OTCPK:WANS.F

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

WANdisco plc engages in the development and provision of collaboration software in North America, Europe, and internationally.


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet with limited growth.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: WANS.F has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

WANS.F

0.8%

US Software

0.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

-13.9%

WANS.F

40.0%

US Software

24.6%

US Market

Return vs Industry: WANS.F underperformed the US Software industry which returned 39.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WANS.F underperformed the US Market which returned 24.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WANS.FIndustryMarket
7 Day0%0.8%0.6%
30 Day3.5%6.0%3.0%
90 Day9.7%17.3%10.6%
1 Year-13.9%-13.9%41.3%40.0%27.3%24.6%
3 Year74.8%74.8%139.7%130.2%50.5%40.8%
5 Year-8.8%-8.8%220.7%198.4%78.9%59.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

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

13.45x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WANS.F ($5.68) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($4.86)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

PE vs Market: WANS.F 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 WANS.F's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WANS.F is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (13.3x) compared to the US Software industry average (5.9x).


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Future Growth

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

55.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WANS.F is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: WANS.F is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: WANS.F is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: WANS.F's revenue (27.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WANS.F's revenue (27.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if WANS.F's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has WANdisco performed over the past 5 years?

18.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WANS.F is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: WANS.F is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WANS.F is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 18.7% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: WANS.F is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (20.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WANS.F has a negative Return on Equity (-118.86%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is WANdisco's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WANS.F's short term assets ($24.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($8.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: WANS.F's short term assets ($24.0M) exceed its long term liabilities ($4.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WANS.F's debt to equity ratio (15.1%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: WANS.F's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0% to 15.1% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: WANS.F's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 7.8x debt).


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: WANS.F has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if WANS.F has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.3%forecastin3Years0%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate WANS.F's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WANS.F's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WANS.F's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WANS.F's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of WANS.F's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

3.1yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

David Richards (48yo)

3.3yrs

Tenure

US$891,000

Compensation

Mr. David James Richards Co-Founded WANdisco plc in 2005 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since October 6, 2016 and its President since October 13, 2016. Mr. Richards served as Chief Executive Offi ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD891.00K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.08M).

Compensation vs Earnings: David's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

3.1yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: WANS.F's management team is considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

3.1yrs

Average Tenure

57.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: WANS.F's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 8.6%.


Management Team

  • Erik Miller (59yo)

    CFO & Director

    • Tenure: 3.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$399.00k
  • David Richards (48yo)

    Co-Founder

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$891.00k
  • Anne Lynch (63yo)

    Senior Vice President of Human Resources

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
  • Yeturu Aahlad (61yo)

    Inventor

    • Tenure: 2.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$168.00k
  • Peter Scott (41yo)

    Senior Vice President of Business Development

    • Mohammad Akhtar

      Chief Architect

      • Larry Webster

        General Counsel & Company Secretary

        • Tenure: 2.8yrs
      • Keith Graham

        Senior Vice President of Global Sales

        • Tenure: 4yrs
      • Alex Gee

        Vice President of Marketing & Communications

        • Tenure: 2.8yrs
      • Daud Khan

        Vice President of Corporate Development


        Board Members

        • Erik Miller (59yo)

          CFO & Director

          • Tenure: 3.1yrs
          • Compensation: US$399.00k
        • David Richards (48yo)

          Co-Founder

          • Tenure: 3.3yrs
          • Compensation: US$891.00k
        • Karl Monaghan (56yo)

          Non-Executive Director

          • Tenure: 3.1yrs
          • Compensation: US$40.00k
        • Yeturu Aahlad (61yo)

          Inventor

          • Tenure: 2.9yrs
          • Compensation: US$168.00k
        • William Dollens (40yo)

          Non-Executive Director

          • Tenure: 3.3yrs
          • Compensation: US$40.00k
        • Bob Corey (67yo)

          Vice Chairman

          • Tenure: 1.2yrs
          • Compensation: US$6.00k

        Company Information

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


        Key Information

        • Name: WANdisco plc
        • Ticker: WANS.F
        • Exchange: OTCPK
        • Founded: 2005
        • Industry: Systems Software
        • Sector: Software
        • Market Cap: UK£224.803m
        • Listing Market Cap: UK£294.680m
        • Shares outstanding: 48.24m
        • Website: https://www.wandisco.com

        Number of Employees


        Location

        • WANdisco plc
        • Electric Works
        • Sheffield Digital Campus
        • Sheffield
        • S1 2BJ
        • United Kingdom

        Listings

        TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
        WANDAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJun 2012
        WANS.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJun 2012
        WD4DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJun 2012

        Biography

        WANdisco plc engages in the development and provision of collaboration software in North America, Europe, and internationally. It offers WANdisco Fusion, a general-purpose replication platform transfers data across various environments with guaranteed consistency, no downtime, and no data loss. In addition, the company offers cloud migration, cloud replication, data lakes, developer collaboration, disaster recovery, hybrid cloud, Internet of things, and real-time analytics solutions. It serves Big Data and Cloud Fusion customers, as well as original equipment manufacturers in various sectors, including automotive, entertainment, health care, utilities, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, developer collaboration, financial services, and government. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Sheffield, the United Kingdom. 


        Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

        All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
        DataLast Updated (UTC time)
        Company Analysis2020/01/24 01:15
        End of Day Share Price2020/01/07 00:00
        Earnings2019/06/30
        Annual Earnings2018/12/31


        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.