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HLCL

HelicalLSE:HLCL Stock Report

Last Price

UK£4.41

Market Cap

UK£538.8m

7D

1.0%

1Y

15.5%

Updated

20 Jan, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
HLCL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health3/6
Dividends4/6

HLCL Stock Overview

Helical plc engages in the investment, rental, and development of real estate properties in the United Kingdom.

Helical Competitors

Grainger

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UK£2.2b

CLS Holdings

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UK£928.9m

SEGRO

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UK£15.8b

British Land

LSE:BLND

UK£5.1b

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Helical
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£4.41
52 Week HighUK£5.13
52 Week LowUK£3.45
Beta0.56
1 Month Change-0.68%
3 Month Change-3.19%
1 Year Change15.47%
3 Year Change33.49%
5 Year Change48.19%
Change since IPO461.86%

Recent News & Updates

Jul 09
Helical plc's (LON:HLCL) CEO Compensation Is Looking A Bit Stretched At The Moment

Helical plc's (LON:HLCL) CEO Compensation Is Looking A Bit Stretched At The Moment

Helical plc ( LON:HLCL ) has exhibited strong share price growth in the past few years. However, its earnings growth...

Shareholder Returns

HLCLGB Real EstateGB Market
7D1.0%-0.2%-0.5%
1Y15.5%13.4%8.7%

Return vs Industry: HLCL exceeded the UK Real Estate industry which returned 10.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HLCL exceeded the UK Market which returned 8.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is HLCL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
HLCL volatility
HLCL Average Weekly Movement4.2%
Real Estate Industry Average Movement3.8%
Market Average Movement5.0%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.7%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.5%

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

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

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
191928Gerald Kayehttps://www.helical.co.uk

Helical plc engages in the investment, rental, and development of real estate properties in the United Kingdom. The company’s property portfolio includes mixed-use commercial/residential projects and offices. It is also involved in the office refurbishment activities.

Helical Fundamentals Summary

How do Helical's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
HLCL fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£538.84m
Earnings (TTM)UK£50.83m
Revenue (TTM)UK£39.60m

10.6x

P/E Ratio

13.6x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
HLCL income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£39.60m
Cost of RevenueUK£15.71m
Gross ProfitUK£23.89m
Expenses-UK£26.94m
EarningsUK£50.83m

Last Reported Earnings

Sep 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.42
Gross Margin60.33%
Net Profit Margin128.35%
Debt/Equity Ratio54.8%

How did HLCL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

2.3%

Current Dividend Yield

25%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

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

10.6x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: HLCL (£4.41) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£2.09)

Significantly Below Fair Value: HLCL is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HLCL is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.6x) compared to the UK Real Estate industry average (13.6x).

PE vs Market: HLCL is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.6x) compared to the UK market (19.1x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: HLCL's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HLCL's PB Ratio (0.9x) is in line with the GB Real Estate industry average.


Future Growth

How is Helical forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

-9.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: HLCL's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-9.2% per year).

Earnings vs Market: HLCL's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-9.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: HLCL's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: HLCL's revenue (17.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: HLCL's revenue (17.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: HLCL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (1.9%).


Past Performance

How has Helical performed over the past 5 years?

-6.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HLCL has a large one-off gain of £58.2M impacting its September 30 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: HLCL's current net profit margins are higher than last year (34%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HLCL's earnings have declined by 6.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: HLCL's earnings growth over the past year (264.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (-6.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: HLCL earnings growth over the past year (264.9%) exceeded the Real Estate industry 44.5%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: HLCL's Return on Equity (8.2%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Helical's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HLCL's short term assets (£173.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (£31.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: HLCL's short term assets (£173.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£370.0M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HLCL's net debt to equity ratio (33.2%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: HLCL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 138.9% to 54.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: HLCL's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (0.04%).

Interest Coverage: HLCL's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (0.5x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Helical current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

2.34%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: HLCL's dividend (2.34%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.39%).

High Dividend: HLCL's dividend (2.34%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.04%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: HLCL's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: HLCL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (24.7%), HLCL's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: HLCL's dividends in 3 years are not forecast to be well covered by earnings (106.4% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

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

7.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Gerald Kaye (63 yo)

5.5yrs

Tenure

UK£2,125,000

Compensation

Mr. Gerald A. Kaye, B.Sc (Est. Man), FRICS has been the Chief Executive Officer of Helical plc (a/k/a, Helical Bar plc) since July 25, 2016 and has been its Executive Director since September 1994 and resp...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Gerald's total compensation ($USD2.90M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.06M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Gerald's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: HLCL's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.2 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: HLCL's board of directors are considered experienced (7.7 years average tenure).


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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Helical plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Helical plc
  • Ticker: HLCL
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1919
  • Industry: Real Estate Operating Companies
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£538.843m
  • Shares outstanding: 122.33m
  • Website: https://www.helical.co.uk

Number of Employees


Location

  • Helical plc
  • 5 Hanover Square
  • London
  • Greater London
  • W1S 1HQ
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/20 21:14
End of Day Share Price2022/01/20 00:00
Earnings2021/09/30
Annual Earnings2021/03/31


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.