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Sound Energy AIM:SOU Stock Report

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26 Sep, 2022


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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Sound Energy
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£0.013
52 Week HighUK£0.034
52 Week LowUK£0.009
1 Month Change-12.07%
3 Month Change-19.05%
1 Year Change-8.93%
3 Year Change-84.26%
5 Year Change-97.55%
Change since IPO-98.30%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

SOUGB Oil and GasGB Market

Return vs Industry: SOU matched the UK Oil and Gas industry which returned -9.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SOU exceeded the UK Market which returned -14.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is SOU's price volatile compared to industry and market?
SOU volatility
SOU Average Weekly Movement10.0%
Oil and Gas Industry Average Movement8.6%
Market Average Movement5.2%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.8%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.6%

Stable Share Price: SOU is more volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 10% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SOU's weekly volatility (10%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of UK stocks.

About the Company


Sound Energy plc, through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, appraisal, and development of oil and gas assets. It holds 75% interests in the Greater Tendrara license covering an area of 14,411 square kilometers; Anoual license totaling an area of 8,873 square kilometers; and Tendrara production concession that covers an area of 133.5 square kilometers located in Eastern Morocco, as well as Sidi Mokhtar license covering an area of 4,712 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 Fundamentals Summary

How do Sound Energy's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SOU fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£23.57m
Earnings (TTM)UK£16.85m
Revenue (TTM)n/a


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
SOU income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUK£0
Gross ProfitUK£0
Other Expenses-UK£16.85m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.0091
Gross Margin0.00%
Net Profit Margin0.00%
Debt/Equity Ratio15.0%

How did SOU perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is SOU undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 5/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for SOU?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

SOU key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenuen/a
Enterprise Value/EBITDA3.2x
PEG Ratio0.03x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does SOU's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

SOU PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for SOU vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average15.1x
PPC President Energy
GEEC Great Eastern Energy
PXEN Prospex Energy
EOG Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings)
SOU Sound Energy

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: SOU is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (1.4x) compared to the peer average (15.1x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does SOU's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the GB Oil and Gas Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: SOU is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (1.4x) compared to the UK Oil and Gas industry average (5.4x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is SOU's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

SOU PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio1.4x
Fair PE Ratio13.5x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: SOU is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (1.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (13.5x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of SOU when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: SOU (£0.01) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£0.46)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SOU is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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Future Growth

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

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 3/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SOU's forecast earnings growth (42.9% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: SOU's earnings (42.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (8.9% per year).

High Growth Earnings: SOU's earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: SOU is forecast to have no revenue next year.

High Growth Revenue: SOU is forecast to have no revenue next year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if SOU's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has Sound Energy performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SOU has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SOU became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SOU has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 16.5% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: SOU has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (356.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: SOU's Return on Equity (9.3%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Sound Energy's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 4/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SOU's short term assets (£14.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (£6.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: SOU's short term assets (£14.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£27.3M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SOU's net debt to equity ratio (9.2%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: SOU's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 33.8% to 15% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SOU's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: SOU's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Sound Energy Dividend Yield vs Market
How does Sound Energy dividend yield compare to the market?
SegmentDividend Yield
Company (Sound Energy)n/a
Market Bottom 25% (GB)2.1%
Market Top 25% (GB)5.9%
Industry Average (Oil and Gas)7.9%
Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Sound Energy)n/a

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

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

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as SOU has not reported any payouts.

