AIM:IDOX

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Idox plc, through its subsidiaries, provides software solutions and information services for the management of local government and other organizations worldwide.


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with concerning outlook.

Share Price & News

How has IDOX's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: IDOX's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

17.5%

IDOX

6.7%

GB Software

6.0%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-8.2%

IDOX

-18.9%

GB Software

-22.7%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: IDOX exceeded the UK Software industry which returned -18.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: IDOX exceeded the UK Market which returned -22.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

IDOXIndustryMarket
7 Day17.5%6.7%6.0%
30 Day-18.3%-18.1%-20.3%
90 Day-0.9%-24.1%-28.1%
1 Year-8.2%-8.2%-13.6%-18.9%-18.6%-22.7%
3 Year-51.0%-52.3%-13.0%-26.9%-13.4%-24.6%
5 Year-9.8%-16.0%16.9%-4.2%1.3%-22.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is IDOX's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is IDOX undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

40.95x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: IDOX (£0.34) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.04)

Significantly Below Fair Value: IDOX is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: IDOX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.9x) compared to the Software industry average (24.1x).

PE vs Market: IDOX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.9x) compared to the UK market (12.5x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate IDOX's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: IDOX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.9x) compared to the GB Software industry average (2.4x).


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Future Growth

How is IDOX forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

6.9%

Forecasted annual revenue growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if IDOX's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (0.5%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if IDOX'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: IDOX's revenue (6.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (2.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: IDOX's revenue (6.9% 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 IDOX's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has IDOX performed over the past 5 years?

-48.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: IDOX has a large one-off loss of £33.3M impacting its April 30 2019 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: IDOX became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: IDOX's earnings have declined by -48.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: IDOX has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: IDOX has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (6.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: IDOX's Return on Equity (9.2%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is IDOX's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: IDOX's short term assets (£31.2M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£65.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: IDOX's short term assets (£31.2M) exceed its long term liabilities (£14.8M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: IDOX's debt to equity ratio (90%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: IDOX's debt to equity ratio has increased from 44.9% to 90% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: IDOX's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (21.1%).

Interest Coverage: IDOX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (31.2x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: IDOX has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: IDOX's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 1x debt).


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate IDOX's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate IDOX's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if IDOX's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if IDOX's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: IDOX is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of IDOX's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

1.3yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Dave Meaden (57yo)

1.75s

Tenure

UK£427,000

Compensation

Mr. David J. Meaden, also known as Dave, has been the Chief Executive Officer of IDOX plc since June 1, 2018 and has been its Director since 2018. Mr. Meaden served as the Chief Executive of Northgate Publ ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Dave's total compensation ($USD530.01K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD758.23K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Dave's compensation with company performance.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
David Meaden
CEO & Director1.75yrsUK£427.00k0.11% £156.8k
Robert Grubb
CFO & Directorno datano data0.016% £23.5k
Christopher Michael Stone
Non-Executive Chairman1.33yrsno data0.21% £313.7k
Philip Kelly
Non-Executive Director1yrno data0.024% £35.3k
Oliver Rupert Scott
Non-Executive Director1.33yrsno datano data
Jeremy Millard
Non-Executive Director6.75yrsUK£36.00kno data

1.3yrs

Average Tenure

53yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: IDOX's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

IDOX plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: IDOX plc
  • Ticker: IDOX
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2000
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: UK£147.383m
  • Shares outstanding: 439.95m
  • Website: https://www.idoxplc.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • IDOX plc
  • 1310 Waterside
  • 2nd Floor
  • Reading
  • Berkshire
  • RG7 4SA
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
IDOXAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPDec 2000
LWLDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURDec 2000

Biography

Idox plc, through its subsidiaries, provides software solutions and information services for the management of local government and other organizations worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Public Sector Software, Engineering Information Management, Content, Digital, and Health. It offers tools to manage information and knowledge, documents, content, business processes, and workflow, as well as connects directly with the citizens through the Web; elections management solutions; and decision support content, which include grants and planning policy information, as well as corporate compliance services. The company also provides engineering document control, project collaboration, and facility management applications to companies in industries, such as oil and gas, architecture and construction, mining, utilities, pharmaceuticals, and transportation; funding solutions to corporate, public, and commercial customers; digital consultancy services to public, private, and third sector customers; and solutions to the healthcare market. Idox plc was incorporated in 2000 and is based in Reading, the United Kingdom. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/03/28 20:49
End of Day Share Price2020/03/27 00:00
Earnings2019/04/30
Annual Earnings2018/10/31


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.