Metcash Limited operates as a wholesale distribution and marketing company in Australia and New Zealand. More Details
Excellent balance sheet with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Metcash's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: MTS is less volatile than 75% of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: MTS's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
AU Consumer Retailing
1 Year Return
AU Consumer Retailing
Return vs Industry: MTS exceeded the Australian Consumer Retailing industry which returned 3.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MTS exceeded the Australian Market which returned 0.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Metcash's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Metcash 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: MTS (A$3.22) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$4.69)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MTS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MTS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the XX Consumer Retailing industry average.
PE vs Market: MTS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Australian market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate MTS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MTS's PB Ratio (2.4x) is in line with the XO Consumer Retailing industry average.
How is Metcash forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MTS is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.3%).
Earnings vs Market: MTS is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: MTS's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: MTS's revenue (2.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (5.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MTS's revenue (2.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: MTS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.4%).
How has Metcash performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MTS is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: MTS is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MTS is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 23.7% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare MTS's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: MTS is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Retailing industry (12.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: MTS has a negative Return on Equity (-4.02%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Metcash's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MTS's short term assets (A$3.0B) exceed its short term liabilities (A$2.4B).
Long Term Liabilities: MTS's short term assets (A$3.0B) exceed its long term liabilities (A$961.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MTS's debt to equity ratio (13.7%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: MTS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 73.1% to 13.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: MTS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (62.4%).
Interest Coverage: MTS is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is Metcash current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: MTS's dividend (3.88%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.07%).
High Dividend: MTS's dividend (3.88%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (5%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: MTS's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: MTS's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: MTS is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: MTS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (63.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mr. Jeffery K. Adams, also known as Jeff, BA (Business Administration and Management) has been Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Metcash Limited since December 5, 2017. Mr. Adams has...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jeff's total compensation ($USD2.35M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD1.89M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jeff's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Group CEO & Executive Director||3yrs||AU$3.16m||0.031% |
|Group Chief Financial Officer||5.83yrs||AU$1.54m||0.018% |
|Chief Executive Officer of Supermarkets & Convenience||no data||AU$1.47m||0.019% |
|Chief Executive Officer of Australian Liquor Marketers||1.42yrs||AU$1.59m||0.022% |
|Chief Executive Officer of Independent Hardware Group||0.83yr||AU$859.83k||0.0032% |
|Chief Information Officer||5.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Group Chief Information Officer||1.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Corporate Affairs & Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Company Secretary & GM of Legal||4.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief People & Culture Officer||5.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Legal - Liquor & Assistant Company Secretary||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of China Export Development||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: MTS's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
|Group CEO & Executive Director||3yrs||AU$3.16m||0.031% |
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman||5.33yrs||AU$429.98k||0.0082% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||6.5yrs||AU$180.54k||0.0059% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||4.83yrs||AU$177.04k||0.0056% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||1.33yrs||AU$121.04k||0.0039% |
|Non Executive Director||0.25yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||5.17yrs||AU$178.94k||0.0037% |
Experienced Board: MTS's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 12.4%.
Metcash Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Metcash Limited
- Ticker: MTS
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 1920
- Industry: Food Distributors
- Sector: Consumer Retailing
- Market Cap: AU$3.292b
- Shares outstanding: 1.02b
- Website: https://www.metcash.com
Number of Employees
- Metcash Limited
- 1 Thomas Holt Drive
- Macquarie Park
- New South Wales
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|MTS||ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jun 1994|
|MCSH.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jun 1994|
|MG9||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jun 1994|
|MTS||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jun 1994|
Metcash Limited operates as a wholesale distribution and marketing company in Australia and New Zealand. It operates through Food, Liquor, and Hardware segments. The Food segment distributes a range of pro...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/12/05 07:04|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/12/04 00:00|
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