AIM:CRPR

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Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record with adequate balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

3.9%

CRPR

-3.1%

GB Forestry

0.07%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-31.0%

CRPR

-1.8%

GB Forestry

-15.4%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: CRPR underperformed the UK Forestry industry which returned -1.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CRPR underperformed the UK Market which returned -15.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CRPRIndustryMarket
7 Day3.9%-3.1%0.07%
30 Day8.1%-0.3%1.7%
90 Day-9.7%8.5%-1.8%
1 Year-30.9%-31.0%1.2%-1.8%-12.1%-15.4%
3 Year-38.2%-39.7%9.6%-1.9%-8.4%-19.7%
5 Year59.1%52.0%74.7%5.5%16.4%-9.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CRPR (£9.35) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£36.15)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CRPR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.5x) compared to the XE Forestry industry average (12.1x).

PE vs Market: CRPR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.5x) compared to the UK market (18.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CRPR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.6x) compared to the XE Forestry industry average (1x).


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Future Growth

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

3.6%

Forecasted annual revenue growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if CRPR's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (1.2%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if CRPR'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: CRPR's revenue (3.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CRPR's revenue (3.6% 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 CRPR's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has James Cropper performed over the past 5 years?

5.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CRPR has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CRPR's current net profit margins (4.6%) are higher than last year (2.3%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CRPR's earnings have grown by 5.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CRPR's earnings growth over the past year (108.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (5.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CRPR earnings growth over the past year (108.3%) exceeded the Forestry industry -28.1%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: CRPR's Return on Equity (14%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is James Cropper's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CRPR's short term assets (£43.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (£20.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: CRPR's short term assets (£43.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (£27.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CRPR's debt to equity ratio (42.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CRPR's debt to equity ratio has increased from 27.6% to 42.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CRPR's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (89.5%).

Interest Coverage: CRPR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.2x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

0.89%

Forecast Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CRPR'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 CRPR's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CRPR's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

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


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CRPR'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?

6.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Phil Wild (51 yo)

8yrs

Tenure

UK£299,000

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 ($USD390.10K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD355.54K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Phil's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Philip Wild
CEO & Executive Director8yrsUK£299.00k0.27%
£ 241.0k
Isabelle Maddock
CFO & Executive Director6.25yrsUK£228.00k0.13%
£ 116.3k
Karl Watson
Chief Operating Officer6.75yrsUK£228.00k0%
£ 0
Patrick Willink
MD of Colourform Division & Executive Director22.58yrsUK£203.00k0.61%
£ 543.0k
Martin Thompson
MD of TFP Division & Executive Director7.33yrsUK£206.00k0.33%
£ 292.9k
Stephen Anthony Adams
MD of Paper Division & Executive Director3.75yrsUK£235.00k0.011%
£ 10.3k
James Cropper
Honorary President7.25yrsno datano data
Caroline Noble
Head of Informationno datano datano data
Kate Rowling
Head of Healthno datano datano data
James Aldridge
Company Secretary4.92yrsno datano data

6.3yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CRPR's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Philip Wild
CEO & Executive Director8yrsUK£299.00k0.27%
£ 241.0k
Isabelle Maddock
CFO & Executive Director6.25yrsUK£228.00k0.13%
£ 116.3k
Patrick Willink
MD of Colourform Division & Executive Director22.58yrsUK£203.00k0.61%
£ 543.0k
Martin Thompson
MD of TFP Division & Executive Director7.33yrsUK£206.00k0.33%
£ 292.9k
Stephen Anthony Adams
MD of Paper Division & Executive Director3.75yrsUK£235.00k0.011%
£ 10.3k
Andrew Hosty
Senior Independent Non-Executive Directorno dataUK£31.00k0.0052%
£ 4.7k
Mark A. Cropper
Chairman of the Board10.25yrsUK£96.00k23.35%
£ 20.9m
James Sharp
Non-Executive Director11.08yrsUK£36.00k0.12%
£ 106.4k
Lyndsey Scott
Non-Executive Director1.17yrsUK£21.00k0.0052%
£ 4.7k

7.7yrs

Average Tenure

55yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CRPR's board of directors are considered experienced (7.7 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

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


Key Information

  • Name: James Cropper PLC
  • Ticker: CRPR
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1845
  • Industry: Paper Products
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: UK£89.337m
  • Shares outstanding: 9.55m
  • Website: https://www.cropper.com

Number of Employees


Location

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

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CRPRAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJan 1992
6JCBST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJan 1992

Biography

James Cropper PLC manufactures and sells papers products and advanced materials. It operates through Paper, Colourform, and Technical Fibre Products divisions. The company offers specialty papers and board ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/25 20:58
End of Day Share Price2020/10/23 00:00
Earnings2020/03/28
Annual Earnings2020/03/28


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.