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LOOK

Lookers LSE:LOOK Stock Report

Last Price

UK£0.69

Market Cap

UK£268.5m

7D

-5.1%

1Y

7.0%

Updated

20 May, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
LOOK fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation5/6
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health3/6
Dividends4/6

LOOK Stock Overview

Lookers plc engages in the sale, hire, and maintenance of motor vehicles and motorcycles in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Lookers
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£0.69
52 Week HighUK£1.02
52 Week LowUK£0.54
Beta1.13
1 Month Change-17.67%
3 Month Change-26.66%
1 Year Change7.03%
3 Year Change-20.81%
5 Year Change-45.20%
Change since IPO344.81%

Recent News & Updates

May 10
At UK£0.74, Is Lookers plc (LON:LOOK) Worth Looking At Closely?

At UK£0.74, Is Lookers plc (LON:LOOK) Worth Looking At Closely?

Lookers plc ( LON:LOOK ), is not the largest company out there, but it saw significant share price movement during...

Apr 12
Lookers (LON:LOOK) Has More To Do To Multiply In Value Going Forward

Lookers (LON:LOOK) Has More To Do To Multiply In Value Going Forward

There are a few key trends to look for if we want to identify the next multi-bagger. One common approach is to try and...

Shareholder Returns

LOOKGB Specialty RetailGB Market
7D-5.1%-4.6%-0.4%
1Y7.0%-22.9%-3.9%

Return vs Industry: LOOK exceeded the UK Specialty Retail industry which returned -23.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LOOK exceeded the UK Market which returned -5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is LOOK's price volatile compared to industry and market?
LOOK volatility
LOOK Average Weekly Movement6.8%
Specialty Retail Industry Average Movement6.2%
Market Average Movement6.2%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market11.6%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market3.2%

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

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

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
19086,287Mark Rabanhttps://www.lookersplc.com

Lookers plc engages in the sale, hire, and maintenance of motor vehicles and motorcycles in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company engages in the sale of new and used cars and light commercial vehicles; vehicle rental; vehicle funding and management packages, including contract hire, contract purchase, and personal contract; leasing fleet management; and sale and maintenance of vehicles. It operates 144 franchised dealerships representing 32 manufacturers.

Lookers Fundamentals Summary

How do Lookers's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
LOOK fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£268.48m
Earnings (TTM)UK£61.20m
Revenue (TTM)UK£4.05b

4.4x

P/E Ratio

0.1x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
LOOK income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£4.05b
Cost of RevenueUK£3.53b
Gross ProfitUK£516.60m
Other ExpensesUK£455.40m
EarningsUK£61.20m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.16
Gross Margin12.75%
Net Profit Margin1.51%
Debt/Equity Ratio123.6%

How did LOOK perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

3.6%

Current Dividend Yield

16%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

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

Valuation Score

5/6

Valuation Score 5/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


32.2%

Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: LOOK (£0.69) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£1.01)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LOOK is good value based on its PE Ratio (4.4x) compared to the UK Specialty Retail industry average (9.4x).

PE vs Market: LOOK is good value based on its PE Ratio (4.4x) compared to the UK market (15.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: LOOK's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LOOK is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the GB Specialty Retail industry average (1.4x).


Future Growth

How is Lookers forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

Future Growth Score

1/6

Future Growth Score 1/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


-11.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LOOK's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-11.5% per year).

Earnings vs Market: LOOK's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-11.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: LOOK's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: LOOK's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LOOK's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if LOOK's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


Past Performance

How has Lookers performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

2/6

Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


-23.3%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LOOK has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: LOOK became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LOOK's earnings have declined by 23.3% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: LOOK has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Specialty Retail industry (50.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: LOOK's Return on Equity (16.6%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Lookers's financial position?

Financial Health Score

3/6

Financial Health Score 3/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LOOK's short term assets (£762.4M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£833.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: LOOK's short term assets (£762.4M) exceed its long term liabilities (£261.1M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LOOK's net debt to equity ratio (95.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: LOOK's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 137.7% to 123.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LOOK's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (14.1%).

Interest Coverage: LOOK's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

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

Dividend Score

4/6

Dividend Score 4/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


3.65%

Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: LOOK's dividend (3.65%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.83%).

High Dividend: LOOK's dividend (3.65%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.91%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (16%), LOOK's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (20.8%), LOOK's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.


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Management

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

1.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Mark Raban (54 yo)

2.25yrs

Tenure

UK£1,115,000

Compensation

Mr. Mark D. Raban has been Chief Executive Officer at Lookers plc since February 05, 2020 and is its Director since July 15, 2019 and was its Chief Financial Officer since July 15, 2019 until February 05,...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD1.39M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.02M).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: LOOK's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

Experienced Board: LOOK's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: Lookers plc
  • Ticker: LOOK
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1908
  • Industry: Automotive Retail
  • Sector: Retail
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£268.484m
  • Shares outstanding: 391.95m
  • Website: https://www.lookersplc.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Lookers plc
  • Lookers House
  • 3 Etchells Road
  • Altrincham
  • Cheshire
  • WA14 5XS
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/20 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/20 00:00
Earnings2021/12/31
Annual Earnings2021/12/31


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.