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Sound Energy

AIM:SOU
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
SOU
AIM
£194M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Energy
Company description

Sound Energy plc, through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, appraisal, and development of oil and gas assets. The last earnings update was 31 days ago. More info.


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  • Sound Energy has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
SOU Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-3.5%
AIM:SOU
0.4%
GB Oil and Gas
0.6%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
-59.2%
AIM:SOU
17.2%
GB Oil and Gas
1.1%
GB Market
SOU Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Sound Energy (SOU) -3.5% -20.2% -34.4% -59.2% 14.8% 159.5%
GB Oil and Gas 0.4% 2.6% 7% 17.2% 50.4% -2.9%
GB Market 0.6% 1.9% 6.9% 1.1% 15.6% 6.2%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • SOU underperformed the Oil and Gas industry which returned 17.2% over the past year.
  • SOU underperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned 1.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility
SOU
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Sound Energy undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for Sound Energy. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is £0.1836.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Sound Energy's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Sound Energy's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AIM:SOU PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in GBP £-0.01
AIM:SOU Share Price ** AIM (2019-04-18) in GBP £0.18
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Oil and Gas Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 32 Publicly-Listed Oil and Gas Companies 9.96x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 797 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.29x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Sound Energy.

AIM:SOU PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= AIM:SOU Share Price ÷ EPS (both in GBP)

= 0.18 ÷ -0.01

-16.17x

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  • Sound Energy is loss making, we can't compare its value to the GB Oil and Gas industry average.
  • Sound Energy is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Sound Energy's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AIM:SOU PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -16.17x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts
Not available
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Oil and Gas Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 19 Publicly-Listed Oil and Gas Companies 0.47x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 564 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.48x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Sound Energy, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Sound Energy's assets?
Raw Data
AIM:SOU PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in GBP £0.17
AIM:SOU Share Price * AIM (2019-04-18) in GBP £0.18
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Oil and Gas Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 102 Publicly-Listed Oil and Gas Companies 0.85x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,367 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.51x
AIM:SOU PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= AIM:SOU Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in GBP)

= 0.18 ÷ 0.17

1.08x

* Primary Listing of Sound Energy.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Sound Energy is overvalued based on assets compared to the GB Oil and Gas industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Sound Energy's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Oil and Gas industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Oil and Gas industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Sound Energy has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Sound Energy expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
14.2%
Expected Oil and Gas industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Sound Energy expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Sound Energy's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Sound Energy's earnings growth to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Sound Energy's revenue growth to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
AIM:SOU Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Oil and Gas Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Oil and Gas Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.8%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
AIM:SOU Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
AIM:SOU Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31
2019-12-31 0 -10 -14 1
AIM:SOU Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 0 -12
2018-06-30 -10 -13
2018-03-31 -11 -13
2017-12-31 -12 -12
2017-06-30 -1 -5 -8
2017-03-31 0 -4 -6
2016-12-31 1 -3 -5
2016-09-30 2 -3 -14
2016-06-30 2 -3 -14
2016-03-31 1 -3 -16

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Sound Energy is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Sound Energy is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
AIM:SOU Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Sound Energy Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:SOU Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31
2019-12-31 -0.01 -0.01 -0.01 1.00
AIM:SOU Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 -0.01
2018-06-30 -0.01
2018-03-31 -0.01
2017-12-31 -0.02
2017-06-30 -0.01
2017-03-31 -0.01
2016-12-31 -0.01
2016-09-30 -0.03
2016-06-30 -0.03
2016-03-31 -0.03

