EQLS Stock Overview
Equals Group plc, through its subsidiaries, 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.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£0.86|
|52 Week High||UK£0.90|
|52 Week Low||UK£0.40|
|1 Month Change||1.77%|
|3 Month Change||16.11%|
|1 Year Change||116.25%|
|3 Year Change||-22.42%|
|5 Year Change||42.98%|
|Change since IPO||84.04%|
Recent News & Updates
|EQLS||GB IT||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: EQLS exceeded the UK IT industry which returned -18.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: EQLS exceeded the UK Market which returned -4% over the past year.
|EQLS Average Weekly Movement||5.9%|
|IT Industry Average Movement||6.7%|
|Market Average Movement||6.0%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||11.6%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||3.1%|
Stable Share Price: EQLS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: EQLS's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
|2014||248||Ian Alexander Strafford-Taylor||https://www.equalsplc.com|
Equals Group plc, through its subsidiaries, 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. It operates Equals Money, a platform which combines account-to-account payments, card payments, and current accounts; Equals Pay, a customer-facing international payments product; Equals Exchange, an internal dealing platform; CardOneMoney, a payment account from individuals and businesses; and FairFX. The company was formerly known as FairFX Group Plc and changed its name to Equals Group plc in June 2019.
Equals Group Fundamentals Summary
|EQLS fundamental statistics|
Is EQLS overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|EQLS income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£20.07m|
Last Reported Earnings
Dec 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.013|
|Net Profit Margin||-5.50%|
How did EQLS perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Equals Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 0/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate EQLS's fair value for valuation analysis.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate EQLS's fair value for valuation analysis.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: EQLS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK 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's PB Ratio (3.8x) is in line with the GB IT industry average.
How is Equals Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Future Growth Score4/6
Future Growth Score 4/6
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: EQLS is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: EQLS is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: EQLS's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: EQLS's revenue (19.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: EQLS's revenue (19.3% 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 EQLS's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Equals Group performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score0/6
Past Performance Score 0/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
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 46.3% 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 (26.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: EQLS has a negative Return on Equity (-5.5%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Equals Group's financial position?
Financial Health Score5/6
Financial Health Score 5/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Stable Cash Runway
Forecast Cash Runway
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: EQLS's short term assets (£24.5M) exceed its short term liabilities (£15.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: EQLS's short term assets (£24.5M) exceed its long term liabilities (£6.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: EQLS has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if EQLS's debt to equity ratio has reduced 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 EQLS has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: EQLS is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by 1.2% per year.
What is Equals Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
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.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as EQLS has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Ian Alexander Strafford-Taylor (60 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 ($USD819.76K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD667.45K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Ian Alexander's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Board: EQLS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.2 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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Equals Group plc's 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
- Implied Market Cap: UK£154.839m
- Shares outstanding: 180.05m
- Website: https://www.equalsplc.com
Number of Employees
- Equals Group plc
- Thames House
- 3rd Floor
- Greater London
- EC4V 3BJ
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/24 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/24 00:00|
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