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Sopheon

AIM:SPE
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
SPE
AIM
£111M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Software
Company description

Sopheon plc designs, develops, and markets software products with associated implementation and consultancy services in North America and Europe. The last earnings update was 35 days ago. More info.


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SPE Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
8%
AIM:SPE
76.3%
GB Software
1.2%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
34.4%
AIM:SPE
109.1%
GB Software
2.5%
GB Market
SPE Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Sopheon (SPE) 8% 14.1% -13.8% 34.4% 1083.8% 1116.7%
GB Software 76.3% 81.8% 101.3% 109.1% 164.4% 273.1%
GB Market 1.2% 5.3% 9.8% 2.5% 16.9% 6.7%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • SPE underperformed the Software industry which returned 109.1% over the past year.
  • SPE outperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned 2.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility
SPE
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

SPE Value

 Is Sopheon undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Sopheon to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Sopheon.

AIM:SPE Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 8.5%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year GB Government Bond Rate 1.2%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for AIM:SPE
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year GB Govt Bond Rate 1.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6.7%
Software Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.14
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.137 (1 + (1- 19%) (0.25%))
1.093
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.09
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.23% + (1.093 * 6.65%)
8.5%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for AIM:SPE using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Sopheon is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

AIM:SPE DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 8.5%)
2019 5.99 Analyst x2 5.52
2020 6.64 Analyst x2 5.64
2021 7.15 Est @ 7.64% 5.60
2022 7.56 Est @ 5.71% 5.45
2023 7.89 Est @ 4.37% 5.25
2024 8.16 Est @ 3.43% 5.00
2025 8.38 Est @ 2.77% 4.74
2026 8.58 Est @ 2.3% 4.47
2027 8.75 Est @ 1.98% 4.20
2028 8.90 Est @ 1.75% 3.94
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $49.80
AIM:SPE DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $8.90 × (1 + 1.23%) ÷ (8.5% – 1.23%)
$123.93
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $123.93 ÷ (1 + 8.5%)10
$54.83
AIM:SPE Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $49.80 + $54.83
$104.62
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $104.62 / 10.15
$10.31
AIM:SPE Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Exchange Rate USD/GBP
(Reporting currency to currency of AIM:SPE)
0.775
Value per Share
(GBP)
= Value per Share in USD x Exchange Rate (USD/GBP)
= $10.31 x 0.775
£7.99
Value per share (GBP) From above. £7.99
Current discount Discount to share price of £10.95
= -1 x (£10.95 - £7.99) / £7.99
-37%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Sopheon is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Sopheon's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Sopheon's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AIM:SPE PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $0.69
AIM:SPE Share Price ** AIM (2019-04-25) in GBP £10.95
AIM:SPE Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (GBP/ USD) 1.29 $14.13
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Software Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 33 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 30.16x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 797 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.3x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Sopheon.

AIM:SPE PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= AIM:SPE Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 14.13 ÷ 0.69

20.6x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Sopheon is good value based on earnings compared to the GB Software industry average.
  • Sopheon is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Sopheon's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AIM:SPE PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 20.6x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts
-0.9%per year
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Software Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 21 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 1.67x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 566 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.5x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

AIM:SPE PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 20.6x ÷ -0.9%

-23.11x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Sopheon earnings are not expected to grow next year, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Sopheon's assets?
Raw Data
AIM:SPE PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $2.52
AIM:SPE Share Price * AIM (2019-04-25) in GBP £10.95
AIM:SPE Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (GBP/ USD) 1.29 $14.13
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Software Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 72 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 2.85x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,367 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.52x
AIM:SPE PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= AIM:SPE Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 14.13 ÷ 2.52

5.6x

* Primary Listing of Sopheon.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Sopheon is overvalued based on assets compared to the GB Software industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Sopheon's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Software industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Software industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Sopheon has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SPE Future Performance

