ScS Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the retail of upholstered furniture, flooring, and related products in the United Kingdom.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£2.59|
|52 Week High||UK£1.71|
|52 Week Low||UK£3.41|
|1 Month Change||-7.50%|
|3 Month Change||-9.76%|
|1 Year Change||29.50%|
|3 Year Change||15.63%|
|5 Year Change||40.76%|
|Change since IPO||36.32%|
Recent News & Updates
Here's What's Concerning About ScS Group's (LON:SCS) Returns On Capital
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|SCS||GB Specialty Retail||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: SCS underperformed the UK Specialty Retail industry which returned 30.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SCS exceeded the UK Market which returned 24.7% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: SCS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SCS's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
ScS Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the retail of upholstered furniture, flooring, and related products in the United Kingdom. Its stores offer various upholstered furniture products; dining and occasional furniture products; and flooring products, such as carpets, rugs, and laminate and vinyl tiling products The company provides products under the Signature, Inspire, and Living brands, as well as third party brands, including La-Z-Boy and G Plan. It operates through a network of 100 stores.
ScS Group Fundamentals Summary
|SCS fundamental statistics|
Is SCS overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|SCS income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£163.58m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jul 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.48|
|Net Profit Margin||6.14%|
How did SCS perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
3.9%Current Dividend Yield
Does SCS pay a reliable dividends?See SCS dividend history and benchmarks
|ScS Group dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Nov 11 2021|
|Dividend Pay Date||Dec 10 2021|
|Days until Ex dividend||15 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||44 days|
Does SCS pay a reliable dividends?See SCS dividend history and benchmarks
Is ScS Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: SCS (£2.59) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£1.78)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SCS is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SCS is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.4x) compared to the UK Specialty Retail industry average (10.3x).
PE vs Market: SCS is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.4x) compared to the UK market (21.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate SCS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SCS's PB Ratio (2.3x) is in line with the GB Specialty Retail industry average.
How is ScS Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual revenue growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if SCS's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if SCS's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the UK market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SCS's revenue (10% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SCS's revenue (10% 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 SCS's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has ScS Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SCS has a large one-off gain of £14.4M impacting its July 31 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: SCS became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SCS's earnings have grown by 2.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SCS has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: SCS has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Specialty Retail industry (118.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SCS's Return on Equity (42.8%) is considered outstanding.
How is ScS Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SCS's short term assets (£109.9M) exceed its short term liabilities (£96.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: SCS's short term assets (£109.9M) exceed its long term liabilities (£94.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SCS is debt free.
Reducing Debt: SCS has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SCS has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: SCS has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is ScS Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SCS's dividend (3.86%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.39%).
High Dividend: SCS's dividend (3.86%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.08%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SCS has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: SCS's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 7 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (19.8%), SCS's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SCS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (61.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mr. Steve Carson was Director of Retail & Customer Operations and Member of Group Executive Board at Home Retail Group plc. He is Group Chief Executive Officer and Director of ScS Group plc since January 0...
Experienced Management: SCS's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: SCS's board of directors are considered experienced (5.5 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5.4%.
ScS Group plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: ScS Group plc
- Ticker: SCS
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1996
- Industry: Homefurnishing Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: UK£106.356m
- Shares outstanding: 39.98m
- Website: https://www.scsplc.co.uk
Number of Employees
- ScS Group plc
- 45-49 Villiers Street
- Tyne and Wear
- SR1 1HA
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/10/26 21:23|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/10/26 00:00|
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