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Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.


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

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

WCW

-0.3%

GB Capital Markets

-0.4%

GB Market


1 Year Return

0%

WCW

15.2%

GB Capital Markets

2.0%

GB Market

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

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


Shareholder returns

WCWIndustryMarket
7 Day0%-0.3%-0.4%
30 Day-3.8%4.8%3.3%
90 Day-3.8%11.2%4.9%
1 Year0.6%0%18.8%15.2%8.0%2.0%
3 Year-26.4%-32.9%52.4%35.1%10.6%-2.6%
5 Year-37.6%-47.7%116.1%79.9%38.7%12.1%

Long-Term 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?

0.49x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WCW (£0.26) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.15)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

PE vs Market: WCW 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 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 (1.5x).


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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?

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 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?

-11.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WCW is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: WCW is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WCW is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 11.5% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: WCW is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Capital Markets industry (-2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WCW has a negative Return on Equity (-0.67%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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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 (£26.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (£17.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: WCW's short term assets (£26.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (£3.8M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WCW's debt to equity ratio (0.1%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: WCW's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.04% to 0.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WCW's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (8058.3%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if WCW's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

1.18%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WCW's dividend (1.18%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.48%).

High Dividend: WCW's dividend (1.18%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.58%).


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: WCW is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.


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.


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Management

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

2.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Sean Lam (51 yo)

3.42yrs

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 ($USD342.43K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD335.61K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Kin Lam
Group CEO & Executive Director3.42yrsUK£245.50k1.49%
£ 161.4k
Sanath Dandeniya
Group Finance Director & Executive Director1.42yrsUK£156.20k0.073%
£ 7.9k
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 Secretary2.08yrsno datano data
Matthew Ennion
Investment Director - York Office6.25yrsno datano data
Nigel Skelton
Senior Investment Portfolio Managerno datano datano data

2.8yrs

Average Tenure

50.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: WCW's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Kin Lam
Group CEO & Executive Director3.42yrsUK£245.50k1.49%
£ 161.4k
Sanath Dandeniya
Group Finance Director & Executive Director1.42yrsUK£156.20k0.073%
£ 7.9k
Alec Drummon
Managing Director of Keith Bayley Rogers & Co Ltdno datano datano data
David Gelber
Non-Executive Independent Director14.08yrsUK£44.36k0.45%
£ 48.9k
Hua Lim
Non-Executive Director27.92yrsno data6.29%
£ 682.7k
Martin Wright
Non-Executive Independent Chairman0.42yrno data0.038%
£ 4.1k
Clive Bouch
Senior Independent Director0.42yrUK£40.37k0.10%
£ 11.4k

7.8yrs

Average Tenure

67.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: WCW's board of directors are considered experienced (7.8 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£10.857m
  • 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 Analysis2021/03/01 19:39
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.