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Lookers

BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl
Snowflake Description

Undervalued established dividend payer.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
LOOKl
BATS-CHIXE
£74M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Retail
Company description

Lookers plc engages in the sale, hire, and maintenance of motor vehicles and motorcycles in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The last earnings update was 238 days ago. More info.


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  • Lookers has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
LOOKl Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
22.1%
BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl
5.9%
GB Specialty Retail
1.7%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
-81.3%
BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl
-28.1%
GB Specialty Retail
-21.8%
GB Market
LOOKl Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Lookers (LOOKl) 22.1% -45.6% -68.5% -81.3% -85.4% -87.9%
GB Specialty Retail 5.9% -24.4% -39.5% -28.1% -38.7% -44.3%
GB Market 1.7% -12% -25.3% -21.8% -22.8% -22.4%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • LOOKl underperformed the Specialty Retail industry which returned -28.1% over the past year.
  • LOOKl underperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned -21.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility
LOOKl
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

LOOKl Value

 Is Lookers 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 Lookers 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 Lookers.

BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model Dividend Discount Model
Dividend Per Share Company Filings (2019-06-30) in GBP £ 0.022
Payout Ratio Company Filings (2019-06-30) 3199.6%
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 7.4%
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:LOOKl
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year GB Govt Bond Rate 0.5%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6.1%
Specialty Retail Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.86
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.862 (1 + (1- 19%) (403.87%))
1.133
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.13
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 0.53% + (1.133 * 6.07%)
7.41%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl using Dividend Discount Model Model

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

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

See our documentation to learn about this calculation.

BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl Gordon Growth Model
Calculation Result
Value per share = Expected dividends per share / (Discount Rate - Perpetual growth rate)
= £0.02 / (7.41% - 0.53%)
£0.31
BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl represents 0.98307x of LSE:LOOK
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
0.98307x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, GBP)
= Value per Share (GBP) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= £ 0.32 x 0.98307
£0.31
Value per share (GBP) From above. £0.31
Current discount Discount to share price of £0.19
= -1 x (£0.19 - £0.31) / £0.31
40.9%

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

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Lookers is available for.
Intrinsic value
41%
Share price is £0.1858 vs Future cash flow value of £0.31446
Current Discount Checks
For Lookers to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Lookers's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • Lookers'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 Lookers's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Lookers's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-06-30) in GBP £0.07
LSE:LOOK Share Price ** LSE (2020-04-07) in GBP £0.19
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Specialty Retail Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 23 Publicly-Listed Specialty Retail Companies 8.1x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 748 Publicly-Listed Companies 13x

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

** Primary Listing of Lookers.

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

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

= 0.19 ÷ 0.07

2.57x

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

  • Lookers is good value based on earnings compared to the GB Specialty Retail industry average.
  • Lookers is good value based on earnings compared to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Lookers's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 2.57x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 6 Analysts
-8.6%per year
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Specialty Retail Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 15 Publicly-Listed Specialty Retail Companies 0.8x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 518 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.02x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

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

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 2.57x ÷ -8.6%

-0.3x

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

  • Lookers earnings are not expected to grow next year, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Lookers's assets?
Raw Data
BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-06-30) in GBP £0.99
LSE:LOOK Share Price * LSE (2020-04-07) in GBP £0.19
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Specialty Retail Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 36 Publicly-Listed Specialty Retail Companies 0.63x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,323 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.13x
BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

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

= 0.19 ÷ 0.99

0.19x

* Primary Listing of Lookers.

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

  • Lookers is good value based on assets compared to the GB Specialty Retail industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Lookers'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 Specialty Retail 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 Specialty Retail industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Lookers 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.

LOOKl Future Performance

 How is Lookers 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
-8.6%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Lookers expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Lookers's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the low risk savings rate of 0.5%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Lookers's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
  • Lookers's revenues are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 6 Analysts -8.6%
BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 6 Analysts -1.7%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Specialty Retail Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 16.8%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Specialty Retail Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.6%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 15.6%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 2.5%

*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:LOOKl Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (9 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:LOOKl Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 4,801 65 12 4
2020-12-31 4,660 59 11 6
2020-04-08
2019-12-31 4,919 70 0 6
BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-06-30 4,949 54 29
2019-03-31 4,914 55 36
2018-12-31 4,880 55 44
2018-09-30 4,847 51 43
2018-06-30 4,814 43 47
2018-03-31 4,755 40 47
2017-12-31 4,696 38 48
2017-06-30 4,321 54 76
2017-03-31 4,205 77 74
2016-12-31 4,088 99 72

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Lookers's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is not considered high growth.
  • Lookers's revenue is expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is not considered high growth.
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:LOOKl Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (9 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Lookers Company Filings, last reported 9 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 0.03 0.03 0.03 1.00
2020-12-31 -0.06 0.03 -0.16 2.00
2020-04-08
2019-12-31 0.02 0.03 0.00 2.00
BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2019-06-30 0.07
2019-03-31 0.09
2018-12-31 0.11
2018-09-30 0.11
2018-06-30 0.12
2018-03-31 0.12
2017-12-31 0.12
2017-06-30 0.19
2017-03-31 0.19
2016-12-31 0.18

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

LOOKl Past Performance

  How has Lookers performed over the past 5 years?

