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Mayfield Childcare ASX:MFD Stock Report

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07 Aug, 2022


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MFD fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth5/6
Past Performance1/6
Financial Health4/6

MFD Stock Overview

Mayfield Childcare Limited provides long day childcare (LDC) services in Victoria, Australia.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Mayfield Childcare
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceAU$1.38
52 Week HighAU$1.49
52 Week LowAU$1.05
1 Month Change9.52%
3 Month Change0.73%
1 Year Change20.00%
3 Year Change38.69%
5 Year Change21.05%
Change since IPO20.00%

Recent News & Updates

May 24
Should You Investigate Mayfield Childcare Limited (ASX:MFD) At AU$1.46?

Should You Investigate Mayfield Childcare Limited (ASX:MFD) At AU$1.46?

Mayfield Childcare Limited ( ASX:MFD ), might not be a large cap stock, but it received a lot of attention from a...

Shareholder Returns

MFDAU Consumer ServicesAU Market

Return vs Industry: MFD exceeded the Australian Consumer Services industry which returned -6.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MFD exceeded the Australian Market which returned -7.9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is MFD's price volatile compared to industry and market?
MFD volatility
MFD Average Weekly Movement7.3%
Consumer Services Industry Average Movement7.9%
Market Average Movement10.6%
10% most volatile stocks in AU Market17.5%
10% least volatile stocks in AU Market4.7%

Stable Share Price: MFD is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: MFD's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

2015n/aDean Clarke

Mayfield Childcare Limited provides long day childcare (LDC) services in Victoria, Australia. The company operates 36 LDC centers in Victoria, Queensland, and South Australia. Mayfield Childcare Limited was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Malvern East, Australia.

Mayfield Childcare Fundamentals Summary

How do Mayfield Childcare's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
MFD fundamental statistics
Market CapAU$88.57m
Earnings (TTM)AU$2.57m
Revenue (TTM)AU$40.06m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
MFD income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueAU$0
Gross ProfitAU$40.06m
Other ExpensesAU$37.49m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.04
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin6.42%
Debt/Equity Ratio12.9%

How did MFD perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is MFD undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for MFD?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

MFD key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue5.8x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA31.3x
PEG Ratio0.6x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does MFD's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

MFD PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for MFD vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average17.4x
SGH Slater and Gordon
SHJ Shine Justice
ISU iSelect
IVC InvoCare
MFD Mayfield Childcare

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: MFD is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (34.4x) compared to the peer average (17.4x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does MFD's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Consumer Services Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: MFD is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (34.4x) compared to the Global Consumer Services industry average (17.7x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is MFD'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.

MFD PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio34.4x
Fair PE Ratio32.2x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: MFD is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (34.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (32.2x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of MFD when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: MFD (A$1.38) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$1.99)

Significantly Below Fair Value: MFD 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: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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Future Growth

How is Mayfield Childcare forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 5/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: MFD's forecast earnings growth (57.8% per year) is above the savings rate (1.8%).

Earnings vs Market: MFD's earnings (57.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (6.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: MFD's earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: MFD's revenue (38.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (5.7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: MFD's revenue (38.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: MFD's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.1%).

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Past Performance

How has Mayfield Childcare performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 1/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: MFD has a large one-off loss of A$1.3M impacting its December 31 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: MFD's current net profit margins (6.4%) are lower than last year (10%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MFD has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 11.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: MFD's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: MFD had negative earnings growth (-31.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Consumer Services industry average (25.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: MFD's Return on Equity (3.9%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Mayfield Childcare's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 4/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: MFD's short term assets (A$5.1M) do not cover its short term liabilities (A$14.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: MFD's short term assets (A$5.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$146.5M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: MFD's net debt to equity ratio (9.5%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: MFD's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 35.8% to 12.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: MFD's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (115.6%).

Interest Coverage: MFD's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.9x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Mayfield Childcare current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: MFD's dividend (2.9%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.62%).

High Dividend: MFD's dividend (2.9%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (6.24%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: MFD has only been paying a dividend for 5 years, and since then payments have fallen.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (59.3%), MFD's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonably low cash payout ratio (29.2%), MFD's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Dean Clarke





Mr. Dean Clarke serves as Chief Executive Officer of Mayfield Childcare Limited since November 28, 2016 and has been its Director since March 16, 2016. Since 2005, Mr. Clarke has overseen the identificatio...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Dean's total compensation ($USD147.76K) is below average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD279.73K).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: MFD's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: MFD's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

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

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 99%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Mayfield Childcare Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Mayfield Childcare Limited
  • Ticker: MFD
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 2015
  • Industry: Specialized Consumer Services
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Implied Market Cap: AU$88.573m
  • Shares outstanding: 64.18m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Mayfield Childcare Limited
  • 207-213 Waverley Road
  • Suite 2
  • Malvern East
  • Victoria
  • 3145
  • Australia


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/07 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/05 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.