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Bloomsbury Publishing

Executive Summary

Bloomsbury Publishing plc publishes books and other media for general readers, children, students, researchers, and professionals worldwide. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Bloomsbury Publishing's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-3.8%

BMY

2.7%

GB Media

-0.8%

GB Market


1 Year Return

11.3%

BMY

-0.9%

GB Media

-3.7%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: BMY exceeded the UK Media industry which returned -2.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BMY exceeded the UK Market which returned -2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

BMYIndustryMarket
7 Day-3.8%2.7%-0.8%
30 Day-0.7%8.3%0.9%
90 Day9.1%14.0%6.6%
1 Year11.8%11.3%2.3%-0.9%2.1%-3.7%
3 Year82.5%69.9%-9.2%-21.6%9.6%-3.5%
5 Year118.5%88.2%-6.1%-25.9%41.7%14.3%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Bloomsbury Publishing's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

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

18.24x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: BMY (£2.75) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£2.46)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BMY is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.2x) compared to the GB Media industry average (21.9x).

PE vs Market: BMY is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.2x) compared to the UK market (23.6x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BMY is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.9x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BMY's PB Ratio (1.4x) is in line with the GB Media industry average.


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Future Growth

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

9.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BMY's forecast earnings growth (9.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1%).

Earnings vs Market: BMY's earnings (9.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (23.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: BMY's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: BMY's revenue (1.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BMY's revenue (1.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: BMY's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8.7%).


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Past Performance

How has Bloomsbury Publishing performed over the past 5 years?

3.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BMY has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: BMY's current net profit margins (7%) are higher than last year (5.7%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BMY's earnings have grown by 3.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BMY's earnings growth over the past year (31.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (3.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: BMY earnings growth over the past year (31.8%) exceeded the Media industry -35.7%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: BMY's Return on Equity (7.5%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Bloomsbury Publishing's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BMY's short term assets (£156.2M) exceed its short term liabilities (£67.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: BMY's short term assets (£156.2M) exceed its long term liabilities (£15.5M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BMY is debt free.

Reducing Debt: BMY has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 2.1%.

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

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


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Bloomsbury Publishing current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.93%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BMY's dividend (0.93%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.49%).

High Dividend: BMY's dividend (0.93%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.52%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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


Future Payout to Shareholders

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


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Management

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

2.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

John Newton (64 yo)

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Tenure

UK£1,250,000

Compensation

Mr. John Nigel Newton Founded Bloomsbury Publishing Plc in 1986 and serves as its Chief Executive. Mr. Newton served as Chairman of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc until September 27, 2007. He served as Assistan...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD1.76M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD795.37K).

Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
John Newton
Founderno dataUK£1.25m1.46%
£ 3.3m
Penny Scott-Bayfield
Group Finance Director & Director2.58yrsUK£278.00kno data
Elisabeth Calder
Co-Founder and Publishing Directorno dataUK£48.00kno data
Maya Abu-Deeb
Group General Counsel & Company Secretary2.08yrsno datano data
Kathleen Farrar
Group Sales & Marketing Directorno datano datano data
Alexandra J. Pringle
Group Editor-In-Chierfno dataUK£174.00kno data
Richard D. Charkin
Consultantno dataUK£298.00kno data
Kathryn Earle
Managing Director of Digital Resources Division4.42yrsno datano data
Rajiv Beri
Managing Director of India8.92yrsno datano data
Liz Bray
Managing Director of Australia2.83yrsno datano data
Jenny Ridout
Managing Director of Non-Consumer publishingno datano datano data
Ian Hudson
MD of Consumer Publishing & Executive Directorno datano datano data

2.8yrs

Average Tenure

67yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: BMY's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
John Newton
Founderno dataUK£1.25m1.46%
£ 3.3m
Penny Scott-Bayfield
Group Finance Director & Director2.58yrsUK£278.00kno data
Leslie-Ann Reed
Independent Non-Executive Director1.58yrsUK£25.00kno data
John Warren
Senior Independent Director5.58yrsUK£42.00k0.012%
£ 27.5k
Richard Lambert
Independent Non-Executive Chairman3.58yrsUK£111.00k0.012%
£ 27.5k
Steven Hall
Independent Non-Executive Director3.92yrsUK£41.00k0.0039%
£ 8.7k
Lola Young
Independent Non-Executive Director0.083yrno datano data

3.6yrs

Average Tenure

64yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: BMY's board of directors are considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).


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 5.4%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Bloomsbury Publishing plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Bloomsbury Publishing plc
  • Ticker: BMY
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1986
  • Industry: Publishing
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: UK£223.760m
  • Shares outstanding: 81.37m
  • Website: https://www.bloomsbury.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Bloomsbury Publishing plc
  • 50 Bedford Square
  • London
  • Greater London
  • WC1B 3DP
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BMBY.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJun 1994
BMYLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJun 1994
BMYlBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJun 1994
5JZDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJun 1994

Biography

Bloomsbury Publishing plc publishes books and other media for general readers, children, students, researchers, and professionals worldwide. The company offers books and digital resources to international ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/02/24 20:24
End of Day Share Price2021/02/24 00:00
Earnings2020/08/31
Annual Earnings2020/02/29


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.