AIM:INS

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Instem plc provides information technology solutions to the life science market worldwide.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: INS has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.5%

INS

0.1%

GB Healthcare Services

8.6%

GB Market


1 Year Return

37.5%

INS

-17.8%

GB Healthcare Services

-19.4%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: INS exceeded the UK Healthcare Services industry which returned -19.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: INS exceeded the UK Market which returned -23.6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

INSIndustryMarket
7 Day0.5%0.1%8.6%
30 Day-12.0%1.8%-3.5%
90 Day-11.1%-16.2%-23.0%
1 Year37.5%37.5%-16.4%-17.8%-15.5%-19.4%
3 Year147.9%147.9%31.7%24.0%-8.8%-19.9%
5 Year128.6%128.6%52.6%39.0%4.2%-19.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

3.1%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: INS (£4.44) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£4.54)

Significantly Below Fair Value: INS is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: INS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.5x) compared to the Healthcare Services industry average (39.4x).

PE vs Market: INS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.5x) compared to the UK market (12.6x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate INS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: INS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.2x) compared to the GB Healthcare Services industry average (2.4x).


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Future Growth

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

11.4%

Forecasted annual revenue growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if INS's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (0.5%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if INS's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the UK market

High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: INS's revenue (11.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (2.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: INS's revenue (11.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: INS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.9%).


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Past Performance

How has Instem performed over the past 5 years?

44.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: INS has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: INS's current net profit margins (7.4%) are higher than last year (6.5%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: INS's earnings have grown significantly by 44.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: INS's earnings growth over the past year (27.3%) is below its 5-year average (44.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: INS earnings growth over the past year (27.3%) exceeded the Healthcare Services industry -3.8%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: INS's Return on Equity (10.4%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Instem's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: INS's short term assets (£13.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (£12.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: INS's short term assets (£13.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (£4.8M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: INS is debt free.

Reducing Debt: INS has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 4.3%.

Debt Coverage: INS has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: INS has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate INS's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if INS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if INS'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 INS'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?

3.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Phil Reason (57yo)

no data

Tenure

UK£243,000

Compensation

Mr. Phil J. Reason serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Instem LSS Limited, Instem Associates Limited and Instem plc (Instem Life Science Systems plc). Mr. Reason is an experienced chief executive who  ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Phil's total compensation ($USD299.98K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD335.16K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Phil Reason
CEO & Executive Directorno dataUK£243.00k4.11% £3.0m
Nigel Goldsmith
CFO, Secretary & Executive Director8.42yrsUK£133.00kno data
Marybeth Thompson
Chief Operating Officer3.25yrsno datano data
Gordon Baxter
Chief Scientific Officerno datano datano data
Gary Mitchell
Vice President of Global Marketingno datano datano data
Jerry Hacker
Senior Vice President of Global Sales3.67yrsno datano data
Adrian Gare
Vice President of Corporate Developmentno datano datano data
Eve Leconte
Head of People Services1.25yrsno datano data
Mike Harwood
Executive Vice President of Regulatory eStudy Solutionsno datano datano data
Gregor Grant
Executive Vice President of Preclinical Solutionsno datano datano data

3.5yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: INS's management team is considered experienced (3.5 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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Instem plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Instem plc
  • Ticker: INS
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1969
  • Industry: Health Care Technology
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Market Cap: UK£73.365m
  • Shares outstanding: 16.67m
  • Website: https://www.instem.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Instem plc
  • Diamond Way
  • Stone Business Park
  • Stone
  • Staffordshire
  • ST15 0SD
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
INSAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPOct 2010
54IBST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesOrdinary SharesDEEUROct 2010

Biography

Instem plc provides information technology solutions to the life science market worldwide. The company offers solutions for data collection, management, and analysis to meet the needs of life science and healthcare organizations for data-driven decision making. Its solutions include Provantis, an integrated Windows-based system for organizations and universities that are engaged in non-clinical evaluation studies; submit platform that provides a suite of integrated tools and services for the creation and management of SEND datasets and associated documents for contract research organizations and sponsors; ALPHADAS, an eSource EDC system for early phase clinical trials; Animal Care Information System, an animal management software solution; Logbook, a repository for information; and Toxicology Resource Planning, a toxicology solution for pharmaceutical, chemical, and contract research laboratory corporations. The company also provides Comet Assay IV, a live video imaging system for reproducible comet slide scoring; and Sorcerer Colony Counter for automatic plate counter; Cyto Study Manager, a data acquisition and reporting solution; Ames Study Manager, plate countiner; Sorcerer Colony Counter for automatic plate counter; NOTOCORD-hem and NOTOCORD-fps software platforms to acquire, display, and analyze physiological signals; SEND Explorer, a Web-based application with optional data warehousing capabilities; and SRS data integration platform. It also provides data management, cloud, safety assessment, regulatory information management, solution deployment, and validation services. Additionally, it provides software solutions for extracting intelligence from research and development related healthcare data; and develops, manufactures, and supplies software and hardware products for in vitro study data collection and study management. Instem plc was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Stone, the United Kingdom. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/10 00:42
End of Day Share Price2020/04/09 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.