National Express Group PLC provides public transport services in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America, and the Middle East. More Details
Reasonable growth potential and overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has National Express Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: NEX's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: NEX underperformed the UK Transportation industry which returned -50.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: NEX underperformed the UK Market which returned -14.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is National Express Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 months ago | Simply Wall StWhat Kind Of Shareholders Own National Express Group PLC (LON:NEX)?
2 months ago | Simply Wall StInvestors Aren't Buying National Express Group PLC's (LON:NEX) Earnings
3 months ago | Simply Wall StAre National Express Group's (LON:NEX) Statutory Earnings A Good Reflection Of Its Earnings Potential?
Is National Express Group 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: NEX (£1.42) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£1.71)
Significantly Below Fair Value: NEX is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: NEX is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the XE Transportation industry average.
PE vs Market: NEX 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 NEX's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: NEX's PB Ratio (0.6x) is in line with the GB Transportation industry average.
How is National Express Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: NEX is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.2%).
Earnings vs Market: NEX is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: NEX's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: NEX's revenue (10.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: NEX's revenue (10.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: NEX's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.8%).
How has National Express Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: NEX is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: NEX is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: NEX is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 1.1% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare NEX's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: NEX is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Transportation industry (-25.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: NEX has a negative Return on Equity (-0.93%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is National Express Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: NEX's short term assets (£1.1B) do not cover its short term liabilities (£1.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: NEX's short term assets (£1.1B) do not cover its long term liabilities (£1.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: NEX's debt to equity ratio (114.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: NEX's debt to equity ratio has increased from 85.8% to 114.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: NEX's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (5.6%).
Interest Coverage: NEX is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is National Express Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate NEX's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate NEX'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 NEX's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if NEX's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: NEX is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of NEX'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 management tenure
Chris Davies (50 yo)
Mr. Chris Davies has been Group Finance Director and Executive Director of National Express Group PLC since June 1, 2017 and May 10, 2017 respectively and serves as its Interim Group Chief Executive Office ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Chris's total compensation ($USD2.20M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.15M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Chris's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Group CFO||0.083yr||UK£1.67m||0.032% |
|Head of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Group Human Resources Director||no data||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of Coach||3.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of UK & Germany||7.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Safety - UK Coach||no data||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of Kings Ferry||no data||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of C2C||no data||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of UK Bus||3.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of Bus Division for National Express West Midlands||1.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Executive Officer of School Bus Division & Transit||1.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Executive Officer of ALSA||4.75yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: NEX's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).
|Group CFO||0.083yr||UK£1.67m||0.032% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||5.25yrs||UK£65.00k||0.0034% |
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman||7.67yrs||UK£253.00k||0.0040% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||1yr||UK£13.00k||0.00071% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||1yr||UK£13.00k||0.0023% |
|Senior Independent Non-Executive Director||0.50yr||UK£54.00k||0.00044% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||4.75yrs||UK£62.00k||0.0054% |
|Non-Executive Deputy Chairman||12yrs||UK£54.00k||0.46% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||9.42yrs||UK£73.00k||0.0036% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||9.33yrs||UK£89.00k||0.0012% |
Experienced Board: NEX's board of directors are considered experienced (5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: NEX insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 20.2%.
National Express Group PLC's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: National Express Group PLC
- Ticker: NEX
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1991
- Industry: Trucking
- Sector: Transportation
- Market Cap: UK£868.170m
- Shares outstanding: 612.68m
- Website: https://www.nationalexpressgroup.com
Number of Employees
- National Express Group PLC
- National Express House
- Birmingham Coach Station
- West Midlands
- B5 6DD
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|NEX||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Dec 1992|
|NXPG.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Dec 1992|
|3NA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Dec 1992|
|NEXL||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Dec 1992|
National Express Group PLC provides public transport services in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America, and the Middle East. The company operates through UK, German Rail, ALSA ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/10/21 20:41|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/10/21 00:00|
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