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Huntsworth

OTCPK:HWTF.F
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with moderate growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
HWTF.F
OTCPK
£356M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Media
Company description

Huntsworth plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a healthcare and communications company in the United Kingdom and rest of Europe, the United States, and internationally. The last earnings update was 200 days ago. More info.


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HWTF.F Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0%
OTCPK:HWTF.F
1.4%
US Media
-0.1%
US Market
1 Year Returns
18.8%
OTCPK:HWTF.F
-3.3%
US Media
2.8%
US Market
HWTF.F Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Huntsworth (HWTF.F) 0% 0% -5% 18.8% - 20.8%
US Media 1.4% 8.4% -0.2% -3.3% 18.6% 1.3%
US Market -0.1% 4.8% -1.9% 2.8% 46.7% 38.9%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • HWTF.F outperformed the Media industry which returned -3.3% over the past year.
  • HWTF.F outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 2.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility
HWTF.F
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Huntsworth undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Huntsworth to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Huntsworth.

OTCPK:HWTF.F Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9.1%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for OTCPK:HWTF.F
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 7.3%
Media Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.79
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.791 (1 + (1- 19%) (14.06%))
0.881
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.88
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (0.881 * 7.27%)
9.13%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for OTCPK:HWTF.F using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Huntsworth is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We use analyst's estimates of cash flows going forward 5 years for the 1st stage, the 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

OTCPK:HWTF.F DCF 1st Stage: Next 5 year cash flow forecast
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Levered FCF (GBP, Millions) 29.05 33.15 34.35 35.60 36.90
Source Analyst x2 Analyst x2 Est @ 3.63% Est @ 3.63% Est @ 3.63%
Present Value
Discounted (@ 9.13%)
26.62 27.83 26.43 25.10 23.84
Present value of next 5 years cash flows £129.82
OTCPK:HWTF.F DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2023 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= £36.90 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (9.13% – 2.73%)
£592.04
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)5
= £592.04 ÷ (1 + 9.13%)5
£382.46
OTCPK:HWTF.F Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 5 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= £129.82 + £382.46
£512.28
Equity Value per Share
(GBP)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= £512.28 / 345.47
£1.91
OTCPK:HWTF.F Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in OTCPK:HWTF.F represents 1.29126x of LSE:HNT
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
1.29126x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, USD)
= Value per Share (GBP) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= £ 1.48 x 1.29126
$1.91
Value per share (USD) From above. $1.91
Current discount Discount to share price of $1.33
= -1 x ($1.33 - $1.91) / $1.91
30.5%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Huntsworth is available for.
Intrinsic value
31%
Share price is $1.33 vs Future cash flow value of $1.91
Current Discount Checks
For Huntsworth to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Huntsworth's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • Huntsworth's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Huntsworth's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Huntsworth's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
OTCPK:HWTF.F PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-06-30) in GBP £0.05
LSE:HNT Share Price ** LSE (2018-11-12) in GBP £1.03
United States of America Media Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 42 Publicly-Listed Media Companies 12.6x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,043 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.77x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Huntsworth.

OTCPK:HWTF.F PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= LSE:HNT Share Price ÷ EPS (both in GBP)

= 1.03 ÷ 0.05

18.77x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Huntsworth is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Media industry average.
  • Huntsworth is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Huntsworth's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
OTCPK:HWTF.F PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 18.77x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts
15.5%per year
United States of America Media Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 28 Publicly-Listed Media Companies 1.16x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,115 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.35x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

OTCPK:HWTF.F PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 18.77x ÷ 15.5%

1.21x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Huntsworth is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Huntsworth's assets?
Raw Data
OTCPK:HWTF.F PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-06-30) in GBP £0.49
LSE:HNT Share Price * LSE (2018-11-12) in GBP £1.03
United States of America Media Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 72 Publicly-Listed Media Companies 1.73x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,116 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.8x
OTCPK:HWTF.F PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= LSE:HNT Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in GBP)

