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ADVFN

AIM:AFN
Snowflake Description

Moderate growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
AFN
AIM
£6M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Diversified Financials
Company description

ADVFN plc, together with subsidiaries, develops and provides financial information primarily through the Internet and research services in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. The last earnings update was 14 days ago. More info.


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  • ADVFN has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
AFN Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-6%
AIM:AFN
-0.3%
GB Capital Markets
-0.5%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
-11.3%
AIM:AFN
18.8%
GB Capital Markets
3.7%
GB Market
AFN Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
ADVFN (AFN) -6% -19% -11.3% -11.3% -23% -70.8%
GB Capital Markets -0.3% -1.2% 3.2% 18.8% 63.8% 107.4%
GB Market -0.5% 1.4% 3.1% 3.7% 7.8% 3.8%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • AFN underperformed the Capital Markets industry which returned 18.8% over the past year.
  • AFN underperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned 3.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility
AFN
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is ADVFN 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 ADVFN 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 ADVFN.

AIM:AFN Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model Excess Returns Model
Stable EPS Median Return on Equity from the past 5 years.
= Stable Book Value * Return on Equity
= £0.07 * 9.1%
£0.01
Book Value of Equity per Share Median Book Value from the past 5 years. £0.07
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 6.8%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year GB Government Bond Rate 1.2%

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 AIM:AFN
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year GB Govt Bond Rate 1.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6.7%
Capital Markets Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.75
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.753 (1 + (1- 19%) (0%))
0.835
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.83
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.23% + (0.835 * 6.65%)
6.78%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for AIM:AFN using Excess Returns Model Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for ADVFN is arrived at using the Excess Return Model. This approach is used for finance firms where free cash flow is difficult to estimate.

In the Excess Return Model the value of a firm can be written as the sum of capital invested currently in the firm and the present value of excess returns that the firm expects to make in the future.

The model is sensitive to the Return on Equity of the company versus the Cost of Equity, how these are calculated is detailed below the main calculation.

Note the calculations below are per share.

See our documentation to learn about this calculation.

AIM:AFN Value of Excess Returns
Calculation Result
Excess Returns = (Stable Return on equity – Cost of equity) (Book Value of Equity per share)
= (9.1% – 6.78%) * £0.07)
£0.00
Terminal Value of Excess Returns = Excess Returns / (Cost of Equity - Expected Growth Rate)
= £0.00 / (6.78% - 1.23%)
£0.03
Value of Equity = Book Value per share + Terminal Value of Excess Returns
= £0.07 + £0.03
£0.09
AIM:AFN Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (GBP) From above. £0.09
Current discount Discount to share price of £0.24
= -1 x (£0.24 - £0.09) / £0.09
-149.2%

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

  • The current share price of ADVFN 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 ADVFN's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are ADVFN's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AIM:AFN PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-06-30) in GBP £-0.02
AIM:AFN Share Price ** AIM (2019-11-11) in GBP £0.24
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Capital Markets Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 42 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 20.19x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 752 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.92x

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

** Primary Listing of ADVFN.

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

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

= 0.24 ÷ -0.02

-14.67x

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

  • ADVFN is loss making, we can't compare its value to the GB Capital Markets industry average.
  • ADVFN 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 ADVFN's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AIM:AFN PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -14.67x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
42.5%per year
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Capital Markets Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 25 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 1.1x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 555 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.39x

*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 ADVFN, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on ADVFN's assets?
Raw Data
AIM:AFN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-06-30) in GBP £0.07
AIM:AFN Share Price * AIM (2019-11-11) in GBP £0.24
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Capital Markets Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 75 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 1.33x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,305 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.5x
AIM:AFN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

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

= 0.24 ÷ 0.07

3.55x

* Primary Listing of ADVFN.

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

  • ADVFN is overvalued based on assets compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average.
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Value checks
We assess ADVFN'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 Capital Markets 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 Capital Markets industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. ADVFN 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.

