AFN Stock Overview
ADVFN Plc, together with subsidiaries, develops and provides financial information primarily through the Internet and research services.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£0.53|
|52 Week High||UK£0.95|
|52 Week Low||UK£0.47|
|1 Month Change||-8.70%|
|3 Month Change||2.94%|
|1 Year Change||-28.57%|
|3 Year Change||69.36%|
|5 Year Change||40.00%|
|Change since IPO||-96.50%|
Recent News & Updates
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|AFN||GB Capital Markets||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: AFN underperformed the UK Capital Markets industry which returned -19.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AFN underperformed the UK Market which returned -14.6% over the past year.
|AFN Average Weekly Movement||3.4%|
|Capital Markets Industry Average Movement||4.1%|
|Market Average Movement||5.3%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.6%|
Stable Share Price: AFN is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AFN's weekly volatility has decreased from 11% to 3% over the past year.
About the Company
ADVFN Plc, together with subsidiaries, develops and provides financial information primarily through the Internet and research services. The company offers stock, crypto, forex, and commodity market information to the private investors in the United Kingdom, the United States, Brazil, Italy, and other international retail markets. It also develops and explores ancillary Internet sites; and operates an Internet dating Website, and financial information Website, as well as provides office services, and brokerage and software development services.
ADVFN Fundamentals Summary
|AFN fundamental statistics|
Is AFN overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|AFN income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£370.00k|
Last Reported Earnings
Dec 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.059|
|Net Profit Margin||17.19%|
How did AFN perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.9%Current Dividend Yield
Is AFN undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for AFN?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is AFN's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does AFN's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|AFN PE Ratio vs Peers|
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Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: AFN is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.9x) compared to the peer average (36.5x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does AFN's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the GB Capital Markets Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: AFN is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.9x) compared to the UK Capital Markets industry average (11.1x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is AFN's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||8.9x|
|Fair PE Ratio||n/a|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AFN's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of AFN when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: AFN (£0.53) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.08)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AFN is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.
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How is ADVFN forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
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.
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How has ADVFN performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score5/6
Past Performance Score 5/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AFN has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: AFN's current net profit margins (17.2%) are higher than last year (5.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AFN has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 40.2% per year.
Accelerating Growth: AFN's earnings growth over the past year (255.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (40.2% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: AFN earnings growth over the past year (255.3%) exceeded the Capital Markets industry 13.9%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: AFN's Return on Equity (46.1%) is considered outstanding.
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How is ADVFN's financial position?
Financial Health Score5/6
Financial Health Score 5/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AFN's short term assets (£2.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (£2.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: AFN's short term assets (£2.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (£84.0K).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AFN has more cash than its total debt.
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 (2725%).
Interest Coverage: AFN earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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What is ADVFN current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 3/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
|ADVFN Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Market Bottom 25% (GB)||2.1%|
|Market Top 25% (GB)||6.1%|
|Industry Average (Capital Markets)||3.6%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (ADVFN)||n/a|
Notable Dividend: AFN's dividend (2.86%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (2.09%).
High Dividend: AFN's dividend (2.86%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.9%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Too early to tell whether AFN's dividend payments have been stable as they only just started paying a dividend.
Growing Dividend: Too early to tell if AFN's dividend payments are increasing as they only just started paying a dividend.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (37.6%), AFN's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonably low cash payout ratio (33.7%), AFN's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jon Mullins (52 yo)
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CEO Compensation Analysis
|Jon Mullins's Compensation vs ADVFN Earnings|
|Date||Total Comp.||Salary||Company Earnings|
|Dec 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2021||UK£325k||UK£312k|
|Mar 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2020||UK£167k||UK£167k|
|Mar 31 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2019||UK£246k||UK£243k|
|Mar 31 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2018||UK£258k||UK£248k|
|Mar 31 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2017||UK£264k||UK£258k|
|Mar 31 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2016||UK£199k||UK£198k|
Compensation vs Market: Jon's total compensation ($USD349.41K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD326.24K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jon's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: AFN's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: AFN's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.4 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
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.
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
ADVFN Plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: ADVFN Plc
- Ticker: AFN
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 1989
- Industry: Financial Exchanges and Data
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Implied Market Cap: UK£13.816m
- Shares outstanding: 26.32m
- Website: https://www.advfn.com
Number of Employees
- ADVFN Plc
- Essex Technology Centre
- Ongar Business Centre
- CM5 0GA
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|AFN||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Mar 2000|
|AVFC.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Mar 2000|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/09/27 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/27 00:00|
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.