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Sound Energy will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is not expected to be profitable.
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Future performance checks
We assess Sound Energy's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Sound Energy has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Sound Energy performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Sound Energy's growth in the last year to its industry (Oil and Gas).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Sound Energy does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Sound Energy's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Sound Energy's 1-year growth to the GB Oil and Gas industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Sound Energy's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Sound Energy Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:SOU Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 -11.75 8.86
2018-06-30 -12.70 8.34
2018-03-31 -12.52 8.29
2017-12-31 -12.34 8.24
2017-06-30 -0.53 -8.19 5.78
2017-03-31 0.09 -6.45 4.98
2016-12-31 0.72 -4.71 4.18
2016-09-30 1.59 -13.71 5.55
2016-06-30 1.63 -13.98 4.33
2016-03-31 1.24 -16.14 3.89
2015-12-31 0.86 -18.29 3.45
2015-09-30 0.92 -12.53 3.16
2015-06-30 0.97 -6.77 2.88
2015-03-31 0.98 -5.84 2.86
2014-12-31 0.98 -4.92 2.85
2014-09-30 0.92 -6.42 2.94
2014-06-30 0.87 -7.91 3.03
2014-03-31 0.67 -7.39 2.82
2013-12-31 0.48 -6.86 2.62
2013-06-30 0.11 -4.25 2.83
2013-03-31 0.05 -4.53 3.00
2012-12-31 -4.80 3.18
2012-06-30 -4.08 3.01

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Sound Energy has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Sound Energy has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the GB Oil and Gas industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Sound Energy improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Sound Energy's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Oil and Gas industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Sound Energy has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Sound Energy's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Sound Energy's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Sound Energy is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Sound Energy's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Sound Energy's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.2x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Sound Energy Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

AIM:SOU Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 179.10 20.48 20.54
2018-06-30 169.78 19.29 14.66
2018-03-31 169.78 19.29 14.66
2017-12-31 172.49 18.57 21.20
2017-06-30 50.88 17.63 38.53
2017-03-31 50.88 17.63 38.53
2016-12-31 57.58 17.44 46.81
2016-09-30 57.58 17.44 46.81
2016-06-30 20.88 16.86 14.47
2016-03-31 20.88 16.86 14.47
2015-12-31 16.16 12.91 15.24
2015-09-30 16.16 12.91 15.24
2015-06-30 27.37 13.54 17.49
2015-03-31 27.37 13.54 17.49
2014-12-31 19.43 13.57 12.61
2014-09-30 19.43 13.57 12.61
2014-06-30 14.92 5.01 0.68
2014-03-31 14.92 5.01 0.68
2013-12-31 15.32 2.18 0.54
2013-06-30 21.14 1.38 6.40
2013-03-31 21.14 1.38 6.40
2012-12-31 21.51 0.08 6.91
2012-06-30 31.73 0.00 5.15
  • Sound Energy's level of debt (11.4%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (14.4% vs 11.4% today).
CASH RUNWAY ANALYSIS

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

  • Sound Energy has sufficient cash runway for 2.1 years based on current free cash flow.
  • Sound Energy has sufficient cash runway for 1.9 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 23.6% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Sound Energy's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Sound Energy has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Sound Energy's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Sound Energy dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought £2,000 of Sound Energy shares you are expected to receive £0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Sound Energy's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Sound Energy's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
AIM:SOU Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Oil and Gas Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 14 Stocks 4.7%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 706 Stocks 4.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.2%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

AIM:SOU Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 0.00 1.00
2019-12-31 0.00 2.00

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Sound Energy has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Sound Energy's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Sound Energy's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Sound Energy has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Sound Energy's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Sound Energy's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Sound Energy afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Sound Energy has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Sound Energy's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
James Parsons
COMPENSATION £549,000
AGE 45
TENURE AS CEO 6.5 years
CEO Bio

