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CAU

Centaur Media LSE:CAU Stock Report

Last Price

UK£0.49

Market Cap

UK£70.9m

7D

4.3%

1Y

19.5%

Updated

28 May, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
CAU fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation3/6
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health5/6
Dividends2/6

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£0.49
52 Week HighUK£0.60
52 Week LowUK£0.40
Beta0.92
1 Month Change4.26%
3 Month Change11.36%
1 Year Change19.51%
3 Year Change-12.11%
5 Year Change-2.49%
Change since IPO-50.00%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

CAUGB MediaGB Market
7D4.3%-0.7%2.5%
1Y19.5%-17.0%-2.0%

Return vs Industry: CAU exceeded the UK Media industry which returned -17% over the past year.

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

Price Volatility

Is CAU's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CAU volatility
CAU Average Weekly Movement2.8%
Media Industry Average Movement6.9%
Market Average Movement6.0%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market11.5%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market3.0%

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

Volatility Over Time: CAU's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
2003271Swag Mukerjihttps://www.centaurmedia.com

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£70.95m
Earnings (TTM)UK£1.42m
Revenue (TTM)UK£39.08m

50.1x

P/E Ratio

1.8x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CAU income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£39.08m
Cost of RevenueUK£20.39m
Gross ProfitUK£18.70m
Other ExpensesUK£17.28m
EarningsUK£1.42m

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

Dividends

2.0%

Current Dividend Yield

102%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

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

Valuation Score

3/6

Valuation Score 3/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


49.7%

Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CAU (£0.49) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£0.97)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CAU is poor value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (50.1x) compared to the UK Media industry average (25.4x).

PE vs Market: CAU is poor value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (50.1x) compared to the UK market (15.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CAU is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.2x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CAU is good value based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (1.5x) compared to the GB Media industry average (1.8x).


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

4/6

Future Growth Score 4/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


40.1%

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 (11.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: 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 (3.9% 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%).


Past Performance

How has Centaur Media performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

3/6

Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


26.3%

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 (68.4%).


Return on Equity

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


Financial Health

How is Centaur Media's financial position?

Financial Health Score

5/6

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


Dividend

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

Dividend Score

2/6

Dividend Score 2/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


2.04%

Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CAU's dividend (2.04%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.8%).

High Dividend: CAU's dividend (2.04%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.79%).


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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Management

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

4.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Swag Mukerji

3.33yrs

Tenure

UK£740,256

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 ($USD933.83K) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD326.73K).

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 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: CAU's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CAU 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£70.950m
  • Shares outstanding: 144.80m
  • 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


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/28 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/27 00:00
Earnings2021/12/31
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.