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Currys LSE:CURY Stock Report

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05 Oct, 2022


Company Financials +
CURY fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health4/6

CURY Stock Overview

Currys Plc operates as a retailer of technology products and services.

Currys Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Currys
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£0.63
52 Week HighUK£1.43
52 Week LowUK£0.55
1 Month Change-0.87%
3 Month Change-14.68%
1 Year Change-49.07%
3 Year Change-45.29%
5 Year Change-67.59%
Change since IPO-54.53%

Recent News & Updates

Sep 26
Currys (LON:CURY) Has Some Difficulty Using Its Capital Effectively

Currys (LON:CURY) Has Some Difficulty Using Its Capital Effectively

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Aug 24
Should You Investigate Currys plc (LON:CURY) At UK£0.60?

Should You Investigate Currys plc (LON:CURY) At UK£0.60?

Currys plc ( LON:CURY ), is not the largest company out there, but it received a lot of attention from a substantial...

Shareholder Returns

CURYGB Specialty RetailGB Market

Return vs Industry: CURY underperformed the UK Specialty Retail industry which returned -31.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CURY underperformed the UK Market which returned -13% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CURY's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CURY volatility
CURY Average Weekly Movement7.4%
Specialty Retail Industry Average Movement6.4%
Market Average Movement5.6%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.8%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.9%

Stable Share Price: CURY is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CURY's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

188431,717Alex Baldock

Currys Plc operates as a retailer of technology products and services. The company operates through UK & Ireland, Nordics, and Greece segments. It offers consumer electronics and mobile technology products and services; and mobile virtual network operator and consumer electrical repair services.

Currys Fundamentals Summary

How do Currys's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CURY fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£690.42m
Earnings (TTM)UK£71.00m
Revenue (TTM)UK£10.14b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CURY income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUK£8.36b
Gross ProfitUK£1.79b
Other ExpensesUK£1.72b

Last Reported Earnings

Apr 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date

Dec 15, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)0.065
Gross Margin17.63%
Net Profit Margin0.70%
Debt/Equity Ratio3.3%

How did CURY perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is CURY undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 1/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for CURY?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

CURY key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue0.2x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA6.4x
PEG Ratio0.5x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does CURY's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

CURY PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for CURY vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average6.8x
PDG Pendragon
WIX Wickes Group
HFD Halfords Group
PETS Pets at Home Group
CURY Currys

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: CURY is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (9.7x) compared to the peer average (6.8x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does CURY's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the GB Specialty Retail Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: CURY is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (9.7x) compared to the UK Specialty Retail industry average (7.1x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is CURY's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

CURY PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio9.7x
Fair PE Ratio17.7x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: CURY is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (9.7x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (17.7x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of CURY when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: CURY (£0.63) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.52)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CURY is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price, but analysts are not within a statistically confident range of agreement.

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Future Growth

How is Currys forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 2/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CURY's forecast earnings growth (19.3% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: CURY's earnings (19.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (8.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: CURY's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: CURY's revenue (0.08% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (4.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CURY's revenue (0.08% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CURY's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (6.1%).

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Past Performance

How has Currys performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CURY has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CURY became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CURY's earnings have declined by 31.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CURY has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: CURY has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Specialty Retail industry (32%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: CURY's Return on Equity (2.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Currys's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 4/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CURY's short term assets (£2.1B) do not cover its short term liabilities (£2.7B).

Long Term Liabilities: CURY's short term assets (£2.1B) exceed its long term liabilities (£1.7B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CURY has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: CURY's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 12.8% to 3.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CURY's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (522%).

Interest Coverage: CURY's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 5/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Currys Dividend Yield vs Market
How does Currys dividend yield compare to the market?
SegmentDividend Yield
Company (Currys)6.9%
Market Bottom 25% (GB)2.1%
Market Top 25% (GB)6.0%
Industry Average (Specialty Retail)3.5%
Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Currys)5.5%

Notable Dividend: CURY's dividend (6.85%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (2.05%).

High Dividend: CURY's dividend (6.85%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.92%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (50.1%), CURY's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (16%), CURY's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Alex Baldock (51 yo)





Mr. Alex Baldock has been Independent Non-Executive Director at RS Group plc (formerly known as Electrocomponents plc) since September 01, 2021. He has been a Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Di...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Alex Baldock's Compensation vs Currys Earnings
How has Alex Baldock's remuneration changed compared to Currys's earnings?
DateTotal Comp.SalaryCompany Earnings
Apr 30 2022UK£3mUK£877k


Oct 30 2021n/an/a


Jul 30 2021n/an/a


May 01 2021UK£3mUK£843k


Oct 31 2020n/an/a


Jul 31 2020n/an/a


May 02 2020UK£1mUK£850k


Feb 02 2020n/an/a


Oct 26 2019n/an/a


Jul 26 2019n/an/a


Apr 27 2019UK£2mUK£850k


Jan 27 2019n/an/a


Oct 27 2018n/an/a


Jul 27 2018n/an/a


Apr 28 2018UK£932kUK£67k


Compensation vs Market: Alex's total compensation ($USD2.94M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.42M).

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

Leadership Team

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

Board Members

Experienced Board: CURY's board of directors are considered experienced (5 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

What is the ownership structure of CURY?
Owner TypeNumber of SharesOwnership Percentage
Public Companies653,0100.06%
Private Companies4,172,0920.4%
Employee Share Scheme33,735,3513.1%
Individual Insiders52,022,8004.7%
General Public54,427,7214.9%

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Top 25 shareholders own 83.98% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
RWC Partners Limited
Artemis Investment Management LLP
Cobas Asset Management, SGIIC, SA
UBS Asset Management
Schroder Investment Management Limited
Wishbone Management, LP
David Peter Ross
49,810,004£31.3m-10.64%no data
The Vanguard Group, Inc.
46,677,227£29.3m1.34%no data
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
Dixons Carphone Plc, ESOP
Ruffer LLP
Legal & General Investment Management Limited
Liontrust Portfolio Management Limited
BlackRock, Inc.
25,239,618£15.8m-26.19%no data
J O Hambro Capital Management Limited
Norges Bank Investment Management
16,207,958£10.2m-10.39%no data
Odey Asset Management LLP
State Street Global Advisors, Inc.
9,167,943£5.8m-3.28%no data
Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc.
7,771,894£4.9m-0.82%no data
LSV Asset Management
M&G Investment Management Limited
N.F.U. Mutual Unit Managers Limited
Janus Henderson Group plc
6,345,918£4.0m-11.11%no data
Ignis Investment Services Limited
HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited
6,205,033£3.9m-34.75%no data

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: Currys plc
  • Ticker: CURY
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1884
  • Industry: Computer and Electronics Retail
  • Sector: Retail
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£690.425m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.10b
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Currys plc
  • 1 Portal Way
  • London
  • Greater London
  • W3 6RS
  • United Kingdom


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CURYLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPMar 2010
CWBDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURMar 2010

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/10/05 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/10/05 00:00
Annual Earnings2022/04/30

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.