90
2016-09-30 148.81 0.00 40.90
2016-06-30 132.30 0.30 39.40
2016-03-31 132.30 0.30 39.40
2015-12-31 126.20 63.50 10.10
2015-09-30 126.20 63.50 10.10
2015-06-30 123.20 69.50 5.30
2015-03-31 123.20 69.50 5.30
2014-12-31 119.80 70.60 6.30
2014-09-30 119.80 70.60 6.30
2014-06-30 208.00 2.10 26.30
2014-03-31 208.00 2.10 26.30
2013-12-31 139.70 68.60 2.60
2013-06-30 139.30 68.60 3.30
2013-03-31 139.30 68.60 3.30
2012-12-31 135.40 70.10 2.90
2012-09-30 135.40 70.40 2.90
2012-06-30 133.90 65.20 2.10
  • Sportech has no debt.
  • Sportech has no debt compared to 5 years ago when it was 48.3%.
  • Sportech has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
  • Sportech has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Sportech's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Sportech has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SPO Dividends

 What is Sportech's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Sportech dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought £2,000 of Sportech shares you are expected to receive £0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Sportech's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Sportech's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
LSE:SPO Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Hospitality Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 32 Stocks 3.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 705 Stocks 4.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.2%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

LSE:SPO Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31
2020-12-31 0.00 1.00
2019-12-31 0.00 1.00

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Sportech has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Sportech's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Sportech's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Sportech has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Sportech's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Sportech's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Sportech afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Sportech has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SPO Management

 What is the CEO of Sportech's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
  • Sportech has no CEO, or we have no data on them.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Sportech management team in years:

3.3
Average Tenure
54.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Sportech management team is about average.
Management Team

Richard McGuire

TITLE
Interim Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
£212K
AGE
52

Tom Hearne

TITLE
CFO & Director
AGE
53
TENURE
1 yrs

Arch Holston

TITLE
Director of Global Operations
TENURE
1.4 yrs

Rich Pingel

TITLE
Chief Legal Officer

Jennifer Conning

TITLE
Chief Marketing Officer
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Karin Smith

TITLE
Human Resources Director
TENURE
6.3 yrs

Ted Taylor

TITLE
President & MD of Sportech Venues
AGE
56

Nicola Rowlands

TITLE
Group Financial Controller

Dan Tanenbaum

TITLE
President of Bump 50:50 - Sportech Racing & Digital
TENURE
10.3 yrs

Lorne Weil

TITLE
COMPENSATION
£20K
AGE
72
TENURE
5.1 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Sportech board of directors in years:

1.2
Average Tenure
52.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Sportech board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Richard McGuire

TITLE
Interim Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
£212K
AGE
52
TENURE
2 yrs

Tom Hearne

TITLE
CFO & Director
AGE
53
TENURE
1 yrs

Giles Vardey

TITLE
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£5K
AGE
61
TENURE
1.4 yrs

Chris Rigg

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
AGE
44
TENURE
0.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (£) Value (£)
16. Nov 18 Buy Richard McGuire Individual 16. Nov 18 16. Nov 18 250,000 £0.41 £101,480
01. Jun 18 Buy Richard Quentin Cooper Individual 01. Jun 18 01. Jun 18 125,000 £0.84 £104,375
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Management checks
We assess Sportech's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Sportech has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SPO News

Simply Wall St News

Have Insiders Been Buying Sportech PLC (LON:SPO) Shares?

View our latest analysis for Sportech The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Sportech In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Richard Quentin Cooper bought UK£104k worth of shares at a price of UK£0.83 per share. … In the last twelve months Sportech insiders were buying shares, but not selling. … LSE:SPO Recent Insider Trading, May 17th 2019 Sportech is not the only stock insiders are buying.

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Such Is Life: How Sportech (LON:SPO) Shareholders Saw Their Shares Drop 59%

Sportech isn't currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. … When a company doesn't make profits, we'd generally expect to see good revenue growth. … That's because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.

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Is Sportech PLC (LON:SPO) A Financially Sound Company?

