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Croma Security Solutions GroupAIM:CSSG Stock Report

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21 Jan, 2022


Company Financials
CSSG fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance1/6
Financial Health6/6

CSSG Stock Overview

Croma Security Solutions Group plc provides various security services in the United Kingdom.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Croma Security Solutions Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£0.88
52 Week HighUK£0.95
52 Week LowUK£0.62
1 Month Change0%
3 Month Change-2.24%
1 Year Change20.69%
3 Year Change1.16%
5 Year Change133.33%
Change since IPO-72.00%

Recent News & Updates

Oct 29
We Think Croma Security Solutions Group's (LON:CSSG) Solid Earnings Are Understated

We Think Croma Security Solutions Group's (LON:CSSG) Solid Earnings Are Understated

The market seemed underwhelmed by last week's earnings announcement from Croma Security Solutions Group plc ( LON:CSSG...

Feb 04
Why Croma Security Solutions Group's (LON:CSSG) CEO Pay Matters

Why Croma Security Solutions Group's (LON:CSSG) CEO Pay Matters

This article will reflect on the compensation paid to Roberto Fiorentino who has served as CEO of Croma Security...

Shareholder Returns

CSSGGB ElectronicGB Market

Return vs Industry: CSSG exceeded the UK Electronic industry which returned -0.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CSSG exceeded the UK Market which returned 8.7% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CSSG's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CSSG volatility
CSSG Average Weekly Movement2.4%
Electronic Industry Average Movement5.4%
Market Average Movement5.0%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.7%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.5%

Stable Share Price: CSSG is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CSSG's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1996987Roberto Fiorentino

Croma Security Solutions Group plc provides various security services in the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: Croma Vigilant, Croma Security Systems, and Croma Locksmiths. It offers manned guarding and asset protection services; CCTV security, fire, and alarm systems; locksmithing keys, locks, and safes; and identity management and access control solutions.

Croma Security Solutions Group Fundamentals Summary

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CSSG income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUK£27.15m
Gross ProfitUK£5.39m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.066
Gross Margin16.55%
Net Profit Margin3.00%
Debt/Equity Ratio0.2%

How did CSSG perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Croma Security Solutions Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CSSG (£0.88) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£1.05)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CSSG is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CSSG is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.3x) compared to the UK Electronic industry average (28.8x).

PE vs Market: CSSG is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.3x) compared to the UK market (19.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CSSG's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CSSG is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the GB Electronic industry average (2.6x).

Future Growth

How is Croma Security Solutions Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Tech industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Croma Security Solutions Group has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has Croma Security Solutions Group performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CSSG has a large one-off gain of £764.0K impacting its June 30 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: CSSG became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CSSG's earnings have declined by 3.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CSSG has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: CSSG has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electronic industry (10.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: CSSG's Return on Equity (7.9%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Croma Security Solutions Group's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CSSG's short term assets (£11.2M) exceed its short term liabilities (£6.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: CSSG's short term assets (£11.2M) exceed its long term liabilities (£855.0K).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CSSG has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: CSSG's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 5.4% to 0.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CSSG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (8288.5%).

Interest Coverage: CSSG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (12.2x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Croma Security Solutions Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CSSG's dividend (2.29%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.37%).

High Dividend: CSSG's dividend (2.29%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.04%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CSSG has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: CSSG's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 7 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30.5%), CSSG's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

Next Steps


How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Roberto Fiorentino (57 yo)





Mr. Roberto Michele Fiorentino has been the Chief Executive Officer at Croma Security Solutions Group Plc since March 27, 2012. Mr. Fiorentino serves as the Managing Director of CSS Total Security Ltd. and...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Roberto's total compensation ($USD332.20K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD329.57K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Roberto's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CSSG's management team is seasoned and experienced (9.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: CSSG's board of directors are considered experienced (9.8 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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Croma Security Solutions Group plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Croma Security Solutions Group plc
  • Ticker: CSSG
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
  • Sector: Tech
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£13.039m
  • Shares outstanding: 14.90m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Croma Security Solutions Group plc
  • Unit 7 & 8
  • Fulcrum 4
  • Whiteley
  • Hampshire
  • PO15 7FT
  • United Kingdom


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/21 21:19
End of Day Share Price2022/01/21 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/06/30

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.