Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, operates in the oil and gas exploration and production, and gas processing activities in Nigeria. More Details
High growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Seplat Petroleum Development's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SEPL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SEPL's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
GB Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
GB Oil and Gas
Return vs Industry: SEPL exceeded the UK Oil and Gas industry which returned 13.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SEPL exceeded the UK Market which returned 24.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Seplat Petroleum Development's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
4 days ago | Simply Wall StSeplat Petroleum Development's (LON:SEPL) Shareholders Are Down 42% On Their Shares
1 month ago | Simply Wall StAre Investors Undervaluing Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (LON:SEPL) By 42%?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StWhat Type Of Shareholders Make Up Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc's (LON:SEPL) Share Registry?
Is Seplat Petroleum Development 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: SEPL (£0.75) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£0.76)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SEPL is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SEPL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the GB Oil and Gas industry average.
PE vs Market: SEPL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate SEPL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SEPL is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.4x) compared to the GB Oil and Gas industry average (1x).
How is Seplat Petroleum Development forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SEPL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1%).
Earnings vs Market: SEPL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: SEPL's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SEPL's revenue (20.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (6.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SEPL's revenue (20.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SEPL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.4%).
How has Seplat Petroleum Development performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SEPL is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: SEPL is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SEPL is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 24.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SEPL's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: SEPL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-38.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SEPL has a negative Return on Equity (-5.13%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Seplat Petroleum Development's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SEPL's short term assets ($597.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($471.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: SEPL's short term assets ($597.8M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SEPL's debt to equity ratio (42%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: SEPL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 63.6% to 42% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SEPL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (44.2%).
Interest Coverage: SEPL is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is Seplat Petroleum Development current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SEPL's dividend (9.72%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.39%).
High Dividend: SEPL's dividend (9.72%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.24%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SEPL has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: SEPL has only been paying a dividend for 7 years, and since then payments have fallen.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: SEPL is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SEPL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (40.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Roger Brown (50 yo)
Mr. Roger Thompson Brown has been the Chief Executive Officer of Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc since July 31, 2020. Mr. Brown served as the Chief Financial Officer until July 31, 2020 and serves...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Roger's total compensation ($USD2.36M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD935.93K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Roger's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: SEPL's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: SEPL's board of directors are considered experienced (5 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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.3%.
Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc
- Ticker: SEPL
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 2009
- Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: UK£447.218m
- Shares outstanding: 588.44m
- Website: https://seplatpetroleum.com
Number of Employees
- Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc
- 16A Temple Road
- Olu Holloway
Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, operates in the oil and gas exploration and production, and gas processing activities in Nigeria. It operates a portfolio of assets in the Niger Delta region, incl...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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