ADVFN plc, together with subsidiaries, develops and provides financial information primarily through the Internet and research services in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. More Details
Adequate balance sheet with acceptable track record.
Share Price & News
How has ADVFN's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AFN is more volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AFN's weekly volatility has decreased from 18% to 9% over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of UK stocks.
7 Day Return
GB Capital Markets
1 Year Return
GB Capital Markets
Return vs Industry: AFN exceeded the UK Capital Markets industry which returned 11.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AFN exceeded the UK Market which returned 22.5% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is ADVFN's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
Is ADVFN undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: AFN (£0.69) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.07)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AFN is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AFN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.2x) compared to the UK Capital Markets industry average (13.7x).
PE vs Market: AFN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.2x) compared to the UK market (23.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AFN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AFN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (10x) compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average (1.8x).
How is ADVFN forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Diversified Financials industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as ADVFN has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has ADVFN performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AFN has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: AFN became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AFN has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 25.8% per year.
Accelerating Growth: AFN has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: AFN has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Capital Markets industry (25.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AFN's Return on Equity (24.9%) is considered high.
How is ADVFN's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AFN's short term assets (£1.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£2.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: AFN's short term assets (£1.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (£184.0K).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AFN's debt to equity ratio (9.7%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if AFN's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AFN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (309.9%).
Interest Coverage: AFN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (9.6x coverage).
What is ADVFN current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AFN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AFN'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 AFN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AFN'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 AFN'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?
Clem Chambers (57 yo)
Mr. Clement Hadrian Chambers, also known as Clem, is a Co-Founder of Online Blockchain PLC and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Chambers is a Co-Founder of ADVFN plc and serves as it...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Clem's total compensation ($USD376.85K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD324.01K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Clem's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
ADVFN Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: ADVFN Plc
- Ticker: AFN
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 1989
- Industry: Financial Exchanges and Data
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Market Cap: UK£17.889m
- Shares outstanding: 26.12m
- Website: https://www.advfn.com
Number of Employees
- ADVFN Plc
- Essex Technology Centre
- Suite 27
- CM5 0GA
- United Kingdom
ADVFN plc, together with subsidiaries, develops and provides financial information primarily through the Internet and research services in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. It als...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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