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Workspace Group

BATS-CHIXE:WKPL
Snowflake Description

Good value with adequate balance sheet and pays a dividend.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
WKPL
BATS-CHIXE
£1B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Real Estate
Company description

Established in 1987, and listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1993, Workspace owns and manages some 4 million sq. The last earnings update was 137 days ago. More info.


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  • Workspace Group has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
WKPL Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
22.2%
BATS-CHIXE:WKPL
6.6%
GB REITs
6%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
-21.3%
BATS-CHIXE:WKPL
-20%
GB REITs
-22.7%
GB Market
WKPL Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Workspace Group (WKPL) 22.2% -32.3% -35.3% -21.3% -1.9% -10%
GB REITs 6.6% -22.8% -28.8% -20% -16.1% -22%
GB Market 6% -20.3% -28.1% -22.7% -24.6% -22%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • WKPL underperformed the REITs industry which returned -20% over the past year.
  • WKPL outperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned -22.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility
WKPL
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Workspace Group 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 Workspace Group 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 Workspace Group.

BATS-CHIXE:WKPL Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity using Adjusted Funds From Operations
Levered Adjusted Funds From Operations Average of 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 5.4%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year GB Government Bond Rate 0.5%

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 BATS-CHIXE:WKPL
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year GB Govt Bond Rate 0.5%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6.1%
REITs Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.46
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.46 (1 + (1- 19%) (46.3%))
0.754
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.8
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 0.53% + (0.8 * 6.07%)
5.39%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for BATS-CHIXE:WKPL using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity using Adjusted Funds From Operations Model

BATS-CHIXE:WKPL Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in BATS-CHIXE:WKPL represents 0.99935x of LSE:WKP
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
0.99935x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, GBP)
= Value per Share (GBP) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= £ 12.13 x 0.99935
£12.13
Value per share (GBP) From above. £12.13
Current discount Discount to share price of £7.69
= -1 x (£7.69 - £12.13) / £12.13
36.6%

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

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Workspace Group is available for.
Intrinsic value
37%
Share price is £7.69 vs Future cash flow value of £12.13
Current Discount Checks
For Workspace Group to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Workspace Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • Workspace Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not 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 Workspace Group's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Workspace Group's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
BATS-CHIXE:WKPL PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-09-30) in GBP £0.75
LSE:WKP Share Price ** LSE (2020-03-27) in GBP £7.7
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland REITs Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 38 Publicly-Listed REITs Companies 12.85x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 747 Publicly-Listed Companies 12.54x

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

** Primary Listing of Workspace Group.

BATS-CHIXE:WKPL PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= LSE:WKP Share Price ÷ EPS (both in GBP)

= 7.7 ÷ 0.75

10.29x

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

  • Workspace Group is good value based on earnings compared to the GB REITs industry average.
  • Workspace Group is good value based on earnings compared to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Workspace Group's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
BATS-CHIXE:WKPL PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 10.29x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 6 Analysts
1.9%per year
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland REITs Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 22 Publicly-Listed REITs Companies 0.65x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 531 Publicly-Listed Companies 0.98x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

BATS-CHIXE:WKPL PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 10.29x ÷ 1.9%

5.5x

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

  • Workspace Group is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Workspace Group's assets?
Raw Data
BATS-CHIXE:WKPL PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-09-30) in GBP £11.31
LSE:WKP Share Price * LSE (2020-03-27) in GBP £7.7
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland REITs Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 53 Publicly-Listed REITs Companies 0.74x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,322 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.08x
BATS-CHIXE:WKPL PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= LSE:WKP Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in GBP)

= 7.7 ÷ 11.31

0.68x

* Primary Listing of Workspace Group.

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

  • Workspace Group is good value based on assets compared to the GB REITs industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Workspace Group'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 REITs 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 REITs industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Workspace Group has a total score of 4/6, 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 Workspace Group expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?

