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4imprint Group

LSE:FOUR
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
FOUR
LSE
£734M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Media
Company description

4imprint Group plc operates as a direct marketer of promotional products in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and North America. The last earnings update was 115 days ago. More info.


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FOUR Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
1.9%
LSE:FOUR
-0.3%
GB Media
0.2%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
36.5%
LSE:FOUR
12.8%
GB Media
-2%
GB Market
FOUR Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
4imprint Group (FOUR) 1.9% -1.9% 6.5% 36.5% 87.3% 309.7%
GB Media -0.3% 4.1% 6.1% 12.8% 2.3% 16.2%
GB Market 0.2% 1.1% 0.1% -2% 11.2% 6.4%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • FOUR outperformed the Media industry which returned 12.8% over the past year.
  • FOUR outperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned -2% over the past year.
Price Volatility
FOUR
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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Value

 Is 4imprint Group undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of 4imprint Group to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for 4imprint Group.

LSE:FOUR Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 6.8%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year GB Government Bond Rate 1.2%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for LSE:FOUR
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year GB Govt Bond Rate 1.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6.7%
Media Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.76
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.762 (1 + (1- 19%) (0%))
0.841
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.84
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.23% + (0.841 * 6.65%)
6.82%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for LSE:FOUR using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for 4imprint Group is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

LSE:FOUR DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 6.82%)
2020 42.61 Analyst x3 39.89
2021 48.57 Analyst x3 42.56
2022 50.60 Analyst x1 41.52
2023 52.10 Analyst x1 40.02
2024 53.36 Est @ 2.41% 38.37
2025 54.46 Est @ 2.06% 36.66
2026 55.44 Est @ 1.81% 34.94
2027 56.35 Est @ 1.63% 33.25
2028 57.20 Est @ 1.51% 31.60
2029 58.01 Est @ 1.43% 30.00
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $368.80
LSE:FOUR DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2029 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $58.01 × (1 + 1.23%) ÷ (6.82% – 1.23%)
$1,050.57
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $1,050.57 ÷ (1 + 6.82%)10
$543.28
LSE:FOUR Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $368.80 + $543.28
$912.08
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $912.08 / 28.02
$32.56
LSE:FOUR Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Exchange Rate USD/GBP
(Reporting currency to currency of LSE:FOUR)
0.801
Value per Share
(GBP)
= Value per Share in USD x Exchange Rate (USD/GBP)
= $32.56 x 0.801
£26.07
Value per share (GBP) From above. £26.07
Current discount Discount to share price of £26.20
= -1 x (£26.20 - £26.07) / £26.07
-0.5%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of 4imprint Group is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for 4imprint Group's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are 4imprint Group's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
LSE:FOUR PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-29) in USD $1.26
LSE:FOUR Share Price ** LSE (2019-07-22) in GBP £26.2
LSE:FOUR Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (GBP/ USD) 1.249 $32.71
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Media Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 26 Publicly-Listed Media Companies 21.09x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 792 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.31x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of 4imprint Group.

LSE:FOUR PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= LSE:FOUR Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 32.71 ÷ 1.26

26.04x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • 4imprint Group is overvalued based on earnings compared to the GB Media industry average.
  • 4imprint Group is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does 4imprint Group's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
LSE:FOUR PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 26.04x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 6 Analysts
12.1%per year
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Media Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 18 Publicly-Listed Media Companies 1.72x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 571 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.47x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

LSE:FOUR PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 26.04x ÷ 12.1%

2.16x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • 4imprint Group is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on 4imprint Group's assets?
Raw Data
LSE:FOUR PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-29) in USD $1.54
LSE:FOUR Share Price * LSE (2019-07-22) in GBP £26.2
LSE:FOUR Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (GBP/ USD) 1.249 $32.71
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Media Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 44 Publicly-Listed Media Companies 1.4x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,377 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.51x
LSE:FOUR PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= LSE:FOUR Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 32.71 ÷ 1.54

21.19x

* Primary Listing of 4imprint Group.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • 4imprint Group is overvalued based on assets compared to the GB Media industry average.
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Value checks
We assess 4imprint Group's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Media industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Media industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. 4imprint Group has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is 4imprint Group expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
12.1%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is 4imprint Group expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • 4imprint Group's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 1.2%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • 4imprint Group's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
  • 4imprint Group's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
LSE:FOUR Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
LSE:FOUR Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 6 Analysts 12.1%
LSE:FOUR Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 6 Analysts 7.6%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Media Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.8%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Media Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.9%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.7%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
LSE:FOUR Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
LSE:FOUR Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 1,025 1
2022-12-31 995 1
2021-12-31 992 60 52 4
2020-12-31 902 53 45 6
2019-12-31 823 48 40 6
2018-12-31 729 39 35 6
LSE:FOUR Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-29 738 34 35
2018-09-29 708 32 33
2018-06-30 677 31 31
2018-03-31 652 29 30
2017-12-30 628 28 29
2017-09-30 607 30 28
2017-07-01 587 32 28
2017-04-01 573 26 26
2016-12-31 558 20 24
2016-09-30 547 17 23
2016-07-02 536 13 23
2016-04-02 517 17 23
2016-01-02 497 21 23

