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EPE Special Opportunities

AIM:ESO
Snowflake Description

Undervalued with adequate balance sheet.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
ESO
AIM
£54M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Diversified Financials
Company description

EPE Special Opportunities plc specializes in middle market, growth capital, distressed, pre-IPO, special situations, turnaround, PIPES, and buyouts. The last earnings update was 63 days ago. More info.


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ESO Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-5.2%
AIM:ESO
-0.3%
GB Capital Markets
-0.5%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
-3.5%
AIM:ESO
18.8%
GB Capital Markets
3.7%
GB Market
ESO Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
EPE Special Opportunities (ESO) -5.2% -5.2% -8.3% -3.5% -31.3% 42.2%
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
  • ESO underperformed the Capital Markets industry which returned 18.8% over the past year.
  • ESO underperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned 3.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility
ESO
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

ESO Value

 Is EPE Special Opportunities 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 EPE Special Opportunities 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 EPE Special Opportunities.

AIM:ESO 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
= £2.34 * 15.9%
£0.37
Book Value of Equity per Share Median Book Value from the past 5 years. £2.34
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 7%
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:ESO
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%) (7.24%))
0.864
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.86
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.23% + (0.864 * 6.65%)
6.97%

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

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for EPE Special Opportunities 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:ESO Value of Excess Returns
Calculation Result
Excess Returns = (Stable Return on equity – Cost of equity) (Book Value of Equity per share)
= (15.9% – 6.97%) * £2.34)
£0.21
Terminal Value of Excess Returns = Excess Returns / (Cost of Equity - Expected Growth Rate)
= £0.21 / (6.97% - 1.23%)
£3.65
Value of Equity = Book Value per share + Terminal Value of Excess Returns
= £2.34 + £3.65
£5.99
AIM:ESO Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (GBP) From above. £5.99
Current discount Discount to share price of £1.65
= -1 x (£1.65 - £5.99) / £5.99
72.5%

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

Current Discount
Amount off the current price EPE Special Opportunities is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is £1.65 vs Future cash flow value of £5.99
Current Discount Checks
For EPE Special Opportunities to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • EPE Special Opportunities's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • EPE Special Opportunities's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for EPE Special Opportunities's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are EPE Special Opportunities's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AIM:ESO PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-07-31) in GBP £0.62
AIM:ESO Share Price ** AIM (2019-11-12) in GBP £1.65
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 EPE Special Opportunities.

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

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

= 1.65 ÷ 0.62

2.66x

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

  • EPE Special Opportunities is good value based on earnings compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average.
  • EPE Special Opportunities is good value based on earnings compared to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does EPE Special Opportunities's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AIM:ESO PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 2.66x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
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 EPE Special Opportunities, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on EPE Special Opportunities's assets?
Raw Data
AIM:ESO PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-07-31) in GBP £2.46
AIM:ESO Share Price * AIM (2019-11-12) in GBP £1.65
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:ESO PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

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

= 1.65 ÷ 2.46

0.67x

* Primary Listing of EPE Special Opportunities.

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

  • EPE Special Opportunities is good value based on assets compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average.
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Value checks
We assess EPE Special Opportunities'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. EPE Special Opportunities has a total score of 5/6, 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.

ESO Future Performance

 How is EPE Special Opportunities 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 EPE Special Opportunities 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.

Show me the analysis anyway

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
17.9%
Expected Capital Markets industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is EPE Special Opportunities expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare EPE Special Opportunities's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare EPE Special Opportunities's earnings growth to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare EPE Special Opportunities'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:ESO Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
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:ESO Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 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:ESO Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-07-31 0 -3 19
2019-04-30 0 -3 6
2019-01-31 0 -2 -7
2018-10-31 0 -3 -34
2018-07-31 0 -3 -62
2018-04-30 0 -3 -49
2018-01-31 0 -3 -36
2017-10-31 0 -3 15
2017-07-31 0 -2 66
2017-04-30 0 -2 64
2017-01-31 0 -2 61
2016-10-31 0 -2 36

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if EPE Special Opportunities is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if EPE Special Opportunities 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:ESO Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from EPE Special Opportunities Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:ESO Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2019-07-31 0.62
2019-04-30 0.20
2019-01-31 -0.23
2018-10-31 -1.20
2018-07-31 -2.18
2018-04-30 -1.73
2018-01-31 -1.28
2017-10-31 0.53
2017-07-31 2.28
2017-04-30 2.21
2017-01-31 2.13
2016-10-31 1.28

*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 EPE Special Opportunities will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess EPE Special Opportunities'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.
EPE Special Opportunities 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.

