United Carpets Group plc, through its subsidiaries, operates and franchises carpet and bed retail outlets in the United Kingdom.
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Undervalued with adequate balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has United Carpets Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: UCG's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
GB Specialty Retail
1 Year Return
GB Specialty Retail
Return vs Industry: UCG underperformed the UK Specialty Retail industry which returned 27.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UCG underperformed the UK Market which returned 6.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is United Carpets Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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1 month ago | Simply Wall StSome United Carpets Group (LON:UCG) Shareholders Are Down 46%
2 months ago | Simply Wall StHow Do United Carpets Group plc’s (LON:UCG) Returns Compare To Its Industry?
Is United Carpets Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: UCG (£0.05) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£0.07)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UCG is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: UCG is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.4x) compared to the Specialty Retail industry average (16.6x).
PE vs Market: UCG is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.4x) compared to the UK market (18.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: UCG's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: UCG is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the GB Specialty Retail industry average (1.2x).
How is United Carpets Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: UCG's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-23.4% per year).
Earnings vs Market: UCG's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-23.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: UCG's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: UCG's revenue (7.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (3.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: UCG's revenue (7.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: UCG's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (4.6%).
How has United Carpets Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: UCG has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: UCG's current net profit margins (1.6%) are lower than last year (3.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UCG's earnings have declined by -13.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: UCG's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: UCG had negative earnings growth (-44.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Specialty Retail industry average (2.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: UCG's Return on Equity (11.8%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is United Carpets Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UCG's short term assets (£9.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£10.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: UCG's short term assets (£9.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£17.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UCG is debt free.
Reducing Debt: UCG had no debt 5 years ago.
Debt Coverage: UCG has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: UCG has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
Inventory Level: UCG has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: UCG's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2.7041301012593E+15x debt).
What is United Carpets Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: UCG's dividend (9.33%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.83%).
High Dividend: UCG's dividend (9.33%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.1%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: UCG's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: UCG's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (78.6%), UCG's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: UCG's dividends in 3 years are not forecast to be well covered by earnings (168% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Paul Eyre (60yo)
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 car ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Paul's total compensation ($USD381.30K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD325.67K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Paul's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
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.
United Carpets Group plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: United Carpets Group plc
- Ticker: UCG
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 1997
- Industry: Homefurnishing Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: UK£3.663m
- Shares outstanding: 81.40m
- Website: https://www.unitedcarpetsandbeds.com
Number of Employees
- United Carpets Group plc
- Moorhead House
- Moorhead Way
- South Yorkshire
- S66 1YY
- United Kingdom
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United Carpets Group plc, through its subsidiaries, operates and franchises carpet and bed retail outlets in the United Kingdom. The company provides carpets; beds; laminate and vinyl floorings; luxury vinyl tiles; rugs; and artificial grass. It also offers accessories, such as pillows, door bars, adhesives, grippers, and scotia and profiles for laminates, as well as underlays for carpets and laminates. In addition, the company is involved in the warehousing activities; and the leasing and sub-letting of store networks. The company operates a network of 59 stores. United Carpets Group plc was founded in 1997 and is based in Rotherham, the United Kingdom.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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