LSE:AUCT

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Auctus Growth plc focuses on investing in unquoted companies or businesses that seek a public quotation.

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Fundamentals

Overvalued with worrying balance sheet.

Share Price & News

How has Auctus Growth's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-5.6%

AUCT

-0.9%

GB Capital Markets

0.08%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-6.9%

AUCT

21.1%

GB Capital Markets

3.5%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: AUCT underperformed the UK Capital Markets industry which returned 21.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AUCT underperformed the UK Market which returned 3.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

AUCTIndustryMarket
7 Day-5.6%-0.9%0.08%
30 Day-5.6%-3.2%-1.3%
90 Day4.7%3.1%-2.2%
1 Year-6.9%-6.9%24.1%21.1%9.0%3.5%
3 Year-16.3%-16.3%77.7%65.1%18.1%3.1%
5 Year-52.5%-52.5%148.1%118.7%36.2%5.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

1x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AUCT's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AUCT's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AUCT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Capital Markets industry average.

PE vs Market: AUCT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AUCT's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AUCT is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average (1.3x).


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Future Growth

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

17.9%

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 Auctus Growth 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.


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Past Performance

How has Auctus Growth performed over the past 5 years?

30.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AUCT is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 30.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare AUCT's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: AUCT is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Capital Markets industry (4.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: AUCT has a negative Return on Equity (-6.1%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: AUCT is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Assets is negative.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: AUCT is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Capital Employed is negative.


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Financial Health

How is Auctus Growth's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)


Financial Position Analysis


Debt to Equity History and Analysis


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: AUCT has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if AUCT's debt is covered by short term assets.


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: AUCT has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: AUCT has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 8.4% each year


Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: AUCT's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if AUCT has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: AUCT reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if AUCT has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: AUCT has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if AUCT has an appropriate level of bad loans.


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Dividend

What is Auctus Growth's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%2.0%markettop25%5.4%industryaverage2.2%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AUCT's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AUCT's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AUCT'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 AUCT's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.


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Management

What is the CEO of Auctus Growth's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

5.4yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Auctus Growth has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


Board Age and Tenure

5.4yrs

Average Tenure

64yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: AUCT's board of directors are considered experienced (5.4 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Charlie Cannon-Brookes (43yo)

    Founder & Director

    • Tenure: 5.4yrs
  • Ross Ainger

    Company Secretary

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Charlie Cannon-Brookes (43yo)

    Founder & Director

    • Tenure: 5.4yrs
  • Malcolm Burne (75yo)

    Chairman

    • Tenure: 5.4yrs
  • Nathan Steinberg (64yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 5.3yrs

Company Information

Auctus Growth PLC's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Auctus Growth PLC
  • Ticker: AUCT
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Market Cap: UK£894.114k
  • Shares outstanding: 2.67m
  • Website: https://www.auctusgrowthplc.co.uk

Number of Employees


Location

  • Auctus Growth PLC
  • 47-48 Piccadilly
  • 1st Floor
  • London
  • Greater London
  • W1J 7LD
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AUCTLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPAug 2014

Biography

Auctus Growth plc focuses on investing in unquoted companies or businesses that seek a public quotation. The company is based in London, the United Kingdom. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/22 21:30
End of Day Share Price2019/10/22 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.