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
Flawless balance sheet with moderate growth potential.
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's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: KNOS exceeded the UK IT industry which returned 19.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KNOS exceeded the UK Market which returned -14.8% over the past year.
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 week ago | Simply Wall StAre Kainos Group's (LON:KNOS) Statutory Earnings A Good Reflection Of Its Earnings Potential?
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StA Quick Analysis On Kainos Group's (LON:KNOS) CEO Compensation
1 month ago | Simply Wall StIs There Now An Opportunity In Kainos Group plc (LON:KNOS)?
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 (£12.8) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£4.78)
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 (82.8x) compared to the GB IT industry average (37.2x).
PE vs Market: KNOS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (82.8x) compared to the UK market (18.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KNOS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (9.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KNOS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (26.4x) compared to the GB IT industry average (2.6x).
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 (9.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.2%).
Earnings vs Market: KNOS's earnings (9.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (24.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: KNOS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: KNOS's revenue (8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KNOS's revenue (8% 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 (30.2%)
How has Kainos Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KNOS has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: KNOS's current net profit margins (10.4%) are lower than last year (11.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KNOS's earnings have grown by 13.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: KNOS's earnings growth over the past year (9.5%) is below its 5-year average (13.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: KNOS earnings growth over the past year (9.5%) underperformed the IT industry 9.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: KNOS's Return on Equity (31.4%) is considered high.
How is Kainos Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KNOS's short term assets (£89.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (£49.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: KNOS's short term assets (£89.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (£5.0M).
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?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate KNOS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate KNOS'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 KNOS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KNOS's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: KNOS is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of KNOS'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
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 ($USD885.13K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.76M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Brendan's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Executive Director||19.75yrs||UK£683.00k||11.61% |
|CFO, COO & Executive Director||no data||UK£693.00k||3.85% |
|Senior VP of Business Development & Executive Director||no data||UK£697.00k||6.15% |
|Chief Technology Officer||15.75yrs||no data||no data|
|General Counsel & Company Secretary||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of WorkSmart Division||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief People Officer||5.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Copenhagen Office||3yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Operating Officer of Workday Practice||0.75yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: KNOS's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: KNOS insiders have only sold shares 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£1.566b
- Shares outstanding: 122.33m
- Website: https://www.kainos.com
Number of Employees
- Kainos Group plc
- Kainos House
- 4-6 Upper Crescent
- County Antrim
- BT7 1NT
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|KNOS||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Jul 2015|
|1KG||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jul 2015|
|KNOSL||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Jul 2015|
|KNNN.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jul 2015|
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
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/10/20 22:25|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/10/20 00:00|
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