CentralNic Group Plc provides domain name services worldwide. More Details
Reasonable growth potential and fair value.
Share Price & News
How has CentralNic Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CNIC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CNIC's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CNIC underperformed the UK IT industry which returned 34.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CNIC underperformed the UK Market which returned 22.5% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is CentralNic Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 months ago | Simply Wall StCentralNic Group (LON:CNIC) Seems To Use Debt Quite Sensibly
3 months ago | Simply Wall StCentralNic Group Plc (LON:CNIC) Just Reported And Analysts Have Been Lifting Their Price Targets
4 months ago | Simply Wall StCentralNic Group Plc (LON:CNIC) Could Be Less Than A Year Away From Profitability
Is CentralNic Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CNIC (£0.97) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£1.59)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CNIC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CNIC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK IT industry average.
PE vs Market: CNIC 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 CNIC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CNIC is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.3x) compared to the GB IT industry average (4.5x).
How is CentralNic Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CNIC is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: CNIC is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: CNIC's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CNIC's revenue (9.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CNIC'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 CNIC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has CentralNic Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CNIC is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: CNIC is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CNIC is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 57.2% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare CNIC's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: CNIC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the IT industry (-5.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CNIC has a negative Return on Equity (-7.09%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is CentralNic Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CNIC's short term assets ($103.1M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($109.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: CNIC's short term assets ($103.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($150.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CNIC's debt to equity ratio (101.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CNIC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 14.4% to 101.7% 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 CNIC has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: CNIC is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 22.6% per year.
What is CentralNic Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CNIC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CNIC'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 CNIC's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CNIC's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CNIC'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 management tenure
Ben Crawford (56 yo)
Mr. Benjamin Peter Crawford, also known as Ben, has been the Chief Executive Officer of CentralNic Group Plc since 2009. Mr. Crawford has also been the Chief Executive Officer of CentralNic Ltd. since 2009...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Ben's total compensation ($USD2.69M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD725.36K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Ben's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: CNIC's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CNIC's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.4 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: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 34.1%.
CentralNic Group Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: CentralNic Group Plc
- Ticker: CNIC
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 1996
- Industry: Internet Services and Infrastructure
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: UK£237.459m
- Shares outstanding: 244.80m
- Website: https://www.centralnicgroup.com
Number of Employees
- CentralNic Group Plc
- Saddlers House
- 4th Floor
- Greater London
- EC2V 6BR
- United Kingdom
CentralNic Group Plc provides domain name services worldwide. It operates through Indirect, Direct, and Monetisation segments. The company’s Indirect segment distributes domain names to retailers and resel...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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