The direct benefit for Sportech PLC (LON:SPO), which sports a zero-debt capital structure, to include debt in its capital structure is the reduced cost of capital. … However, the trade-off is SPO will have to adhere to stricter debt covenants and have less financial flexibility. … Is financial flexibility worth the lower cost of capital

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Did Sportech PLC (LON:SPO) Insiders Buy Up More Shares?

For example, a Harvard University study found that 'insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.'? … Sportech Insider Transactions Over The Last Year. … That means that even when the share price was higher, an insider wanted to purchase shares

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Does Market Volatility Impact Sportech PLC's (LON:SPO) Share Price?

Beta is a widely used metric to measure a stock's exposure to market risk (volatility). … Before we go on, it's worth noting that Warren Buffett pointed out in his 2014 letter to shareholders that 'volatility is far from synonymous with risk.' Having said that, beta can still be rather useful. … A stock with a beta greater than one is more sensitive to broader market movements than a stock with a beta of less than one.

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What does Sportech PLC's (LON:SPO) Balance Sheet Tell Us About Its Future?

The direct benefit for Sportech PLC (LON:SPO), which sports a zero-debt capital structure, to include debt in its capital structure is the reduced cost of capital. … However, the trade-off is SPO will have to adhere to stricter debt covenants and have less financial flexibility. … Does SPO's growth rate justify its decision for financial flexibility over lower cost of capital.

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What Does Sportech PLC's (LON:SPO) Share Price Indicate?

As a small cap stock, hardly covered by any analysts, there is generally more of an opportunity for mispricing as there is less activity to push the stock closer to fair value? … Is there still an opportunity here to buy. … Today I will analyse the most recent data on Sportech’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists

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Should Sportech PLC's (LON:SPO) Recent Earnings Decline Worry You?

See our latest analysis for Sportech How Well Did SPO Perform? … I prefer to use data from the most recent 12 months, which annualizes the latest 6-month earnings release, or some times, the latest annual report is already the most recent financial data. … For Sportech, its latest trailing-twelve-month earnings is -UK£22.78M, which, relative to last year’s level, has turned from positive to negative.

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What Does Sportech PLC's (LON:SPO) Ownership Structure Look Like?

In this article, I'm going to take a look at Sportech PLC’s (LSE:SPO) latest ownership structure, a non-fundamental factor which is important, but remains a less discussed subject among investors. … See our latest analysis for Sportech LSE:SPO Ownership_summary May 9th 18 Institutional Ownership SPO's 91.39% institutional ownership seems enough to cause large share price movements in the case of significant share sell-off or acquisitions by institutions, particularly when there is a low level of public shares available on the market to trade. … Thus, investors not need worry too much about the consequences of these holdings.Next Steps: SPO's considerably high level of institutional ownership calls for further analysis into its margin of safety.

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Have Investors Priced In Sportech PLC's (LON:SPO) Growth?

This is because Sportech’s beta (a measure of share price volatility) is high, meaning its price movements will be exaggerated relative to the rest of the market. … Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. … If you are no longer interested in Sportech, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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SPO Company Info

Description

Sportech PLC, a sports entertainment company, provides technology solutions for gaming companies, sports teams, and racetracks in the United Kingdom, North America, South America, Europe, and internationally. It operates thorough Sportech Racing and Digital, Sportech Venues, and Corporate Costs segments. The Sportech Racing and Digital segment provides pari-mutuel wagering services and systems, principally to the horseracing industry. The Sportech Venues segment manages off-track betting venues. It serves customers under the Bobby V’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, Bump 50:50, Runnerz, Sportech Racing/Digital, Striders, and Winners and MyWinners.com brands. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: Sportech PLC
SPO
Exchange: LSE
Founded: 1923
£51,340,341
188,751,257
Website: http://www.sportechplc.com
Address: Sportech PLC
20 Balderton Street,
London,
Greater London, W1K 6TL,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
LSE SPO Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange GB GBP 26. Mar 1993
OTCPK SPOZ.F Ordinary Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 26. Mar 1993
DB ROEA Ordinary Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 26. Mar 1993
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
542
Sportech employees.
Industry
Casinos and Gaming
Consumer Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/05/18 21:27
End of day share price update: 2019/05/17 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/03/21
Last earnings filing: 2019/04/12
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.