Zotefoams plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, distributes, and sells polyolefin block foams in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, North America, and internationally. More Details
Adequate balance sheet average dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Zotefoams's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: ZTF is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: ZTF's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: ZTF underperformed the UK Chemicals industry which returned 44.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ZTF exceeded the UK Market which returned 22.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Zotefoams's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 month ago | Simply Wall StAre Zotefoams plc (LON:ZTF) Investors Paying Above The Intrinsic Value?
2 months ago | Simply Wall StWe Think Some Shareholders May Hesitate To Increase Zotefoams plc's (LON:ZTF) CEO Compensation
2 months ago | Simply Wall StDid Zotefoams plc (LON:ZTF) Insiders Sell Shares?
Is Zotefoams 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: ZTF (£4.45) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£3.89)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ZTF is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ZTF is good value based on its PE Ratio (29.9x) compared to the UK Chemicals industry average (42.1x).
PE vs Market: ZTF is poor value based on its PE Ratio (29.9x) compared to the UK market (23.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: ZTF is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ZTF is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.3x) compared to the GB Chemicals industry average (3.5x).
How is Zotefoams forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ZTF's forecast earnings growth (13.4% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: ZTF's earnings (13.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (14.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ZTF's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: ZTF's revenue (10.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ZTF's revenue (10.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: ZTF's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.7%).
How has Zotefoams performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ZTF has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: ZTF's current net profit margins (8.7%) are lower than last year (10.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ZTF's earnings have grown by 9.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ZTF's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: ZTF had negative earnings growth (-12.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Chemicals industry average (3.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: ZTF's Return on Equity (7.6%) is considered low.
How is Zotefoams's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ZTF's short term assets (£55.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (£31.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: ZTF's short term assets (£55.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (£30.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ZTF's debt to equity ratio (45.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: ZTF's debt to equity ratio has increased from 15.2% to 45.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ZTF's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (26.8%).
Interest Coverage: ZTF's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (13.1x coverage).
What is Zotefoams's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: ZTF's dividend (1.92%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.31%).
High Dividend: ZTF's dividend (1.92%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: ZTF's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: ZTF's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (42.4%), ZTF's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: ZTF's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (33.2% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
David Stirling (54 yo)
Mr. David B. Stirling, BSc, CA, MBA, MSc, has been Group Chief Executive Officer at Zotefoams plc since May 2000 and serves as its Managing Director. Mr. Stirling joined Zotefoams PLC in September 1997 as ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD687.27K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD569.94K).
Compensation vs Earnings: David's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Board: ZTF's board of directors are considered experienced (3.5 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Zotefoams plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Zotefoams plc
- Ticker: ZTF
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1921
- Industry: Commodity Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: UK£214.316m
- Shares outstanding: 48.16m
- Website: https://www.zotefoams.com
Number of Employees
- Zotefoams plc
- 675 Mitcham Road
- Greater London
- CR9 3AL
- United Kingdom
Zotefoams plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, distributes, and sells polyolefin block foams in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, North America, and internationally. The company operate...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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