AO World
Ticker: AO. Exchange: LSE

Founded in 2000 by CEO John Roberts, AO World has grown to be a major online retailer of major domestic appliances (“MDA”) such as washing machines and fridges with 16% market share. The company also sells a wide variety of small domestic appliances (“SDA”), televisions (“AV”), mobile phones, consumer electricals and laptops. With a focus on brilliant service and two-person delivery, installation and recycling, the group has received over 500,000 Trustpilot reviews with an impressively high average score of 4.8/5. The group has also invested in its own recycling centre (“WEEE processing facility”), ensuring customers’ electronic waste is dealt with responsibly.

Ready to grow; let’s go!

AO is the UK's leading online retailer of major domestic appliances such as washing machines and fridges and over the past 20 years it has built an excellent reputation for brilliant service. 

AO will report FY results on 26 June and has successfully completed its "Pivot to profit strategy". AO has exited FY24E with good momentum and we anticipate AO’s excellent customer service and AO Five Star membership club offer will accelerate repeat customer purchases across a broad range of electricals. This underpins our forecast revenue CAGR of 13% FY24E-FY27E and our Adj. PBT CAGR of 26% FY24E-FY27E. As a capital-light online retailer, we predict over 80% of Adj. PBT converts to free cashflow (“FCF”) resulting in over £130m FCF FY25E-FY27E.

We initiate coverage with a Fair Value of 140p based on a 5% cal 2025 FCF yield, equivalent to c.11x cal 2025 EV/EBITDA and c.22x cal 2025 PER, under 1x our EPS CAGR FY24E-FY26E.



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