SXS Stock Overview
Spectris plc manufactures and sells measuring instruments and controls worldwide.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£28.22|
|52 Week High||UK£41.67|
|52 Week Low||UK£23.71|
|1 Month Change||-7.05%|
|3 Month Change||7.55%|
|1 Year Change||-14.09%|
|3 Year Change||-2.01%|
|5 Year Change||12.39%|
|Change since IPO||1,756.58%|
Recent News & Updates
Estimating The Fair Value Of Spectris plc (LON:SXS)
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|SXS||GB Electronic||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: SXS exceeded the UK Electronic industry which returned -22.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SXS underperformed the UK Market which returned -7.3% over the past year.
|SXS Average Weekly Movement||5.0%|
|Electronic Industry Average Movement||5.3%|
|Market Average Movement||5.5%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: SXS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SXS's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Spectris plc manufactures and sells measuring instruments and controls worldwide. It operates through Malvern Panalytical, HBK, Omega and Industrial Solutions segments. The Malvern Panalytical segment provides measurement and materials characterization and efficiency in R&D and manufacturing sectors.
Spectris Fundamentals Summary
|SXS fundamental statistics|
Is SXS overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|SXS income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£553.20m|
Last Reported Earnings
Dec 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Aug 01, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||3.27|
|Net Profit Margin||26.85%|
How did SXS perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.5%Current Dividend Yield
Is SXS undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 5/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for SXS?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is SXS's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does SXS's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|SXS PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
OXIG Oxford Instruments
SDI SDI Group
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: SXS is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.6x) compared to the peer average (26.6x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does SXS's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the European Electronic Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: SXS is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.6x) compared to the UK Electronic industry average (21.9x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is SXS's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||8.6x|
|Fair PE Ratio||16.5x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: SXS is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.6x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.5x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of SXS when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: SXS (£28.22) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£36.88)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SXS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SXS's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
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How is Spectris forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SXS's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-26.8% per year).
Earnings vs Market: SXS's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-26.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SXS's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SXS's revenue (3.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (4.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SXS's revenue (3.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SXS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (15.4%).
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How has Spectris performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score3/6
Past Performance Score 3/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SXS has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SXS became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SXS's earnings have grown by 15.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SXS has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: SXS has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electronic industry (13.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SXS's Return on Equity (27.5%) is considered high.
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How is Spectris's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SXS's short term assets (£688.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (£393.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: SXS's short term assets (£688.0M) exceed its long term liabilities (£113.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SXS is debt free.
Reducing Debt: SXS has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 21.9%.
Debt Coverage: SXS has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: SXS has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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What is Spectris's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 5/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SXS's dividend (2.54%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.87%).
High Dividend: SXS's dividend (2.54%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.16%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SXS's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SXS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (23.5%), SXS's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (61.4%), SXS's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Andrew Heath (57 yo)
Mr. Andrew Heath has been an Executive Director of Spectris plc since September 3, 2018 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since September 28, 2018. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Imagin...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Andrew's total compensation ($USD2.69M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD3.11M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Andrew's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: SXS's management team is considered experienced (2.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: SXS's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Spectris plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Spectris plc
- Ticker: SXS
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1986
- Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
- Sector: Tech
- Implied Market Cap: UK£2.994b
- Shares outstanding: 106.08m
- Website: https://www.spectris.com
Number of Employees
- Spectris plc
- Melbourne House
- 5th Floor
- Greater London
- WC2B 4LL
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/06/28 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/06/28 00:00|
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.