NCC Group plc provides cyber security and risk mitigation services in the United Kingdom, North America, rest of Europe, and internationally. More Details
Reasonable growth potential with adequate balance sheet and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has NCC Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: NCC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: NCC's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: NCC exceeded the UK IT industry which returned 40.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: NCC exceeded the UK Market which returned 22.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is NCC Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 days ago | Simply Wall StInsider Buying: The NCC Group plc (LON:NCC) Non-Executive Chairman Just Bought 31% More Shares
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StAt UK£2.83, Is It Time To Put NCC Group plc (LON:NCC) On Your Watch List?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StIs NCC Group (LON:NCC) Using Too Much Debt?
Is NCC 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: NCC (£2.92) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£1.99)
Significantly Below Fair Value: NCC is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: NCC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (64.6x) compared to the UK IT industry average (52.3x).
PE vs Market: NCC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (64.6x) compared to the UK market (25.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: NCC is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: NCC is good value based on its PB Ratio (3.9x) compared to the GB IT industry average (4.5x).
How is NCC Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: NCC's forecast earnings growth (34.4% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: NCC's earnings (34.4% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (17.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: NCC's revenue (10.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: NCC's revenue (10.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: NCC's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.1%).
How has NCC Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: NCC has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: NCC's current net profit margins (4.7%) are lower than last year (5.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: NCC's earnings have grown significantly by 26.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: NCC's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: NCC had negative earnings growth (-5.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the IT industry average (6.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: NCC's Return on Equity (6%) is considered low.
How is NCC Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: NCC's short term assets (£177.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (£92.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: NCC's short term assets (£177.7M) exceed its long term liabilities (£137.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: NCC's debt to equity ratio (46.6%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: NCC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 46.2% to 46.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: NCC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (50.1%).
Interest Coverage: NCC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.1x coverage).
What is NCC Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: NCC's dividend (1.59%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.39%).
High Dividend: NCC's dividend (1.59%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.12%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: NCC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: NCC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (102.9%), NCC's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: NCC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (40.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mr. Adam Palser serves as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of NCC Group plc since December 01, 2017. Mr. Palser served as the Chief Executive Officer at NSL Limited since February 10, 2015 an...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Adam's total compensation ($USD1.05M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.37M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Adam's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: NCC's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: NCC's board of directors are considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: NCC insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 10.9%.
NCC Group plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: NCC Group plc
- Ticker: NCC
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1999
- Industry: IT Consulting and Other Services
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: UK£901.949m
- Shares outstanding: 308.89m
- Website: https://www.nccgroup.com/uk
Number of Employees
- NCC Group plc
- XYZ Building
- 2 Hardman Boulevard
- Greater Manchester
- M3 3AQ
- United Kingdom
NCC Group plc provides cyber security and risk mitigation services in the United Kingdom, North America, rest of Europe, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Assurance and Software Resili...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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