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James Cropper

BST:6JC
Snowflake Description

High growth potential established dividend payer.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
6JC
BST
£70M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Materials
Company description

James Cropper PLC manufactures and sells papers products and advanced materials. The last earnings update was 133 days ago. More info.


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  • James Cropper has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
6JC Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
18.9%
BST:6JC
12.8%
Europe Forestry
9.9%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
-25.6%
BST:6JC
-16.7%
Europe Forestry
-17.5%
DE Market
6JC Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
James Cropper (6JC) 18.9% -37.6% -44.9% -25.6% -51.2% -
Europe Forestry 12.8% -12.8% -22.9% -16.7% -28.4% -10.2%
DE Market 9.9% -16.6% -24.8% -17.5% -24.5% -28.1%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • 6JC underperformed the Forestry industry which returned -16.7% over the past year.
  • 6JC underperformed the Market in Germany which returned -17.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility
6JC
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is James Cropper 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 James Cropper 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 James Cropper.

BST:6JC Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model Dividend Discount Model
Dividend Per Share Company Filings (2019-09-28) in GBP £ 0.14
Payout Ratio Company Filings (2019-09-28) 2682.2%
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 6.6%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year DE Government Bond Rate -0.4%

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 BST:6JC
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year DE Govt Bond Rate -0.4%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6.1%
Forestry Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.04
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.039 (1 + (1- 19%) (22.59%))
1.153
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.15
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= -0.39% + (1.153 * 6.07%)
6.61%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for BST:6JC using Dividend Discount Model Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for James Cropper is arrived at by discounting future dividends to their present value. This approach is used for finance firms where free cash flow is difficult to estimate (e.g. Banks/ Insurance firms).

If the firm does not pay the majority of its earnings out as a dividend this method will often arrive at a value significantly lower than the share price.

See our documentation to learn about this calculation.

BST:6JC Gordon Growth Model
Calculation Result
Value per share = Expected dividends per share / (Discount Rate - Perpetual growth rate)
= £0.14 / (6.61% - -0.39%)
£2.14
BST:6JC Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in BST:6JC represents 1.03424x of AIM:CRPR
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
1.03424x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, EUR)
= Value per Share (GBP) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= £ 2.00 x 1.03424
€2.07
Value per share (EUR) From above. €2.07
Current discount Discount to share price of €7.55
= -1 x (€7.55 - €2.07) / €2.07
-265%

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

  • The current share price of James Cropper is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
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 James Cropper's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are James Cropper's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
BST:6JC PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-09-28) in GBP £0.28
AIM:CRPR Share Price ** AIM (2020-03-31) in GBP £7.3
Europe Forestry Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 31 Publicly-Listed Forestry Companies 8.98x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 399 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.31x

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

** Primary Listing of James Cropper.

BST:6JC PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= AIM:CRPR Share Price ÷ EPS (both in GBP)

= 7.3 ÷ 0.28

25.66x

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

  • James Cropper is overvalued based on earnings compared to the Europe Forestry industry average.
  • James Cropper is overvalued based on earnings compared to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does James Cropper's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
BST:6JC PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 25.66x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts
34.2%per year
Europe Forestry Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 21 Publicly-Listed Forestry Companies 0.43x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 255 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.18x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

BST:6JC PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 25.66x ÷ 34.2%

0.75x

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

  • James Cropper is good value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on James Cropper's assets?
Raw Data
BST:6JC PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-09-28) in GBP £2.30
AIM:CRPR Share Price * AIM (2020-03-31) in GBP £7.3
Europe Forestry Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 38 Publicly-Listed Forestry Companies 0.9x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 571 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.43x
BST:6JC PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= AIM:CRPR Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in GBP)

= 7.3 ÷ 2.30

3.18x

* Primary Listing of James Cropper.

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

  • James Cropper is overvalued based on assets compared to the Europe Forestry industry average.
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Value checks
We assess James Cropper'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 Forestry 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 Forestry industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. James Cropper 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 James Cropper expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

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
34.2%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is James Cropper expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • James Cropper's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of -0.4%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • James Cropper's earnings growth is expected to exceed the Germany market average.
  • James Cropper's revenue growth is expected to exceed the Germany market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
BST:6JC Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
BST:6JC Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts 34.2%
BST:6JC Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 1 Analysts 5.5%
Europe Forestry Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average -8.1%
Europe Forestry Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 0.7%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.4%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.1%

*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
BST:6JC Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
BST:6JC Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2022-03-31 119 11 7 1
2021-03-31 114 10 6 1
2020-03-31
2020-03-31 107 5 5 1
BST:6JC Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-09-28 104 4 3
2019-06-28 103 4 3
2019-03-30 102 3 2
2018-12-30 101 3 3
2018-09-29 100 3 3
2018-06-29 98 4 4
2018-03-31 97 6 4
2017-12-31 96 7 5
2017-09-30 95 8 5
2017-06-30 94 7 5
2017-04-01 93 7 5
2017-01-01 92 7 4
2016-10-01 92 7 4