ESO Past Performance

  How has EPE Special Opportunities 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 EPE Special Opportunities'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.
  • EPE Special Opportunities's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years, however the most recent earnings are above average.
  • EPE Special Opportunities has become profitable in the last year making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to the 5-year average.
  • EPE Special Opportunities has become profitable in the last year making it difficult to compare the GB Capital Markets industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
EPE Special Opportunities'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 EPE Special Opportunities Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:ESO Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-07-31 0.26 18.54 2.58
2019-04-30 0.27 5.93 2.56
2019-01-31 0.28 -6.67 2.53
2018-10-31 0.21 -34.14 3.20
2018-07-31 0.15 -61.61 3.17
2018-04-30 0.09 -48.91 3.23
2018-01-31 0.03 -36.21 3.28
2017-10-31 0.02 15.07 3.09
2017-07-31 0.01 66.35 2.90
2017-04-30 0.01 63.67 2.38
2017-01-31 0.01 61.00 1.86
2016-10-31 0.01 35.78 1.74
2016-07-31 0.02 10.56 1.63
2016-04-30 0.02 7.47 1.68
2016-01-31 0.02 4.38 1.72
2015-10-31 0.02 3.71 1.55
2015-07-31 0.02 3.03 1.37
2015-04-30 0.02 2.34 1.29
2015-01-31 0.02 1.65 1.22
2014-10-31 0.02 4.30 1.26
2014-07-31 0.02 6.96 1.30
2014-04-30 0.01 7.75 1.23
2014-01-31 0.01 8.54 1.16
2013-10-31 0.00 6.71 1.02
2013-07-31 -0.02 4.88 0.88
2013-04-30 -0.01 3.90 0.71
2013-01-31 -0.01 2.93 0.53

*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.
  • EPE Special Opportunities has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
  • EPE Special Opportunities used its assets more efficiently than the GB Capital Markets industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • It is difficult to establish if EPE Special Opportunities 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 EPE Special Opportunities'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.
EPE Special Opportunities has a total score of 2/6, 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.

ESO Health

 How is EPE Special Opportunities'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 EPE Special Opportunities's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • EPE Special Opportunities is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • EPE Special Opportunities's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of EPE Special Opportunities's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 6.7x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from EPE Special Opportunities Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

AIM:ESO Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-07-31 81.61 3.93 26.18
2019-04-30 81.61 3.93 26.18
2019-01-31 59.81 3.92 29.13
2018-10-31 59.81 3.92 29.13
2018-07-31 53.82 3.91 22.02
2018-04-30 53.82 3.91 22.02
2018-01-31 66.34 7.88 28.05
2017-10-31 66.34 7.88 28.05
2017-07-31 114.24 7.87 31.03
2017-04-30 114.24 7.87 31.03
2017-01-31 103.13 8.14 37.23
2016-10-31 103.13 8.14 37.23
2016-07-31 51.04 10.01 5.32
2016-04-30 51.04 10.01 5.32
2016-01-31 43.46 10.00 6.56
2015-10-31 43.46 10.00 6.56
2015-07-31 40.23 10.71 11.38
2015-04-30 40.23 10.71 11.38
2015-01-31 39.10 6.32 14.00
2014-10-31 39.10 6.32 14.00
2014-07-31 37.26 6.02 9.63
2014-04-30 37.26 6.02 9.63
2014-01-31 37.24 6.01 7.86
2013-10-31 37.24 6.01 7.86
2013-07-31 30.35 5.99 8.82
2013-04-30 30.35 5.99 8.82
2013-01-31 29.04 5.98 4.42
  • EPE Special Opportunities's level of debt (4.8%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (16.2% vs 4.8% today).
  • Operating cash flow is negative therefore debt is not well covered.
  • Unable to confirm if the interest payments on EPE Special Opportunities's debt are well covered by earnings due to lack of past financial data.
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Financial health checks
We assess EPE Special Opportunities'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. EPE Special Opportunities 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.

ESO Dividends

 What is EPE Special Opportunities'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 EPE Special Opportunities dividends.
If you bought £2,000 of EPE Special Opportunities 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 EPE Special Opportunities's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate EPE Special Opportunities'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:ESO 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.

