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Centaur Media LSE:CAU Stock Report

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28 Sep, 2022


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CAU fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance5/6
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£0.43
52 Week HighUK£0.60
52 Week LowUK£0.42
1 Month Change-5.44%
3 Month Change-3.33%
1 Year Change-13.86%
3 Year Change3.57%
5 Year Change-18.12%
Change since IPO-55.61%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

CAUGB MediaGB 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.

Price Volatility

Is CAU's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CAU volatility
CAU Average Weekly Movement1.4%
Media Industry Average Movement5.2%
Market Average Movement5.3%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.7%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.7%

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

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£62.99m
Earnings (TTM)UK£2.54m
Revenue (TTM)UK£40.55m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CAU income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUK£20.47m
Gross ProfitUK£20.08m
Other ExpensesUK£17.54m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.018
Gross Margin49.52%
Net Profit Margin6.26%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did CAU perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio

Does CAU pay a reliable dividends?

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When do you need to buy CAU by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Centaur Media dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateOct 06 2022
Dividend Pay DateOct 21 2022
Days until Ex dividend7 days
Days until Dividend pay date22 days

Does CAU pay a reliable dividends?

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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

  • Analyst Forecast

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/Revenue1.3x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA12.4x
PEG Ratio0.7x

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 Average43.2x
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 (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.

CAU PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio24.8x
Fair PE Ratio22.8x

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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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 (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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Past Performance

How has Centaur Media performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 5/6

  • 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'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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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 (£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.

Balance Sheet

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

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodaySep 29 2022Ex Dividend DateOct 06 2022Dividend Pay DateOct 21 202215 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 7 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Centaur Media Dividend Yield vs Market
How does Centaur Media dividend yield compare to the market?
SegmentDividend Yield
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


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

Swag Mukerji's Compensation vs Centaur Media Earnings
How has Swag Mukerji's remuneration changed compared to Centaur Media's earnings?
DateTotal Comp.SalaryCompany Earnings
Jun 30 2022n/an/a


Mar 31 2022n/an/a


Dec 31 2021UK£740kUK£325k


Sep 30 2021n/an/a


Jun 30 2021n/an/a


Mar 31 2021n/an/a


Dec 31 2020UK£406kUK£320k


Sep 30 2020n/an/a


Jun 30 2020n/an/a


Mar 31 2020n/an/a


Dec 31 2019UK£1mUK£278k


Sep 30 2019n/an/a


Jun 30 2019n/an/a


Mar 31 2019n/an/a


Dec 31 2018UK£282kUK£254k


Jun 30 2018n/an/a


Mar 31 2018n/an/a


Dec 31 2017UK£1mUK£250k


Jun 30 2017n/an/a


Mar 31 2017n/an/a


Dec 31 2016UK£253kUK£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.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CAU's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

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

LSE:CAU Recent Insider Transactions by Companies or Individuals
DateValueNameEntityRoleSharesMax Price
22 Jul 22BuyUK£74,907Harwood Capital LLPCompany162,720UK£0.46
30 Jun 22BuyUK£225Swagatam MukerjiIndividual478UK£0.47
17 Mar 22BuyUK£24,000Swagatam MukerjiIndividual50,000UK£0.48

Ownership Breakdown

What is the ownership structure of CAU?
Owner TypeNumber of SharesOwnership Percentage
Public Companies226,6610.2%
Private Companies1,000,0000.7%
Individual Insiders5,367,4003.7%
General Public9,158,5986.3%

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Top 25 shareholders own 91.83% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
Harwood Capital LLP
Aberforth Partners LLP
Herald Investment Management Limited
Artemis Investment Management LLP
Downing Ventures
Graham Sherren
4,698,270£2.0m-0.07%no data
Ravenscroft Investment Management
River and Mercantile Asset Management LLP
Gresham House Asset Management Limited
Crux Asset Management Limited
Goldman Sachs Group, Investment Banking and Securities Investments
2,023,839£880.4k0%no data
Chelverton Asset Management Limited
1,211,667£527.1k0%no data
Stockinvest Limited
1,000,000£435.0k5.82%no data
Canaccord Genuity Wealth (International) Limited
UBS Asset Management
965,266£419.9k0%no data
Charles Stanley & Co. Ltd, Asset Management Arm
632,903£275.3k-5.01%no data
Killik Asset Management
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
548,046£238.4k-15.17%no data
Swagatam Mukerji
456,361£198.5k0.14%no data
Quilter Cheviot Limited
452,492£196.8k0%no data
Barclays Bank PLC, Wealth and Investment Management Division
434,904£189.2k-2.45%no data
Brompton Asset Management LLP
Consistent Unit Trust Management Company Limited
The City Partnership (UK) Limited
269,851£117.4k0%no data

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£62.986m
  • Shares outstanding: 144.80m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


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


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CAULSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPMar 2004
CAULBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPMar 2004
CAUU.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDMar 2004

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/09/28 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/09/28 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.