AIM:AFN

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Market Cap

UK£13.8m

Last Updated

2021/06/20 14:28 UTC

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Company Financials

Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

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 90% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 29% a week.

Volatility Over Time: AFN's weekly volatility has increased from 18% to 29% over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-10.9%

AFN

-0.4%

GB Capital Markets

-1.7%

GB Market


1 Year Return

231.3%

AFN

13.1%

GB Capital Markets

16.0%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: AFN exceeded the UK Capital Markets industry which returned 13.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AFN exceeded the UK Market which returned 16% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

AFNIndustryMarket
7 Day-10.9%-0.4%-1.7%
30 Day-20.9%2.9%0.2%
90 Day68.3%6.6%5.7%
1 Year231.3%231.3%16.3%13.1%21.6%16.0%
3 Year71.0%71.0%38.2%23.2%11.6%-1.3%
5 Year152.4%152.4%121.5%84.0%51.6%23.1%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

31.13x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: AFN (£0.53) 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 (31.1x) compared to the UK Capital Markets industry average (19x).

PE vs Market: AFN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (31.1x) compared to the UK market (24.5x).


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 (7.7x) compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average (2x).


Future Growth

How is ADVFN forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

12.3%

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.


Past Performance

How has ADVFN performed over the past 5 years?

25.8%

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 (13.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: AFN's Return on Equity (24.9%) is considered high.


Financial Health

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).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

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.


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

UK£271k

CEO Compensation


CEO

Clem Chambers (56 yo)

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Tenure

UK£271,000

Compensation

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 ($USD373.93K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD324.25K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Clem's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

ADVFN Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: ADVFN Plc
  • Ticker: AFN
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1989
  • Industry: Financial Exchanges and Data
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Market Cap: UK£13.841m
  • Shares outstanding: 26.12m
  • Website: https://www.advfn.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • ADVFN Plc
  • Essex Technology Centre
  • Suite 27
  • Ongar
  • Essex
  • CM5 0GA
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Biography

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

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/06/20 14:28
End of Day Share Price2021/06/18 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/06/30


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.