 How is Sopheon expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
-0.9%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Sopheon expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Sopheon's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the low risk savings rate of 1.2%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Sopheon's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
  • Sopheon's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
AIM:SPE Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
AIM:SPE Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts -0.9%
AIM:SPE Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 2 Analysts 11.1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Software Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.6%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Software Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.4%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.8%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
AIM:SPE Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
AIM:SPE Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 42 10 7 2
2019-12-31 37 9 6 2
AIM:SPE Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 34 11 7
2018-09-30 33 10 7
2018-06-30 32 10 6
2018-03-31 30 8 6
2017-12-31 29 6 5
2017-09-30 26 6 5
2017-06-30 24 6 5
2017-03-31 24 6 4
2016-12-31 23 5 4
2016-09-30 24 5 4
2016-06-30 24 5 3
2016-03-31 22 5 2

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Sopheon's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is not considered high growth.
  • Sopheon's revenue is expected to grow by 11.1% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
AIM:SPE Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Sopheon Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:SPE Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 0.69 0.69 0.68 2.00
2019-12-31 0.59 0.62 0.57 2.00
AIM:SPE Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 0.69
2018-09-30 0.70
2018-06-30 0.71
2018-03-31 0.71
2017-12-31 0.72
2017-09-30 0.67
2017-06-30 0.61
2017-03-31 0.60
2016-12-31 0.59
2016-09-30 0.52
2016-06-30 0.45
2016-03-31 0.30

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Sopheon is expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Sopheon's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Sopheon has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SPE Past Performance

  How has Sopheon performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Sopheon's growth in the last year to its industry (Software).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Sopheon has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.
  • Sopheon's 1-year earnings growth is less than its 5-year average (28.7% vs 56.1%)
  • Sopheon's earnings growth has exceeded the GB Software industry average in the past year (28.7% vs 14.8%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Sopheon's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Sopheon Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:SPE Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 33.92 6.92 12.55 5.08
2018-09-30 32.94 6.58 12.31 4.85
2018-06-30 31.96 6.24 12.08 4.62
2018-03-31 30.25 5.81 11.58 4.44
2017-12-31 28.53 5.38 11.08 4.27
2017-09-30 26.35 4.94 10.37 4.12
2017-06-30 24.17 4.50 9.67 3.97
2017-03-31 23.69 4.41 9.40 3.93
2016-12-31 23.20 4.31 9.13 3.88
2016-09-30 23.60 3.78 9.36 4.09
2016-06-30 24.00 3.25 9.60 4.30
2016-03-31 22.44 2.19 9.46 4.28
2015-12-31 20.89 1.13 9.33 4.26
2015-09-30 19.19 -0.11 9.05 4.20
2015-06-30 17.49 -1.35 8.76 4.13
2015-03-31 17.89 -1.43 8.83 4.22
2014-12-31 18.30 -1.52 8.89 4.30
2014-09-30 19.10 -0.85 8.82 4.41
2014-06-30 19.91 -0.17 8.75 4.52
2014-03-31 20.38 0.18 8.75 4.65
2013-12-31 20.84 0.53 8.75 4.78
2013-09-30 21.32 0.45 8.92 4.82
2013-06-30 20.02 0.32 8.35 4.48
2013-03-31 19.62 0.37 8.41 4.28
2012-12-31 20.58 0.46 9.06 4.38
2012-09-30 19.69 0.60 8.83 4.12
2012-06-30 18.45 0.72 8.43 3.78

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Sopheon has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
  • Sopheon used its assets more efficiently than the GB Software industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Sopheon has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Sopheon's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Software industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Sopheon has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SPE Health

 How is Sopheon's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Sopheon's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Sopheon is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Sopheon has no long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Sopheon's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 87.6x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Sopheon Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

