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Arcontech Group AIM:ARC Stock Report

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30 Sep, 2022


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ARC fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health6/6

ARC Stock Overview

Arcontech Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, develops and sells proprietary software in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, Africa, North America, Australia, and the Asia Pacific.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Arcontech Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£0.77
52 Week HighUK£1.49
52 Week LowUK£0.69
1 Month Change-0.65%
3 Month Change2.67%
1 Year Change-47.62%
3 Year Change-60.41%
5 Year Change24.19%
Change since IPO-88.78%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

ARCGB SoftwareGB Market

Return vs Industry: ARC underperformed the UK Software industry which returned -17.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ARC underperformed the UK Market which returned -16.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is ARC's price volatile compared to industry and market?
ARC volatility
ARC Average Weekly Movement3.5%
Software Industry Average Movement5.2%
Market Average Movement5.4%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.7%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.8%

Stable Share Price: ARC is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ARC's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

197914Matthew Jeffs

Arcontech Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, develops and sells proprietary software in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, Africa, North America, Australia, and the Asia Pacific. Its products include Excelerator Desktop that provides a graphical user interface, which integrates various internal and external real-time data sources into a single-screen format; CityVision, a market data platform for real-time data reception, transformation, and publishing; and CityVision Multi Vendor Contribution System that offers the ability to contribute data to various destinations, including Refinitiv, Bloomberg, ICE, and Six. The company also offers Excelerator, a Microsoft Excel Add-In for real-time reception and publishing of market data; and CityVision Cache, a real-time data repository.

Arcontech Group Fundamentals Summary

How do Arcontech Group's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
ARC fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£10.43m
Earnings (TTM)UK£610.57k
Revenue (TTM)UK£2.76m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
ARC income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUK£0
Gross ProfitUK£2.76m
Other ExpensesUK£2.15m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.046
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin22.14%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did ARC perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 3/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings 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 ARC?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

ARC 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/Revenue1.7x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA6x
PEG Ratio-19.3x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does ARC's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

ARC PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for ARC vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average56.6x
PEB Pebble Beach Systems Group
IGP Intercede Group
PEG Petards Group
ALT Altitude Group
ARC Arcontech Group

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: ARC is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.9x) compared to the peer average (56.6x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does ARC's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the GB Software Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: ARC is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.9x) compared to the UK Software industry average (32.7x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

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

ARC PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio16.9x
Fair PE Ratio20.3x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: ARC is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.9x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (20.3x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

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

Below Fair Value: ARC (£0.77) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.62)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ARC is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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Future Growth

How is Arcontech Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • 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: ARC's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.9% per year).

Earnings vs Market: ARC's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.9% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: ARC's revenue (0.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (4.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ARC's revenue (0.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: ARC's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.4%).

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Past Performance

How has Arcontech Group performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ARC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: ARC's current net profit margins (22.1%) are lower than last year (35%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ARC's earnings have grown by 7.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ARC's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: ARC had negative earnings growth (-41.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Software industry average (3.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: ARC's Return on Equity (8.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Arcontech Group's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ARC's short term assets (£6.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (£1.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: ARC's short term assets (£6.4M) exceed its long term liabilities (£47.4K).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ARC is debt free.

Reducing Debt: ARC has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ARC has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: ARC has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet

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What is Arcontech Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Arcontech Group Dividend Yield vs Market
How does Arcontech Group dividend yield compare to the market?
SegmentDividend Yield
Company (Arcontech Group)4.2%
Market Bottom 25% (GB)2.1%
Market Top 25% (GB)6.1%
Industry Average (Software)1.8%
Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Arcontech Group)4.9%

Notable Dividend: ARC's dividend (4.22%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (2.15%).

High Dividend: ARC's dividend (4.22%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (6.29%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: ARC's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (71.1%), ARC's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonably low cash payout ratio (39.4%), ARC's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.

