Universe Group Plc

Universe (UNG)

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Company name:Universe Group Plc
EPIC:UNGTrading Currency:GBX
Market Sector:AIMPISIN:GB0009483594
Market Segment:ASX1Share Type:DE
WWW Address:http://www.universe-group.co.uk/Description:ORD 1P
Industry Sector:SUPPORT SERVICES
 Price Price Change [%] Bid Offer Open High Low Volume
 6.25 images.advfn.com/imagesnew/2/gb/up 0.125 [2.04] 6.00 6.50 6.25 6.25 6.25 306,895
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 16.26 260.19 -0.00 -0.58 - - - 6.88 - 2.55

Universe Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.16.26m
Shares In Issue260.19m
Prev. Close6.13
PE Ratio- 
Dividend Yield-%
EPS - basic-0.58p
Dividend PS-p
Dividend Cover- 
Cash Flow PS2.91p
Return On Equity (ROE)-6.18%
Operating Margin-7.06%
PEG Factor- 
EPS Growth Rate-265.71%
Dividends PS Growth Rate-%
Net Debt8.79m
Gross Gearing39.05%
Quick Assets12.11m
Net Working Capital2.13m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets95.11%
Turnover PS8.62p
Pre-Tax Profit PS-0.61p
Retained Profit PS-0.56p
Cash PS2.46p
Net Cash PS-1.81p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *-0.27p
Net Asset Value PS9.11p
Spread0.50 (7.69%) 

Universe Balance Sheet

LSE:UNG:Liabilities+EQLSE:UNG:Assets

Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week6.255.50
4 weeks6.253.60
12 weeks6.252.55
1 year6.882.55

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Universe Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week5.500.7513.645.500.235.90
4 weeks3.602.6573.613.600.295.03
12 weeks4.931.3226.772.550.433.87
26 weeks5.300.9517.922.550.294.50
1 year5.330.9317.372.550.264.64
3 years10.50-4.25-40.482.550.285.53
5 years7.25-1.00-13.792.550.246.75

Universe Key Management Ratios

Universe Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio5.83 
PE Ratio- 
Tobin's Q Ratio 0.47 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)1.21 
Dividend Yield-%
Market-to-Book Ratio0.69 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS-10.26 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS-11.09 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS2.15 
Price-to-Sales PS0.72 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS-23.20 
Price-to-Cash PS2.54 
Net Working Capital PS0.82 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS7.63%
Earnings Yield-%
Average PE14.26 
Years in average4 
PE to PE average-%

Universe Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio14.70%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.17 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)-5.83 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value0.25 
Net Gearing22.59%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)60.63%
Gross Gearing39.05%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)104.84%
Gearing Under 1 Year28.55%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)76.63%
Assets/Equity1.64 
Cash/Equity27.02 
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets5.48%
Current Ratio1.19 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)1.09 
Liquidity Ratio0.58 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets48.39%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value13.94m
CFO/Sales0.34 
CFO/Attributable Profit- 
CFO/Assets0.19 
CFO/Debt0.50 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value0.93 
Total Debt/Sales0.68 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit-9.59 
Total Debt15.20m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets7.13%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth-2.92%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs9 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)
-0.00200.0030

Universe Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)-5.70%
Return On Assets (ROA)-4.23%
Net Profit Margin-6.53%
Assets Turnover0.65 
Return On Equity (ROE)-6.18%
Return On Investment (ROI)-5.56%
Dividend Payout Ratio-%
Plowback Ratio100.00%
Growth from Plowback Ratio-%
Net Income Of Revenues-6.53%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover0.94 
Fixed Assets Turnover0.98 
Current Assets Turnover1.90 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover19.20 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales1.54 
Debtors-to-Sales27.09%
Debt Collection Period98.87Days

