Keywords Studios plc provides integrated outsourced creative and technical services to the video game industry. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with solid track record.
Share Price & News
How has Keywords Studios's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
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.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: KWS exceeded the UK IT industry which returned 50% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KWS exceeded the UK Market which returned 26.5% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Keywords Studios's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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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 (£26.1) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£10.08)
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 (98.7x) compared to the GB IT industry average (55.8x).
PE vs Market: KWS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (98.7x) compared to the UK market (26.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KWS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KWS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6x) compared to the GB IT industry average (4.2x).
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 (24.8% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: KWS's earnings (24.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (17.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: KWS's revenue (13.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KWS's revenue (13.8% 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 (13.1%).
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 (5.8%) are higher than last year (3.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KWS's earnings have grown significantly by 27% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: KWS's earnings growth over the past year (114.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (27% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: KWS earnings growth over the past year (114.7%) exceeded the IT industry 6.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: KWS's Return on Equity (5.8%) is considered low.
How is Keywords Studios's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KWS's short term assets (€189.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (€91.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: KWS's short term assets (€189.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (€36.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KWS's debt to equity ratio (0.05%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: KWS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 3.5% to 0.05% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KWS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (39189.7%).
Interest Coverage: KWS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (87.7x coverage).
What is Keywords Studios's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate KWS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate KWS'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 KWS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KWS's dividend payments have been 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
Jon Hauck (47 yo)
Mr. Jon Hauck serves as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director at Keywords Studios plc since October 14, 2019 and has been its Joint Interim Chief Executive Officer since March 15, 2021. Mr. Hauck ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jon's total compensation ($USD296.91K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.69M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Jon's compensation with company performance.
Experienced Management: KWS's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: KWS's board of directors are considered experienced (3.7 years average tenure).
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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 14.1%.
Keywords Studios plc's company bio, 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
- Market Cap: UK£1.946b
- Shares outstanding: 74.57m
- Website: https://www.keywordsstudios.com
Number of Employees
- Keywords Studios plc
- Whelan House
- South County Business Park
- Co. Dublin
- D18 T9P8
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 fo...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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