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
1.9%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Workspace Group expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Workspace Group's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 0.5%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Workspace Group's earnings growth is positive but not above the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
  • Workspace Group's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
BATS-CHIXE:WKPL Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
BATS-CHIXE:WKPL Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 6 Analysts 1.9%
BATS-CHIXE:WKPL Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 6 Analysts 5.7%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland REITs Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 24.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland REITs Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.6%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 15.4%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 2.6%

*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
BATS-CHIXE:WKPL Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (5 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
BATS-CHIXE:WKPL Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2024-03-31 189 196 1
2023-03-31 178 189 1
2022-03-31 160 97 135 4
2021-03-31 147 90 53 5
2020-03-31 144 83 182 5
2020-03-29
BATS-CHIXE:WKPL Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-09-30 158 95 135
2019-06-30 154 86 136
2019-03-31 149 76 137
2018-12-31 144 71 143
2018-09-30 139 66 149
2018-06-30 134 70 160
2018-03-31 129 74 171
2017-12-31 123 69 188
2017-09-30 117 64 205
2017-06-30 113 59 147
2017-03-31 109 53 89
2016-12-31 108 54 161

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Workspace Group's earnings are expected to grow by 1.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Workspace Group's revenue is expected to grow by 5.7% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
BATS-CHIXE:WKPL Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (5 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Workspace Group Company Filings, last reported 5 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

BATS-CHIXE:WKPL Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2024-03-31 1.08 1.08 1.08 1.00
2023-03-31 1.04 1.04 1.04 1.00
2022-03-31 0.63 1.00 0.23 3.00
2021-03-31 0.06 1.19 -1.28 4.00
2020-03-31 0.98 1.23 0.58 4.00
2020-03-29
BATS-CHIXE:WKPL Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2019-09-30 0.75
2019-06-30 0.76
2019-03-31 0.78
2018-12-31 0.83
2018-09-30 0.88
2018-06-30 0.96
2018-03-31 1.05
2017-12-31 1.15
2017-09-30 1.26
2017-06-30 0.90
2017-03-31 0.54
2016-12-31 0.99

*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.
  • Workspace Group is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Workspace Group'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.
Workspace Group has a total score of 2/6, 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 Workspace Group 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 Workspace Group's growth in the last year to its industry (REITs).
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.
  • Workspace Group's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years and the most recent earnings are below average.
  • Workspace Group's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Workspace Group's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the GB REITs industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Workspace Group'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 Workspace Group Company Filings, last reported 5 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

BATS-CHIXE:WKPL Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-09-30 157.70 134.80 17.20
2019-06-30 153.55 136.05 17.15
2019-03-31 149.40 137.30 17.10
2018-12-31 144.35 143.30 16.80
2018-09-30 139.30 149.30 16.50
2018-06-30 134.10 160.35 16.30
2018-03-31 128.90 171.40 16.10
2017-12-31 122.90 188.35 15.90
2017-09-30 116.90 205.30 15.70
2017-06-30 112.90 147.00 15.40
2017-03-31 108.90 88.70 15.10
2016-12-31 108.00 160.65 14.75
2016-09-30 107.10 232.60 14.40
2016-06-30 106.25 310.75 14.50
2016-03-31 105.40 388.90 14.60
2015-12-31 101.45 369.25 14.65
2015-09-30 97.50 349.60 14.70
2015-06-30 94.75 350.25 14.25
2015-03-31 92.00 350.90 13.80
2014-12-31 89.75 328.10 13.40
2014-09-30 87.50 305.30 13.00
2014-06-30 83.10 273.35 12.70
2014-03-31 78.70 241.40 12.40
2013-12-31 76.25 197.00 12.00
2013-09-30 73.80 152.60 11.60
2013-06-30 72.50 114.50 11.30
2013-03-31 71.20 76.40 11.00

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

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

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

Health

 How is Workspace Group'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 Workspace Group's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Workspace Group is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Workspace Group's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Workspace Group'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 not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.2x 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 Workspace Group Company Filings, last reported 5 months ago.

