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Academies Australasia Group

Executive Summary

Academies Australasia Group Limited provides training and education services in Australia and Singapore.


Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with proven track record.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

AKG

-7.6%

AU Consumer Services

-0.5%

AU Market


1 Year Return

-42.5%

AKG

-34.8%

AU Consumer Services

-10.7%

AU Market

Return vs Industry: AKG underperformed the Australian Consumer Services industry which returned -35% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AKG underperformed the Australian Market which returned -12% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

AKGIndustryMarket
7 Day0%-7.6%-0.5%
30 Day-3.8%-9.4%2.4%
90 Day-16.7%-1.9%10.8%
1 Year-38.5%-42.5%-31.9%-34.8%-7.0%-10.7%
3 Year64.3%38.9%-12.4%-23.2%16.5%1.1%
5 Year-51.1%-63.2%-46.0%-57.7%29.8%1.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Academies Australasia Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: AKG (A$0.25) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$1.47)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AKG is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.2x) compared to the AU Consumer Services industry average (14.3x).

PE vs Market: AKG is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.2x) compared to the Australian market (15.5x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AKG's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AKG is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the AU Consumer Services industry average (1.3x).


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Future Growth

How is Academies Australasia Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

25.5%

Forecasted Consumer Services industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Academies Australasia Group has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Academies Australasia Group performed over the past 5 years?

46.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AKG has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: AKG's current net profit margins (7.8%) are higher than last year (6%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AKG's earnings have grown significantly by 46.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: AKG's earnings growth over the past year (33.7%) is below its 5-year average (46.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: AKG earnings growth over the past year (33.7%) exceeded the Consumer Services industry -1.1%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: AKG's Return on Equity (15.7%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Academies Australasia Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AKG's short term assets (A$23.1M) do not cover its short term liabilities (A$31.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: AKG's short term assets (A$23.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$34.2M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AKG is debt free.

Reducing Debt: AKG has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 43.1%.

Debt Coverage: AKG has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: AKG has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Academies Australasia Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

18.96%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: AKG's dividend (18.96%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.53%).

High Dividend: AKG's dividend (18.96%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (6.54%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: AKG's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: AKG's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (93.3%), AKG's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.


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Management

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

10.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Christopher Campbell

24yrs

Tenure

AU$450,000

Compensation

Mr. Christopher Elmore Campbell, BSocSci(Hons), FFin, FAICD, FCIS, has been the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Academies Australasia Group Limited (formerly Garratt's Limited) since ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Christopher's total compensation ($USD312.87K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD262.46K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Christopher Campbell
Group MD24yrsAU$450.00k14.33% A$4.6m
Gabriela Del Carmen Naranjo
Deputy Group MD6.75yrsAU$286.00k0.073% A$23.4k
Stephanie Noble
Group Finance Manager & Company Secretary13.67yrsAU$193.00kno data
Esther Teo
CEO & Executive Director - Academies Australasia Polytechnic Pty Ltd8yrsAU$176.00kno data
David Wheeler
Group Academic Principalno dataAU$100.00kno data
Jacqualine Apps
College Director of Benchmark Resources Pty Limited T/A Benchmark Collegeno dataAU$131.00kno data

10.9yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: AKG's management team is seasoned and experienced (10.9 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Christopher Campbell
Group MD24yrsAU$450.00k14.33% A$4.6m
Gabriela Del Carmen Naranjo
Deputy Group MD6.75yrsAU$286.00k0.073% A$23.4k
Esther Teo
CEO & Executive Director - Academies Australasia Polytechnic Pty Ltd8yrsAU$176.00kno data
Chiang Meng Heng
Non-Executive Director20.42yrsAU$39.00k34.12% A$10.9m
John Schlederer
Independent Non-Executive Chairman6.5yrsAU$62.00k7.53% A$2.4m
Sartaj Hans
Independent Non Executive Director3.75yrsAU$49.00k0.64% A$203.5k

7.4yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Board: AKG's board of directors are considered experienced (7.4 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: AKG 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

Academies Australasia Group Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Academies Australasia Group Limited
  • Ticker: AKG
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 1908
  • Industry: Education Services
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: AU$31.904m
  • Shares outstanding: 127.61m
  • Website: https://www.academies.edu.au

Number of Employees


Location

  • Academies Australasia Group Limited
  • 505 George Street
  • Level 6
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • 2000
  • Australia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AKGASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDJan 1992
AKGCHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDJan 1992

Biography

Academies Australasia Group Limited provides training and education services in Australia and Singapore. The company primarily offers English language, senior high school, Singapore government school preparatory certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, and bachelor and master degree courses. It operates 18 licensed colleges offering approximately 150 qualifications. The company was formerly known as Garratt’s Limited. Academies Australasia Group Limited was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/13 10:35
End of Day Share Price2020/07/13 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
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.