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QUE

Queste CommunicationsASX:QUE Stock Report

Market Cap

AU$1.5m

7D

0%

1Y

n/a

Updated

23 Aug, 2021

Data

Company Financials
QUE fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation3/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends0/6

QUE Overview

Queste Communications Ltd, through its subsidiary, Orion Equities Limited manages its investments in Australia.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Queste Communications
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceAU$0.055
52 Week HighAU$0.027
52 Week LowAU$0.055
Beta-0.41
1 Month Change0%
3 Month Change22.22%
1 Year Changen/a
3 Year Change-28.57%
5 Year Change5.77%
Change since IPO-69.44%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

QUEAU Capital MarketsAU Market
7D0%2.8%0.7%
1Yn/a26.3%21.4%

Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how QUE performed against the Australian Capital Markets industry.

Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how QUE performed against the Australian Market.

Price Volatility

Is QUE's price volatile compared to industry and market?
QUE volatility
QUE Beta-0.41
Industry Beta0.99
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: Insufficient data to determine QUE's volatility over the past 3 months.

Volatility Over Time: Insufficient data to determine QUE's volatility change over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
1998n/aFarooq Khanhttps://www.queste.com.au

Queste Communications Ltd, through its subsidiary, Orion Equities Limited manages its investments in Australia. It invests in listed and unlisted securities; and develops and rents real estate properties. Queste Communications Ltd was incorporated in 1998 and is based in West Perth, Australia.

Queste Communications Fundamentals Summary

How do Queste Communications's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
QUE fundamental statistics
Market CapAU$1.49m
Earnings (TTM)AU$1.04m
Revenue (TTM)AU$2.56m

1.4x

P/E Ratio

0.6x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
QUE income statement (TTM)
RevenueAU$2.56m
Cost of RevenueAU$0
Gross ProfitAU$2.56m
ExpensesAU$1.51m
EarningsAU$1.04m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2020

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.038
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin40.72%
Debt/Equity Ratio0.0%

How did QUE perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

Is Queste Communications undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

1.43x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate QUE's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate QUE's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: QUE is good value based on its PE Ratio (1.4x) compared to the Australian Capital Markets industry average (20.6x).

PE vs Market: QUE is good value based on its PE Ratio (1.4x) compared to the Australian market (19.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: QUE is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the AU Capital Markets industry average (1.4x).


Future Growth

How is Queste Communications forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

9.1%

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 Queste Communications 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 Queste Communications performed over the past 5 years?

19.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: QUE has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: QUE became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: QUE has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 19.9% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: QUE has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Capital Markets industry (0.7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: QUE's Return on Equity (48.9%) is considered outstanding.


Financial Health

How is Queste Communications's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: QUE's short term assets (A$1.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$610.2K).

Long Term Liabilities: QUE has no long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: QUE is debt free.

Reducing Debt: QUE has not had any debt for past 5 years.

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

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


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Queste Communications's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate QUE's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate QUE's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if QUE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if QUE's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of QUE's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Australian market.


Next Steps

Management

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

AU$36k

CEO Compensation


CEO

Farooq Khan (59 yo)

no data

Tenure

AU$36,405

Compensation

Mr. Farooq Khan, LLB, BJuris, serves as Managing Director of Queste Communications Limited since March 10, 1998. Mr. Khan has been Executive Chairman of Orion Equities Limited since October 23, 2006; Quest...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Farooq's total compensation ($USD25.96K) is below average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD264.02K).

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


Ownership

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

Queste Communications Ltd's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Queste Communications Ltd
  • Ticker: QUE
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 1998
  • Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Market Cap: AU$1.489m
  • Shares outstanding: 27.07m
  • Website: https://www.queste.com.au

Location

  • Queste Communications Ltd
  • 31 Ventnor Avenue
  • Level 2
  • West Perth
  • Western Australia
  • 6005
  • Australia

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/08/23 08:03
End of Day Share Price2021/05/26 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/06/30


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.