Cranswick plc produces and supplies food products to grocery retailers, food service sector, and other food producers in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and internationally. More Details
Excellent balance sheet established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Cranswick's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CWK is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CWK's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CWK underperformed the UK Food industry which returned 29.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CWK underperformed the UK Market which returned 25% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Cranswick's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StCranswick plc's (LON:CWK) Recent Stock Performance Looks Decent- Can Strong Fundamentals Be the Reason?
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StInvestors Met With Slowing Returns on Capital At Cranswick (LON:CWK)
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHave Insiders Sold Cranswick plc (LON:CWK) Shares Recently?
Is Cranswick 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: CWK (£36.78) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£44.87)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CWK is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CWK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.1x) compared to the GB Food industry average (16.5x).
PE vs Market: CWK is good value based on its PE Ratio (23.1x) compared to the UK market (25.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CWK is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CWK is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.1x) compared to the GB Food industry average (1.5x).
How is Cranswick forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CWK's forecast earnings growth (5.2% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: CWK's earnings (5.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (17.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CWK's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CWK's revenue (3.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (5.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CWK's revenue (3.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CWK's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.7%).
How has Cranswick performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CWK has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CWK's current net profit margins (4.8%) are lower than last year (4.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CWK's earnings have grown by 11.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CWK's earnings growth over the past year (19.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (11.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CWK earnings growth over the past year (19.4%) exceeded the Food industry 13.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CWK's Return on Equity (13.7%) is considered low.
How is Cranswick's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CWK's short term assets (£373.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (£231.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: CWK's short term assets (£373.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (£144.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CWK's debt to equity ratio (12.5%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: CWK's debt to equity ratio has increased from 5.6% to 12.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CWK's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (209.8%).
Interest Coverage: CWK's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (36.3x coverage).
What is Cranswick current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CWK's dividend (1.64%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.36%).
High Dividend: CWK's dividend (1.64%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.09%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CWK's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CWK's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (27.5%), CWK's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CWK's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (36.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Adam Couch (51 yo)
Mr. Adam Hartley Couch has been the Chief Executive Officer of Cranswick plc since August 2012. Mr. Couch has over 23 years’ experience in the food industry. He served as Managing Director of the fresh por...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Adam's total compensation ($USD4.07M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.67M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Adam's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: CWK's management team is seasoned and experienced (8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CWK's board of directors are considered experienced (9.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CWK insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Cranswick plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Cranswick plc
- Ticker: CWK
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1972
- Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Market Cap: UK£1.939b
- Shares outstanding: 52.73m
- Website: https://www.cranswick.plc.uk
Number of Employees
- Cranswick plc
- Crane Court
- Hesslewood Country Office Park
- North Humberside
- HU13 0PA
- United Kingdom
Cranswick plc produces and supplies food products to grocery retailers, food service sector, and other food producers in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and internationally. It offers fresh pork, g...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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