Future Performance

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

  • No analysts cover ADVFN, future earnings growth has been estimated based on fundamentals.
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
42.5%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is ADVFN expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • ADVFN's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 1.2%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • ADVFN's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
  • Unable to compare ADVFN'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:AFN Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
AIM:AFN Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts 42.5%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Capital Markets Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 17.9%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Capital Markets Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 6.5%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.7%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.9%

*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:AFN 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:AFN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-06-30 9 0 0
2019-03-31 9 0 0
2018-12-31 9 0 0
2018-09-30 9 0 0
2018-06-30 9 1 0
2018-03-31 9 1 0
2017-12-31 9 1 0
2017-09-30 8 1 0
2017-06-30 8 1 0
2017-03-31 8 0 0
2016-12-31 8 0 0
2016-09-30 8 0 0

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • ADVFN's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Unable to determine if ADVFN 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:AFN 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 ADVFN Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:AFN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2019-06-30 -0.02
2019-03-31 -0.01
2018-12-31 0.01
2018-09-30 0.01
2018-06-30 0.02
2018-03-31 0.01
2017-12-31 0.01
2017-09-30 0.01
2017-06-30 0.01
2017-03-31 0.00
2016-12-31 0.00
2016-09-30 -0.01

*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 ADVFN will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess ADVFN'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 Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 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.
ADVFN has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

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

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

Past Performance

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

AIM:AFN 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 8.71 -0.41 8.55
2019-03-31 8.95 -0.13 8.44
2018-12-31 9.18 0.16 8.34
2018-09-30 9.19 0.27 8.28
2018-06-30 9.20 0.39 8.22
2018-03-31 8.92 0.32 8.16
2017-12-31 8.64 0.25 8.10
2017-09-30 8.41 0.25 7.87
2017-06-30 8.19 0.24 7.64
2017-03-31 8.02 0.11 7.33
2016-12-31 7.86 -0.02 7.02
2016-09-30 8.08 -0.25 7.24
2016-06-30 8.30 -0.48 7.45
2016-03-31 8.53 -0.96 8.00
2015-12-31 8.76 -1.45 8.55
2015-09-30 9.03 -1.51 8.74
2015-06-30 9.30 -1.56 8.93
2015-03-31 9.67 -1.17 8.89
2014-12-31 10.05 -0.78 8.85
2014-09-30 9.88 -0.62 8.57
2014-06-30 9.70 -0.45 8.29
2013-12-31 8.47 -0.45 7.63
2013-09-30 8.28 -0.49 7.66
2013-06-30 8.08 -0.53 7.69
2012-12-31 7.96 -0.67 7.70

*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 ADVFN has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if ADVFN has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if ADVFN 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 ADVFN'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 Capital Markets 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.
ADVFN 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.

Health

 How is ADVFN'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 ADVFN's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • ADVFN's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • ADVFN has no long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of ADVFN'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.
  • ADVFN has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
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 ADVFN Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago.

AIM:AFN Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-06-30 1.70 0.00 0.89
2019-03-31 1.70 0.00 0.89
2018-12-31 1.90 0.00 0.87
2018-09-30 1.90 0.00 0.87
2018-06-30 2.08 0.00 1.06
2018-03-31 2.08 0.00 1.06
2017-12-31 1.66 0.00 0.97
2017-09-30 1.66 0.00 0.97
2017-06-30 1.70 0.00 0.96
2017-03-31 1.70 0.00 0.96
2016-12-31 1.80 0.00 0.84
2016-09-30 1.80 0.00 0.84
2016-06-30 1.62 0.00 0.84
2016-03-31 1.62 0.00 0.84
2015-12-31 1.48 0.00 0.78
2015-09-30 1.48 0.00 0.78
2015-06-30 1.64 0.00 0.99
2015-03-31 1.64 0.00 0.99
2014-12-31 2.48 0.00 1.51
2014-09-30 2.48 0.00 1.51
2014-06-30 2.85 0.00 1.68
2013-12-31 3.10 0.00 1.49
2013-09-30 3.10 0.00 1.49
2013-06-30 3.35 0.00 1.46
2012-12-31 3.40 0.00 1.12
  • ADVFN has no debt.
  • ADVFN has not taken on any debt in the past 5 years.
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.

  • Information is not available.
  • Unable to confirm if ADVFN has at least 1 year of cash runway based on growing free cash flows without relevant data.
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Financial health checks
We assess ADVFN'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. ADVFN 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.

Dividends

 What is ADVFN'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 ADVFN dividends.
If you bought £2,000 of ADVFN 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 ADVFN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate ADVFN'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:AFN 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
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Capital Markets Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 40 Stocks 2.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 680 Stocks 4.5%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.1%
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 ADVFN has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if ADVFN's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of ADVFN's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as ADVFN 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 ADVFN's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.1%) - 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 ADVFN afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. ADVFN 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.

