LSE:TOOP

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Toople Plc, through its subsidiaries, provides broadband and telephony solutions to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the United Kingdom.


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: TOOP's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

50.0%

TOOP

-4.4%

GB Telecom

-2.4%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-79.3%

TOOP

-40.7%

GB Telecom

-25.9%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: TOOP underperformed the UK Telecom industry which returned -40.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: TOOP underperformed the UK Market which returned -25.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

TOOPIndustryMarket
7 Day50.0%-4.4%-2.4%
30 Day-27.3%-12.7%-18.0%
90 Day-61.3%-35.4%-29.1%
1 Year-79.3%-79.3%-36.3%-40.7%-22.2%-25.9%
3 Year-98.3%-98.3%-49.2%-57.6%-16.0%-26.6%
5 Yearn/a-61.6%-70.2%-4.5%-26.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

2.26x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

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

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: TOOP is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.3x) compared to the GB Telecom industry average (2.8x).


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Future Growth

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

26.1%

Forecasted Telecom 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 Toople 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 Toople performed over the past 5 years?

-5.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: TOOP is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: TOOP is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: TOOP is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -5.8% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: TOOP is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Telecom industry (10.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: TOOP has a negative Return on Equity (-549.41%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Toople's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: TOOP's short term assets (£1.2M) exceed its short term liabilities (£980.5K).

Long Term Liabilities: TOOP has no long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: TOOP is debt free.

Reducing Debt: TOOP had no debt 5 years ago.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: TOOP has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if TOOP's debt is covered by short term assets.


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: TOOP has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: TOOP has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -11.9% each year


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate TOOP's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if TOOP's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if TOOP'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 TOOP'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?

3.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Andy Hollingworth

3.92s

Tenure

UK£78,000

Compensation

Mr. Andrew Hollingworth, also known as Andy, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Toople Plc since May 03, 2016 and has been its Director since March 02, 2016. Mr. Hollingworth served as Director of SME ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Andy's total compensation ($USD95.50K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD335.89K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Andrew Hollingworth
CEO & Director3.92yrsUK£78.00k0.80% £17.0k
Kevin Lawrence
Chief Financial Officer1.83yrsUK£64.00k0.11% £2.4k
Piotr Kwiatkowski
Head of Developmentno datano datano data
Neil Taylor
Consultant3yrsUK£28.65kno data

3.0yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: TOOP's management team is considered experienced (3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Andrew Hollingworth
CEO & Director3.92yrsUK£78.00k0.80% £17.0k
Richard Horsman
Independent Non-Executive Chairman4.08yrsUK£50.00k1.99% £42.1k
Geoffrey Wilson
Independent Non-Executive Director4.08yrsUK£36.00k0.18% £3.8k

4.1yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Board: TOOP's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 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 substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 400%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Toople Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Toople Plc
  • Ticker: TOOP
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 2016
  • Industry: Alternative Carriers
  • Sector: Telecom
  • Market Cap: UK£2.112m
  • Shares outstanding: 3.52b
  • Website: https://www.toople.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Toople Plc
  • The Nexus Building
  • Broadway
  • Letchworth Garden City
  • Hertfordshire
  • SG6 9BL
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
TOOPLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPMay 2016

Biography

Toople Plc, through its subsidiaries, provides broadband and telephony solutions to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the United Kingdom. The company offers cloud based telephony services or Voice over Internet Protocol telephony; broadband over copper, EFM, and Ethernet data and mobile services. It also provides white label services on behalf of other telecommunication companies; and billing services. In addition, the company offers Merlin platform for wholesalers, which connect with carriers and to provide billing services to their own customers; and digital marketing services. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Letchworth Garden City, the United Kingdom. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/06 01:09
End of Day Share Price2020/04/03 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
Annual Earnings2019/09/30


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.