LSE:SPO

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

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.

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Fundamentals

Flawless balance sheet with moderate growth potential.

Risks

  • Sportech is covered by less than 3 analysts.

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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.6%

LSE:SPO

1.8%

GB Hospitality

0.2%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-53.0%

LSE:SPO

-1.6%

GB Hospitality

-2.0%

GB Market

SPO underperformed the Hospitality industry which returned -1.6% over the past year.

SPO underperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned -2% over the past year.


Share holder returns

SPOIndustryMarket
7 Day1.6%1.8%0.2%
30 Day9.5%4.5%1.1%
90 Day-4.9%3.9%0.1%
1 Year-53.0%-53.0%1.9%-1.6%2.4%-2.0%
3 Year-30.0%-49.2%23.3%11.4%27.2%11.2%
5 Year-47.3%-61.8%67.5%42.9%34.0%6.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

1.21x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Unable to calculate intrinsic value for Sportech to establish if it is available at moderate discount.

Unable to calculate intrinsic value for Sportech to establish if it is available at substantial discount.


Price Based on Earnings

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

Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Sportech, we can't assess if its growth is good value.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Sportech is good value based on assets compared to the GB Hospitality industry average.


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Future Growth

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

42.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Sportech's revenue is expected to grow by 3.8% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

Sportech's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.

Sportech's revenue growth is positive but not above the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.

Sportech's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.

Sportech's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 1.2%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Unable to establish if Sportech will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.


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Past Performance

How has Sportech performed over the past 5 years?

-7.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

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.


Return on Equity

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.


Return on Assets

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.


Return on Capital Employed

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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Financial Health

How is Sportech's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

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.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

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.


Balance Sheet

High level of physical assets or inventory.

Sportech has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

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.

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

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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Management

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

0.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Richard McGuire (53yo)

UK£380,000

Compensation

Mr. Richard Anthony McGuire serves as the President of Tavistock Europe. Mr. McGuire has been the Chief Executive Officer at Sportech PLC since July 2, 2019 and was its Interim Executive Chairman since Nov ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Richard's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Richard's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.


Management Age and Tenure

0.8yrs

Average Tenure

53.5yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the Sportech management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.


Insider Trading

More shares have been bought than sold by Sportech individual insiders in the past 3 months, but not in substantial volumes.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUK£43,42003 Jul 19
Richard McGuire
EntityIndividual
Role
CEO & Lead Director
Lead Director
Shares130,000
Max PriceUK£0.33
BuyUK£101,48016 Nov 18
Richard McGuire
EntityIndividual
Role
CEO & Lead Director
Lead Director
Shares250,000
Max PriceUK£0.41

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Raj Sanjanwala

    Chief Technology Officer

    • Tenure: 0.5yrs
  • Ted Taylor (57yo)

    President & MD of Sportech Venues

  • Tom Hearne (54yo)

    CFO & Director

    • Tenure: 1.2yrs
    • Compensation: £185.00k
  • Nicola Rowlands

    Group Financial Controller

  • Karin Smith

    Human Resources Director

    • Tenure: 6.5yrs
  • Jennifer Conning

    Chief Marketing Officer

    • Tenure: 1.5yrs
  • Julian Bewley

    Chief Commercial Officer

    • Tenure: 0.1yrs
  • Richard McGuire (53yo)

    CEO & Lead Director

    • Compensation: £380.00k
  • Rich Pingel

    Chief Legal Officer

  • Andrew Lindley (48yo)

    Chief Operating Officer

    • Tenure: 0.1yrs

Board Members

  • Tom Hearne (54yo)

    CFO & Director

    • Tenure: 1.2yrs
    • Compensation: £185.00k
  • Giles Vardey (62yo)

    Non-Executive Chairman

    • Compensation: £60.00k
  • Richard McGuire (53yo)

    CEO & Lead Director

    • Compensation: £380.00k
  • Chris Rigg (45yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0.5yrs

Company Information

Sportech PLC's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Sportech PLC
  • Ticker: SPO
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1923
  • Industry: casinos and gaming
  • Sector: consumer services
  • Market Cap: UK£64.081m
  • Shares outstanding: 188.75m
  • Website: Click here

Number of Employees


Location

  • Sportech PLC
  • 20 Balderton Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • W1K 6TL
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SPOLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPMar 1993
SPOZ.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDMar 1993
ROEADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURMar 1993

Biography

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 international ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/07/21 22:53
End of Day Share Price2019/07/19 00:00
Earnings2018/12/31
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.