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Walker Crips GroupLSE:WCW Stock Report

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17 Jan, 2022


Company Financials
WCW fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance1/6
Financial Health6/6

WCW Stock Overview

Walker Crips Group plc provides financial products and services to private and professional clients in the United Kingdom.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Walker Crips Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£0.33
52 Week HighUK£0.38
52 Week LowUK£0.24
1 Month Change-1.49%
3 Month Change8.20%
1 Year Change24.53%
3 Year Change0%
5 Year Change-17.50%
Change since IPO39.44%

Recent News & Updates

Feb 15
What Can We Make Of Walker Crips Group's (LON:WCW) CEO Compensation?

What Can We Make Of Walker Crips Group's (LON:WCW) CEO Compensation?

This article will reflect on the compensation paid to Sean Lam who has served as CEO of Walker Crips Group plc...

Dec 22
Are Insiders Buying Walker Crips Group plc (LON:WCW) Stock?

Are Insiders Buying Walker Crips Group plc (LON:WCW) Stock?

We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. On the other hand, we'd be...

Shareholder Returns

WCWGB Capital MarketsGB Market

Return vs Industry: WCW exceeded the UK Capital Markets industry which returned -1.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WCW exceeded the UK Market which returned 8.7% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is WCW's price volatile compared to industry and market?
WCW volatility
WCW Average Weekly Movement3.3%
Capital Markets Industry Average Movement4.1%
Market Average Movement5.0%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.5%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.4%

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

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

About the Company

1914212Sean Lam

Walker Crips Group plc provides financial products and services to private and professional clients in the United Kingdom. It operates through three segments: Investment Management, Wealth Management, and Software as a Service segments. The company offers portfolio model and bespoke discretionary services, and advisory services; investment management services; alternative investment solutions; and structured investments products.

Walker Crips Group Fundamentals Summary

How do Walker Crips Group's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
WCW fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£14.05m
Earnings (TTM)UK£152.00k
Revenue (TTM)UK£31.56m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
WCW income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUK£9.88m
Gross ProfitUK£21.67m

Last Reported Earnings

Sep 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.0036
Gross Margin68.68%
Net Profit Margin0.48%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did WCW perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Walker Crips Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WCW (£0.33) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.06)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WCW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (92.7x) compared to the UK Capital Markets industry average (11x).

PE vs Market: WCW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (92.7x) compared to the UK market (19.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WCW is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average (1.6x).

Future Growth

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


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 Walker Crips Group 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 Walker Crips Group performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WCW has a large one-off loss of £429.0K impacting its September 30 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: WCW became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WCW's earnings have declined by 31.3% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: WCW has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Capital Markets industry (66.7%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: WCW's Return on Equity (0.7%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Walker Crips Group's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WCW's short term assets (£39.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (£29.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: WCW's short term assets (£39.4M) exceed its long term liabilities (£3.4M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WCW is debt free.

Reducing Debt: WCW has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 0.6%.

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

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

Balance Sheet


What is Walker Crips Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WCW's dividend (2.27%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.39%).

High Dividend: WCW's dividend (2.27%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.05%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (252.2%), WCW'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.

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Sean Lam (52 yo)





Mr. Sean K. W. Lam, FCPA (Aust.), Chartered FCSI has been Group Chief Executive Officer of Walker Crips Group plc (formerly, Walker Crips Weddle Beck PLC) since September 6, 2017. He serves as Director of...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Sean's total compensation ($USD316.35K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD329.69K).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: WCW's management team is considered experienced (3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: WCW's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 19 years average tenure).


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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Walker Crips Group plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Walker Crips Group plc
  • Ticker: WCW
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1914
  • Industry: Investment Banking and Brokerage
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£14.051m
  • Shares outstanding: 42.58m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Walker Crips Group plc
  • Old Change House
  • 128 Queen Victoria Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • EC4V 4BJ
  • United Kingdom


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/17 23:00
End of Day Share Price2022/01/17 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/03/31

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.