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CRPR

James Cropper AIM:CRPR Stock Report

Last Price

UK£10.55

Market Cap

UK£100.8m

7D

-5.8%

1Y

-18.8%

Updated

07 Aug, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
CRPR fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation0/6
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance1/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends0/6

CRPR Stock Overview

James Cropper PLC manufactures and sells papers products and advanced materials.

James Cropper Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for James Cropper
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£10.55
52 Week HighUK£16.50
52 Week LowUK£8.25
Beta1.28
1 Month Change11.64%
3 Month Change-8.26%
1 Year Change-18.85%
3 Year Change-5.80%
5 Year Change-40.56%
Change since IPO555.28%

Recent News & Updates

Jul 28
Capital Allocation Trends At James Cropper (LON:CRPR) Aren't Ideal

Capital Allocation Trends At James Cropper (LON:CRPR) Aren't Ideal

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Shareholder Returns

CRPRGB ForestryGB Market
7D-5.8%-0.6%0.5%
1Y-18.8%-8.1%-6.8%

Return vs Industry: CRPR underperformed the UK Forestry industry which returned -8.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CRPR underperformed the UK Market which returned -6.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CRPR's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CRPR volatility
CRPR Average Weekly Movement6.9%
Forestry Industry Average Movement5.4%
Market Average Movement5.4%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.7%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.7%

Stable Share Price: CRPR is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CRPR's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
1845628Phil Wildhttps://www.jamescropper.com

James Cropper PLC manufactures and sells papers products and advanced materials. It operates through Paper, Colourform, and Technical Fibre Products segments. The company offers specialty papers and boards; and moulded fiber products, as well as converts paper.

James Cropper Fundamentals Summary

How do James Cropper's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CRPR fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£100.80m
Earnings (TTM)UK£1.36m
Revenue (TTM)UK£105.67m

74.2x

P/E Ratio

1.0x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CRPR income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£105.67m
Cost of RevenueUK£46.62m
Gross ProfitUK£59.05m
Other ExpensesUK£57.69m
EarningsUK£1.36m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 26, 2022

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.14
Gross Margin55.88%
Net Profit Margin1.29%
Debt/Equity Ratio35.9%

How did CRPR perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

0.9%

Current Dividend Yield

70%

Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.

Valuation

Is CRPR undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score

0/6

Valuation Score 0/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for CRPR?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

CRPR key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue1.1x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA18x
PEG Ratio1.6x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does CRPR's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

CRPR PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for CRPR vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average9.9x
WBI Woodbois
1.1xn/aUK£82.1m
MNDI Mondi
7x-1.6%UK£7.2b
AAZ Anglo Asian Mining
16.1xn/aUK£98.3m
CGS Castings
15.4x12.7%UK£132.0m
CRPR James Cropper
74.2x45.2%UK£100.8m

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: CRPR is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (74.2x) compared to the peer average (9.9x).


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does CRPR's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the European Forestry Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: CRPR is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (74.2x) compared to the European Forestry industry average (8.8x)


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is CRPR'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.

CRPR PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio74.2x
Fair PE Ratio24.8x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: CRPR is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (74.2x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (24.8x).


Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of CRPR when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: CRPR (£10.55) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£1.33)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CRPR is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.


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Future Growth

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

Future Growth Score

4/6

Future Growth Score 4/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


45.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CRPR's forecast earnings growth (45.2% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: CRPR's earnings (45.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (10% per year).

High Growth Earnings: CRPR's earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CRPR's revenue (8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CRPR's revenue (8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CRPR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.2%).


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Past Performance

How has James Cropper performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

1/6

Past Performance Score 1/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


-15.8%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CRPR has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CRPR's current net profit margins (1.3%) are lower than last year (2%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CRPR's earnings have declined by 15.8% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: CRPR had negative earnings growth (-13.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Forestry industry average (83.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CRPR's Return on Equity (3.9%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is James Cropper's financial position?

Financial Health Score

6/6

Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CRPR's short term assets (£48.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (£22.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: CRPR's short term assets (£48.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (£35.5M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CRPR's net debt to equity ratio (13.7%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: CRPR's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 37.8% to 35.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CRPR's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (26.8%).

Interest Coverage: CRPR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.9x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is James Cropper current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

0/6

Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


0.95%

Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CRPR's dividend (0.95%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.87%).

High Dividend: CRPR's dividend (0.95%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.13%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CRPR is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: CRPR is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: CRPR is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: CRPR is paying a dividend but the company has no free cash flows.


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Management

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

6.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Phil Wild (53 yo)

9.83yrs

Tenure

UK£278,000

Compensation

Mr. Philip I. Wild, BEng, also known as Phil, serves as the Managing Director of James Cropper Converting Limited and James Cropper Speciality Papers Ltd. Mr. Wild has been the Chief Executive Officer of J...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Phil's total compensation ($USD334.85K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD336.69K).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CRPR's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: CRPR's board of directors are considered experienced (6.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CRPR 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

James Cropper PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: James Cropper PLC
  • Ticker: CRPR
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1845
  • Industry: Paper Products
  • Sector: Materials
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£100.803m
  • Shares outstanding: 9.55m
  • Website: https://www.jamescropper.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • James Cropper PLC
  • Burneside Mills
  • Kendal
  • Cumbria
  • LA9 6PZ
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/07 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/05 00:00
Earnings2022/03/26
Annual Earnings2022/03/26


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.