Universe Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
30 Mar 2006FinalGBP0.2531/12/200431/12/200517/05/200619/05/200607/07/20060.50
08 Sep 2005InterimGBP0.2530/12/200430/06/200530/11/200502/12/200516/01/2006-
24 Mar 2005FinalGBP0.5031/12/200331/12/200418/05/200520/05/200506/07/20050.75
07 Dec 2004InterimGBP0.2530/12/200330/06/200401/12/200403/12/200406/01/2005-
23 Mar 2004FinalGBP1.1731/12/200231/12/200319/05/200421/05/200405/07/20041.71
04 Sep 2003InterimGBP0.5430/12/200230/06/200303/12/200305/12/200306/01/2004-
11 Mar 2003FinalGBP1.1731/12/200131/12/200202/04/200304/04/200303/07/20031.95
05 Sep 2002InterimGBP0.7830/12/200130/06/200218/09/200220/09/200221/10/2002-
28 Feb 2002FinalGBP1.1731/12/200031/12/200110/04/200212/04/200201/05/20021.95
20 Aug 2001InterimGBP0.7830/12/200030/06/200119/09/200121/09/200119/10/2001-
19 Feb 2001FinalGBP1.1231/12/199931/12/200004/04/200106/04/200124/04/20011.85
18 Aug 2000InterimGBP0.7330/12/199930/06/200018/09/200022/09/200013/10/2000-
23 Feb 2000FinalGBP1.0031/12/199831/12/199903/04/200007/04/200025/04/20001.66
07 Sep 1999InterimGBP0.6630/12/199830/06/199927/09/199901/10/199922/10/1999-

Universe Fundamentals

 31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)31 Dec 2019 (GBP)
turnover19.71100.00%19.62100.00%19.89100.00%22.44100.00%m
pre tax profit2.0110.20%0.783.97%0.844.20%-1.59-7.06%m
attributable profit1.849.31%0.633.23%0.814.05%-1.47-6.53%m
retained profit1.849.31%0.633.23%0.814.05%-1.47-6.53%m
eps - basic (p)0.79 0.27 0.35 -0.58 
eps - diluted (p)0.76 0.26 0.33 -0.58 
dividends per share- - - - 

Universe Balance Sheet

 31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)31 Dec 2019 (GBP)
LSE:UNG:Liabilities+EQLSE:UNG:AssetsLSE:UNG:Liabilities+EQLSE:UNG:AssetsLSE:UNG:Liabilities+EQLSE:UNG:AssetsLSE:UNG:Liabilities+EQLSE:UNG:Assets
 31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)31 Dec 2019 (GBP)
ASSETS
fixed assets fixed assets2.388.30%2.077.08%2.076.80%1.263.23%m
intangibles intangibles16.6958.12%17.3659.28%17.9659.06%24.4262.75%m
fixed investments fixed investments--%--%--%--%m
current assets - other current assets - other--%--%--%--%m
stocks stocks1.083.77%1.414.81%1.213.98%1.132.90%m
debtors debtors5.1517.94%5.5518.97%6.4521.22%5.7114.66%m
cash & securities cash & securities3.4111.87%2.899.85%2.728.94%6.4116.47%m
TOTAL28.72100%29.28100%30.40100%38.91100%m
LIABILITIES
creditors - short creditors - short5.3318.54%5.2117.80%5.4818.03%11.1128.55%m
creditors - long creditors - long0.903.13%0.913.10%0.943.09%4.0910.51%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL6.2321.68%6.1220.90%6.4221.12%15.2039.05%m
EQUITY
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves22.4978.32%23.1679.10%23.9878.88%23.7160.95%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL22.4978.32%23.1679.10%23.9878.88%23.7160.95%m
OTHER
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Universe Cash Flow Statement

31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)31 Dec 2019 (GBP)
Operating CF2.361.612.387.57m
Pre-Financing CF0.62-0.210.712.51m
Retained CF0.03-0.52-0.173.69m

Universe Brokers

NameActivityTypeMnemonicCode
Arbuthnot Securities LimitedMarket Maker(MMF)Broker/DealerARBTALESGB31MKT
Evolution Securities LimitedMarket Maker(MMF)Broker/DealerEVOEVBGGB21MMT
Shore Capital Stockbrokers LtdMarket Maker(MMF)Broker/DealerSCAPSHOCGB21
Winterflood Securities LtdMarket Maker(MMF)Broker/DealerWINSWNTSGB2LBIC
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