AIM:SPE Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 25.59 0.36 17.09
2018-09-30 25.59 0.36 17.09
2018-06-30 21.58 0.44 15.99
2018-03-31 21.58 0.44 15.99
2017-12-31 18.60 3.20 12.73
2017-09-30 18.60 3.20 12.73
2017-06-30 12.28 4.91 11.49
2017-03-31 12.28 4.91 11.49
2016-12-31 10.36 5.82 10.06
2016-09-30 10.36 5.82 10.06
2016-06-30 7.29 5.43 8.06
2016-03-31 7.29 5.43 8.06
2015-12-31 5.53 6.13 7.05
2015-09-30 5.53 6.13 7.05
2015-06-30 3.80 5.09 4.76
2015-03-31 3.80 5.09 4.76
2014-12-31 4.24 5.41 4.74
2014-09-30 4.24 5.41 4.74
2014-06-30 5.01 5.06 5.18
2014-03-31 5.01 5.06 5.18
2013-12-31 5.80 4.78 4.03
2013-09-30 5.68 4.68 3.94
2013-06-30 5.38 5.03 5.27
2013-03-31 5.38 5.02 5.26
2012-12-31 5.31 5.30 6.31
2012-09-30 5.26 5.25 6.26
2012-06-30 4.81 4.33 4.10
  • Sopheon's level of debt (1.4%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (82.6% vs 1.4% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (3006.2%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Sopheon earns more interest than it pays, coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Sopheon's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Sopheon has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SPE Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0.3%
Current annual income from Sopheon dividends. Estimated to be 0.39% next year.
If you bought £2,000 of Sopheon shares you are expected to receive £6 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Sopheon's pays a lower dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2.02%).
  • Sopheon's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (5.1%).
Upcoming dividend payment

Purchase Sopheon before the 'Buy Limit' to receive their next dividend payment.

Dividends are usually paid every 3 or 6 months, you can time your share purchase to take advantage of upcoming dividend payments.
Dividend payment calendar
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
AIM:SPE Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Software Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 29 Stocks 1.4%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 705 Stocks 4.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.1%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

AIM:SPE Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 0.06 2.00
2019-12-31 0.05 2.00
AIM:SPE Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-03-21 0.042 0.323
2018-03-22 0.031 0.258

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Sopheon is not paying a notable dividend for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, therefore no need to check if the payments are stable.
  • Sopheon is not paying a notable dividend for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, therefore no need to check if the payments are increasing.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Sopheon's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Sopheon's dividends as it is not paying a notable one for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Sopheon's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Sopheon's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Sopheon afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Sopheon has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SPE Management

 What is the CEO of Sopheon's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Andy Michuda
COMPENSATION $491,983
AGE 63
TENURE AS CEO 18.6 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Andrew Lloyd. Michuda, also known as Andy, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sopheon Plc since September 2000 and serves as Executive Director. Mr. Michuda was elected as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Teltech in April, 1997 and has served as a Director of Teltech since that time. He held the position of Vice President of Teltech from 1994 until 1997. Mr. Michuda earlier held senior leadership positions at Control Data, including general manager of the business that evolved into Decision Data, the world's largest independentcomputer services provider.

CEO Compensation
  • Andy's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
  • Andy's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Sopheon management team in years:

19.2
Average Tenure
63
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Sopheon management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Barry Mence

TITLE
Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
$319K
AGE
65

Andy Michuda

TITLE
CEO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$492K
AGE
63
TENURE
18.6 yrs

Arif Karimjee

TITLE
CFO, Finance Director
COMPENSATION
$285K
AGE
51
TENURE
19.2 yrs

Paul Heller

TITLE
Chief Technology Officer
TENURE
19.8 yrs

Ronald Helgeson

TITLE
Vice President of Corporate Communications
TENURE
19.3 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Sopheon board of directors in years:

26.3
Average Tenure
64
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Sopheon board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Barry Mence

TITLE
Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
$319K
AGE
65
TENURE
26.3 yrs

Andy Michuda

TITLE
CEO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$492K
AGE
63

Arif Karimjee

TITLE
CFO, Finance Director
COMPENSATION
$285K
AGE
51

Stuart Silcock

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$34K
AGE
70
TENURE
26.3 yrs

Dan Metzger

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$34K
AGE
64
TENURE
16.6 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (£) Value (£)
X
Management checks
We assess Sopheon's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Sopheon has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SPE News

Simply Wall St News

Should You Care About Sopheon plc’s (LON:SPE) Cash Levels?

If you are currently a shareholder in Sopheon plc (LON:SPE), or considering investing in the stock, you need to examine how the business generates cash, and how it is reinvested. … Sopheon’s free cash flow (FCF) is the level of cash flow the business generates from its operational activities, after it reinvests in the company as capital expenditure. … I will be analysing Sopheon’s FCF by looking at its FCF yield and its operating cash flow growth.