Management

 What is the CEO of ADVFN'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
Clem Chambers
COMPENSATION £395,000
AGE 55
CEO Bio

Mr. Clement Hadrian Chambers, also known as Clem, is a Co-Founder of Online Blockchain PLC and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Chambers is a Co-Founder of ADVFN plc and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Mr. Chambers takes an active role in all aspects of ADVFN, from product and staff development to revenue generation and the day-to-day running of the site. He is a Co-founder of ALL IPO plc and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Chambers is also a Co-founder of On-Line plc. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Sefton Resources Inc since October 31, 2015 and served as its Interim Chief Executive Officer since October 31, 2015. He has been involved in the software industry for over 25 years as a pioneer of computer games, massively multiplayer games, multimedia and the internet. He serves as an Executive Director of ADVFN plc. Mr. Chambers has been a Non-Executive Director of Avarae Global Coins Plc since November 16, 2010 and serves as its Member of Advisory Panel. He also serves as a Director at On-line PLC and All IPO plc. He has been a Director of Sefton Resources Inc. since October 23, 2015. His other current directorships are Cupid Bay Limited, Advessel Limited and Throgmorton Street Capital Ltd. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Equity Development Limited. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Sefton Resources Inc. until May 2015. Previously, he was a Director at CRL Group plc (“CRL“) from 1982 to 1987. Mr. Chambers also served as a Director at Advertwizard Limited, Akaei plc and Equity Holdings Limited. He has written investment columns for Wired Magazine, Forbes, The Business, The Scotsman and broadcasts on investment matters for SKY News, CNBC and the BBC.

CEO Compensation
  • Clem's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.
  • Clem's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Management Team

Michael Hodges

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
£342K
AGE
56

Clem Chambers

TITLE
CEO, MD & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£395K
AGE
55

Jon Mullins

TITLE
CTO, CFO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£258K
AGE
49

Matt Collom

TITLE
Sales Director & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£298K
AGE
42
TENURE
5.5 yrs
Board of Directors

Michael Hodges

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
£342K
AGE
56

Clem Chambers

TITLE
CEO, MD & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£395K
AGE
55

Jon Mullins

TITLE
CTO, CFO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£258K
AGE
49

Matt Collom

TITLE
Sales Director & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£298K
AGE
42
TENURE
5.5 yrs

Brian Basham

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
AGE
75
TENURE
4.7 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 (£)
14. Jan 19 Buy Clement Chambers Individual 11. Jan 19 11. Jan 19 5,000 £0.28 £1,400
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Management checks
We assess ADVFN'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. ADVFN has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


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

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

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

News

Simply Wall St News

What Did ADVFN plc's (LON:AFN) CEO Take Home Last Year?

Check out our latest analysis for ADVFN How Does Clem Chambers's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies? … We examined a group of similar sized companies, with market capitalizations of below UK£165m. … Thus we can conclude that Clem Chambers receives more in total compensation than the median of a group of companies in the same market, and of similar size to ADVFN plc.

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Should You Be Tempted To Sell ADVFN plc (LON:AFN) Because Of Its PE Ratio?

The content of this article will benefit those of you who are starting to educate yourself about investing in the stock market. … and want to begin learning the link between ADVFN plc (LON:AFN)’s fundamentals and stock market performance. … While AFN might seem like a stock to avoid or sell if you own it, it is important to understand the assumptions behind the P/E ratio before you make any investment decisions

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Is ADVFN plc (LON:AFN) A Sell At Its Current PE Ratio?

Formula Price-Earnings Ratio = Price per share ÷ Earnings per share P/E Calculation for AFN Price per share = £0.34 Earnings per share = £0.01 ∴ Price-Earnings Ratio = £0.34 ÷ £0.01 = 34.1x The P/E ratio itself doesn’t tell you a lot; however, it becomes very insightful when you compare it with other similar companies. … At 34.1x, AFN’s P/E is higher than its industry peers (15.8x). … For example, if you are inadvertently comparing riskier firms with AFN, then AFN’s P/E would naturally be higher than its peers since investors would reward its lower risk with a higher price.

