Serica Energy plc, an upstream oil and gas company, engages in the identification, acquisition, exploration, and exploitation of oil and gas reserves. More Details
Excellent balance sheet and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Serica Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SQZ is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SQZ's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
GB Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
GB Oil and Gas
Return vs Industry: SQZ exceeded the UK Oil and Gas industry which returned 45.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SQZ exceeded the UK Market which returned 19.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Serica Energy's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 months ago | Simply Wall StNeed To Know: Analysts Are Much More Bullish On Serica Energy plc (LON:SQZ) Revenues
3 months ago | Simply Wall StIncome Investors Should Know That Serica Energy plc (LON:SQZ) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon
3 months ago | Simply Wall StMost Shareholders Will Probably Find That The Compensation For Serica Energy plc's (LON:SQZ) CEO Is Reasonable
Is Serica Energy undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: SQZ (£1.87) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£2.44)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SQZ is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SQZ is poor value based on its PE Ratio (64.6x) compared to the UK Oil and Gas industry average (11.5x).
PE vs Market: SQZ is poor value based on its PE Ratio (64.6x) compared to the UK market (23.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SQZ is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (25.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SQZ is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.5x) compared to the GB Oil and Gas industry average (1.2x).
How is Serica Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SQZ's forecast earnings growth (2.6% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: SQZ's earnings (2.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (14.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SQZ's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: SQZ's revenue (8.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SQZ's revenue (8.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SQZ's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (17%).
How has Serica Energy performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SQZ has a large one-off gain of £31.3M impacting its December 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: SQZ's current net profit margins (6.2%) are lower than last year (25.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SQZ's earnings have grown significantly by 38% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SQZ's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: SQZ had negative earnings growth (-87.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Oil and Gas industry average (1.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SQZ's Return on Equity (3.9%) is considered low.
How is Serica Energy's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SQZ's short term assets (£135.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (£95.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: SQZ's short term assets (£135.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£152.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SQZ is debt free.
Reducing Debt: SQZ had no debt 5 years ago.
Debt Coverage: SQZ has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: SQZ has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Serica Energy current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SQZ's dividend (1.87%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.34%).
High Dividend: SQZ's dividend (1.87%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (3.92%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Too early to tell whether SQZ's dividend payments have been stable as they only just started paying a dividend.
Growing Dividend: Too early to tell if SQZ's dividend payments are increasing as they only just started paying a dividend.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (120.4%), SQZ's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SQZ's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (14.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mitch Flegg (61 yo)
Mr. Mitchell Robert Flegg, also known as Mitch, has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Serica Energy PLC since November 21, 2017. Mr Flegg has been the Chief Executive Officer and Executive D...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mitch's total compensation ($USD712.45K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD969.47K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mitch's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: SQZ's management team is seasoned and experienced (5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: SQZ's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Serica Energy plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Serica Energy plc
- Ticker: SQZ
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 2004
- Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: UK£502.656m
- Shares outstanding: 268.23m
- Website: https://www.serica-energy.com
Number of Employees
- Serica Energy plc
- H1 Building
- Hill of Rubislaw
- AB15 6BY
- United Kingdom
Serica Energy plc, an upstream oil and gas company, engages in the identification, acquisition, exploration, and exploitation of oil and gas reserves. The company holds 100% interest in the Keith oil field...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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