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Watchstone Group

AIM:WTG
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet and overvalued.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
WTG
AIM
£42M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Software
Company description

Watchstone Group plc provides technology solutions to the insurance, automotive, and healthcare industries in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and internationally. The last earnings update was 234 days ago. More info.


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WTG Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-0.3%
AIM:WTG
1.2%
GB IT
0.6%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
-10.9%
AIM:WTG
-0.1%
GB IT
1.1%
GB Market
WTG Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Watchstone Group (WTG) -0.3% -1.7% -5% -10.9% -60.5% -97.5%
GB IT 1.2% 6.2% 14.1% -0.1% 55.4% -6.4%
GB Market 0.6% 1.9% 6.9% 1.1% 15.6% 6.2%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • WTG underperformed the IT industry which returned -0.1% over the past year.
  • WTG underperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned 1.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility
WTG
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Watchstone Group 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
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for Watchstone Group. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is £0.904.
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 Watchstone Group's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Watchstone Group's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AIM:WTG PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-06-30) in GBP £-0.18
AIM:WTG Share Price ** AIM (2019-04-18) in GBP £0.9
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 24 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 27.11x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 797 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.29x

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

** Primary Listing of Watchstone Group.

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

= AIM:WTG Share Price ÷ EPS (both in GBP)

= 0.9 ÷ -0.18

-5.08x

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

  • Watchstone Group is loss making, we can't compare its value to the GB IT industry average.
  • Watchstone Group is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Watchstone Group's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AIM:WTG PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -5.08x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts
Not available
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 17 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 1.5x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 564 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.48x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

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

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Watchstone Group, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Watchstone Group's assets?
Raw Data
AIM:WTG PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-06-30) in GBP £1.36
AIM:WTG Share Price * AIM (2019-04-18) in GBP £0.9
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 45 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 3.76x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,367 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.51x
AIM:WTG PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= AIM:WTG Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in GBP)

= 0.9 ÷ 1.36

0.67x

* Primary Listing of Watchstone Group.

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

  • Watchstone Group is good value based on assets compared to the GB IT industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Watchstone Group'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 IT 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 IT industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Watchstone Group 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.

Future Performance

 How is Watchstone Group expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

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
7.2%
Expected annual growth in revenue.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Watchstone Group expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Watchstone Group's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Watchstone Group's earnings growth to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Watchstone Group'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:WTG Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
AIM:WTG Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 1 Analysts 7.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 9.3%
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:WTG Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (9 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
AIM:WTG Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 49 1
2019-12-31 45 1
2018-12-31 41 1
AIM:WTG Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-06-30 42 -10 -8
2018-03-31 43 -13 -6
2017-12-31 45 -16 -4
2017-09-30 38 -16 -24
2017-06-30 36 -17 -46
2017-03-31 40 -18 -50
2016-12-31 44 -20 -54
2016-09-30 52 -22 -98
2016-06-30 60 -24 -142
2016-03-31 59 -46 -153
2015-12-31 59 -68 -164

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Watchstone Group is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Watchstone Group's revenue is expected to grow by 7.2% 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:WTG Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (9 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Watchstone Group Company Filings, last reported 9 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:WTG Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31
2019-12-31
2018-12-31
AIM:WTG Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2018-06-30 -0.18
2018-03-31 -0.13
2017-12-31 -0.09
2017-09-30 -0.52
2017-06-30 -0.99
2017-03-31 -1.08
2016-12-31 -1.18
2016-09-30 -2.13
2016-06-30 -3.12
2016-03-31 -3.33
2015-12-31 -3.63

*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.
  • Unable to establish if Watchstone Group will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Watchstone Group'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.
Watchstone Group has a total score of 1/6, 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.

Past Performance

  How has Watchstone Group performed over the past 5 years?