Mr. James Parsons has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sound Energy plc since October 2012 and served as its Interim Non-Executive Chairman since June 29, 2016 until July 5, 2016. Mr. Parsons has more than 17 years of experience in the fields of finance and corporate development in the energy industry. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Sound Energy plc from September 5, 2011 to September 2012. He joined Sound Energy plc from the European division of Inter Pipeline Fund, a Toronto listed petroleum transportation, storage and natural gas liquids extraction business, where he held the position of Finance and Corporate Development Director. He started his career with the Royal Dutch Shell Group in 1994 and has worked across both the downstream and upstream sectors in Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Scandinavia, Holland and London. Until 2006, he held the position of Vice President of New Business in Shell's Exploration and Production business. He has been Non-Executive Chairman of Independent Resources plc since March 9, 2017. He has been Non Executive Chairman of Saffron Energy plc since December 12, 2017. He serves as a Director of Apennine Energy Spa, Sound Oil Limited, Sound Energy Meridja Limited, Sound Energy Morocco South Limited, Sound Energy Morocco East Limited and Sound Energy Holdings Italy Limited. Mr. Parsons has been a Director at Sound Energy plc since October 10, 2012. He serves as Director of Echo Energy Plc. He served as Director of Echo Energy Holdings (UK) Ltd, Echo Energy Bolivia (Op Co 1) UK Ltd, Echo Energy Bolivia (Op Co 2) UK Ltd, Echo Energy Bolivia (Hold Co 1) UK Ltd, Echo Energy Bolivia (Hold Co 2) UK Ltd. Mr. Parsons served as a Director of Inter Pipeline Europe Limited from March 10, 2009 to January 11, 2012. Mr. Parsons is a qualified accountant and has a BA Honours in Business Economics.

CEO Compensation
  • James's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
  • James's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Sound Energy management team in years:

1.8
Average Tenure
55
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Sound Energy management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

James Parsons

TITLE
CEO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£549K
AGE
45
TENURE
6.5 yrs

Brian Mitchener

TITLE
Exploration Director & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£329K
AGE
60
TENURE
1.8 yrs

JJ Traynor

TITLE
CFO & Director
AGE
53
TENURE
1.6 yrs

Fred Lacuha

TITLE
General Counsel

Luca Madeddu

TITLE
Country Chairman of Morocco
AGE
55
TENURE
1.7 yrs

Leonardo Spicci

TITLE
Executive Vice President of Development & Production
AGE
55
TENURE
3.8 yrs

Mohammed Seghiri

TITLE
Managing Director of Morocco
TENURE
1.7 yrs

Amanda Bateman

TITLE
Company Secretary
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Sound Energy board of directors in years:

1.3
Average Tenure
53
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Sound Energy board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Richard Liddell

TITLE
Non-Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
£55K
AGE
70
TENURE
1.3 yrs

James Parsons

TITLE
CEO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£549K
AGE
45
TENURE
6.5 yrs

Brian Mitchener

TITLE
Exploration Director & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£329K
AGE
60
TENURE
1.8 yrs

JJ Traynor

TITLE
CFO & Director
AGE
53
TENURE
0.8 yrs

Marco Fumagalli

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£50K
AGE
48
TENURE
4.8 yrs

David Clarkson

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
AGE
66
TENURE
0.9 yrs

Nathan Luckey

TITLE
Director
AGE
39
TENURE
0.9 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (£) Value (£)
30. Apr 18 Buy Continental Investment Partners SA Company 30. Apr 18 30. Apr 18 93,624 £0.41 £37,879
26. Apr 18 Sell James Parsons Individual 26. Apr 18 26. Apr 18 -1,000,000 £0.41 £-408,600
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Management checks
We assess Sound Energy's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Sound Energy has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

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Did Business Growth Power Sound Energy's (LON:SOU) Share Price Gain of 231%?

Sound Energy didn't have any revenue in the last year, so it's fair to say it doesn't yet have a proven product (or at least not one people are paying for). … As a general rule, if a company doesn't have much revenue, and it loses money, then it is a high risk investment. … Of course, if you time it right, high risk investments like this can really pay off, as Sound Energy investors might know.

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What You Must Know About Sound Energy plc's (LON:SOU) Beta Value

Some investors use beta as a measure of how much a certain stock is impacted by market risk (volatility). … While we should keep in mind that Warren Buffett has cautioned that 'Volatility is far from synonymous with risk', beta is still a useful factor to consider. … A stock with a beta greater than one is more sensitive to broader market movements than a stock with a beta of less than one.

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Have Insiders Been Selling Sound Energy plc (LON:SOU) Shares?

