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Eckoh

AIM:ECK
Snowflake Description

Excellent balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
ECK
AIM
£125M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Software
Company description

Eckoh plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides secure payment products and customer contact solutions for customer contact centers in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. The last earnings update was 35 days ago. More info.


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ECK Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
2.1%
AIM:ECK
0.7%
GB IT
0.6%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
32.9%
AIM:ECK
4.8%
GB IT
-1.1%
GB Market
ECK Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Eckoh (ECK) 2.1% 9.4% 23.8% 32.9% -4.8% 27.7%
GB IT 0.7% 1.8% 11.1% 4.8% 75.2% 61.1%
GB Market 0.6% 2.3% 0.7% -1.1% 12.3% 7.2%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • ECK outperformed the IT industry which returned 4.8% over the past year.
  • ECK outperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned -1.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility
ECK
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

ECK Value

 Is Eckoh undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Eckoh to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Eckoh.

AIM:ECK Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 7.9%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year GB Government Bond Rate 1.2%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for AIM:ECK
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year GB Govt Bond Rate 1.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6.7%
IT Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.99
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.993 (1 + (1- 19%) (2.6%))
1.009
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.01
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.23% + (1.009 * 6.65%)
7.94%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for AIM:ECK using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Eckoh is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

AIM:ECK DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (GBP, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 7.94%)
2020 3.65 Analyst x2 3.38
2021 5.05 Analyst x2 4.33
2022 5.55 Analyst x2 4.41
2023 5.50 Est @ -0.97% 4.05
2024 5.48 Est @ -0.31% 3.74
2025 5.49 Est @ 0.15% 3.47
2026 5.51 Est @ 0.47% 3.23
2027 5.55 Est @ 0.7% 3.01
2028 5.60 Est @ 0.86% 2.82
2029 5.65 Est @ 0.97% 2.63
Present value of next 10 years cash flows £35.08
AIM:ECK DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2029 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= £5.65 × (1 + 1.23%) ÷ (7.94% – 1.23%)
£85.27
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= £85.27 ÷ (1 + 7.94%)10
£39.72
AIM:ECK Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= £35.08 + £39.72
£74.81
Equity Value per Share
(GBP)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= £74.81 / 252.54
£0.3
AIM:ECK Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (GBP) From above. £0.30
Current discount Discount to share price of £0.50
= -1 x (£0.50 - £0.30) / £0.30
-67.1%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Eckoh is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Eckoh's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Eckoh's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AIM:ECK PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in GBP £0.00
AIM:ECK Share Price ** AIM (2019-07-17) in GBP £0.5
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 21 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 27.95x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 790 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.51x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Eckoh.

AIM:ECK PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= AIM:ECK Share Price ÷ EPS (both in GBP)

= 0.5 ÷ 0.00

131.89x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Eckoh is overvalued based on earnings compared to the GB IT industry average.
  • Eckoh is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Eckoh's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AIM:ECK PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 131.89x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts
40.1%per year
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 18 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 1.83x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 573 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.48x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

AIM:ECK PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 131.89x ÷ 40.1%

3.29x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Eckoh is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Eckoh's assets?
Raw Data
AIM:ECK PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in GBP £0.07
AIM:ECK Share Price * AIM (2019-07-17) in GBP £0.5
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 44 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 3.04x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,377 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.52x
AIM:ECK PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= AIM:ECK Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in GBP)

= 0.5 ÷ 0.07

7.28x

* Primary Listing of Eckoh.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Eckoh is overvalued based on assets compared to the GB IT industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Eckoh's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the IT industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the IT industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Eckoh has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ECK Future Performance

 How is Eckoh expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
40.1%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Eckoh expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Eckoh's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 1.2%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Eckoh's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
  • Eckoh's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
AIM:ECK Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
AIM:ECK Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts 40.1%
AIM:ECK Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 3 Analysts 10.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 26.6%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.8%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
AIM:ECK Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
AIM:ECK Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2024-03-31 49 11 1
2023-03-31 45 10 1
2022-03-31 40 7 3 2
2021-03-31 37 7 2 3
2020-03-31 33 5 1 3
AIM:ECK Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 29 7 1
2018-12-31 28 6 1
2018-09-30 30 4 2
2018-06-30 30 5 2
2018-03-31 27 6 1
2017-12-31 29 6 2
2017-09-30 29 6 2
2017-06-30 29 4 2
2017-03-31 29 2 1
2016-12-31 28 3 2
2016-09-30 27 3 2
2016-06-30 25 4 2