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


Average management tenure


Sound Energy has no CEO, or we have no data on them.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: SOU's management team is considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: SOU's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

AIM:SOU Recent Insider Transactions by Companies or Individuals
DateValueNameEntityRoleSharesMax Price
08 Jun 22BuyUK£200Marco FumagalliIndividual1,000,000UK£0.0002
08 Jun 22BuyUK£200Graham LyonIndividual1,000,000UK£0.0002
08 Jun 22BuyUK£100David BlewdenIndividual500,000UK£0.0002
08 Jun 22BuyUK£100Christian Eduard Wilhelm BukovicsIndividual500,000UK£0.0002
07 Apr 22BuyUK£5,750Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany250,000UK£0.023
06 Apr 22BuyUK£1,419Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany58,826UK£0.024
06 Apr 22SellUK£0Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany148,022UK£0.025
05 Apr 22BuyUK£2,865Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany125,445UK£0.023
05 Apr 22SellUK£0Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany270,542UK£0.024
29 Mar 22SellUK£5,728Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany318,201UK£0.018
28 Mar 22SellUK£892Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany50,000UK£0.018
17 Mar 22SellUK£1,492Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany100,000UK£0.015
16 Mar 22BuyUK£3,823Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany291,606UK£0.013
16 Mar 22SellUK£4,022Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany302,408UK£0.013
15 Mar 22BuyUK£2,800Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany200,000UK£0.014
15 Mar 22SellUK£3,111Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany225,762UK£0.014
11 Mar 22BuyUK£3,695Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany254,792UK£0.015
11 Mar 22SellUK£1,225Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany81,997UK£0.015
10 Mar 22SellUK£388Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany25,973UK£0.015
09 Mar 22SellUK£624Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany39,772UK£0.016
07 Mar 22BuyUK£3,000Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany200,000UK£0.015
14 Feb 22SellUK£352Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany19,141UK£0.018
11 Feb 22SellUK£4,572Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany250,000UK£0.018
10 Feb 22BuyUK£6,012Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany333,998UK£0.018
10 Feb 22SellUK£219Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany12,000UK£0.018
24 Jan 22SellUK£49,404Cenkos Securities plc, Asset Management ArmCompany23,809UK£2.07

Ownership Breakdown

What is the ownership structure of SOU?
Owner TypeNumber of SharesOwnership Percentage
Individual Insiders32,326,3101.7%
Public Companies165,875,9599.0%
Private Companies280,804,66815.2%
General Public602,142,78832.6%

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 13.5%.

Top Shareholders

Top 25 shareholders own 57.46% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
Oil & Gas Investment Fund S.A.S
265,508,651£3.4m0%no data
Afriquia Gaz SA
159,731,651£2.0m0%no data
HBOS Investment Fund Managers Limited
EFG Private Bank SA, Asset Management Arm
UBS Asset Management
61,640,404£785.9k0%no data
Fin-Eco SIM Spa, Asset Management Arm
Barclays Bank PLC, Wealth and Investment Management Division
GS Banque SA, Asset Management Arm
Credit Suisse, Investment Banking and Securities Investments
31,615,412£403.1k0%no data
Profilo Asset Management Sgr, S.P.A.
Simon Davies
22,389,000£285.5k0%no data
Attijariwafa Bank, Asset Management Arm
BCC Risparmio & Previdenza S.G.R.p.A.
Bank Julius Bär & Co Ltd., Asset Management Arm
19,253,912£245.5k0%no data
A J Bell Holdings Limited, Asset Management Arm
18,681,715£238.2k0%no data
Banca Credinvest SA, Asset Management Arm
Eurizon Capital SGR S.p.A.
17,143,286£218.6k0%no data
HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited
16,929,528£215.9k0%no data
Union Bancaire Privee Asset Management LLC
Corner Banca SA, Asset Management Arm
Ottotto S.R.L.
13,358,765£170.3k0%no data
Dinosaur Merchant Bank Limited , Asset Management Arm
12,745,096£162.5k0%no data
Pictet & Cie (Europe) S.A., Asset Management Arm
IG Group Holdings Plc, Asset Management Arm
Credit Suisse Asset Management (Switzerland)
10,784,312£137.5k0%no data

Company Information

Sound Energy plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Sound Energy plc
  • Ticker: SOU
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2005
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£23.571m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.85b
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Sound Energy plc
  • 20 St Dunstan’s Hill
  • London
  • Greater London
  • EC3R 8HL
  • United Kingdom


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SOUAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJun 2005
SNEG.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJun 2005
88S1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJun 2005

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/09/26 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/09/26 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.