  • Watchstone Group's last earnings update was 234 days ago.
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 Watchstone Group's growth in the last year to its industry (IT).
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.
  • Watchstone Group does not make a profit even though their year on year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Watchstone Group's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Watchstone Group's 1-year growth to the GB IT industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Watchstone Group'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 Watchstone Group Company Filings, last reported 9 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:WTG Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-06-30 41.69 -8.20 23.79
2018-03-31 43.29 -6.19 24.95
2017-12-31 44.88 -4.18 26.10
2017-09-30 37.90 -23.87 22.85
2017-06-30 36.30 -45.62 19.71
2017-03-31 39.97 -49.86 24.61
2016-12-31 43.65 -54.10 29.51
2016-09-30 51.77 -98.09 40.36
2016-06-30 59.89 -142.07 51.21
2016-03-31 59.34 -153.19 55.99
2015-12-31 58.78 -164.30 60.78
2015-06-30 46.43 -205.01 57.30
2015-03-31 53.28 -205.26 59.85
2014-12-31 60.13 -205.52 62.41
2014-06-30 -59.45 -67.25 47.45
2014-03-31 0.79 -36.86 40.11
2013-12-31 61.03 -6.47 32.78
2013-09-30 330.40 63.33 55.62
2013-06-30 280.68 47.87 46.16
2013-03-31 221.84 37.58 38.01
2012-12-31 163.00 27.30 29.86

*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.
  • It is difficult to establish if Watchstone Group has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Watchstone Group has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the GB IT industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Watchstone Group improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Watchstone Group'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 IT 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.
Watchstone Group has a total score of 0/6, 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.

Health

 How is Watchstone Group'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 Watchstone Group's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Watchstone Group is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Watchstone Group's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Watchstone Group'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 11.8x 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 Watchstone Group Company Filings, last reported 9 months ago.

AIM:WTG Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-06-30 63.24 5.46 58.39
2018-03-31 63.24 5.46 58.39
2017-12-31 66.07 6.00 62.81
2017-09-30 66.07 6.00 62.81
2017-06-30 66.53 6.06 67.19
2017-03-31 66.53 6.06 67.19
2016-12-31 68.54 6.40 81.21
2016-09-30 68.54 6.40 81.21
2016-06-30 130.63 6.77 93.85
2016-03-31 130.63 6.77 93.85
2015-12-31 137.11 5.61 103.20
2015-06-30 699.01 6.00 548.43
2015-03-31 699.01 6.00 548.43
2014-12-31 264.50 15.21 42.04
2014-06-30 929.81 66.06 84.98
2014-03-31 929.81 66.06 84.98
2013-12-31 445.66 59.38 199.60
2013-09-30 667.52 59.38 199.60
2013-06-30 350.90 49.32 35.21
2013-03-31 350.90 49.32 35.21
2012-12-31 272.16 30.67 48.05
  • Watchstone Group's level of debt (8.6%) 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 (13.9% vs 8.6% today).
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.

  • Watchstone Group has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on current free cash flow.
  • Watchstone Group has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -62.7% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Watchstone Group'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. Watchstone Group 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.

Dividends

 What is Watchstone Group'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%
Current annual income from Watchstone Group dividends. Estimated to be 55.31% next year.
If you bought £2,000 of Watchstone Group shares you are expected to receive £0 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?
  • Unable to evaluate Watchstone Group's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Watchstone Group's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
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:WTG 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 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 20 Stocks 2.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 706 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 5.2%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

AIM:WTG Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 1.00 1.00
2019-12-31 0.00 1.00
2018-12-31 0.00 1.00
AIM:WTG Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2015-09-30 0.000 0.000
2015-08-06 0.000 0.000
2014-05-23 0.150 1.393
2014-03-31 0.150 0.388

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Watchstone Group has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Watchstone Group's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Watchstone Group's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Watchstone Group has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Watchstone Group'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 Watchstone Group afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Watchstone Group 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.

