Versarien plc, an engineering materials company, provides engineering solutions for various industry sectors in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, North America, and internationally.
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Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.
Share Price & News
How has Versarien's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: VRS's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: VRS underperformed the UK Chemicals industry which returned -38.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VRS underperformed the UK Market which returned -25.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Versarien's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 month ago | Simply Wall StShareholders Are Thrilled That The Versarien (LON:VRS) Share Price Increased 294%
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Is Versarien undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate VRS's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate VRS's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: VRS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Chemicals industry average.
PE vs Market: VRS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate VRS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: VRS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.2x) compared to the GB Chemicals industry average (1.4x).
How is Versarien forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Materials 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 Versarien 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.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
- Take a look at our analysis of VRS’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
- Versarien competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
- Explore growth companies in the Materials industry.
How has Versarien performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VRS is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: VRS is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VRS is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -19.3% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare VRS's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: VRS is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Chemicals industry (-6.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: VRS has a negative Return on Equity (-34.54%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Versarien's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VRS's short term assets (£7.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (£2.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: VRS's short term assets (£7.0M) exceed its long term liabilities (£1.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VRS's debt to equity ratio (3.5%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: VRS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.05% to 3.5% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: VRS has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: VRS's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 16.9x debt).
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: VRS has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: VRS has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -17.7% each year
What is Versarien's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate VRS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate VRS'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 VRS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VRS'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 VRS'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
Neill Ricketts (48yo)
Mr. Neill Gareth Ricketts, B.Eng (Hons) serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Versarien plc. Mr. Rick etts served as the Managing Director of UK and European Operations of Hardide Coatings Limited, a su ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Neill's total compensation ($USD254.68K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD337.19K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Neill's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Executive Chairman & CEO||no data||UK£208.00k||8.99% £7.7m|
|CFO, Company Secretary & Director||6.75yrs||UK£166.00k||0.19% £159.1k|
|Non-Executive Director||4.17yrs||UK£20.00k||no data|
|Non-Executive Director||0.75yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: VRS's board of directors are considered experienced (4.2 years average tenure).
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 4.5%.
Versarien plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Versarien plc
- Ticker: VRS
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 2010
- Industry: Specialty Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: UK£85.690m
- Shares outstanding: 169.68m
- Website: https://www.versarien.com
Number of Employees
- Versarien plc
- 2 Chosen View Road
- GL51 9LT
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|VRS||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Jun 2013|
|VRSR.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jun 2013|
|9RV||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jun 2013|
Versarien plc, an engineering materials company, provides engineering solutions for various industry sectors in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, North America, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Graphene and Plastic Products, and Hard Wear and Metallic Products. The Graphene and Plastic Products segment offers graphene products, such as Nanene, a few-layer graphene; Polygrene, a graphene enhanced polymer; Hexotene, a few-layer hexagonal boron nitride nano-platelet powder; and graphene-based nanomaterials for energy storage devices, as well as a range of electrically conductive graphene inks for various printing processes, substrates, and applications under the Graphinks name. The Hard Wear and Metallic Products segment provides graphene enhanced plastic products, including graphene enhanced mobile accessories, injection molding products, tool boxes, transit trays, PU foam tanks, and vacuum forming products. This segment also offers sintered tungsten carbide products comprising special inserts and blanks, cutting knives, wear-resistant parts, nozzles and valve inserts for flow control, and defense and aerospace tungsten carbide parts for use in arduous environment applications; and microporous metals for the thermal management industry, as well as supplies extruded aluminum products, such as aluminum industrial products and aluminum heat sinks. Versarien plc has a collaboration agreement with Refractory Solutions Insertec S.L.U. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Cheltenham, the United Kingdom.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/04/04 00:38|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/03 00:00|
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