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • 4imprint Group's earnings are expected to grow by 12.1% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • 4imprint Group's revenue is expected to grow by 7.6% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
LSE:FOUR Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from 4imprint Group Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

LSE:FOUR Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31
2020-12-31 1.55 1.55 1.55 1.00
2019-12-31 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.00
2018-12-31 1.24 1.25 1.23 3.00
LSE:FOUR Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-29 1.26
2018-09-29 1.17
2018-06-30 1.09
2018-03-31 1.06
2017-12-30 1.03
2017-09-30 1.01
2017-07-01 0.98
2017-04-01 0.93
2016-12-31 0.87
2016-09-30 0.84
2016-07-02 0.80
2016-04-02 0.81
2016-01-02 0.81

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if 4imprint Group will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess 4imprint Group's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
4imprint Group has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has 4imprint Group performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare 4imprint Group's growth in the last year to its industry (Media).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • 4imprint Group has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.
  • 4imprint Group's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (21.7% vs 20%)
  • 4imprint Group's earnings growth has not exceeded the GB Media industry average in the past year (21.7% vs 21.7%).
Earnings and Revenue History
4imprint Group's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from 4imprint Group Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

LSE:FOUR Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-29 738.42 35.19 126.54
2018-09-29 707.68 32.86 116.17
2018-06-30 676.94 30.52 105.66
2018-03-31 652.23 29.72 105.66
2017-12-30 627.52 28.93 105.81
2017-09-30 607.22 28.24 99.12
2017-07-01 586.91 27.56 92.43
2017-04-01 572.57 26.02 92.43
2016-12-31 558.22 24.48 92.43
2016-09-30 547.32 23.49 86.49
2016-07-02 536.41 22.50 80.55
2016-04-02 516.82 22.60 80.55
2016-01-02 497.22 22.70 80.55
2015-10-02 475.48 20.99 73.23
2015-06-27 453.74 19.28 65.90
2015-03-27 434.76 17.82 65.90
2014-12-27 415.77 16.36 65.90
2014-09-27 389.14 14.23 58.95
2014-06-28 353.52 11.91 52.01
2014-03-28 345.18 11.31 52.01
2013-12-28 332.94 10.62 52.01
2013-06-29 298.64 7.99 1.91
2013-03-29 288.52 7.26 1.91
2012-12-29 296.44 6.97 2.03
2012-09-29 286.06 2.46 1.51

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • 4imprint Group made outstanding use of shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 40%).
  • 4imprint Group used its assets more efficiently than the GB Media industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • 4imprint Group has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess 4imprint Group's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Media industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
4imprint Group has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is 4imprint Group's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up 4imprint Group's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • 4imprint Group is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • 4imprint Group's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of 4imprint Group's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • 4imprint Group has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from 4imprint Group Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago.

LSE:FOUR Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-29 43.27 0.00 27.48
2018-09-29 43.27 0.00 27.48
2018-06-30 24.37 0.00 26.51
2018-03-31 24.37 0.00 26.51
2017-12-30 42.09 0.00 30.77
2017-09-30 42.09 0.00 30.77
2017-07-01 28.53 0.00 33.26
2017-04-01 28.53 0.00 33.26
2016-12-31 29.33 0.00 21.68
2016-09-30 29.33 0.00 21.68
2016-07-02 21.19 0.00 20.00
2016-04-02 21.19 0.00 20.00
2016-01-02 28.45 0.00 18.38
2015-10-02 28.45 0.00 18.38
2015-06-27 17.53 0.00 28.13
2015-03-27 17.53 0.00 28.13
2014-12-27 14.07 0.00 18.30
2014-09-27 14.07 0.00 18.30
2014-06-28 24.37 0.00 44.48
2014-03-28 23.82 0.00 43.47
2013-12-28 27.67 0.00 25.99
2013-06-29 28.11 0.14 22.80
2013-03-29 28.09 0.14 22.78
2012-12-29 22.28 10.14 27.62
2012-09-29 22.23 10.12 27.57
  • 4imprint Group has no debt.
  • 4imprint Group had no debt 5 years ago.
  • 4imprint Group has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
  • 4imprint Group has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess 4imprint Group's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. 4imprint Group has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is 4imprint Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
2.14%
Current annual income from 4imprint Group dividends. Estimated to be 2.6% next year.
If you bought £2,000 of 4imprint Group shares you are expected to receive £43 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • 4imprint Group's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1.95%).
  • 4imprint Group's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (5.43%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
LSE:FOUR Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Media Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 29 Stocks 2.6%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 706 Stocks 4.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.4%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

