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Watkin Jones Fundamentals

Company Name Watkin Jones Last Updated 23 Sep 2020
Industry Consumer Goods Sector Home Construction
Shares in Issue (m) 256.16 Market Cap (£m) 355.04
PE Ratio 8.78 Div per Share (p) 8.35
Div Yield 4.04 Div Cover 2.82
EPS 15.78 EPS Growth (%) -8.89
PEG -0.99 DPS Growth (%) 9.87
Debt Ratio 18.94 Debt Equity Ratio 0.30
Net Gearing 6.80 Gross Gearing 43.76
Asset Equity Ratio 1.78 Cash Equity Ratio 65.71
Quick Ratio 1.63 Current Ratio 3.03
Price To Book Value 2.02 ROCE 22.91

Watkin Jones Dividends

Type Ex-Date Pay Date Currency Net Dividend Year Total
H2 Dividend 23 Jan 2020 28 Feb 2020 GBX 5.60 8.35
H1 Dividend 06 Jun 2019 28 Jun 2019 GBX 2.75
H2 Dividend 24 Jan 2019 28 Feb 2019 GBX 5.13 7.60
H1 Dividend 07 Jun 2018 29 Jun 2018 GBX 2.47
H2 Dividend 25 Jan 2018 28 Feb 2018 GBX 4.40 6.60
H1 Dividend 08 Jun 2017 30 Jun 2017 GBX 2.20
H2 Dividend 26 Jan 2017 28 Feb 2017 GBX 2.67 4.00
H1 Dividend 16 Jun 2016 30 Jun 2016 GBX 1.33

Watkin Jones Company Financials

Assets (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Tangible Assets 5 5 5
Intangible Assets 14 14 15
Investments 4 4 5
Total Fixed Assets 23 23 25
Stocks 134 133 125
Debtors 14 27 36
Cash & Equivalents 116 107 65
Other Assets 26 0 0
Total Assets 313 290 252
Liabilities (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Creditors within 1 year 96 109 99
Creditors after 1 year 41 28 26
Other Liabilities 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 137 137 125
Net assets 176 153 126
Equity (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Called up share capital 3 3 3
Share Premium 85 85 85
Profit / Loss 50 54 44
Other Equity -73 -75 -75
Preference & Minorities 0 0 0
Total Capital Employed 176 153 126
Ratios 2019 2018 2017
Debt Ratio 18.94 15.25 17.19
Debt-to-Equity 0.30 0.20 0.21
Net Gearing 6.80 10.32 23.84
Gross Gearing 43.76 47.15 49.81
Assets / Equity 1.78 1.89 1.99
Cash / Equity 65.71 69.69 51.75
EPS 15.78 17.32 14.02
Cash Flow (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Cash from operating activities 18 54 19
Cashflow before financing 17 57 25
Increase in Cash 9 41 18
Income (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Turnover 375 363 302
Cost of sales 298 291 238
Gross Profit 77 72 64
Operating Profit 50 54 43
Pre-Tax profit 50 54 44
Profit / Loss for the year 3 3 3

Watkin Jones Company Background

Sector Home Construction
Activities Watkin Jones plc is the UK's leading developer and manager of residential for rent, with a focus on the student accommodation and Build to Rent sectors. The Group has strong relationships with institutional investors, and a reputation for successful, on-time-delivery of high quality developments. Since 1999, Watkin Jones has delivered 41,000 student beds across 123 sites, making it a key player and leader in the UK purpose built student accommodation market. In addition, the Fresh Property Group, the Group's specialist accommodation management company, manages nearly 18,000 student beds and Build to Rent apartments on behalf of its institutional clients. Watkin Jones has also been responsible for over 80 residential developments, ranging from starter homes to executive housing and apartments. The Group is now expanding its operations into the Build to Rent sector.
Latest Interim Date 19 May 2020
Latest Fiscal Year End Date 14 Jan 2020

Watkin Jones Directors

Appointed Director Position
2019-01-01 Richard Charles Simpson Chief Executive Officer
2015-09-23 Philip Martin Byrom Chief Financial Officer
2016-02-26 Grenville Turner Non-Executive Chairman
2016-02-26 Simon Timothy Laffin Non-Executive Director
2019-01-21 Liz McGee Reilly Non-Executive Director

Watkin Jones Contact Details

Company Name Watkin Jones
Company Address Llandygai Industrial Estate, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 4YH.
Company Telephone +44 (0)12 4836 2516
Company Website http://www.watkinjonesplc.com/

Watkin Jones Advisors

Auditor Name Ernst & Young LLP
Auditor Address 100 Barbirolli Square, Manchester M2 3EY.
Auditor Website http://www.ey.com/
Auditor Telephone +44 (0)161 333 3000
Registrar Name Link Asset Services
Registrar Address The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TU.
Registrar Website http://www.linkassetservices.com/
Registrar Telephone 0870 162 3100
Broker Name Zeus Capital
Broker Address 3 Ralli Courts, West Riverside, Manchester M3 5FT.
Broker Website http://www.zeuscapital.co.uk/
Broker Telephone +44 (0)161 831 1512
Adviser Name Zeus Capital
Adviser Address 3 Ralli Courts, West Riverside, Manchester M3 5FT.
Adviser Website http://www.zeuscapital.co.uk/
Adviser Telephone +44 (0)161 831 1512
Solicitor Name DLA Piper UK LLP
Solicitor Address Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B2 4DL.
Solicitor Website http://www.dlapiper.com/
Solicitor Telephone +44 (0) 8700 111 111
Stockbroker Name Peel Hunt
Stockbroker Address Moor House, 120 London Wall, London EC2Y 5ET.
Stockbroker Website http://www.peelhunt.com/
Stockbroker Telephone +44 (0)20 7418 8900