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • James Cropper's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • James Cropper's revenue is expected to grow by 5.5% 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
BST:6JC Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from James Cropper Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

BST:6JC Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2022-03-31 0.78 0.78 0.78 1.00
2021-03-31 0.60 0.60 0.60 1.00
2020-03-31
2020-03-31 0.47 0.47 0.47 1.00
BST:6JC Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2019-09-28 0.28
2019-06-28 0.26
2019-03-30 0.24
2018-12-30 0.29
2018-09-29 0.33
2018-06-29 0.38
2018-03-31 0.43
2017-12-31 0.49
2017-09-30 0.55
2017-06-30 0.52
2017-04-01 0.49
2017-01-01 0.45
2016-10-01 0.41

*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.
  • James Cropper 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 James Cropper'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 Europe market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Europe 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.
James Cropper has a total score of 5/6, 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 James Cropper 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 James Cropper's growth in the last year to its industry (Forestry).
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.
  • James Cropper's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years, however the most recent earnings are below average.
  • James Cropper's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • James Cropper's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the Europe Forestry industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
James Cropper'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 James Cropper Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

BST:6JC Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-09-28 104.20 2.72 28.72
2019-06-28 102.96 2.52 28.72
2019-03-30 101.71 2.31 28.72
2018-12-30 100.61 2.72 28.32
2018-09-29 99.51 3.13 27.92
2018-06-29 98.09 3.61 27.91
2018-03-31 96.66 4.09 27.90
2017-12-31 95.70 4.65 27.31
2017-09-30 94.73 5.20 26.72
2017-06-30 93.71 4.92 26.66
2017-04-01 92.69 4.63 26.60
2017-01-01 92.20 4.23 26.06
2016-10-01 91.72 3.83 25.52
2016-07-01 90.07 3.41 25.57
2016-04-02 88.43 2.99 25.62
2016-01-02 86.89 2.52 24.36
2015-09-26 85.36 2.05 23.09
2015-06-26 84.36 1.97 23.10
2015-03-28 83.37 1.88 23.11
2014-12-28 83.01 1.85 22.37
2014-09-27 82.66 1.82 21.64
2014-06-27 83.76 1.59 21.63
2014-03-29 84.87 1.37 21.62
2013-12-29 83.81 0.81 21.26
2013-09-28 82.75 0.26 20.91
2013-06-28 81.11 0.56 20.79

*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.
  • James Cropper has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • James Cropper used its assets less efficiently than the Europe Forestry industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • James Cropper's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess James Cropper'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 Forestry 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.
James Cropper has a total score of 1/6, 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 James Cropper'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 James Cropper's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • James Cropper is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • James Cropper's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of James Cropper'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.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 3.4x 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 James Cropper Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago.

BST:6JC Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-09-28 21.94 11.25 0.44
2019-06-28 21.94 11.25 0.44
2019-03-30 21.28 8.99 2.38
2018-12-30 21.28 8.99 2.38
2018-09-29 23.04 11.01 4.44
2018-06-29 23.04 11.01 4.44
2018-03-31 23.35 7.92 5.60
2017-12-31 23.35 7.92 5.60
2017-09-30 23.40 10.61 5.91
2017-06-30 23.40 10.61 5.91
2017-04-01 19.09 7.22 1.92
2017-01-01 19.09 7.22 1.92
2016-10-01 16.04 10.05 3.43
2016-07-01 16.04 10.05 3.43
2016-04-02 26.69 7.75 3.19
2016-01-02 26.69 7.75 3.19
2015-09-26 20.01 8.91
2015-06-26 20.01 8.91
2015-03-28 18.86 5.20 2.72
2014-12-28 18.86 5.20 2.72
2014-09-27 19.60 9.81 1.63
2014-06-27 19.60 9.81 1.63
2014-03-29 20.27 6.42 0.69
2013-12-29 20.27 6.42 0.69
2013-09-28 18.76 11.52 1.21
2013-06-28 18.76 11.52 1.21
  • James Cropper's level of debt (51.3%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (29.9% vs 51.3% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (39.5%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 7.7x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess James Cropper'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. James Cropper has a total score of 4/6, 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 James Cropper'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
1.85%
Current annual income from James Cropper dividends. Estimated to be 1.92% next year.
If you bought €2,000 of James Cropper shares you are expected to receive €37 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?
  • James Cropper's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in Germany (1.68%).
  • James Cropper's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in Germany (4.97%).
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
BST:6JC 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 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Europe Forestry Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 23 Stocks 5.4%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 323 Stocks 3.8%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.9%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.7%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

BST:6JC Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2022-03-31 0.15 1.00
2021-03-31 0.14 1.00
2020-03-31
2020-03-31 0.14 1.00
BST:6JC Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-06-25 0.135 1.130
2018-06-26 0.135 1.179
2017-06-27 0.118 0.729
2016-06-28 0.093 0.825
2016-06-01 0.093 1.236
2015-06-23 0.085 1.402
2014-08-11 0.079 1.911
2014-06-24 0.079 2.043
2013-06-25 0.079 2.280
2012-07-03 0.079 4.026
2012-06-26 0.079 4.661
2011-06-28 0.079 4.315
2011-06-27 0.079 3.862
2010-06-22 0.075 4.492
2010-06-21 0.075 5.688
2009-06-23 0.051 3.963
2009-06-01 0.051 4.575

