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Xaar

LSE:XAR
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet and overvalued.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
XAR
LSE
£25M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Tech
Company description

Xaar plc develops digital inkjet technology in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The last earnings update was 196 days ago. More info.


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  • Xaar has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
XAR Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
47%
LSE:XAR
3.4%
Europe Tech
5.3%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
-65.3%
LSE:XAR
-5.3%
Europe Tech
-21.5%
GB Market
XAR Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Xaar (XAR) 47% 12.7% -35.5% -65.3% -90.9% -92%
Europe Tech 3.4% 9.9% -12.4% -5.3% 3.7% 47.1%
GB Market 5.3% -6.5% -25.2% -21.5% -22.4% -21.9%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • XAR underperformed the Tech industry which returned -5.3% over the past year.
  • XAR underperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned -21.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility
XAR
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
Related Companies

Value

 Is Xaar undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for Xaar. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is £0.338.
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 Xaar's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Xaar's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
LSE:XAR PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-06-30) in GBP £-0.79
LSE:XAR Share Price ** LSE (2020-04-09) in GBP £0.34
Europe Tech Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 20 Publicly-Listed Tech Companies 16.92x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 747 Publicly-Listed Companies 13.27x

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

** Primary Listing of Xaar.

LSE:XAR PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

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

= 0.34 ÷ -0.79

-0.43x

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

  • Xaar is loss making, we can't compare its value to the Europe Tech industry average.
  • Xaar is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Xaar's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
LSE:XAR PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -0.43x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 4 Analysts
75.9%per year
Europe Tech Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 8 Publicly-Listed Tech Companies 2x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 513 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.03x

*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 Xaar, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Xaar's assets?
Raw Data
LSE:XAR PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-06-30) in GBP £1.04
LSE:XAR Share Price * LSE (2020-04-09) in GBP £0.34
Europe Tech Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 30 Publicly-Listed Tech Companies 1.3x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,322 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.13x
LSE:XAR PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

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

= 0.34 ÷ 1.04

0.33x

* Primary Listing of Xaar.

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

  • Xaar is good value based on assets compared to the Europe Tech industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Xaar'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 Tech 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 Tech industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Xaar has a total score of 1/6, 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 Xaar expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 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
75.9%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Xaar expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Xaar's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Xaar's earnings growth to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
  • Xaar'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
LSE:XAR Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
LSE:XAR Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 4 Analysts 75.9%
LSE:XAR Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 4 Analysts -1.5%
Europe Tech Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 17.2%
Europe Tech Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 6.3%
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 2.5%

*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
LSE:XAR Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (9 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
LSE:XAR Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 48 -5 -6 3
2020-12-31 43 -8 -12 4
2020-04-09
2019-12-31 49 -13 -67 1
LSE:XAR Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-06-30 51 -14 -61
2019-03-31 57 -12 -37
2018-12-31 64 -10 -12
2018-09-30 78 2 -3
2018-06-30 92 13 5
2018-03-31 96 13 8
2017-12-31 100 12 11
2017-09-30 98 7 12
2017-06-30 96 2 13
2017-03-31 96 8 14
2016-12-31 96 14 15
2016-09-30 93 23 15

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Xaar is not considered high growth as it is expected to be loss making for the next 1-3 years.
  • Xaar'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
LSE:XAR 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 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

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

LSE:XAR Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 -0.13 -0.13 -0.13 1.00
2020-12-31 -0.16 -0.16 -0.16 1.00
2020-04-09
2019-12-31 -0.87 -0.87 -0.87 1.00
LSE:XAR Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2019-06-30 -0.79
2019-03-31 -0.48
2018-12-31 -0.16
2018-09-30 -0.04
2018-06-30 0.07
2018-03-31 0.11
2017-12-31 0.14
2017-09-30 0.16
2017-06-30 0.17
2017-03-31 0.18
2016-12-31 0.19
2016-09-30 0.20

*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 Xaar will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is not expected to be profitable.
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Future performance checks
We assess Xaar's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Europe market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Europe market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Xaar 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.