= 1.03 ÷ 0.49

2.1x

* Primary Listing of Huntsworth.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Huntsworth is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Media industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Huntsworth's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Media industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Media industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Huntsworth has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Huntsworth expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
15.5%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Huntsworth expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Huntsworth's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Huntsworth's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • Huntsworth's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
OTCPK:HWTF.F Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
OTCPK:HWTF.F Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts 15.5%
OTCPK:HWTF.F Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 3 Analysts 7.9%
United States of America Media Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.9%
United States of America Media Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.8%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
OTCPK:HWTF.F Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (7 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
OTCPK:HWTF.F Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 299 44 37 1
2021-12-31 282 39 33 1
2020-12-31 269 36 30 2
2019-12-31 254 37 25 3
2018-12-31 223 25 21 3
OTCPK:HWTF.F Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-06-30 205 14 18
2018-03-31 201 18 17
2017-12-31 197 23 16
2017-09-30 192 19 6
2017-06-30 188 15 -4
2017-03-31 184 12 -11
2016-12-31 180 9 -18
2016-09-30 176 7 -12
2016-06-30 172 5 -5
2016-03-31 170 9 -22
2015-12-31 168 12 -39
2015-09-30 167 14 -72

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Huntsworth's earnings are expected to grow by 15.5% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Huntsworth's revenue is expected to grow by 7.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
OTCPK:HWTF.F Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (7 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Huntsworth Company Filings, last reported 7 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

OTCPK:HWTF.F Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 0.11 0.11 0.11 1.00
2021-12-31 0.10 0.10 0.10 1.00
2020-12-31 0.08 0.09 0.08 2.00
2019-12-31 0.07 0.08 0.06 2.00
2018-12-31 0.06 0.06 0.06 2.00
OTCPK:HWTF.F Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2018-06-30 0.05
2018-03-31 0.05
2017-12-31 0.05
2017-09-30 0.02
2017-06-30 -0.01
2017-03-31 -0.03
2016-12-31 -0.06
2016-09-30 -0.04
2016-06-30 -0.02
2016-03-31 -0.07
2015-12-31 -0.12
2015-09-30 -0.22

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Huntsworth will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Huntsworth's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Huntsworth has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Huntsworth performed over the past 5 years?

  • Huntsworth's last earnings update was 200 days ago.
The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Huntsworth's growth in the last year to its industry (Media).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Huntsworth's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Huntsworth has become profitable in the last year making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to the 5-year average.
  • Huntsworth has become profitable in the last year making it difficult to compare the US Media industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Huntsworth's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Huntsworth Company Filings, last reported 7 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

OTCPK:HWTF.F Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-06-30 204.96 17.99 48.20
2018-03-31 200.97 16.83 48.20
2017-12-31 196.98 15.67 48.20
2017-09-30 192.38 5.79 47.60
2017-06-30 187.78 -4.08 46.99
2017-03-31 183.96 -11.17 46.99
2016-12-31 180.14 -18.26 46.99
2016-09-30 175.92 -11.71 46.93
2016-06-30 171.71 -5.16 46.86
2016-03-31 170.05 -22.30 46.86
2015-12-31 168.40 -39.44 46.86
2015-09-30 167.15 -71.75 45.59
2015-06-30 165.89 -104.06 44.32
2015-03-31 165.81 -80.11 44.32
2014-12-31 165.73 -56.17 44.32
2014-09-30 166.16 -22.25 41.86
2014-06-30 166.59 11.67 39.39
2014-03-31 169.49 12.49 39.39
2013-12-31 172.40 13.32 39.39
2013-09-30 173.06 13.61 38.93
2013-06-30 173.72 13.89 38.46
2013-03-31 173.37 14.61 38.46
2012-12-31 173.03 15.32 38.46
2012-09-30 174.70 13.75 40.37
2012-06-30 176.37 12.18 42.27
2012-03-31 176.31 10.95 42.27

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Huntsworth has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Huntsworth used its assets less efficiently than the US Media industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Huntsworth has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Huntsworth's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Media industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Huntsworth has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Huntsworth's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Huntsworth's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Huntsworth is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Huntsworth's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Huntsworth's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 2.1x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Huntsworth Company Filings, last reported 7 months ago.