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Why You Need To Look At This Factor Before Buying ADVFN plc (LON:AFN)

Check out our latest analysis for ADVFN An interpretation of AFN's beta ADVFN's beta of 0.5 indicates that the stock value will be less variable compared to the whole stock market. … AFN’s beta indicates it is a stock that investors may find valuable if they want to reduce the overall market risk exposure of their stock portfolio. … This is an interesting conclusion, since both AFN’s size and industry indicates the stock should have a higher beta than it currently has.

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Is ADVFN plc's (LON:AFN) CEO Being Overpaid?

Clem Chambers is the CEO of ADVFN plc (AIM:AFN), which has recently grown to a market capitalization of UK£9.99M. … Check out our latest analysis for ADVFN What has AFN's performance been like? … Accounting for AFN's size and performance, in terms of market cap and earnings, it seems that Chambers is paid on a similar level to other comparable UK CEOs of profitable small-caps.

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Who Are The Major Shareholders In ADVFN plc (LON:AFN)?

This size of ownership gives retail investors collective power in deciding on major policy decisions such as executive compensation, appointment of directors and acquisitions of businesses. … However, an ownership of this size may be relatively insignificant, meaning that these shareholders may not have the potential to influence AFN's business strategy. … 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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Does ADVFN plc's (LON:AFN) PE Ratio Warrant A Sell?

ADVFN plc (AIM:AFN) is currently trading at a trailing P/E of 52.5x, which is higher than the industry average of 16.9x. … Formula Price-Earnings Ratio = Price per share ÷ Earnings per share P/E Calculation for AFN Price per share = £0.5 Earnings per share = £0.01 ∴ Price-Earnings Ratio = £0.5 ÷ £0.01 = 52.5x The P/E ratio isn’t a metric you view in isolation and only becomes useful when you compare it against other similar companies. … At 52.5x, AFN’s P/E is higher than its industry peers (16.9x).

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What Are The Drivers Of ADVFN plc's (LON:AFN) Risks?

Based on this beta value, AFN appears to be a stock that an investor with a high-beta portfolio would look for to reduce risk exposure to the market. … An asset-heavy company tends to have a higher beta because the risk associated with running fixed assets during a downturn is highly expensive. … I examine AFN’s ratio of fixed assets to total assets to see whether the company is highly exposed to the risk of this type of constraint.

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Did ADVFN plc (AIM:AFN) Create Value For Shareholders?

Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders Equity ROE is assessed against cost of equity, which is measured using the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) – but let’s not dive into the details of that today. … ROE can be broken down into three different ratios: net profit margin, asset turnover, and financial leverage. … This is called the Dupont Formula: Dupont Formula ROE = profit margin × asset turnover × financial leverage ROE = (annual net profit ÷ sales) × (sales ÷ assets) × (assets ÷ shareholders’ equity) ROE = annual net profit ÷ shareholders’ equity AIM:AFN Last Perf Dec 6th 17 Essentially, profit margin shows how much money the company makes after paying for all its expenses.

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Who Are The Major Shareholders Of ADVFN plc (AIM:AFN)?

Check out our latest analysis for ADVFN AIM:AFN Ownership Summary Nov 22nd 17 Institutional Ownership Institutional investors are one of the largest group of market participants and their buy-sell decisions on a company's stock can significantly impact prices, more so, when there are relatively small amounts of shares available on the market to trade. … This size of ownership gives retail investors collective power in deciding on major policy decisions such as executive compensation, appointment of directors and acquisitions of businesses. … As a result, potential investors should further explore the company's business relations with these companies and find out if they can affect shareholder returns in the long-term.What this means for you: Institutional ownership in AFN is not at a level that would concern investors.

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Company Info

Description

ADVFN plc, together with subsidiaries, develops and provides financial information primarily through the Internet and research services in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. It also develops and exploits ancillary Internet sites; and operates an Internet dating Website, and an IPO information Website, as well as provides office services. In addition, the company organizes exhibition and business fairs. ADVFN plc was incorporated in 1989 and is based in Ongar, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: ADVFN plc
AFN
Exchange: AIM
Founded: 1989
£6,040,403
25,703,846
Website: http://www.advfn.com
Address: ADVFN plc
Essex Technology Centre,
Suite 27,
Ongar,
Essex, CM5 0GA,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AIM AFN Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange AIM Market GB GBP 20. Mar 2000
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
46
ADVFN employees.
Industry
Financial Exchanges and Data
Diversified Financials
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/11/12 20:35
End of day share price update: 2019/11/11 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2019/10/29
Last earnings reported: 2019/06/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/06/30


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.