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Executive Summary

Centaur Media Plc provides business information and marketing solutions to professional and commercial markets in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, North America, and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet and overvalued.


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Share Price & News

How has Centaur Media's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CAU has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

CAU

0.05%

GB Media

-1.9%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-30.8%

CAU

-29.8%

GB Media

-16.2%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: CAU underperformed the UK Media industry which returned -28.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CAU underperformed the UK Market which returned -14.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CAUIndustryMarket
7 Day0%0.05%-1.9%
30 Day0%12.1%0.7%
90 Day-6.3%7.5%-4.8%
1 Year-30.8%-30.8%-27.4%-29.8%-13.0%-16.2%
3 Year-50.0%-58.3%-32.2%-42.0%-9.4%-20.6%
5 Year-62.3%-72.2%-30.5%-45.9%13.5%-12.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

0.68x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CAU (£0.23) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.03)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CAU is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the GB Media industry average (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 0 analysts?

49.1%

Forecasted Media industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Centaur Media has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Centaur Media performed over the past 5 years?

-21.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CAU is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: CAU is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CAU is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 21.4% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: CAU is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (-32.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CAU has a negative Return on Equity (-36.97%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Centaur Media's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CAU's short term assets (£16.5M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£21.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: CAU's short term assets (£16.5M) exceed its long term liabilities (£3.3M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CAU is debt free.

Reducing Debt: CAU has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 17.9%.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable CAU has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: CAU is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by 7.5% per year.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CAU's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CAU's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CAU's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CAU's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

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


Future Payout to Shareholders

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

1.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Swag Mukerji

1.75yrs

Tenure

UK£1,399,015

Compensation

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 ($USD1.84M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD356.15K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Swagatam Mukerji
CEO & Director1.75yrsUK£1.40m0.27%
£ 88.3k
Simon Longfield
CFO & Director0.92yrUK£180.57k0.051%
£ 16.4k
Linda Smith
Chief Operating Officer4.67yrsno datano data
Judith Selley
Director of Circulation & Information Servicesno datano datano data
Jacquie MacKenzie
Group Head of Human Resources0.58yrno datano data
Paul McLoughlin
Head of ITno datano datano data
Steve Newbold
Group Managing Director of Xeim5.08yrsno datano data
Andy Baker
Managing Director of The Lawyer0.75yrno datano data
Jude Bridge
Managing Partner of Oystercatcher0.92yrno datano data
Darren McGill
Managing Director of MarketMakers0.75yrno datano data
Suzanne Frances Thompson
CEO & Founding Partner of Oystercatchers4yrsno datano data
Helen Silver
Company Secretary3.08yrsno datano data

1.3yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CAU's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Swagatam Mukerji
CEO & Director1.75yrsUK£1.40m0.27%
£ 88.3k
Simon Longfield
CFO & Director0.92yrUK£180.57k0.051%
£ 16.4k
Leslie-Ann Reed
Independent Non-Executive Director0.58yrno datano data
Colin Jones
Independent Chairman1.33yrsUK£84.39k0.098%
£ 31.5k
Carol Hosey
Independent Non-Executive Director0.67yrno datano data
William Eccleshare
Senior Independent Director4.25yrsUK£43.78kno data

1.1yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CAU's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.1 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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: Centaur Media Plc
  • Ticker: CAU
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 2003
  • Industry: Publishing
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: UK£32.146m
  • Shares outstanding: 142.87m
  • Website: https://www.centaurmedia.com

Number of Employees


Location

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

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CAULSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPMar 2004
CAULBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPMar 2004

Biography

Centaur Media Plc provides business information and marketing solutions to professional and commercial markets in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, North America, and internationally. The company’s marke ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/21 20:42
End of Day Share Price2020/10/21 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.