AIM:PGH

Stock Analysis Report

Personal Group Holdings

Executive Summary

Personal Group Holdings Plc provides short-term accident and health insurance, and employee services in the United Kingdom.

Rewards

Trading at 29.1% below its fair value

Revenue is forecast to grow 9.06% per year

Pays a high and reliable dividend of 5.87%

Risk Analysis

Earnings are forecast to decline by an average of -11.4% per year for the next 3 years



Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer and good value.

Share Price & News

How has Personal Group Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

6.1%

PGH

0.1%

GB Insurance

-0.9%

GB Market


1 Year Return

14.2%

PGH

1.3%

GB Insurance

6.2%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: PGH exceeded the UK Insurance industry which returned 2.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: PGH exceeded the UK Market which returned 6.6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

PGHIndustryMarket
7 Day6.1%0.1%-0.9%
30 Day3.9%3.3%-3.1%
90 Day19.3%11.2%3.9%
1 Year21.4%14.2%12.6%1.3%11.9%6.2%
3 Year43.1%20.5%18.4%-2.8%17.3%2.4%
5 Year-7.0%-27.9%30.3%-3.2%34.1%3.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Personal Group Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

29.1%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: PGH (£4.02) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£5.67)

Significantly Below Fair Value: PGH is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: PGH is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.3x) compared to the Insurance industry average (14.7x).

PE vs Market: PGH is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.3x) compared to the UK market (18.6x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: PGH's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: PGH is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.4x) compared to the GB Insurance industry average (1.8x).


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Future Growth

How is Personal Group Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

-11.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: PGH's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-11.4% per year).

Earnings vs Market: PGH's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-11.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: PGH's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: PGH's revenue (9.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (3.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: PGH's revenue (9.1% 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 PGH's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Personal Group Holdings performed over the past 5 years?

4.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: PGH has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: PGH's current net profit margins (13.5%) are lower than last year (18.7%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: PGH's earnings have grown by 4.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: PGH's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: PGH had negative earnings growth (-0.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Insurance industry average (23.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: PGH's Return on Equity (23.9%) is considered high.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Personal Group Holdings's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)


Financial Position Analysis


Debt to Equity History and Analysis


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: PGH has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: PGH's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are -69.6x debt).


Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: PGH's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if PGH has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: PGH reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if PGH has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: PGH has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if PGH has an appropriate level of bad loans.


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Dividend

What is Personal Group Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

5.87%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company5.9%marketbottom25%1.8%markettop25%5.1%industryaverage4.8%forecastin3Years5.9%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: PGH's dividend (5.87%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.81%).

High Dividend: PGH's dividend (5.87%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.1%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: PGH's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: PGH's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (82.2%), PGH's payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

5.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Deborah Rees-Frost (53yo)

1yrs

Tenure

UK£40,000

Compensation

Ms. Deborah Karen Rees-Frost has been Chief Executive Officer of Personal Group Holdings Plc since February 28, 2019. Ms. Rees-Frost co-founded Innecto in 2002. She is a Reward and Performance expert. She  ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Deborah Rees-Frost
CEO & Director1yrsUK£40.00k0.96% £1.2m
Michael Dugdale
CFO & Director7.1yrsUK£367.00k0.13% £166.6k
Andrew Lothian
Executive Director & MD of PGB2.5yrsUK£162.00k0.12% £153.2k
Ashley Doody
Chief Information Officer6.8yrsno data0.0029% £3.6k
Philip Dennis
Investor Relations Professional0yrsno datano data
Rebekah Tapping
Group HR Director5.1yrsno datano data
Lee Williams
Chief Commercial Officer1.1yrsno datano data
Sarah Mace
Company Secretary & Director5.8yrsno data0.0065% £8.1k

5.6yrs

Average Tenure

51yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: PGH's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.6 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Deborah Rees-Frost
CEO & Director1yrsUK£40.00k0.96% £1.2m
Michael Dugdale
CFO & Director7.1yrsUK£367.00k0.13% £166.6k
Andrew Lothian
Executive Director & MD of PGB2.5yrsUK£162.00k0.12% £153.2k
Sarah Mace
Company Secretary & Director5.8yrsno data0.0065% £8.1k
Robert Head
Non-Executive Director3.3yrsUK£40.00kno data
Kenneth Rooney
Non-Executive Deputy Chairman5.1yrsUK£40.00k0.0098% £12.3k
Mark Winlow
Chairman of the Board3.8yrsUK£76.00kno data
Maria Darby-Walker
Non-Executive Director0.7yrsno data0.00086% £1.1k

4.1yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: PGH's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 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

Personal Group Holdings Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Personal Group Holdings Plc
  • Ticker: PGH
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1984
  • Industry: Property and Casualty Insurance
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Market Cap: UK£125.134m
  • Shares outstanding: 31.13m
  • Website: https://www.personalgroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Personal Group Holdings Plc
  • John Ormond House
  • 899 Silbury Boulevard
  • Milton Keynes
  • Buckinghamshire
  • MK9 3XL
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
PGHAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPNov 2000
PRBD.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDNov 2000

Biography

Personal Group Holdings Plc provides short-term accident and health insurance, and employee services in the United Kingdom. It operates through four segments: Core Insurance, IT Salary Sacrifice, SaaS, and Other. The company offers insurance products, including hospital cash plans, convalescence plans, death benefit plans, and practical health plans. The company also provides employee health and wellbeing services, such as employee assistance programs, financial wellbeing schemes, discounted gym memberships, health check programs, lifestyle advices, and OnDemand GP. In addition, it offers discounts and rewards comprising everyday discounts, reward and recognition programs, corporate vouchers, e-vouchers, and cinema discounts; salary sacrifice schemes consisting of cycle2work, childcare vouchers, car salary sacrifice, home technology salary sacrifice, and holiday trading; and employee communications services, including employee surveys, e-payslips, total reward statements, management information, and employee notifications. Further, the company provides Hapi Hub, a cloud based management information reporting tool; and discounted cinema tickets. Personal Group Holdings Plc was founded in 1984 and is based in Milton Keynes, the United Kingdom. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/18 20:52
End of Day Share Price2020/02/18 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.