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Sopheon (LON:SPE) Shareholders Have Enjoyed A Magnificent 1052% Share Price Gain

Take, for example, the Sopheon plc (LON:SPE) share price, which skyrocketed 1052% over three years. … While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, share prices reflect investor sentiment, not just underlying business performance. … By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time.

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Is Sopheon plc's (LON:SPE) CEO Salary Justified?

First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. … How Does Andy Michuda's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … We examined a group of similar sized companies, with market capitalizations of below US$200m

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Should You Think About Buying Sopheon plc (LON:SPE) Now?

As a small cap stock, hardly covered by any analysts, there is generally more of an opportunity for mispricing as there is less activity to push the stock closer to fair value? … Is there still an opportunity here to buy. … Today I will analyse the most recent data on Sopheon’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists

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Sopheon plc (LON:SPE) Is Employing Capital Very Effectively

Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), in the hopes of getting some insight into the business. … Return On Capital Employed (ROCE): What is it? … Analysts use this formula to calculate return on capital employed:

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Does Sopheon plc (LON:SPE) Have A Volatile Share Price?

If you're interested in Sopheon plc (LON:SPE), then you might want to consider its beta (a measure of share price volatility) in order to understand how the stock could impact your portfolio. … Beta is a widely used metric to measure a stock's exposure to market risk (volatility). … A stock with a beta below one is either less volatile than the market, or more volatile but not corellated with the overall market.

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Is Sopheon plc's (LON:SPE) P/E Ratio Really That Good?

This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). … Price to Earnings Ratio = Price per Share (in the reporting currency) ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS) … P/E of 18.76 = $13.3 (Note: this is the share price in the reporting currency, namely, USD ) ÷ $0.71

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Why Sopheon plc (LON:SPE) Looks Like A Quality Company

With that in mind, this article will work through how we can use Return On Equity (ROE) to better understand a business. … One way to conceptualize this, is that for each £1 of shareholders' equity it has, the company made £0.29 in profit. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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Should Sopheon plc (LON:SPE) Be Your Next Stock Pick?

As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. … By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. … is a company with great financial health as well as a.

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What Should Investors Know About Sopheon plc's (LON:SPE) Capital Returns?

This is because the actual cash flow generated by the business dictates the potential for income (dividends) and capital appreciation (price increases), which are the two ways to achieve positive returns when buying a stock. … To understand Sopheon’s capital returns we will look at a useful metric called return on capital employed. … This will tell us if the company is growing your capital and placing you in good stead to sell your shares at a profit

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SPE Company Info

Description

Sopheon plc designs, develops, and markets software products with associated implementation and consultancy services in North America and Europe. The company’s software products comprise Accolade, Accolade Express, Accolade Cloud, Accolade Go, Accolade Integration, and Accolade Accelerators. Its solutions provide support for innovation planning, road mapping, idea and concept development, process and project management, portfolio management and optimization, and resource planning, as well as analytics, collaborative workflow, product lifecycle management, and stage-gate automation. The company also offers services, such as assessments, consulting, implementation, training, and support; and maintenance, hosting, and cloud services, as well as software as a service. It serves customers in the aerospace and defense, automotive, chemical and coatings, consumer goods, food and beverage, high tech, industrial, and other sectors. The company was formerly known as PolyDoc and changed its name to Sopheon plc in 1999. Sopheon plc was founded in 1993 and is based in West End, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: Sopheon plc
SPE
Exchange: AIM
Founded: 1993
£111,092,852
10,145,466
Website: http://www.sopheon.com
Address: Sopheon plc
Dorna House One,
Guildford Road,
West End,
Surrey, GU24 9PW,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AIM SPE Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange AIM Market GB GBP 10. Sep 1996
OTCPK SOPE.F Ordinary Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 10. Sep 1996
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
147
Sopheon employees.
Industry
Application Software
Software
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/25 20:37
End of day share price update: 2019/04/25 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/03/22
Last earnings filing: 2019/03/21
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.