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
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£0.77|
|52 Week High||UK£1.49|
|52 Week Low||UK£0.69|
|1 Month Change||-0.65%|
|3 Month Change||2.67%|
|1 Year Change||-47.62%|
|3 Year Change||-60.41%|
|5 Year Change||24.19%|
|Change since IPO||-88.78%|
Recent News & Updates
|ARC||GB Software||GB 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.
|ARC Average Weekly Movement||3.5%|
|Software Industry Average Movement||5.2%|
|Market Average Movement||5.4%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.8%|
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
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
|ARC fundamental statistics|
Is ARC overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|ARC income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£0|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.046|
|Net Profit Margin||22.14%|
How did ARC perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
4.2%Current Dividend Yield
Is ARC undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
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
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.
|What is ARC's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does ARC's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|ARC PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
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.
|Current PE Ratio||16.9x|
|Fair PE Ratio||20.3x|
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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How is Arcontech Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
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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How has Arcontech Group performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score2/6
Past Performance Score 2/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
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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How is Arcontech Group's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
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.
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What is Arcontech Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 3/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
|Arcontech Group Dividend Yield vs Market|
|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|
|Date||Total Comp.||Salary||Company Earnings|
|Jun 30 2022||UK£183k||UK£175k|
|Mar 31 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2021||UK£186k||UK£175k|
|Mar 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2020||UK£250k||UK£170k|
|Mar 31 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2019||UK£237k||UK£165k|
|Mar 31 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2018||UK£309k||UK£154k|
|Mar 31 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2017||UK£271k||UK£154k|
|Mar 31 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2016||UK£223k||UK£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.
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
|28 Jun 22||BuyUK£11,076||Louise Barton||Individual||15,000||UK£0.74|
|28 Jun 22||BuyUK£7,399||Matthew Jeffs||Individual||10,000||UK£0.74|
|17 Jan 22||BuyUK£11,175||Louise Barton||Individual||15,000||UK£0.74|
|15 Oct 21||BuyUK£18,249||Matthew Jeffs||Individual||15,000||UK£1.22|
|15 Oct 21||BuyUK£2,988||Darren Lewis||Individual||2,456||UK£1.22|
|15 Oct 21||SellUK£1,512||Darren Lewis||Individual||1,260||UK£1.20|
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
Arcontech Group plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- 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: https://www.arcontech.com
Number of Employees
- Arcontech Group plc
- 11-21 Paul Street
- 1st Floor
- Greater London
- EC2A 4JU
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ARC||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Dec 2000|
|KTSA||BST (Boerse-Stuttgart)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Dec 2000|
|KTSA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Dec 2000|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/09/30 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/30 00:00|
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.