YouGov PLC

YouGov is a data and analytics company. All of Co.'s products and services are underpinned by its data infrastructure, the principal elements of which are the Cube (Co.'s connected data library) and Crunch (Co.'s data analytics and visualisation tool). Co.'s data products include: YouGov BrandIndex, its daily brand perception tracker; YouGov Profiles, its planning and segmentation tool; and YouGov Data Applications, its data solutions. Co.'s data services include YouGov Omnibus, which delivers next-day answers, and its custom research includes YouGov Custom Research, a quantitative and qualitative research.
  • TickerYOU
  • ISINGB00B1VQ6H25
  • ExchangeLondon Stock Exchange
  • SectorMedia
  • CountryUnited Kingdom

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Fiona Orford-Williams

YouGov - Stretch targets exceeded

YouGov’s final results to end July showed strong revenue growth (+10% underlying) and a 200bp increase in operating margins. The continuing drive is on growing Data Products and Services and focusing Custom Research on more profitable business. The ambitious targets to improve profitability set in the original five-year plan have been met. The new five-year plan to FY23 targets doubling both revenue and adjusted operating profit margin, as well as achieving a 30% CAGR in EPS (25% EPS CAGR in the earlier plan). In this context, the valuation premium to slower-growing peers looks well underpinne...

5 directors sold

Five Directors at Yougov sold 572,000 shares at 500p. The significance rating of the trade was 100/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of board members a...

Fiona Orford-Williams

YouGov - Data: the connecting currency

YouGov continues to develop its data, platform and tools to address significant opportunities to embed in clients’ workflows, particularly within the marketing segment. Its new five-year growth plan to FY23 targets building out its panel, data and client base globally, doubling group revenue and operating margin and achieving a CAGR of over 30% for EPS. Given the investment required to achieve this, we expect progress towards these targets to be weighted to the latter part of the period. Strong share price performance puts the rating (on unchanged estimates) at the top of the global peer range...

Fiona Orford-Williams

YouGov - Activated data

As indicated at January’s trading update, YouGov had a strong H119. 18% revenue growth (10% underlying) blends +34% from Products & Services with +4% from Custom. More notable, though, is the step up in adjusted operating margin from 16% in H118 to 19% as the syndicated data model starts to show its value. Management has outlined ambitious new, five-year targets; looking to double group revenue and operating margin and achieve a CAGR of over 30% for EPS. With the continuing investment requirement, we expect stronger progress towards these targets in the second half of the period. Nevertheless,...

Fiona Orford-Williams

YouGov - Good momentum continues

The pre-close update for the six months to end January indicates a good H1, driven by continued progress in Data Products & Services (dominated by BrandIndex and Profiles) and margin improvement in Custom Research. FY19e results are now likely to come in ‘slightly ahead’ of market expectations. The group has a CMD scheduled for 6 February and will report interim figures on 2 April. The share price puts YouGov on a rating well ahead of sector peers, but considerably below the listed SaaS subscription businesses with which it has increasing commonality.

Fiona Orford-Williams

YouGov - Stretch targets exceeded

YouGov’s final results to end July showed strong revenue growth (+10% underlying) and a 200bp increase in operating margins. The continuing drive is on growing Data Products and Services and focusing Custom Research on more profitable business. The ambitious targets to improve profitability set in the original five-year plan have been met. The new five-year plan to FY23 targets doubling both revenue and adjusted operating profit margin, as well as achieving a 30% CAGR in EPS (25% EPS CAGR in the earlier plan). In this context, the valuation premium to slower-growing peers looks well underpinne...

Fiona Orford-Williams

YouGov - Data: the connecting currency

YouGov continues to develop its data, platform and tools to address significant opportunities to embed in clients’ workflows, particularly within the marketing segment. Its new five-year growth plan to FY23 targets building out its panel, data and client base globally, doubling group revenue and operating margin and achieving a CAGR of over 30% for EPS. Given the investment required to achieve this, we expect progress towards these targets to be weighted to the latter part of the period. Strong share price performance puts the rating (on unchanged estimates) at the top of the global peer range...

Fiona Orford-Williams

YouGov - Activated data

As indicated at January’s trading update, YouGov had a strong H119. 18% revenue growth (10% underlying) blends +34% from Products & Services with +4% from Custom. More notable, though, is the step up in adjusted operating margin from 16% in H118 to 19% as the syndicated data model starts to show its value. Management has outlined ambitious new, five-year targets; looking to double group revenue and operating margin and achieve a CAGR of over 30% for EPS. With the continuing investment requirement, we expect stronger progress towards these targets in the second half of the period. Nevertheless,...

Fiona Orford-Williams

YouGov - Good momentum continues

The pre-close update for the six months to end January indicates a good H1, driven by continued progress in Data Products & Services (dominated by BrandIndex and Profiles) and margin improvement in Custom Research. FY19e results are now likely to come in ‘slightly ahead’ of market expectations. The group has a CMD scheduled for 6 February and will report interim figures on 2 April. The share price puts YouGov on a rating well ahead of sector peers, but considerably below the listed SaaS subscription businesses with which it has increasing commonality.

Fiona Orford-Williams

YouGov - Trading at top end of five-year plan

YouGov has delivered strong results that demonstrate the success of its shift in its business model towards a real-time data analytics business with a growing subscription revenue base. It continues to innovate, developing new products and services and augmenting the existing offering and is further expanding its geographic reach, with the investment supported by the cash-rich balance sheet. A new five-year plan is expected to be set out in Spring 2019 and we anticipate that this will also have ambitious targets for growth and earnings that will support the premium rating.

5 directors sold

Five Directors at Yougov sold 572,000 shares at 500p. The significance rating of the trade was 100/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of board members a...

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