OTCPK:HWTF.F Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-06-30 162.61 50.03 11.64
2018-03-31 162.61 50.03 11.64
2017-12-31 157.40 46.31 10.05
2017-09-30 157.40 46.31 10.05
2017-06-30 150.95 63.99 36.66
2017-03-31 150.95 63.99 36.66
2016-12-31 152.32 45.91 14.98
2016-09-30 152.32 45.91 14.98
2016-06-30 154.12 47.06 10.54
2016-03-31 154.12 47.06 10.54
2015-12-31 155.30 39.29 8.92
2015-09-30 155.30 39.29 8.92
2015-06-30 146.14 47.29 13.68
2015-03-31 146.14 47.29 13.68
2014-12-31 193.87 44.42 8.83
2014-09-30 193.87 44.42 8.83
2014-06-30 249.85 44.68 9.14
2014-03-31 249.85 44.68 9.14
2013-12-31 257.64 40.66 8.58
2013-09-30 257.64 40.66 8.58
2013-06-30 225.32 73.90 4.86
2013-03-31 225.32 73.90 4.86
2012-12-31 214.16 71.61 4.68
2012-09-30 214.16 71.61 4.68
2012-06-30 210.30 74.83 5.18
2012-03-31 210.30 74.83 5.18
  • Huntsworth's level of debt (30.8%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (32.6% vs 30.8% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (28.6%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 12.8x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Huntsworth's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Huntsworth has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
1.94%
Current annual income from Huntsworth dividends. Estimated to be 2.86% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Huntsworth shares you are expected to receive $39 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Huntsworth's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.45%).
  • Huntsworth's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.63%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
OTCPK:HWTF.F Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Media Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 28 Stocks 2.2%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1996 Stocks 2.6%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.9%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.5%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

OTCPK:HWTF.F Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 0.04 1.00
2021-12-31 0.04 1.00
2020-12-31 0.03 2.00
2019-12-31 0.03 3.00
2018-12-31 0.02 3.00
OTCPK:HWTF.F Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2018-05-29 0.020 1.784
2017-04-25 0.018 2.352
2016-04-26 0.018 4.222
2016-03-15 0.018 4.268
2015-08-28 0.010 2.600
2015-04-30 0.018 4.205
2015-04-10 0.018 4.378
2014-10-28 0.035 8.097
2014-04-30 0.035 7.098
2014-04-29 0.035 5.609
2013-04-25 0.035 5.502
2012-04-03 0.035 7.756
2012-04-02 0.035 6.968
2011-03-23 0.035 6.525
2011-03-22 0.035 4.992
2010-03-01 0.029 3.836
2010-02-24 0.029 4.329
2009-08-27 0.028 4.116
2009-04-09 0.027 4.712
2009-03-23 0.027 5.384
2009-02-10 0.026 6.438

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  • Dividends per share have been volatile in the past 10 years (annual drop of over 20%).
  • Dividends per share have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Huntsworth's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are well covered by earnings (2.6x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (3x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Huntsworth's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.9%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Huntsworth afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Huntsworth has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Huntsworth's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Paul Taaffe
COMPENSATION £4,240,000
TENURE AS CEO 3.8 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Paul Taaffe has been the Chief Executive Officer of Huntsworth plc since April 07, 2015. Mr. Taaffe served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hill & Knowlton Ltd. until January 2011. Mr. Taaffe served as the Chief Executive Officer, Worldwide President and Acting General Manager of Hill & Knowlton Inc., a holding of Hill & Knowlton Canada. He served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hill+Knowlton Strategies Ltd. until January 2011. He served as the President of Hill & Knowlton in Europe, Middle East & Africa and served as Chief Executive of Hill & Knowlton UK. He served as Managing Director of Shandwick Consultants and was responsible for financial public relations, corporate and business-to-business communications programs on both national and international clients. Mr. Taaffe ran a group in a strategic communications consultancy, where he developed communication programs for organizations such as Digital Equipment, General Electric, Unisys, Crosfield Electronics and Kodak. He served as the Chairman of Hill & Knowlton Inc. until January 2011. He serves as Director of Huntsworth plc. He served as a Director of The Council of Public Relations Firms until October 2009.