Past Performance

  How has Xaar performed over the past 5 years?

  • Xaar's last earnings update was 196 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 Xaar's growth in the last year to its industry (Tech).
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.
  • Xaar does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Xaar's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Xaar's 1-year growth to the Europe Tech industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Xaar'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 Xaar Company Filings, last reported 9 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

LSE:XAR 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 50.73 -61.17 16.97 7.47
2019-03-31 57.13 -36.72 16.77 10.21
2018-12-31 63.53 -12.28 16.58 12.95
2018-09-30 77.53 -3.44 17.58 14.08
2018-06-30 91.52 5.39 18.40 15.22
2018-03-31 95.83 8.16 19.44 13.56
2017-12-31 100.14 10.93 20.47 11.91
2017-09-30 97.88 11.87 19.50 11.03
2017-06-30 95.62 12.80 18.54 10.16
2017-03-31 95.90 13.80 16.49 10.88
2016-12-31 96.18 14.80 14.45 11.61
2016-09-30 93.18 15.12 13.87 11.28
2016-06-30 90.18 15.43 13.28 10.94
2016-03-31 91.83 13.98 13.99 10.84
2015-12-31 93.47 12.53 14.69 10.73
2015-09-30 94.99 11.22 13.85 11.20
2015-06-30 96.52 9.92 13.01 11.67
2015-03-31 102.83 14.30 13.23 11.62
2014-12-31 109.15 18.69 13.45 11.56
2014-09-30 118.25 22.16 15.30 12.96
2014-06-30 127.34 25.64 17.16 14.35
2014-03-31 132.24 28.75 17.83 15.08
2013-12-31 137.13 31.86 18.51 15.80
2013-09-30 127.89 29.83 17.87 13.74
2013-06-30 118.66 27.80 17.23 11.67

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Xaar has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Xaar has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the Europe Tech industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Xaar 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 Xaar'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 Tech 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.
Xaar has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

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

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

Health

 How is Xaar'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 Xaar's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Xaar is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Xaar's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Xaar'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.
  • Xaar has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

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

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

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

LSE:XAR Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-06-30 81.74 0.00 21.58
2019-03-31 81.74 0.00 21.58
2018-12-31 131.88 0.14 27.95
2018-09-30 131.88 0.14 27.95
2018-06-30 141.98 0.17 36.75
2018-03-31 141.98 0.17 36.75
2017-12-31 147.18 0.17 44.70
2017-09-30 147.18 0.17 44.70
2017-06-30 141.56 0.27 38.33
2017-03-31 141.56 0.27 38.33
2016-12-31 140.46 0.26 50.32
2016-09-30 140.46 0.26 50.32
2016-06-30 133.92 0.28 69.99
2016-03-31 133.92 0.28 69.99
2015-12-31 130.54 0.31 70.75
2015-09-30 130.54 0.31 70.75
2015-06-30 122.80 0.34 58.61
2015-03-31 122.80 0.34 58.61
2014-12-31 122.16 0.37 46.96
2014-09-30 122.16 0.37 46.96
2014-06-30 118.53 0.39 48.14
2014-03-31 118.53 0.39 48.14
2013-12-31 110.04 0.35 53.49
2013-09-30 110.04 0.35 53.49
2013-06-30 94.97 0.32 49.39
  • Xaar has no debt.
  • Xaar has no debt compared to 5 years ago when it was 0.3%.
  • Xaar has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
  • Xaar has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Xaar'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. Xaar has a total score of 6/6, 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 Xaar'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 Xaar dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought £2,000 of Xaar 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 Xaar's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Xaar'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
LSE:XAR 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 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Europe Tech Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 12 Stocks 1.8%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 575 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 6.8%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