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Eckoh's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Eckoh's revenue is expected to grow by 10.2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
AIM:ECK Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Eckoh Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:ECK Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2024-03-31
2023-03-31
2022-03-31
2021-03-31
2020-03-31
AIM:ECK Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 0.00
2018-12-31 0.00
2018-09-30 0.01
2018-06-30 0.01
2018-03-31 0.01
2017-12-31 0.01
2017-09-30 0.01
2017-06-30 0.01
2017-03-31 0.01
2016-12-31 0.01
2016-09-30 0.01
2016-06-30 0.01

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Eckoh will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Eckoh's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Eckoh has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ECK Past Performance

  How has Eckoh performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Eckoh's growth in the last year to its industry (IT).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Eckoh has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.
  • Eckoh's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Eckoh's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the GB IT industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Eckoh's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Eckoh Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:ECK Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-31 28.72 0.95 21.59
2018-12-31 27.84 0.68 20.86
2018-09-30 29.73 1.71 18.18
2018-06-30 29.87 2.19 18.30
2018-03-31 27.24 1.35 20.37
2017-12-31 28.79 2.28 20.52
2017-09-30 29.00 2.48 20.18
2017-06-30 29.04 1.96 18.11
2017-03-31 29.08 1.44 16.04
2016-12-31 28.20 1.59 15.52
2016-09-30 27.33 1.74 15.00
2016-06-30 24.89 1.84 14.14
2016-03-31 22.45 1.94 13.29
2015-12-31 20.21 0.44 12.40
2015-09-30 17.96 -1.07 11.52
2015-06-30 17.56 -0.98 11.09
2015-03-31 17.16 -0.89 10.65
2014-12-31 16.34 1.61 10.36
2014-09-30 15.52 1.12 10.07
2014-06-30 14.78 0.71 9.66
2014-03-31 14.04 0.30 9.26
2013-12-31 13.13 0.48 8.62
2013-09-30 12.22 0.66 7.97
2013-06-30 11.60 1.28 7.58
2013-03-31 10.99 1.91 7.18
2012-12-31 10.73 1.69 7.04
2012-09-30 10.48 1.48 6.91

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Eckoh has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Eckoh used its assets less efficiently than the GB IT industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Eckoh's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Eckoh's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the IT industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Eckoh has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ECK Health

 How is Eckoh's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Eckoh's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Eckoh is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Eckoh's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Eckoh's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 7.8x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Eckoh Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

AIM:ECK Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 17.18 3.25 11.58
2018-12-31 17.18 3.25 11.58
2018-09-30 16.77 3.90 7.32
2018-06-30 16.77 3.90 7.32
2018-03-31 16.66 4.55 8.16
2017-12-31 21.81 4.55 8.16
2017-09-30 20.95 5.20 6.91
2017-06-30 20.95 5.20 6.91
2017-03-31 20.49 5.85 6.08
2016-12-31 19.73 5.85 6.08
2016-09-30 19.22 6.50 4.45
2016-06-30 19.22 6.50 4.45
2016-03-31 18.85 4.75 6.62
2015-12-31 18.85 4.75 6.62
2015-09-30 20.19 2.42 3.68
2015-06-30 20.19 2.42 3.68
2015-03-31 16.90 2.74 4.42
2014-12-31 19.67 2.74 4.42
2014-09-30 16.92 0.00 4.15
2014-06-30 16.92 0.00 4.15
2014-03-31 14.28 0.00 7.34
2013-12-31 14.28 0.00 7.34
2013-09-30 12.97 0.00 4.32
2013-06-30 12.97 0.00 4.32
2013-03-31 13.12 0.00 8.50
2012-12-31 13.12 0.00 8.50
2012-09-30 11.71 0.00 6.69
  • Eckoh's level of debt (18.9%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (0% vs 18.9% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (223.4%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 29.9x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Eckoh's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Eckoh has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ECK Dividends

 What is Eckoh's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
1.23%
Current annual income from Eckoh dividends. Estimated to be 1.48% next year.
If you bought £2,000 of Eckoh shares you are expected to receive £25 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Eckoh's pays a lower dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1.94%).
  • Eckoh's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (5.43%).
Upcoming dividend payment

Purchase Eckoh before the 'Buy Limit' to receive their next dividend payment.

