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Centaur Media LSE:CAU Stock Report

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30 Jun, 2022


Company Financials +
CAU fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health5/6

CAU Stock Overview

Centaur Media Plc provides business information, training, and specialist consultancy to professional and commercial markets in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, North America, and internationally.

Centaur Media Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Centaur Media
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£0.45
52 Week HighUK£0.60
52 Week LowUK£0.41
1 Month Change-8.16%
3 Month Change-6.25%
1 Year Change9.76%
3 Year Change-5.06%
5 Year Change-7.22%
Change since IPO-54.08%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

CAUGB MediaGB Market

Return vs Industry: CAU exceeded the UK Media industry which returned -21.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CAU exceeded the UK Market which returned -6.7% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CAU's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CAU volatility
CAU Average Weekly Movement2.0%
Media Industry Average Movement5.4%
Market Average Movement5.4%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.6%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.8%

Stable Share Price: CAU is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CAU's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

2003271Swag Mukerji

Centaur Media Plc provides business information, training, and specialist consultancy to professional and commercial markets in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, North America, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Xeim and The Lawyer. The company’s marketing platform includes Econsultancy, Influencer Intelligence, MW Mini MBA, Festival of Marketing, Marketing Week, Design Week, Creative Review, Really B2B, Fashion & Beauty Monitor, Oystercatchers, and Foresight News.

Centaur Media Fundamentals Summary

How do Centaur Media's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CAU fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£65.16m
Earnings (TTM)UK£1.42m
Revenue (TTM)UK£39.08m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CAU income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUK£20.39m
Gross ProfitUK£18.70m
Other ExpensesUK£17.28m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Jul 20, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)0.0098
Gross Margin47.84%
Net Profit Margin3.62%
Debt/Equity Ratio0.006%

How did CAU perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is CAU undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 3/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for CAU?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

CAU key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue1.4x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA18.5x
PEG Ratio1.1x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does CAU's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

CAU PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for CAU vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average70x
QRT Quarto Group
RCH Reach
BMY Bloomsbury Publishing
ERM Euromoney Institutional Investor
CAU Centaur Media

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: CAU is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (46x) compared to the peer average (67.5x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does CAU's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the GB Media Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: CAU is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (46x) compared to the UK Media industry average (21.1x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is CAU's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

CAU PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio46x
Fair PE Ratio25.5x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: CAU is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (46x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (25.5x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of CAU when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: CAU (£0.45) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£0.98)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CAU is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CAU is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)

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Future Growth

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

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 4/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CAU's forecast earnings growth (40.1% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: CAU's earnings (40.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (10.9% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: CAU's revenue (8.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CAU's revenue (8.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CAU's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.4%).

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Past Performance

How has Centaur Media performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CAU has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CAU became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CAU has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 26.3% per year.

Accelerating Growth: CAU has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: CAU has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (54.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: CAU's Return on Equity (3%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Centaur Media's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CAU's short term assets (£19.3M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£21.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: CAU's short term assets (£19.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (£628.0K).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CAU has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: CAU's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 25.5% to 0.01% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CAU's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (317366.7%).

Interest Coverage: CAU's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (25.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Centaur Media current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 2/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CAU's dividend (2.22%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.88%).

High Dividend: CAU's dividend (2.22%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.25%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CAU's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CAU's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its high payout ratio (102.3%), CAU's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (16.5%), CAU's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Swag Mukerji





Mr. Swagatam Mukerji, also known as Swag, has been Chief Executive Officer of Centaur Media plc since September 4, 2019 and served as its Chief Financial Officer since October 1, 2016 until 2019. Mr. Muker...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Swag's total compensation ($USD899.52K) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD334.17K).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CAU's management team is considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: CAU's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Centaur Media Plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Centaur Media Plc
  • Ticker: CAU
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 2003
  • Industry: Publishing
  • Sector: Media
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£65.158m
  • Shares outstanding: 144.80m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Centaur Media Plc
  • 10 York Road
  • Floor M
  • London
  • Greater London
  • SE1 7ND
  • United Kingdom


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/30 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/30 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.