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Executive Summary

William Hill plc provides sports betting and gaming services in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Acceptable track record and slightly overvalued.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

9.8%

WMH

-1.3%

GB Hospitality

0.08%

GB Market


1 Year Return

18.4%

WMH

-35.2%

GB Hospitality

-13.9%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: WMH exceeded the UK Hospitality industry which returned -35.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WMH exceeded the UK Market which returned -13.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WMHIndustryMarket
7 Day9.8%-1.3%0.08%
30 Day33.6%3.8%0.4%
90 Day63.5%2.0%-1.5%
1 Year20.0%18.4%-33.2%-35.2%-10.4%-13.9%
3 Year-1.8%-13.7%-20.3%-27.5%-4.3%-16.0%
5 Year-22.7%-37.3%1.4%-16.5%23.0%-4.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is William Hill undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

12.65x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WMH (£2.19) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£1.9)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WMH is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WMH is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.7x) compared to the GB Hospitality industry average (19.4x).

PE vs Market: WMH is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.7x) compared to the UK market (17.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: WMH's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WMH is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.8x) compared to the GB Hospitality industry average (1.1x).


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Future Growth

How is William Hill forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?

-4.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WMH's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-4.6% per year).

Earnings vs Market: WMH's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-4.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: WMH's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: WMH's revenue (12.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (6.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WMH's revenue (12.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: WMH's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.3%).


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Past Performance

How has William Hill performed over the past 5 years?

-36.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WMH has a large one-off gain of £146.9M impacting its June 30 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: WMH's current net profit margins (11.5%) are higher than last year (1.3%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WMH's earnings have declined by 36.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: WMH's earnings growth over the past year (619%) exceeds its 5-year average (-36.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: WMH earnings growth over the past year (619%) exceeded the Hospitality industry -15.1%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst WMH's Return on Equity (21.55%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.


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Financial Health

How is William Hill's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WMH's short term assets (£1.0B) exceed its short term liabilities (£663.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: WMH's short term assets (£1.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities (£1.1B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WMH's debt to equity ratio (129.3%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: WMH's debt to equity ratio has increased from 59.1% to 129.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WMH's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (16.4%).

Interest Coverage: WMH's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.6x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is William Hill current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.30%

Forecast Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

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


Future Payout to Shareholders

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

1.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Ulrik Bengtsson (48 yo)

1

Tenure

UK£868,819

Compensation

Mr. Ulrik Bengtsson has ben Chief Executive Officer of William Hill plc since September 30, 2019. Mr. Bengtsson serves as Director of William Hill plc since September 5, 2019. Mr. Bengtsson was the Group a ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ulrik's total compensation ($USD1.13M) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD2.41M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Ulrik's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Ulrik Bengtsson
CEO & Executive Director1yrUK£868.82k0.012%
£ 284.1k
Matthew Ashley
CFO & Executive Director0.42yrno data0.029%
£ 668.2k
Phillip Feuvre
Interim Chief Operating Officer1.67yrsno datano data
Satty Bhens
Chief Product & Technology Officer0.83yrno datano data
Louise Turner-Smith
Director of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Simon Callander
General Counsel & Company Secretaryno datano datano data
Alison Cole
Director of Corporate Communicationsno datano datano data
Crispin Nieboer
Group Corporate Development Director2.67yrsno datano data
Charlotte Emery
Global Brand & Marketing Director1.83yrsno datano data
Karen Myers
Chief Human Resources Officer5.42yrsno datano data
Nicola Frampton
Managing Director of UK Retailno datano datano data
Patrick Jonker
Online International Managing Directorno datano datano data

1.7yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: WMH's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Ulrik Bengtsson
CEO & Executive Director1yrUK£868.82k0.012%
£ 284.1k
Matthew Ashley
CFO & Executive Director0.42yrno data0.029%
£ 668.2k
Roger Devlin
Chairman2.42yrsUK£297.96k0.0091%
£ 208.7k
Gordon Wilson
Independent Non-Executive Director1.67yrsUK£55.00k0.0040%
£ 91.7k
Robin Terrell
Independent Non-Executive Director3.67yrsUK£71.44k0.0014%
£ 32.3k
Mark David Brooker
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director1.83yrsUK£88.00k0.0014%
£ 31.2k
Jane Hanson
Independent Non-Executive Director1.17yrsUK£27.50kno data
Lynne Weedall
Independent Non-Executive Director1.17yrsUK£31.61k0.0011%
£ 26.1k

1.4yrs

Average Tenure

51.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: WMH's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.4 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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 20.1%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

William Hill plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: William Hill plc
  • Ticker: WMH
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1934
  • Industry: Casinos and Gaming
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: UK£2.293b
  • Shares outstanding: 1.05b
  • Website: https://www.williamhillplc.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • William Hill plc
  • 1 Bedford Avenue
  • London
  • Greater London
  • WC1B 3AU
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WHIDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJun 2002
WMHLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJun 2002
WIMH.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJun 2002
WMHLBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJun 2002
WIMH.YOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)ADR-ORD SHSUSUSDJul 2008

Biography

William Hill plc provides sports betting and gaming services in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. It operates through Retail, Online, US Existing, US Expansion, and Other segments ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/09/21 04:29
End of Day Share Price2020/09/18 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
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.