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Wentworth Resources

Executive Summary

Wentworth Resources plc, an exploration and production company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and other hydrocarbons. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and good value.

Share Price & News

How has Wentworth Resources's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: WEN is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: WEN's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-4.5%

WEN

2.1%

GB Oil and Gas

0.3%

GB Market


1 Year Return

13.5%

WEN

-6.7%

GB Oil and Gas

0.8%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: WEN exceeded the UK Oil and Gas industry which returned -6.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WEN exceeded the UK Market which returned 1.1% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WENIndustryMarket
7 Day-4.5%2.1%0.3%
30 Day0%12.3%3.2%
90 Day16.7%16.5%4.5%
1 Year23.2%13.5%-1.6%-6.7%6.7%0.8%
3 Yearn/a3.9%-10.3%11.5%-1.9%
5 Yearn/a49.0%17.8%41.8%14.5%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Wentworth Resources's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Wentworth Resources undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WEN (£0.21) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£1.47)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WEN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (15.5x) compared to the GB Oil and Gas industry average (15.1x).

PE vs Market: WEN is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.5x) compared to the UK market (24.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate WEN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WEN is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.5x) compared to the GB Oil and Gas industry average (1x).


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Future Growth

How is Wentworth Resources forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

5.7%

Forecasted annual revenue growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if WEN's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (1%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if WEN's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the UK market

High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: WEN's revenue (5.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (7.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WEN's revenue (5.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

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


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Past Performance

How has Wentworth Resources performed over the past 5 years?

-53.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WEN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: WEN became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WEN has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -53.9% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: WEN has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-47%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WEN's Return on Equity (3.4%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Wentworth Resources's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WEN's short term assets ($18.7M) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: WEN's short term assets ($18.7M) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.2M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WEN is debt free.

Reducing Debt: WEN has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 14.6%.

Debt Coverage: WEN has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: WEN has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Wentworth Resources's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

7.43%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WEN's dividend (7.43%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.47%).

High Dividend: WEN's dividend (7.43%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.48%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, WEN has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: WEN's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 2 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (95.4%), WEN's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: WEN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (84.2% payout ratio).


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Management

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

2.3yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Roe Ward (41 yo)

1.33yrs

Tenure

US$497,945

Compensation

Mrs. Katherine Louise Margiad Ward, also known as Roe, is Chief Executive Officer at Wentworth Resources plc and serves as its Director since November 2, 2018. She served as Interim Chief Executive at Went...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Roe's total compensation ($USD497.95K) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD335.50K).

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


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Katherine Louise Ward
CEO & Director1.33yrsUS$497.95kno data
John William Bentley
Senior Independent Director2.33yrsUS$76.81kno data
Timothy Bushell
Independent Deputy Chairman2.33yrsUS$76.81kno data
Iain McLaren
Independent Non-Executive Director2.33yrsUS$76.81k0.16%
$ 62.0k
Robert McBean
Non-Executive Chairman10.58yrsUS$256.72kno data

2.3yrs

Average Tenure

69yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: WEN's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Wentworth Resources plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Wentworth Resources plc
  • Ticker: WEN
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2000
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: UK£38.038m
  • Shares outstanding: 185.55m
  • Website: https://www.wentplc.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Wentworth Resources plc
  • Thames Tower
  • 2nd Floor
  • Reading
  • Berkshire
  • RG1 1LX
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
1W0DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURJul 2005
WENAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesCommon SharesGBGBPJul 2005

Biography

Wentworth Resources plc, an exploration and production company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and other hydrocarbons. It owns interest in the Mnazi Bay concession totaling an area of app...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/03/03 18:43
End of Day Share Price2021/03/03 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.