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Computershare

OTCPK:CMSQ.Y
Snowflake Description

Solid track record average dividend payer.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
CMSQ.Y
OTCPK
A$10B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Software
Company description

Computershare Limited provides investor, plan, communication, business, stakeholder relationship management, and technology services worldwide. The last earnings update was 38 days ago. More info.


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CMSQ.Y Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
1.1%
OTCPK:CMSQ.Y
0.6%
US IT
0.4%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-7.5%
OTCPK:CMSQ.Y
17.2%
US IT
3.5%
US Market
CMSQ.Y Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Computershare (CMSQ.Y) 1.1% -7.1% 6.2% -7.5% 62.2% 9.3%
US IT 0.6% 4.5% 26.4% 17.2% 80.2% 96.1%
US Market 0.4% 1.6% 16.4% 3.5% 39.4% 44%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • CMSQ.Y underperformed the IT industry which returned 17.2% over the past year.
  • CMSQ.Y underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 3.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility
CMSQ.Y
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

CMSQ.Y Value

 Is Computershare 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 Computershare 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 Computershare.

OTCPK:CMSQ.Y Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 11 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9.8%
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:CMSQ.Y
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
IT Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.06
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.063 (1 + (1- 30%) (29.08%))
1.187
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.19
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.187 * 5.96%)
9.81%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for OTCPK:CMSQ.Y using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Computershare is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

OTCPK:CMSQ.Y DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 9.81%)
2019 248.00 Analyst x4 225.85
2020 397.40 Analyst x5 329.60
2021 403.75 Analyst x4 304.96
2022 474.07 Analyst x1 326.10
2023 531.15 Est @ 12.04% 332.74
2024 580.28 Est @ 9.25% 331.05
2025 622.59 Est @ 7.29% 323.48
2026 659.47 Est @ 5.92% 312.04
2027 692.22 Est @ 4.97% 298.29
2028 721.95 Est @ 4.29% 283.32
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $3,067.43
OTCPK:CMSQ.Y DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $721.95 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (9.81% – 2.73%)
$10,482.47
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $10,482.47 ÷ (1 + 9.81%)10
$4,113.69
OTCPK:CMSQ.Y Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $3,067.43 + $4,113.69
$7,181.12
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $7,181.12 / 542.96
$19.16
OTCPK:CMSQ.Y Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Exchange Rate USD/AUD
(Reporting currency to currency of ASX:CPU)
1.41
Value per Share
(AUD)
= Value per Share in USD x Exchange Rate (USD/AUD)
= $13.23 x 1.41
A$18.65
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in OTCPK:CMSQ.Y represents 0.69032x of ASX:CPU
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
0.69032x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, USD)
= Value per Share (AUD) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= A$ 18.65 x 0.69032
$12.88
Value per share (USD) From above. $12.88
Current discount Discount to share price of $12.26
= -1 x ($12.26 - $12.88) / $12.88
4.8%

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

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Computershare is available for.
Intrinsic value
5%
Share price is $12.26 vs Future cash flow value of $12.88
Current Discount Checks
For Computershare to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Computershare's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a moderate discount (< 20%).
  • Computershare'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 Computershare's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Computershare's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
OTCPK:CMSQ.Y PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $0.71
ASX:CPU Share Price ** ASX (2019-03-22) in AUD A$17.76
ASX:CPU Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (AUD/ USD) 0.709 $12.59
United States of America IT Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 78 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 29.9x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,058 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.52x

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

** Primary Listing of Computershare.

OTCPK:CMSQ.Y PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= ASX:CPU Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 12.59 ÷ 0.71

17.61x

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

  • Computershare is good value based on earnings compared to the US IT industry average.
  • Computershare is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Computershare's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
OTCPK:CMSQ.Y PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 17.61x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 11 Analysts
0.4%per year
United States of America IT Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 64 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 2.41x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,103 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.48x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

OTCPK:CMSQ.Y PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 17.61x ÷ 0.4%

45.79x

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

  • Computershare is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Computershare's assets?
Raw Data
OTCPK:CMSQ.Y PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $2.71
ASX:CPU Share Price * ASX (2019-03-22) in AUD A$17.76
ASX:CPU Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (AUD/ USD) 0.709 $12.59
United States of America IT Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 121 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 4.39x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,157 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.88x
OTCPK:CMSQ.Y PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= ASX:CPU Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 12.59 ÷ 2.71

4.64x

* Primary Listing of Computershare.

