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Gulf Marine Services LSE:GMS Stock Report

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24 Sep, 2022


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GMS fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health1/6

GMS Stock Overview

Gulf Marine Services PLC, together with its subsidiaries, operates self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESVs) in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and rest of Europe.

Gulf Marine Services Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Gulf Marine Services
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£0.066
52 Week HighUK£0.087
52 Week LowUK£0.035
1 Month Change2.15%
3 Month Change6.58%
1 Year Change74.05%
3 Year Change17.52%
5 Year Change-86.17%
Change since IPO-94.89%

Recent News & Updates

May 06
Gulf Marine Services (LON:GMS) Will Be Hoping To Turn Its Returns On Capital Around

Gulf Marine Services (LON:GMS) Will Be Hoping To Turn Its Returns On Capital Around

When researching a stock for investment, what can tell us that the company is in decline? When we see a declining...

Shareholder Returns

GMSGB Energy ServicesGB Market

Return vs Industry: GMS exceeded the UK Energy Services industry which returned -27.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GMS exceeded the UK Market which returned -13.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is GMS's price volatile compared to industry and market?
GMS volatility
GMS Average Weekly Movement7.3%
Energy Services Industry Average Movement7.3%
Market Average Movement5.2%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.8%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.7%

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

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

About the Company

1977545Mansour Al Alami

Gulf Marine Services PLC, together with its subsidiaries, operates self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESVs) in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and rest of Europe. It operates through K-Class Vessels, S-Class Vessels, E-Class Vessels, and Other Vessels segments. The company offers offshore construction and heavy lifting, accommodation and hotel, well intervention and work over operations, and manpower services for oil and gas industry; and platform maintenance and commissioning, turbine maintenance and commissioning, hotel, crane, and offshore crew transfer services to renewables industry.

Gulf Marine Services Fundamentals Summary

How do Gulf Marine Services's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
GMS fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£67.49m
Earnings (TTM)UK£28.36m
Revenue (TTM)UK£105.31m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
GMS income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$69.46m
Gross ProfitUS$45.67m
Other ExpensesUS$14.67m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.03
Gross Margin39.67%
Net Profit Margin26.93%
Debt/Equity Ratio144.9%

How did GMS perform over the long term?

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


Is GMS 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 GMS?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

GMS 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/Revenue3.3x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA6.7x
PEG Ratio0.4x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

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

GMS PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for GMS vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average4.1x
PHAR Pharos Energy
IGAS IGas Energy
TRIN Trinity Exploration & Production
ENW Enwell Energy
GMS Gulf Marine Services

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: GMS is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (2.4x) compared to the peer average (4.1x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does GMS's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the European Energy Services Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: GMS is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (2.4x) compared to the European Energy Services industry average (8.9x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is GMS'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.

GMS PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio2.4x
Fair PE Ratio8.1x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: GMS is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (2.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.1x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

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

Below Fair Value: GMS (£0.07) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£0.83)

Significantly Below Fair Value: GMS 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: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price, but there are not enough analysts covering the stock to determine statistical confidence in agreement.

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Future Growth

How is Gulf Marine Services forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 2/6

  • 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: GMS's forecast earnings growth (6.5% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: GMS's earnings (6.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (8.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: GMS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: GMS's revenue (5.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: GMS's revenue (5.8% 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 GMS's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has Gulf Marine Services performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GMS has a large one-off gain of $18.1M impacting its December 31 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: GMS became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GMS has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -40.6% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: GMS has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Energy Services industry (10.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: GMS's Return on Equity (11.9%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Gulf Marine Services's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 1/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GMS's short term assets ($57.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($53.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: GMS's short term assets ($57.2M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($358.7M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GMS's net debt to equity ratio (141.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: GMS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 88.3% to 144.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GMS's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (10.6%).

Interest Coverage: GMS's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.9x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Gulf Marine Services's 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

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

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

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: GMS is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

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

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


Average board tenure


Mansour Al Alami

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Mr. Mansour Al Alami has been Executive Chairman of the Board at Gulf Marine Services PLC since November 23, 2020 and has been its Non-Executive Director since November 10, 2020. He serves as Chief Executi...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mansour's total compensation ($USD659.00K) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD327.98K).

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

Board Members

Experienced Board: GMS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.8 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

LSE:GMS Recent Insider Transactions by Companies or Individuals
DateValueNameEntityRoleSharesMax Price
31 Jan 22BuyUK£10,680Mansour Al AlamiIndividual178,000UK£0.06
24 Jan 22BuyUK£11,456Mansour Al AlamiIndividual191,000UK£0.061
13 Oct 21BuyUK£22,987Mansour Al AlamiIndividual529,800UK£0.043

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Top 25 shareholders own 83.93% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
Seafox Operations B.V.
304,822,732$20.2m0%no data
Mazrui Holdings L.L.C.
260,180,095$17.3m0%no data
IG Group Holdings Plc, Asset Management Arm
Castro Investments Ltd
34,378,680$2.3m0%no data
UBS Asset Management
30,732,316$2.0m5.56%no data
Grimpeur Holdings Limited
29,000,000$1.9m0%no data
BNP Paribas, Private & Investment Banking Investments
EFG-Hermes Asset Management SAE
Saxo Bank A/S, Asset Management Arm
Forager Funds Management Pty Ltd.
A J Bell Holdings Limited, Asset Management Arm
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC, Asset Management Arm
Cape Wrath Capital
EFG Private Bank SA, Asset Management Arm
Lloyds Banking Group plc
6,092,594$404.5k3.87%no data
Jarvis Securities plc, Asset Management Arm
Edale Capital LLP
Smith & Williamson Investment Management LLP
5,311,947$352.7k159.41%no data
Heritage Capital Management Limited
ADM Investor Services International Limited, Asset Management Arm
0.49%, Asset Management Arm
Patronus Partners Limited
Barclays Bank PLC, Wealth and Investment Management Division
4,249,387$282.2k-34.47%no data
HBOS Investment Fund Managers Limited
3,292,704$218.6k-16.44%no data
Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Limited
3,154,069$209.4k0%no data

Company Information

Gulf Marine Services PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Gulf Marine Services PLC
  • Ticker: GMS
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1977
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Equipment and Services
  • Sector: Energy
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£67.490m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.02b
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Gulf Marine Services PLC
  • PO Box 46046
  • Abu Dhabi
  • United Arab Emirates


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
GMSLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPMar 2014
GMSLBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPMar 2014

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/09/24 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/09/23 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.