OTCPK:CPGL.F

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet, undervalued and pays a dividend.

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: CPGL.F has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

CPGL.F

5.0%

US Professional Services

5.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

n/a

CPGL.F

-7.0%

US Professional Services

-10.7%

US Market

Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how CPGL.F performed against the US Professional Services industry.

Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how CPGL.F performed against the US Market.


Shareholder returns

CPGL.FIndustryMarket
7 Day0%5.0%5.3%
30 Day-2.9%-16.6%-13.6%
90 Day-2.9%-17.6%-19.8%
1 Yearn/a-6.2%-7.0%-8.9%-10.7%
3 Yearn/a22.3%18.5%15.5%8.0%
5 Yearn/a38.5%31.0%35.2%20.4%

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

No news available

Valuation

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

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CPGL.F ($8.29) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($21.43)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CPGL.F is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.6x) compared to the Professional Services industry average (12.7x).

PE vs Market: CPGL.F is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.6x) compared to the US market (13.1x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CPGL.F is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.9x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CPGL.F is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.3x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (1.7x).


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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?

3.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CPGL.F's forecast earnings growth (3.5% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: CPGL.F's earnings (3.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.2% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: CPGL.F's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CPGL.F's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CPGL.F's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.2%).


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Past Performance

How has Cpl Resources performed over the past 5 years?

12.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CPGL.F has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CPGL.F's current net profit margins (4.1%) are higher than last year (3.3%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CPGL.F's earnings have grown by 12.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CPGL.F's earnings growth over the past year (31.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (12.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CPGL.F earnings growth over the past year (31.8%) exceeded the Professional Services industry 13.9%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: CPGL.F's Return on Equity (19.7%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Cpl Resources's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CPGL.F's short term assets (€175.2M) exceed its short term liabilities (€86.3M).

Long Term Liabilities: CPGL.F's short term assets (€175.2M) exceed its long term liabilities (€3.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CPGL.F is debt free.

Reducing Debt: CPGL.F had no debt 5 years ago.

Debt Coverage: CPGL.F has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: CPGL.F has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: CPGL.F has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if CPGL.F's debt is covered by short term assets.


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Dividend

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

3.61%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CPGL.F's dividend (3.93%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.95%).

High Dividend: CPGL.F's dividend (3.93%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.4%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CPGL.F's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CPGL.F's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (12.9%), CPGL.F's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: CPGL.F's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (24.2% payout ratio).


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Management

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

1.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Anne Heraty (59yo)

no data

Tenure

€575,000

Compensation

Ms. Anne Heraty serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Cpl Resources plc since October 1989. She has been Director at Kingspan Group plc since August 2019. Ms. Heraty established CPL Resources plc in Oct ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Anne's total compensation ($USD634.38K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.49M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Anne Heraty
Group CEO & Executive Directorno data€575.00k29.49% 54.2m
Lorna Conn
CFO & Director1.75yrs€493.00kno data
Paul Carroll
Director of Business Development & Executive Director20.83yrs€141.00k5.88% 10.8m
James Louttit
Chief Information Officer1.17yrsno datano data
Lauren Redmond
Director of Office Support1.25yrsno datano data
Stephen Mullin
Group Sales & Business Development Director0.33yrno datano data
David Marshall
Head of Corporate Developmentno datano datano data
Sharon Vize
Director of Human Resources0.67yrno datano data
Lisa Holt
Managing Director of Professional Services Recruitment1.25yrsno datano data
Elizabeth Nicholson
Managing Director of Private Home Care31.25yrsno datano data

1.3yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: CPGL.F's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Anne Heraty
Group CEO & Executive Directorno data€575.00k29.49% 54.2m
Lorna Conn
CFO & Director1.75yrs€493.00kno data
Paul Carroll
Director of Business Development & Executive Director20.83yrs€141.00k5.88% 10.8m
Elaine Coughlan
Independent Non-Executive Director1.5yrs€43.00kno data
John Hennessy
Non-Executive Chairmanno data€95.00k0.33% 605.3k
Breffni Byrne
Senior Independent Non Executive Directorno data€60.00k0.026% 48.4k
Colm Long
Non-Executive Director3.08yrs€60.00kno data

3.1yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CPGL.F's board of directors are considered experienced (3 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: CPGL.F
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1989
  • Industry: Human Resource and Employment Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: €167.408m
  • Listing Market Cap: €183.965m
  • Shares outstanding: 27.44m
  • Website: https://cpljobs.com/ie

Number of Employees


Location

  • Cpl Resources plc
  • 8-34 Percy Place
  • Dublin
  • Co. Dublin
  • 4
  • 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 two segments, Flexible Talent and Permanent. The Flexible Talent segment offers managed services, temporary and contract recruitment, and strategic talent advisory services. The Permanent segment provides permanent placement services on contingent basis. It provides employment in a range of industries, including accounting, administration and office support, banking and financial services, construction, engineering, healthcare, hospitality, human resources, industrial, insurance, jobs with language skills, legal, marketing, retail, sales, science, and supply chain and technology. Cpl Resources plc offers its services to multinationals, and small and medium enterprises through a network of 41 offices in 11 countries. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/01 07:00
End of Day Share Price2020/03/13 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/06/30


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.