MTS Stock Overview
Metcash Limited operates as a wholesale distribution and marketing company in Australia and New Zealand.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||AU$4.12|
|52 Week High||AU$4.90|
|52 Week Low||AU$3.78|
|1 Month Change||-1.91%|
|3 Month Change||-3.96%|
|1 Year Change||-2.60%|
|3 Year Change||42.07%|
|5 Year Change||58.46%|
|Change since IPO||176.51%|
Recent News & Updates
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|MTS||AU Consumer Retailing||AU Market|
Return vs Industry: MTS matched the Australian Consumer Retailing industry which returned -1.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MTS exceeded the Australian Market which returned -6.5% over the past year.
|MTS Average Weekly Movement||3.6%|
|Consumer Retailing Industry Average Movement||3.1%|
|Market Average Movement||10.6%|
|10% most volatile stocks in AU Market||17.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in AU Market||4.6%|
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.
About the Company
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 products and services to independent supermarket and convenience retail outlets.
Metcash Fundamentals Summary
|MTS fundamental statistics|
Is MTS overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|MTS income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||AU$13.51b|
Last Reported Earnings
Apr 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
Dec 05, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.25|
|Net Profit Margin||1.62%|
How did MTS perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
5.3%Current Dividend Yield
Is MTS undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 4/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for MTS?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is MTS's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does MTS's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|MTS PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
EDV Endeavour Group
COL Coles Group
UNFI United Natural Foods
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: MTS is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.2x) compared to the peer average (17.9x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does MTS's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Consumer Retailing Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: MTS is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.2x) compared to the Global Consumer Retailing industry average (15.8x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is MTS's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||16.2x|
|Fair PE Ratio||20.8x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: MTS is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.2x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (20.8x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of MTS when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: MTS (A$4.12) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$7.01)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MTS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is less than 20% higher than the current share price.
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How is Metcash forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Future Growth Score3/6
Future Growth Score 3/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MTS's forecast earnings growth (6.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.8%).
Earnings vs Market: MTS's earnings (6.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (6.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: MTS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: MTS's revenue (2.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (5.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MTS's revenue (2.6% 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 high in 3 years time (23.6%)
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How has Metcash performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score3/6
Past Performance Score 3/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MTS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: MTS's current net profit margins (1.6%) are lower than last year (1.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MTS's earnings have grown significantly by 28.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: MTS's earnings growth over the past year (2.7%) is below its 5-year average (28.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: MTS earnings growth over the past year (2.7%) underperformed the Consumer Retailing industry 59.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: MTS's Return on Equity (22.7%) is considered high.
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How is Metcash's financial position?
Financial Health Score5/6
Financial Health Score 5/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MTS's short term assets (A$3.0B) exceed its short term liabilities (A$2.7B).
Long Term Liabilities: MTS's short term assets (A$3.0B) exceed its long term liabilities (A$1.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MTS's net debt to equity ratio (17.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: MTS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 11.2% to 26.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: MTS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (147.2%).
Interest Coverage: MTS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (9.9x coverage).
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What is Metcash current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 3/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: MTS's dividend (5.34%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.59%).
High Dividend: MTS's dividend (5.34%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (6.35%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: MTS's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: MTS's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: At its current payout ratio (86.1%), MTS's payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (68.4%), MTS's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Doug Jones (50 yo)
Mr. Douglas Jones, also known as Doug, serves as a Group CEO & Executive Director of Metcash Limited since March 11, 2022. He joined the Metcash Limited on February 01, 2022. He was Group Chief Executive O...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Doug's total compensation ($USD1.57M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD2.05M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Doug's compensation with company performance.
Experienced Management: MTS's management team is considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: MTS's board of directors are considered experienced (3 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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Metcash Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Metcash Limited
- Ticker: MTS
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 1920
- Industry: Food Distributors
- Sector: Consumer Retailing
- Implied Market Cap: AU$3.978b
- Shares outstanding: 965.54m
- Website: https://www.metcash.com
Number of Employees
- Metcash Limited
- 1 Thomas Holt Drive
- Macquarie Park
- New South Wales
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/08/16 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/08/16 00:00|
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.