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Market Cap

UK£88.9m

Last Updated

2021/05/10 18:22 UTC

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Executive Summary

Sopheon plc designs, develops, and markets software products with associated implementation and consultancy services in North America and Europe. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and overvalued.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

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

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

SPE

-2.0%

GB Software

2.4%

GB Market


1 Year Return

13.3%

SPE

4.3%

GB Software

25.6%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: SPE exceeded the UK Software industry which returned 5.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SPE underperformed the UK Market which returned 26.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SPEIndustryMarket
7 Day0%-2.0%2.4%
30 Day-2.3%-6.5%3.4%
90 Day-8.6%-3.2%9.1%
1 Year13.8%13.3%13.9%4.3%31.1%25.6%
3 Year-14.1%-15.0%18.1%4.2%13.0%-0.03%
5 Year848.8%839.2%30.7%6.5%51.0%22.4%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

81.01x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SPE (£8.5) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.64)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SPE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (81x) compared to the GB Software industry average (56.6x).

PE vs Market: SPE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (81x) compared to the UK market (26.4x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: SPE's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SPE is good value based on its PB Ratio (4x) compared to the GB Software industry average (4.3x).


Future Growth

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

-126.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SPE's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-126.4% per year).

Earnings vs Market: SPE's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-126.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: SPE's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: SPE's revenue (9.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SPE's revenue (9.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SPE's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (1.7%).


Past Performance

How has Sopheon performed over the past 5 years?

-4.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SPE has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SPE's current net profit margins (5%) are lower than last year (6.8%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SPE's earnings have declined by 4.8% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: SPE had negative earnings growth (-26.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Software industry average (4.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: SPE's Return on Equity (5%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Sopheon's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SPE's short term assets ($36.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($17.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: SPE's short term assets ($36.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($546.0K).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SPE is debt free.

Reducing Debt: SPE has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 109.8%.

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

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


Balance Sheet


Dividend

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

0.37%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayMay 11 2021Ex Dividend DateJun 10 2021Dividend Pay DateJul 09 202129 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 30 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SPE's dividend (0.38%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.35%).

High Dividend: SPE's dividend (0.38%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.03%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: SPE is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: SPE 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: SPE is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SPE'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?

10.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Greg Coticchia (57 yo)

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Tenure

Mr. Gregory Coticchia, also known as Greg, serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Sopheon plc since March 31, 2021and served as its President from October 2020 until March 2021. Mr. Coticchia i...


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: SPE's management team is seasoned and experienced (10.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: SPE's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 18.7 years average tenure).


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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.7%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: Sopheon plc
  • Ticker: SPE
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1993
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: UK£88.855m
  • Shares outstanding: 10.45m
  • Website: https://www.sopheon.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Sopheon plc
  • Dorna House One
  • 50 Guildford Road
  • West End
  • Surrey
  • GU24 9PW
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Biography

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...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/05/10 18:22
End of Day Share Price2021/05/10 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.