Severn Trent Plc operates as a water and sewerage company in England and Wales. More Details
Average dividend payer with acceptable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Severn Trent's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SVT is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SVT's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
GB Water Utilities
1 Year Return
GB Water Utilities
Return vs Industry: SVT exceeded the UK Water Utilities industry which returned 7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SVT underperformed the UK Market which returned 21.7% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Severn Trent's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
20 hours ago | Simply Wall StEstimating The Intrinsic Value Of Severn Trent Plc (LON:SVT)
1 week ago | Simply Wall StSevern Trent (LON:SVT) Will Want To Turn Around Its Return Trends
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StSevern Trent Plc's (LON:SVT) CEO Compensation Looks Acceptable To Us And Here's Why
Is Severn Trent undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: SVT (£28) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£24.73)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SVT is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SVT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (31.4x) compared to the European Water Utilities industry average (22.5x).
PE vs Market: SVT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (31.4x) compared to the UK market (23.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SVT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SVT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.9x) compared to the XE Water Utilities industry average (1.3x).
How is Severn Trent forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SVT's forecast earnings growth (8.7% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: SVT's earnings (8.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (15.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SVT's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: SVT's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (4.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SVT's revenue (2.8% 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 (21.3%)
How has Severn Trent performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SVT has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SVT's current net profit margins (11.6%) are higher than last year (8.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SVT's earnings have declined by 14% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SVT's earnings growth over the past year (33.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (-14% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: SVT earnings growth over the past year (33.6%) underperformed the Water Utilities industry 33.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: SVT's Return on Equity (18.6%) is considered low.
How is Severn Trent's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SVT's short term assets (£606.0M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£1.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: SVT's short term assets (£606.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£8.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SVT's debt to equity ratio (578.6%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: SVT's debt to equity ratio has increased from 488.8% to 578.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SVT's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (13.3%).
Interest Coverage: SVT's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.6x coverage).
What is Severn Trent current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SVT's dividend (3.63%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.3%).
High Dividend: SVT's dividend (3.63%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (3.94%).
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.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (114%), SVT's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SVT's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (82.6% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Liv Garfield (45 yo)
Ms. Olivia R. Garfield, also known as Liv, BA (Hons), has been Executive Director of Hafren Dyfrdwy Cyfyngedig (formerly known as Hafren Dyfrdwy Limited) since February 17, 2017. She has been the Chief Exe...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Liv's total compensation ($USD3.92M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD3.63M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Liv's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: SVT's management team is considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: SVT's board of directors are considered experienced (6.7 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 4.7%.
Severn Trent Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Severn Trent Plc
- Ticker: SVT
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1974
- Industry: Water Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Market Cap: UK£6.998b
- Shares outstanding: 249.93m
- 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
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 segm...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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