Cerillion Plc provides software for billing, charging, and customer relationship management (CRM) to the telecommunications, finance, utilities, and transportation sectors in the United Kingdom and internationally. More Details
CER passed our risk checks.
Excellent balance sheet with proven track record.
Share Price & News
How has Cerillion's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CER is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CER's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CER exceeded the UK Software industry which returned 8.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CER exceeded the UK Market which returned 26.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Cerillion's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Cerillion undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CER (£6.2) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£2.61)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CER is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CER is poor value based on its PE Ratio (70.1x) compared to the GB Software industry average (53.5x).
PE vs Market: CER is poor value based on its PE Ratio (70.1x) compared to the UK market (25.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CER's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CER is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (11.4x) compared to the GB Software industry average (4.2x).
How is Cerillion forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual revenue growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if CER's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if CER's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the UK market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CER's revenue (9.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CER's revenue (9.8% 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 CER's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Cerillion performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CER has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CER's current net profit margins (12.5%) are higher than last year (12.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CER's earnings have grown by 19.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CER's earnings growth over the past year (12.3%) is below its 5-year average (19.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CER earnings growth over the past year (12.3%) exceeded the Software industry 4.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CER's Return on Equity (16.3%) is considered low.
How is Cerillion's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CER's short term assets (£17.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (£10.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: CER's short term assets (£17.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (£5.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CER's debt to equity ratio (3.8%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: CER's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.2% to 3.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CER's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (1084.2%).
Interest Coverage: CER's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (13.5x coverage).
What is Cerillion current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CER's dividend (0.89%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.36%).
High Dividend: CER's dividend (0.89%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.06%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, CER has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CER's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (62.2%), CER's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CER's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (42.6% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Louis Hall (55 yo)
Mr. Louis Tancred Hall is the Founder at Cerillion PLC and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and has been its Executive Director since March 05, 2015. He led the management buyout of the original busin...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Louis's total compensation ($USD818.43K) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD567.08K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Louis's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Board: CER's board of directors are considered experienced (6.2 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CER insiders have bought and sold the same number of shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Cerillion Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Cerillion Plc
- Ticker: CER
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 1999
- Industry: Application Software
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: UK£182.209m
- Shares outstanding: 29.39m
- Website: https://www.cerillion.com
Number of Employees
- Cerillion Plc
- 25 Bedford Street
- Greater London
- WC2E 9ES
- United Kingdom
Cerillion Plc provides software for billing, charging, and customer relationship management (CRM) to the telecommunications, finance, utilities, and transportation sectors in the United Kingdom and interna...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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