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United Carpets Group

AIM:UCG
Snowflake Description

Undervalued with excellent balance sheet and pays a dividend.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
UCG
AIM
£4M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Retail
Company description

United Carpets Group plc, through its subsidiaries, operates and franchises carpet and bed retail outlets in the United Kingdom. The last earnings update was 90 days ago. More info.


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  • United Carpets Group has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
UCG Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0%
AIM:UCG
324.2%
GB Specialty Retail
32.1%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
-47.1%
AIM:UCG
296.6%
GB Specialty Retail
30.9%
GB Market
UCG Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
United Carpets Group (UCG) 0% -10% -18.2% -47.1% -60.4% -46.3%
GB Specialty Retail 324.2% 334.6% 392.8% 296.6% 234.8% 247.1%
GB Market 32.1% 31.6% 40.2% 30.9% 48.1% 12.2%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • UCG underperformed the Specialty Retail industry which returned 296.6% over the past year.
  • UCG underperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned 30.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility
UCG
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

UCG Value

 Is United Carpets Group undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of United Carpets Group to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for United Carpets Group.

AIM:UCG Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 7.3%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year GB Government Bond Rate 1.2%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for AIM:UCG
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year GB Govt Bond Rate 1.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6.7%
Specialty Retail Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.86
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.857 (1 + (1- 19%) (1.45%))
0.911
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.91
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.23% + (0.911 * 6.65%)
7.28%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for AIM:UCG using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for United Carpets Group is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

AIM:UCG DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (GBP, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 7.28%)
2019 -0.40 Analyst x1 -0.37
2020 0.30 Analyst x1 0.26
2021 0.50 Analyst x1 0.40
2022 0.60 Est @ 19.27% 0.45
2023 0.68 Est @ 13.86% 0.48
2024 0.75 Est @ 10.07% 0.49
2025 0.80 Est @ 7.42% 0.49
2026 0.85 Est @ 5.56% 0.48
2027 0.88 Est @ 4.26% 0.47
2028 0.91 Est @ 3.35% 0.45
Present value of next 10 years cash flows £3.61
AIM:UCG DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= £0.91 × (1 + 1.23%) ÷ (7.28% – 1.23%)
£15.26
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= £15.26 ÷ (1 + 7.28%)10
£7.55
AIM:UCG Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= £3.61 + £7.55
£11.16
Equity Value per Share
(GBP)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= £11.16 / 81.40
£0.14
AIM:UCG Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (GBP) From above. £0.14
Current discount Discount to share price of £0.05
= -1 x (£0.05 - £0.14) / £0.14
67.2%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price United Carpets Group is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is £0.045 vs Future cash flow value of £0.1371
Current Discount Checks
For United Carpets Group to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • United Carpets Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • United Carpets Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for United Carpets Group's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are United Carpets Group's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AIM:UCG PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-09-30) in GBP £0.01
AIM:UCG Share Price ** AIM (2019-03-20) in GBP £0.05
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Specialty Retail Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 27 Publicly-Listed Specialty Retail Companies 11.14x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 806 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.06x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of United Carpets Group.

AIM:UCG PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= AIM:UCG Share Price ÷ EPS (both in GBP)

= 0.05 ÷ 0.01

4.12x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • United Carpets Group is good value based on earnings compared to the GB Specialty Retail industry average.
  • United Carpets Group is good value based on earnings compared to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does United Carpets Group's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AIM:UCG PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 4.12x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts
-17.8%per year
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Specialty Retail Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 25 Publicly-Listed Specialty Retail Companies 1.4x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 573 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.37x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

AIM:UCG PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 4.12x ÷ -17.8%

-0.23x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • United Carpets Group earnings are not expected to grow next year, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on United Carpets Group's assets?
Raw Data
AIM:UCG PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-09-30) in GBP £0.06
AIM:UCG Share Price * AIM (2019-03-20) in GBP £0.05
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Specialty Retail Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 39 Publicly-Listed Specialty Retail Companies 1.1x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,359 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.53x
AIM:UCG PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= AIM:UCG Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in GBP)

= 0.05 ÷ 0.06

0.72x

* Primary Listing of United Carpets Group.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • United Carpets Group is good value based on assets compared to the GB Specialty Retail industry average.
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Value checks
We assess United Carpets Group's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Specialty Retail industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Specialty Retail industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. United Carpets Group has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UCG Future Performance

