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Smart Metering Systems Fundamentals

Company Name Smart Metering Systems Last Updated 04 Aug 2020
Industry Industrials Sector Business Support Services
Shares in Issue (m) 112.85 Market Cap (£m) 699.65
PE Ratio 174.16 Div per Share (p) 6.88
Div Yield 1.11 Div Cover 0.52
EPS 3.56 EPS Growth (%) -10.33
PEG -16.86 DPS Growth (%) 15.05
Debt Ratio 55.98 Debt Equity Ratio 0.85
Net Gearing 50.90 Gross Gearing 59.89
Asset Equity Ratio 2.49 Cash Equity Ratio 22.41
Quick Ratio 1.99 Current Ratio 2.44
Price To Book Value 3.13 ROCE 1.08

Smart Metering Systems Dividends

Type Ex-Date Pay Date Currency Net Dividend Year Total
H2 Dividend 23 Apr 2020 04 Jun 2020 GBX 4.58 6.88
H1 Dividend 24 Oct 2019 22 Nov 2019 GBX 2.30
H2 Dividend 25 Apr 2019 03 Jun 2019 GBX 3.98 5.98
H1 Dividend 25 Oct 2018 23 Nov 2018 GBX 2.00
H2 Dividend 26 Apr 2018 31 May 2018 GBX 3.46 5.20
H1 Dividend 19 Oct 2017 24 Nov 2017 GBX 1.74
H2 Dividend 27 Apr 2017 01 Jun 2017 GBX 2.73 4.10
H1 Dividend 20 Oct 2016 25 Nov 2016 GBX 1.37
H2 Dividend 28 Apr 2016 02 Jun 2016 GBX 2.20 3.30
H1 Dividend 15 Oct 2015 20 Nov 2015 GBX 1.10

Smart Metering Systems Company Financials

Assets (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Tangible Assets 413 357 265
Intangible Assets 24 17 14
Investments 0 0 1
Total Fixed Assets 437 374 280
Stocks 22 11 17
Debtors 48 31 26
Cash & Equivalents 50 30 151
Other Assets 0 3 0
Total Assets 557 450 473
Liabilities (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Creditors within 1 year 50 211 71
Creditors after 1 year 284 12 174
Other Liabilities 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 334 224 245
Net assets 224 226 228
Equity (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Called up share capital 1 1 1
Share Premium 160 159 159
Profit / Loss 5 5 18
Other Equity 9 9 9
Preference & Minorities 0 0 0
Total Capital Employed 224 226 228
Ratios 2019 2018 2017
Debt Ratio 55.98 5.07 43.30
Debt-to-Equity 0.85 0.05 0.71
Net Gearing 50.90 43.03 20.01
Gross Gearing 59.89 49.71 51.86
Assets / Equity 2.49 1.99 2.08
Cash / Equity 22.41 13.28 66.16
EPS 3.56 3.97 16.17
Cash Flow (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Cash from operating activities 42 40 40
Cashflow before financing -61 -94 -82
Increase in Cash 20 -121 143
Income (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Turnover 114 98 80
Cost of sales 72 57 39
Gross Profit 42 42 40
Operating Profit 14 11 23
Pre-Tax profit 5 5 18
Profit / Loss for the year 1 1 1

Smart Metering Systems Company Background

Sector Business Support Services
Activities Smart Metering Systems plc was established in 1995. The Group installs, owns, operates and maintains gas and electricity meters on behalf of major energy companies in the UK energy and utilities market. The SMS Asset Management business delivers long term stable income from ownership of over 3.73 million utility metering assets. The SMS Asset Installation business installs gas and electricity meter assets for the Meter Asset Management business through engineering workforce across the UK. The SMS Energy Management business provides energy management and consultancy services to support large blue-chip companies in the UK, through a network of offices across the UK. The energy management and asset installation services also include infrastructure design, installation, consultancy and project management services for new gas, electricity, water and telecoms connections for licensed energy and telecoms suppliers, end consumers and the UK's licensed electricity Distribution Network Owners (DNOs).
Latest Interim Date 17 Sep 2019
Latest Fiscal Year End Date 17 Mar 2020

Smart Metering Systems Directors

Appointed Director Position
2009-12-24 Alan Henry Foy Chief Executive Officer
2017-09-11 David Thompson Chief Financial Officer
2019-09-17 Timothy James Mortlock Chief Operating Officer
2014-04-14 Donald William MacDiarmid Non-Executive Chairman
2019-05-29 Ruth Margaret Leak Non-Executive Director
2014-02-03 Miriam Valerie Greenwood Non-Executive Director
2016-06-01 Graeme Bissett Non-Executive Director
2020-04-23 James Craig Richards Non-Executive Director

Smart Metering Systems Contact Details

Company Name Smart Metering Systems
Company Address 48 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5TS.
Company Telephone +44 (0)141 249 3850
Company Website http://www.sms-plc.com/

Smart Metering Systems Advisors

Auditor Name Baker Tilly
Auditor Address Breckenridge House, 274 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EH.
Auditor Website http://www.bakertilly.co.uk/
Auditor Telephone +44 (0)141 307 5000
Registrar Name Computershare Investor Service
Registrar Address The Pavillions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS99 1XZ.
Registrar Website http://www-uk.computershare.com/
Registrar Telephone 0870 702 0010
Broker Name Cenkos Securities Limited
Broker Address 6.7.8. Tokenhouse Yard, London EC2R 7AS.
Broker Website http://www.cenkos.com/
Broker Telephone +44 (0)20 7397 8900
Adviser Name Cenkos Securities Limited
Adviser Address 6.7.8. Tokenhouse Yard, London EC2R 7AS.
Adviser Website http://www.cenkos.com/
Adviser Telephone +44 (0)20 7397 8900
Solicitor Name Dundas & Wilson
Solicitor Address 191 West George Street, Glasgow G2 2LD.
Solicitor Website http://www.dundas-wilson.com/
Solicitor Telephone +44(0)141 222 2200
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