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ContourGlobal LSE:GLO Stock Report

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26 May, 2022


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GLO fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health0/6

GLO Stock Overview

ContourGlobal plc acquires, develops, and operates wholesale power generation businesses.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for ContourGlobal
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£2.53
52 Week HighUK£2.60
52 Week LowUK£1.72
1 Month Change32.20%
3 Month Change37.98%
1 Year Change31.10%
3 Year Change32.48%
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO1.00%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

GLOGB Renewable EnergyGB Market

Return vs Industry: GLO underperformed the UK Renewable Energy industry which returned 55.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GLO exceeded the UK Market which returned -2.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is GLO's price volatile compared to industry and market?
GLO volatility
GLO Average Weekly Movement10.0%
Renewable Energy Industry Average Movement6.6%
Market Average Movement6.0%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market11.4%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market3.0%

Stable Share Price: GLO is more volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 10% a week.

Volatility Over Time: GLO's weekly volatility (10%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of UK stocks.

About the Company

20051,518Joe Brandt

ContourGlobal plc acquires, develops, and operates wholesale power generation businesses. The company generates 1,808 MW of renewable electricity from hydro, solar, wind, and biogas; and 2,509 MW of thermal electricity from gas, coal, and oil. It operates a portfolio of 138 thermal and renewable power plants.

ContourGlobal Fundamentals Summary

How do ContourGlobal's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
GLO fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$2.11b
Earnings (TTM)US$78.30m
Revenue (TTM)US$2.15b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
GLO income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$1.73b
Gross ProfitUS$421.40m
Other ExpensesUS$343.10m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Aug 10, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)0.12
Gross Margin19.58%
Net Profit Margin3.64%
Debt/Equity Ratio1,144.3%

How did GLO perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio

Does GLO pay a reliable dividends?

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When do you need to buy GLO by to receive an upcoming dividend?
ContourGlobal dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateMay 26 2022
Dividend Pay DateJun 10 2022
Days until Ex dividend1 day
Days until Dividend pay date14 days

Does GLO pay a reliable dividends?

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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 3/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: GLO (£2.53) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£8.69)

Significantly Below Fair Value: GLO is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GLO is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (26.6x) compared to the European Renewable Energy industry average (28.8x).

PE vs Market: GLO is poor value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (26.6x) compared to the UK market (15.3x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: GLO's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GLO is overvalued based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (10x) compared to the GB Renewable Energy industry average (0.8x).

Future Growth

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

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 1/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: GLO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-10.4% per year).

Earnings vs Market: GLO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-10.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: GLO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: GLO's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-0.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: GLO's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.8% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: GLO's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (56%).

Past Performance

How has ContourGlobal performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 4/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GLO has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: GLO's current net profit margins (3.6%) are higher than last year (1.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GLO's earnings have declined by 2.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: GLO's earnings growth over the past year (389.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (-2.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: GLO earnings growth over the past year (389.4%) exceeded the Renewable Energy industry 36.9%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst GLO's Return on Equity (21.51%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

Financial Health

How is ContourGlobal's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 0/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GLO's short term assets ($1.3B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($1.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: GLO's short term assets ($1.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.5B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GLO's net debt to equity ratio (1044.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: GLO's debt to equity ratio has increased from 582.2% to 1144.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GLO's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19.1%).

Interest Coverage: GLO's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.7x coverage).

Balance Sheet


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

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 2/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: GLO's dividend (5.33%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.82%).

High Dividend: GLO's dividend (5.33%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.78%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, GLO has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: GLO's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 4 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its high payout ratio (149.7%), GLO's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (16.1%), GLO's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Joe Brandt (55 yo)





Mr. Joseph C. Brandt, also known as Joe, has been Chief Executive Officer and President of ContourGlobal LP (formerly known as ContourGlobal plc) since 2005. He serves as Chief Executive Officer and Presid...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Joe's total compensation ($USD1.89M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.86M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Joe's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: GLO's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: GLO's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

ContourGlobal plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: ContourGlobal plc
  • Ticker: GLO
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 2005
  • Industry: Independent Power Producers and Energy Traders
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£1.680b
  • Shares outstanding: 656.14m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • ContourGlobal plc
  • 55 Baker Street
  • 5th Floor
  • London
  • Greater London
  • W1U 8EW
  • United Kingdom


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/26 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/26 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.