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Executive Summary

Rotala PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides bus services in the United Kingdom. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Slightly overvalued with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




GB Transportation


GB Market

1 Year Return




GB Transportation


GB Market

Return vs Industry: ROL underperformed the UK Transportation industry which returned -51.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ROL underperformed the UK Market which returned -19.7% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-14.9%-2.1%-3.4%
30 Day-16.7%-1.8%-4.5%
90 Day6.7%3.2%-5.1%
1 Year-61.9%-62.6%-49.9%-51.8%-16.6%-19.7%
3 Year-61.8%-65.8%-45.1%-51.6%-12.8%-23.6%
5 Year-65.2%-70.6%-25.2%-37.1%9.9%-14.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is Rotala 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: ROL (£0.2) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£0.24)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ROL is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ROL is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.3x) compared to the GB Transportation industry average (0.6x).

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Future Growth

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


Forecasted Transportation 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 Rotala 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 Rotala performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ROL is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: ROL is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ROL is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 2.5% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: ROL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Transportation industry (-25.6%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: ROL has a negative Return on Equity (-8.47%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Rotala's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ROL's short term assets (£25.1M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£35.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: ROL's short term assets (£25.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£26.3M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ROL's debt to equity ratio (87.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: ROL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 52.6% to 87.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ROL's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17.2%).

Interest Coverage: ROL is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.

Balance Sheet

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What is Rotala current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: ROL is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.

Future Payout to Shareholders

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

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


Average board tenure


Simon Dunn (44 yo)

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Mr. Simon Lee Dunn serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Rotala PLC and served as its Managing Director. Mr. Dunn worked in the transport industry all of his working life and has been working for the Fl ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Simon's total compensation ($USD412.84K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD351.39K).

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

Board Members

Simon Dunn
CEO & Executive Directorno dataUK£318.00k3.43%
£ 344.0k
Kim Taylor
Group Finance Director15.67yrsUK£116.00k1.18%
£ 118.1k
Robert Anthony Dunn
Executive Director & MD - North Westno dataUK£195.00k3.09%
£ 309.9k
Graham Spooner
Non-Executive Deputy Chairman3.75yrsUK£40.00k1.39%
£ 139.3k
John Humphrey Gunn
Non-Executive Chairmanno dataUK£80.00k11.28%
£ 1.1m
Graham Peacock
Non-Executive Director3.17yrsUK£32.00k6.36%
£ 636.8k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: ROL's board of directors are considered experienced (8.9 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: ROL 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

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

Key Information

  • Name: Rotala PLC
  • Ticker: ROL
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2005
  • Industry: Trucking
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Market Cap: UK£10.018m
  • Shares outstanding: 50.09m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Rotala PLC
  • Hallbridge Way
  • Tipton Road
  • Tividale
  • West Midlands
  • B69 3HW
  • United Kingdom


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ROLAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPMar 2005


Rotala PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides bus services in the United Kingdom. The company operates commercial and subsidized bus routes for businesses, local authorities, and public and private ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/28 21:30
End of Day Share Price2020/10/28 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/11/30

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.