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CEPS

AIM:CEPS
Snowflake Description

Adequate balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
CEPS
AIM
£5M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Capital Goods
Company description

CEPS PLC, an industrial holding company, provides services to the direct mail market in the United Kingdom. The last earnings update was 42 days ago. More info.


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CEPS Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0%
AIM:CEPS
6.2%
Europe Industrials
0.5%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
22.4%
AIM:CEPS
13.3%
Europe Industrials
2.8%
GB Market
CEPS Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
CEPS (CEPS) 0% 0% -7.7% 22.4% -22.1% -21.1%
Europe Industrials 6.2% 11.5% 21.1% 13.3% 12.9% 39.6%
GB Market 0.5% 1.7% 3.7% 2.8% 8.5% 4.3%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • CEPS outperformed the Industrials industry which returned 13.3% over the past year.
  • CEPS outperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned 2.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility
CEPS
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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CEPS Value

 Is CEPS 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
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for CEPS. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is £0.3.
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 CEPS's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are CEPS's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AIM:CEPS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-06-30) in GBP £-0.05
AIM:CEPS Share Price ** AIM (2019-11-11) in GBP £0.3
Europe Industrials Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 23 Publicly-Listed Industrials Companies 21.41x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 752 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.8x

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

** Primary Listing of CEPS.

AIM:CEPS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

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

= 0.3 ÷ -0.05

-6.4x

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

  • CEPS is loss making, we can't compare its value to the Europe Industrials industry average.
  • CEPS is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does CEPS's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AIM:CEPS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -6.4x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
Europe Industrials Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 12 Publicly-Listed Industrials Companies 1.8x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 555 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.4x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

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

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for CEPS, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on CEPS's assets?
Raw Data
AIM:CEPS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-06-30) in GBP £0.18
AIM:CEPS Share Price * AIM (2019-11-11) in GBP £0.3
Europe Industrials Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 27 Publicly-Listed Industrials Companies 1.03x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,305 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.5x
AIM:CEPS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

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

= 0.3 ÷ 0.18

1.63x

* Primary Listing of CEPS.

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

  • CEPS is overvalued based on assets compared to the Europe Industrials industry average.
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Value checks
We assess CEPS'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 Industrials 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 Industrials industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. CEPS has a total score of 0/6, 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.

CEPS Future Performance

 How is CEPS expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as CEPS has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

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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
10.4%
Expected Industrials industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is CEPS expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare CEPS's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare CEPS's earnings growth to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare CEPS's revenue growth to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
AIM:CEPS Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
Europe Industrials Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.4%
Europe Industrials Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.6%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.8%

*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
AIM:CEPS Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
AIM:CEPS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-06-30 20 0 -1
2019-03-31 19 0 -1
2018-12-31 18 1 -1
2018-09-30 20 2 -1
2018-06-30 14 2 -1
2018-03-31 15 2 -1
2017-12-31 17 1 0
2017-09-30 24 1 -1
2017-06-30 24 1 -1
2017-03-31 24 1 -1
2016-12-31 24 0 -1
2016-09-30 23 0 -1

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if CEPS is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if CEPS is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
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
AIM:CEPS Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from CEPS Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:CEPS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2019-06-30 -0.05
2019-03-31 -0.05
2018-12-31 -0.06
2018-09-30 -0.08
2018-06-30 -0.09
2018-03-31 -0.06
2017-12-31 -0.03
2017-09-30 -0.05
2017-06-30 -0.07
2017-03-31 -0.09
2016-12-31 -0.12
2016-09-30 -0.08

*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 CEPS will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Examine CEPS's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  2. CEPS's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Capital Goods companies here
  3. CEPS's competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess CEPS'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.
CEPS has a total score of 0/6, 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.

CEPS Past Performance

  How has CEPS 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 CEPS's growth in the last year to its industry (Industrials).
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.
  • CEPS does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare CEPS's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare CEPS's 1-year growth to the Europe Industrials industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
CEPS'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 CEPS Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:CEPS Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-06-30 19.59 -0.80 5.18
2019-03-31 19.03 -0.87 5.10
2018-12-31 18.47 -0.95 5.01
2018-09-30 19.53 -1.16 5.26
2018-06-30 13.91 -1.24 5.16
2018-03-31 15.42 -0.83 4.56
2017-12-31 16.93 -0.41 3.97
2017-09-30 24.04 -0.63 4.25
2017-06-30 24.48 -0.72 4.20
2017-03-31 24.40 -0.93 4.25
2016-12-31 24.32 -1.13 4.29
2016-09-30 22.63 -0.75 3.97
2016-06-30 20.94 -0.36 3.65
2016-03-31 19.59 -0.32 3.13
2015-12-31 18.23 -0.28 2.62
2015-09-30 17.79 -0.26 2.43
2015-06-30 17.35 -0.25 2.23
2015-03-31 17.17 -0.21 2.16
2014-12-31 16.98 -0.17 2.09
2014-09-30 16.81 -0.03 1.67
2014-06-30 16.64 0.12 1.26
2014-03-31 16.13 0.05 1.26
2013-12-31 15.62 -0.01 1.25
2013-09-30 15.35 -1.06 1.29
2013-06-30 15.08 -2.11 1.32
2013-03-31 15.07 -2.08 1.29
2012-12-31 15.07 -2.05 1.26

*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.
  • It is difficult to establish if CEPS has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if CEPS has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the Europe Industrials industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if CEPS improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess CEPS'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 Industrials 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.
CEPS has a total score of 0/6, 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.