Management

 What is the CEO of Watchstone Group'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
Stefan Borson
AGE 43
TENURE AS CEO 1.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Stefan Leon Borson has been Group Chief Executive Officer and Director at Watchstone Group Plc since January 2018. Mr. Borson served as Group General counsel at Watchstone Group Plc from August 2014 to January 2018 and served as its Secretary from May 29, 2015 to January 2018. Mr. Borson served as Group Chief Legal and Communications Officer at Watchstone Group Plc since August 21, 2014. Mr. Borson served as Chief Executive of Redbus Media Group at Redbus Limited. He served as Corporate Development Director at Clerkenwell Ventures Public Limited Company until April 2009. Mr. Borson spent over seven years in Corporate Finance at Investec Investment Bank specializing in the leisure and retail sectors. At Investec, he advised both private and public companies (including The Clapham House Group plc, Manchester City plc, Party Gaming plc, Sportingbet plc and Sportech plc) on a wide range of transactions, including acquisitions, takeovers, IPOs, pre-IPOs and debt and equity fundraisings. He joined Clerkenwell Ventures in August 2007. He has broad experience in law, corporate finance as well as commercial and operational management across a range of sectors. Mr. Borson served as a Director of Clerkenwell Ventures Public Limited Company from September 18, 2007 to March 2009. He qualified as a solicitor in 2000 with Addleshaw Goddard.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Stefan to compare compensation growth.
  • Insufficient data for Stefan to establish whether their remuneration is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure of the Watchstone Group management team in years:

3.9
Average Tenure
  • The tenure for the Watchstone Group management team is about average.
Management Team

Mark Williams

TITLE
Group Finance Director & Director
COMPENSATION
£606K
AGE
53
TENURE
3.9 yrs

Stefan Borson

TITLE
Group CEO & Director
AGE
43
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Michael Bancroft

TITLE
Head of Corporate Development

Mark Ford

TITLE
Chief Executive Officer of Home Advisory Services

Richard King

TITLE
Chief Executive Officer of Ingenie
TENURE
10.3 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Watchstone Group board of directors in years:

3.9
Average Tenure
59
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Watchstone Group board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Richard Rose

TITLE
Non-Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
£185K
AGE
62
TENURE
3.9 yrs

Mark Williams

TITLE
Group Finance Director & Director
COMPENSATION
£606K
AGE
53

Stefan Borson

TITLE
Group CEO & Director
AGE
43
TENURE
1.3 yrs

David Young

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£75K
AGE
56
TENURE
3.9 yrs

Michael Howard

TITLE
Senior Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£75K
AGE
76
TENURE
3.9 yrs

Paul Stanley

TITLE
Member of Strategy & Integration Advisory Board
TENURE
7.2 yrs

Steve Broughton

TITLE
Member of Strategy & Integration Advisory Board
AGE
71
TENURE
6.5 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 (£)
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Management checks
We assess Watchstone Group'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. Watchstone Group 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.

News

Simply Wall St News

The Watchstone Group (LON:WTG) Share Price Is Down 98% So Some Shareholders Are Very Salty

Imagine if you held Watchstone Group plc (LON:WTG) for half a decade as the share price tanked 98%. … Watchstone Group isn't a profitable company, so it is unlikely we'll see a strong correlation between its share price and its earnings per share (EPS). … In the last five years Watchstone Group saw its revenue shrink by 32% per year.

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Is Watchstone Group Plc (LON:WTG) A Financially Sound Company?

Watchstone Group Plc (LON:WTG) is a small-cap stock with a market capitalization of UK£47.76m. … While investors primarily focus on the growth potential and competitive landscape of the small-cap companies, they end up ignoring a key aspect, which could be the biggest threat to its existence: its financial health. … Companies operating in the IT industry,

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Watchstone Group Plc's (LON:WTG) Profit Outlook

Watchstone Group plc provides technology solutions to the insurance, automotive, and healthcare industries in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and internationally. … I’ve put together a brief outline of industry analyst expectations for WTG, its year of breakeven and its implied growth rate … See our latest analysis for Watchstone Group

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What does Watchstone Group Plc's (LON:WTG) Balance Sheet Tell Us About Its Future?

With this increase in debt, WTG's cash and short-term investments stands at UK£81.21M for investing into the business. … Moving onto cash from operations, its small level of operating cash flow means calculating cash-to-debt wouldn't be too useful, though these low levels of cash means that operational efficiency is worth a look. … Risk around debt is extremely low for WTG, and the company also has the ability and headroom to increase debt if needed going forward.Next Steps: WTG’s cash flow coverage indicates it could improve its operating efficiency in order to meet demand for debt repayments should unforeseen events arise.