CEO Compensation
  • Paul's compensation has increased in line with Huntsworth recently becoming profitable.
  • Paul's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure of the Huntsworth management team in years:

3.8
Average Tenure
  • The tenure for the Huntsworth management team is about average.
Management Team

Paul Taaffe

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
£4M
TENURE
3.8 yrs

Neil Jones

TITLE
CFO & Director
COMPENSATION
£770K
AGE
52
TENURE
3 yrs

Tom Chandos

TITLE
Head of Media Sector - Grayling
AGE
65

Martin Morrow

TITLE
Company Secretary
TENURE
6.2 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Huntsworth board of directors in years:

2.1
Average Tenure
61
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Huntsworth board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Derek Mapp

TITLE
Chairman
AGE
68
TENURE
4.2 yrs

Paul Taaffe

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
£4M

Neil Jones

TITLE
CFO & Director
COMPENSATION
£770K
AGE
52

Nicky Dulieu

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
TENURE
4.1 yrs

Pat Billingham

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
TENURE
3.2 yrs

Andy Boland

TITLE
Senior Independent Director
AGE
47
TENURE
1.1 yrs

Liz Anderson

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
AGE
61
TENURE
1.1 yrs

David Lowden

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
AGE
61
TENURE
0.1 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • Information is not available.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
12. Nov 18 Sell Neil Jones Individual 12. Nov 18 12. Nov 18 -4,970 $1.43 $-7,092
12. Nov 18 Buy Neil Jones Individual 12. Nov 18 12. Nov 18 4,970 $1.43 $7,124
19. Apr 18 Sell Neil Jones Individual 19. Apr 18 19. Apr 18 -122,428 $1.38 $-169,480
19. Apr 18 Buy Neil Jones Individual 19. Apr 18 19. Apr 18 122,428 $1.38 $169,532
16. Apr 18 Sell Neil Jones Individual 16. Apr 18 16. Apr 18 -144,590 $1.39 $-200,562
16. Apr 18 Buy Neil Jones Individual 16. Apr 18 16. Apr 18 144,590 $1.39 $200,624
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Management checks
We assess Huntsworth's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Huntsworth has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

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Company Info

Map
Description

Huntsworth plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a healthcare and communications company in the United Kingdom and rest of Europe, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through four divisions: Medical, Marketing, Immersive, and Communications. The Medical division provides scientific strategy and communications, publications planning and delivery, specialized medical writing, medical education, and payer and value communications services, as well as support services for internal medical teams. This division serves pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. The Marketing division markets prescription drugs to consumers and healthcare professionals; and provides healthcare public relations agency and payer marketing services. This segment serves biotech and pharma, OTC, wellness, and lifestyle brands. The Immersive division creates and delivers live experiences, and scientific and interactive contents; creates and produces various films, including short and internal engagement films, documentaries, and action demonstrations; develops immersive experiences for employees training and explaining complex science; and designs strategic and creative programs to engage internal audiences. This division primarily serves healthcare industry. The Communications division provides public relations and affairs, and investor relations solutions; and communication consulting services primarily for cross-border financial transactions and multinationals to broaden their global footprint, as well as develops and manages campaigns, runs press offices, and steers brands and businesses through engagement with media, consumers, customer stakeholders, and internal audiences. The company was formerly known as Holmes & Marchant Group plc and changed its name to Huntsworth plc in July 1999. Huntsworth plc was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: Huntsworth plc
HWTF.F
Exchange: OTCPK
Founded: 1983
£460,400,709
345,470,389
Website: http://www.huntsworth.com
Address: Huntsworth plc
26 Southampton Buildings,
8th Floor,
London,
Greater London, WC2A 1AN,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
LSE HNT Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange GB GBP 02. Jan 1992
OTCPK HWTF.F Ordinary Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 02. Jan 1992
BATS-CHIXE HNTl Ordinary Shares BATS 'Chi-X Europe' GB GBP 02. Jan 1992
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
1,560
Huntsworth employees.
Industry
Advertising
Media
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/02/09 23:57
End of day share price update: 2018/11/12 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/02/06
Last earnings filing: 2018/07/24
Last earnings reported: 2018/06/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2017/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.