Helical plc engages in the investment, rental, and development of real estate properties in the United Kingdom. More Details
Reasonable growth potential average dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Helical's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
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.
7 Day Return
GB Real Estate
1 Year Return
GB Real Estate
Return vs Industry: HLCL exceeded the UK Real Estate industry which returned 45.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: HLCL exceeded the UK Market which returned 28% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Helical's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StHelical plc (LON:HLCL) Investors Should Think About This Before Buying It For Its Dividend
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHelical plc (LON:HLCL) Is Up But Financials Look Inconsistent: Which Way Is The Stock Headed?
2 months ago | Simply Wall StInvestors Who Bought Helical (LON:HLCL) Shares Three Years Ago Are Now Up 19%
Is Helical 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: HLCL (£4.39) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£2.06)
Significantly Below Fair Value: HLCL is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: HLCL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (37.9x) compared to the UK Real Estate industry average (18.4x).
PE vs Market: HLCL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (37.9x) compared to the UK market (25.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: HLCL is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: HLCL's PB Ratio (0.9x) is in line with the GB Real Estate industry average.
How is Helical forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: HLCL's forecast earnings growth (57.5% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: HLCL's earnings (57.5% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (17.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: HLCL's revenue (8.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: HLCL's revenue (8.5% 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 (2.2%).
How has Helical performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: HLCL has a large one-off gain of £26.7M impacting its September 30 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: HLCL's current net profit margins (34%) are lower than last year (56.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: HLCL's earnings have declined by 29.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: HLCL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: HLCL had negative earnings growth (-54.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Real Estate industry average (-13.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: HLCL's Return on Equity (2.4%) is considered low.
How is Helical's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: HLCL's short term assets (£109.2M) exceed its short term liabilities (£33.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: HLCL's short term assets (£109.2M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£387.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: HLCL's debt to equity ratio (63.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: HLCL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 135.3% to 63.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: HLCL's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.
Interest Coverage: HLCL's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (0.9x coverage).
What is Helical current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: HLCL's dividend (1.98%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.37%).
High Dividend: HLCL's dividend (1.98%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.07%).
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: At its current payout ratio (75.1%), HLCL's payments are 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 (122.6% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Gerald Kaye (62 yo)
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 ($USD3.60M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD959.49K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Gerald's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: HLCL's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: HLCL's board of directors are considered experienced (4.2 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Helical plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Helical plc
- Ticker: HLCL
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1919
- Industry: Real Estate Operating Companies
- Sector: Real Estate
- Market Cap: UK£532.356m
- Shares outstanding: 121.27m
- Website: https://www.helical.co.uk
Number of Employees
- Helical plc
- 5 Hanover Square
- Greater London
- W1S 1HQ
- United Kingdom
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 offic...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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