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COST - Costain Share Price

54.9p 0.6  1.1%

Last Trade - 26/10/21

Small Cap
Market Cap £149.3m
Enterprise Value £73.6m
Revenue £1.08bn
Position in Universe 910th / 1785
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1m -9.50%
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52w High -28.0%
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Year End 31st Dec 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
1,264 1,574 1,684 1,464 1,156 978.4 1,096 1,136 -5.0%
+0.5 +17.4 +19.6 +29.5 -54.3 +22.3
Balance Sheet
FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the six months ended 30 June 2021, Costain GroupPLC revenues increased 21% to £556.8M. Net income totaled£9.5M vs. loss of £74.7M. Revenues reflect Transportationsegment increase of 31% to £403.9M, Natural Resourcessegment increase of less than 1% to £152.9M. Net Incomereflects Transportation segment income totaling £15.5M vs.loss of £40.3M, Natural Resources segment income totaling£400K vs. loss of £44.7M.
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Profile Summary

Costain Group PLC is a United Kingdom-based technology-based engineering solutions provider. The Company offers consulting, project delivery, and operations and maintenance services. The Company operates through two segments: Natural Resources segment and Infrastructure segment. The Infrastructure segment operates in the highways, rail and nuclear markets. The Natural Resources segment includes the Company's activities in water, power, and oil and gas markets. The Company offers a range of services, including advisory and concept development, specialist design, program management, project delivery, technology integration, and asset optimization and support. The Company offers services across whole life cycle of its customers assets in energy, water and transportation business areas focused on the United Kingdom market. The subsidiaries of the Company include Costain Limited, Costain Integrated Services Limited, Costain Upstream Limited and Richard Costain Limited.

Last Annual December 31st, 2020
Last Interim June 30th, 2021
Incorporated October 12, 1978
Public Since January 2, 1986
No. of Shareholders: 8,593
No. of Employees: 3,100
Sector Industrials
Industry Construction & Engineering
Index FTSE All Share , FTSE All-share - Industrials Price Return Gbp End Of Day, FTSE All-share - Support Services Price Return Gbp End Of Day, FTSE Smallcap , FTSE Smallcap Ex Its ,
Exchange London Stock Exchange (Full)
Shares in Issue 274,949,741
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Frequently Asked Questions for Costain
What is the Costain share price?

As of 26/10/21, shares in Costain are trading at 54.9p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £149.3m. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Costain share price performed this year?

Shares in Costain are currently trading at 54.9p and the price has moved by 39.41% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Costain price has moved by 10.98% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Costain?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Costain, there are there are currently 4 "buy" , 1 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Costain is Buy. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Costain next release its financial results?

Costain is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2022-06-30
What is the Costain dividend yield?

Costain does not currently pay a dividend.

Does Costain pay a dividend?

Costain does not currently pay a dividend.

When does Costain next pay dividends?

Costain does not currently pay a dividend.

How do I buy Costain shares?

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What is the market cap of Costain?

Shares in Costain are currently trading at 54.9p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £149.3m.

Where are Costain shares listed? Where are Costain shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Costain:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: COST
What kind of share is Costain?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Costain is currently classified as a Contrarian. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Costain share price forecast 2021?

Shares in Costain are currently priced at 54.9p. At that level they are trading at 39.96% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 91.44.

Analysts covering Costain currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.0762 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Costain share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Costain. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -15.5%. At the current price of 54.9p, shares in Costain are trading at -8.56% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Costain PE Ratio?

The Costain PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 7.8. The shares are currently trading at 54.9p.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Costain?

Costain's management team is headed by:

Martin Hunter - CTR
Alex Vaughan - CEO
Alison Wood - NID
David Taylor - OTH
Catherine Warbrick - DHR
Paul Golby - NEC
Jacqueline de Rojas - NID
Maxine Mayhew - MDR
Nathan Marsh - OTH
Bishoy Emad Azmy Gendi - NED
Helen Willis - CFO
Tony Quinlan - NID
Sharon Harris - GCN
Sue Kershaw - MDR
Who are the major shareholders of Costain?

Here are the top five shareholders of Costain based on the size of their shareholding:

ASGC Construction L.L.C Corporation
Percentage owned: 15.15% (41.7m shares)
J O Hambro Capital Management Limited Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 9.91% (27.3m shares)
JOHCM UK Equity Income Fund Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 7.64% (21.0m shares)
Ennismore Fund Management Ltd. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 7.1% (19.5m shares)
Gresham House Asset Management Limited Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 5.46% (15.0m shares)
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