 How is United Carpets Group expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
-17.8%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is United Carpets Group expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • United Carpets Group's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the low risk savings rate of 1.2%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • United Carpets Group's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
  • United Carpets Group's revenue growth is positive but not above the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
AIM:UCG Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
AIM:UCG Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts -17.8%
AIM:UCG Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 1 Analysts 2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Specialty Retail Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.5%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Specialty Retail Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.8%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.7%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 6.5%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
AIM:UCG Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (5 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
AIM:UCG Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-03-31 24 1 1 1
2020-03-31 23 1 1 1
2019-03-31 23 1 0 1
AIM:UCG Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-09-30 23 1 1
2018-06-30 22 2 1
2018-03-31 22 2 1
2017-12-31 21 2 1
2017-09-30 21 2 1
2017-06-30 21 2 1
2017-03-31 21 2 1
2016-12-31 21 2 1
2016-09-30 21 1 1
2016-06-30 21 1 1
2016-03-31 21 2 1
2015-12-31 21 1

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • United Carpets Group's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is not considered high growth.
  • United Carpets Group's revenue is expected to grow by 2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
AIM:UCG Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (5 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from United Carpets Group Company Filings, last reported 5 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:UCG Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-03-31 0.01 0.01 0.01 1.00
2020-03-31 0.01 0.01 0.01 1.00
2019-03-31 0.01 0.01 0.01 1.00
AIM:UCG Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2018-09-30 0.01
2018-06-30 0.01
2018-03-31 0.02
2017-12-31 0.02
2017-09-30 0.01
2017-06-30 0.02
2017-03-31 0.02
2016-12-31 0.02
2016-09-30 0.02
2016-06-30 0.02
2016-03-31 0.02
2015-12-31 0.02

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • United Carpets Group is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess United Carpets Group's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
United Carpets Group has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UCG Past Performance

  How has United Carpets Group performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare United Carpets Group's growth in the last year to its industry (Specialty Retail).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • United Carpets Group's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years, however the most recent earnings are below average.
  • United Carpets Group's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • United Carpets Group's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the GB Specialty Retail industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
United Carpets Group's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from United Carpets Group Company Filings, last reported 5 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:UCG Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-09-30 22.56 0.89 12.85
2018-06-30 22.14 1.09 12.35
2018-03-31 21.72 1.28 11.85
2017-12-31 21.34 1.25 11.63
2017-09-30 20.96 1.22 11.41
2017-06-30 21.08 1.25 11.44
2017-03-31 21.19 1.28 11.47
2016-12-31 21.17 1.28 11.72
2016-09-30 21.16 1.27 11.97
2016-06-30 21.26 1.25 12.10
2016-03-31 21.37 1.23 12.22
2015-12-31 21.41 1.24 12.27
2015-09-30 21.45 1.26 12.32
2015-06-30 20.79 1.18 12.07
2015-03-31 20.13 1.11 11.83
2014-12-31 20.00 1.14 11.69
2014-09-30 19.87 1.17 11.54
2014-06-30 20.46 1.15 11.86
2014-03-31 21.06 1.13 12.18
2013-09-30 21.59 0.47 12.99
2013-06-30 16.45 0.32 9.89
2013-03-31 11.30 0.17 6.79
2012-10-05 -0.55 0.48

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • United Carpets Group has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • United Carpets Group used its assets more efficiently than the GB Specialty Retail industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • United Carpets Group's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess United Carpets Group's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Specialty Retail industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
United Carpets Group has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UCG Health

 How is United Carpets Group's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up United Carpets Group's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • United Carpets Group is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • United Carpets Group's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of United Carpets Group's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 135.2x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from United Carpets Group Company Filings, last reported 5 months ago.

