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Executive Summary

Cpl Resources plc, an employment services organization, provides staffing, recruitment, training, and outsourcing services in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and internationally. More Details

Rewards

Trading at 4.1% below our estimate of its fair value

Earnings are forecast to grow 10.09% per year

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for DQ5 from our risk checks.


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet and good value.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: DQ5 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

6.0%

DQ5

2.2%

IE Professional Services

1.8%

IE Market


1 Year Return

6.8%

DQ5

5.7%

IE Professional Services

10.5%

IE Market

Return vs Industry: DQ5 exceeded the Irish Professional Services industry which returned 5.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: DQ5 underperformed the Irish Market which returned 10.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

DQ5IndustryMarket
7 Day6.0%2.2%1.8%
30 Day12.9%5.1%3.1%
90 Day5.3%6.0%5.6%
1 Year9.8%6.8%8.1%5.7%12.0%10.5%
3 Year28.6%19.7%31.9%21.8%14.3%8.9%
5 Year49.3%33.9%87.7%63.6%39.2%28.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

Valuation

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

4.1%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: DQ5 (€7.9) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€8.23)

Significantly Below Fair Value: DQ5 is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: DQ5 is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.3x) compared to the XE Professional Services industry average (26.3x).

PE vs Market: DQ5 is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.3x) compared to the Irish market (18.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: DQ5 is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: DQ5 is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the XE Professional Services industry average (2.1x).


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Future Growth

How is Cpl Resources forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

10.1%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: DQ5's forecast earnings growth (10.1% per year) is above the savings rate (0.7%).

Earnings vs Market: DQ5's earnings (10.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Irish market (37.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: DQ5's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: DQ5's revenue (0.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Irish market (9.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: DQ5's revenue (0.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: DQ5's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (15.2%).


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Past Performance

How has Cpl Resources performed over the past 5 years?

13.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: DQ5 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: DQ5's current net profit margins (3.7%) are lower than last year (3.8%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: DQ5's earnings have grown by 13.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: DQ5's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: DQ5 had negative earnings growth (-1.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Professional Services industry average (-18.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: DQ5's Return on Equity (16.7%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Cpl Resources's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: DQ5's short term assets (€178.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (€81.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: DQ5's short term assets (€178.1M) exceed its long term liabilities (€4.3M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: DQ5's debt to equity ratio (0.9%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: DQ5's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.03% to 0.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: DQ5's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (3485.1%).

Interest Coverage: DQ5's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (60.3x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Cpl Resources's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

2.91%

Forecast Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate DQ5's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate DQ5'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 DQ5's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if DQ5's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: DQ5 is not paying a notable dividend for the Irish market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of DQ5's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Irish market.


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Management

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

1.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Anne Heraty (60 yo)

no data

Tenure

€575,000

Compensation

Ms. Anne Heraty serves as a Member of Global Advisory Council at VentureWave Capital. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Cpl Resources plc since October 1989. She has been Director at Kin ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Anne's total compensation ($USD679.83K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Irish market ($USD570.01K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Anne's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Anne Heraty
Group CEO & Executive Directorno data€575.00k29.49%
€ 64.6m
Lorna Conn
CFO & Director2.17yrs€493.00kno data
Paul Carroll
Director of Business Development & Executive Director21.25yrs€141.00k5.88%
€ 12.9m
James Louttit
Chief Information Officer1.58yrsno datano data
Lauren Redmond
Director of Office Support1.67yrsno datano data
Stephen Mullin
Group Sales & Business Development Director0.75yrno datano data
David Marshall
Head of Corporate Developmentno datano datano data
Sharon Vize
Director of Human Resources1.08yrsno datano data
Garret Roche
Global Managing Director of Cpl Talent Solutions0.25yrno datano data
Lisa Holt
Managing Director of Professional Services Recruitment1.67yrsno datano data
Elizabeth Nicholson
Managing Director of Private Home Care31.67yrsno datano data
Robert Daly
Chief Customer Officer1.67yrsno datano data

1.7yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: DQ5's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Anne Heraty
Group CEO & Executive Directorno data€575.00k29.49%
€ 64.6m
Lorna Conn
CFO & Director2.17yrs€493.00kno data
Paul Carroll
Director of Business Development & Executive Director21.25yrs€141.00k5.88%
€ 12.9m
Elaine Coughlan
Independent Non-Executive Director1.92yrs€43.00kno data
John Hennessy
Non-Executive Chairmanno data€95.00k0.33%
€ 721.2k
Breffni Byrne
Senior Independent Non Executive Directorno data€60.00k0.026%
€ 57.7k
Colm Long
Independent Non-Executive Director3.5yrs€60.00kno data

3.5yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: DQ5's board of directors are considered experienced (3.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

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.


Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Cpl Resources plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Cpl Resources plc
  • Ticker: DQ5
  • Exchange: ISE
  • Founded: 1989
  • Industry: Human Resource and Employment Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: €219.193m
  • Shares outstanding: 27.75m
  • Website: https://cpljobs.com/ie

Number of Employees


Location

  • Cpl Resources plc
  • 83 Merrion Square
  • Dublin
  • Co. Dublin
  • 2
  • Ireland

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CPSAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJun 1999
DQ5ISE (Irish Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesIEEURJun 1999
CPGL.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJun 1999

Biography

Cpl Resources plc, an employment services organization, provides staffing, recruitment, training, and outsourcing services in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates through ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/09/20 03:37
End of Day Share Price2020/09/18 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/06/30


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.