Touchstar plc, together with its subsidiaries, designs and builds rugged mobile computing devices in the United Kingdom, Europe, and internationally.
Excellent balance sheet and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Touchstar's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: TST's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: TST matched the UK Communications industry which returned 52.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: TST exceeded the UK Market which returned -16% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Touchstar's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Touchstar 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: TST (£0.54) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£6.1)
Significantly Below Fair Value: TST is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: TST is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the GB Communications industry average.
PE vs Market: TST is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate TST's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: TST is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.4x) compared to the GB Communications industry average (2x).
How is Touchstar forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Forecasted Tech industry annual growth in earnings
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if TST's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (1.2%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if TST's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the UK market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if TST's revenue is forecast to grow faster than the UK market.
High Growth Revenue: Insufficient data to determine if TST's revenue is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if TST's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Touchstar performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: TST is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: TST is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: TST is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 6.7% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare TST's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: TST is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Communications industry (13.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: TST has a negative Return on Equity (-18.24%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Touchstar's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: TST's short term assets (£5.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (£5.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: TST's short term assets (£5.7M) exceed its long term liabilities (£860.0K).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: TST's debt to equity ratio (121.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: TST had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable TST has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: TST is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by 20% per year.
What is Touchstar current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate TST's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate TST'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 TST's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if TST's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: TST is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of TST'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 board tenure
Mr. Mark William Hardy serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Touchstar plc (formerly known as Belgravium Technologies PLC) and has been its Executive Director since October 21, 2005. Mr. Hardy served as ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD261.73K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD346.91K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Executive Chairman||5.08yrs||UK£50.00k||9.5% £459.0k|
|CEO & Executive Director||no data||UK£207.00k||0.76% £36.8k|
|Director of Touchstar Technologies||no data||no data||no data|
|Director of Touchstar Technologies||no data||no data||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||4.67yrs||UK£28.00k||0.39% £19.0k|
Experienced Board: TST's board of directors are considered experienced (5.1 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.
Touchstar plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Touchstar plc
- Ticker: TST
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 1904
- Industry: Communications Equipment
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: UK£4.831m
- Shares outstanding: 8.48m
- Website: https://www.touchstarplc.com
Number of Employees
- Touchstar plc
- 7 Commerce Way
- Trafford Park
- Greater Manchester
- M17 1HW
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|TST||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Oct 2005|
Touchstar plc, together with its subsidiaries, designs and builds rugged mobile computing devices in the United Kingdom, Europe, and internationally. It supplies, installs, and maintains software applications and hardware solutions for mobile applications in the airline, transport, logistics, and access control industries. The company offers supply chain data capture solutions; mobile computing hardware products; barcode/RFID/voice recognition technologies; and WMS/POD/TMS software products for the warehouse and logistics markets. It also provides on-board systems and various tools for crew; proof of delivery (POD) solutions; and metering and vehicle system integration solutions, as well as designs, creates, and supports software and hardware for the oil and gas logistics sector. In addition, the company offers security checking clearance, recording, and other services; GPS satellite tracking and vehicle telematics data; and PODStar, an EPOD solution for SMEs and other organizations. It provides its solutions under the Touchstar brand. The company was formerly known as Belgravium Technologies plc and changed its name to Touchstar plc in May 2016. Touchstar plc was incorporated in 1904 and is based in Manchester, the United Kingdom.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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