CEPS Health

 How is CEPS'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 CEPS's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • CEPS is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • CEPS's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of CEPS'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 1.6x 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 CEPS Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago.

AIM:CEPS Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-06-30 5.22 5.75 2.05
2019-03-31 5.22 5.75 2.05
2018-12-31 5.46 3.66 1.71
2018-09-30 5.46 3.86 1.71
2018-06-30 6.14 3.60 1.53
2018-03-31 6.14 3.60 1.53
2017-12-31 4.95 4.87 1.37
2017-09-30 4.95 4.87 1.37
2017-06-30 6.03 5.84 1.37
2017-03-31 6.03 5.84 1.37
2016-12-31 4.20 5.34 0.84
2016-09-30 4.20 5.34 0.84
2016-06-30 5.14 6.75 1.12
2016-03-31 5.14 6.75 1.12
2015-12-31 5.06 3.67 0.85
2015-09-30 5.06 3.67 0.85
2015-06-30 5.49 3.31 0.85
2015-03-31 5.49 3.31 0.85
2014-12-31 4.07 3.29 0.35
2014-09-30 4.07 3.29 0.35
2014-06-30 4.09 2.37 0.11
2014-03-31 4.09 2.37 0.11
2013-12-31 3.87 1.70 0.15
2013-09-30 3.87 1.70 0.15
2013-06-30 3.90 2.11 0.18
2013-03-31 3.90 2.11 0.18
2012-12-31 3.81 1.69 0.06
  • CEPS's level of debt (107.9%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (50.6% vs 107.9% today).
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.

  • CEPS has sufficient cash runway for 2.5 years based on current free cash flow.
  • CEPS has sufficient cash runway for 1.2 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -6.8% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess CEPS'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. CEPS 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.

CEPS Dividends

 What is CEPS'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
0%
Current annual income from CEPS dividends.
If you bought £2,000 of CEPS shares you are expected to receive £0 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?
  • Unable to evaluate CEPS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate CEPS's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
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
AIM:CEPS 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 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Europe Industrials Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 20 Stocks 3.1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 679 Stocks 4.5%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.9%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.3%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as CEPS has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if CEPS's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of CEPS's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as CEPS has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess CEPS's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1%) - 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 CEPS afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. CEPS has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


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

CEPS Management

 What is the CEO of CEPS'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.
  • CEPS has no CEO, or we have no data on them.
Management Team

David Horner

TITLE
Executive Chairman
AGE
60

Vivien Langford

TITLE
Group Finance Director
COMPENSATION
£76K
AGE
58
TENURE
9.3 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

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

6.9
Average Tenure
59.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the CEPS board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

David Horner

TITLE
Executive Chairman
AGE
60
TENURE
4.4 yrs

Vivien Langford

TITLE
Group Finance Director
COMPENSATION
£76K
AGE
58
TENURE
9.3 yrs

Geoff Martin

TITLE
Non Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£18K
AGE
74
TENURE
9.7 yrs

David Johnson

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
AGE
59
TENURE
0.7 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (£) Value (£)
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Management checks
We assess CEPS'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. CEPS 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.

CEPS News

Simply Wall St News

CEPS (LON:CEPS) Has A Somewhat Strained Balance Sheet

Debt and other liabilities become risky for a business when it cannot easily fulfill those obligations, either with free cash flow or by raising capital at an attractive price. … Either way, since CEPS does have more debt than cash, it's worth keeping an eye on its balance sheet. … In order to size up a company's debt relative to its earnings, we calculate its net debt divided by its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) and its earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) divided by its interest expense (its interest cover).

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CEPS PLC (LON:CEPS): Time For A Financial Health Check

Investors are always looking for growth in small-cap stocks like CEPS PLC (LON:CEPS), with a market cap of UK£5.5m. … However, an important fact which most ignore is: how financially healthy is the business? … Since CEPS is loss-making right now,

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What You Must Know About CEPS PLC's (LON:CEPS) Financial Strength

Investors are always looking for growth in small-cap stocks like CEPS PLC (LON:CEPS), with a market cap of UK£3.8m. … However, an important fact which most ignore is: how financially healthy is the business? … Since CEPS is loss-making right now,

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CEPS plc (LON:CEPS): A Look At Return On Capital

Your equity share is granted in return for the capital provided to the business to operate, and in order for an investment to be successful the business has to create earnings from the funds that make up this capital. … This is because the actual cash flow generated by the business dictates the potential for income (dividends) and capital appreciation (price increases), which are the two ways to achieve positive returns when buying a stock. … Therefore, looking at how efficiently CEPS is able to use capital to create earnings will help us understand your potential return.

