Hill & Smith Holdings PLC manufactures and supplies infrastructure products in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia, and internationally. More Details
Excellent balance sheet average dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Hill & Smith Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: HILS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: HILS's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
GB Metals and Mining
1 Year Return
GB Metals and Mining
Return vs Industry: HILS underperformed the UK Metals and Mining industry which returned 72.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: HILS exceeded the UK Market which returned 27.6% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Hill & Smith Holdings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StIs Hill & Smith Holdings PLC (LON:HILS) Worth UK£14.7 Based On Its Intrinsic Value?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StThe Chief Executive & Director of Hill & Smith Holdings PLC (LON:HILS), Paul Simmons, Just Bought A Few More Shares
1 month ago | Simply Wall StWould Hill & Smith Holdings PLC (LON:HILS) Be Valuable To Income Investors?
Is Hill & Smith Holdings 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: HILS (£15.16) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£13.35)
Significantly Below Fair Value: HILS is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: HILS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (50.2x) compared to the UK Metals and Mining industry average (12x).
PE vs Market: HILS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (50.2x) compared to the UK market (25.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: HILS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: HILS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.8x) compared to the GB Metals and Mining industry average (2.2x).
How is Hill & Smith Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: HILS's forecast earnings growth (15.8% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: HILS's earnings (15.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (17.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: HILS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: HILS's revenue (3.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (5.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: HILS's revenue (3.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: HILS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.5%).
How has Hill & Smith Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: HILS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: HILS's current net profit margins (3.6%) are lower than last year (7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: HILS's earnings have grown by 3.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: HILS's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: HILS had negative earnings growth (-50.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Metals and Mining industry average (20.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: HILS's Return on Equity (7.5%) is considered low.
How is Hill & Smith Holdings's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: HILS's short term assets (£242.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (£142.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: HILS's short term assets (£242.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (£183.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: HILS's debt to equity ratio (42.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: HILS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 51.6% to 42.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: HILS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (67.7%).
Interest Coverage: HILS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.9x coverage).
What is Hill & Smith Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: HILS's dividend (2.31%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.37%).
High Dividend: HILS's dividend (2.31%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.09%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: HILS's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: HILS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (88.4%), HILS's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: HILS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (40.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mr. Paul Simmons has been Director of Hill & Smith Holdings PLC since September 1, 2020 and serves as Chief Executive since November 12, 2020. He serves as Member of Executive board at Hill & Smith Holding...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Paul's total compensation ($USD950.69K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.37M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Paul's compensation with company performance.
Experienced Management: HILS's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: HILS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: HILS 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.
Hill & Smith Holdings PLC's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Hill & Smith Holdings PLC
- Ticker: HILS
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1824
- Industry: Steel
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: UK£1.207b
- Shares outstanding: 79.62m
- Website: https://www.hsholdings.co.uk
Number of Employees
- Hill & Smith Holdings PLC
- Westhaven House
- Arleston Way
- West Midlands
- B90 4LH
- United Kingdom
Hill & Smith Holdings PLC manufactures and supplies infrastructure products in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia, and internationally. It operates through Roads & Sec...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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