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Huntsworth

LSE:HNT
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with moderate growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
HNT
LSE
£423M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Media
Company description

Huntsworth plc operates as a healthcare communications and public relations company in the United States, United Kingdom, rest of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and Africa. The last earnings update was 198 days ago. More info.


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  • Huntsworth has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
HNT Share Price and Events
Price Volatility
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Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Huntsworth 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 Huntsworth 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 Huntsworth.

LSE:HNT Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 8.3%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year GB Government Bond Rate 1.4%

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:HNT
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year GB Govt Bond Rate 1.4%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 8.6%
Media Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.5
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.501 (1 + (1- 19%) (10.95%))
0.545
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.8
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.4% + (0.8 * 8.6%)
8.28%

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

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Huntsworth is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We use analyst's estimates of cash flows going forward 5 years for the 1st stage, the 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

LSE:HNT DCF 1st Stage: Next 5 year cash flow forecast
2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Levered FCF (GBP, Millions) 22.43 25.90 28.70 29.40 30.11
Source Analyst x3 Analyst x3 Analyst x3 Extrapolated @ (2.43%) Extrapolated @ (2.43%)
Present Value
Discounted (@ 8.28%)
20.72 22.09 22.61 21.39 20.23
Present value of next 5 years cash flows £107
LSE:HNT DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2022 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= £30 × (1 + 1.4%) ÷ (8.28% – 1.4%)
£444
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)5
= £444 ÷ (1 + 8.28%)5
£298
LSE:HNT Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 5 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= £107 + £298
£405
Equity Value per Share
(GBP)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= £405 / 328
£1.24
LSE:HNT Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (GBP) From above. £1.24
Current discount Discount to share price of £1.39
= -1 x (£1.39 - £1.24) / £1.24
-12.5%

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

  • The current share price of Huntsworth 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 Huntsworth's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Huntsworth's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
LSE:HNT PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings () in GBP £0.05
LSE:HNT Share Price ** LSE (2018-07-17) in GBP £1.39
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Media Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 37 Publicly-Listed Media Companies 23.02x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 882 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.07x

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

** Primary Listing of Huntsworth.

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

= LSE:HNT Share Price ÷ EPS (both in GBP)

= 1.39 ÷ 0.05

29x

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  • Huntsworth is overvalued based on earnings compared to the GB Media industry average.
  • Huntsworth is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Huntsworth's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
LSE:HNT PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 29x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 4 Analysts
13.3%per year
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Media Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 25 Publicly-Listed Media Companies 1.25x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 592 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.57x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

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

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 29x ÷ 13.3%

2.17x

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  • Huntsworth is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Huntsworth's assets?
Raw Data
LSE:HNT PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings () in GBP £0.48
LSE:HNT Share Price * LSE (2018-07-17) in GBP £1.39
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Media Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 57 Publicly-Listed Media Companies 1.8x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,515 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.71x
LSE:HNT PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= LSE:HNT Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in GBP)

= 1.39 ÷ 0.48

2.9x

* Primary Listing of Huntsworth.

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

  • Huntsworth is overvalued based on assets compared to the GB Media industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Huntsworth'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. Huntsworth 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 Huntsworth expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 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
13.3%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Huntsworth expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Huntsworth's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 1.4%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Huntsworth's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
  • Huntsworth'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:HNT Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
LSE:HNT Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 4 Analysts 13.3%
LSE:HNT Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 4 Analysts 5.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Media Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Media Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 9.6%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.6%

*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:HNT Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
LSE:HNT Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 262 38 32 1
2021-12-31 248 34 30 1
2020-12-31 233 31 25 3
2019-12-31 228 28 22 4
2018-12-31 213 25 19 4
LSE:HNT Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2017-12-31 197 23 16
2017-09-30 192 19 6
2017-06-30 188 15 -4
2017-03-31 184 12 -11
2016-12-31 180 9 -18
2016-09-30 176 7 -12
2016-06-30 172 5 -5
2016-03-31 170 9 -22
2015-12-31 168 12 -39
2015-09-30 167 14 -72
2015-06-30 166 16 -104
2015-03-31 166 15 -80

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Huntsworth's earnings are expected to grow by 13.3% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Huntsworth's revenue is expected to grow by 5.3% 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:HNT 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 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

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

LSE:HNT Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 0.09 0.09 0.09 1.00
2021-12-31 0.09 0.09 0.09 1.00
2020-12-31 0.07 0.08 0.06 3.00
2019-12-31 0.06 0.07 0.05 3.00
2018-12-31 0.06 0.06 0.05 3.00
LSE:HNT Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2017-12-31 0.05
2017-09-30 0.02
2017-06-30 -0.01
2017-03-31 -0.03
2016-12-31 -0.06
2016-09-30 -0.04
2016-06-30 -0.02
2016-03-31 -0.07
2015-12-31 -0.12
2015-09-30 -0.22
2015-06-30 -0.33
2015-03-31 -0.25

*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.
  • Huntsworth is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Huntsworth'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.
Huntsworth 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 Huntsworth performed over the past 5 years?

