AIM:SCHO

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Executive Summary

Scholium Group Plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in trading and retailing rare and antiquarian books, works on paper, fine arts and collectibles, and stamps primarily in the United Kingdom.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and fair value.

Share Price & News

How has Scholium Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SCHO's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-9.7%

SCHO

6.2%

GB Specialty Retail

2.6%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-28.8%

SCHO

-2.3%

GB Specialty Retail

-12.4%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: SCHO underperformed the UK Specialty Retail industry which returned -3.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SCHO underperformed the UK Market which returned -12.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SCHOIndustryMarket
7 Day-9.7%6.2%2.6%
30 Day-23.4%5.2%-0.4%
90 Day12.0%25.2%4.1%
1 Year-28.8%-28.8%-0.6%-2.3%-8.8%-12.4%
3 Year-34.2%-34.2%-6.1%-14.0%-4.9%-16.3%
5 Year-4.0%-4.0%-17.7%-29.3%14.3%-11.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Scholium Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

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

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SCHO (£0.3) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£5.02)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SCHO is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.4x) compared to the GB Specialty Retail industry average (0.9x).


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Future Growth

How is Scholium Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

30.9%

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 Scholium Group 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 Scholium Group performed over the past 5 years?

42.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SCHO is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: SCHO is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SCHO is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 42.6% per year.

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

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


Return on Equity

High ROE: SCHO has a negative Return on Equity (-2.61%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Scholium Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SCHO's short term assets (£10.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (£1.3M).

Long Term Liabilities: SCHO has no long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SCHO is debt free.

Reducing Debt: SCHO had no debt 5 years ago.


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: Whilst unprofitable SCHO has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: SCHO is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 42% per year.


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Dividend

What is Scholium Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: SCHO is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SCHO'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?

3.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Scholium Group has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jasper Allen
Executive Chairman6.5yrsUK£75.28k0.51%
£ 22.8k
Peter John Floyd
Finance Director3.33yrsUK£49.50kno data
Bernard Shapero
MD & Founder of Shapero Rare Booksno datano datano data
Roddy Newlands
Head of English Literature3.33yrsno datano data

3.3yrs

Average Tenure

64yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: SCHO's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jasper Allen
Executive Chairman6.5yrsUK£75.28k0.51%
£ 22.8k
Peter John Floyd
Finance Director3.33yrsUK£49.50kno data
Philip Blackwell
Non-Executive Director6.58yrsUK£12.50k11.24%
£ 496.6k
Charles Adam Sebag-Montefiore
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director6.5yrsUK£20.00k0.29%
£ 13.0k
Thomas Jennings
Non-Executive Director6.5yrsUK£12.50k21.55%
£ 952.7k
Graham Noble
Non-Executive Director6.5yrsUK£12.50kno data

6.5yrs

Average Tenure

64yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: SCHO's board of directors are considered experienced (6.5 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

Scholium Group Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Scholium Group Plc
  • Ticker: SCHO
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2014
  • Industry: Specialty Stores
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: UK£4.420m
  • Shares outstanding: 13.60m
  • Website: https://www.scholiumgroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Scholium Group Plc
  • 32 St. George Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • W1S 2EA
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SCHOAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPMar 2014

Biography

Scholium Group Plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in trading and retailing rare and antiquarian books, works on paper, fine arts and collectibles, and stamps primarily in the United Kingdom. It i ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/07 22:43
End of Day Share Price2020/08/07 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2020/03/31


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.