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


Average board tenure


Matthew Jeffs (60 yo)





Mr. Matthew David Jeffs has been the Chief Executive Officer of Arcontech Group Plc since April 29, 2013. Mr. Jeffs spent ten years with Dow Jones and then six years with Reuters in a variety of roles. He...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Matthew Jeffs's Compensation vs Arcontech Group Earnings
How has Matthew Jeffs's remuneration changed compared to Arcontech Group's earnings?
DateTotal Comp.SalaryCompany Earnings
Jun 30 2022UK£183kUK£175k


Mar 31 2022n/an/a


Dec 31 2021n/an/a


Sep 30 2021n/an/a


Jun 30 2021UK£186kUK£175k


Mar 31 2021n/an/a


Dec 31 2020n/an/a


Sep 30 2020n/an/a


Jun 30 2020UK£250kUK£170k


Mar 31 2020n/an/a


Dec 31 2019n/an/a


Sep 30 2019n/an/a


Jun 30 2019UK£237kUK£165k


Mar 31 2019n/an/a


Dec 31 2018n/an/a


Sep 30 2018n/an/a


Jun 30 2018UK£309kUK£154k


Mar 31 2018n/an/a


Dec 31 2017n/an/a


Sep 30 2017n/an/a


Jun 30 2017UK£271kUK£154k


Mar 31 2017n/an/a


Dec 31 2016n/an/a


Sep 30 2016n/an/a


Jun 30 2016UK£223kUK£155k


Compensation vs Market: Matthew's total compensation ($USD204.43K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD330.72K).

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

Board Members

Experienced Board: ARC's board of directors are considered experienced (9.4 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

AIM:ARC Recent Insider Transactions by Companies or Individuals
DateValueNameEntityRoleSharesMax Price
28 Jun 22BuyUK£11,076Louise BartonIndividual15,000UK£0.74
28 Jun 22BuyUK£7,399Matthew JeffsIndividual10,000UK£0.74
17 Jan 22BuyUK£11,175Louise BartonIndividual15,000UK£0.74
15 Oct 21BuyUK£18,249Matthew JeffsIndividual15,000UK£1.22
15 Oct 21BuyUK£2,988Darren LewisIndividual2,456UK£1.22
15 Oct 21SellUK£1,512Darren LewisIndividual1,260UK£1.20

Ownership Breakdown

What is the ownership structure of ARC?
Owner TypeNumber of SharesOwnership Percentage
Public Companies58,3280.4%
Private Companies476,0003.6%
General Public2,989,66622.4%
Individual Insiders7,294,04254.5%

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

Top Shareholders

Top 25 shareholders own 75.08% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
Anthony Cross
1,785,000£1.4m0%no data
Richard Last
1,541,659£1.2m0%no data
Louise Barton
1,121,416£863.5k0%no data
Matthew Jeffs
935,000£720.0k0%no data
Suresh Chari
588,342£453.0k0%no data
A J Bell Holdings Limited, Asset Management Arm
Nigel Ridge
508,448£391.5k0%no data
Clive & Sylvia Richards Settlement Trust
460,000£354.2k0%no data
HBOS Investment Fund Managers Limited
444,256£342.1k-6.59%no data
Close Asset Management Limited
275,414£212.1k-13.49%no data
Sue Boros
245,000£188.7k0%no data
Darren Lewis
239,177£184.2k0%no data
Susan Dingley
165,000£127.1k0%no data
Leon Boros
165,000£127.1k0%no data
J.M. Finn & Co. Ltd.
158,576£122.1k0%no data
Charles Stanley & Co. Ltd, Asset Management Arm
140,720£108.4k9.54%no data
Global Prime Partners Ltd, Asset Management Arm
Jarvis Securities plc, Asset Management Arm
HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited
100,451£77.3k-8.64%no data
IG Group Holdings Plc, Asset Management Arm
Peel Hunt LLP., Asset Management Arm
Lloyds Banking Group plc
58,328£44.9k0%no data
St Johns Asset Management Ltd
Canaccord Genuity Wealth (International) Limited
52,659£40.5k-22.17%no data
Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc.
49,223£37.9k0%no data

Company Information

Arcontech Group plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Arcontech Group plc
  • Ticker: ARC
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1979
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£10.431m
  • Shares outstanding: 13.37m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Arcontech Group plc
  • 11-21 Paul Street
  • 1st Floor
  • London
  • Greater London
  • EC2A 4JU
  • United Kingdom


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ARCAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPDec 2000
KTSABST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURDec 2000
KTSADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURDec 2000

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/09/30 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/09/30 00:00
Annual Earnings2022/06/30

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.