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CaffynsLSE:CFYN Stock Report

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30 Nov, 2021


Company Financials
CFYN fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health6/6

CFYN Stock Overview

Caffyns plc operates as a motor vehicle retailer in the south-east of the United Kingdom.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Caffyns
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£5.00
52 Week HighUK£5.47
52 Week LowUK£3.11
1 Month Change0%
3 Month Change11.11%
1 Year Change25.00%
3 Year Change23.46%
5 Year Change-4.76%
Change since IPO-11.50%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 09
We Like Caffyns' (LON:CFYN) Earnings For More Than Just Statutory Profit

We Like Caffyns' (LON:CFYN) Earnings For More Than Just Statutory Profit

The market seemed underwhelmed by last week's earnings announcement from Caffyns plc ( LON:CFYN ) despite the healthy...

Jun 03
Caffyns (LON:CFYN) Could Be At Risk Of Shrinking As A Company

Caffyns (LON:CFYN) Could Be At Risk Of Shrinking As A Company

Ignoring the stock price of a company, what are the underlying trends that tell us a business is past the growth phase...

Shareholder Returns

CFYNGB Specialty RetailGB Market

Return vs Industry: CFYN underperformed the UK Specialty Retail industry which returned 33.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CFYN exceeded the UK Market which returned 13.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CFYN's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CFYN volatility
CFYN Average Weekly Movement3.1%
Specialty Retail Industry Average Movement5.9%
Market Average Movement4.9%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market9.8%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.5%

Stable Share Price: CFYN is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CFYN's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1865442Simon G. Caffyn

Caffyns plc operates as a motor vehicle retailer in the south-east of the United Kingdom. The company offers a range of new and used cars; and sells tires, oil, parts, and accessories, as well as provides aftersales, maintenance, and other services. It provides products of various brands, such as Audi, LEVC, Lotus, MG, SEAT, Skoda, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, and Volvo.

Caffyns Fundamentals Summary

How do Caffyns's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CFYN fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£14.40m
Earnings (TTM)UK£1.89m
Revenue (TTM)UK£190.52m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CFYN income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUK£163.48m
Gross ProfitUK£27.04m

Last Reported Earnings

Sep 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.66
Gross Margin14.19%
Net Profit Margin0.99%
Debt/Equity Ratio45.0%

How did CFYN perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio

Does CFYN pay a reliable dividends?

See CFYN dividend history and benchmarks
When do you need to buy CFYN by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Caffyns dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateDec 09 2021
Dividend Pay DateJan 10 2022
Days until Ex dividend7 days
Days until Dividend pay date39 days

Does CFYN pay a reliable dividends?

See CFYN dividend history and benchmarks


Is Caffyns 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: CFYN (£5) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£82.96)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CFYN is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.6x) compared to the UK Specialty Retail industry average (10.6x).

PE vs Market: CFYN is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.6x) compared to the UK market (19x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CFYN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CFYN is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.4x) compared to the GB Specialty Retail industry average (2.3x).

Future Growth

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


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 Caffyns 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.

Past Performance

How has Caffyns performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CFYN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CFYN's current net profit margins (1%) are higher than last year (0.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CFYN's earnings have declined by 1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CFYN's earnings growth over the past year (67.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (-1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CFYN earnings growth over the past year (67.1%) underperformed the Specialty Retail industry 74%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: CFYN's Return on Equity (5.9%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Caffyns's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CFYN's short term assets (£36.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (£33.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: CFYN's short term assets (£36.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (£18.6M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CFYN's net debt to equity ratio (29.5%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: CFYN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 53.4% to 45% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CFYN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (35.3%).

Interest Coverage: CFYN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.1x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Caffyns's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayDec 01 2021Ex Dividend DateDec 09 2021Dividend Pay DateJan 10 202232 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 7 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CFYN's dividend (3%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.37%).

High Dividend: CFYN's dividend (3%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.17%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CFYN's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CFYN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (10.7%), CFYN's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

Next Steps

  • Explore strong dividend paying companies in the Retail industry.


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


Average management tenure


Simon G. Caffyn (60 yo)





Mr. Simon G. M. Caffyn, MA, FIMI has been the Chief Executive at Caffyns plc since May 01, 1998. Mr. Caffyn is a Co-Owner of Caffyn Family Holdings Limited. He worked for Andersen Consulting company.He jo...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Simon G.'s total compensation ($USD372.06K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD324.53K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Simon G.'s compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CFYN's management team is seasoned and experienced (18.6 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: CFYN's board of directors are considered experienced (9.3 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.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6.8%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Caffyns plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Caffyns plc
  • Ticker: CFYN
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1865
  • Industry: Automotive Retail
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: UK£14.396m
  • Shares outstanding: 2.88m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Caffyns plc
  • 4 Meads Road
  • Eastbourne
  • East Sussex
  • BN20 7DR
  • United Kingdom


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/11/30 21:37
End of Day Share Price2021/11/30 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/03/31

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.