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HILS

Hill & Smith HoldingsLSE:HILS Stock Report

Market Cap

UK£1.3b

7D

-10.2%

1Y

26.2%

Updated

29 Nov, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
HILS fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation1/6
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance1/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends3/6

HILS Stock Overview

Hill & Smith Holdings PLC manufactures and supplies infrastructure products in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia, and internationally.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Hill & Smith Holdings
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£16.66
52 Week HighUK£19.22
52 Week LowUK£12.40
Beta0.78
1 Month Change-9.16%
3 Month Change-10.04%
1 Year Change26.21%
3 Year Change41.31%
5 Year Change36.56%
Change since IPO1,549.00%

Recent News & Updates

Nov 25
Calculating The Intrinsic Value Of Hill & Smith Holdings PLC (LON:HILS)

Calculating The Intrinsic Value Of Hill & Smith Holdings PLC (LON:HILS)

Today we'll do a simple run through of a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of Hill & Smith Holdings...

Oct 27
The Returns On Capital At Hill & Smith Holdings (LON:HILS) Don't Inspire Confidence

The Returns On Capital At Hill & Smith Holdings (LON:HILS) Don't Inspire Confidence

What are the early trends we should look for to identify a stock that could multiply in value over the long term...

Aug 31
We Think Hill & Smith Holdings (LON:HILS) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt

We Think Hill & Smith Holdings (LON:HILS) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt

Warren Buffett famously said, 'Volatility is far from synonymous with risk.' So it seems the smart money knows that...

Aug 14
Hill & Smith Holdings' (LON:HILS) Shareholders Will Receive A Bigger Dividend Than Last Year

Hill & Smith Holdings' (LON:HILS) Shareholders Will Receive A Bigger Dividend Than Last Year

Hill & Smith Holdings PLC ( LON:HILS ) will increase its dividend on the 7th of January to UK£0.12. Even though the...

Shareholder Returns

HILSGB Metals and MiningGB Market
7D-10.2%-1.9%-1.9%
1Y26.2%12.9%13.8%

Return vs Industry: HILS exceeded the UK Metals and Mining industry which returned 8.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HILS exceeded the UK Market which returned 11.6% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is HILS's price volatile compared to industry and market?
HILS volatility
HILS Average Weekly Movement3.9%
Metals and Mining Industry Average Movement7.2%
Market Average Movement4.9%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market9.7%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.6%

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.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
18244,500Paul Simmonshttps://www.hsholdings.co.uk

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 & Security; Utilities; and Galvanizing Services segments. The Roads & Security segment designs, manufactures, and installs temporary and permanent safety products for the roads market, as well as provides range of security products to protect people, buildings, and infrastructure from attacks, including hostile vehicle mitigation solutions, perimeter fencing, and access covers.

Hill & Smith Holdings Fundamentals Summary

How do Hill & Smith Holdings's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
HILS fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£1.34b
Earnings (TTM)UK£20.20m
Revenue (TTM)UK£699.10m

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
HILS income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£699.10m
Cost of RevenueUK£434.90m
Gross ProfitUK£264.20m
ExpensesUK£244.00m
EarningsUK£20.20m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.25
Gross Margin37.79%
Net Profit Margin2.89%
Debt/Equity Ratio42.7%

How did HILS perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

1.8%

Current Dividend Yield

116%

Payout Ratio

Does HILS pay a reliable dividends?

See HILS dividend history and benchmarks
When do you need to buy HILS by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Hill & Smith Holdings dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateDec 02 2021
Dividend Pay DateJan 07 2022
Days until Ex dividend2 days
Days until Dividend pay date38 days

Does HILS pay a reliable dividends?

See HILS dividend history and benchmarks

Valuation

Is Hill & Smith Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

1.8%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: HILS (£16.66) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£16.97)

Significantly Below Fair Value: HILS is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HILS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (65.8x) compared to the UK Metals and Mining industry average (9x).

PE vs Market: HILS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (65.8x) compared to the UK market (19.2x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: HILS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.9x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HILS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.1x) compared to the GB Metals and Mining industry average (1.8x).


Future Growth

How is Hill & Smith Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?

22.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: HILS's forecast earnings growth (22.7% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: HILS's earnings (22.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (12.3% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: HILS's revenue (3.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (4.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: HILS's revenue (3.7% 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 (18%).


Past Performance

How has Hill & Smith Holdings performed over the past 5 years?

-6.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HILS has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: HILS's current net profit margins (2.9%) are lower than last year (5.6%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HILS's earnings have declined by 6.1% 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 (-45.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Metals and Mining industry average (150.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: HILS's Return on Equity (6.3%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Hill & Smith Holdings's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HILS's short term assets (£268.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (£153.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: HILS's short term assets (£268.7M) exceed its long term liabilities (£191.3M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HILS's net debt to equity ratio (36.8%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: HILS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 57% to 42.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: HILS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (52.9%).

Interest Coverage: HILS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.8x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Hill & Smith Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.77%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayNov 30 2021Ex Dividend DateDec 02 2021Dividend Pay DateJan 07 202236 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 2 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: HILS's dividend (1.77%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.38%).

High Dividend: HILS's dividend (1.77%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.15%).


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: With its high payout ratio (116.2%), HILS's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: HILS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (40.2% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

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

6.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Paul Simmons

1

Tenure

UK£674,668

Compensation

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 ($USD897.51K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.53M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Paul's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

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


Board Members

Experienced Board: HILS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Hill & Smith Holdings PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Hill & Smith Holdings PLC
  • Ticker: HILS
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1824
  • Industry: Steel
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: UK£1.336b
  • Shares outstanding: 79.73m
  • Website: https://www.hsholdings.co.uk

Number of Employees


Location

  • Hill & Smith Holdings PLC
  • Westhaven House
  • Arleston Way
  • Solihull
  • West Midlands
  • B90 4LH
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/11/29 22:56
End of Day Share Price2021/11/29 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.