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.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£0.43|
|52 Week High||UK£0.60|
|52 Week Low||UK£0.42|
|1 Month Change||-5.44%|
|3 Month Change||-3.33%|
|1 Year Change||-13.86%|
|3 Year Change||3.57%|
|5 Year Change||-18.12%|
|Change since IPO||-55.61%|
Recent News & Updates
|CAU||GB Media||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: CAU exceeded the UK Media industry which returned -27.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CAU matched the UK Market which returned -14.5% over the past year.
|CAU Average Weekly Movement||1.4%|
|Media Industry Average Movement||5.2%|
|Market Average Movement||5.3%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.7%|
Stable Share Price: CAU is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 1% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CAU's weekly volatility (1%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
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
|CAU fundamental statistics|
Is CAU overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|CAU income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£20.47m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.018|
|Net Profit Margin||6.26%|
How did CAU perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.3%Current Dividend Yield
Does CAU pay a reliable dividends?See CAU dividend history and benchmarks
|Centaur Media dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Oct 06 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Oct 21 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||7 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||22 days|
Does CAU pay a reliable dividends?See CAU dividend history and benchmarks
Is CAU undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
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
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.
|What is CAU's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does CAU's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|CAU PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
QRT Quarto Group
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 (24.8x) compared to the peer average (43.2x).
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 (24.8x) compared to the UK Media industry average (18.4x)
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.
|Current PE Ratio||24.8x|
|Fair PE Ratio||22.8x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: CAU is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (24.8x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (22.8x).
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 (£0.44) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£1.04)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CAU is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price, but there are not enough analysts covering the stock to determine statistical confidence in agreement.
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How is Centaur Media forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Future Growth Score4/6
Future Growth Score 4/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CAU's forecast earnings growth (35.3% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: CAU's earnings (35.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (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 (8.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CAU's revenue (8.7% 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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How has Centaur Media performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score5/6
Past Performance Score 5/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CAU has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CAU's current net profit margins (6.3%) are higher than last year (0.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CAU has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 41.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: CAU's earnings growth over the past year (2414.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (41.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CAU earnings growth over the past year (2414.9%) exceeded the Media industry 30.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CAU's Return on Equity (5.4%) is considered low.
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How is Centaur Media's financial position?
Financial Health Score5/6
Financial Health Score 5/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CAU's short term assets (£21.2M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£22.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: CAU's short term assets (£21.2M) exceed its long term liabilities (£1.5M).
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 20.9%.
Debt Coverage: CAU has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: CAU has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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What is Centaur Media current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 3/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
|Centaur Media Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Company (Centaur Media)||2.3%|
|Market Bottom 25% (GB)||2.1%|
|Market Top 25% (GB)||6.1%|
|Industry Average (Media)||2.7%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Centaur Media)||2.8%|
Notable Dividend: CAU's dividend (2.3%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (2.1%).
High Dividend: CAU's dividend (2.3%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (6.06%).
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 reasonable payout ratio (56.9%), CAU's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (22.5%), 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
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
|Swag Mukerji's Compensation vs Centaur Media Earnings|
|Date||Total Comp.||Salary||Company Earnings|
|Jun 30 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2021||UK£740k||UK£325k|
|Sep 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2020||UK£406k||UK£320k|
|Sep 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2019||UK£1m||UK£278k|
|Sep 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2018||UK£282k||UK£254k|
|Jun 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2017||UK£1m||UK£250k|
|Jun 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2016||UK£253k||UK£63k|
Compensation vs Market: Swag's total compensation ($USD796.09K) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD323.86K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Swag's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: CAU's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CAU's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 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: CAU insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
|22 Jul 22||BuyUK£74,907||Harwood Capital LLP||Company||162,720||UK£0.46|
|30 Jun 22||BuyUK£225||Swagatam Mukerji||Individual||478||UK£0.47|
|17 Mar 22||BuyUK£24,000||Swagatam Mukerji||Individual||50,000||UK£0.48|
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
Centaur Media Plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Centaur Media Plc
- Ticker: CAU
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 2003
- Industry: Publishing
- Sector: Media
- Implied Market Cap: UK£62.986m
- Shares outstanding: 144.80m
- Website: https://www.centaurmedia.com
Number of Employees
- Centaur Media Plc
- 10 York Road
- Floor M
- Greater London
- SE1 7ND
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CAU||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Mar 2004|
|CAUL||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Mar 2004|
|CAUU.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Mar 2004|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/09/28 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/28 00:00|
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.