Helios Underwriting Plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides access to a limited liability investment for its shareholders in the Lloyd’s insurance market in the United Kingdom.
Fair value with acceptable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Helios Underwriting's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: HUW has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: HUW underperformed the UK Insurance industry which returned -13.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: HUW underperformed the UK Market which returned -12.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Helios Underwriting's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Helios Underwriting undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: HUW (£0.97) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.2)
Significantly Below Fair Value: HUW is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: HUW is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.8x) compared to the GB Insurance industry average (10.8x).
PE vs Market: HUW is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.8x) compared to the UK market (15.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate HUW's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: HUW is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the GB Insurance industry average (1.2x).
How is Helios Underwriting forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Insurance industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Helios Underwriting has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
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How has Helios Underwriting performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: HUW has a large one-off gain of £3.4M impacting its December 31 2019 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: HUW's current net profit margins (8.8%) are higher than last year (1.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: HUW's earnings have declined by 8.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: HUW's earnings growth over the past year (789%) exceeds its 5-year average (-8.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: HUW earnings growth over the past year (789%) exceeded the Insurance industry 5.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: HUW's Return on Equity (14.4%) is considered low.
How is Helios Underwriting's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: HUW's short term assets (£152.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (£87.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: HUW's short term assets (£152.1M) exceed its long term liabilities (£64.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: HUW's debt to equity ratio (7.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if HUW's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: HUW's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.
Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if HUW's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.
What is Helios Underwriting current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate HUW's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate HUW'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 HUW's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HUW's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: HUW is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of HUW's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Nigel Hanbury (63 yo)
Mr. Nigel John Hanbury has been the Chief Executive Officer of Helios Underwriting Plc (formerly Hampden Underwriting Plc) since October 2012. Mr. Hanbury served as the Chief Executive Officer of Hampden A ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Nigel's total compensation ($USD250.25K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD349.57K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Nigel's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chief Executive & Director||7.83yrs||UK£191.67k||24.76% |
|Finance Director & Director||4.33yrs||UK£154.17k||2.07% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||no data||UK£15.00k||0.75% |
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board||3.17yrs||UK£20.00k||0.45% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||7.08yrs||UK£15.00k||0.18% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||2.58yrs||UK£18.00k||2.13% |
Experienced Board: HUW's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: HUW insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Helios Underwriting Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Helios Underwriting Plc
- Ticker: HUW
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 2006
- Industry: Multi-line Insurance
- Sector: Insurance
- Market Cap: UK£16.866m
- Shares outstanding: 17.48m
- Website: https://www.huwplc.com
- Helios Underwriting Plc
- 40 Gracechurch Street
- 5th Floor
- Greater London
- EC3V 0BT
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|HUW||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Sep 2007|
Helios Underwriting Plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides access to a limited liability investment for its shareholders in the Lloyd’s insurance market in the United Kingdom. It operates through Sy ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/08/09 20:40|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/08/07 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.