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NFC

Next Fifteen Communications GroupAIM:NFC Stock Report

Market Cap

UK£1.1b

7D

2.7%

1Y

139.2%

Updated

23 Sep, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
NFC fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation0/6
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health5/6
Dividends0/6

NFC Overview

Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides communications services in the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, the United States, and the Asia Pacific.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Next Fifteen Communications Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£11.60
52 Week HighUK£4.21
52 Week LowUK£12.40
Beta1.24
1 Month Change23.40%
3 Month Change17.41%
1 Year Change139.18%
3 Year Change110.91%
5 Year Change237.70%
Change since IPO10,947.62%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

NFCGB MediaGB Market
7D2.7%2.3%0.4%
1Y139.2%74.6%24.5%

Return vs Industry: NFC exceeded the UK Media industry which returned 75% over the past year.

Return vs Market: NFC exceeded the UK Market which returned 23.1% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is NFC's price volatile compared to industry and market?
NFC volatility
NFC Beta1.24
Industry Beta1.04
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: NFC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: NFC's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
19812,077Tim Dysonhttps://www.next15.com

Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides communications services in the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, the United States, and the Asia Pacific. It offers strategy and insight, online marketing, corporate and internal communications, media training, brand and message consultancy, market research, digital, marketing communications, and creative and content, as well as public, media, analyst, and investor relations services; and digital and technology products and services. The company provides its services under the Agent3, encore, Publitek, Beyond, Savanta, MBooth, MBooth Health, MACH 49, MIGHTY SOCIAL, Archetype, Conversion Rate Experts, Twogether, ODD, The Blueshirt Group, OutCast, Velocity, SMG., ELVIS, Brandwidth, Activate, Planning-inc, and Palladium brands.

Next Fifteen Communications Group Fundamentals Summary

How do Next Fifteen Communications Group's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
NFC fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£1.08b
Earnings (TTM)-UK£4.94m
Revenue (TTM)UK£323.67m

3.3x

P/S Ratio

-217.9x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
NFC income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£323.67m
Cost of RevenueUK£245.25m
Gross ProfitUK£78.42m
ExpensesUK£83.36m
Earnings-UK£4.94m

Last Reported Earnings

Jan 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Sep 28, 2021

Earnings per share (EPS)-0.055
Gross Margin24.23%
Net Profit Margin-1.53%
Debt/Equity Ratio11.0%

How did NFC perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

0.6%

Current Dividend Yield

-127%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

Is Next Fifteen Communications Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

9.2x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: NFC (£11.6) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£10.03)

Significantly Below Fair Value: NFC is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: NFC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK Media industry average.

PE vs Market: NFC 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 NFC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: NFC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (9.2x) compared to the GB Media industry average (2x).


Future Growth

How is Next Fifteen Communications Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

40.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: NFC is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: NFC is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: NFC's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: NFC's revenue (6.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: NFC's revenue (6.4% 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 NFC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


Past Performance

How has Next Fifteen Communications Group performed over the past 5 years?

-14.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: NFC is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: NFC is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: NFC is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 14% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare NFC's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: NFC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (20.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: NFC has a negative Return on Equity (-3.38%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is Next Fifteen Communications Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: NFC's short term assets (£105.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£111.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: NFC's short term assets (£105.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (£93.1M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: NFC's debt to equity ratio (11%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: NFC's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 39.6% to 11% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: NFC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (503.6%).

Interest Coverage: NFC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.8x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Next Fifteen Communications Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.60%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: NFC's dividend (0.6%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.36%).

High Dividend: NFC's dividend (0.6%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (3.95%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: NFC is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: NFC is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

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


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of NFC's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.


Next Steps

Management

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

7.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Tim Dyson (60 yo)

29.67yrs

Tenure

UK£1,182,000

Compensation

Mr. Timothy John Bruce Dyson, also known as Tim, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Next Fifteen Communications Group PLC of 463 Communications, LLC since 1992 and heads its global operations. Mr. Dys...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Tim's total compensation ($USD1.62M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.34M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Tim's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: NFC's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: NFC's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 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: 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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.3%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Next Fifteen Communications Group plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc
  • Ticker: NFC
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1981
  • Industry: Advertising
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: UK£1.076b
  • Shares outstanding: 92.75m
  • Website: https://www.next15.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Next Fifteen Communications Group plc
  • 75 Bermondsey Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • SE1 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/23 21:37
End of Day Share Price2021/09/23 00:00
Earnings2021/01/31
Annual Earnings2021/01/31


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.