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John Lewis of Hungerford

Executive Summary

John Lewis of Hungerford plc designs, manufactures, retails, and installs kitchens, bedrooms, freestanding furniture, and architectural components in the United Kingdom.


Snowflake Analysis

Imperfect balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has John Lewis of Hungerford's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: JLH has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

JLH

-0.1%

GB Specialty Retail

-2.7%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-10.0%

JLH

-8.5%

GB Specialty Retail

-16.3%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: JLH underperformed the UK Specialty Retail industry which returned -8.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: JLH exceeded the UK Market which returned -16.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

JLHIndustryMarket
7 Day0%-0.1%-2.7%
30 Day0%-2.7%-3.1%
90 Day5.9%20.6%4.3%
1 Year-10.0%-10.0%-6.9%-8.5%-12.5%-16.3%
3 Year-53.8%-53.8%-13.0%-20.4%-9.2%-20.3%
5 Year-66.0%-66.0%-22.9%-33.8%9.8%-14.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is John Lewis of Hungerford's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is John Lewis of Hungerford undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

0.75x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate JLH's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate JLH's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Book Ratio

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


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Future Growth

How is John Lewis of Hungerford forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

31.4%

Forecasted Retail 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 John Lewis of Hungerford 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 John Lewis of Hungerford performed over the past 5 years?

-12.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: JLH is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: JLH is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: JLH is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 12% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: JLH is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Specialty Retail industry (-5.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: JLH has a negative Return on Equity (-33.05%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is John Lewis of Hungerford's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: JLH's short term assets (£404.0K) do not cover its short term liabilities (£1.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: JLH's short term assets (£404.0K) do not cover its long term liabilities (£2.4M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: JLH's debt to equity ratio (36.5%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: JLH's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 40.9% to 36.5% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if JLH has enough cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: JLH has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 34.9% each year


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Dividend

What is John Lewis of Hungerford current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate JLH's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate JLH'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 JLH's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if JLH's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of JLH's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.


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Management

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

0.3yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Kiran Noonan (51 yo)

no data

Tenure

UK£121,797

Compensation

Ms. Kiran Bala Noonan has been Managing Director of John Lewis of Hungerford plc since October 3, 2016 and has been its Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Noonan serves as an Acting Chairman at John Lewis of Hun ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Kiran's total compensation ($USD160.03K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD361.97K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Kiran's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Kiran Noonan
CEO, MD & Acting Chairmanno dataUK£121.80kno data
Alan Charlton
Non-executive Director0.33yrno data2.37%
£ 19.9k
Stephen Huggett
Non-executive Director0.33yrno datano data

0.3yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: JLH's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

John Lewis of Hungerford plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: John Lewis of Hungerford plc
  • Ticker: JLH
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1977
  • Industry: Home Improvement Retail
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: UK£840.354k
  • Shares outstanding: 186.75m
  • Website: https://www.john-lewis.co.uk

Number of Employees


Location

  • John Lewis of Hungerford plc
  • Grove Technology Park
  • Downsview Road
  • Wantage
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX12 9FA
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
JLHAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJan 1997

Biography

John Lewis of Hungerford plc designs, manufactures, retails, and installs kitchens, bedrooms, freestanding furniture, and architectural components in the United Kingdom. The company operates a direct mail ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/02 22:32
End of Day Share Price2020/07/31 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/06/30


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.