Spirent Communications (SPT)

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Company name:Spirent Communications Plc
Company Description:To accelerate the development, deployment and assurance of next-generation network technology around the world
EPIC:SPTTrading Currency:GBX
Market Sector:F25TISIN:GB0004726096
Market Segment:STMMShare Type:DE
WWW Address:http://www.spirent.com/Description:ORD 3 1/3P
Industry Sector:TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE & EQUIPMENT
 Price Price Change [%] Bid Offer Open High Low Volume
 154.20 uk.advfn.com/p.php?gfx=/gb/up 1.4 [0.92] 154.00 154.20 151.40 155.60 150.80 1,604,063
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 945.31 613.04 0.06 7.17 3.52 21.49 2.28 169.00 - 110.80

Spirent Communications Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.945.31m
Shares In Issue613.04m
Prev. Close152.80
PE Ratio21.49 
Dividend Yield2.28%
EPS - basic7.17p
Dividend PS3.52p
Dividend Cover- 
Cash Flow PS7.70p
Return On Equity (ROE)15.71%
Operating Margin12.83%
PEG Factor0.23 
EPS Growth Rate92.42%
Dividends PS Growth Rate10.05%
Net Debt28.07m
Gross Gearing30.70%
Quick Assets226.94m
Net Working Capital144.99m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets79.96%
Turnover PS61.00p
Pre-Tax Profit PS7.83p
Retained Profit PS0.13p
Cash PS15.55p
Net Cash PS-1.10p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *25.24p
Net Asset Value PS45.45p
Spread0.20 (0.13%) 

Spirent Communications Balance Sheet

SPT:Liabilities+EQSPT:Assets

Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week159.60146.60
4 weeks160.00146.60
12 weeks169.00141.00
1 year169.00110.80

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Spirent Communications Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week155.80-1.60-1.03146.601.00150.88
4 weeks155.40-1.20-0.77146.600.97154.07
12 weeks145.608.605.91141.003.17155.95
26 weeks115.0039.2034.09110.802.67151.56
1 year116.6037.6032.25110.801.83143.35
3 years75.7578.45103.5673.501.03127.03
5 years93.5060.7064.9264.250.96110.88

Spirent Communications Key Management Ratios

Spirent Communications Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio19.77 
PE Ratio21.49 
Tobin's Q Ratio 1.84 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)2.67 
Dividend Yield2.28%
Market-to-Book Ratio3.39 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS19.70 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS1,205.51 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS20.03 
Price-to-Sales PS2.53 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS6.11 
Price-to-Cash PS9.91 
Net Working Capital PS23.65 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS6.52%
Earnings Yield4.65%
Average PE22.46 
Years in average4 
PE to PE average95.69%

Spirent Communications Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio7.11%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.08 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)0.14 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value0.02 
Net Gearing6.98%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)10.09%
Gross Gearing30.70%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)44.38%
Gearing Under 1 Year25.39%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)36.71%
Assets/Equity1.44 
Cash/Equity34.22 
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets36.06%
Current Ratio2.42 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)2.22 
Liquidity Ratio0.93 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets38.59%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value871.29m
CFO/Sales0.13 
CFO/Attributable Profit1.08 
CFO/Assets0.12 
CFO/Debt0.38 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value0.13 
Total Debt/Sales0.33 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit2.57 
Total Debt123.43m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets0.85%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth22.23%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth0.48%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs10 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)
0.05600.0407

Spirent Communications Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)16.00%
Return On Assets (ROA)8.49%
Net Profit Margin11.70%
Assets Turnover0.73 
Return On Equity (ROE)15.71%
Return On Investment (ROI)11.47%
Dividend Payout Ratio49.12%
Plowback Ratio50.88%
Growth from Plowback Ratio6.28%
Net Income Of Revenues0.21%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover1.06 
Fixed Assets Turnover1.85 
Current Assets Turnover1.20 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover15.17 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales1.38 
Debtors-to-Sales43.61%
Debt Collection Period159.19Days

