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Executive Summary

Seneca Growth Capital VCT plc is a fund of Seneca Partners Limited. More Details

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Snowflake Analysis

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SVCT is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 1% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SVCT's weekly volatility (1%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

3.0%

SVCT

-1.8%

GB Capital Markets

-2.3%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-2.8%

SVCT

15.7%

GB Capital Markets

1.1%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: SVCT underperformed the UK Capital Markets industry which returned 15.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SVCT underperformed the UK Market which returned 1.1% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SVCTIndustryMarket
7 Day3.0%-1.8%-2.3%
30 Day3.0%3.6%1.8%
90 Day1.2%11.3%5.5%
1 Year0.7%-2.8%19.4%15.7%7.2%1.1%
3 Yearn/a51.9%34.7%9.8%-3.3%
5 Yearn/a113.6%78.0%36.9%10.5%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Seneca Growth Capital VCT undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

3.97x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

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

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SVCT is good value based on its PE Ratio (4x) compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average (20.9x).

PE vs Market: SVCT is good value based on its PE Ratio (4x) compared to the UK market (23.8x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SVCT is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.5x) compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average (1.5x).

Future Growth

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

24.4%

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 Seneca Growth Capital VCT 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 Seneca Growth Capital VCT performed over the past 5 years?

47.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SVCT has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SVCT became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SVCT has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 47.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: SVCT has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: SVCT has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Capital Markets industry (-2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: SVCT's Return on Equity (12%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Seneca Growth Capital VCT's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SVCT's short term assets (£5.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (£223.0K).

Long Term Liabilities: SVCT's short term assets (£5.1M) exceed its long term liabilities (£193.0K).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SVCT is debt free.

Reducing Debt: SVCT has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 2.8%.

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

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


Balance Sheet

Dividend

What is Seneca Growth Capital VCT current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

23.88%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SVCT's dividend (23.88%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.48%).

High Dividend: SVCT's dividend (23.88%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.58%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: SVCT's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: SVCT's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (94.8%), SVCT'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

Seneca Growth Capital VCT 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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 18.7%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Seneca Growth Capital VCT plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Seneca Growth Capital VCT plc
  • Ticker: SVCT
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 2001
  • Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Market Cap: UK£10.558m
  • Shares outstanding: 17.18m
  • Website: https://www.senecavct.co.uk

Location

  • Seneca Growth Capital VCT plc
  • 12 The Parks
  • Haydock
  • Newton-Le-Willows
  • WA12 0JQ
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HYGLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPApr 2002
SVCTLSE (London Stock Exchange)New B SharesGBGBPSep 2018

Biography

Seneca Growth Capital VCT plc is a fund of Seneca Partners Limited. The fund specializes in growth capital investments. It invests in emerging biotechnology companies. It prefers to invest in unquoted and ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/03/01 18:43
End of Day Share Price2021/02/26 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.