LSE:FOUR Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31 1.07 1.00
2021-12-31 0.92 4.00
2020-12-31 0.85 6.00
2019-12-31 0.76 6.00
2018-12-31 0.67 6.00
LSE:FOUR Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-03-29 0.700 2.108
2019-03-05 0.700 2.348
2018-03-29 0.581 2.335
2018-03-07 0.581 2.323
2017-04-03 0.525 2.201
2017-03-08 0.525 2.456
2016-04-06 0.389 1.931
2016-03-09 0.389 2.149
2015-03-30 0.324 1.811
2015-03-04 0.324 2.122
2014-03-28 0.255 2.321
2014-03-05 0.280 2.460
2013-07-31 0.240 2.576
2013-03-05 0.229 3.170
2012-03-29 0.219 4.616
2012-03-07 0.228 5.231
2011-03-25 0.209 5.652
2011-03-02 0.220 5.315
2010-03-25 0.183 5.702
2010-02-25 0.190 8.471
2009-03-20 0.174 10.119
2009-02-25 0.169 10.627
2008-08-07 0.168 9.630

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  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of 4imprint Group's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are covered by earnings (1.8x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (2x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess 4imprint Group's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can 4imprint Group afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. 4imprint Group has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of 4imprint Group's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Kevin Lyons-Tarr
COMPENSATION $737,825
TENURE AS CEO 4.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Kevin Lyons-Tarr has been the Chief Executive at 4imprint Group plc since March 31, 2015. Mr. Lyons-Tarr serves as the Chief Executive of Direct Market Division of 4imprint Group plc. and has been its President of The Direct Marketing Business since 2004. Mr. Lyons-Tarr serves as the President of 4imprint, Inc. He has been an Executive Director of 4imprint Group plc. since June 11, 2012.

CEO Compensation
  • Kevin's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.
  • Kevin's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure of the 4imprint Group management team in years:

4.3
Average Tenure
  • The tenure for the 4imprint Group management team is about average.
Management Team

Kevin Lyons-Tarr

TITLE
CEO, Exec. Director
COMPENSATION
$738K
TENURE
4.3 yrs

David J. Seekings

TITLE
CFO, Director & Divisional Finance Director of 4Imprint Direct Marketing
COMPENSATION
$501K
TENURE
4.3 yrs

Andrew Scull

TITLE
Director of Corporate Services
COMPENSATION
$345K
AGE
62
TENURE
14.7 yrs

P. Vaughan

TITLE
Chairman of the Trade Division

Chris Lee

TITLE
Chief Executive Officer of Brand Addition
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the 4imprint Group board of directors in years:

4.1
Average Tenure
62.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the 4imprint Group board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Paul Moody

TITLE
Non-Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
$120K
AGE
62
TENURE
2.6 yrs

Kevin Lyons-Tarr

TITLE
CEO, Exec. Director
COMPENSATION
$738K
TENURE
7.1 yrs

David J. Seekings

TITLE
CFO, Director & Divisional Finance Director of 4Imprint Direct Marketing
COMPENSATION
$501K

Andrew Scull

TITLE
Director of Corporate Services
COMPENSATION
$345K
AGE
62
TENURE
14.7 yrs

John Warren

TITLE
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$35K
AGE
66

Charlie Brady

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$35K
AGE
63
TENURE
4.1 yrs

Tina Southall

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
TENURE
0.2 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (£) Value (£)
02. Aug 18 Sell Andrew Scull Individual 31. Jul 18 31. Jul 18 -20,000 £20.20 £-402,661
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Management checks
We assess 4imprint Group's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. 4imprint Group has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

4imprint Group plc (LON:FOUR) Insiders Have Been Selling

So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in 4imprint Group plc (LON:FOUR). … In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when Director of Corporate Services Andrew Scull sold UK£403k worth of shares at a price of UK£20.20 per share. … That means that even when the share price was below the current price of UK£24.00, an insider wanted to cash in some shares.

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What Do You Get For Owning 4imprint Group plc (LON:FOUR)?