So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Sound Energy plc (LON:SOU). … As Peter Lynch said, 'insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.'. … In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when CEO & Executive Director James Parsons sold UK£409k worth of shares at a price of UK£0.41 per share.

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How Does Sound Energy plc (LON:SOU) Affect Your Portfolio Volatility?

Every stock in the market is exposed to this volatility, which is linked to the fact that stocks prices are correlated in an efficient market. … Beta can be a useful tool to understand how much a stock is influenced by market risk (volatility). … A stock with a beta below one is either less volatile than the market, or more volatile but not corellated with the overall market.

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Is Sound Energy plc's (LON:SOU) Balance Sheet A Threat To Its Future?

While small-cap stocks, such as Sound Energy plc (LON:SOU) with its market cap of UK£429.77m, are popular for their explosive growth, investors should also be aware of their balance sheet to judge whether the company can survive a downturn.

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Sound Energy plc (LON:SOU): Are Analysts Bull Or Bear?

The most recent earnings update Sound Energy plc's (LON:SOU) released in December 2017 … that losses became smaller relative to the prrior year's level

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Should You Be Holding Sound Energy plc (LON:SOU) Right Now?

There are two types of risks that affect the market value of a listed company such as SOU. … The second type is market risk, one that you cannot diversify away, since it arises from macroeconomic factors which directly affects all the stocks in the market. … Not all stocks are expose to the same level of market risk.

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What Does Sound Energy plc's (LON:SOU) Ownership Structure Look Like?

I am going to take a deep dive into Sound Energy plc’s (LON:SOU) most recent ownership structure, not a frequent subject of discussion among individual investors. … The impact of a company's ownership structure affects both its short- and long-term performance. … The effect of an active institutional investor with a similar ownership as a passive pension-fund can be vastly different on a company's corporate governance and accountability to shareholders.

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Is Sound Energy plc's (LON:SOU) Balance Sheet Strong Enough To Weather A Storm?

Sound Energy plc (LON:SOU) is a small-cap stock with a market capitalization of UK£397.28m. … While investors primarily focus on the growth potential and competitive landscape of the small-cap companies, they end up ignoring a key aspect, which could be the biggest threat to its existence: its financial health. … Companies operating in the Oil and Gas industry,

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Is Sound Energy plc's (LON:SOU) Balance Sheet Strong Enough To Weather A Storm?

SOU has built up its total debt levels in the last twelve months, from UK£17.44M to UK£18.57M – this includes both the current and long-term debt. … With this growth in debt, SOU currently has UK£21.20M remaining in cash and short-term investments for investing into the business. … Investors' risk associated with debt is very low with SOU, and the company has plenty of headroom and ability to raise debt should it need to in the future.Next Steps: Although SOU’s debt level is relatively low, its cash flow levels still could not copiously cover its borrowings.

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Company Info

Description

Sound Energy plc, through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, appraisal, and development of oil and gas assets. The company holds 47.5% interest in the Tendrara license covering an area of 9,336 square kilometers; Anoual license, which covers an area of 8,873 square kilometers; and Matarka license that covers an area of 5,223 square kilometers located in Eastern Morocco. It also holds 75% interest in the Sidi Moktar license covering an area of 4,499 square kilometers located in Southern Morocco. The company was formerly known as Sound Oil Plc and changed its name to Sound Energy plc in September 2015. Sound Energy plc was founded in 2005 and is based in Sevenoaks, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: Sound Energy plc
SOU
Exchange: AIM
Founded: 2005
£193,833,774
1,055,739,513
Website: http://www.soundenergyplc.com
Address: Sound Energy plc
4 Pembroke Road,
1st Floor,
Sevenoaks,
Kent, TN13 1XR,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AIM SOU Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange AIM Market GB GBP 29. Jun 2005
OTCPK SNEG.F Ordinary Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 29. Jun 2005
DB 88S1 Ordinary Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 29. Jun 2005
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
41
Sound Energy employees.
Industry
Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
Energy
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/21 20:51
End of day share price update: 2019/04/18 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/04/08
Last earnings filing: 2019/03/21
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


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