Costain (COST)

Company name:Costain Group Plc
EPIC:COSTTrading Currency:GBX
Market Sector:SSC5ISIN:GB00B64NSP76
Market Segment:SSMMShare Type:DE
WWW Address: 50P
 Price Price Change [%] Bid Offer Open High Low Volume
 208.00 1.5 [0.73] 206.50 207.50 202.50 210.00 202.50 395,007
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 224.45 107.91 0.04 30.90 15.15 6.73 7.28 401.50 - 141.60

Costain Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.224.45m
Shares In Issue107.91m
Prev. Close206.50
PE Ratio6.73 
Dividend Yield7.28%
EPS - basic30.90p
Dividend PS15.15p
Dividend Cover2.04 
Cash Flow PS-44.58p
Return On Equity (ROE)17.99%
Operating Margin2.75%
PEG Factor-10.47 
EPS Growth Rate-0.64%
Dividends PS Growth Rate8.21%
Net Debt203.00m
Gross Gearing68.27%
Quick Assets470.10m
Net Working Capital144.90m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets56.80%
Turnover PS1,356.45p
Pre-Tax Profit PS37.25p
Retained Profit PS17.70p
Cash PS175.43p
Net Cash PS-127.33p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *114.73p
Net Asset Value PS168.94p
Spread1.00 (0.48%) 

Costain Balance Sheet


Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week217.00189.40
4 weeks217.00168.00
12 weeks217.00148.20
1 year401.50141.60

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Costain Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week191.0017.008.90189.401.09204.85
4 weeks178.2029.8016.72168.000.58196.69
12 weeks175.0033.0018.86148.200.59176.42
26 weeks145.0063.0043.45142.800.53169.32
1 year360.50-152.50-42.30141.600.44186.29
3 years395.00-187.00-47.34141.600.28305.53
5 years292.00-84.00-28.77141.600.27322.84

Costain Key Management Ratios

Costain Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio- 
PE Ratio6.73 
Tobin's Q Ratio 0.36 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)0.40 
Dividend Yield7.28%
Market-to-Book Ratio1.23 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS5.58 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS11.75 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS-4.67 
Price-to-Sales PS0.15 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS1.81 
Price-to-Cash PS1.19 
Net Working Capital PS134.28 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS1.55%
Earnings Yield14.86%
Average PE13.74 
Years in average5 
PE to PE average48.98%

Costain Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio26.46%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.36 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)0.53 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value0.29 
Net Gearing35.33%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)39.33%
Gross Gearing68.27%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)76.01%
Gearing Under 1 Year56.86%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)63.30%
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets25.22%
Current Ratio1.44 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)1.44 
Liquidity Ratio0.58 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets40.14%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value100.75m
CFO/Attributable Profit- 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value1.75 
Total Debt/Sales0.27 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit9.76 
Total Debt392.30m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets2.71%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth6.33%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth6.84%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth29.67%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs8 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)

Costain Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)16.22%
Return On Assets (ROA)5.31%
Net Profit Margin2.24%
Assets Turnover2.37 
Return On Equity (ROE)17.99%
Return On Investment (ROI)13.45%
Dividend Payout Ratio49.03%
Plowback Ratio50.97%
Growth from Plowback Ratio9.94%
Net Income Of Revenues1.30%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover8.70 
Fixed Assets Turnover13.65 
Current Assets Turnover2.87 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover1,009.45 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales0.42 
Debt Collection Period72.35Days

