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Executive Summary

Walker Crips Group plc provides financial services in the United Kingdom. More Details


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Flawless balance sheet with proven track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Walker Crips Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: WCW has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

WCW

0.3%

GB Capital Markets

0.1%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-1.9%

WCW

2.1%

GB Capital Markets

-13.1%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: WCW matched the UK Capital Markets industry which returned -1.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WCW exceeded the UK Market which returned -15.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WCWIndustryMarket
7 Day0%0.3%0.1%
30 Day-3.6%-2.4%-2.2%
90 Day-8.6%0.1%-4.2%
1 Year0.4%-1.9%5.6%2.1%-9.8%-13.1%
3 Year-37.7%-43.6%23.1%8.3%-8.6%-19.5%
5 Year-23.8%-36.5%69.1%38.2%15.9%-9.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Walker Crips Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

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

15.71x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WCW (£0.27) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.13)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WCW is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.7x) compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average (16.8x).

PE vs Market: WCW is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.7x) compared to the UK market (17.6x).


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 (0.5x) compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average (1.1x).


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Future Growth

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

17.6%

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.


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Past Performance

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

2.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WCW has a large one-off gain of £375.0K impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: WCW's current net profit margins (2.3%) are higher than last year (1.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WCW's earnings have grown by 2.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: WCW's earnings growth over the past year (114.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (2.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: WCW earnings growth over the past year (114.5%) exceeded the Capital Markets industry 0.3%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: WCW's Return on Equity (3.2%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Walker Crips Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WCW's short term assets (£33.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (£24.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: WCW's short term assets (£33.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (£4.3M).


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


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WCW'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 WCW's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WCW's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: WCW is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of WCW's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.


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Management

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

2.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Sean Lam (51 yo)

3yrs

Tenure

UK£245,504

Compensation

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 ($USD317.48K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD349.26K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Kin Lam
Group CEO & Executive Director3yrsUK£245.50k1.58%
£ 178.6k
Sanath Dandeniya
Group Finance Director & Director1yrUK£156.20kno data
Siew Kang
Head of Group Complianceno datano datano data
Alec Drummon
Managing Director of Keith Bayley Rogers & Co Ltdno datano datano data
James Smith
Head of Group Riskno datano datano data
Roderick Goddard
Company Secretary1.67yrsno datano data
Matthew Ennion
Investment Director - York Office5.83yrsno datano data
Nigel Skelton
Senior Investment Portfolio Managerno datano datano data

2.3yrs

Average Tenure

50.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: WCW's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Kin Lam
Group CEO & Executive Director3yrsUK£245.50k1.58%
£ 178.6k
Sanath Dandeniya
Group Finance Director & Director1yrUK£156.20kno data
Alec Drummon
Managing Director of Keith Bayley Rogers & Co Ltdno datano datano data
David Gelber
Non-Executive Independent Chairman13.33yrsUK£44.36k0.43%
£ 48.3k
Hua Lim
Non-Executive Director27.5yrsno data6.65%
£ 750.1k
Martin Wright
Non-Executive Senior Independent Director20.17yrsno data0.038%
£ 4.3k
Clive Bouch
Non-Executive Independent Director3.5yrsUK£40.37k0.074%
£ 8.3k

16.8yrs

Average Tenure

67.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: WCW's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 16.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: WCW 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 company bio, 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
  • Market Cap: UK£11.283m
  • Shares outstanding: 42.58m
  • Website: https://www.wcgplc.co.uk

Number of Employees


Location

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

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WCWLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPAug 1996

Biography

Walker Crips Group plc provides financial services in the United Kingdom. It operates through three segments: Investment Management, Wealth Management, and Software as a Service (SaaS) segments. The compan ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/09/30 20:50
End of Day Share Price2020/09/30 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
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.