Dividends are usually paid every 3 or 6 months, you can time your share purchase to take advantage of upcoming dividend payments.
Dividend payment calendar
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
AIM:ECK Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 22 Stocks 2.4%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 706 Stocks 4.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.9%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.4%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

AIM:ECK Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2024-03-31
2023-03-31
2022-03-31 0.01 2.00
2021-03-31 0.01 3.00
2020-03-31 0.01 3.00
AIM:ECK Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-06-12 0.006 1.293
2018-07-16 0.006 1.482
2018-06-13 0.006 1.444
2017-06-12 0.005 1.049
2016-06-14 0.005 1.085
2015-08-19 0.004 0.817
2014-06-12 0.003 0.759
2013-06-11 0.003 0.892
2012-06-13 0.002 1.420
2012-06-12 0.002 1.798
2011-08-25 0.001 1.029
2011-06-06 0.001 1.310

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Whilst dividend payments have been stable, Eckoh has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
  • Dividend payments have increased, but Eckoh only paid a dividend in the past 8 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Eckoh's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are not well covered by earnings (0.6x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (2.7x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Eckoh's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Eckoh afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Eckoh has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ECK Management

 What is the CEO of Eckoh's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Nik Philpot
COMPENSATION £459,000
AGE 55
TENURE AS CEO 12.8 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Nicholas Barnaby Philpot, also known as Nik, is a Founder of Eckoh Plc. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer since September 2006 and Director since February 2, 1999 and served as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer since September 2001 at Eckoh plc. He has 30 years’ experience in the voice services industry; he was originally at British Telecom before establishing a number of start-up businesses in the telecoms and technology sectors.

CEO Compensation
  • Nik's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
  • Nik's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure of the Eckoh management team in years:

3.1
Average Tenure
  • The tenure for the Eckoh management team is about average.
Management Team

Nik Philpot

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
£459K
AGE
55
TENURE
12.8 yrs

Chrissie Herbert

TITLE
CFO, Company Secretary & Director
COMPENSATION
£288K
AGE
48
TENURE
2.2 yrs

Chris Rome

TITLE
Head of Sales
TENURE
7.3 yrs

Tony Porter

TITLE
Head of Global Marketing
TENURE
3.2 yrs

Todd Funk

TITLE
Senior Executive VP of US Operations & President of Eckoh Customer Contact Solutions
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Dan Arntz

TITLE
President of US Operations
TENURE
7.2 yrs

Archie Messenger

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Contact Center Services

Dave Bird

TITLE
Head of Finance
TENURE
1.5 yrs

Nancy Czarnick

TITLE
President of Secure Payments
TENURE
3.1 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Eckoh board of directors in years:

2.2
Average Tenure
55
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Eckoh board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Chris Humphrey

TITLE
Non-Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
£61K
AGE
62
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Nik Philpot

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
£459K
AGE
55
TENURE
20.4 yrs

Chrissie Herbert

TITLE
CFO, Company Secretary & Director
COMPENSATION
£288K
AGE
48
TENURE
2.2 yrs

Guy Millward

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£35K
AGE
54
TENURE
2.8 yrs

David Coghlan

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£35K
AGE
64
TENURE
1.6 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • More shares have been bought than sold by Eckoh individual insiders in the past 3 months, but not in substantial volumes.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (£) Value (£)
05. Jul 19 Buy Eckoh Plc, Share Incentive Plan Company 04. Jul 19 04. Jul 19 146,101 £0.47 £68,887
04. Jul 19 Buy Christopher Humphrey Individual 04. Jul 19 04. Jul 19 100,000 £0.47 £47,375
22. Nov 18 Buy Nicholas Philpot Individual 22. Nov 18 22. Nov 18 50,000 £0.38 £18,750
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Management checks
We assess Eckoh's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Eckoh has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ECK News

Simply Wall St News

Is Eckoh plc's (LON:ECK) 5.5% ROE Worse Than Average?

The formula for ROE is: Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity Or for Eckoh: 5.5% = UK£945k ÷ UK£17m (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2019.) Most know that net profit is the total earnings after all expenses, but the concept of shareholders' equity is a little more complicated. … Does Eckoh Have A Good Return On Equity? … Combining Eckoh's Debt And Its 5.5% Return On Equity While Eckoh does have some debt, with debt to equity of just 0.19, we wouldn't say debt is excessive.

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Is There An Opportunity With Eckoh plc's (LON:ECK) 28% Undervaluation?

