University Press Plc prints, publishes, sells, and distributes books in the areas of educational books and general titles in Nigeria.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||₦1.50|
|52 Week High||₦1.02|
|52 Week Low||₦1.68|
|1 Month Change||47.06%|
|3 Month Change||-3.23%|
|1 Year Change||20.97%|
|3 Year Change||-30.88%|
|5 Year Change||-67.25%|
|Change since IPO||15.20%|
Recent News & Updates
|UPL||NG Media||NG Market|
Return vs Industry: UPL exceeded the NG Media industry which returned 2.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UPL underperformed the NG Market which returned 40% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: UPL is more volatile than 90% of NG stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.
Volatility Over Time: UPL's weekly volatility (9%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of NG stocks.
About the Company
University Press Plc prints, publishes, sells, and distributes books in the areas of educational books and general titles in Nigeria. It offers books for pre-primary, primary, junior and senior secondary, and tertiary, as well as teacher training categories. The company also provides books on general reading, including biographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, language and culture, and literary writings, as well as World Bank titles.
University Press Fundamentals Summary
|UPL fundamental statistics|
Is UPL overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|UPL income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||₦632.44m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.034|
|Net Profit Margin||0.93%|
How did UPL perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
3.3%Current Dividend Yield
Is University Press 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: UPL (NGN1.5) is trading above our estimate of fair value (NGN0.24)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UPL is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: UPL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (44.1x) compared to the African Media industry average (14.7x).
PE vs Market: UPL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (44.1x) compared to the NG market (7.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate UPL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: UPL is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.3x) compared to the XF Media industry average (0.6x).
How is University Press forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Media industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as University Press has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has University Press performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: UPL has a large one-off gain of NGN37.3M impacting its June 30 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: UPL's current net profit margins (0.9%) are lower than last year (8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UPL's earnings have declined by 26.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: UPL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: UPL had negative earnings growth (-90.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Media industry average (-17.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: UPL's Return on Equity (0.6%) is considered low.
How is University Press's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UPL's short term assets (NGN1.9B) exceed its short term liabilities (NGN712.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: UPL's short term assets (NGN1.9B) exceed its long term liabilities (NGN107.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UPL is debt free.
Reducing Debt: UPL has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: UPL has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: UPL has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is University Press's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: UPL's dividend (3.33%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the NG market (3.3%).
High Dividend: UPL's dividend (3.33%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the NG market (7.31%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: UPL's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: UPL's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (146.9%), UPL's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mr. Samuel Kolawole serves as the Managing Director at University Press PLC since March 10, 2005 and serves as it's Director. He had worked in various organizations, namely, Austin Mamedu & Co., as counsel...
Experienced Management: UPL's management team is seasoned and experienced (12.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: UPL's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.5 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
University Press Plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: University Press Plc
- Ticker: UPL
- Exchange: NGSE
- Founded: 1949
- Industry: Publishing
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: ₦647.114m
- Shares outstanding: 431.41m
- Website: https://www.universitypressplc.com
Number of Employees
- University Press Plc
- Three Crowns Building
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/10/18 21:40|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/10/18 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.