AQX Stock Overview
Aquis Exchange PLC operates as a multilateral trading facility in Europe.
Aquis Exchange Competitors
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£4.40|
|52 Week High||UK£7.33|
|52 Week Low||UK£3.40|
|1 Month Change||13.40%|
|3 Month Change||-11.56%|
|1 Year Change||-35.77%|
|3 Year Change||-9.47%|
|5 Year Change||n/a|
|Change since IPO||18.92%|
Recent News & Updates
|AQX||GB Capital Markets||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: AQX underperformed the UK Capital Markets industry which returned -14.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AQX underperformed the UK Market which returned -6.8% over the past year.
|AQX Average Weekly Movement||4.2%|
|Capital Markets Industry Average Movement||4.6%|
|Market Average Movement||5.4%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.7%|
Stable Share Price: AQX is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AQX's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
|2012||54||Alasdair Frederick Haynes||https://www.aquis.eu|
Aquis Exchange PLC operates as a multilateral trading facility in Europe. The company operates through three segments: Aquis Exchange, Aquis Stock Exchange, and Aquis Technologies. It also provides exchange and regulatory technology to third parties.
Aquis Exchange Fundamentals Summary
|AQX fundamental statistics|
Is AQX overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|AQX income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£11.93m|
Last Reported Earnings
Dec 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.16|
|Net Profit Margin||25.09%|
How did AQX perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is AQX undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 1/6
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 AQX?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is AQX's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does AQX's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|AQX PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
IHP IntegraFin Holdings
MERC Mercia Asset Management
LIV Livermore Investments Group
AQX Aquis Exchange
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: AQX is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (27.8x) compared to the peer average (8.9x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does AQX's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the GB Capital Markets Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: AQX is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (27.8x) compared to the UK Capital Markets industry average (10x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is AQX'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||27.8x|
|Fair PE Ratio||16.8x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: AQX is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (27.8x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.8x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of AQX when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AQX's fair value for valuation analysis.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AQX's fair value for valuation analysis.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price and analysts are within a statistically confident range of agreement.
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How is Aquis Exchange forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Future Growth Score4/6
Future Growth Score 4/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AQX's forecast earnings growth (14.2% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: AQX's earnings (14.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (10% per year).
High Growth Earnings: AQX's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: AQX's revenue (16.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AQX's revenue (16.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: AQX's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (21%)
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How has Aquis Exchange 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: AQX has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: AQX's current net profit margins (25.1%) are higher than last year (8.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AQX has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 78.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: AQX's earnings growth over the past year (339.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (78.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: AQX earnings growth over the past year (339.1%) exceeded the Capital Markets industry 25.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: AQX's Return on Equity (22%) is considered high.
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How is Aquis Exchange's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AQX's short term assets (£17.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (£3.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: AQX's short term assets (£17.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (£3.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AQX is debt free.
Reducing Debt: AQX has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AQX has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: AQX has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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What is Aquis Exchange current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AQX's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AQX'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 AQX's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AQX's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as AQX has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Alasdair Frederick Haynes (62 yo)
Mr. Alasdair Haynes founded Aquis Exchange Plc (formerly known as Aquis Exchange Limited) in 2012 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Haynes serves as an Executive Officer of FIX Protocol Ltd. M...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Alasdair Frederick's total compensation ($USD817.76K) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD336.69K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Alasdair Frederick's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: AQX's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: AQX's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.2 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Aquis Exchange PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Aquis Exchange PLC
- Ticker: AQX
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 2012
- Industry: Financial Exchanges and Data
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Implied Market Cap: UK£117.635m
- Shares outstanding: 27.23m
- Website: https://www.aquis.eu
Number of Employees
- Aquis Exchange PLC
- Floor 2
- 63 Queen Victoria Street
- Greater London
- EC4N 4UA
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/08/08 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/08/08 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.