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

  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of James Cropper's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are well covered by earnings (2.1x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (4.9x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess James Cropper'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 James Cropper afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. James Cropper has a total score of 5/6, 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 James Cropper'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
Phil Wild
COMPENSATION £247,000
AGE 50
TENURE AS CEO 7.4 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Philip I. Wild, BEng, also known as Phil, serves as the Managing Director of James Cropper Converting Limited and James Cropper Speciality Papers Ltd. Mr. Wild has been the Chief Executive Officer of James Cropper plc since October 8, 2012. Mr. Wild served as the Managing Director of 3M Security Print and Systems. He has been an Executive Director of James Cropper plc since October 2012.

CEO Compensation
  • Phil's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.
  • Phil's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the James Cropper management team in years:

6.2
Average Tenure
55
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the James Cropper management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Phil Wild

TITLE
CEO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£247K
AGE
50
TENURE
7.4 yrs

Isabelle Maddock

TITLE
Group Finance Director & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£191K
AGE
51
TENURE
5.7 yrs

Karl Watson

TITLE
COO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£184K
AGE
55
TENURE
6.2 yrs

Patrick Willink

TITLE
CTO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£168K
AGE
55
TENURE
6.2 yrs

Martin Thompson

TITLE
Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£214K
AGE
60

Steve Adams

TITLE
MD of Paper Division & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£178K
AGE
54
TENURE
3.2 yrs

James Cropper

TITLE
Honorary President
AGE
81
TENURE
6.7 yrs

Caroline Noble

TITLE
Head of Information

Kate Rowling

TITLE
Head of Health

Jim Aldridge

TITLE
Company Secretary
TENURE
4.3 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the James Cropper board of directors in years:

6.7
Average Tenure
54
Average Age
  • The tenure for the James Cropper board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Mark A. Cropper

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
£93K
AGE
45
TENURE
9.7 yrs

Phil Wild

TITLE
CEO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£247K
AGE
50
TENURE
7.4 yrs

Isabelle Maddock

TITLE
Group Finance Director & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£191K
AGE
51
TENURE
5.7 yrs

Karl Watson

TITLE
COO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£184K
AGE
55
TENURE
6.2 yrs

Patrick Willink

TITLE
CTO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£168K
AGE
55
TENURE
22 yrs

Martin Thompson

TITLE
Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£214K
AGE
60
TENURE
6.7 yrs

Steve Adams

TITLE
MD of Paper Division & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£178K
AGE
54
TENURE
3.2 yrs

Jim Sharp

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£35K
AGE
52
TENURE
10.4 yrs

Drew Hosty

TITLE
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£17K
AGE
54

Lyndsey Scott

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
AGE
57
TENURE
0.6 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • James Cropper individual insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
20. Feb 20 Sell Isabelle Maddock Individual 19. Feb 20 19. Feb 20 -4,020 €15.83 €-63,631
13. Dec 19 Buy Philip Wild Individual 12. Dec 19 12. Dec 19 2,075 €14.46 €30,005
17. Sep 19 Buy Martin Thompson Individual 16. Sep 19 16. Sep 19 1,200 €13.83 €16,598
17. Jul 19 Buy Philip Wild Individual 16. Jul 19 16. Jul 19 6,000 €11.61 €69,684
17. Jul 19 Buy Mark A. Cropper Individual 16. Jul 19 17. Jul 19 40,400 €11.63 €468,866
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Management checks
We assess James Cropper'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. James Cropper 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.

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Company Info

Description

James Cropper PLC manufactures and sells papers products and advanced materials. It operates through Paper, Colourform, and Technical Fibre Products divisions. The company offers specialty papers and boards; and molded fiber products, as well as converts paper. It also manufactures wet-laid nonwovens used in aerospace, defense, fuel cells, composites, automotive, construction, and applications, as well as metal coated carbon fibers. It has operations in the United Kingdom and other European countries, Asia, the Americas, Australasia, and Africa. The company was founded in 1845 and is headquartered in Kendal, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: James Cropper PLC
6JC
Exchange: BST
Founded: 1845
£78,429,772
9,554,803
Website: http://www.cropper.com
Address: James Cropper PLC
Burneside Mills,
Kendal,
Cumbria, LA9 6PZ,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AIM CRPR Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange AIM Market GB GBP 02. Jan 1992
BST 6JC Ordinary Shares Boerse-Stuttgart DE EUR 02. Jan 1992
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
589
James Cropper employees.
Industry
Paper Products
Materials
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/03/31 23:32
End of day share price update: 2020/03/31 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/11/19
Last earnings filing: 2019/11/19
Last earnings reported: 2019/09/28
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/03/30


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.