  • Huntsworth's last earnings update was 198 days ago.
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 Huntsworth'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.
  • Huntsworth's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years, however the most recent earnings are above average.
  • Huntsworth has become profitable in the last year making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to the 5-year average.
  • Huntsworth has become profitable in the last year making it difficult to compare the GB Media industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Huntsworth'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 Huntsworth Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

LSE:HNT Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2017-12-31 196.98 15.67 48.20
2017-09-30 192.38 5.79 47.60
2017-06-30 187.78 -4.08 46.99
2017-03-31 183.96 -11.17 46.99
2016-12-31 180.14 -18.26 46.99
2016-09-30 175.92 -11.71 46.93
2016-06-30 171.71 -5.16 46.86
2016-03-31 170.05 -22.30 46.86
2015-12-31 168.40 -39.44 46.86
2015-09-30 167.15 -71.75 45.59
2015-06-30 165.89 -104.06 44.32
2015-03-31 165.81 -80.11 44.32
2014-12-31 165.73 -56.17 44.32
2014-09-30 166.16 -22.25 41.86
2014-06-30 166.59 11.67 39.39
2014-03-31 169.49 12.49 39.39
2013-12-31 172.40 13.32 39.39
2013-09-30 173.06 13.61 38.93
2013-06-30 173.72 13.89 38.46
2013-03-31 173.37 14.61 38.46
2012-12-31 173.03 15.32 38.46
2012-09-30 174.70 13.75 40.37
2012-06-30 176.37 12.18 42.27
2012-03-31 176.31 10.95 42.27
2011-12-31 176.26 9.73 42.27
2011-09-30 175.48 12.76 40.02

*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.
  • Huntsworth has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Huntsworth used its assets more efficiently than the GB Media industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Huntsworth 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 Huntsworth'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.
Huntsworth has a total score of 2/6, 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 Huntsworth'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 Huntsworth's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Huntsworth is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Huntsworth's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Huntsworth'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.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.9x debt.
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 Huntsworth Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago.

LSE:HNT Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2017-12-31 157.40 46.31 10.05
2017-09-30 157.40 46.31 10.05
2017-06-30 150.95 63.99 36.66
2017-03-31 150.95 63.99 36.66
2016-12-31 152.32 45.91 14.98
2016-09-30 152.32 45.91 14.98
2016-06-30 154.12 47.06 10.54
2016-03-31 154.12 47.06 10.54
2015-12-31 155.30 39.29 8.92
2015-09-30 155.30 39.29 8.92
2015-06-30 146.14 47.29 13.68
2015-03-31 146.14 47.29 13.68
2014-12-31 193.87 44.42 8.83
2014-09-30 193.87 44.42 8.83
2014-06-30 249.85 44.68 9.14
2014-03-31 249.85 44.68 9.14
2013-12-31 257.64 40.66 8.58
2013-09-30 257.64 40.66 8.58
2013-06-30 225.32 73.90 4.86
2013-03-31 225.32 73.90 4.86
2012-12-31 214.16 71.61 4.68
2012-09-30 214.16 71.61 4.68
2012-06-30 210.30 74.83 5.18
2012-03-31 210.30 74.83 5.18
2011-12-31 210.10 76.67 5.57
2011-09-30 210.10 76.67 5.57
  • Huntsworth's level of debt (29.4%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (33.4% vs 29.4% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (48.9%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 12x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Huntsworth'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. Huntsworth 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 Huntsworth'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
1.44%
Current annual income from Huntsworth dividends. Estimated to be 1.76% next year.
If you bought £2,000 of Huntsworth shares you are expected to receive £29 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?
  • Huntsworth's pays a lower dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1.72%).
  • Huntsworth's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (4.56%).
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:HNT 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 4 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 32 Stocks 3.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 744 Stocks 3.9%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.9%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.7%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 4.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

LSE:HNT Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 0.03 1.00
2021-12-31 0.03 1.00
2020-12-31 0.03 3.00
2019-12-31 0.02 4.00
2018-12-31 0.02 4.00
LSE:HNT Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2018-05-29 0.020 1.695
2017-04-25 0.018 2.352
2016-04-26 0.018 4.222
2016-03-15 0.018 4.268
2015-08-28 0.010 2.600
2015-04-30 0.018 4.205
2015-04-10 0.018 4.378
2014-10-28 0.035 8.097
2014-04-30 0.035 7.098
2014-04-29 0.035 5.609
2013-04-25 0.035 5.502
2012-04-03 0.035 7.756
2012-04-02 0.035 6.968
2011-03-23 0.035 6.525
2011-03-22 0.035 4.992
2010-03-01 0.029 3.836
2010-02-24 0.029 4.329
2009-08-27 0.028 4.116
2009-04-09 0.027 4.712
2009-03-23 0.027 5.384
2008-08-21 0.026 6.691
2008-07-18 0.025 4.352