AIM:UCG Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-09-30 5.12 0.05 2.06
2018-06-30 5.12 0.05 2.06
2018-03-31 5.27 0.00 2.64
2017-12-31 5.27 0.00 2.64
2017-09-30 4.57 0.01 1.65
2017-06-30 4.57 0.01 1.65
2017-03-31 5.14 0.02 2.62
2016-12-31 5.14 0.02 2.62
2016-09-30 4.50 0.05 1.85
2016-06-30 4.50 0.05 1.85
2016-03-31 4.18 0.08 1.67
2015-12-31 4.18 0.08 1.67
2015-09-30 3.75 0.10 2.17
2015-06-30 3.75 0.10 2.17
2015-03-31 4.07 0.08 2.61
2014-12-31 4.07 0.08 2.61
2014-09-30 3.30 0.10 1.83
2014-06-30 3.30 0.10 1.83
2014-03-31 2.96 0.00 1.68
2013-09-30 2.14 0.00 1.39
2013-06-30 2.14 0.00 1.39
2013-03-31 1.83 0.02 0.93
2012-10-05 1.67 0.00 0.76
  • United Carpets Group's level of debt (1%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (0% vs 1% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (2501.9%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • United Carpets Group earns more interest than it pays, coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess United Carpets Group's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. United Carpets Group has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UCG Dividends

 What is United Carpets Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
9.33%
Current annual income from United Carpets Group dividends. Estimated to be 10.07% next year.
If you bought £2,000 of United Carpets Group shares you are expected to receive £187 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • United Carpets Group's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2.01%).
  • United Carpets Group's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (5.17%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
AIM:UCG Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Specialty Retail Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 27 Stocks 0.8%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 704 Stocks 4%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.2%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

AIM:UCG Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-03-31 0.00 1.00
2020-03-31 0.00 1.00
2019-03-31 0.00 1.00
AIM:UCG Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2018-08-17 0.004 6.820
2018-07-23 0.004 5.404
2017-08-29 0.004 4.784
2017-07-20 0.004 4.015
2017-05-11 0.004 3.650
2016-08-19 0.004 3.791
2016-07-22 0.004 3.591
2015-12-18 0.003 2.148
2015-09-03 0.003 2.147
2015-07-23 0.003 2.179
2013-02-25 0.000 0.000
2011-12-23 0.000 0.000
2011-10-17 0.000 0.000
2011-09-06 0.008 10.334
2011-07-18 0.008 9.844
2010-09-07 0.010 12.039
2010-08-09 0.010 10.903
2009-12-17 0.005 5.497
2009-09-24 0.005 4.815
2009-07-29 0.005 5.988
2009-03-23 0.000 0.000

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  • Dividends per share have been volatile in the past 10 years (annual drop of over 20%).
  • Dividends per share have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of United Carpets Group's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are well covered by earnings (2.6x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be covered by earnings (1.3x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess United Carpets Group's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can United Carpets Group afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. United Carpets Group has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UCG Management

 What is the CEO of United Carpets Group's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Paul Eyre
COMPENSATION £329,000
AGE 59
CEO Bio

Mr. Paul Eyre is the Founder of United Carpets Group PLC and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Eyre has over 30 years experience within the carpet sector and came into the industry through the carpet retailing interests of his family. His extensive experience covers suppliers, competitors and background knowledge on store locations throughout the UK. He serves as a Director at United Carpets Group PLC.

CEO Compensation
  • Paul's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
  • Paul's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Management Team

Paul Eyre

TITLE
Founder
COMPENSATION
£329K
AGE
59

Ian Bowness

TITLE
Finance Director
COMPENSATION
£291K
AGE
61

Paul Newton

TITLE
Operations Director & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£215K
AGE
50
TENURE
7.5 yrs

Deborah Grayson

TITLE
Commercial Director & Director
COMPENSATION
£281K
AGE
56
Board of Directors

Peter Cowgill

TITLE
Non Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
£47K
AGE
65

Paul Eyre

TITLE
Founder
COMPENSATION
£329K
AGE
59

Ian Bowness

TITLE
Finance Director
COMPENSATION
£291K
AGE
61

Paul Newton

TITLE
Operations Director & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£215K
AGE
50
TENURE
2.8 yrs

Deborah Grayson

TITLE
Commercial Director & Director
COMPENSATION
£281K
AGE
56

Ken Piggott

TITLE
Non Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£38K
AGE
69
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (£) Value (£)
X
Management checks
We assess United Carpets Group's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. United Carpets Group has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UCG News

Simply Wall St News

Did Changing Sentiment Drive United Carpets Group's Share Price Down A Worrying 57%?

