Universe Group Plc

Universe (UNG)

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
 Price Price Change [%] Bid Offer Open High Low Volume
 6.55 images.advfn.com/imagesnew/2/gb/up 0.1 [1.55] 6.30 6.80 6.45 6.55 6.45 113,939
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 17.04 260.19 -0.00 0.35 - 18.71 - 6.88 - 4.20

Universe Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.17.04m
Shares In Issue260.19m
Prev. Close6.45
PE Ratio18.71 
Dividend Yield-%
EPS - basic0.35p
Dividend PS-p
Dividend Cover- 
Cash Flow PS0.92p
Return On Equity (ROE)3.36%
Operating Margin4.20%
PEG Factor0.63 
EPS Growth Rate29.63%
Dividends PS Growth Rate-%
Net Debt3.70m
Gross Gearing21.12%
Quick Assets9.17m
Net Working Capital4.90m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets89.68%
Turnover PS7.65p
Pre-Tax Profit PS0.32p
Retained Profit PS0.31p
Cash PS1.04p
Net Cash PS-1.06p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *2.32p
Net Asset Value PS9.22p
Spread0.50 (7.35%) 

Universe Balance Sheet


Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week6.556.25
4 weeks6.885.00
12 weeks6.884.88
1 year6.884.20

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Universe Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week6.450.101.556.250.186.39
4 weeks5.251.3024.765.000.276.22
12 weeks5.081.4829.064.880.195.69
26 weeks4.452.1047.194.350.175.37
1 year4.701.8539.364.200.235.11
3 years8.63-2.08-24.063.400.266.12
5 years7.38-0.83-11.193.400.247.09

Universe Key Management Ratios

Universe Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio9.05 
PE Ratio18.71 
Tobin's Q Ratio 0.57 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)1.40 
Dividend Yield-%
Market-to-Book Ratio0.71 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS20.39 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS21.17 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS7.15 
Price-to-Sales PS0.86 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS2.83 
Price-to-Cash PS6.27 
Net Working Capital PS1.88 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS3.48%
Earnings Yield5.34%
Average PE13.48 
Years in average5 
PE to PE average138.78%

Universe Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio3.76%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.04 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)0.16 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value0.06 
Net Gearing12.18%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)29.76%
Gross Gearing21.12%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)51.59%
Gearing Under 1 Year18.03%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)44.05%
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets16.11%
Current Ratio1.89 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)1.67 
Liquidity Ratio0.50 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets26.18%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value15.26m
CFO/Attributable Profit2.96 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value0.38 
Total Debt/Sales0.32 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit7.68 
Total Debt6.42m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets1.31%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs8 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)

Universe Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)3.35%
Return On Assets (ROA)2.70%
Net Profit Margin4.05%
Assets Turnover0.67 
Return On Equity (ROE)3.36%
Return On Investment (ROI)3.29%
Dividend Payout Ratio-%
Plowback Ratio100.00%
Growth from Plowback Ratio3.42%
Net Income Of Revenues4.05%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover0.84 
Fixed Assets Turnover1.01 
Current Assets Turnover1.97 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover15.19 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales1.50 
Debt Collection Period110.16Days

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 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
pre tax profit1.688.24%2.0110.20%0.783.97%0.844.20%m
attributable profit1.507.38%1.849.31%0.633.23%0.814.05%m
retained profit1.507.38%1.849.31%0.633.23%0.814.05%m
eps - basic (p)0.66 0.79 0.27 0.35 
eps - diluted (p)0.63 0.76 0.26 0.33 
dividends per share- - - - 

Universe 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 assets2.228.15%2.388.30%2.077.08%2.076.80%m
intangibles intangibles16.4460.41%16.6958.12%17.3659.28%17.9659.06%m
fixed investments fixed investments--%--%--%--%m
current assets - other current assets - other--%--%--%--%m
stocks stocks0.883.24%1.083.77%1.414.81%1.213.98%m
debtors debtors4.3015.78%5.1517.94%5.5518.97%6.4521.22%m
cash & securities cash & securities3.3812.42%3.4111.87%2.899.85%2.728.94%m
creditors - short creditors - short5.5920.54%5.3318.54%5.2117.80%5.4818.03%m
creditors - long creditors - long1.093.99%0.903.13%0.913.10%0.943.09%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves20.5475.47%22.4978.32%23.1679.10%23.9878.88%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities--%--%--%--%m
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Universe Cash Flow Statement

31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
Operating CF3.422.361.612.38m
Pre-Financing CF1.860.62-0.210.71m
Retained CF1.320.03-0.52-0.17m

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