Softcat plc primarily acts as a value-added IT reseller and IT infrastructure solutions provider in the United Kingdom. More Details
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Share Price & News
How has Softcat's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SCT is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SCT's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SCT exceeded the UK IT industry which returned 33.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SCT exceeded the UK Market which returned 16% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Softcat's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 days ago | Simply Wall StSoftcat (LON:SCT) Has Rewarded Shareholders With An Exceptional 531% Total Return On Their Investment
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StSoftcat plc's (LON:SCT) Stock's On An Uptrend: Are Strong Financials Guiding The Market?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StSoftcat plc (LON:SCT) Insiders Have Been Selling
Is Softcat 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: SCT (£17.43) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£7.83)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SCT is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SCT is good value based on its PE Ratio (38.9x) compared to the UK IT industry average (41.1x).
PE vs Market: SCT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (38.9x) compared to the UK market (25.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SCT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (9.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SCT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (24.6x) compared to the GB IT industry average (4.3x).
How is Softcat forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SCT's forecast earnings growth (4.1% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: SCT's earnings (4.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (17.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SCT's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: SCT's revenue (8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SCT'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: SCT's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (48.7%).
How has Softcat performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SCT has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SCT's current net profit margins (7.9%) are higher than last year (6.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SCT's earnings have grown significantly by 21.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SCT's earnings growth over the past year (20%) is below its 5-year average (21.5% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: SCT earnings growth over the past year (20%) exceeded the IT industry -10.9%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: SCT's Return on Equity (63.3%) is considered outstanding.
How is Softcat's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SCT's short term assets (£369.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (£244.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: SCT's short term assets (£369.1M) exceed its long term liabilities (£9.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SCT is debt free.
Reducing Debt: SCT has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SCT has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: SCT has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Softcat current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SCT's dividend (1.17%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.29%).
High Dividend: SCT's dividend (1.17%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.07%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SCT has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: SCT's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (51.3%), SCT's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SCT's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (56% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Graeme Watt (58 yo)
Mr. Graeme A. Watt has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Softcat plc since April 1, 2018. Mr. Watt serves as the President for EMEA Operations at Tenva TS Holdings Limited (formerly, Avnet T...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Graeme's total compensation ($USD1.37M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.65M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Graeme's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: SCT's management team is considered experienced (3.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: SCT's board of directors are considered experienced (3.2 years average tenure).
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.
Softcat plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Softcat plc
- Ticker: SCT
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1987
- Industry: IT Consulting and Other Services
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: UK£3.457b
- Shares outstanding: 198.33m
- Website: https://www.softcat.com
Number of Employees
- Softcat plc
- Solar House
- Fieldhouse Lane
- SL7 1LW
- United Kingdom
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Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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