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What You Must Know About CEPS plc's (LON:CEPS) Financial Strength

CEPS plc (LON:CEPS) is a small-cap stock with a market capitalization of UK£5.27m. … While investors primarily focus on the growth potential and competitive landscape of the small-cap companies, they end up ignoring a key aspect, which could be the biggest threat to its existence: its financial health. … Since CEPS is loss-making right now,

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Does CEPS plc (LON:CEPS)'s Capital Return Make The Cut?

and want a simplistic look at the return on CEPS plc (LON:CEPS) stock. … Your equity share is granted in return for the capital provided to the business to operate, and in order for an investment to be successful the business has to create earnings from the funds that make up this capital … You need to pay attention to this because your return on investment is linked to dividends and internal investments to improve the business, which can only occur if the company is expected to produce adequate earnings with the capital that has been provided.

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Is CEPS plc (LON:CEPS) A Financially Sound Company?

CEPS has built up its total debt levels in the last twelve months, from UK£4.59M to UK£6.44M – this includes both the current and long-term debt. … On top of this, CEPS has produced cash from operations of UK£461.00K in the last twelve months, leading to an operating cash to total debt ratio of 7.16%, signalling that CEPS’s current level of operating cash is not high enough to cover debt. … Maintaining a high level of debt, while revenues are still below costs, can be dangerous as liquidity tends to dry up in unexpected downturns.Next Steps: CEPS’s high debt levels is not met with high cash flow coverage.

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What Should Investors Know About CEPS plc's (LON:CEPS) Capital Returns?

Therefore, looking at how efficiently CEPS is able to use capital to create earnings will help us understand your potential return. … I have calculated CEPS’s ROCE for you below: ROCE Calculation for CEPS Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) = Earnings Before Tax (EBT) ÷ (Capital Employed) Capital Employed = (Total Assets - Current Liabilities) ∴ ROCE = UK£788.00K ÷ (UK£16.43M - UK£7.77M) = 9.09% As you can see, CEPS added £9.1 for every £100 you invested over the previous twelve months. … AIM:CEPS Last Perf Apr 10th 18 A deeper look CEPS doesn't return an attractive amount on capital, but this will only continue if the company is unable to increase earnings or decrease current capital requirements.

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CEPS plc (LON:CEPS): Does The -99.72% Earnings Drop Reflect A Longer Term Trend?

I like to use data from the most recent 12 months, which annualizes the most recent half-year data, or in some cases, the latest annual report is already the most recent financial year data. … For CEPS, its most recent trailing-twelve-month earnings is -UK£723.00K, which, relative to the prior year's level, has become more negative. … This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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Breaking Down CEPS plc's (LON:CEPS) Ownership Structure

In this article, I'm going to take a look at CEPS plc’s (AIM:CEPS) latest ownership structure, a non-fundamental factor which is important, but remains a less discussed subject among investors. … Private Company Ownership Potential investors in CEPS should also look at another important group of investors: private companies, with a stake of 0.38%, who are primarily invested because of strategic and capital gain interests. … Thus, investors not need worry too much about the consequences of these holdings.Next Steps: The company's high institutional ownership makes margin of safety a very important consideration to existing investors since long bull and bear trends often emerge when these big-ticket investors see a change in long-term potential of the company.

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CEPS Company Info

Description

CEPS PLC, an industrial holding company, provides services to the direct mail market in the United Kingdom. It operates through Aford Awards, CEM Press, Davies Odell, Friedman’s, Hickton, and Sunline segments. The company offers trophies; manufactures and distributes protection equipment, matting, and footwear components, as well as provides engraving services. It also designs and manufactures fabric and wallpaper pattern books, swatches, and shade cards; converts and distributes Lycra; and provides services to the construction industry. CEPS PLC was founded in 2004 and is based in Bath, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: CEPS PLC
CEPS
Exchange: AIM
Founded: 2004
£5,100,000
17,000,000
Website: http://www.cepsplc.com
Address: CEPS PLC
11 Laura Place,
Bath,
Somerset, BA2 4BL,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AIM CEPS Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange AIM Market GB GBP 02. Jan 1992
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
214
CEPS employees.
Industry
Industrial Conglomerates
Capital Goods
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/11/11 20:53
End of day share price update: 2019/11/11 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2019/09/30
Last earnings reported: 2019/06/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


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.