Burford Capital Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides investment capital, investment management, financing, and risk solutions for the legal sector.
Very undervalued with high growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Burford Capital's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BRFR.Y has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Capital Markets
1 Year Return
US Capital Markets
Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how BRFR.Y performed against the US Capital Markets industry.
Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how BRFR.Y performed against the US Market.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Burford Capital's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Burford Capital undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: BRFR.Y ($10.1) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($51.59)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BRFR.Y is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BRFR.Y is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.2x) compared to the Capital Markets industry average (36.1x).
PE vs Market: BRFR.Y is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.2x) compared to the US market (18.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BRFR.Y is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BRFR.Y is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.3x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (6.6x).
How is Burford Capital forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BRFR.Y's forecast earnings growth (19.5% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: BRFR.Y's earnings (19.5% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: BRFR.Y's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: BRFR.Y's revenue (24.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BRFR.Y's revenue (24.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: BRFR.Y's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (20.8%)
How has Burford Capital performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BRFR.Y has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BRFR.Y's current net profit margins (73.8%) are lower than last year (74.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BRFR.Y's earnings have grown significantly by 43.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BRFR.Y's earnings growth over the past year (36.1%) is below its 5-year average (43.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: BRFR.Y earnings growth over the past year (36.1%) exceeded the Capital Markets industry 20.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: BRFR.Y's Return on Equity (24.1%) is considered high.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Burford Capital's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)
Financial Position Analysis
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Inventory Level: BRFR.Y has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: BRFR.Y's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.8x debt).
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: BRFR.Y's level of assets compared to its equity is low.
Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if BRFR.Y has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.
Low Risk Liabilities: BRFR.Y reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.
Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if BRFR.Y has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.
Low Risk Deposits: BRFR.Y has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.
Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if BRFR.Y has an appropriate level of bad loans.
What is Burford Capital's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: BRFR.Y's dividend (1.43%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.4%).
High Dividend: BRFR.Y's dividend (1.37%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.66%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BRFR.Y has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: BRFR.Y's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (7.4%), BRFR.Y's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: BRFR.Y's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (6.5% payout ratio).
What is the CEO of Burford Capital's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?
Christopher Bogart (54yo)
Mr. Christopher P. Bogart is a Co-founder of Burford Capital LLC and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bogart serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Burford Capital PLC and Burford Capital Ltd. ...
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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.7%.
Christopher Bogart (54yo)
Chief Executive Officer
Co-Chief Operating Officer
Chief Investment Officer
Head of Investor Relations
- Tenure: 3.1yrs
General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer
Co-Chief Operating Officer
Jim Kilman (57yo)
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Accounting Officer
- Tenure: 1.9yrs
Peter Middleton (85yo)
Chairman of the Board
Hugh Wilson (71yo)
Charles Kennedy Parkinson (65yo)
David Lowe (83yo)
Burford Capital Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Burford Capital Limited
- Ticker: BRFR.Y
- Exchange: OTCPK
- Founded: 2009
- Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Market Cap: UK£1.468b
- Listing Market Cap: UK£1.913b
- Shares outstanding: 218.65m
- Website: https://www.burfordcapital.com
- Burford Capital Limited
- Regency Court
- Glategny Esplanade
- St Peter Port
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|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BUR||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Oct 2009|
|9BF||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Oct 2009|
|BRFR.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Oct 2009|
|BRFR.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||UNSPONSORED ADR||US||USD||Nov 2017|
Burford Capital Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides investment capital, investment management, financing, and risk solutions for the legal sector. It operates in four segments: Investments, Investment Management, Litigation Insurance, and New Initiatives. The company offers law firm and business solutions, including commercial litigation finance, portfolio and complex financing, risk management, asset recovery, international arbitration, insolvency and bankruptcy, competition and antitrust, intellectual property, and post-settlement and monetization solutions, as well as legal finance, equity, and advisory services. It operates in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and internationally. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in St Peter Port, Guernsey.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/01/19 00:47|
|End of Day Share Price||2019/12/12 00:00|
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