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Croma Security Solutions Group

Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and fair value.

Share Price & News

How has Croma Security Solutions Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CSSG has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-3.3%

CSSG

-5.3%

GB Electronic

-3.9%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-20.1%

CSSG

15.2%

GB Electronic

-16.0%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: CSSG underperformed the UK Electronic industry which returned 15.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CSSG underperformed the UK Market which returned -16% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CSSGIndustryMarket
7 Day-3.3%-5.3%-3.9%
30 Day-4.5%-1.0%-3.9%
90 Day-2.0%4.0%-3.1%
1 Year-18.4%-20.1%16.5%15.2%-12.6%-16.0%
3 Year74.4%66.7%40.7%35.2%-7.6%-18.9%
5 Year65.1%54.7%130.6%114.3%19.7%-7.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Croma Security Solutions Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

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

12.1x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CSSG (£0.74) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.46)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CSSG is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CSSG is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.1x) compared to the GB Electronic industry average (18.4x).

PE vs Market: CSSG is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.1x) compared to the UK market (17.4x).


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 (0.9x) compared to the GB Electronic industry average (2.3x).


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Future Growth

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

17.0%

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.


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Past Performance

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

39.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CSSG has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CSSG's current net profit margins (2.7%) are lower than last year (4.5%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CSSG's earnings have grown significantly by 39.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CSSG's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: CSSG had negative earnings growth (-44.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electronic industry average (-2.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CSSG's Return on Equity (7.3%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Croma Security Solutions Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CSSG's short term assets (£11.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (£7.3M).

Long Term Liabilities: CSSG's short term assets (£11.0M) exceed its long term liabilities (£1.1M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CSSG's debt to equity ratio (0.2%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: CSSG had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.

Debt Coverage: CSSG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (6726.1%).

Interest Coverage: CSSG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (52x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

2.04%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CSSG's dividend (2.04%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.83%).

High Dividend: CSSG's dividend (2.04%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.26%).


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 6 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (18.1%), 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.


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Management

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

8.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Roberto Fiorentino (56 yo)

8.5yrs

Tenure

UK£239,000

Compensation

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 ($USD305.70K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD351.16K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Sebastian Morley
Executive Chairman8.67yrsUK£180.00k3.86%
£ 422.6k
Roberto Fiorentino
CEO & Executive Director8.5yrsUK£239.00k26.18%
£ 2.9m
Richard Juett
Finance Director & Executive Director4.42yrsUK£83.00k0.084%
£ 9.2k
David Bretel
Managing Director of Croma Defense Systems Limited13.08yrsUK£93.77kno data

8.5yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CSSG's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.5 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Sebastian Morley
Executive Chairman8.67yrsUK£180.00k3.86%
£ 422.6k
Roberto Fiorentino
CEO & Executive Director8.5yrsUK£239.00k26.18%
£ 2.9m
Richard Juett
Finance Director & Executive Director4.42yrsUK£83.00k0.084%
£ 9.2k
Andrew Hewson
Non-Executive Directorno dataUK£26.00k1.37%
£ 149.6k
Charles McMicking
Non-Executive Director8.5yrsUK£25.00k0.44%
£ 47.8k

8.5yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CSSG's board of directors are considered experienced (8.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CSSG 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 company bio, 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
  • Market Cap: UK£10.953m
  • Shares outstanding: 14.90m
  • Website: https://www.cssgplc.com

Number of Employees


Location

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

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CSSGAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJul 2000

Biography

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 of ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/09/24 03:34
End of Day Share Price2020/09/23 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/06/30


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.