TheWorks.co.uk plc operates as a retailer of gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books, and stationery products in the United Kingdom and Ireland. More Details
Reasonable growth potential with imperfect balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has TheWorks.co.uk's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WRKS is more volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WRKS's weekly volatility (9%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of UK stocks.
7 Day Return
GB Specialty Retail
1 Year Return
GB Specialty Retail
Return vs Industry: WRKS underperformed the UK Specialty Retail industry which returned 103.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WRKS exceeded the UK Market which returned 26.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is TheWorks.co.uk's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 months ago | Simply Wall StHave Insiders Been Buying TheWorks.co.uk plc (LON:WRKS) Shares This Year?
10 months ago | Simply Wall StIs TheWorks.co.uk plc (LON:WRKS) Struggling With Its 4.0% Return On Capital Employed?
Is TheWorks.co.uk undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WRKS (£0.54) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.16)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WRKS is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WRKS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the GB Specialty Retail industry average.
PE vs Market: WRKS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate WRKS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WRKS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.6x) compared to the GB Specialty Retail industry average (2.2x).
How is TheWorks.co.uk forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WRKS is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1%).
Earnings vs Market: WRKS is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: WRKS's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: WRKS's revenue (9.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (6.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WRKS's revenue (9.6% 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 WRKS's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has TheWorks.co.uk performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WRKS is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: WRKS is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WRKS is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 77.8% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare WRKS's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: WRKS is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Specialty Retail industry (-2.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WRKS has a negative Return on Equity (-154.64%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is TheWorks.co.uk's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WRKS's short term assets (£65.1M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£85.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: WRKS's short term assets (£65.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£107.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WRKS's debt to equity ratio (76.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if WRKS's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
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: Whilst unprofitable WRKS has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: WRKS is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 63.4% per year.
What is TheWorks.co.uk current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate WRKS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WRKS'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 WRKS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WRKS's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: WRKS is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of WRKS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Gavin Peck (39 yo)
Mr. Gavin Lee Peck has been Chief Executive Officer of Theworks.Co.Uk Plc since January 16, 2020 and serves as its Director. Mr. Peck served as Chief Financial Officer of Theworks.Co.Uk Plc since April 201...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Gavin's total compensation ($USD351.12K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD334.42K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Gavin's compensation with company performance.
Experienced Board: WRKS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WRKS insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
TheWorks.co.uk plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: TheWorks.co.uk plc
- Ticker: WRKS
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1981
- Industry: Specialty Stores
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: UK£33.625m
- Shares outstanding: 62.50m
- Website: https://www.theworksplc.co.uk
Number of Employees
- TheWorks.co.uk plc
- Boldmere House
- Faraday Avenue
- West Midlands
- B46 1AL
- United Kingdom
TheWorks.co.uk plc operates as a retailer of gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books, and stationery products in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company sells its products through a network of stores, as well...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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