Your equity share is granted in return for the capital provided to the business to operate, and in order for an investment to be successful the business has to create earnings from the funds that make up this capital. … You need to pay attention to this because your return on investment is linked to dividends and internal investments to improve the business, which can only occur if the company is expected to produce adequate earnings with the capital that has been provided. … To understand 4imprint Group’s capital returns we will look at a useful metric called return on capital employed.

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Is 4imprint Group plc's (LON:FOUR) Growth Strong Enough To Justify Its August Share Price?

4imprint Group plc (LON:FOUR) closed yesterday at £19.3, which left some investors asking whether the high earnings potential can still be justified at this price. … Check out our latest analysis for 4imprint Group? … The excitement around 4imprint Group's growth potential is not unfounded

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2 Days Left To Cash In On 4imprint Group plc (LON:FOUR) Dividend, Should Investors Buy?

If you are interested in cashing in on 4imprint Group plc's (LON:FOUR) upcoming dividend of US$0.16 per share, you only have 2 days left to buy the shares before its ex-dividend date, 09 August 2018, in time for dividends payable on the 18 September 2018. … Below, I will explain how holding 4imprint Group can impact your portfolio income stream, by analysing the stock's most recent financial data and dividend attributes. … Whenever I am looking at a potential dividend stock investment, I always check these five metrics:?

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4imprint Group plc (LON:FOUR): Commentary On Fundamentals

4imprint Group plc (LON:FOUR) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. … Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. … company with a

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Should You Be Tempted To Buy 4imprint Group plc (LON:FOUR) Because Of Its PE Ratio?

I am writing today to help inform people who are new to the stock market. … and want to begin learning the link between 4imprint Group plc (LON:FOUR)’s fundamentals and stock market performance. … 4imprint Group plc (LON:FOUR) trades with a trailing P/E of 22.5x, which is lower than the industry average of 23x.

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4imprint Group plc (LON:FOUR): All You Need Is Growth?

There's no stopping the 4imprint Group plc (LON:FOUR) growth train, with analysts forecasting high top-line growth in the near future. … 4imprint Group plc operates as a direct marketer of promotional products in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and North America. … Since starting in 1921 in United Kingdom, the company has now grown to a market cap of UK£496.21m.

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A Look At The Intrinsic Value Of 4imprint Group plc (LON:FOUR)

Today I will be providing a simple run through of a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of 4imprint Group plc (LON:FOUR) as an investment opportunity. … by taking the foreast future cash flows of the company and discounting them back to today's value. … If you are reading this and its not June 2018 then I highly recommend you check out the latest calculation for 4imprint Group by following the link below.

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4imprint Group plc (LON:FOUR): What's The Analyst Consensus Outlook?

4imprint Group plc's (LSE:FOUR) released its most recent earnings update in December 2017, which confirmed that the company benefited from a strong tailwind, leading to a double-digit earnings growth of 18.16%. … Today I want to provide a brief commentary on how market analysts predict 4imprint Group's earnings growth trajectory over the next couple of years and whether the future looks even brighter than the past. … This means, we can presume 4imprint Group will grow its earnings by 14.34% every year for the next couple of years.

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4imprint Group plc (LON:FOUR): Good Growth, Poor Health

Net income is expected to grow to US$32.29M over the next year, outpacing the industry average growth rate of -0.45%. … However, the company has plenty of headroom for borrowing, and the expected growth, to have debt funding as an option in the future. … At 27.99 million shares, that's a UK£451.96M market cap - which is about right for a company that has a 5-year cumulative average growth rate (CAGR) of 15.90%.

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Company Info

Description

4imprint Group plc operates as a direct marketer of promotional products in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and North America. It offers apparel, bags, drinkware, stationery, and toys and novelties, as well as writing, technology, outdoor and leisure, tradeshows and signage, auto, home and tools, food and candy, office and awards, and wellness and safety products. The company markets its products to individuals in businesses, and organizations. 4imprint Group plc was incorporated in 1921 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: 4imprint Group plc
FOUR
Exchange: LSE
Founded: 1921
£734,029,129
28,016,379
Website: http://investors.4imprint.com
Address: 4imprint Group plc
7/8 Market Place,
London,
Greater London, W1W 8AG,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
LSE FOUR Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange GB GBP 02. Jan 1992
OTCPK FRRF.F Ordinary Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 02. Jan 1992
DB IMW Ordinary Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 02. Jan 1992
BATS-CHIXE FOURL Ordinary Shares BATS 'Chi-X Europe' GB GBP 02. Jan 1992
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
1,046
4imprint Group employees.
Industry
Advertising
Media
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/07/22 20:42
End of day share price update: 2019/07/22 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/07/11
Last earnings filing: 2019/03/29
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/29
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/29


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.