The Quarto Group, Inc. publishes illustrated books and intellectual property products for adults, children, and families in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and internationally.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£1.05|
|52 Week High||UK£0.43|
|52 Week Low||UK£1.08|
|1 Month Change||11.70%|
|3 Month Change||16.99%|
|1 Year Change||77.97%|
|3 Year Change||12.30%|
|5 Year Change||-62.63%|
|Change since IPO||-22.22%|
Recent News & Updates
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|QRT||GB Media||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: QRT exceeded the UK Media industry which returned 66.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: QRT exceeded the UK Market which returned 19.2% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: QRT is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: QRT's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
The Quarto Group, Inc. publishes illustrated books and intellectual property products for adults, children, and families in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through two divisions: US Publishing and UK Publishing. It creates and publishes books in various categories, such as baby foods, beverages, cooking methods, courses and dishes, entertaining, essays, healthy cooking, history, references, regional and ethnic cooking, seasonal, vegan cooking, and vegetarian cooking; art, crafts and hobbies, fashion and graphic design, graphic novels, music, performing arts, photography, and other arts; marque/model, automotive, biographies, car culture, hot rods and customs, motorcycle, muscle cars, racing, planes, trains, tractors, and other; and biography, business and economics, computers, fiction, history, mathematics, nature, philosophy, political science, reference, religion, science, social science, space, technology and engineering, travel, and true crime.
Is Quarto Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: QRT (£1.05) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£15.13)
Significantly Below Fair Value: QRT is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: QRT is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.1x) compared to the UK Media industry average (23.6x).
PE vs Market: QRT is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.1x) compared to the UK market (23.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate QRT's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: QRT is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.3x) compared to the GB Media industry average (2x).
How is Quarto Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Media industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Quarto Group has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has Quarto Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: QRT has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: QRT's current net profit margins (7.1%) are higher than last year (2.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: QRT's earnings have grown significantly by 22.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: QRT's earnings growth over the past year (229.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (22.5% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: QRT earnings growth over the past year (229.7%) exceeded the Media industry 20.9%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: QRT's Return on Equity (21.1%) is considered high.
How is Quarto Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: QRT's short term assets ($70.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($51.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: QRT's short term assets ($70.9M) exceed its long term liabilities ($42.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: QRT's debt to equity ratio (76.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: QRT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 160.3% to 76.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: QRT's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (129.9%).
Interest Coverage: QRT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.2x coverage).
What is Quarto Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate QRT's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate QRT'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 QRT's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if QRT's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: QRT is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of QRT's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mr. Chuk Kin Lau, also known as CK, is an Executive Director of The Quarto Group, Inc. since May 17, 2018 and had been its Group Chief Executive Officer since July 2020 until September 18, 2020. Mr. Lau ha...
Experienced Management: QRT's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: QRT's board of directors are considered experienced (3.2 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
The Quarto Group, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: The Quarto Group, Inc.
- Ticker: QRT
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1976
- Industry: Publishing
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: UK£42.934m
- Shares outstanding: 40.89m
- Website: https://www.quarto.com
Number of Employees
- The Quarto Group, Inc.
- The Old Brewery
- 6 Blundell Street
- Greater London
- N7 9BH
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/09/19 17:33|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/09/17 00:00|
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.