Stock Analysis Report

Australian Finance Group

Executive Summary

Australian Finance Group Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides mortgage broking services in Australia.

Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued average dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Australian Finance Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: AFG's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




AU Mortgage


AU Market

1 Year Return




AU Mortgage


AU Market

Return vs Industry: AFG exceeded the Australian Mortgage industry which returned -15.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AFG exceeded the Australian Market which returned -18.9% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-1.9%15.6%5.0%
30 Day-46.9%-32.7%-20.3%
90 Day-53.4%-39.1%-25.8%
1 Year10.4%5.3%-3.9%-15.1%-15.6%-19.2%
3 Year27.6%-0.4%-15.7%-35.9%-3.6%-16.8%
5 Yearn/a-12.4%-48.7%6.6%-17.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Australian Finance Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Australian Finance Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: AFG (A$1.3) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$3.15)

Significantly Below Fair Value: AFG is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AFG is good value based on its PE Ratio (8x) compared to the Mortgage industry average (9.7x).

PE vs Market: AFG is good value based on its PE Ratio (8x) compared to the Australian market (13.3x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: AFG is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.9x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AFG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.5x) compared to the AU Mortgage industry average (0.9x).

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Future Growth

How is Australian Finance Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: AFG's forecast earnings growth (9.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.1%).

Earnings vs Market: AFG's earnings (9.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (10.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: AFG's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: AFG's revenue (3.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: AFG's revenue (3.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: AFG's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (37.3%)

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Past Performance

How has Australian Finance Group performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AFG has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: AFG's current net profit margins (5.3%) are lower than last year (5.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AFG's earnings have grown by 14.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: AFG's earnings growth over the past year (4.2%) is below its 5-year average (14.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: AFG earnings growth over the past year (4.2%) underperformed the Mortgage industry 11.3%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst AFG's Return on Equity (31.25%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

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Financial Health

How is Australian Finance Group's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: AFG has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: AFG's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.4x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: AFG's level of assets compared to its equity is very high.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if AFG has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: AFG reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if AFG has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: AFG has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if AFG has an appropriate level of bad loans.

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What is Australian Finance Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: AFG's dividend (8.73%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (3.17%).

High Dividend: AFG's dividend (8.73%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (8%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: AFG has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: AFG's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (70.1%), AFG's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: AFG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (64.2% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


David Bailey





Mr. David Bailey has been Chief Executive Officer at Australian Finance Group Ltd. since June 16, 2017 and served as its Chief Operating Officer since October 2015 and also served as its Chief Financial Of ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD624.26K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD596.57K).

Compensation vs Earnings: David's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

David Bailey
Chief Executive Officer2.83yrsAU$1.03m0.49% A$1.4m
Malcolm Watkins
Co-Founder22.33yrsAU$196.40k6.85% A$19.1m
Ben Jenkins
Chief Financial Officer4.33yrsAU$426.24kno data
John Sanger
Chief Operating Officer2.08yrsAU$454.51k0.016% A$45.2k
Lisa Bevan
Company Secretary19.25yrsAU$436.53k7.53% A$20.9m
Matthew Faries
Chief Information Officerno datano datano data
Michelle Palethorpe
General Counsel1.25yrsno datano data
Alison Clarke
Head of Corporate Communicationsno datano datano data
Chris Slater
Head of Sales & Distribution0.83yrno datano data
Anthony Bird
Head of Risk1.25yrsno datano data


Average Tenure

Experienced Management: AFG's management team is considered experienced (2.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

Malcolm Watkins
Co-Founder22.33yrsAU$196.40k6.85% A$19.1m
Brett McKeon
Co-Founder & Non-Executive Director23.83yrsAU$272.92k7.15% A$19.9m
Anthony Gill
Independent Non Executive Chairman11.67yrsAU$150.00k0.52% A$1.5m
Craig Carter
Independent Non-Executive Director5.08yrsAU$90.00k0.32% A$903.0k
Melanie Kiely
Independent Non-Executive Director4.08yrsAU$90.00k0.031% A$86.7k
Jane Muirsmith
Independent Non-Executive Director4.08yrsAU$90.00k0.030% A$83.8k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: AFG's board of directors are considered experienced (8.4 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: AFG insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Australian Finance Group Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Australian Finance Group Limited
  • Ticker: AFG
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 1994
  • Industry: Thrifts and Mortgage Finance
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: AU$278.083m
  • Shares outstanding: 215.57m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Australian Finance Group Limited
  • 100 Havelock Street
  • Level 4
  • West Perth
  • Western Australia
  • 6005
  • Australia


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AFGASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDMay 2015
AFGCHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDMay 2015


Australian Finance Group Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides mortgage broking services in Australia. The company operates in two segments, AFG Wholesale Mortgage Broking and AFG Home Loans. It offers residential mortgages; home loans; business loans, such as commercial real estate, equipment and vehicle, inventory, working capital, and start-up finance, as well as franchisee loans and invoice finance/accounts receivable; and insurance products. The company was formerly known as Australian Finance Group Pty Ltd. Australian Finance Group Limited was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in West Perth, Australia. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/03 11:10
End of Day Share Price2020/04/03 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/06/30

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.