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

  • Computershare is overvalued based on assets compared to the US IT industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Computershare'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 IT 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 IT industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Computershare 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.

CMSQ.Y Future Performance

 How is Computershare expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 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
0.4%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Computershare expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Computershare's earnings growth is positive but not above the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Computershare's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
  • Computershare's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
OTCPK:CMSQ.Y Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
OTCPK:CMSQ.Y Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 11 Analysts 0.4%
OTCPK:CMSQ.Y Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 11 Analysts 2.6%
United States of America IT Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 15.7%
United States of America IT Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 9.2%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.2%

*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:CMSQ.Y Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 11 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
OTCPK:CMSQ.Y Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2022-06-30 2,479 428 1
2021-06-30 2,488 474 408 8
2020-06-30 2,450 497 369 10
2019-06-30 2,355 394 414 10
OTCPK:CMSQ.Y Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 2,301 378 388
2018-09-30 2,299 446 344
2018-06-30 2,298 514 300
2018-03-31 2,240 496 294
2017-12-31 2,183 478 287
2017-09-30 2,147 468 277
2017-06-30 2,110 458 266
2017-03-31 2,099 487 245
2016-12-31 2,088 515 223
2016-09-30 2,026 410 190
2016-06-30 1,964 305 157
2016-03-31 1,956 252 190

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Computershare's earnings are expected to grow by 0.4% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Computershare's revenue is expected to grow by 2.6% 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:CMSQ.Y Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 11 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Computershare Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

OTCPK:CMSQ.Y Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2022-06-30 0.79 0.79 0.79 1.00
2021-06-30 0.76 0.85 0.70 5.00
2020-06-30 0.68 0.78 0.63 7.00
2019-06-30 0.77 0.84 0.63 7.00
OTCPK:CMSQ.Y Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 0.71
2018-09-30 0.63
2018-06-30 0.55
2018-03-31 0.54
2017-12-31 0.53
2017-09-30 0.51
2017-06-30 0.49
2017-03-31 0.45
2016-12-31 0.41
2016-09-30 0.35
2016-06-30 0.29
2016-03-31 0.34

*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.
  • Computershare is expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Computershare'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.
Computershare has a total score of 1/6, 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.

CMSQ.Y Past Performance

  How has Computershare performed over the past 5 years?

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 Computershare's growth in the last year to its industry (IT).
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.
  • Computershare's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Computershare's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (35% vs 14.1%)
  • Computershare's earnings growth has exceeded the US IT industry average in the past year (35% vs 13.7%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Computershare'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 Computershare Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

OTCPK:CMSQ.Y Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 2,301.13 388.20 29.53
2018-09-30 2,299.39 344.13 28.74
2018-06-30 2,297.64 300.06 27.95
2018-03-31 2,240.36 293.77 26.73
2017-12-31 2,183.07 287.48 25.50
2017-09-30 2,146.74 276.94 24.32
2017-06-30 2,110.42 266.40 23.15
2017-03-31 2,099.37 244.81 22.47
2016-12-31 2,088.32 223.23 21.79
2016-09-30 2,026.34 190.28 21.92
2016-06-30 1,964.37 157.33 22.05
2016-03-31 1,956.17 189.83 19.93
2015-12-31 1,947.98 222.33 17.81
2015-09-30 1,959.62 187.95 16.48
2015-06-30 1,971.25 153.58 15.15
2015-03-31 1,985.10 140.52 15.52
2014-12-31 1,998.94 127.46 15.90
2014-09-30 2,007.03 189.43 16.10
2014-06-30 2,015.11 251.40 16.29
2014-03-31 2,015.55 226.63 13.78
2013-12-31 2,015.98 201.86 11.27
2013-09-30 2,017.96 179.44 14.25
2013-06-30 2,019.95 157.01 17.24
2013-03-31 2,014.78 156.49 24.56
2012-12-31 2,009.60 155.96 31.89
2012-09-30 1,908.39 164.41 32.55
2012-06-30 1,807.17 172.86 33.22
2012-03-31 1,709.14 215.78 29.74

*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.
  • Whilst Computershare has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%), this is metric is skewed due to its high level of debt.
  • Computershare used its assets more efficiently than the US IT industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Computershare has improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Computershare'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 IT 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.
Computershare has a total score of 5/6, 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.

