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YOU

YouGovAIM:YOU Stock Report

Last Price

UK£14.40

Market Cap

UK£1.6b

7D

-1.4%

1Y

32.7%

Updated

16 Jan, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
YOU fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation0/6
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends0/6

YOU Stock Overview

YouGov plc provides online market research services in the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, the Nordic countries, the Middle East, Mainland Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

YouGov Competitors

Nielsen Holdings

NYSE:NLSN

US$7.4b

Momentive Global

NasdaqGS:MNTV

US$2.6b

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for YouGov
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£14.40
52 Week HighUK£16.00
52 Week LowUK£9.40
Beta0.29
1 Month Change2.86%
3 Month Change12.28%
1 Year Change32.72%
3 Year Change257.76%
5 Year Change530.89%
Change since IPO4,814.68%

Recent News & Updates

Dec 01
Are YouGov plc (LON:YOU) Investors Paying Above The Intrinsic Value?

Are YouGov plc (LON:YOU) Investors Paying Above The Intrinsic Value?

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Nov 10
Investors Will Want YouGov's (LON:YOU) Growth In ROCE To Persist

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Shareholder Returns

YOUGB MediaGB Market
7D-1.4%-0.3%-0.5%
1Y32.7%15.5%8.7%

Return vs Industry: YOU exceeded the UK Media industry which returned 15.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: YOU exceeded the UK Market which returned 8.7% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is YOU's price volatile compared to industry and market?
YOU volatility
YOU Average Weekly Movement5.2%
Media Industry Average Movement5.3%
Market Average Movement5.0%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.5%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.4%

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

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

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
20001,350Stephan Shakespearehttps://www.yougov.co.uk

YouGov plc provides online market research services in the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, the Nordic countries, the Middle East, Mainland Europe, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through three divisions: Data Products, Data Services, and Custom Research. The Data Products division offers syndicated data products, which are available to clients on a subscription basis.

YouGov Fundamentals Summary

How do YouGov's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
YOU fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£1.60b
Earnings (TTM)UK£11.50m
Revenue (TTM)UK£169.00m

139.2x

P/E Ratio

9.5x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
YOU income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£169.00m
Cost of RevenueUK£26.20m
Gross ProfitUK£142.80m
ExpensesUK£131.30m
EarningsUK£11.50m

Last Reported Earnings

Jul 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Nov 08, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)0.10
Gross Margin84.50%
Net Profit Margin6.80%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did YOU perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

0.4%

Current Dividend Yield

57%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

Is YouGov undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

139.2x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: YOU (£14.4) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£12.07)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: YOU is poor value based on its PE Ratio (139.2x) compared to the UK Media industry average (27.9x).

PE vs Market: YOU is poor value based on its PE Ratio (139.2x) compared to the UK market (19.5x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: YOU is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.3x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: YOU is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (14.2x) compared to the GB Media industry average (2x).


Future Growth

How is YouGov forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

32.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: YOU's forecast earnings growth (32.6% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: YOU's earnings (32.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (12.1% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: YOU's revenue (13.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: YOU's revenue (13.2% 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 YOU's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


Past Performance

How has YouGov performed over the past 5 years?

21.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: YOU has a large one-off loss of £6.8M impacting its July 31 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: YOU's current net profit margins (6.8%) are higher than last year (6.3%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: YOU's earnings have grown significantly by 21% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: YOU's earnings growth over the past year (19.8%) is below its 5-year average (21% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: YOU earnings growth over the past year (19.8%) underperformed the Media industry 20.9%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: YOU's Return on Equity (10.3%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is YouGov's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: YOU's short term assets (£82.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (£67.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: YOU's short term assets (£82.4M) exceed its long term liabilities (£16.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: YOU is debt free.

Reducing Debt: YOU had no debt 5 years ago.

Debt Coverage: YOU has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: YOU has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is YouGov current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.42%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: YOU's dividend (0.42%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.39%).

High Dividend: YOU's dividend (0.42%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.05%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: YOU 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: YOU is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of YOU'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?

4.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Stephan Shakespeare

21.83yrs

Tenure

UK£619,731

Compensation

Mr. Stephan Shakespeare co-founded YouGov PLC in 2000 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shakespeare is also Founder at ConservativeHome.com. He served as Joint Chief Executive Officer of YouGo...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Stephan's total compensation ($USD847.43K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.56M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Stephan's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: YOU's management team is considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: YOU's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: YOU 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

YouGov plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: YouGov plc
  • Ticker: YOU
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2000
  • Industry: Advertising
  • Sector: Media
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£1.601b
  • Shares outstanding: 111.16m
  • Website: https://www.yougov.co.uk

Number of Employees


Location

  • YouGov plc
  • 50 Featherstone Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • EC1Y 8RT
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/16 19:04
End of Day Share Price2022/01/14 00:00
Earnings2021/07/31
Annual Earnings2021/07/31


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.