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Gowing Bros ASX:GOW Stock Report

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24 May, 2022


Company Financials
GOW fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health3/6

GOW Stock Overview

Gowing Bros. Limited operates as an investment and wealth management company in Australia.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Gowing Bros
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceAU$2.90
52 Week HighAU$3.26
52 Week LowAU$2.09
1 Month Change-6.15%
3 Month Change-3.97%
1 Year Change38.10%
3 Year Change16.00%
5 Year Change-16.91%
Change since IPO49.32%

Recent News & Updates

Mar 30
Gowing Bros (ASX:GOW) Is Due To Pay A Dividend Of AU$0.04

Gowing Bros (ASX:GOW) Is Due To Pay A Dividend Of AU$0.04

Gowing Bros. Limited's ( ASX:GOW ) investors are due to receive a payment of AU$0.04 per share on 22nd of April. This...

Shareholder Returns

GOWAU Diversified FinancialAU Market

Return vs Industry: GOW exceeded the Australian Diversified Financial industry which returned 23.6% over the past year.

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

Price Volatility

Is GOW's price volatile compared to industry and market?
GOW volatility
GOW Average Weekly Movement3.2%
Diversified Financial Industry Average Movement5.9%
Market Average Movement9.3%
10% most volatile stocks in AU Market16.5%
10% least volatile stocks in AU Market4.2%

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

Volatility Over Time: GOW's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

n/an/aJohn Gowing

Gowing Bros. Limited operates as an investment and wealth management company in Australia. It operates through two divisions, Investment Management and Property Management. The Investment Management segment invests in securities listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in private equity vehicles, as well as loans, including mezzanine finance arrangements.

Gowing Bros Fundamentals Summary

How do Gowing Bros's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
GOW fundamental statistics
Market CapAU$155.09m
Earnings (TTM)AU$12.51m
Revenue (TTM)AU$83.43m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
GOW income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueAU$58.09m
Gross ProfitAU$25.34m
Other ExpensesAU$12.83m

Last Reported Earnings

Jan 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.23
Gross Margin30.37%
Net Profit Margin15.00%
Debt/Equity Ratio46.3%

How did GOW perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
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Future Growth

How is Gowing Bros forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 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 Diversified Financials 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 Gowing Bros 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.

Past Performance

How has Gowing Bros performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 4/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GOW has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: GOW's current net profit margins (15%) are higher than last year (9.7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GOW's earnings have declined by 19.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: GOW's earnings growth over the past year (105%) exceeds its 5-year average (-19.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: GOW earnings growth over the past year (105%) exceeded the Diversified Financial industry 102.4%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: GOW's Return on Equity (6.1%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Gowing Bros's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 3/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GOW's short term assets (A$45.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$11.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: GOW's short term assets (A$45.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$122.2M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GOW's net debt to equity ratio (32.7%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: GOW's debt to equity ratio has increased from 23.9% to 46.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GOW's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (3.7%).

Interest Coverage: GOW's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Gowing Bros's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 1/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: GOW's dividend (2.41%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.53%).

High Dividend: GOW's dividend (2.41%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (6.1%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: GOW's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (25.7%), GOW's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (128.9%), GOW's dividend payments are not 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


John Gowing (60 yo)





Mr. John Edward Gowing, B.Comm, CA, CPA, has been Managing Director and Executive Director of Gowing Bros. Limited since 1987 and 1983 respectively. Mr. Gowing commenced his employment career with Gowing B...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD80.87K) is below average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD287.06K).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: GOW's management team is considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: GOW's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13.2 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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Gowing Bros. Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Gowing Bros. Limited
  • Ticker: GOW
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: NaN
  • Industry: Multi-Sector Holdings
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Implied Market Cap: AU$155.089m
  • Shares outstanding: 53.48m
  • Website:


  • Gowing Bros. Limited
  • The Gowings Building
  • Suite 3, Level 3
  • Coffs Harbour
  • New South Wales
  • 2450
  • Australia


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/24 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/24 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/07/31

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.