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Executive Summary

HICL Infrastructure PLC specializes in direct and fund of funds investments. More Details


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Share Price & News

How has HICL Infrastructure's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: HICL is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: HICL's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-1.8%

HICL

-1.7%

GB Capital Markets

-2.3%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-3.3%

HICL

15.5%

GB Capital Markets

1.1%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: HICL underperformed the UK Capital Markets industry which returned 13.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HICL underperformed the UK Market which returned -0.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

HICLIndustryMarket
7 Day-1.8%-1.7%-2.3%
30 Day-3.3%2.8%-0.1%
90 Day-2.3%11.9%4.2%
1 Year1.5%-3.3%19.2%15.5%7.1%1.1%
3 Year33.4%16.4%50.7%33.5%9.7%-3.4%
5 Year34.5%6.7%111.8%76.1%36.9%10.5%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

41.79x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: HICL (£1.66) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£1.5)

Significantly Below Fair Value: HICL is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HICL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (41.8x) compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average (21.2x).

PE vs Market: HICL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (41.8x) compared to the UK market (24x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HICL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average (1.6x).

Future Growth

How is HICL Infrastructure forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

23.8%

Forecasted Diversified Financials industry annual growth in earnings


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if HICL's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (1%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if HICL's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the UK market

High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if HICL's revenue is forecast to grow faster than the UK market.

High Growth Revenue: Insufficient data to determine if HICL's revenue is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: HICL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8.7%).

Past Performance

How has HICL Infrastructure performed over the past 5 years?

-6.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HICL has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: HICL's current net profit margins (97%) are lower than last year (97.2%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HICL's earnings have declined by 6.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: HICL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: HICL had negative earnings growth (-56.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Capital Markets industry average (-1.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: HICL's Return on Equity (2.5%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is HICL Infrastructure's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HICL's short term assets (£600.0K) do not cover its short term liabilities (£800.0K).

Long Term Liabilities: HICL has no long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HICL is debt free.

Reducing Debt: HICL has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 1.4%.

Debt Coverage: HICL has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: HICL has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

Dividend

What is HICL Infrastructure current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

4.98%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: HICL's dividend (4.98%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.48%).

High Dividend: HICL's dividend (4.98%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.52%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: HICL's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: HICL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (207.2%), HICL's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

Management

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


CEO

HICL Infrastructure has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.9%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

HICL Infrastructure PLC's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: HICL Infrastructure PLC
  • Ticker: HICL
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 2018
  • Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Market Cap: UK£3.223b
  • Shares outstanding: 1.94b
  • Website: https://www.hicl.com

Location

  • HICL Infrastructure PLC
  • 12 Charles II Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • SW1Y 4QU
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HICLLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPMar 2006
HICLLBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPMar 2006
2U4BST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURMar 2006
2U4DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURMar 2006

Biography

HICL Infrastructure PLC specializes in direct and fund of funds investments. For direct investments, it seeks to invest in infrastructure projects. It invests in project companies which have not yet comple...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/02/27 20:33
End of Day Share Price2021/02/26 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
Annual Earnings2020/03/31


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.