FUTR:LSE-Future plc (GBX)

COMMON STOCK | Publishing | LSE

Last Closing Price

GBX 3,282.00

Change

+74.00 (+2.31)%

Market Cap

GBX 3.87B

Volume

0.22M

Avg Analyst Target

GBX 4,273.33 (+30.21%)

Avg User Target

GBX
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict


Future plc (FUTR) Stock Analysis:
Based on the Future plc stock forecasts from 3 analysts, the average analyst target price for Future plc is GBX 4,273.33 over the next 12 months. Future plc’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Future plc is Neutral, which is based on 8 positive signals and 7 negative signals. At the last closing, Future plc’s stock price was GBX 3,282.00. Future plc’s stock price has changed by -74.00% over the past week, -216.00% over the past month and +82.54% over the last year.

About

Future plc, together with its subsidiaries, publishes content for technology, games, TV and entertainment, women's lifestyle, real life, music, creative and photography, sports, home interest, and B2B sectors primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. It operates thro ...Read More

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DMGT:LSE Daily Mail and General Trust p..

N/A

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BMY:LSE Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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XLM:LSE XLMedia PLC

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GBX0.11B 138.33 9.26
CNCT:LSE Smiths News Plc

N/A

GBX0.06B 5.84 5.10
QRT:LSE The Quarto Group Inc

N/A

GBX0.05B 7.33 1.36
HYNS:LSE Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C

N/A

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ETFs Containing FUTR

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Publishing)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -14.31% 13% F 4% F
Dividend Return 0.00% 100% A+ 2% F
Total Return -14.31% 13% F 4% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 82.54% 89% B+ 96% A
Dividend Return 0.00% 17% F 2% F
Total Return 82.54% 89% B+ 96% A
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 1,616.08% 100% A+ 99% A+
Dividend Return 1.11% 11% F 8% F
Total Return 1,617.19% 100% A+ 99% A+
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 89.57% 100% A+ 92% A-
Dividend Return 0.06% 11% F 16% F
Total Return 89.63% 100% A+ 91% A-
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 55.70% 33% F 26% F
Risk Adjusted Return 160.90% 100% A+ 98% A+
Market Capitalization 3.87B 67% D+ 82% B-
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
(Publishing)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 55.22 22% F 13% F
Price/Book Ratio 5.05 22% F 17% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 23.38 22% F 19% F
EV/EBITDA 26.41 33% F 20% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 10.63% 67% D+ 54% F
Return on Invested Capital 11.06% 78% C+ 79% C+
Return on Assets 7.96% 100% A+ 76% C
Debt to Equity Ratio 53.13% 40% F 30% 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 0.49 44% F 84% B
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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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:
Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

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

Positive free cash flow

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

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What to not like:
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 total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

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.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.