BATS-CHIXE:WKPL Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-09-30 2,042.20 623.00 20.50
2019-06-30 2,042.20 623.00 20.50
2019-03-31 1,982.00 607.40 26.70
2018-12-31 1,982.00 607.40 26.70
2018-09-30 1,958.50 517.20 66.30
2018-06-30 1,958.50 517.20 66.30
2018-03-31 1,712.90 534.70 18.00
2017-12-31 1,712.90 534.70 18.00
2017-09-30 1,679.90 447.10 21.70
2017-06-30 1,679.90 447.10 21.70
2017-03-31 1,578.50 258.40 6.50
2016-12-31 1,578.50 258.40 6.50
2016-09-30 1,513.70 251.30 6.50
2016-06-30 1,513.70 251.30 6.50
2016-03-31 1,517.60 302.20 27.80
2015-12-31 1,517.60 302.20 27.80
2015-09-30 1,299.10 331.20 8.60
2015-06-30 1,299.10 331.20 8.60
2015-03-31 1,146.30 312.90 42.60
2014-12-31 1,146.30 312.90 42.60
2014-09-30 901.20 335.40 6.40
2014-06-30 901.20 335.40 6.40
2014-03-31 726.10 339.50 3.70
2013-12-31 726.10 339.50 3.70
2013-09-30 589.40 329.70 6.50
2013-06-30 589.40 329.70 6.50
2013-03-31 500.40 345.30 11.80
  • Workspace Group's level of debt (30.5%) 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 (37.1% vs 30.5% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.3%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 4.4x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Workspace Group'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. Workspace Group has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


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

Dividends

 What is Workspace Group'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
4.27%
Current annual income from Workspace Group dividends. Estimated to be 5.17% next year.
If you bought £2,000 of Workspace Group shares you are expected to receive £85 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?
  • Workspace Group's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2.7%).
  • Workspace Group's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (7.3%).
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
BATS-CHIXE:WKPL 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 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland REITs Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 48 Stocks 5.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 630 Stocks 6%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.4%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2.7%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 7.3%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

BATS-CHIXE:WKPL Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2024-03-31 0.49 2.00
2023-03-31 0.44 3.00
2022-03-31 0.42 10.00
2021-03-31 0.39 11.00
2020-03-31 0.36 11.00
2020-03-29
BATS-CHIXE:WKPL Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-07-11 0.329 3.315
2018-07-13 0.274 2.888
2017-06-13 0.211 2.189
2017-06-07 0.211 2.320
2016-06-14 0.151 2.052
2016-06-08 0.151 1.765
2015-06-16 0.120 1.384
2015-06-03 0.120 1.276
2014-06-16 0.106 1.502
2014-06-04 0.106 1.713
2013-06-11 0.097 1.936
2012-06-25 0.088 2.899
2012-06-12 0.088 3.846
2011-06-06 0.083 3.468
2011-06-03 0.083 2.833
2010-06-07 0.075 3.218
2010-06-01 0.075 3.490
2009-06-08 0.202 9.894
2009-03-31 0.075 5.181

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

  • Dividends per share have been volatile in the past 10 years (annual drop of over 20%).
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Workspace Group's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are covered by earnings (1.6x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be covered by earnings (1.2x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Workspace Group's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.4%) - 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 Workspace Group afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Workspace Group has a total score of 4/6, 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 Workspace Group'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
Graham Clemett
COMPENSATION £1,075,500
AGE 58
TENURE AS CEO 0.8 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Graham Clemett, BSc., ACA, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Workspace Group plc since September 24, 2019 and served as its Interim Chief Executive Officer since June 2019 until September 24, 2019. Mr. Clemett served as the Chief Financial Officer of Workspace Group plc since September 24, 2019 and served as its Group Finance Director since July 2007. Mr. Clemett joined Workspace Group plc in July 2007. Mr. Clemett oversees Workspace Group’s financial activity, treasury, tax, Company secretarial, governance and compliance, and managing its IT strategy. Mr. Clemett has extensive experience in finance and banking. Mr. Clemett trained with KPMG and spent eight years at Reuters Group PLC, latterly as Group Financial Controller and spent five years at RBS Group PLC as Finance Director, UK Corporate Banking. Mr. Clemett held senior finance roles in Royal Bank of Scotland and Reuters Holdings plc. Mr. Clemett served at Thomson Reuters UK Limited. Mr. Clemett has been an Executive Director of Workspace Group plc since July 2007. Mr. Clemett has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of The Restaurant Group plc since June 1, 2016. Mr. Clemett's skills and business experience includes: significant experience of financing and capital raising. With over ten years in the Group, he has a detailed knowledge of operations. He has strong strategic and commercial skills. He has strong experience of investor relations. Mr. Clemett qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG.