LSE:XAR Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 0.00 3.00
2020-12-31 0.00 4.00
2020-04-09
2019-12-31 0.00 4.00
LSE:XAR Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-09-26 0.000 0.000
2019-04-23 0.000 0.000
2019-03-21 0.000 0.000
2018-03-21 0.102 5.277
2017-04-12 0.100 2.602
2017-03-22 0.100 2.799
2016-03-16 0.095 2.140
2015-04-27 0.090 1.886
2015-03-19 0.090 2.176
2014-04-16 0.080 2.027
2014-03-18 0.080 0.915
2013-03-19 0.040 0.515
2012-04-17 0.030 1.196
2012-03-19 0.030 1.249
2011-04-01 0.025 1.004
2011-03-22 0.025 1.058
2010-03-17 0.025 1.602
2009-12-31 0.025 2.997

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Xaar has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Xaar's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Xaar's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Xaar has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Xaar's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Xaar'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 Xaar afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Xaar has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


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

Management

 What is the CEO of Xaar'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
John Mills
TENURE AS CEO 0.5 years
CEO Bio

Dr. John Mills has been Chief Executive Officer of Xaar plc since October 2019. Dr. Mills was Head of Printhead Business Unit at Xaar plc since August 2019 until October 2019. He joined Xaar in 2019. Dr. Mills served as the Chief Executive Officer at Inca Digital Printers Limited until October 2018. Dr. Mills has been with Inca since April 2013 and has extensive experience of developing and commercialising advanced industrial technologies, specifically in the fields of inkjet and plastic electronics. He served as the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Engineering of Plastic Logic Ltd. Before Plastic Logic, he served as Director of Development for the combined Commercial Printing and Product Identification divisions of Domino Printing Sciences plc from 1994 to 2001. Dr. Mills has a PhD in physics from the Defense Research Agency on Computer Modelling of Semiconductor Devices and a first degree in physics from the University of East Anglia.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for John to compare compensation growth.
  • Insufficient data for John 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 Xaar management team in years:

1
Average Tenure
  • The average tenure for the Xaar management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

John Mills

TITLE
CEO & Director
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Ian Tichias

TITLE
CFO, Company Secretary & Director
TENURE
0.1 yrs

Rob Welford

TITLE
Director of Operations - Programmes

Ramon Borrell

TITLE
Chief Technology Officer
COMPENSATION
£46K
AGE
55

Jim Brault

TITLE
Chief Human Resources Officer
COMPENSATION
£48K
AGE
56
TENURE
5.1 yrs

Camila Cottage

TITLE
Company Secretary
TENURE
1.4 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure of the Xaar board of directors in years:

2.1
Average Tenure
  • The average tenure for the Xaar board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Andrew Herbert

TITLE
Independent Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
£47K
AGE
59

John Mills

TITLE
CEO & Director
TENURE
0.6 yrs

Ian Tichias

TITLE
CFO, Company Secretary & Director
TENURE
0.1 yrs

Margaret Rice-Jones

TITLE
Senior Independent Director
COMPENSATION
£48K
AGE
58
TENURE
3.6 yrs

Chris Morgan

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£44K
TENURE
4.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (£) Value (£)
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Management checks
We assess Xaar'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. Xaar 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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Is Xaar (LON:XAR) A Risky Investment?

LSE:XAR Historical Debt, August 16th 2019 How Healthy Is Xaar's Balance Sheet? … According to the last reported balance sheet, Xaar had liabilities of UK£20.1m due within 12 months, and liabilities of UK£973.0k due beyond 12 months. … This surplus strongly suggests that Xaar has a rock-solid balance sheet (and the debt is of no concern whatsoever).

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What Are Analysts Saying About Xaar plc's (LON:XAR) Growth?

Below, I've laid out key growth figures on how market analysts predict Xaar's earnings growth outlook over the next couple of years and whether the future looks brighter. … LSE:XAR Past and Future Earnings, July 9th 2019 While it’s informative understanding the growth rate year by year relative to today’s figure, it may be more insightful estimating the rate at which the earnings are moving on average every year. … Future Earnings: How does XAR's growth rate compare to its peers and the wider market?