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Is Watchstone Group Plc (LON:WTG) Growing Too Fast?

Given that Watchstone Group is spending more money than it earns, it will need to fund its expenses via external sources of capital. … AIM:WTG Income Statement Mar 23rd 18 When will Watchstone Group need to raise more cash? … Though, my cash burn analysis suggests that Watchstone Group has a cash runway of 1.9 years, given its current level of cash holdings.

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One Thing To Consider Before Buying Watchstone Group Plc (LON:WTG)

Based on this beta value, WTG appears to be a stock that an investor with a high-beta portfolio would look for to reduce risk exposure to the market. … WTG, with its market capitalisation of UK£47.30M, is a small-cap stock, which generally have higher beta than similar companies of larger size. … This is an interesting conclusion, since both WTG’s size and industry indicates the stock should have a higher beta than it currently has.

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Did Watchstone Group Plc's (LON:WTG) Recent Earnings Growth Beat The Trend?

View our latest analysis for Watchstone Group How Did WTG's Recent Performance Stack Up Against Its Past? … AIM:WTG Income Statement Mar 2nd 18 We can further assess Watchstone Group's loss by looking at what the industry has been experiencing over the past few years. … Each year, for the past five years Watchstone Group has seen an annual decline in revenue of -12.39%, on average.

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Is Watchstone Group Plc (LON:WTG) A Tech Industry Laggard Or Leader?

Below, I will examine the sector growth prospects, as well as evaluate whether Watchstone Group is lagging or leading its competitors in the industry. … View our latest analysis for Watchstone Group What’s the catalyst for Watchstone Group's sector growth? … Next Steps: Watchstone Group recently delivered an industry-beating growth rate in earnings, which is a positive for shareholders.

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Should You Buy Watchstone Group Plc (LON:WTG) At £0.992?

Watchstone Group Plc (AIM:WTG), a it company based in United Kingdom, saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the AIM, rising to the highs of £1.11 and falling to the lows of £0.98. … Great news for investors – Watchstone Group is still trading at a fairly cheap price. … Another thing to keep in mind is that Watchstone Group’s share price is quite stable relative to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta.

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Should You Be Concerned About Watchstone Group Plc's (LON:WTG) Investors?

Today, I will be analyzing Watchstone Group Plc’s (AIM:WTG) recent ownership structure, an important but not-so-popular subject among individual investors. … View our latest analysis for Watchstone Group AIM:WTG Ownership_summary Jan 30th 18 Institutional Ownership WTG's 78.93% institutional ownership seems enough to cause large share price movements in the case of significant share sell-off or acquisitions by institutions, particularly when there is a low level of public shares available on the market to trade. … Private Company Ownership Potential investors in WTG should also look at another important group of investors: private companies, with a stake of 1.68%, who are primarily invested because of strategic and capital gain interests.

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Company Info

Description

Watchstone Group plc provides technology solutions to the insurance, automotive, and healthcare industries in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Ingenie and Healthcare Services. It owns and operates physical rehabilitation clinics; and offers InnoCare, a clinic management software platform, as well as provides call center and customer service operation services. In addition, the company provides insurance broking services, as well as feedback and advice for drivers to enhance their driving skills. The company was formerly known as Quindell Plc and changed its name to Watchstone Group plc in November 2015. Watchstone Group plc was founded in 2000 and is based in Eastleigh, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: Watchstone Group plc
WTG
Exchange: AIM
Founded: 2000
£41,618,352
46,038,000
Website: http://www.watchstonegroup.com
Address: Watchstone Group plc
Highgate Court,
Tollgate,
Eastleigh,
Hampshire, SO53 3TY,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AIM WTG Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange AIM Market GB GBP 18. May 2011
OTCPK QUPP.F Ordinary Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 18. May 2011
DB M6FE Ordinary Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 18. May 2011
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
709
Watchstone Group employees.
Industry
Data Processing and Outsourced Services
Software
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/21 20:52
End of day share price update: 2019/04/18 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/01/31
Last earnings filing: 2018/08/30
Last earnings reported: 2018/06/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2017/12/31


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.