Costain Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
21 Aug 2019InterimGBX3.8031/12/201831/12/201912/09/201913/09/201918/10/2019-
06 Mar 2019FinalGBX10.0031/12/201731/12/201811/04/201912/04/201917/05/201915.15
22 Aug 2018InterimGBX5.1531/12/201731/12/201813/09/201814/09/201819/10/2018-
01 Mar 2018FinalGBX9.2531/12/201631/12/201712/04/201813/04/201818/05/201814.00
23 Aug 2017InterimGBX4.7531/12/201631/12/201714/09/201715/09/201720/10/2017-
01 Mar 2017FinalGBX8.4031/12/201531/12/201606/04/201707/04/201719/05/201712.70
24 Aug 2016InterimGBX4.3031/12/201531/12/201615/09/201616/09/201621/10/2016-
02 Mar 2016FinalGBX7.2531/12/201431/12/201514/04/201615/04/201620/05/201611.00
20 Aug 2015InterimGBX3.7531/12/201431/12/201517/09/201518/09/201523/10/2015-
03 Mar 2015FinalGBX6.2531/12/201331/12/201416/04/201517/04/201522/05/20159.50
21 Aug 2014InterimGBX3.2531/12/201331/12/201417/09/201419/09/201424/10/2014-
27 Feb 2014FinalGBX7.7531/12/201231/12/201312/03/201414/03/201425/04/201411.50
22 Aug 2013InterimGBX3.7531/12/201231/12/201318/09/201320/09/201325/10/2013-
06 Mar 2013FinalGBX7.2531/12/201131/12/201217/04/201319/04/201324/05/201310.75
23 Aug 2012InterimGBX3.5031/12/201131/12/201219/09/201221/09/201226/10/2012-
07 Mar 2012FinalGBX6.7531/12/201031/12/201118/04/201220/04/201225/05/201210.00
25 Aug 2011InterimGBX3.2531/12/201031/12/201121/09/201123/09/201128/10/2011-
09 Mar 2011FinalGBX6.2531/12/200931/12/201013/04/201115/04/201120/05/20119.25
25 Aug 2010InterimGBX3.0031/12/200931/12/201022/09/201024/09/201029/10/2010-
11 Mar 2010FinalGBX0.5531/12/200831/12/200921/04/201023/04/201021/05/20100.83
26 Aug 2009InterimGBX0.2830/12/200830/06/200923/09/200925/09/200930/10/2009-
11 Mar 2009FinalGBX0.5031/12/200731/12/200822/05/200924/05/200922/05/20090.75
27 Aug 2008InterimGBX0.2530/12/200730/06/200824/09/200826/09/200831/10/2008-
17 Mar 2008FinalGBX0.5031/12/200631/12/200723/04/200825/04/200823/05/20080.50

Costain Fundamentals

 31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
pre tax profit26.002.06%30.901.86%38.902.31%40.202.75%m
attributable profit22.201.76%26.401.59%32.601.94%32.802.24%m
retained profit12.801.01%15.400.93%20.701.23%19.101.30%m
eps - basic (p)21.80 25.70 31.10 30.90 
eps - diluted (p)21.20 25.00 30.60 30.20 
dividends per share11.00 12.70 14.00 15.15 

Costain Balance Sheet

 31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
 31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
fixed assets fixed assets37.307.01%42.206.53%43.006.50%40.006.96%m
intangibles intangibles52.309.82%65.9010.20%62.509.45%58.5010.18%m
fixed investments fixed investments9.101.71%8.601.33%6.000.91%4.500.78%m
current assets - other current assets - other--%--%--%--%m
stocks stocks2.900.54%3.600.56%1.400.21%1.500.26%m
debtors debtors284.1053.36%315.7048.85%299.5045.30%280.8048.87%m
cash & securities cash & securities146.7027.55%210.2032.53%248.7037.62%189.3032.94%m
creditors - short creditors - short372.2069.91%441.6068.34%421.3063.73%326.7056.86%m
creditors - long creditors - long39.607.44%105.0016.25%85.8012.98%65.6011.42%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves120.6022.65%99.6015.41%154.0023.29%182.3031.73%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities--%--%--%--%m
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Costain Cash Flow Statement

31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
Operating CF15.7067.1051.60-48.10m
Pre-Financing CF-22.8042.0047.50-46.80m
Retained CF-1.8063.6038.50-59.20m

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