Kainos Group plc provides digital technology services and platforms for public and private organizations in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the United States, and internationally. More Details
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Flawless balance sheet with outstanding track record.
Share Price & News
How has Kainos Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: KNOS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: KNOS's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: KNOS exceeded the UK IT industry which returned 50% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KNOS exceeded the UK Market which returned 28% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Kainos Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 day ago | Simply Wall StHave Insiders Been Selling Kainos Group plc (LON:KNOS) Shares?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StAre Strong Financial Prospects The Force That Is Driving The Momentum In Kainos Group plc's LON:KNOS) Stock?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StShareholders of Kainos Group (LON:KNOS) Must Be Delighted With Their 644% Total Return
Is Kainos Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: KNOS (£13.93) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£6.19)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KNOS is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KNOS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (59.3x) compared to the UK IT industry average (52.2x).
PE vs Market: KNOS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (59.3x) compared to the UK market (25.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KNOS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (8.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KNOS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (23.3x) compared to the GB IT industry average (4.4x).
How is Kainos Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KNOS's forecast earnings growth (7.1% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: KNOS's earnings (7.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (17.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: KNOS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: KNOS's revenue (7.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KNOS's revenue (7.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: KNOS's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (34.2%)
How has Kainos Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KNOS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: KNOS's current net profit margins (14.2%) are higher than last year (11.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KNOS's earnings have grown by 18% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: KNOS's earnings growth over the past year (44.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (18% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: KNOS earnings growth over the past year (44.4%) exceeded the IT industry 6.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: KNOS's Return on Equity (39.1%) is considered high.
How is Kainos Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KNOS's short term assets (£106.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (£53.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: KNOS's short term assets (£106.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (£4.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KNOS is debt free.
Reducing Debt: KNOS has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KNOS has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: KNOS has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Kainos Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: KNOS's dividend (0.92%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.37%).
High Dividend: KNOS's dividend (0.92%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.07%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: KNOS has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: KNOS's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (27.2%), KNOS's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: KNOS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (56.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Brendan Mooney (53 yo)
Dr. Brendan Mooney has been the Chief Executive Officer of Kainos Group plc since 2001. Dr. Mooney is responsible for setting the strategic direction of Kainos and for overseeing profitable growth. He has ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Brendan's total compensation ($USD958.34K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.36M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Brendan's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: KNOS's management team is seasoned and experienced (10 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: KNOS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.5 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Kainos Group plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Kainos Group plc
- Ticker: KNOS
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1986
- Industry: IT Consulting and Other Services
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: UK£1.710b
- Shares outstanding: 122.79m
- Website: https://www.kainos.com
Number of Employees
- Kainos Group plc
- Kainos House
- 4-6 Upper Crescent
- County Antrim
- BT7 1NT
- United Kingdom
Kainos Group plc provides digital technology services and platforms for public and private organizations in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the United States, and internationally. It operates ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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