HOTC Stock Overview
Hotel Chocolat Group plc manufactures and retails chocolates under the Hotel Chocolat brand name in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, Saint Lucia, the United States, Japan, and internationally.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£2.85|
|52 Week High||UK£5.40|
|52 Week Low||UK£2.80|
|1 Month Change||-15.56%|
|3 Month Change||-33.72%|
|1 Year Change||-22.45%|
|3 Year Change||-15.18%|
|5 Year Change||-19.03%|
|Change since IPO||50.00%|
Recent News & Updates
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|HOTC||GB Food||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: HOTC matched the UK Food industry which returned -23.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: HOTC underperformed the UK Market which returned -10.4% over the past year.
|HOTC Average Weekly Movement||7.3%|
|Food Industry Average Movement||4.5%|
|Market Average Movement||5.5%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: HOTC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: HOTC's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Hotel Chocolat Group plc manufactures and retails chocolates under the Hotel Chocolat brand name in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, Saint Lucia, the United States, Japan, and internationally. It offers a range of chocolates, including gift, and rare and vintage chocolates, as well as coffee drinks, cocoa alcohols, and beauty products. The company sells its products through a network of stores, as well as through online subscription; and operates restaurants, hotels, and cocoa estates.
Hotel Chocolat Group Fundamentals Summary
|HOTC fundamental statistics|
Is HOTC overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|HOTC income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£80.59m|
Last Reported Earnings
Dec 26, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.093|
|Net Profit Margin||6.23%|
How did HOTC perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is HOTC undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for HOTC?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is HOTC's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does HOTC's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|HOTC PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: HOTC is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (30.5x) compared to the peer average (10.8x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does HOTC's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the U.K. Food Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: HOTC is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (30.5x) compared to the UK Food industry average (15.7x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is HOTC'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.
|Current PE Ratio||30.5x|
|Fair PE Ratio||17.1x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: HOTC is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (30.5x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (17.1x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of HOTC when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: HOTC (£2.85) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£13.55)
Significantly Below Fair Value: HOTC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: HOTC is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)
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How is Hotel Chocolat Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Future Growth Score3/6
Future Growth Score 3/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: HOTC's forecast earnings growth (19% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: HOTC's earnings (19% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (10.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: HOTC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: HOTC's revenue (10.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: HOTC's revenue (10.6% 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 HOTC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
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How has Hotel Chocolat Group performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score1/6
Past Performance Score 1/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: HOTC has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: HOTC became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: HOTC's earnings have declined by 17.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: HOTC has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: HOTC has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Food industry (34.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: HOTC's Return on Equity (9.7%) is considered low.
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How is Hotel Chocolat Group's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: HOTC's short term assets (£121.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (£74.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: HOTC's short term assets (£121.1M) exceed its long term liabilities (£30.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: HOTC is debt free.
Reducing Debt: HOTC has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 21.2%.
Debt Coverage: HOTC has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: HOTC has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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What is Hotel Chocolat Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate HOTC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate HOTC'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 HOTC's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HOTC's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: HOTC is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as HOTC has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Angus Thirlwell (58 yo)
Mr. Angus Thirlwell is Board Adviser at Silverwood Brands plc. He Co-founded Hotel Chocolat Group plc in 1993 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and has a particular focus on brand strategy, product...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Angus's total compensation ($USD303.71K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.02M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Angus's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: HOTC's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.9 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: HOTC's board of directors are considered experienced (7.3 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 9.1%.
Hotel Chocolat Group plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Hotel Chocolat Group plc
- Ticker: HOTC
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 1993
- Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Implied Market Cap: UK£391.357m
- Shares outstanding: 137.32m
- Website: https://www.hotelchocolat.com
Number of Employees
- Hotel Chocolat Group plc
- Mint House
- Newark Close
- SG8 5HL
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/06/24 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/06/24 00:00|
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.