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How Much is Xaar plc's (LON:XAR) CEO Getting Paid?

First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. … View our latest analysis for Xaar How Does Doug Edwards's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies? … We compared the total CEO remuneration paid by Xaar plc, and compared it to remuneration at a group of similar sized companies.

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Imagine Owning Xaar (LON:XAR) And Trying To Stomach The 89% Share Price Drop

For example, we sympathize with anyone who was caught holding Xaar plc (LON:XAR) during the five years that saw its share price drop a whopping 89%. … One way to examine how market sentiment has changed over time is to look at the interaction between a company's share price and its earnings per share (EPS). … The company's earnings per share (over time) is depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers)

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What Does Xaar plc's (LON:XAR) P/E Ratio Tell You?

This article is written for those who want to get better at using price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). … Xaar has a price to earnings ratio of 21.34, based on the last twelve months. … Price to Earnings Ratio = Price per Share ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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With A 3.8% Return On Equity, Is Xaar plc (LON:XAR) A Quality Stock?

While some investors are already well versed in financial metrics (hat tip), this article is for those who would like to learn about Return On Equity (ROE) and why it is important. … Another way to think of that is that for every £1 worth of equity in the company, it was able to earn £0.038. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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Xaar plc (LON:XAR) Might Not Be A Great Investment

To be precise, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that will inform our view of the quality of the business. … Return On Capital Employed (ROCE): What is it? … ROCE is a measure of a company's yearly pre-tax profit (its return), relative to the capital employed in the business.

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Is Xaar plc's (LON:XAR) CEO Being Overpaid?

This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. … How Does Doug Edwards's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … Our data indicates that Xaar plc is worth UK£116m, and total annual CEO compensation is UK£594k

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Here's What Xaar plc's (LON:XAR) P/E Is Telling Us

This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). … We'll look at Xaar plc's (LON:XAR) P/E ratio and reflect on what it tells us about the company's share price. … Price to Earnings Ratio = Price per Share ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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How Xaar plc's (LON:XAR) Earnings Growth Stacks Up Against The Industry

Analyzing Xaar plc's (LON:XAR) track record of past performance is a valuable exercise for investors. … Today I will assess XAR's recent performance announced on 31 December 2017 and compare these figures to its long-term trend and industry movements. … How Did XAR's Recent Performance Stack Up Against Its Past.

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Company Info

Description

Xaar plc develops digital inkjet technology in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. It operates in two segments, Product Sales, Commissions and Fees; and Royalties. The company designs and manufactures piezoelectric drop-on-demand industrial inkjet print heads, product decoration systems, industrial 3d printing systems, inks and fluids, and systems components. It also develops and sells ink systems, electronics, and fluid optimization services to accelerate inkjet system development and adoption. The company sells its technology in component form to original equipment manufacturers that produce and sell the digital printing solutions to the end market. Its products are used in advanced manufacturing, ceramics, coding and marking, direct-to-shape, graphics, 3D printing, high speed sintering, labelling, decorating, packaging, product printing, and other applications. Xaar plc was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Cambridge, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: Xaar plc
XAR
Exchange: LSE
Founded: 1990
£25,468,248
77,176,512
Website: http://www.xaar.com
Address: Xaar plc
316 Cambridge Science Park,
Milton Road,
Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire, CB4 0XR,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
LSE XAR Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange GB GBP 17. Oct 1997
OTCPK XAAR.F Ordinary Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 17. Oct 1997
BATS-CHIXE XARL Ordinary Shares BATS 'Chi-X Europe' GB GBP 17. Oct 1997
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
463
Xaar employees.
Industry
Technology Hardware, Storage and Peripherals
Tech
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/04/09 21:55
End of day share price update: 2020/04/09 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2020/04/01
Last earnings filing: 2019/09/26
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.