LSE:CZN

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Executive Summary

Curzon Energy Plc focuses on the exploration, appraisal, and development of oil and gas properties.


Snowflake Analysis

Weak fundamentals or lack of information.

Share Price & News

How has Curzon Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CZN's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

58.8%

CZN

14.0%

GB Oil and Gas

5.5%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-22.9%

CZN

-26.5%

GB Oil and Gas

-9.2%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: CZN exceeded the UK Oil and Gas industry which returned -29.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CZN underperformed the UK Market which returned -10% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CZNIndustryMarket
7 Day58.8%14.0%5.5%
30 Day145.5%17.9%10.8%
90 Day116.0%-1.2%-0.4%
1 Year-22.9%-22.9%-22.1%-26.5%-4.8%-9.2%
3 Yearn/a7.8%-6.6%-0.8%-12.9%
5 Yearn/a18.3%-5.9%18.1%-8.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Curzon Energy undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether Curzon Energy is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as Curzon Energy has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of CZN’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the potential returns from the core activities, the size of each contract's opportunity, and the capacity of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don’t know where to start, we recommend reading through Curzon Energy regulatory filings.
  • Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Energy industry.

Future Growth

How is Curzon Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

56.2%

Forecasted Energy 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 Curzon Energy 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 Curzon Energy performed over the past 5 years?

-83.3%

Last years earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CZN is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: CZN is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: Insufficient data to determine if CZN's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: CZN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-2.2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CZN's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


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Financial Health

How is Curzon Energy's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CZN has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: CZN has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CZN has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: CZN's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.


Balance Sheet


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.

Stable Cash Runway: CZN has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: CZN has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 19.1% each year.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

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


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CZN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.


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Management

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

1.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Scott Kaintz (41yo)

1.58yrs

Tenure

US$33,731

Compensation

Mr. Scott Christopher Kaintz, BS, BSLA, MBA, serves as Non-Executive Director at Red Rock Resources plc since May 01, 2020 and served as its Executive Director since June 30, 2015 until May 1, 2020. He has ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Scott's total compensation ($USD33.73K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD339.72K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Scott's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Scott Kaintz
CEO & Director1.58yrsUS$33.73k1.14% $12.8k
Thomas Wagenhofer
Consultant1.58yrsUS$264.38kno data
Thomas Mazzarisi
Consultant1.58yrsUS$160.27k1.45% $16.2k
Stephen Schoepfer
Consultantno dataUS$160.27kno data
Sam Quinn
Company Secretary1.58yrsno datano data

1.6yrs

Average Tenure

48yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CZN's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Scott Kaintz
CEO & Director1.58yrsUS$33.73k1.14% $12.8k
John McGoldrick
Chairman3.17yrsUS$104.33k0.38% $4.3k
Owen May
Non-Executive Director3.75yrsno datano data

3.2yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CZN's board of directors are considered experienced (3.2 years average tenure).


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

Curzon Energy Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Curzon Energy Plc
  • Ticker: CZN
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 2016
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: UK£1.121m
  • Shares outstanding: 83.03m
  • Website: https://www.curzonenergy.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Curzon Energy Plc
  • Kemp House
  • 152 City Road
  • London
  • Greater London
  • EC1V 2NX
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CZNLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPOct 2017

Biography

Curzon Energy Plc focuses on the exploration, appraisal, and development of oil and gas properties. The company explores for hydrocarbon liquids and gas. It primarily holds leases to approximately 45,370 acres of prospective coal bed methane lands located in Coos Bay, Oregon, the United States. Curzon Energy Plc was founded in 2016 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/06 00:46
End of Day Share Price2020/06/05 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
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.