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  • Dividends per share have been volatile in the past 10 years (annual drop of over 20%).
  • Dividends per share have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Huntsworth's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are well covered by net profit (2.4x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by net profit (3.1x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Huntsworth's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.9%) - 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 Huntsworth afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Huntsworth has a total score of 2/6, 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 Huntsworth'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
Paul Taaffe, image provided by Google.
Paul Taaffe
COMPENSATION £4,240,000
TENURE AS CEO 3.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Paul Taaffe has been the Chief Executive Officer of Huntsworth plc since April 07, 2015. Mr. Taaffe served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hill & Knowlton Ltd. until January 2011. Mr. Taaffe served as the Chief Executive Officer, Worldwide President and Acting General Manager of Hill & Knowlton Inc., a holding of Hill & Knowlton Canada. He served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hill+Knowlton Strategies Ltd. until January 2011. He served as the President of Hill & Knowlton in Europe, Middle East & Africa and served as Chief Executive of Hill & Knowlton UK. He served as Managing Director of Shandwick Consultants and was responsible for financial public relations, corporate and business-to-business communications programs on both national and international clients. Mr. Taaffe ran a group in a strategic communications consultancy, where he developed communication programs for organizations such as Digital Equipment, General Electric, Unisys, Crosfield Electronics and Kodak. He served as the Chairman of Hill & Knowlton Inc. until January 2011. He serves as Director of Huntsworth plc. He served as a Director of The Council of Public Relations Firms until October 2009.

CEO Compensation
  • Paul's compensation has increased in line with Huntsworth has become profitable.
  • Paul's compensation is higher than average for a company of this size and profit level.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure of the Huntsworth management team in years:

4.4
Average Tenure
  • The tenure for the Huntsworth management team is about average.
Management Team

Paul Taaffe

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
£4M
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Neil Jones

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer and Director
COMPENSATION
£770K
AGE
52
TENURE
2.4 yrs

Tom Chandos

TITLE
Head of Media Sector - Grayling
AGE
65

Martin Morrow

TITLE
Company Secretary and Director
TENURE
5.6 yrs

Emma Atkinson

TITLE
Planning Director
TENURE
9.5 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Huntsworth board of directors in years:

2.6
Average Tenure
56.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Huntsworth board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Derek Mapp

TITLE
Chairman
AGE
68
TENURE
3.6 yrs

Paul Taaffe

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
£4M

Neil Jones

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer and Director
COMPENSATION
£770K
AGE
52

Martin Morrow

TITLE
Company Secretary and Director

Nicky Dulieu

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
TENURE
3.5 yrs

Patricia Billingham

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
TENURE
2.6 yrs

Andy Boland

TITLE
Senior Independent Director
AGE
47
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Liz Anderson

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
AGE
61
TENURE
0.5 yrs
Recent Insider Trading
  • Huntsworth insiders have bought and sold the same number of shares in the past 3 months.
Who owns this company?
X
Management checks
We assess Huntsworth's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap and profit (greater than 0.5% of the company's profit + 0.03% of 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. Huntsworth 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.

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Huntsworth plc (LON:HNT): What Is Driving Earnings Margins?

With analysts expecting … earnings growth of 13.34% annualised … it's necessary to take a moment

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Estimating The Intrinsic Value Of Huntsworth plc (LON:HNT)

by estimating the company's future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. … discounted cash flows (DCF). … If you want to learn more about discounted cash flow, the basis for my calcs can be read in detail in the Simply Wall St analysis model

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Should You Sell Huntsworth plc (LON:HNT) At This PE Ratio?

and want to better understand how you can grow your money by investing in Huntsworth plc (LON:HNT). … Huntsworth plc (LON:HNT) trades with a trailing P/E of 24x, which is higher than the industry average of 23x. … While HNT might seem like a stock to avoid or sell if you own it, it is important to understand the assumptions behind the P/E ratio before you make any investment decisions.

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What Investors Should Know About Huntsworth plc's (LON:HNT) Financial Strength

At this current level of debt, the current cash and short-term investment levels stands at UK£10.05M , ready to deploy into the business. … On top of this, HNT has generated UK£22.62M in operating cash flow in the last twelve months, resulting in an operating cash to total debt ratio of 48.85%, indicating that HNT’s debt is appropriately covered by operating cash. … For HNT, the ratio of 11.98x suggests that interest is comfortably covered, which means that debtors may be willing to loan the company more money, giving HNT ample headroom to grow its debt facilities.Next Steps: HNT’s debt level is appropriate for a company its size, and it is also able to generate sufficient cash flow coverage, meaning it has been able to put its debt in good use.

