COST:LSE-Costain Group PLC (GBX)

COMMON STOCK | Engineering & Construction | LSE

Last Closing Price

GBX 56.50

Change

0.00 (0.00)%

Market Cap

GBX 0.16B

Volume

0.83M

Average Target Price

GBX 77.50 (+37.17%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict

About

Costain Group PLC provides smart infrastructure solutions for the energy, water, transportation, and defense markets in the United Kingdom and Spain. The company operates in two segments, Transportation and Natural Resources. The Transportation segment operates in the highways, rail, and aviation markets. The Natural Resources segment operates in the water, energy, and defense markets. It offers future shaping strategic consultancy, consultancy and advisory, digital technology, asset optimization, and complex program delivery solutions and services. The company was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Maidenhead, the United Kingdom. Address: Costain House, Maidenhead, United Kingdom, SL6 4UB

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KIE:LSE Kier Group plc

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ETFs Containing COST

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Engineering & Construction)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -4.56% 19% F 16% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -4.56% 19% F 16% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -22.60% 15% F 5% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -22.60% 15% F 5% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain -83.60% 19% F 4% F
Dividend Return 13.25% 53% F 52% F
Total Return -70.35% 19% F 7% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain -27.21% 10% F 2% F
Dividend Return 2.59% 61% D- 68% D+
Total Return -24.62% 10% F 3% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 38.99% 30% F 33% F
Risk Adjusted Return -63.15% 15% F 4% F
Market Capitalization 0.16B 57% F 47% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Engineering & Construction)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 9.10 89% B+ 70% C-
Price/Book Ratio 0.99 71% C- 73% C
Price / Cash Flow Ratio -3.31 81% B- 68% D+
EV/EBITDA 0.11 100% A+ 99% A+
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity -49.65% 5% F 11% F
Return on Invested Capital -27.46% 5% F 12% F
Return on Assets -10.04% 5% F 16% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 25.30% 50% F 52% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Short Percent N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Beta 3.13 5% F 1% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Underpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Underpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

What to not like:
Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Negative cashflow

The company had negative total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector