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Steadfast Group ASX:SDF Stock Report

Last Price

AU$5.38

Market Cap

AU$5.2b

7D

0.9%

1Y

7.8%

Updated

19 Aug, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
SDF fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation1/6
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health5/6
Dividends2/6

SDF Stock Overview

Steadfast Group Limited provides general insurance brokerage services Australasia, Asia, and Europe.

Steadfast Group Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Steadfast Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceAU$5.38
52 Week HighAU$5.50
52 Week LowAU$4.27
Beta0.78
1 Month Change5.08%
3 Month Change6.75%
1 Year Change7.82%
3 Year Change45.80%
5 Year Change107.72%
Change since IPO278.87%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 18
News Flash: Analysts Just Made A Sizeable Upgrade To Their Steadfast Group Limited (ASX:SDF) Forecasts

News Flash: Analysts Just Made A Sizeable Upgrade To Their Steadfast Group Limited (ASX:SDF) Forecasts

Celebrations may be in order for Steadfast Group Limited ( ASX:SDF ) shareholders, with the analysts delivering a...

Jul 04
With EPS Growth And More, Steadfast Group (ASX:SDF) Makes An Interesting Case

With EPS Growth And More, Steadfast Group (ASX:SDF) Makes An Interesting Case

For beginners, it can seem like a good idea (and an exciting prospect) to buy a company that tells a good story to...

Shareholder Returns

SDFAU InsuranceAU Market
7D0.9%-0.4%0.8%
1Y7.8%-6.1%-4.9%

Return vs Industry: SDF exceeded the Australian Insurance industry which returned -6.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SDF exceeded the Australian Market which returned -4.9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is SDF's price volatile compared to industry and market?
SDF volatility
SDF Average Weekly Movement2.8%
Insurance Industry Average Movement4.2%
Market Average Movement10.5%
10% most volatile stocks in AU Market17.8%
10% least volatile stocks in AU Market4.6%

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

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

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
1996n/aRobert Kellyhttps://www.steadfast.com.au

Steadfast Group Limited provides general insurance brokerage services Australasia, Asia, and Europe. It also provides insurance underwriting services and related services. The company offers business insurance products, such as aviation, business pack, business interruption, contract works, corporate travel, cyber, events, farm, marine, management liability, product liability, professional indemnity, public liability, trade credit, and workers’ compensation insurance.

Steadfast Group Fundamentals Summary

How do Steadfast Group's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SDF fundamental statistics
Market CapAU$5.15b
Earnings (TTM)AU$171.60m
Revenue (TTM)AU$1.17b

30.5x

P/E Ratio

4.5x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
SDF income statement (TTM)
RevenueAU$1.17b
Cost of RevenueAU$632.30m
Gross ProfitAU$534.20m
Other ExpensesAU$362.60m
EarningsAU$171.60m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.18
Gross Margin45.80%
Net Profit Margin14.71%
Debt/Equity Ratio48.9%

How did SDF perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

2.4%

Current Dividend Yield

73%

Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.

Valuation

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

Valuation Score

1/6

Valuation Score 1/6

  • 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 SDF?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

SDF 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/Revenue5.1x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA16.4x
PEG Ratio3.8x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

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

SDF PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for SDF vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average26.4x
AUB AUB Group
24.8x24.6%AU$1.9b
PSI PSC Insurance Group
36.5x15.8%AU$1.6b
NHF nib holdings
18.8x10.3%AU$3.3b
MPL Medibank Private
25.5x7.6%AU$9.8b
SDF Steadfast Group
30.5x8.1%AU$5.2b

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: SDF is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (30.5x) compared to the peer average (26.4x).


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does SDF's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Insurance Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: SDF is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (30.5x) compared to the Global Insurance industry average (11.9x)


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is SDF'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.

SDF PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio30.5x
Fair PE Ratio26.7x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: SDF is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (30.5x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (26.7x).


Share Price vs Fair Value

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

Below Fair Value: SDF (A$5.38) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$5.44)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SDF is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Target price is less than 20% higher than the current share price.


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Future Growth

How is Steadfast Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?

Future Growth Score

3/6

Future Growth Score 3/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


8.1%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SDF's forecast earnings growth (8.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.8%).

Earnings vs Market: SDF's earnings (8.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (6.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: SDF's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: SDF's revenue (8.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SDF's revenue (8.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SDF's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.5%).


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Past Performance

How has Steadfast Group performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

2/6

Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


20.5%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SDF has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SDF's current net profit margins (14.7%) are lower than last year (15.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SDF's earnings have grown significantly by 20.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: SDF's earnings growth over the past year (20%) is below its 5-year average (20.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: SDF earnings growth over the past year (20%) underperformed the Insurance industry 31.8%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: SDF's Return on Equity (11%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Steadfast Group's financial position?

Financial Health Score

5/6

Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SDF's short term assets (A$1.7B) exceed its short term liabilities (A$1.1B).

Long Term Liabilities: SDF's short term assets (A$1.7B) exceed its long term liabilities (A$1.0B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SDF's net debt to equity ratio (33.4%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: SDF's debt to equity ratio has increased from 22.6% to 48.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SDF's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (27.9%).

Interest Coverage: SDF's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (16.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

Dividend Score

2/6

Dividend Score 2/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


2.42%

Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SDF's dividend (2.42%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.63%).

High Dividend: SDF's dividend (2.42%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (6.42%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: SDF's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 8 years.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (72.7%), SDF's dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (52.9%), SDF's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.


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Management

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

9.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Robert Kelly (74 yo)

26.33yrs

Tenure

AU$4,781,152

Compensation

Mr. Robert Bernard Kelly, AM, Co-Founded Steadfast Group Limited and has been its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director since April 18, 1996. Mr. Kelly has experience in the insurance industry. He...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Robert's total compensation ($USD3.32M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD2.00M).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: SDF's management team is seasoned and experienced (9.2 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: SDF's board of directors are considered experienced (9.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: SDF insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 12.2%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Steadfast Group Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Steadfast Group Limited
  • Ticker: SDF
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Insurance Brokers
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Implied Market Cap: AU$5.151b
  • Shares outstanding: 973.69m
  • Website: https://www.steadfast.com.au

Location

  • Steadfast Group Limited
  • 99 Bathurst Street
  • Level 4
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • 2000
  • Australia

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/19 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/19 00:00
Earnings2022/06/30
Annual Earnings2022/06/30


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.