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Does Huntsworth plc (LON:HNT) Have A Place In Your Portfolio?

View our latest analysis for Huntsworth How I analyze a dividend stock Whenever I am looking at a potential dividend stock investment, I always check these five metrics: Is it paying an annual yield above 75% of dividend payers? … However, if you are not strictly just a dividend investor, the stock could still offer some interesting investment opportunities. … Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, you should always research extensively before deciding whether or not a stock is an appropriate investment for you.

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Is Huntsworth plc (LON:HNT) Undervalued After Accounting For Its Future Growth?

As the legendary value investor Ben Graham once said, “Price is what you pay, value is what you get.” Huntsworth is trading at price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of 19.74x, which tells us the stock is undervalued based on its latest annual earnings update compared to the media average of 20.07x , and overvalued compared to the GB market average ratio of 16.58x. … However, since Huntsworth is a high-growth stock, we must also account for its earnings growth by using calculation called the PEG ratio. … A PE ratio of 19.74x and expected year-on-year earnings growth of 13.20% give Huntsworth a higher PEG ratio of 1.5x.

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Huntsworth plc (LON:HNT): What Does The Future Look Like?

Below, I've presented key growth figures on how market analysts predict Huntsworth's earnings growth trajectory over the next few years and whether the future looks brighter. … LSE:HNT Future Profit Mar 15th 18 Even though it is informative knowing the rate of growth each year relative to today’s level, it may be more beneficial to analyze the rate at which the earnings are rising or falling every year, on average. … The slope of this line is the rate of earnings growth, which in this case is 9.38%.

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Should You Buy Huntsworth plc (LON:HNT) At £0.81?

According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is £1.07, but it is currently trading at UK£0.81 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. … What’s more interesting is that, Huntsworth’s share price is quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to move to its intrinsic value, and secondly, there may be less chances to buy low in the future once it reaches that value. … Its prosperous future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy HNT.

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Is Huntsworth plc's (LSE:HNT) Balance Sheet Strong Enough To Weather A Storm?

How does HNT’s operating cash flow stack up against its debt? … On top of this, HNT has produced £8.9M in operating cash flow over the same time period, resulting in an operating cash to total debt ratio of 0.19x, indicating that HNT’s operating cash is not sufficient to cover its debt. … HNT’s cash flow coverage indicates it could improve its operating efficiency in order to meet demand for debt repayments should unforeseen events arise.

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What Does Huntsworth plc's (LSE:HNT) Ownership Structure Look Like?

In this article, I'm going to take a look at Huntsworth plc’s (LSE:HNT) latest ownership structure, a non-fundamental factor which is important, but remains a less discussed subject among investors. … A company's ownership structure is often linked to its share performance in both the long- and short-term. … Insider Ownership Insiders form another group of important ownership types as they manage the company's operations and decide the best use of capital.

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Company Info

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Description

Huntsworth plc operates as a healthcare communications and public relations company in the United States, United Kingdom, rest of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and Africa. It operates through four divisions: Huntsworth Health, Red Consultancy, Grayling, and Citigate Dewe Rogerson (CDR). The Huntsworth Health division offers an integrated suite of communications services for the science, health, and wellbeing industries. The Red Consultancy division provides develops and manages campaigns, runs press offices, and steers brands and businesses through engagement with media, consumers, customer stakeholders, and internal audiences. The Grayling division offers public relations and public affairs, social media management and digital marketing, brand development and design, stakeholder engagement, and advertising services. It serves consumer brands, technology, energy, healthcare, financial services, transport and logistics, and government sectors. The CDR division provides a range of communications services, including media relations, crisis communications, investor relations, research, public policy, and digital communications for financial services, technology, professional services, consumer brands, oil and gas, retail, distribution and logistics, healthcare, public sector, manufacturing, and aviation sectors. The company was formerly known as Holmes & Marchant Group plc and changed its name to Huntsworth plc in July 1999. Huntsworth plc was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: Huntsworth plc
HNT
Exchange: LSE
Founded: 1983
£422,825,218
327,771,487
Website: http://www.huntsworth.com
Address: Huntsworth plc
26 Southampton Buildings,
8th Floor,
London,
Greater London, WC2A 1AN,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
LSE HNT Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange GB GBP 02. Jan 1992
OTCPK HWTF.F Ordinary Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 02. Jan 1992
BATS-CHIXE HNTl Ordinary Shares BATS 'Chi-X Europe' GB GBP 02. Jan 1992
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
1,560
Huntsworth employees.
Industry
Advertising
Media
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2018/07/17 18:27
End of day share price update: 2018/07/17 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2018/07/17
Last earnings update: 2017/12/31
Last annual earnings update: 2017/12/31


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.