  • Lookers's last earnings update was 238 days ago.
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 Lookers's growth in the last year to its industry (Specialty Retail).
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.
  • Lookers's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years and the most recent earnings are below average.
  • Lookers's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Lookers's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the GB Specialty Retail industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Lookers'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 Lookers Company Filings, last reported 9 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl 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 4,949.40 28.70 466.80
2019-03-31 4,914.45 36.10 459.00
2018-12-31 4,879.50 43.50 451.20
2018-09-30 4,846.90 43.35 444.85
2018-06-30 4,814.30 46.80 441.40
2018-03-31 4,755.30 47.35 437.40
2017-12-31 4,696.30 47.90 433.40
2017-06-30 4,321.40 76.40 387.50
2017-03-31 4,204.80 74.05 369.95
2016-12-31 4,088.20 71.70 352.40
2016-06-30 3,908.80 40.40 338.60
2016-03-31 3,669.55 40.65 332.55
2015-12-31 3,430.30 40.90 326.50
2015-09-30 3,418.75 49.95 353.90
2015-06-30 3,188.40 49.10 332.30
2015-03-31 3,115.65 47.95 328.65
2014-12-31 3,042.90 46.80 325.00
2014-09-30 2,932.60 45.75 313.80
2014-06-30 2,822.30 44.70 302.60
2014-03-31 2,643.40 40.35 292.05
2013-12-31 2,464.50 36.00 281.50
2013-09-30 2,365.50 32.70 284.35
2013-06-30 2,266.50 29.40 287.20

*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.
  • Lookers has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Lookers used its assets less efficiently than the GB Specialty Retail industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Lookers's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Lookers'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 Specialty Retail 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.
Lookers 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.

LOOKl Health

 How is Lookers'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 Lookers's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Lookers is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Lookers's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Lookers's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 7.6x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

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

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

All data from Lookers Company Filings, last reported 9 months ago.

BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-06-30 386.20 192.70 93.60
2019-03-31 386.20 192.70 93.60
2018-12-31 399.30 527.20 44.40
2018-09-30 399.30 527.20 44.40
2018-06-30 415.40 127.50 47.90
2018-03-31 415.40 127.50 47.90
2017-12-31 385.00 552.70 45.30
2017-06-30 370.80 169.60 72.70
2017-03-31 370.80 169.60 72.70
2016-12-31 341.70 474.30 39.80
2016-06-30 307.50 136.60 27.10
2016-03-31 307.50 136.60 27.10
2015-12-31 297.80 459.70 8.30
2015-09-30 297.80 459.70 8.30
2015-06-30 284.80 92.40 20.50
2015-03-31 284.80 92.40 20.50
2014-12-31 256.90 290.60 5.90
2014-09-30 256.90 290.60 5.90
2014-06-30 247.10 97.30 16.60
2014-03-31 247.10 97.30 16.60
2013-12-31 228.00 240.20 5.20
2013-09-30 228.00 240.20 5.20
2013-06-30 219.50 82.80 21.70
  • Lookers's level of debt (49.9%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (40.2% vs 49.9% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (28.2%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are not well covered by earnings (EBIT is 2.7x annual interest expense, ideally 3x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Lookers'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. Lookers 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.

LOOKl Dividends

 What is Lookers'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
21.59%
Current annual income from Lookers dividends. Estimated to be 11.64% next year.
If you bought £2,000 of Lookers shares you are expected to receive £432 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?
  • Lookers's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2.51%).
  • Lookers's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (6.87%).
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:LOOKl 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 Specialty Retail Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 22 Stocks 4.4%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 588 Stocks 5.5%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2.5%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 6.9%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 0.02 4.00
2020-12-31 0.02 6.00
2020-04-08
2019-12-31 0.03 6.00
BATS-CHIXE:LOOKl Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-04-29 0.041 9.067
2019-03-13 0.041 4.234
2018-04-03 0.039 3.834
2018-03-07 0.039 4.308
2017-03-08 0.036 3.343
2016-03-09 0.031 2.543
2015-03-04 0.028 1.744
2014-03-05 0.026 1.869
2013-03-06 0.024 2.053
2012-03-08 0.022 3.155
2012-03-07 0.022 3.783
2011-03-09 0.018 3.288
2010-08-18 0.012 2.024
2010-03-09 0.000 0.000
2009-12-31 0.000 0.000
2009-08-19 0.000 0.000

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

  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Lookers's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are covered by earnings (1.8x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are not well covered by earnings (1x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Lookers's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.3%) - 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 Lookers afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Lookers has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.


