QRT

Quarto GroupLSE:QRT Stock Report

Market Cap

UK£42.9m

7D

4.5%

1Y

78.0%

Updated

19 Sep, 2021

Data

Company Financials
QRT fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation5/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance6/6
Financial Health5/6
Dividends0/6

QRT Overview

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

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Quarto Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£1.05
52 Week HighUK£0.43
52 Week LowUK£1.08
Beta0.59
1 Month Change11.70%
3 Month Change16.99%
1 Year Change77.97%
3 Year Change12.30%
5 Year Change-62.63%
Change since IPO-22.22%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 10
Quarto Group (LON:QRT) Is Looking To Continue Growing Its Returns On Capital

Quarto Group (LON:QRT) Is Looking To Continue Growing Its Returns On Capital

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Apr 19
Quarto Group (LON:QRT) Has A Pretty Healthy Balance Sheet

Quarto Group (LON:QRT) Has A Pretty Healthy Balance Sheet

Some say volatility, rather than debt, is the best way to think about risk as an investor, but Warren Buffett famously...

Mar 23
Quarto Group (LON:QRT) Is Investing Its Capital With Increasing Efficiency

Quarto Group (LON:QRT) Is Investing Its Capital With Increasing Efficiency

What are the early trends we should look for to identify a stock that could multiply in value over the long term? One...

Shareholder Returns

QRTGB MediaGB Market
7D4.5%-1.4%-1.0%
1Y78.0%66.6%19.2%

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.

Price Volatility

Is QRT's price volatile compared to industry and market?
QRT volatility
QRT Beta0.59
Industry Beta1.03
Market Beta1

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

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
1976300CK Chukhttps://www.quarto.com

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.

Valuation

Is Quarto Group 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: 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).


Future Growth

How is Quarto Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

36.8%

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.


Past Performance

How has Quarto Group performed over the past 5 years?

22.5%

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.


Financial Health

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).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

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.


Next Steps

Management

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

3.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

CK Chuk

0.17

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...


Leadership Team

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


Board Members

Experienced Board: QRT'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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

The Quarto Group, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • 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


Location

  • The Quarto Group, Inc.
  • The Old Brewery
  • 6 Blundell Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • N7 9BH
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/19 17:33
End of Day Share Price2021/09/17 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.