NYSE:MANU

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Executive Summary

Manchester United plc, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates a professional sports team in the United Kingdom.


Snowflake Analysis

Moderate growth potential with worrying balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has Manchester United's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: MANU's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

3.5%

MANU

1.2%

US Entertainment

1.7%

US Market


1 Year Return

-5.7%

MANU

12.7%

US Entertainment

8.5%

US Market

Return vs Industry: MANU underperformed the US Entertainment industry which returned 12.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MANU underperformed the US Market which returned 8.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

MANUIndustryMarket
7 Day3.5%1.2%1.7%
30 Day8.0%12.9%9.5%
90 Day1.9%9.8%0.1%
1 Year-4.7%-5.7%13.8%12.7%11.0%8.5%
3 Year8.2%5.2%42.1%37.9%32.2%23.5%
5 Year9.8%4.4%90.9%80.9%58.6%40.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Manchester United undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

5.46x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: MANU ($17.25) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($3.63)

Significantly Below Fair Value: MANU is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: MANU is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Entertainment industry average.

PE vs Market: MANU is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate MANU's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: MANU is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.5x) compared to the US Entertainment industry average (2.6x).


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Future Growth

How is Manchester United forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

104.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: MANU is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: MANU is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: MANU's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: MANU's revenue (7.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: MANU's revenue (7.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: MANU's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (4.8%).


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Past Performance

How has Manchester United performed over the past 5 years?

-12.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: MANU is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: MANU is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MANU is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -12.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare MANU's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: MANU is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Entertainment industry (14.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: MANU has a negative Return on Equity (-2.15%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Manchester United's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: MANU's short term assets (£189.4M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£298.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: MANU's short term assets (£189.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£643.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: MANU's debt to equity ratio (127.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: MANU's debt to equity ratio has increased from 84% to 127.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: MANU's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (27.8%).

Interest Coverage: MANU is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Manchester United's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.04%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: MANU's dividend (1.04%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.67%).

High Dividend: MANU's dividend (1.04%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.48%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, MANU has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: MANU's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: MANU is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.


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.


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Management

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

4.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Joel Glazer (52yo)

no data

Tenure

Mr. Joel M. Glazer has been Executive Co-Chairman of Manchester United plc (alternate name, Manchester United Limited) since June 6, 2005 and also serves as its Principal Executive Officer. Mr. Glazer has  ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Joel Glazer
Executive Co-Chairman & Principal Executive Officerno datano data14.37% £407.2m
Avram Glazer
Executive Co-Chairmanno datano data13.15% £372.7m
Edward Woodward
Executive Vice Chairmanno datano data0.33% £9.3m
John Baty
CFO & Directorno datano datano data
Corinna Freedman
Head of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Charlie Brooks
Director of Communicationsno datano datano data
Richard Arnold
Group MD & Directorno datano datano data
Phil Rainford
Head of Stadium Safety & Securityno datano datano data
John Alexander
Secretaryno datano datano data
Philip Lynch
Chief Executive Officer of Media3.33yrsno datano data

4.3yrs

Average Tenure

48yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: MANU's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Joel Glazer
Executive Co-Chairman & Principal Executive Officerno datano data14.37% £407.2m
Avram Glazer
Executive Co-Chairmanno datano data13.15% £372.7m
Edward Woodward
Executive Vice Chairmanno datano data0.33% £9.3m
John Baty
CFO & Directorno datano datano data
Richard Arnold
Group MD & Directorno datano datano data
Edward Glazer
Director7.58yrsno data11.87% £336.4m
Bryan Glazer
Director15yrsno data12.11% £343.3m
Kevin Glazer
Directorno datano data12.72% £360.5m
Manu Sawhney
Independent Director7.75yrsno datano data
Robert Leitão
Independent Directorno datano datano data

7.8yrs

Average Tenure

52yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: MANU's board of directors are considered experienced (7.8 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

Manchester United plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Manchester United plc
  • Ticker: MANU
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1878
  • Industry: Movies and Entertainment
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$2.833b
  • Shares outstanding: 164.26m
  • Website: https://www.manutd.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Manchester United plc
  • Sir Matt Busby Way
  • Old Trafford
  • Manchester
  • Greater Manchester
  • M16 0RA
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
MANUNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesClass A Ordinary SharesUSUSDAug 2012
MUFDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass A Ordinary SharesDEEURAug 2012
MANU NBMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesClass A Ordinary SharesMXMXNAug 2012
0Z1QLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesClass A Ordinary SharesGBUSDAug 2012

Biography

Manchester United plc, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates a professional sports team in the United Kingdom. The company operates Manchester United Football Club, a professional football club. It develops marketing and sponsorship relationships with international and regional companies to leverage its brand. The company also markets and sells sports apparel, training and leisure wear, and other clothing featuring the Manchester United brand; and sells other licensed products, such as coffee mugs and bed spreads featuring the Manchester United brand and trademarks, as well as distributes these products through Manchester United branded retail centers and e-commerce platforms, and through the company’s partners’ wholesale distribution channels. In addition, it distributes live football content directly, as well as through commercial partners; broadcasts television rights relating to the Premier League, Union of European Football Associations competitions, and other competitions; and delivers Manchester United programming through MUTV television channel to territories worldwide. Further, the company offers a direct to consumer subscription mobile application in 167 territories; and operates Old Trafford, a sports venue with 74,989 seats. Manchester United plc was founded in 1878 and is based in Manchester, the United Kingdom. Manchester United plc is a subsidiary of Red Football LLC. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/03 12:22
End of Day Share Price2020/06/02 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
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.