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Ediston Property Investment

Executive Summary

Ediston Property Investment Company plc a real estate investment trust externally managed by Ediston Properties Ltd. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Second-rate dividend payer and slightly overvalued.

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Share Price & News

How has Ediston Property Investment's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: EPIC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: EPIC's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return






GB Market

1 Year Return






GB Market

Return vs Industry: EPIC underperformed the UK REITs industry which returned -12.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: EPIC underperformed the UK Market which returned -2% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.6%3.0%-0.8%
30 Day5.7%5.8%0.9%
90 Day7.7%6.6%6.6%
1 Year-7.9%-14.7%-12.1%-45.4%2.1%-3.7%
3 Year-24.8%-37.9%2.9%2.1%9.6%-3.5%
5 Year-11.9%-34.4%11.2%6.0%41.7%14.3%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Ediston Property Investment's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Ediston Property Investment 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: EPIC (£0.69) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£1.48)

Significantly Below Fair Value: EPIC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: EPIC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the GB REITs industry average.

PE vs Market: EPIC 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 EPIC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: EPIC's PB Ratio (0.8x) is in line with the GB REITs industry average.

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Future Growth

How is Ediston Property Investment forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Real Estate 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 Ediston Property Investment 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.

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Past Performance

How has Ediston Property Investment performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: EPIC is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: EPIC is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: EPIC is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 49.1% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare EPIC's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: EPIC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the REITs industry (-4.2%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: EPIC has a negative Return on Equity (-20.56%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Ediston Property Investment's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: EPIC's short term assets (£26.5M) exceed its short term liabilities (£2.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: EPIC's short term assets (£26.5M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£110.1M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: EPIC's debt to equity ratio (60.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: EPIC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 29.1% to 60.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: EPIC's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (16%).

Interest Coverage: EPIC is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.

Balance Sheet

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What is Ediston Property Investment current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: EPIC's dividend (5.81%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.49%).

High Dividend: EPIC's dividend (5.81%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.52%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, EPIC has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: EPIC's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 6 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (61.4%), EPIC's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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


Average board tenure


Danny O'Neill

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Mr. Daniel O'Neill, BSC MRICS DIPPROPINV, also known as Danny serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Ediston Properties Limited - Investment Manager at Ediston Property Investment Company plc. Mr. O'Neil...

Board Members

Colin James Skinner
Independent Non-Executive Director of Ediston Properties Limited3.58yrsUK£38.00k0.047%
£ 68.9k
William Hill
Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Ediston Properties Limitedno dataUK£52.00k0.062%
£ 89.8k
Robin Archibald
Senior Independent Director of Ediston Properties Limited3.08yrsUK£47.00k0.039%
£ 56.5k
Imogen Moss
Independent Non-Executive Director of Ediston Properties Limited0.83yrUK£18.00k0.029%
£ 42.3k


Average Tenure

Experienced Board: EPIC's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: EPIC 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

Ediston Property Investment Company plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Ediston Property Investment Company plc
  • Ticker: EPIC
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 2014
  • Industry: Diversified REITs
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Market Cap: UK£145.609m
  • Shares outstanding: 211.33m
  • Website:


  • Ediston Property Investment Company plc
  • The Scalpel, 18th Floor
  • 52 Lime Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • EC3M 7AF
  • United Kingdom


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
EPICLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPOct 2014


Ediston Property Investment Company plc a real estate investment trust externally managed by Ediston Properties Ltd. The firm invest in commercial property of United Kingdom. It was founded in 2014 and is ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/02/24 20:51
End of Day Share Price2021/02/24 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/09/30

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.