AIM:ESO Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2011-04-28 0.000 0.000
2009-07-31 0.000 0.000
2009-04-01 0.000 0.000

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as EPE Special Opportunities has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if EPE Special Opportunities's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of EPE Special Opportunities's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as EPE Special Opportunities 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 EPE Special Opportunities'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 EPE Special Opportunities afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. EPE Special Opportunities 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.

ESO Management

 What is the CEO of EPE Special Opportunities'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
Giles Brand
AGE 45
CEO Bio

Mr. Giles Brand is a Managing Director at EPIC Private Equity LLP. He is a Co-Founder of EPIC Private Equity LLP and previously served as its Chief Executive Officer, Partner and Managing Partner. Mr. Brand is also a Co-Founder of EPIC Investment Partners and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He focuses on general turnaround investments, retail, consumer, financial services, support services, advisory and healthcare. He founded EPIC Private Equity LLP in 2002 as part of EPIC Investment Partners. Mr. Brand led the MBO of EPE from EPIC Investment Partners in 2005. He also has extensive public market experience of investment trusts as investment advisor or investment manager to a number of listed investment vehicles, including the Equity Partnership Investment Company plc from 2001 to 2011, EPIC Brand Investments plc (2003-2005). Prior to founding EPE, he was a Founding Director of EPIC Investment Partners. Prior to EPIC Investment Partners, Mr. Brand worked for five years in mergers and acquisitions advisory at Baring Brothers. He has been the Non-Executive Chairman since October 02, 2016 and Director of Luceco plc since May 1, 2010. He is a Non-Executive Director of a number of portfolio companies like Pinnacle-psg, Ryness Electrical, Nexus Industries, Pharmacy2U, Whittard of Chelsea and Palatinate Schools. He read History at Bristol University.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Giles to compare compensation growth.
  • Insufficient data for Giles to establish whether their remuneration is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Management Team

Philip Scales

TITLE
Secretary
AGE
69

Giles Brand

TITLE
Co-Founder
AGE
45

James Henderson

TITLE
Investment Director

Alex Leslie

TITLE
Investment Director

Richard Spiegelberg

TITLE
Public Relations Adviser and Member of Advisory Board
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the EPE Special Opportunities board of directors in years:

0.5
Average Tenure
65.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the EPE Special Opportunities board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Clive Spears

TITLE
Non-Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
£32K
AGE
66
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Nicholas Wilson

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£30K
AGE
74

David Pirouet

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
AGE
65
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Robert Quayle

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£30K

Richard Spiegelberg

TITLE
Public Relations Adviser and Member of Advisory Board

Heather Bestwick

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
AGE
61
TENURE
2.8 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 (£)
26. Jun 19 Buy Heather Bestwick Individual 24. Jun 19 24. Jun 19 1,388 £2.00 £2,776
26. Jun 19 Buy Clive Spears Individual 24. Jun 19 24. Jun 19 1,388 £2.00 £2,776
26. Jun 19 Buy Giles Brand Individual 24. Jun 19 24. Jun 19 23,603 £2.00 £47,206
26. Jun 19 Buy Nicholas Wilson Individual 24. Jun 19 24. Jun 19 5,093 £2.00 £10,186
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Management checks
We assess EPE Special Opportunities'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. EPE Special Opportunities 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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ESO Company Info

Description

EPE Special Opportunities plc specializes in middle market, growth capital, distressed, pre-IPO, special situations, turnaround, PIPES, and buyouts. It also does secondary direct and secondary indirect investing. The fund typically invests in consumer and retail, financial services, manufacturing, media and support services sectors including education, healthcare and social housing. It prefers to invest in United Kingdom. It seeks to invest between $2 million and $30 million in small and medium enterprises. The fund invests privately as well as publicly. The fund seeks to exit its investments between one year and five years and take minority positions.

Details
Name: EPE Special Opportunities Limited
ESO
Exchange: AIM
Founded: 2003
£54,236,836
32,870,810
Website: http://www.epicprivateequity.com/our-business/capital/epe-special-opportunities-plc
Address: EPE Special Opportunities Limited
Audrey House,
16-20 Ely Place,
London,
Greater London, EC1N 6SN,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AIM ESO Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange AIM Market GB GBP 16. Sep 2003
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
0
EPE Special Opportunities employees.
Industry
Asset Management and Custody Banks
Diversified Financials
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/11/12 21:13
End of day share price update: 2019/11/12 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2019/09/10
Last earnings reported: 2019/07/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/01/31


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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.