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£117.1m market cap

112.5p last close

Augean manages hazardous waste through five divisions: Radioactive Waste Services (3% of group revenues), Energy & Construction (33%), Industry & Infrastructure (30%), Augean Integrated Services (13%) and Augean North Sea Services (21%).

Investment summary

No immediate resolution to the dispute with HMRC over landfill taxes is expected and, in the absence of clarity as to the timing and scale of any potential payments, Augean’s management continues to take firm action to improve the strength of the business (disposals/cost control). The difference in market capitalisation between a share price of 25p and our DCF valuation of c 70p/share equates to c £47m and compares to the total of HMRC assessments received so far of £12m (five assessments).

Y/E Dec
Revenue (£m)
PBT (£m)
EPS (fd) (p)
P/E (x)
P/CF (x)
2016A 76.0 14.3 7.2 6.47 17.4 9.0
2017A 84.7 12.9 6.0 5.59 20.1 11.0
2018E 79.5 14.0 8.1 6.27 17.9 7.7
2019E 79.2 15.0 8.8 7.07 15.9 8.0
Industry outlook

A growing trend towards treatment, recovery and recycling in the waste hierarchy supports Augean’s specialist industry knowledge model.

Last updated on 25/07/2019
Share price graph
Balance sheet
Forecast net debt (£m) 1
Forecast gearing ratio (%) 2
Price performance
Actual (7.4) 16.0 167.9
Relative* (8.5) 15.4 175.3
52-week high/low 128.5p/41.4p
*% relative to local index
Key management
Jim Meredith Chairman
Mark Fryer FD