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Executive Summary

WANdisco plc engages in the development and provision of collaboration software in North America, Europe, and internationally.


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with limited growth.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: WAND's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-2.9%

WAND

-1.9%

GB Software

-2.5%

GB Market


1 Year Return

28.1%

WAND

-11.8%

GB Software

-16.0%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: WAND exceeded the UK Software industry which returned -11.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WAND exceeded the UK Market which returned -16% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WANDIndustryMarket
7 Day-2.9%-1.9%-2.5%
30 Day-17.8%-1.5%-4.0%
90 Day10.5%11.2%4.9%
1 Year28.1%28.1%-10.0%-11.8%-12.1%-16.0%
3 Year0.8%0.8%-20.7%-32.1%-5.4%-17.1%
5 Year190.1%190.1%21.2%-1.5%11.6%-13.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

Valuation

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

12.14x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WAND (£6.02) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£4.22)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WAND is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the GB Software industry average.

PE vs Market: WAND is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WAND is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (12.1x) compared to the GB Software industry average (3.3x).


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Future Growth

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

18.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WAND is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: WAND is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: WAND is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: WAND's revenue (28.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (3.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WAND's revenue (28.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if WAND's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has WANdisco performed over the past 5 years?

10.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WAND is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: WAND is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WAND is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 10.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare WAND's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: WAND is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (12.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WAND has a negative Return on Equity (-93.67%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is WANdisco's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WAND's short term assets ($31.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($9.3M).

Long Term Liabilities: WAND's short term assets ($31.9M) exceed its long term liabilities ($4.1M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WAND's debt to equity ratio (7.4%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: WAND had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: WAND has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if WAND has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate WAND's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WAND'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 WAND's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WAND's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

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

3.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

David Richards (49yo)

3.75yrs

Tenure

US$896,000

Compensation

Mr. David James Richards Co-Founded WANdisco plc in 2005 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since October 6, 2016 and its President since October 13, 2016. Mr. Richards serves as Director of Grakn La ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD896.00K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD915.83K).

Compensation vs Earnings: David's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
David Richards
Co-Founder3.75yrsUS$896.00k4.13% $12.9m
Yeturu Aahlad
Inventor3.42yrsUS$170.00k4.76% $14.9m
Erik Miller
CFO & Director3.83yrsUS$402.00kno data
Larry Webster
General Counsel & Company Secretary3.33yrsno datano data
Peter Scott
Senior Vice President of Business Development - OEM Salesno datano datano data
Keith Graham
Senior Vice President of Global Sales4.5yrsno datano data
Daud Khan
Vice President of Corporate Developmentno datano datano data
Van Diamandakis
Senior Vice President of Marketing0.50yrno datano data
Anne Lynch
Senior Vice President of Human Resources3.33yrsno datano data
Konstantin Boudnik
VP & Chief Architect1.5yrsno datano data

3.5yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: WAND's management team is considered experienced (3.5 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
David Richards
Co-Founder3.75yrsUS$896.00k4.13% $12.9m
Yeturu Aahlad
Inventor3.42yrsUS$170.00k4.76% $14.9m
Erik Miller
CFO & Director3.83yrsUS$402.00kno data
Robert Corey
Vice Chairman & Senior Non-Executive Director1.67yrsUS$50.00kno data
Karl Monaghan
Independent Non-Executive Director3.58yrsUS$40.00k0.10% $325.5k
William Dollens
Non-Executive Director3.75yrsUS$40.00k1.03% $3.2m
Bob Corey
Vice Chairman1.67yrsno datano data

3.6yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: WAND's board of directors are considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: WAND insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 13.8%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: WANdisco plc
  • Ticker: WAND
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2005
  • Industry: Systems Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: UK£312.161m
  • Shares outstanding: 51.34m
  • Website: https://www.wandisco.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • WANdisco plc
  • Castle House
  • 1-13 Angel Street
  • Sheffield
  • South Yorkshire
  • S3 8LN
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WANDAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJun 2012
WANS.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJun 2012
WD4DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJun 2012

Biography

WANdisco plc engages in the development and provision of collaboration software in North America, Europe, and internationally. It offers WANdisco Fusion, an enterprise-class software platform that transfers data across various environments with guaranteed consistency, no downtime, no outages, and no risk; and DConE, a high-performance coordination engine able to work across wide-area networks. The company also offers LiveMigrator, a cloud migration tool to initiate a transfer of data from one cluster to another; LiveData Cloud Services for Azureto to facilitate petabyte scale cloud migration without business interruption; LiveAnalytics, an automated data and metadata replication solution; Apache Hive, a data warehouse system that allows easy data querying, analysis, and reporting of massive datasets distributed across various systems, file stores, and databases; Apache Ranger, which provides centralized security administration, fine-grained authorization, and centralized auditing within a single cluster; and Apache Sentry to control and enforce privileges on data for authenticated users and applications. In addition, it offers cloud analytics, hybrid cloud, multi cloud, and recovery solutions. WANdisco plc was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Sheffield, the United Kingdom. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/10 20:50
End of Day Share Price2020/07/10 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.