SVT Stock Overview
Severn Trent Plc operates as a water and sewerage company in England and Wales.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£23.55|
|52 Week High||UK£32.28|
|52 Week Low||UK£22.72|
|1 Month Change||-15.62%|
|3 Month Change||-15.44%|
|1 Year Change||-9.53%|
|3 Year Change||12.20%|
|5 Year Change||9.13%|
|Change since IPO||379.58%|
Recent News & Updates
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|SVT||GB Water Utilities||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: SVT exceeded the UK Water Utilities industry which returned -12.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SVT exceeded the UK Market which returned -15.1% over the past year.
|SVT Average Weekly Movement||3.4%|
|Water Utilities Industry Average Movement||3.8%|
|Market Average Movement||5.5%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.9%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.9%|
Stable Share Price: SVT is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SVT's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Severn Trent Plc operates as a water and sewerage company in England and Wales. It operates in two segments, Regulated Water and Waste Water, and Business Services. The Regulated Water and Waste Water segment offers water and waste water services to approximately 4.8 million households and businesses in the Midlands and Wales.
Severn Trent Fundamentals Summary
|SVT fundamental statistics|
Is SVT overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|SVT income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£1.42b|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.35|
|Net Profit Margin||-4.48%|
How did SVT perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
4.3%Current Dividend Yield
Is SVT undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Price-To-Sales vs Peers
Price-To-Sales vs Industry
Price-To-Sales 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 SVT?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is SVT's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers
How does SVT's PS Ratio compare to its peers?
|SVT PS Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PS||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
UU. United Utilities Group
PNN Pennon Group
SVT Severn Trent
Price-To-Sales vs Peers: SVT is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (3x) compared to the peer average (2x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does SVT's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Water Utilities Industry?
Price-To-Sales vs Industry: SVT is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (3x) compared to the Global Water Utilities industry average (2.4x)
Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is SVT's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PS Ratio||3x|
|Fair PS Ratio||1x|
Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: SVT is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (3x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (1x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of SVT when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: SVT (£23.55) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£24.25)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SVT is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price and analysts are within a statistically confident range of agreement.
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How is Severn Trent forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Future Growth Score5/6
Future Growth Score 5/6
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: SVT is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: SVT is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: SVT is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SVT's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SVT's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SVT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (32.4%)
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How has Severn Trent performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score0/6
Past Performance Score 0/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SVT is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: SVT is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SVT is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 33.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SVT's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: SVT is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Water Utilities industry (-47.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SVT has a negative Return on Equity (-6.9%), as it is currently unprofitable.
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How is Severn Trent's financial position?
Financial Health Score1/6
Financial Health Score 1/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SVT's short term assets (£787.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£1.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: SVT's short term assets (£787.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£9.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SVT's net debt to equity ratio (517.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: SVT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 559.2% to 526.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SVT's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (13.4%).
Interest Coverage: SVT's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.9x coverage).
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What is Severn Trent current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 3/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
|Severn Trent Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Company (Severn Trent)||4.3%|
|Market Bottom 25% (GB)||2.1%|
|Market Top 25% (GB)||6.1%|
|Industry Average (Water Utilities)||4.6%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Severn Trent)||4.9%|
Notable Dividend: SVT's dividend (4.34%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (2.12%).
High Dividend: SVT's dividend (4.34%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (6.11%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SVT's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SVT's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: SVT is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (105.4%), SVT's dividend payments are not 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
Liv Garfield (46 yo)
Ms. Olivia R. Garfield, also known as Liv, CBE, BA (Hons), has been Executive Director of Hafren Dyfrdwy Cyfyngedig (formerly known as Hafren Dyfrdwy Limited) since February 17, 2017. She has been the Chie...
CEO Compensation Analysis
|Liv Garfield's Compensation vs Severn Trent Earnings|
|Date||Total Comp.||Salary||Company Earnings|
|Mar 31 2022||UK£4m||UK£755k|
|Dec 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2021||UK£3m||UK£738k|
|Dec 31 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2020||UK£3m||UK£721k|
|Dec 31 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2019||UK£2m||UK£704k|
|Dec 31 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2018||UK£2m||UK£687k|
|Dec 31 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2017||UK£2m||UK£674k|
|Dec 31 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2016||UK£2m||UK£660k|
Compensation vs Market: Liv's total compensation ($USD4.36M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD3.00M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Liv's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: SVT's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: SVT's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: SVT insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
|07 Jul 22||BuyUK£9,771||Gillian Sheldon||Individual||350||UK£27.92|
|20 Jun 22||SellUK£26,060||James Jesic||Individual||932||UK£27.96|
|08 Feb 22||BuyUK£49,915||Kevin Beeston||Individual||1,781||UK£28.03|
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
|Employee Share Scheme||149,885||0.06%|
|State or Government||480,259||0.2%|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
Severn Trent Plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Severn Trent Plc
- Ticker: SVT
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1974
- Industry: Water Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Implied Market Cap: UK£5.928b
- Shares outstanding: 251.72m
- Website: https://www.severntrent.com
Number of Employees
- Severn Trent Plc
- Severn Trent Centre
- 2 St John’s Street
- West Midlands
- CV1 2LZ
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SVTR.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jan 1992|
|SVT||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Jan 1992|
|SVT1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|SVTL||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Jan 1992|
|STRN.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||SPONSORED ADR||US||USD||Mar 2012|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/10/02 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/30 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.