AIM:WPHO

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Executive Summary

Windar Photonics Plc, through its subsidiaries, develops and sells light detection and ranging sensors, and associated products for use on electricity generating wind turbines. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has Windar Photonics's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

WPHO

-0.8%

GB Electronic

0.07%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-54.1%

WPHO

27.6%

GB Electronic

-15.4%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: WPHO underperformed the UK Electronic industry which returned 27.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WPHO underperformed the UK Market which returned -15.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WPHOIndustryMarket
7 Day0%-0.8%0.07%
30 Day0%9.4%2.2%
90 Day-7.1%10.9%-2.1%
1 Year-54.1%-54.1%28.7%27.6%-12.1%-15.4%
3 Year-77.2%-77.2%46.7%40.9%-8.4%-19.7%
5 Year-82.3%-82.3%157.9%139.8%16.4%-9.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Windar Photonics's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Windar Photonics undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

5.57x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate WPHO's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate WPHO's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WPHO is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the GB Electronic industry average.

PE vs Market: WPHO 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 WPHO's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WPHO is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.6x) compared to the GB Electronic industry average (2.3x).


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Future Growth

How is Windar Photonics forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

20.1%

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 Windar Photonics 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 Windar Photonics performed over the past 5 years?

8.2%

Last years earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WPHO is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: WPHO is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: Insufficient data to determine if WPHO's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare WPHO's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: WPHO is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electronic industry (-2.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WPHO has a negative Return on Equity (-89.55%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Windar Photonics's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WPHO's short term assets (€3.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (€1.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: WPHO's short term assets (€3.0M) exceed its long term liabilities (€1.3M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WPHO's debt to equity ratio (78.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: WPHO's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 287.2% to 78.2% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


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: Insufficient data to determine if WPHO has enough cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if WPHO has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

What is Windar Photonics's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate WPHO's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WPHO'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 WPHO's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WPHO's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of WPHO's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.


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Management

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

2.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jørgen Jensen (57 yo)

4.08yrs

Tenure

Mr. Jørgen Korsgaard Jensen is Chief Executive Officer of Windar Photonics PLC and was its Interim Chief Executive Officer since September 29, 2016. Mr. Jensen is the Founder of Windar Photonics PLC and ha ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jørgen's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD358.67K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jørgen's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jørgen Jensen
Founder4.08yrsno data10.02%
€ 971.7k
Hong De-Beer
Chief Operations Officer1.5yrsno datano data
Jason Smith
Manager of Sales1.5yrsno datano data
Martin Rambusch
Chief Commercial Officer4.08yrs€322.68kno data
Edward Ratnam
Company Secretaryno datano datano data

2.8yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: WPHO's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 11.8%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Windar Photonics PLC's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Windar Photonics PLC
  • Ticker: WPHO
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2014
  • Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: UK£9.701m
  • Shares outstanding: 49.75m
  • Website: https://www.investor.windarphotonics.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Windar Photonics PLC
  • 3 More London Riverside
  • London
  • Greater London
  • SE1 2AQ
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WPHOAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPMar 2015
7WPBST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURMar 2015

Biography

Windar Photonics Plc, through its subsidiaries, develops and sells light detection and ranging sensors, and associated products for use on electricity generating wind turbines. It offers WindEye and WindVi ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/24 22:05
End of Day Share Price2020/10/01 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.