CMSQ.Y Health

 How is Computershare'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 Computershare's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Computershare is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Computershare's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Computershare'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 not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.7x 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 Computershare Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

OTCPK:CMSQ.Y Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 1,474.13 1,988.03 539.71
2018-09-30 1,474.13 1,988.03 539.71
2018-06-30 1,333.40 1,481.14 511.79
2018-03-31 1,333.40 1,481.14 511.79
2017-12-31 1,301.49 1,634.72 527.49
2017-09-30 1,301.49 1,634.72 527.49
2017-06-30 1,237.03 1,573.07 498.01
2017-03-31 1,237.03 1,573.07 498.01
2016-12-31 1,151.48 1,795.43 585.94
2016-09-30 1,151.48 1,795.43 585.94
2016-06-30 1,106.53 1,863.31 547.34
2016-03-31 1,106.53 1,863.31 547.34
2015-12-31 1,111.20 1,881.26 499.45
2015-09-30 1,111.20 1,881.26 499.45
2015-06-30 1,177.64 1,769.10 555.90
2015-03-31 1,177.64 1,769.10 555.90
2014-12-31 1,122.41 1,695.29 439.82
2014-09-30 1,122.41 1,695.29 439.82
2014-06-30 1,267.21 1,659.25 465.42
2014-03-31 1,267.21 1,659.25 465.42
2013-12-31 1,198.50 1,721.00 668.25
2013-09-30 1,198.50 1,721.00 668.25
2013-06-30 1,130.94 1,711.66 458.61
2013-03-31 1,130.94 1,711.66 458.61
2012-12-31 1,188.29 1,781.71 446.20
2012-09-30 1,188.29 1,781.71 446.20
2012-06-30 1,154.34 1,754.80 445.75
2012-03-31 1,154.34 1,754.80 445.75
  • Computershare's level of debt (134.9%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (143.4% vs 134.9% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 7.5x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Computershare'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. Computershare has a total score of 3/6, 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.

CMSQ.Y Dividends

 What is Computershare'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
2.34%
Current annual income from Computershare dividends. Estimated to be 2.9% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Computershare shares you are expected to receive $47 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?
  • Computershare's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.47%).
  • Computershare's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.67%).
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:CMSQ.Y 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 11 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America IT Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 33 Stocks 1.4%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2006 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.5%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

OTCPK:CMSQ.Y Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2022-06-30 0.41 1.00
2021-06-30 0.39 10.00
2020-06-30 0.38 12.00
2019-06-30 0.32 11.00
OTCPK:CMSQ.Y Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-02-12 0.295 2.379
2018-08-14 0.294 2.253
2018-02-13 0.275 2.136
2017-08-15 0.285 2.472
2017-02-14 0.250 2.390
2016-09-20 0.244 2.944
2016-08-09 0.254 3.408
2016-02-09 0.227 3.320
2015-08-11 0.219 2.978
2015-02-10 0.218 2.418
2014-09-22 0.232 2.552
2014-08-12 0.266 2.463
2014-02-11 0.250 2.263
2013-09-23 0.244 2.605
2013-08-13 0.249 2.834
2013-02-12 0.249 2.748
2012-09-27 0.285 3.120
2012-08-07 0.285 3.323
2012-02-21 0.271 3.516
2011-08-10 0.264 3.646
2011-02-09 0.275 3.103
2010-08-10 0.246 2.792
2010-02-09 0.228 2.459
2009-08-12 0.181 2.023
2009-03-23 0.150 2.454

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  • Dividends per share have been volatile in the past 10 years (annual drop of over 20%).
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Computershare's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are well covered by earnings (2.4x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (2.1x coverage).
X
Income/ dividend checks
We assess Computershare's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - 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 Computershare afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Computershare has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.


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

CMSQ.Y Management

 What is the CEO of Computershare'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
Stuart Irving
COMPENSATION $3,335,335
AGE 47
TENURE AS CEO 4.7 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Stuart James Irving has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and Executive Director of Computershare Limited since July 1, 2014 and served as its Chief Information Officer since 2008. Mr. Irving held a number of roles at The Royal Bank of Scotland before joining Computershare in 1998 as IT Development Manager in the UK. Mr. Irving worked in South Africa, Canada and the USA before becoming Chief Information Officer for North America in 2005. He was responsible for leading all aspects of Computershare’s global information technology infrastructure and line-of-business application management. He has been the Chairman of Karvy Computershare Private Limited since April 18, 2017. He has been a Director of Karvy Computershare Private Limited since April 07, 2016. He serves as a Director of SETL Development Ltd.

