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INF

InformaLSE:INF Stock Report

Market Cap

UK£7.0b

7D

-8.2%

1Y

-15.0%

Updated

30 Nov, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
INF fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation3/6
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health3/6
Dividends0/6

INF Stock Overview

Informa plc operates as a business-to-business exhibitions and events, learning, and information services company worldwide.

Rewards

Trading at 64% below our estimate of its fair value

Earnings are forecast to grow 61.27% per year

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for INF from our risk checks.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Informa
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£4.67
52 Week HighUK£6.04
52 Week LowUK£4.60
Beta1.18
1 Month Change-10.09%
3 Month Change-16.07%
1 Year Change-14.97%
3 Year Change-32.71%
5 Year Change-28.21%
Change since IPO33.43%

Recent News & Updates

Sep 02
Does Informa (LON:INF) Have A Healthy Balance Sheet?

Does Informa (LON:INF) Have A Healthy Balance Sheet?

Warren Buffett famously said, 'Volatility is far from synonymous with risk.' It's only natural to consider a company's...

Jun 07
Is Informa plc (LON:INF) Trading At A 26% Discount?

Is Informa plc (LON:INF) Trading At A 26% Discount?

In this article we are going to estimate the intrinsic value of Informa plc ( LON:INF ) by taking the expected future...

Shareholder Returns

INFGB MediaGB Market
7D-8.2%-4.3%-2.6%
1Y-15.0%20.2%10.9%

Return vs Industry: INF underperformed the UK Media industry which returned 25.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: INF underperformed the UK Market which returned 13.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is INF's price volatile compared to industry and market?
INF volatility
INF Average Weekly Movement4.8%
Media Industry Average Movement5.2%
Market Average Movement4.9%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market9.8%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.5%

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

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

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
19989,750Stephen Carterhttps://www.informa.com

Informa plc operates as a business-to-business exhibitions and events, learning, and information services company worldwide. It operates through five divisions: Informa Connect, Informa Intelligence, Informa Markets, Informa Tech, and Taylor & Francis. The Informa Connect division provides content-driven events and digital platforms that allow professionals to meet, connect, learn, and share knowledge.

Informa Fundamentals Summary

How do Informa's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
INF fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£7.01b
Earnings (TTM)-UK£371.40m
Revenue (TTM)UK£1.54b

4.6x

P/S Ratio

-18.9x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
INF income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£1.54b
Cost of RevenueUK£1.09b
Gross ProfitUK£447.00m
ExpensesUK£818.40m
Earnings-UK£371.40m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)-0.25
Gross Margin29.11%
Net Profit Margin-24.19%
Debt/Equity Ratio35.7%

How did INF perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

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

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: INF (£4.67) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£12.97)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: INF is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK Media industry average.

PE vs Market: INF is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate INF's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: INF is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.3x) compared to the GB Media industry average (1.9x).


Future Growth

How is Informa forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?

61.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: INF is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: INF is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: INF's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: INF's revenue (17.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: INF's revenue (17.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: INF's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.9%).


Past Performance

How has Informa performed over the past 5 years?

-56.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: INF is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: INF is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: INF is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 56.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare INF's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: INF is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (20.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: INF has a negative Return on Equity (-6.2%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is Informa's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: INF's short term assets (£793.8M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£1.2B).

Long Term Liabilities: INF's short term assets (£793.8M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£2.8B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: INF's net debt to equity ratio (28.6%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: INF's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 82.6% to 35.7% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: INF has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if INF has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


Dividend

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

2.97%

Forecast Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate INF's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate INF's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if INF's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if INF's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

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


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of INF'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?

5.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Stephen Carter (57 yo)

8.17yrs

Tenure

UK£1,476,708

Compensation

Mr. Stephen Andrew Carter, CBE, has been Group Chief Executive of Informa plc since December 1, 2013. Mr. Carter has been an Executive Director of Informa plc since September 1, 2013. He has responsibiliti...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Stephen's total compensation ($USD1.96M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD2.16M).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: INF's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.5 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: INF's board of directors are considered experienced (4.2 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.


Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: Informa plc
  • Ticker: INF
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1998
  • Industry: Advertising
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: UK£7.014b
  • Shares outstanding: 1.50b
  • Website: https://www.informa.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Informa plc
  • 5 Howick Place
  • London
  • Greater London
  • SW1P 1WG
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/11/30 21:36
End of Day Share Price2021/11/30 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.