LSE:TPT

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Executive Summary

Topps Tiles Plc engages in the retail and wholesale distribution of ceramic and porcelain tiles, natural stone, and related products for homeowners and tile fitters in the United Kingdom.

Rewards

Trading at 24.5% below its fair value

Earnings are forecast to grow 7.03% per year

Earnings grew by 4.7% over the past year

Risk Analysis

Has a high level of debt

Unstable dividend track record

Large one-off items impacting financial results



Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet and good value.


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Share Price & News

How has Topps Tiles's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: TPT has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

2.2%

TPT

-2.5%

GB Specialty Retail

-3.0%

GB Market


1 Year Return

16.3%

TPT

23.7%

GB Specialty Retail

11.0%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: TPT underperformed the UK Specialty Retail industry which returned 31.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: TPT exceeded the UK Market which returned 12.1% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

TPTIndustryMarket
7 Day2.2%-2.5%-3.0%
30 Day2.7%-3.3%-2.4%
90 Day-1.3%8.3%3.9%
1 Year21.7%16.3%27.9%23.7%16.8%11.0%
3 Year3.9%-9.6%14.3%2.8%20.0%4.7%
5 Year-25.2%-38.5%15.1%-2.8%38.9%6.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Topps Tiles's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

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

25.5%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: TPT (£0.76) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£1.01)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: TPT is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.6x) compared to the Specialty Retail industry average (16.6x).

PE vs Market: TPT is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.6x) compared to the UK market (18.5x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: TPT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.1x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: TPT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.9x) compared to the GB Specialty Retail industry average (1.2x).


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Future Growth

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

7.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: TPT's forecast earnings growth (7% per year) is above the savings rate (0.5%).

Earnings vs Market: TPT's earnings (7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (11.7% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: TPT's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (3.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: TPT's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: TPT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (28.3%)


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Past Performance

How has Topps Tiles performed over the past 5 years?

-7.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: TPT has a large one-off gain of £2.5M impacting its September 28 2019 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: TPT's current net profit margins (4.6%) are higher than last year (4.5%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: TPT's earnings have declined by -7.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: TPT's earnings growth over the past year (4.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (-7.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: TPT earnings growth over the past year (4.7%) exceeded the Specialty Retail industry 2.2%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: TPT's Return on Equity (33.3%) is considered high.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Topps Tiles's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: TPT's short term assets (£57.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (£46.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: TPT's short term assets (£57.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (£34.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: TPT's debt to equity ratio (98.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: TPT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 5354.1% to 98.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: TPT's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (73.3%).

Interest Coverage: TPT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (12.6x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: TPT has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: TPT's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.9x debt).


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Dividend

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

4.53%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company4.5%marketbottom25%1.9%markettop25%5.1%industryaverage2.7%forecastin3Years4.4%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: TPT's dividend (4.47%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.83%).

High Dividend: TPT's dividend (4.47%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.95%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, TPT has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: TPT's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (65.4%), TPT's dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: TPT's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (52.5% payout ratio).


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Management

What is the CEO of Topps Tiles's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

1.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Rob Parker (47yo)

0.2yrs

Tenure

UK£366,000

Compensation

Mr. Robert Parker, also known as Rob, ACMA is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Topps Tiles plc since November 29, 2019 and served as its Chief Financial Officer until November 29, 2019 and also served  ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Rob's total compensation ($USD475.91K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD596.47K).

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


Management Age and Tenure

1.6yrs

Average Tenure

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


Board Age and Tenure

4.9yrs

Average Tenure

54yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: TPT's board of directors are considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Management Team

  • Matt Williams (45yo)

    • Tenure: 0.2yrs
    • Compensation: UK£541.00k
  • Brian Linnington

    Managing Director of Commercial

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
  • Rob Parker (47yo)

    Group CEO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0.2yrs
    • Compensation: UK£366.00k
  • Richard Carter

    Managing Director of Retail

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
  • Alistair Hodder

    Head of Legal & Company Secretary

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs

Board Members

  • Darren Shapland (52yo)

    Non-Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 4.8yrs
    • Compensation: UK£133.00k
  • Andy King (57yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 8yrs
    • Compensation: UK£45.00k
  • Claire Tiney (58yo)

    Senior Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.9yrs
    • Compensation: UK£46.00k
  • Rob Parker (47yo)

    Group CEO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0.2yrs
    • Compensation: UK£366.00k
  • Keith Down (54yo)

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 4.9yrs
    • Compensation: UK£45.00k

Company Information

Topps Tiles Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Topps Tiles Plc
  • Ticker: TPT
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1963
  • Industry: Home Improvement Retail
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: UK£146.223m
  • Shares outstanding: 194.96m
  • Website: https://www.toppstiles.co.uk

Number of Employees


Location

  • Topps Tiles Plc
  • Thorpe Way
  • Grove Park
  • Leicester
  • Leicestershire
  • LE19 1SU
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
TPTLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJun 1997
TPTJ.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJun 1997
TPTLBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJun 1997

Biography

Topps Tiles Plc engages in the retail and wholesale distribution of ceramic and porcelain tiles, natural stone, and related products for homeowners and tile fitters in the United Kingdom. The company offers bathroom, kitchen, floor, wall, and mosaic tiles. It also provides adhesives and grouts; and tools and essentials, such as trims, underfloor heating products, cutters, tools and accessories, cleaning and maintenance products, underfloor heating products, and wet room products. The company offers its products primarily under the Tile Adhesive, Tile Grout, Tile Preparation, Hardiebacker Board, Rubi Tools and Accessories, Warmup, and Homelux Tile Trims brands. In addition, it is involved in the property management and investment activities; provision of warehousing services; and retail and wholesale distribution of wood floorings. The company operates 372 stores. Topps Tiles Plc also sells its products through an online. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Leicester, the United Kingdom. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/01/27 20:55
End of Day Share Price2020/01/27 00:00
Earnings2019/09/28
Annual Earnings2019/09/28


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.