Equals Group plc, through its subsidiaries, primarily provides foreign exchange payment services and banking services to private clients and corporations through prepaid currency cards, travel cash, international money transfers, and current accounts in the United Kingdom. More Details
Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Equals Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: EQLS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: EQLS's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: EQLS underperformed the UK IT industry which returned 8.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: EQLS underperformed the UK Market which returned -9.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Equals Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Equals Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate EQLS's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate EQLS's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: EQLS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the GB IT industry average.
PE vs Market: EQLS 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 EQLS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: EQLS is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the GB IT industry average (2.7x).
How is Equals Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Software industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Equals Group has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
- Examine Equals Group's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
- Equals Group competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
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How has Equals Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: EQLS is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: EQLS is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: EQLS is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 3.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare EQLS's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: EQLS is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the IT industry (11.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: EQLS has a negative Return on Equity (-19.48%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Equals Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: EQLS's short term assets (£22.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (£10.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: EQLS's short term assets (£22.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (£10.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: EQLS is debt free.
Reducing Debt: EQLS has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 242.6%.
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: Insufficient data to determine if EQLS has enough cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if EQLS has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.
What is Equals Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate EQLS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate EQLS'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 EQLS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if EQLS'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 EQLS'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 board tenure
Ian Alexander Strafford-Taylor (59 yo)
Mr. Ian Alexander Irving Strafford-Taylor serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Equals Group plc (formerly known as FairFX Group Plc) and served as its Company Secretary. Mr. Strafford-Taylor serves as ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Ian Alexander's total compensation ($USD725.17K) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD344.92K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Ian Alexander's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|CEO & Executive Director||8.83yrs||UK£545.56k||1.22% |
|Group CFO & Director||1.08yrs||UK£257.72k||0.050% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||6.33yrs||UK£50.00k||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman||0.42yr||no data||0.019% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||0.083yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: EQLS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.1 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: EQLS insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Equals Group plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Equals Group plc
- Ticker: EQLS
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 2014
- Industry: Data Processing and Outsourced Services
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: UK£52.063m
- Shares outstanding: 178.60m
- Website: https://www.equalsplc.com
Number of Employees
- Equals Group plc
- Thames House
- 3rd Floor
- Greater London
- EC4V 3BJ
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|EQLS||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Aug 2014|
|2FX||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Aug 2014|
Equals Group plc, through its subsidiaries, primarily provides foreign exchange payment services and banking services to private clients and corporations through prepaid currency cards, travel cash, intern...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/11/22 22:29|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/11/20 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.