KWS Stock Overview
Keywords Studios plc provides integrated outsourced creative and technical services to the video game industry.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£26.38|
|52 Week High||UK£33.66|
|52 Week Low||UK£22.92|
|1 Month Change||-5.79%|
|3 Month Change||-12.48%|
|1 Year Change||1.23%|
|3 Year Change||122.43%|
|5 Year Change||384.48%|
|Change since IPO||1,700.68%|
Recent News & Updates
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|KWS||GB IT||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: KWS underperformed the UK IT industry which returned 9.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KWS underperformed the UK Market which returned 8.7% over the past year.
|KWS Average Weekly Movement||4.8%|
|IT Industry Average Movement||5.7%|
|Market Average Movement||5.0%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.5%|
Stable Share Price: KWS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: KWS's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
|1998||9,000||Bertrand J. F. Bodson||https://www.keywordsstudios.com|
Keywords Studios plc provides integrated outsourced creative and technical services to the video game industry. The company offers art creation services related to the production of graphical art assets for inclusion in the video game, including concept art creation, as well as 2D and 3D art asset production and animation. It also provides audio/voice-over services, including script translation, actor selection, and talent management through pre-production, audio direction, recording, and post-production, as well as offers music licensing or music soundtracks selling services.
Keywords Studios Fundamentals Summary
|KWS fundamental statistics|
Is KWS overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|KWS income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||€284.34m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.40|
|Net Profit Margin||7.01%|
How did KWS perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
0.05%Current Dividend Yield
Is Keywords Studios undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: KWS (£26.38) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£11.19)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KWS is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KWS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (77.9x) compared to the UK IT industry average (38.8x).
PE vs Market: KWS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (77.9x) compared to the UK market (19.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KWS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (5.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KWS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.6x) compared to the GB IT industry average (4.5x).
How is Keywords Studios forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KWS's forecast earnings growth (13.1% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: KWS's earnings (13.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (12.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: KWS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: KWS's revenue (12.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KWS's revenue (12.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: KWS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.6%).
How has Keywords Studios performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KWS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: KWS's current net profit margins (7%) are higher than last year (3.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KWS's earnings have grown significantly by 30.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: KWS's earnings growth over the past year (130.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (30.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: KWS earnings growth over the past year (130.6%) exceeded the IT industry 26.7%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: KWS's Return on Equity (7.2%) is considered low.
How is Keywords Studios's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KWS's short term assets (€193.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (€127.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: KWS's short term assets (€193.7M) exceed its long term liabilities (€70.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KWS has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: KWS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 6.6% to 0.04% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KWS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (56683%).
Interest Coverage: KWS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (162.2x coverage).
What is Keywords Studios's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: KWS's dividend (0.051%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.37%).
High Dividend: KWS's dividend (0.051%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.04%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: KWS is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: KWS is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: KWS is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of KWS'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
Bertrand J. F. Bodson (46 yo)
Mr. Bertrand J. F. X. Bodson serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director at Keywords Studios plc since December 01, 2021. He has been Chief Digital Officer of Novartis International AG since January 1,...
Experienced Management: KWS's management team is considered experienced (3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: KWS's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: KWS 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 2.6%.
Keywords Studios plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Keywords Studios plc
- Ticker: KWS
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 1998
- Industry: IT Consulting and Other Services
- Sector: Software
- Implied Market Cap: UK£2.005b
- Shares outstanding: 75.99m
- Website: https://www.keywordsstudios.com
Number of Employees
- Keywords Studios plc
- Whelan House
- South County Business Park
- Co. Dublin
- D18 T9P8
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/21 21:26|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/21 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.