Spirent Communications Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
07 Mar 2019FinalUSX2.7331/12/201731/12/201814/03/201915/03/201903/05/20194.49
02 Aug 2018InterimUSX1.7631/12/201731/12/201809/08/201810/08/201807/09/2018-
08 Mar 2018FinalUSX2.4031/12/201631/12/201715/03/201816/03/201804/05/20184.08
08 Mar 2018SpecialUSX5.0031/12/201631/12/201715/03/201816/03/201804/05/2018-
03 Aug 2017InterimUSX1.6831/12/201631/12/201710/08/201711/08/201715/09/2017-
02 Mar 2017FinalUSX2.2131/12/201531/12/201609/03/201710/03/201715/05/20173.89
02 Aug 2016InterimUSX1.6831/12/201531/12/201611/08/201612/08/201609/09/2016-
25 Feb 2016FinalUSX2.2131/12/201431/12/201503/03/201604/03/201606/05/20163.89
05 Aug 2015InterimUSX1.6831/12/201431/12/201513/08/201514/08/201511/09/2015-
26 Feb 2015FinalUSX2.2131/12/201331/12/201405/03/201506/03/201508/05/20153.89
31 Jul 2014InterimUSX1.6831/12/201331/12/201406/08/201408/08/201412/09/2014-
27 Feb 2014FinalUSX1.2031/12/201231/12/201305/03/201407/03/201425/04/20142.21
01 Aug 2013InterimUSX1.0131/12/201231/12/201307/08/201309/08/201313/09/2013-
28 Feb 2013FinalUSX1.2131/12/201131/12/201206/03/201308/03/201303/05/20132.10
02 Aug 2012InterimUSX0.8931/12/201131/12/201208/08/201210/08/201213/09/2012-
01 Mar 2012FinalUSX1.0531/12/201031/12/201107/03/201209/03/201203/05/20121.82
04 Aug 2011InterimUSX0.7731/12/201031/12/201110/08/201112/08/201115/09/2011-
03 Mar 2011FinalUSX0.8631/12/200931/12/201009/03/201111/03/201105/05/20111.55
05 Aug 2010InterimUSX0.6931/12/200931/12/201011/08/201013/08/201016/09/2010-
04 Mar 2010FinalUSX0.6631/12/200831/12/200910/03/201012/03/201006/05/20101.21
04 Aug 2009InterimUSX0.5530/12/200830/06/200912/08/200914/08/200917/09/2009-
24 Feb 2009FinalUSX0.6031/12/200731/12/200804/03/200906/03/200908/05/20091.10
04 Aug 2008InterimUSX0.5030/12/200730/06/200813/08/200815/08/200815/10/2008-
12 Mar 2003FinalUSX-31/12/200131/12/2002---1.35
28 Aug 2002InterimUSX1.3530/12/200130/06/200209/10/200211/10/200204/11/2002-
20 Feb 2002FinalUSX3.0031/12/200031/12/200108/05/200210/05/200205/06/20024.35
30 Aug 2001InterimUSX1.3530/12/200030/06/200110/10/200112/10/200105/11/2001-
28 Feb 2001FinalUSX3.0031/12/199931/12/200009/05/200111/05/200104/06/20014.35
07 Sep 2000InterimUSX1.3530/12/199930/06/200009/10/200013/10/200009/11/2000-

Spirent Communications Fundamentals

 31 Dec 2015 (USD)31 Dec 2016 (USD)31 Dec 2017 (USD)31 Dec 2018 (USD)
turnover477.10100.00%457.90100.00%454.80100.00%476.90100.00%m
pre tax profit9.602.01%-46.00-10.05%46.6010.25%61.2012.83%m
attributable profit13.302.79%-42.30-9.24%29.006.38%55.8011.70%m
retained profit-10.20-2.14%-66.50-14.52%4.400.97%1.000.21%m
eps - basic2.18 -6.93 4.75 9.14 
eps - diluted2.17 -6.93 4.71 9.05 
dividends per share3.89 3.89 4.08 4.49 

Spirent Communications Balance Sheet

 31 Dec 2015 (USD)31 Dec 2016 (USD)31 Dec 2017 (USD)31 Dec 2018 (USD)
SPT:Liabilities+EQSPT:AssetsSPT:Liabilities+EQSPT:AssetsSPT:Liabilities+EQSPT:AssetsSPT:Liabilities+EQSPT:Assets
 31 Dec 2015 (USD)31 Dec 2016 (USD)31 Dec 2017 (USD)31 Dec 2018 (USD)
ASSETS
fixed assets fixed assets51.108.63%47.309.30%42.308.17%36.107.04%m
intangibles intangibles251.6042.50%169.8033.39%163.6031.61%158.0030.82%m
fixed investments fixed investments5.800.98%0.900.18%1.300.25%3.500.68%m
current assets - other current assets - other--%--%--%--%m
stocks stocks22.903.87%27.405.39%23.604.56%25.705.01%m
debtors debtors158.6026.79%167.0032.84%158.4030.60%167.8032.73%m
cash & securities cash & securities102.0017.23%96.2018.91%128.4024.81%121.6023.72%m
TOTAL592.00100%508.60100%517.60100%512.70100%m
LIABILITIES
creditors - short creditors - short133.1022.48%133.0026.15%136.9026.45%130.2025.39%m
creditors - long creditors - long46.807.91%34.006.69%27.405.29%27.205.31%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL179.9030.39%167.0032.84%164.3031.74%157.4030.70%m
EQUITY
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves411.8069.56%341.6067.16%353.3068.26%355.3069.30%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities0.300.05%--%--%--%m
TOTAL412.1069.61%341.6067.16%353.3068.26%355.3069.30%m
OTHER
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Spirent Communications Cash Flow Statement

31 Dec 2015 (USD)31 Dec 2016 (USD)31 Dec 2017 (USD)31 Dec 2018 (USD)
Operating CF60.4042.7069.3060.20m
Pre-Financing CF28.5025.8053.7052.70m
Retained CF5.10-1.0029.10-4.60m

Spirent Communications Brokers

NameActivityTypeMnemonicCode
THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOT N.V.Market Maker(MME)Broker/DealerRBSMABNAGB22
Evolution Securities LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerEVOEVBGGB21MMT
Citigrp Global Mkt UK EquitiesMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerCITISBUKGB21
Winterflood Securities LtdMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerWINSWNTSGB2LBIC
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