KCT Stock Overview
Kin and Carta plc provides technology, data, consultancy, and digital transformation services in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£2.99|
|52 Week High||UK£3.59|
|52 Week Low||UK£1.04|
|1 Month Change||11.99%|
|3 Month Change||6.79%|
|1 Year Change||183.41%|
|3 Year Change||187.22%|
|5 Year Change||140.64%|
|Change since IPO||13.69%|
Recent News & Updates
Estimating The Intrinsic Value Of Kin and Carta plc (LON:KCT)
Today we'll do a simple run through of a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of Kin and Carta plc...
|KCT||GB IT||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: KCT exceeded the UK IT industry which returned 29.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KCT exceeded the UK Market which returned 13.8% over the past year.
|KCT Average Weekly Movement||6.9%|
|IT Industry Average Movement||5.0%|
|Market Average Movement||4.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||9.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.5%|
Stable Share Price: KCT is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: KCT's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Kin and Carta plc provides technology, data, consultancy, and digital transformation services in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. The company offers cloud and platforms, digital products, data and AI, managed, digital experiences, and strategy and innovation services. It serves financial services, retail and distribution, industrial and agriculture, transportation, healthcare, and public and other sectors.
Kin and Carta Fundamentals Summary
|KCT fundamental statistics|
Is KCT overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|KCT income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£76.27m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jul 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.029|
|Net Profit Margin||-3.60%|
How did KCT perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Kin and Carta undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: KCT (£2.99) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£2.68)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KCT is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KCT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK IT industry average.
PE vs Market: KCT 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 KCT's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KCT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.3x) compared to the GB IT industry average (4.3x).
How is Kin and Carta forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KCT is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: KCT is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: KCT's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: KCT's revenue (15.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KCT's revenue (15.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if KCT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Kin and Carta performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KCT is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: KCT is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KCT is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 4.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare KCT's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: KCT is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the IT industry (13.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: KCT has a negative Return on Equity (-6.13%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Kin and Carta's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KCT's short term assets (£89.5M) exceed its short term liabilities (£50.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: KCT's short term assets (£89.5M) exceed its long term liabilities (£81.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KCT's net debt to equity ratio (23.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: KCT's debt to equity ratio has increased from 68.6% to 77.2% over the past 5 years.
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: Whilst unprofitable KCT has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: KCT is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by 11% per year.
What is Kin and Carta current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate KCT's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate KCT'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 KCT's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KCT's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: KCT is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of KCT's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mr. John Schwan serves as Chief Executive Officer at Kin and Carta plc (formerly known as St Ives plc) since August 04, 2018. He is an Executive Director at Kin and Carta plc (formerly known as St Ives plc...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD1.96M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.03M).
Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: KCT's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: KCT's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.2%.
Kin and Carta plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Kin and Carta plc
- Ticker: KCT
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1981
- Industry: IT Consulting and Other Services
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: UK£520.558m
- Shares outstanding: 174.10m
- Website: https://www.kinandcarta.com
Number of Employees
- Kin and Carta plc
- The Spitfire Building
- 71 Collier Street
- Greater London
- N1 9BE
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/11/30 21:38|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/11/30 00:00|
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.