DIGS Stock Overview
GCP Student Living plc, a FTSE 250 company, was the first real estate investment trust in the UK to focus on student residential assets.
GCP Student Living Competitors
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£2.13|
|52 Week High||UK£2.16|
|52 Week Low||UK£1.35|
|1 Month Change||0.95%|
|3 Month Change||0%|
|1 Year Change||52.00%|
|3 Year Change||42.24%|
|5 Year Change||43.10%|
|Change since IPO||104.82%|
Recent News & Updates
|DIGS||GB REITs||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: DIGS exceeded the UK REITs industry which returned 23.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: DIGS exceeded the UK Market which returned 12% over the past year.
|DIGS Average Weekly Movement||0.6%|
|REITs Industry Average Movement||2.6%|
|Market Average Movement||5.0%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.5%|
Stable Share Price: DIGS is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 1% a week.
Volatility Over Time: DIGS's weekly volatility (1%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
GCP Student Living plc, a FTSE 250 company, was the first real estate investment trust in the UK to focus on student residential assets. The Company seeks to provide shareholders with attractive total returns in the longer term through the potential for modest capital appreciation and regular, sustainable, long term dividends with inflation linked income characteristics. It invests in properties located primarily in and around London where the Investment Manager believes the Company is likely to benefit from supply and demand imbalances for student residential accommodation and a growing number of international students.
GCP Student Living Fundamentals Summary
|DIGS fundamental statistics|
Is DIGS overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|DIGS income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£20.41m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.25|
|Net Profit Margin||316.12%|
How did DIGS perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is GCP Student Living undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: DIGS (£2.13) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.98)
Significantly Below Fair Value: DIGS is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: DIGS is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.4x) compared to the UK REITs industry average (13.1x).
PE vs Market: DIGS is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.4x) compared to the UK market (19.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: DIGS's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: DIGS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the GB REITs industry average (0.9x).
How is GCP Student Living 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: DIGS's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-23.1% per year).
Earnings vs Market: DIGS's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-23.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: DIGS's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: DIGS's revenue (10.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: DIGS's revenue (10.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if DIGS's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has GCP Student Living performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: DIGS has a large one-off gain of £112.8M impacting its June 30 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: DIGS's current net profit margins are higher than last year .
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: DIGS's earnings have grown by 16.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: DIGS's earnings growth over the past year (136.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (16.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: DIGS earnings growth over the past year (136.2%) underperformed the REITs industry 150.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: DIGS's Return on Equity (12.9%) is considered low.
How is GCP Student Living's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: DIGS's short term assets (£53.1M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£69.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: DIGS's short term assets (£53.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£245.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: DIGS's net debt to equity ratio (27.3%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: DIGS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 35.7% to 32.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: DIGS's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (5.4%).
Interest Coverage: DIGS's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.3x coverage).
What is GCP Student Living current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate DIGS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate DIGS'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 DIGS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if DIGS's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: DIGS is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of DIGS'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
GCP Student Living has no CEO, or we have no data on them.
Experienced Board: DIGS's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 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.
GCP Student Living plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: GCP Student Living plc
- Ticker: DIGS
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: NaN
- Industry: Residential REITs
- Sector: Real Estate
- Implied Market Cap: UK£966.915m
- Shares outstanding: 455.02m
- Website: https://www.graviscapital.com/funds/gcp-student
Number of Employees
- GCP Student Living plc
- Beaufort House
- 51 New North Road
- EX4 4EP
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/12/22 18:52|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/12/20 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.