In this article we are going to estimate the intrinsic value of Eckoh plc (LON:ECK) by projecting its future cash flows and then discounting them to today's value. … A DCF is all about the idea that a dollar in the future is less valuable than a dollar today, so we need to discount the sum of these future cash flows to arrive at a present value estimate: 10-year free cash flow (FCF) forecast 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 Levered FCF (£, Millions) £5.65 £6.35 £8.00 £9.32 £10.43 £11.33 £12.07 £12.66 £13.14 £13.53 Growth Rate Estimate Source Analyst x2 Analyst x2 Analyst x1 Est @ 16.48% Est @ 11.9% Est @ 8.7% Est @ 6.46% Est @ 4.89% Est @ 3.79% Est @ 3.02% Present Value (£, Millions) Discounted @ 8.22% £5.22 £5.42 £6.31 £6.79 £7.03 £7.06 £6.94 £6.73 £6.45 £6.14 Present Value of 10-year Cash Flow (PVCF)= £64.09m "Est" = FCF growth rate estimated by Simply Wall St The second stage is also known as Terminal Value, this is the business's cash flow after the first stage. … AIM:ECK Intrinsic value, June 6th 2019 Important assumptions We would point out that the most important inputs to a discounted cash flow are the discount rate and of course the actual cash flows.

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How Much is Eckoh plc's (LON:ECK) CEO Getting Paid?

First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. … Check out our latest analysis for Eckoh How Does Nik Philpot's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies? … We compared the total CEO remuneration paid by Eckoh plc, and compared it to remuneration at a group of similar sized companies.

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Is Eckoh plc (LON:ECK) Overpaying Its CEO?

This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. … How Does Nik Philpot's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … At the time of writing our data says that Eckoh plc has a market cap of UK£102m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of UK£313k.

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Should You Care About Eckoh plc’s (LON:ECK) Investment Potential?

In particular, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that can give us insight into how profitably the company is able to employ capital in its business. … Return On Capital Employed (ROCE): What is it? … ROCE measures the amount of pre-tax profits a company can generate from the capital employed in its business.

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What does Eckoh plc's (LON:ECK) Balance Sheet Tell Us About Its Future?

While small-cap stocks, such as Eckoh plc (LON:ECK) with its market cap of UK£95m, are popular for their explosive growth, investors should also be aware of their balance sheet to judge whether the company can survive a downturn.

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Despite Its High P/E Ratio, Is Eckoh plc (LON:ECK) Still Undervalued?

This article is written for those who want to get better at using price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). … How Do I Calculate A Price To Earnings Ratio … Price to Earnings Ratio = Price per Share ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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Why Fundamental Investors Might Love Eckoh plc (LON:ECK)

Eckoh plc (LON:ECK) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. … When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. … In the case of ECK, it

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Is Eckoh plc's (LON:ECK) 10% Better Than Average?

While some investors are already well versed in financial metrics (hat tip), this article is for those who would like to learn about Return On Equity (ROE) and why it is important. … Another way to think of that is that for every £1 worth of equity in the company, it was able to earn £0.10. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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Why You Should Care About Eckoh plc’s (LON:ECK) Low Return On Capital

Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), in the hopes of getting some insight into the business. … Understanding Return On Capital Employed (ROCE). … ROCE measures the 'return' (pre-tax profit) a company generates from capital employed in its business.

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ECK Company Info

Description

Eckoh plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides secure payment products and customer contact solutions for customer contact centers in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. It offers customer engagement solutions, such as chatbots, hosted and visual interactive voice response, natural language speech recognition, and identification and verification; and Web chat, instant callback, social media agent, co-browsing, smart SMS, and external knowledge base. The company also provides payment card industry (PCI) compliance solutions, such as agent assisted payment solutions to eliminate contact center fraud; IVR payments that enable customers to make multi-channel payments through a secure and automated solution; and Web and mobile payments. In addition, it offers operational solutions, which include third party support; call routing, email management, internal knowledge base, social media monitoring, workflow, and listening solutions; and agent desktop solutions. Further, the company offers speech and support solutions; and cloud-based software solutions. It serves clients in insurance, retail and distribution, financial services, transport and travel, healthcare, and utilities industries. Eckoh plc was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Hemel Hempstead, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: Eckoh plc
ECK
Exchange: AIM
Founded: 1997
£125,005,829
252,537,030
Website: http://www.eckoh.com
Address: Eckoh plc
Telford House,
Corner Hall,
Hemel Hempstead,
Hertfordshire, HP3 9HN,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AIM ECK Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange AIM Market GB GBP 02. Dec 1999
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
300
Eckoh employees.
Industry
IT Consulting and Other Services
Software
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/07/17 20:40
End of day share price update: 2019/07/17 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/07/02
Last earnings filing: 2019/06/12
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/03/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.