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ARB

Argo Blockchain LSE:ARB Stock Report

Last Price

UK£0.45

Market Cap

UK£213.0m

7D

-6.3%

1Y

-69.4%

Updated

25 May, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
ARB fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation5/6
Future Growth5/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health3/6
Dividends0/6

ARB Stock Overview

Argo Blockchain plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies mining business worldwide.

Argo Blockchain Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Argo Blockchain
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£0.45
52 Week HighUK£1.75
52 Week LowUK£0.42
Beta2.91
1 Month Change-31.82%
3 Month Change-26.23%
1 Year Change-69.39%
3 Year Change703.57%
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO260.00%

Recent News & Updates

May 21
Why We're Not Concerned Yet About Argo Blockchain plc's (LON:ARB) 27% Share Price Plunge

Why We're Not Concerned Yet About Argo Blockchain plc's (LON:ARB) 27% Share Price Plunge

The Argo Blockchain plc ( LON:ARB ) share price has fared very poorly over the last month, falling by a substantial...

May 10
Is Now The Time To Put Argo Blockchain (LON:ARB) On Your Watchlist?

Is Now The Time To Put Argo Blockchain (LON:ARB) On Your Watchlist?

Like a puppy chasing its tail, some new investors often chase 'the next big thing', even if that means buying 'story...

Shareholder Returns

ARBGB SoftwareGB Market
7D-6.3%-1.4%-0.4%
1Y-69.4%-17.7%-3.0%

Return vs Industry: ARB underperformed the UK Software industry which returned -17.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ARB underperformed the UK Market which returned -3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is ARB's price volatile compared to industry and market?
ARB volatility
ARB Average Weekly Movement13.2%
Software Industry Average Movement6.2%
Market Average Movement6.0%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market11.6%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market3.1%

Stable Share Price: ARB is more volatile than 90% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 13% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ARB's weekly volatility (13%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of UK stocks.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
201743Peter Wallhttps://www.argoblockchain.com

Argo Blockchain plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies mining business worldwide. It engages in mining purpose-built computers for cryptographic algorithms. The company was formerly known as GoSun Blockchain Limited and changed its name to Argo Blockchain plc in December 2017.

Argo Blockchain Fundamentals Summary

How do Argo Blockchain's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
ARB fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£212.98m
Earnings (TTM)UK£13.07m
Revenue (TTM)UK£75.48m

16.1x

P/E Ratio

2.8x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
ARB income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£75.48m
Cost of RevenueUK£13.55m
Gross ProfitUK£61.94m
Other ExpensesUK£48.87m
EarningsUK£13.07m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.028
Gross Margin82.06%
Net Profit Margin17.32%
Debt/Equity Ratio45.0%

How did ARB perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

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

Valuation Score

5/6

Valuation Score 5/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ARB (£0.45) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£3.91)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ARB is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.1x) compared to the UK Software industry average (41.7x).

PE vs Market: ARB is poor value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.1x) compared to the UK market (15.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: ARB is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.3x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ARB is good value based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (1.1x) compared to the GB Software industry average (2.7x).


Future Growth

How is Argo Blockchain forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?

Future Growth Score

5/6

Future Growth Score 5/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


52.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ARB's forecast earnings growth (52.6% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: ARB's earnings (52.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (11.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: ARB's revenue (51.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ARB's revenue (51.4% 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 ARB's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


Past Performance

How has Argo Blockchain performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

2/6

Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


103.6%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ARB has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: ARB's current net profit margins (17.3%) are lower than last year (75.8%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ARB's earnings have grown significantly by 103.6% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: ARB had negative earnings growth (-36.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Software industry average (-13.7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: ARB's Return on Equity (6.6%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Argo Blockchain's financial position?

Financial Health Score

3/6

Financial Health Score 3/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ARB's short term assets (£173.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (£72.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: ARB's short term assets (£173.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (£45.5M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ARB's net debt to equity ratio (40.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if ARB's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ARB's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: ARB's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.5x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Argo Blockchain current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

0/6

Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

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


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as ARB has not reported any payouts.


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Management

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

0.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Peter Wall (45 yo)

2.33yrs

Tenure

UK£4,054,177

Compensation

Mr. Peter G. Wall serves as Member of Blockchain Advisory Board at Nft Investments Plc since August 2021. He serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director at Argo Blockchain plc since January 01, 2020 and...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Peter's total compensation ($USD5.09M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD679.19K).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: ARB's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

Experienced Board: ARB's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 22.6%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Argo Blockchain plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Argo Blockchain plc
  • Ticker: ARB
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 2017
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£212.977m
  • Shares outstanding: 468.08m
  • Website: https://www.argoblockchain.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Argo Blockchain plc
  • 16 Great Queen Street
  • 9th Floor
  • London
  • Greater London
  • WC2B 5DG
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/25 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/25 00:00
Earnings2022/03/31
Annual Earnings2021/12/31


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.