CEO Compensation
  • Stuart's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
  • Stuart's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure of the Computershare management team in years:

4.7
Average Tenure
  • The tenure for the Computershare management team is about average.
Management Team

Stuart Irving

TITLE
CEO, President & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
47
TENURE
4.7 yrs

Mark Davis

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
$2M
TENURE
5.7 yrs

Mark McDougall

TITLE
Chief Information Officer
COMPENSATION
$1M
TENURE
4.7 yrs

Steve Rothbloom

TITLE
CEO & President of North America for Computershare Inc (US)
COMPENSATION
$2M
TENURE
19.2 yrs

Paul Conn

TITLE
President of Global Capital Markets - Computershare Inc (US)
COMPENSATION
$1M
TENURE
13.2 yrs

Naz Sarkar

TITLE
President of UK
COMPENSATION
$1M

Steffen H. Herfurth

TITLE
President of Continental Europe for CPU Deutschland GmbH & Co KG
COMPENSATION
$849K

Scott Cameron

TITLE
President of Australia & New Zealand - Computershare Investor Services Pty Ltd
COMPENSATION
$808K

Stuart Swartz

TITLE
CEO & President - Computershare Trust Company of Canada
COMPENSATION
$825K
TENURE
4.4 yrs

CP Yap

TITLE
President & CEO of Computershare Asia
COMPENSATION
$629K
TENURE
0.8 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

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

3.9
Average Tenure
58
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Computershare board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Simon Jones

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$272K
AGE
62
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Stuart Irving

TITLE
CEO, President & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
47
TENURE
4.7 yrs

Chris Morris

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$116K
AGE
70
TENURE
8.5 yrs

Tiffany Fuller

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$175K
AGE
48
TENURE
4.4 yrs

Joe Velli

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$160K
AGE
60
TENURE
4.4 yrs

Abi Cleland

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$44K
AGE
44
TENURE
1.1 yrs

Lisa Gay

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$51K
AGE
56
TENURE
1.1 yrs

Paul Reynolds

TITLE
Independent Non Executive Director
AGE
61
TENURE
0.4 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
X
Management checks
We assess Computershare'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. Computershare 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.

CMSQ.Y News

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CMSQ.Y Company Info

Description

Computershare Limited provides investor, plan, communication, business, stakeholder relationship management, and technology services worldwide. The company’s investor services comprise the provision of registry maintenance and related services; plan services operations include the provision of administration and related services for employee share and option plans; and communication services consist of document composition and printing, intelligent mailing, inbound process automation, scanning, and electronic delivery. Its business services operations include the provision of corporate trust, class action, bankruptcy, childcare voucher administration, tenant bond protection, utilities administration, and mutual fund administration support services, as well as mortgage servicing activities; and stakeholder relationship management services group offers investor analysis, investor communication and management, and information services to companies, including their employees, shareholders, and other security industry participants. The company’s technology services consist of the provision of software in share registry and financial services. It also offers transfer agencies, licensed dealers, and deposit protection services. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Abbotsford, Australia.

Details
Name: Computershare Limited
CMSQ.Y
Exchange: OTCPK
Founded: 1978
A$6,836,993,913
542,955,868
Website: http://www.computershare.com
Address: Computershare Limited
Yarra Falls,
452 Johnston Street,
Abbotsford,
Victoria, 3067,
Australia
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
ASX CPU Ordinary Shares Australian Securities Exchange AU AUD 02. Jun 1994
OTCPK CMSQ.F Ordinary Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 02. Jun 1994
DB QCH Ordinary Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 02. Jun 1994
CHIA CPU Ordinary Shares Chi-X Australia AU AUD 02. Jun 1994
OTCPK CMSQ.Y SPONSORED ADR Pink Sheets LLC US USD 06. Jul 2004
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
18,360
Computershare employees.
Industry
Data Processing and Outsourced Services
Software
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/22 23:51
End of day share price update: 2019/03/22 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/03/22
Last earnings filing: 2019/02/12
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/06/30


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.