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FUTR

FutureLSE:FUTR Stock Report

Market Cap

UK£4.3b

7D

-0.7%

1Y

104.2%

Updated

07 Dec, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
FUTR fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health4/6
Dividends0/6

FUTR Stock Overview

Future plc, together with its subsidiaries, publishes content for technology, games, TV and entertainment, women’s lifestyle, real life, music, creative and photography, sports, home interest, and B2B sectors primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Future Competitors

Bloomsbury Publishing

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UK£288.1m

Alphabet

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US$1.9t

IAC/InterActiveCorp

NasdaqGS:IAC

US$11.6b

Enthusiast Gaming Holdings

TSX:EGLX

CA$593.1m

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Future
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£35.58
52 Week HighUK£39.68
52 Week LowUK£16.54
Beta0.48
1 Month Change7.30%
3 Month Change-6.57%
1 Year Change104.25%
3 Year Change579.01%
5 Year Change1,724.62%
Change since IPO-43.92%

Recent News & Updates

Dec 01
Future (LON:FUTR) Has A Rock Solid Balance Sheet

Future (LON:FUTR) Has A Rock Solid Balance Sheet

David Iben put it well when he said, 'Volatility is not a risk we care about. What we care about is avoiding the...

Oct 15
Is Future plc (LON:FUTR) Trading At A 26% Discount?

Is Future plc (LON:FUTR) Trading At A 26% Discount?

How far off is Future plc ( LON:FUTR ) from its intrinsic value? Using the most recent financial data, we'll take a...

Sep 24
If You Like EPS Growth Then Check Out Future (LON:FUTR) Before It's Too Late

If You Like EPS Growth Then Check Out Future (LON:FUTR) Before It's Too Late

For beginners, it can seem like a good idea (and an exciting prospect) to buy a company that tells a good story to...

Aug 19
Does Future (LON:FUTR) Have A Healthy Balance Sheet?

Does Future (LON:FUTR) Have A Healthy Balance Sheet?

David Iben put it well when he said, 'Volatility is not a risk we care about. What we care about is avoiding the...

Shareholder Returns

FUTRGB MediaGB Market
7D-0.7%0.6%0.8%
1Y104.2%18.8%10.5%

Return vs Industry: FUTR exceeded the UK Media industry which returned 15.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FUTR exceeded the UK Market which returned 9.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is FUTR's price volatile compared to industry and market?
FUTR volatility
FUTR Average Weekly Movement5.2%
Media Industry Average Movement5.2%
Market Average Movement4.9%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.0%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.6%

Stable Share Price: FUTR is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: FUTR's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
19852,037Zillah Byng-Thornehttps://www.futureplc.com

Future plc, together with its subsidiaries, publishes content for technology, games, TV and entertainment, women’s lifestyle, real life, music, creative and photography, sports, home interest, and B2B sectors primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. It operates through Media and Magazine segments. The Media segment provides e-commerce, digital advertising, events, lead generation, newsletters and CRM, and digital licensing services.

Future Fundamentals Summary

How do Future's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
FUTR fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£4.26b
Earnings (TTM)UK£66.10m
Revenue (TTM)UK£606.80m

64.5x

P/E Ratio

7.0x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
FUTR income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£606.80m
Cost of RevenueUK£298.80m
Gross ProfitUK£308.00m
ExpensesUK£241.90m
EarningsUK£66.10m

Last Reported Earnings

Sep 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.55
Gross Margin50.76%
Net Profit Margin10.89%
Debt/Equity Ratio58.1%

How did FUTR perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

0.08%

Current Dividend Yield

5%

Payout Ratio

Does FUTR pay a reliable dividends?

See FUTR dividend history and benchmarks
When do you need to buy FUTR by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Future dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateJan 13 2022
Dividend Pay DateFeb 09 2022
Days until Ex dividend36 days
Days until Dividend pay date63 days

Does FUTR pay a reliable dividends?

See FUTR dividend history and benchmarks

Valuation

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

34.4%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: FUTR (£33.44) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£60.69)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: FUTR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (60.6x) compared to the UK Media industry average (39.3x).

PE vs Market: FUTR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (60.6x) compared to the UK market (19.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: FUTR is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.8x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: FUTR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.6x) compared to the GB Media industry average (1.8x).


Future Growth

How is Future forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?

26.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: FUTR's forecast earnings growth (32.8% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: FUTR's earnings (32.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (12.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: FUTR's revenue (11.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: FUTR's revenue (11.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: FUTR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.5%).


Past Performance

How has Future performed over the past 5 years?

72.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: FUTR has a large one-off loss of £27.4M impacting its September 30 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: FUTR's current net profit margins (10.9%) are lower than last year (13%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FUTR has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 72.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: FUTR's earnings growth over the past year (49.2%) is below its 5-year average (72.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: FUTR earnings growth over the past year (49.2%) exceeded the Media industry 20.9%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: FUTR's Return on Equity (7.7%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Future's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: FUTR's short term assets (£425.2M) exceed its short term liabilities (£190.3M).

Long Term Liabilities: FUTR's short term assets (£425.2M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£578.5M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: FUTR's net debt to equity ratio (20.4%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: FUTR's debt to equity ratio has increased from 10.2% to 58.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: FUTR's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (33.1%).

Interest Coverage: FUTR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (19x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Future current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.078%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayDec 07 2021Ex Dividend DateJan 13 2022Dividend Pay DateFeb 09 202227 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 36 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: FUTR's dividend (0.083%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.37%).

High Dividend: FUTR's dividend (0.083%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.2%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: FUTR is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: FUTR is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

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


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of FUTR's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.


Next Steps

Management

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

3.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Zillah Byng-Thorne (46 yo)

7.67yrs

Tenure

UK£3,685,000

Compensation

Ms. Zillah Ellen Byng-Thorne has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Flutter Entertainment plc (formerly known as Paddy Power Betfair plc) since February 2, 2016. She has been the Chief Executive...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Zillah's total compensation ($USD4.88M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD2.17M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Zillah's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: FUTR's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: FUTR's board of directors are considered experienced (3.2 years average tenure).


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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 23.4%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Future plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Future plc
  • Ticker: FUTR
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1985
  • Industry: Publishing
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: UK£4.263b
  • Shares outstanding: 119.81m
  • Website: https://www.futureplc.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Future plc
  • Quay House
  • The Ambury
  • Bath
  • Avon
  • BA1 1UA
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/12/07 23:04
End of Day Share Price2021/12/07 00:00
Earnings2021/09/30
Annual Earnings2021/09/30


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.