S4 Capital plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a digital advertising and marketing services company in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific.
Excellent balance sheet with high growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has S4 Capital's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SFOR's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SFOR exceeded the UK Media industry which returned -43.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SFOR exceeded the UK Market which returned -25.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is S4 Capital's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StS4 Capital (LON:SFOR) Has A Pretty Healthy Balance Sheet
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Is S4 Capital 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: SFOR (£1.46) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£3.55)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SFOR is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SFOR is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Media industry average.
PE vs Market: SFOR 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 SFOR's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SFOR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the GB Media industry average (0.8x).
How is S4 Capital forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SFOR is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.5%).
Earnings vs Market: SFOR is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: SFOR's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SFOR's revenue (21.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (2.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SFOR's revenue (21.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SFOR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.3%).
How has S4 Capital performed over the past 5 years?
Last years earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SFOR is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: SFOR is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: Unable to establish if SFOR's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years as it has been trading publicly for less than 3 years.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SFOR's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: SFOR is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (-1.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SFOR has a negative Return on Equity (-2.17%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is S4 Capital's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SFOR's short term assets (£192.5M) exceed its short term liabilities (£183.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: SFOR's short term assets (£192.5M) exceed its long term liabilities (£124.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SFOR's debt to equity ratio (9.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if SFOR's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SFOR's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (58%).
Interest Coverage: SFOR is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is S4 Capital's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate SFOR's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SFOR's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SFOR's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SFOR's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SFOR'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 board tenure
S4 Capital has no CEO, or we have no data on them.
|Executive Chairman||1.58yrs||UK£140.00k||11.15% £75.4m|
|Executive Director & Group CFO||1.33yrs||UK£19.00k||0.18% £1.2m|
|Executive Director||1.33yrs||UK£14.00k||no data|
|Executive Director||1.33yrs||UK£14.00k||no data|
|Executive Director||1.33yrs||UK£3.00k||2.09% £14.1m|
|Executive Director||1.33yrs||UK£3.00k||1.84% £12.4m|
|Chief Growth Officer & Director||0.75yr||no data||0.035% £234.8k|
|Non-Executive Director||1.33yrs||UK£500.00||0.0048% £32.5k|
|Non-Executive Director||1.58yrs||UK£6.00k||0.41% £2.8m|
|Non-Executive Director||1.58yrs||UK£6.00k||0.33% £2.3m|
Experienced Board: SFOR's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 48.5%.
S4 Capital plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: S4 Capital plc
- Ticker: SFOR
- Exchange: LSE
- Industry: Advertising
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: UK£676.408m
- Shares outstanding: 464.89m
- Website: https://www.s4capital.com
Number of Employees
- S4 Capital plc
- 12 St. James's Place
- Greater London
- SW1A 1NX
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SFOR||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Sep 2018|
|SCPP.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Sep 2018|
|9S4||BST (Boerse-Stuttgart)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Sep 2018|
S4 Capital plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a digital advertising and marketing services company in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through Assets at Scale, Platform and E-Commerce, Creative Content and Innovation, and Media Planning and Buying segments. The Assets at Scale segment creates dynamic and data-driven content for global brands. The Platform and E-Commerce segment designs and develops branded e-commerce and apps. The Creative Content and Innovation segment produces digital content and films using and adapting the latest technology and trends, such as artificial intelligence, voice, augmented reality, and virtual reality. The Media Planning and Buying segment offers campaign management analytics, creative production and ad serving, and training and education, as well as platform and systems integration and transition services. The company is based in London, the United Kingdom.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/07 01:15|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/06 00:00|
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