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THG LSE:THG Stock Report

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14 Aug, 2022


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THG fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health6/6

THG Stock Overview

THG Plc operates as an e-commerce technology company in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, and internationally.

THG Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for THG
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£0.70
52 Week HighUK£6.87
52 Week LowUK£0.60
1 Month Change-7.15%
3 Month Change-41.18%
1 Year Change-88.03%
3 Year Changen/a
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO-88.87%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

THGGB Online RetailGB Market

Return vs Industry: THG underperformed the UK Online Retail industry which returned -76.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: THG underperformed the UK Market which returned -9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is THG's price volatile compared to industry and market?
THG volatility
THG Average Weekly Movement14.2%
Online Retail Industry Average Movement10.0%
Market Average Movement5.4%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.8%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.7%

Stable Share Price: THG is more volatile than 90% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 14% a week.

Volatility Over Time: THG's weekly volatility (14%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of UK stocks.

About the Company

200410,046Matt Moulding

THG Plc operates as an e-commerce technology company in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company operates pure-play sites, such as Lookfantastic, Cult Beauty, and Dermstore that offers approximately 1,300 premium brands across the skincare, haircare, cosmetics, and fragrance categories; Myprotein, a D2C sport nutrition provider that offers products across various categories, including vegan, protein, vitamin, athleisure, and healthy snacks; and THG Ingenuity, an end-to-end platform that powers businesses and brands, which offers hosting, analytics, fraud detection, logistics, and warehousing services, as well as digital brand management, including marketing, translation, and global customer services. It also engages in the online beauty and haircare businesses; and provision of skincare, haircare and cosmetics products.

THG Fundamentals Summary

How do THG's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
THG fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£866.83m
Earnings (TTM)-UK£138.07m
Revenue (TTM)UK£2.18b


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
THG income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUK£1.23b
Gross ProfitUK£954.40m
Other ExpensesUK£1.09b

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)-0.11
Gross Margin43.78%
Net Profit Margin-6.33%
Debt/Equity Ratio27.9%

How did THG perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Sales vs Peers

  • Price-To-Sales vs Industry

  • Price-To-Sales 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 THG?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

THG 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/Revenue0.5x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA16.4x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers

How does THG's PS Ratio compare to its peers?

THG PS Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PS ratio for THG vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPSEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average3.8x
BOO boohoo group
MOON Moonpig Group
ATG Auction Technology Group

Price-To-Sales vs Peers: THG is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.4x) compared to the peer average (3.8x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

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

Price-To-Sales vs Industry: THG is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.4x) compared to the UK Online Retail industry average (0.4x)

Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio

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

THG PS Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PS Ratio0.4x
Fair PS Ratio1.1x

Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: THG is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.1x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

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

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate THG's fair value for valuation analysis.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate THG's fair value for valuation analysis.

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 THG forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 1/6

  • 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: THG is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: THG is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: THG is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: THG's revenue (15.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: THG's revenue (15.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: THG is forecast to be unprofitable in 3 years.

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Past Performance

How has THG performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: THG is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: THG is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: THG is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 41.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare THG's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: THG is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Online Retail industry (-14.5%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: THG has a negative Return on Equity (-7.86%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is THG's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Stable Cash Runway

  • Forecast Cash Runway

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: THG's short term assets (£1.3B) exceed its short term liabilities (£783.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: THG's short term assets (£1.3B) exceed its long term liabilities (£884.3M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

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

Reducing Debt: THG's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 213.3% to 27.9% over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: THG has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: THG has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 27.3% each year

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What is THG current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate THG's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate THG's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if THG's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if THG's dividend payments have been increasing.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as THG has not reported any payouts.

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


Average board tenure


Matt Moulding (49 yo)





Mr. Matthew J. Moulding, also known as Matt, serves as Chief Executive Officer of THG Plc since 2008 and also serves as its Director. He had been Executive Chairman of THG Plc (formerly known as THG Holdin...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Matt's total compensation ($USD549.17K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.38M).

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

Board Members

Experienced Board: THG'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: THG insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.5%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

THG Plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: THG Plc
  • Ticker: THG
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 2004
  • Industry: Internet and Direct Marketing Retail
  • Sector: Retail
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£866.832m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.25b
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • THG Plc
  • Voyager House
  • 5th Floor
  • Manchester
  • Greater Manchester
  • M90 3DQ
  • United Kingdom


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/14 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/12 00:00
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.