SFOR

S4 CapitalLSE:SFOR Stock Report

Market Cap

UK£4.3b

7D

-2.7%

1Y

95.1%

Updated

16 Sep, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
SFOR fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth5/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health4/6
Dividends0/6

SFOR Overview

S4 Capital plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a digital advertising and marketing services company in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific.

S4 Capital Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for S4 Capital
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£8.00
52 Week HighUK£3.64
52 Week LowUK£8.52
Beta1.25
1 Month Change10.04%
3 Month Change34.23%
1 Year Change95.12%
3 Year Changen/a
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO481.82%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 16
Returns At S4 Capital (LON:SFOR) Are On The Way Up

Returns At S4 Capital (LON:SFOR) Are On The Way Up

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Jul 14
Estimating The Intrinsic Value Of S4 Capital plc (LON:SFOR)

Estimating The Intrinsic Value Of S4 Capital plc (LON:SFOR)

In this article we are going to estimate the intrinsic value of S4 Capital plc ( LON:SFOR ) by estimating the company's...

Jun 29
Is S4 Capital (LON:SFOR) Using Too Much Debt?

Is S4 Capital (LON:SFOR) Using Too Much Debt?

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Jun 03
Is It Too Late To Consider Buying S4 Capital plc (LON:SFOR)?

Is It Too Late To Consider Buying S4 Capital plc (LON:SFOR)?

While S4 Capital plc ( LON:SFOR ) might not be the most widely known stock at the moment, it led the LSE gainers with a...

Shareholder Returns

SFORGB MediaGB Market
7D-2.7%-2.0%-0.2%
1Y95.1%62.9%19.4%

Return vs Industry: SFOR exceeded the UK Media industry which returned 61% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SFOR exceeded the UK Market which returned 19.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is SFOR's price volatile compared to industry and market?
SFOR volatility
SFOR Beta1.25
Industry Beta1.03
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: SFOR is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SFOR's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
20163,182Michel de Rijkhttps://www.s4capital.com

S4 Capital plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a digital advertising and marketing services company in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through Content Practice and Data & Digital Media Practice segments. The company offers contents, campaigns, and assets for paid, social, and earned media, such as digital platforms and apps, as well as brand activations.

S4 Capital Fundamentals Summary

How do S4 Capital's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SFOR fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£4.29b
Earnings (TTM)-UK£23.66m
Revenue (TTM)UK£480.63m

8.9x

P/S Ratio

-181.3x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
SFOR income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£480.63m
Cost of RevenueUK£72.76m
Gross ProfitUK£407.88m
ExpensesUK£431.54m
Earnings-UK£23.66m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)-0.044
Gross Margin84.86%
Net Profit Margin-4.92%
Debt/Equity Ratio15.3%

How did SFOR perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

Is S4 Capital undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

35.3%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SFOR (£8) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£12.37)

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 UK 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 (5.8x) compared to the GB Media industry average (2x).


Future Growth

How is S4 Capital forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

98.4%

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 (0.9%).

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 (28.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SFOR's revenue (28.6% 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 (16.4%).


Past Performance

How has S4 Capital performed over the past 5 years?

-1,256.8%

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: Insufficient data to determine if SFOR's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 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 (20.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: SFOR has a negative Return on Equity (-3.22%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is S4 Capital's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SFOR's short term assets (£353.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£372.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: SFOR's short term assets (£353.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (£178.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SFOR's debt to equity ratio (15.3%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if SFOR's debt to equity ratio has reduced 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: Whilst unprofitable SFOR has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: SFOR is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 53.5% per year.


Dividend

What is S4 Capital current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.30%

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 recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SFOR'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 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.


Next Steps

Management

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

2.8yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Michel de Rijk

no data

Tenure

Mr. Michel de Rijk serves as the President of [m]PLATFORM - Asia Pacific at Xaxis, LLC and served as its Managing Director of Asia Pacific. He is Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific at S4 Capital plc....


Board Members

Experienced Board: SFOR's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.9%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

S4 Capital plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: S4 Capital plc
  • Ticker: SFOR
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 2016
  • Industry: Advertising
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: UK£4.289b
  • Shares outstanding: 536.17m
  • Website: https://www.s4capital.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • S4 Capital plc
  • 12 St. James's Place
  • London
  • Greater London
  • SW1A 1NX
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/16 21:36
End of Day Share Price2021/09/16 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.