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

LOOKl Management

 What is the CEO of Lookers'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
Mark Raban
AGE 52
TENURE AS CEO 0.2 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Mark D. Raban has served as Chief Executive Officer at Lookers plc since February 05, 2020 and Director since July 15, 2019 and was its Chief Financial Officer since July 15, 2019 until February 5, 2020. Mr. Raban has been Executive Officer of Marshall Motor Holdings Plc since January 2, 2019. Mr. Raban was the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Marshall Motor Holdings Plc from April 2, 2015 to January 02, 2019. He served as the Group Director of Finance at Global Strategies Group. He joined Marshall Motors as a consultant in 2014. He served as Finance Director of Inchcape Retail Limited. He served as the Interim Financial Director at Selfridges Retail Limited. He provides leadership and oversight to the Group Finance Function. He has general retail experience, working predominantly within FTSE 250 companies particularly in the retail and consumer services sectors, including Arcadia, Safeway, Burton and Ratners. During this time, he performed principally in commercially orientated roles in direct support of operations with a focus on decision support, financial planning and analysis, as well as competitor analysis. Prior to GLOBAL, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Borders UK. During his time at Borders, he led and completed a private equity management buy-out and closed a significant refinancing of the business. Immediately preceding his role at Borders UK, he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Business Development Director of Inchcape UK, where his key focus was on growing the business through sourcing and integrating acquisitions. He is a qualified Accountant through the Associate Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He holds an MBA from Strathclyde Business School, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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

Average tenure of the Lookers management team in years:

0.3
Average Tenure
  • The average tenure for the Lookers management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

Mark Raban

TITLE
CEO & Director
AGE
52
TENURE
0.2 yrs

Phil Kenny

TITLE
General Counsel & Company Secretary
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Andrew Stephenson

TITLE
Group Human Resources & Customer Director
TENURE
3.9 yrs

John Hoyle

TITLE
Assistant Company Secretary
Board of Directors Tenure

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

3.5
Average Tenure
54
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Lookers board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Phil White

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
£124K
AGE
70
TENURE
13.6 yrs

Mark Raban

TITLE
CEO & Director
AGE
52
TENURE
0.8 yrs

Sally Cabrini

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£42K
AGE
55
TENURE
4.3 yrs

Stuart Counsell

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£42K
TENURE
2.8 yrs

Vicky Mitchell

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
AGE
53
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Tony Bramall

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£42K
AGE
83
TENURE
13.8 yrs

Richard Walker

TITLE
Senior Independent Director
COMPENSATION
£47K
AGE
53
TENURE
6.2 yrs

Heather Jackson

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
AGE
54
TENURE
0.4 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 (£)
24. Dec 19 Buy Peter Jones Individual 20. Dec 19 20. Dec 19 2,125,000 £0.55 £1,168,750
30. Aug 19 Buy Peter Jones Individual 27. Aug 19 29. Aug 19 1,325,000 £0.52 £679,034
23. Aug 19 Buy Peter Jones Individual 20. Aug 19 22. Aug 19 1,745,226 £0.50 £859,926
19. Aug 19 Buy Peter Jones Individual 14. Aug 19 16. Aug 19 2,746,414 £0.47 £1,243,741
14. Aug 19 Buy Mark Raban Individual 14. Aug 19 14. Aug 19 50,000 £0.44 £21,750
14. Aug 19 Buy Stuart Counsell Individual 14. Aug 19 14. Aug 19 220,000 £0.44 £95,713
15. Jul 19 Buy Andrew Bruce Individual 12. Jul 19 12. Jul 19 192,000 £0.39 £74,400
15. Jul 19 Buy Nigel McMinn Individual 12. Jul 19 12. Jul 19 200,000 £0.39 £77,500
15. Jul 19 Buy Peter Jones Individual 12. Jul 19 12. Jul 19 4,178,775 £0.38 £1,604,149
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Management checks
We assess Lookers'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. Lookers 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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LOOKl Company Info

Description

Lookers plc engages in the sale, hire, and maintenance of motor vehicles and motorcycles in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company engages in the sale of new and used cars and vans; and servicing, repair, and sale of franchised parts to customers’ vehicles. It operates 164 franchised dealerships representing 32 manufacturers from 106 locations. The company is also involved in the sale of tires, oils, parts, and accessories; and car leasing and finance activities. Lookers plc was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Altrincham, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: Lookers plc
LOOKl
Exchange: BATS-CHIXE
Founded: 1908
£73,736,152
390,138,374
Website: http://www.lookers.co.uk
Address: Lookers plc
Lookers House,
3 Etchells Road,
Altrincham,
Greater Manchester, WA14 5XS,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
LSE LOOK Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange GB GBP 02. Jan 1992
OTCPK LKKR.F Ordinary Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 02. Jan 1992
DB LO6A Ordinary Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 02. Jan 1992
BATS-CHIXE LOOKl Ordinary Shares BATS 'Chi-X Europe' GB GBP 02. Jan 1992
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
8,323
Lookers employees.
Industry
Automotive Retail
Retail
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/04/08 20:08
End of day share price update: 2020/04/07 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2020/04/06
Last earnings filing: 2019/08/14
Last earnings reported: 2019/06/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.