Unfortunately, that's been the case for longer term United Carpets Group plc (LON:UCG) shareholders, since the share price is down 57% in the last three years, falling well short of the market return of around 31%. … One imperfect but simple way to consider how the market perception of a company has shifted is to compare the change in the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price movement. … United Carpets Group saw its EPS decline at a compound rate of 11% per year, over the last three years.

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A Holistic Look At United Carpets Group plc (LON:UCG)

United Carpets Group plc (LON:UCG) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. … Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. … In the case of UCG, it

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Why United Carpets Group PLC’s (LON:UCG) Return On Capital Employed Is Impressive

To be precise, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that will inform our view of the quality of the business. … What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)? … How Do You Calculate Return On Capital Employed

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Should You Be Happy With United Carpets Group PLC's (LON:UCG) Performance Lately?

Examining United Carpets Group PLC's (LON:UCG) past track record of performance is an insightful exercise for investors. … Today I will assess UCG's latest performance announced on 31 March 2018 and compare these figures to its longer term trend and industry movements. … Furthermore, this one-year growth rate has been lower than its average earnings growth rate over the past 5 years of 15%, indicating the rate at which UCG is growing has slowed down

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Does United Carpets Group PLC's (LON:UCG) P/E Ratio Signal A Buying Opportunity?

To keep it practical, we'll show how United Carpets Group PLC's (LON:UCG) P/E ratio could help you assess the value on offer. … United Carpets Group has a P/E ratio of 4.52, based on the last twelve months. … Price to Earnings Ratio = Price per Share ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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What Should Investors Know About United Carpets Group PLC's (LON:UCG) Growth?

United Carpets Group PLC's (LON:UCG) released its most recent earnings update in March 2018, whicha

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What Should Investors Know About United Carpets Group PLC's (LON:UCG) Return On Capital?

and want to better understand how you can grow your money by investing in United Carpets Group PLC (LON:UCG). … To understand United Carpets Group’s capital returns we will look at a useful metric called return on capital employed. … United Carpets Group's Return On Capital Employed

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United Carpets Group PLC (LON:UCG): Did It Outperform The Industry?

Today I will take a look at United Carpets Group PLC's (LON:UCG) most recent earnings update (31 March 2018) and compare these latest figures against its performance over the past few years, as well as how the rest of the specialty retail industry performed. … View our latest analysis for United Carpets Group? … UCG's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 31 March 2018) of UK£1.28m has

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Should You Buy United Carpets Group PLC (LON:UCG) At UK£0.077?

United Carpets Group PLC (LON:UCG), a specialty retail company based in United Kingdom,. … A question to answer is whether United Carpets Group's current trading price of £0.077 reflective of the actual value of the? … Let’s take a look at United Carpets Group’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change

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Cheap Cyclical Stocks This Week

United Carpets Group and Tandem Group are cyclical companies that are currently trading below what they’re actually worth. … Moreover, UCG’s PE ratio is currently around 5.19x against its its Specialty Retail peer level of, 12.81x meaning that relative to other stocks in the industry, you can buy UCG for a cheaper price. … In addition to this, TND’s PE ratio is currently around 4.14x against its its Leisure peer level of, 26.77x meaning that relative to its peers, you can buy TND’s shares at a cheaper price.

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UCG Company Info

Description

United Carpets Group plc, through its subsidiaries, operates and franchises carpet and bed retail outlets in the United Kingdom. The company provides carpets; laminate and vinyl floorings; artificial grass; and beds. It also offers accessories, such as door bars, grippers, adhesives, pillows, and scotia and profiles for laminates, as well as underlays for grass, carpets, and laminates. In addition, the company is involved in the franchising of retail outlets; warehousing activities; and the leasing and sub-letting of store networks. The company operates a network of 58 stores. United Carpets Group plc was founded in 1997 and is based in Rotherham, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: United Carpets Group plc
UCG
Exchange: AIM
Founded: 1997
£3,663,000
81,400,000
Website: http://www.unitedcarpetsandbeds.com
Address: United Carpets Group plc
Moorhead House,
Moorhead Way,
Rotherham,
South Yorkshire, S66 1YY,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AIM UCG Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange AIM Market GB GBP 17. Feb 2005
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
87
United Carpets Group employees.
Industry
Homefurnishing Retail
Retail
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/20 20:53
End of day share price update: 2019/03/20 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/03/07
Last earnings filing: 2018/12/20
Last earnings reported: 2018/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/03/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.