GCP Student Living plc, a FTSE 250 company, was the first real estate investment trust in the UK to focus on student residential assets. More Details
Adequate balance sheet and fair value.
Share Price & News
How has GCP Student Living's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: DIGS is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: DIGS's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: DIGS exceeded the UK REITs industry which returned -42.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: DIGS underperformed the UK Market which returned -0.2% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is GCP Student Living's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 year ago | Simply Wall StCan We See Significant Institutional Ownership On The GCP Student Living plc (LON:DIGS) Share Register?
1 year ago | Simply Wall StConsider This Before Buying GCP Student Living plc (LON:DIGS) For The 3.7% Dividend
1 year ago | Simply Wall StIs GCP Student Living plc (LON:DIGS) A Healthy REIT?
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 (£1.54) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.77)
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 (13.8x) compared to the GB REITs industry average (18.1x).
PE vs Market: DIGS is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.8x) compared to the UK market (24x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: DIGS is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: DIGS's PB Ratio (0.9x) is in line with the GB REITs industry average.
How is GCP Student Living forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: DIGS's forecast earnings growth (16.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1%).
Earnings vs Market: DIGS's earnings (16.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (23.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: DIGS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: DIGS's revenue (0.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (7.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: DIGS's revenue (0.7% 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 £30.1M impacting its June 30 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: DIGS's current net profit margins are lower than last year .
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: DIGS's earnings have grown significantly by 24.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: DIGS's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: DIGS had negative earnings growth (-47.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the REITs industry average (-4.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: DIGS's Return on Equity (6.2%) is considered low.
How is GCP Student Living's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: DIGS's short term assets (£78.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (£15.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: DIGS's short term assets (£78.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£291.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: DIGS's debt to equity ratio (35.8%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: DIGS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 111.3% to 35.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: DIGS's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (6.1%).
Interest Coverage: DIGS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.2x coverage).
What is GCP Student Living current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: DIGS's dividend (0.65%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.48%).
High Dividend: DIGS's dividend (0.65%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.52%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: DIGS is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: DIGS is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are 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.
|Independent Non-Executive Director||no data||no data||no data|
|Independent Non Executive Chairman||0.25yr||UK£39.64k||0.0046% |
|Senior Independent Non Executive Director||2.25yrs||UK£39.20k||0.0069% |
|Independent Non Executive Director||5.92yrs||UK£46.18k||0.0044% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||3yrs||UK£39.25k||0.00050% |
Experienced Board: DIGS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.6 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
GCP Student Living plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: GCP Student Living plc
- Ticker: DIGS
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: NaN
- Industry: Residential REITs
- Sector: Real Estate
- Market Cap: UK£701.639m
- 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
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|DIGS||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||May 2013|
|DIGSL||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||May 2013|
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 retu...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/02/27 19:38|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/02/26 00:00|
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