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Executive Summary

Oxford Metrics plc provides software for infrastructure asset management and motion measurement. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet established dividend payer.

Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: OMG is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: OMG's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




GB Software


GB Market

1 Year Return




GB Software


GB Market

Return vs Industry: OMG exceeded the UK Software industry which returned 6.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: OMG exceeded the UK Market which returned 17% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.9%1.0%-0.4%
30 Day3.9%4.5%-1.2%
90 Day9.7%1.4%0.7%
1 Year50.0%47.3%15.5%5.7%21.9%16.6%
3 Year54.4%43.3%27.4%11.7%11.7%-1.1%
5 Year185.6%154.4%17.2%-6.6%40.1%13.1%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


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


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: OMG (£1.08) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£2.44)

Significantly Below Fair Value: OMG is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: OMG is good value based on its PE Ratio (47.9x) compared to the UK Software industry average (50.1x).

PE vs Market: OMG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (47.9x) compared to the UK market (23.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: OMG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.6x) compared to the GB Software industry average (4.3x).

Future Growth

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


Forecasted annual revenue growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if OMG's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if OMG'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: OMG's revenue (9.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: OMG's revenue (9.5% 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 OMG's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

Past Performance

How has Oxford Metrics performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: OMG has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: OMG's current net profit margins (9.2%) are higher than last year (8.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: OMG's earnings have declined by 15% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: OMG's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: OMG had negative earnings growth (-7.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Software industry average (-7.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: OMG's Return on Equity (9.5%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Oxford Metrics's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: OMG's short term assets (£27.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (£11.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: OMG's short term assets (£27.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (£4.4M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: OMG is debt free.

Reducing Debt: OMG has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: OMG has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: OMG has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet


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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: OMG's dividend (1.67%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.32%).

High Dividend: OMG's dividend (1.67%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.04%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: OMG's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: OMG's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (80.1%), OMG's payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: OMG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (67.4% payout ratio).

Next Steps


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


Average board tenure


Nick Bolton (52 yo)





Mr. Nicholas Paul Bolton, also known as Nick, serves as Chief Executive Officer at Oxford Metrics plc since May 27, 2005 and serves as its Executive Director. Mr. Bolton serves as the Chief Executive Offic...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Nick's total compensation ($USD543.39K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD569.53K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Nick's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.

Board Members

Experienced Board: OMG's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 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

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: Oxford Metrics plc
  • Ticker: OMG
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1984
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: UK£136.458m
  • Shares outstanding: 126.94m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Oxford Metrics plc
  • 6 Oxford Industrial Park
  • Unit 6
  • Yarnton
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX5 1QU
  • United Kingdom



Oxford Metrics plc provides software for infrastructure asset management and motion measurement. It operates through Vicon Group and Yotta Group segments. The Vicon Group segment engages in the development...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/07/22 22:03
End of Day Share Price2021/07/22 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/09/30

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.