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
Industry Sector:SUPPORT SERVICES
 Price Price Change [%] Bid Offer Open High Low Volume
 4.45 uk.advfn.com/p.php?gfx=/gb/dot 0.0 [0.00] 4.20 4.70 4.45 4.45 4.45 86,885
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 11.42 256.69 -0.00 0.35 - 12.71 - 5.75 - 3.40

Universe Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.11.42m
Shares In Issue256.69m
Prev. Close4.45
PE Ratio12.71 
Dividend Yield-%
EPS - basic0.35p
Dividend PS-p
Dividend Cover- 
Cash Flow PS0.93p
Return On Equity (ROE)3.36%
Operating Margin4.20%
PEG Factor0.43 
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 PS7.75p
Pre-Tax Profit PS0.33p
Retained Profit PS0.31p
Cash PS1.06p
Net Cash PS-1.08p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *2.35p
Net Asset Value PS9.34p
Spread0.50 (10.64%) 

Universe Balance Sheet

LSE:UNG:Liabilities+EQLSE:UNG:Assets

Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week4.654.45
4 weeks5.284.35
12 weeks5.754.35
1 year5.753.40

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Universe Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week4.50-0.05-1.114.450.094.45
4 weeks5.13-0.68-13.174.350.174.72
12 weeks5.38-0.93-17.214.350.155.03
26 weeks4.70-0.25-5.324.350.245.09
1 year5.38-0.93-17.213.400.364.38
3 years10.50-6.05-57.623.400.246.57
5 years5.75-1.30-22.613.400.267.11

Universe Key Management Ratios

Universe Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio6.06 
PE Ratio12.71 
Tobin's Q Ratio 0.38 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)0.94 
Dividend Yield-%
Market-to-Book Ratio0.48 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS13.66 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS14.19 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS4.80 
Price-to-Sales PS0.57 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS1.90 
Price-to-Cash PS4.20 
Net Working Capital PS1.91 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS2.33%
Earnings Yield7.87%
Average PE13.48 
Years in average5 
PE to PE average94.29%

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 Value0.08 
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%
Assets/Equity1.27 
Cash/Equity11.33 
(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 Value9.64m
CFO/Sales0.12 
CFO/Attributable Profit2.96 
CFO/Assets0.08 
CFO/Debt0.37 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value0.56 
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)
-0.0028-0.0028

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 
Debtors-to-Sales30.18%
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)
turnover20.33100.00%19.71100.00%19.62100.00%19.89100.00%m
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)
LSE:UNG:Liabilities+EQLSE:UNG:AssetsLSE:UNG:Liabilities+EQLSE:UNG:AssetsLSE:UNG:Liabilities+EQLSE:UNG:AssetsLSE:UNG:Liabilities+EQLSE:UNG:Assets
 31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
ASSETS
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
TOTAL27.22100%28.72100%29.28100%30.40100%m
LIABILITIES
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
TOTAL6.6824.53%6.2321.68%6.1220.90%6.4221.12%m
EQUITY
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves20.5475.47%22.4978.32%23.1679.10%23.9878.88%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL20.5475.47%22.4978.32%23.1679.10%23.9878.88%m
OTHER
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

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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