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Challenger ASX:CGF Stock Report

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16 May, 2022


Company Financials +
CGF fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health6/6

CGF Stock Overview

Challenger Limited is a publicly owned investment manager.

Challenger Peers

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Challenger
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceAU$7.30
52 Week HighAU$7.73
52 Week LowAU$4.86
1 Month Change5.64%
3 Month Change17.74%
1 Year Change49.59%
3 Year Change-10.98%
5 Year Change-43.10%
Change since IPO186.27%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

CGFAU Diversified FinancialAU Market

Return vs Industry: CGF exceeded the Australian Diversified Financial industry which returned 23.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CGF exceeded the Australian Market which returned 0.5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CGF's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CGF volatility
CGF Average Weekly Movement5.5%
Diversified Financial Industry Average Movement6.0%
Market Average Movement9.4%
10% most volatile stocks in AU Market16.5%
10% least volatile stocks in AU Market4.3%

Stable Share Price: CGF is less volatile than 75% of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CGF's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1985735Nick Hamilton

Challenger Limited is a publicly owned investment manager. The company also provides retirement services to its clients. It manages equity mutual funds.

Challenger Fundamentals Summary

How do Challenger's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CGF fundamental statistics
Market CapAU$4.93b
Earnings (TTM)AU$651.50m
Revenue (TTM)AU$3.53b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CGF income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueAU$1.96b
Gross ProfitAU$1.57b
Other ExpensesAU$920.30m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Aug 16, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)0.96
Gross Margin44.50%
Net Profit Margin18.44%
Debt/Equity Ratio139.7%

How did CGF perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
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Future Growth

How is Challenger forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • 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: CGF's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2.9% per year).

Earnings vs Market: CGF's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2.9% per year).

High Growth Earnings: CGF's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CGF's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-4.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CGF's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-4.5% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CGF's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9%).

Past Performance

How has Challenger performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CGF has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CGF became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CGF's earnings have declined by 8.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CGF has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: CGF has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Diversified Financial industry (40.1%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: CGF's Return on Equity (16%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Challenger's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CGF's short term assets (A$24.8B) exceed its short term liabilities (A$3.9B).

Long Term Liabilities: CGF's short term assets (A$24.8B) exceed its long term liabilities (A$21.8B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CGF has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: CGF's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 225.7% to 139.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CGF's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (54.3%).

Interest Coverage: CGF's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Challenger current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 4/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CGF's dividend (3.15%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.57%).

High Dividend: CGF's dividend (3.15%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (6.13%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (22.7%), CGF's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (5.1%), CGF's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by cash flows.

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Nick Hamilton





Mr. Nicolas Hamilton, also known as Nick, serves as MD, Director and CEO at Challenger Ltd. since January 1, 2022. He served as Chief Executive of Funds Management at Challenger Ltd.from September 23, 201...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Nick's total compensation ($USD1.17M) is below average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD2.00M).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CGF's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Experienced Board: CGF's board of directors are considered experienced (4 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CGF 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

Challenger Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Challenger Limited
  • Ticker: CGF
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 1985
  • Industry: Other Diversified Financial Services
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Implied Market Cap: AU$4.930b
  • Shares outstanding: 676.32m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Challenger Limited
  • 5 Martin Place
  • Level 2
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • 2000
  • Australia


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/16 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/16 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/06/30

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.