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

Average tenure and age of the Workspace Group management team in years:

2.4
Average Tenure
59
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Workspace Group management team is about average.
Management Team

Graham Clemett

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
£1M
AGE
58
TENURE
0.8 yrs

Chris Pieroni

TITLE
Operations Director
COMPENSATION
£17K
AGE
61
TENURE
12.4 yrs

Richard Swayne

TITLE
Head of Investment

Kate Ankers

TITLE
Chief Accountant

Cynthia Alers

TITLE
Interim Head of Investor Relations

Dundas Marland

TITLE
Head of Corporate Communications

Simon Webb

TITLE
Head of Professional Services

Angus Boag

TITLE
Development Director
AGE
59

Claire Dracup

TITLE
Head of Support Services

John Robson

TITLE
Asset Management Director
TENURE
2.4 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Workspace Group board of directors in years:

6.3
Average Tenure
62
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Workspace Group board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Danny Kitchen

TITLE
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
£184K
AGE
67
TENURE
8.7 yrs

Graham Clemett

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
£1M
AGE
58
TENURE
12.7 yrs

Maria Moloney

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£60K
AGE
68
TENURE
7.8 yrs

Chris Girling

TITLE
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£60K
AGE
65
TENURE
5.7 yrs

Damon Russell

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£50K
AGE
54
TENURE
6.8 yrs

Stephen Hubbard

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£50K
AGE
67
TENURE
5.7 yrs

Ishbel Jean Macpherson

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£10K
AGE
59
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Suzi Williams

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
AGE
51
TENURE
0.2 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • Workspace Group individual insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (£) Value (£)
27. Feb 20 Sell Daniel Kitchen Individual 26. Feb 20 26. Feb 20 -10,000 £12.20 £-122,023
29. Jan 20 Sell Angus Boag Individual 28. Jan 20 28. Jan 20 -50,000 £12.19 £-609,572
29. Jan 20 Sell Christopher Pieroni Individual 28. Jan 20 28. Jan 20 -85,000 £12.19 £-1,036,272
29. Jan 20 Sell Graham Clemett Individual 28. Jan 20 28. Jan 20 -50,000 £12.19 £-609,572
02. Sep 19 Sell Angus Boag Individual 30. Aug 19 30. Aug 19 -11,013 £8.51 £-93,721
07. Aug 19 Buy Daniel Kitchen Individual 06. Aug 19 06. Aug 19 6,105 £8.21 £50,127
25. Jun 19 Sell Angus Boag Individual 25. Jun 19 25. Jun 19 -14,975 £0.09 £-1,331
25. Jun 19 Sell Christopher Pieroni Individual 25. Jun 19 25. Jun 19 -14,975 £0.09 £-1,331
25. Jun 19 Sell Graham Clemett Individual 25. Jun 19 25. Jun 19 -16,633 £0.09 £-1,478
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Management checks
We assess Workspace Group'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. Workspace Group 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

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Company Info

Description

Established in 1987, and listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1993, Workspace owns and manages some 4 million sq. ft. of business space in London. We are home to thousands of businesses, including fast growing and established brands across a wide range of sectors. Workspace is geared towards helping businesses perform at their very best. We provide inspiring, flexible work spaces in dynamic London locations. Workspace (WKP) is a FTSE 250 listed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and a member of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA). LEI: 2138003GUZRFIN3UT430.

Details
Name: Workspace Group plc
WKPL
Exchange: BATS-CHIXE
Founded: 1987
£1,389,796,858
180,610,378
Website: http://www.workspace.co.uk
Address: Workspace Group plc
Canterbury Court, Kennington Park,
Business Centre, 1-3 Brixton Road,
London,
East Lothian, SW9 6DE,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
LSE WKP Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange GB GBP 15. Dec 1993
DB WRX1 Ordinary Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 15. Dec 1993
BATS-CHIXE WKPL Ordinary Shares BATS 'Chi-X Europe' GB GBP 15. Dec 1993
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
202
Workspace Group employees.
Industry
Office REITs
Real Estate
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/03/29 19:47
End of day share price update: 2020/03/27 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2020/03/25
Last earnings filing: 2019/11/13
Last earnings reported: 2019/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/03/31


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.