ASX:BKW

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Brickworks Limited manufactures, sells, and distributes building products in Australia.


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet established dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

How has Brickworks's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: BKW has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-9.1%

BKW

-8.8%

AU Basic Materials

-10.0%

AU Market


1 Year Return

-4.1%

BKW

13.6%

AU Basic Materials

2.9%

AU Market

Return vs Industry: BKW underperformed the Australian Basic Materials industry which returned 13.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BKW underperformed the Australian Market which returned 2.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

BKWIndustryMarket
7 Day-9.1%-8.8%-10.0%
30 Day-10.2%-12.5%-9.0%
90 Day-4.9%-7.3%-6.5%
1 Year-1.0%-4.1%17.3%13.6%7.3%2.9%
3 Year57.9%42.7%17.0%5.1%25.0%8.4%
5 Year57.0%32.8%44.1%18.6%36.9%6.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Brickworks's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

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

13.62x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: BKW (A$17.92) is trading above our estimate of fair value (A$11.55)

Significantly Below Fair Value: BKW is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BKW is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.6x) compared to the Basic Materials industry average (33x).

PE vs Market: BKW is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.6x) compared to the Australian market (17.4x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BKW's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BKW is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the AU Basic Materials industry average (1.6x).


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Future Growth

How is Brickworks forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

-6.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BKW's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-6.2% per year).

Earnings vs Market: BKW's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-6.2% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: BKW's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (4.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BKW's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: BKW's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.3%).


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Past Performance

How has Brickworks performed over the past 5 years?

21.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BKW has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: BKW's current net profit margins (21.4%) are lower than last year (22.8%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BKW's earnings have grown significantly by 21.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BKW's earnings growth over the past year (10.1%) is below its 5-year average (21.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: BKW earnings growth over the past year (10.1%) exceeded the Basic Materials industry -43.4%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: BKW's Return on Equity (9.1%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Brickworks's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BKW's short term assets (A$495.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$261.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: BKW's short term assets (A$495.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$663.8M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BKW's debt to equity ratio (15.4%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: BKW's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 18.3% to 15.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: BKW's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (37%).

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


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: BKW has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: BKW's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.5x debt).


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Dividend

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

3.18%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BKW's dividend (3.18%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.56%).

High Dividend: BKW's dividend (3.18%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (5.99%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: BKW's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (43.3%), BKW's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: BKW's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (51% payout ratio).


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Management

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

4.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Lindsay Partridge (64yo)

AU$3,249,816

Compensation

Mr. Lindsay R. Partridge, AM; BSc. Hons.Ceramic Eng; SFCDA; Dip.CD has been the Managing Director of Brickworks Ltd. since 2000 and joined since 1985. Mr. Partridge served as the Chief Executive Officer of ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Lindsay's total compensation ($USD2.11M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD1.59M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Lindsay Partridge
MD & Executive Director0yrsAU$3.25m0.14% A$3.9m
Robert Bakewell
Chief Financial Officer3.7yrsAU$1.40m0.026% A$696.5k
Mark Ellenor
President of Brickworks Building Products North America1.1yrsAU$381.97k0.029% A$769.1k
Megan Kublins
Executive General Manager of Land & Development14.1yrsAU$1.15m0.082% A$2.2m
P. Scott
Group General Manager of Operations2.9yrsAU$250.63kno data
Susan Leppinus
Company Secretary & General Counsel4.8yrsno datano data
David Fitzharris
Group General Manager of Sales & Export17.1yrsAU$459.74kno data
Mark Callagher
General Manager of Corporate Development0yrsno datano data
David Millington
General Manager of Austral Masonry4.9yrsAU$183.89kno data

4.8yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: BKW's management team is considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Lindsay Partridge
MD & Executive Director0yrsAU$3.25m0.14% A$3.9m
Robert Millner
Non Executive Chairman21.1yrsAU$256.00k2.3% A$61.7m
Deborah Page
Independent Non-Executive Director5.6yrsAU$141.10k0.0079% A$211.7k
Michael Millner
Deputy Chairman0yrsAU$128.00k0.16% A$4.4m
Brendan Crotty
Independent Non-Executive Director11.7yrsAU$141.10k0.012% A$326.4k
Robert Webster
Lead Independent Director0yrsAU$136.30k0.011% A$285.3k
Malcolm Bundey
Independent Non-Executive Director0.3yrsno data0.00033% A$8.9k
Robyn Stubbs
Independent Non-Executive Director0.08yrsno data0.00067% A$18.0k

8.6yrs

Average Tenure

65yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: BKW's board of directors are considered experienced (8.6 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: BKW 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

Brickworks Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Brickworks Limited
  • Ticker: BKW
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 1934
  • Industry: Construction Materials
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: AU$2.686b
  • Shares outstanding: 149.90m
  • Website: https://www.brickworks.com.au

Number of Employees


Location

  • Brickworks Limited
  • 738 - 780 Wallgrove Road
  • Horsley Park
  • New South Wales
  • 2175
  • Australia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BKWASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDJan 1992
BRKW.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJan 1992
BKWCHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDJan 1992

Biography

Brickworks Limited manufactures, sells, and distributes building products in Australia. It operates through Building Products Australia, Building Products North America, Property, and Investments segments. The company manufactures vitrified clay, concrete, and timber products for use in the building industry. Its products primarily include bricks, masonry blocks, pavers, roof tiles, floor tiles, precast walling and flooring panels, and fiber cement walling panels, as well as retaining wall systems, precast concrete panels, concrete and terracotta roof tiles, and specialized façade systems. The company offers its building products under the Austral Bricks, Austral Masonry, Austral Precast, Bristile Roofing, Auswest Timber, Pronto Panel, Daniel Robertson, Nubrik, Bowral Bricks, Terracade, INEX, and NZ Brick Distributors brands. It also exports its products. In addition, the company develops and sells residential and industrial land; and invests in property trusts and the Australian share market. Brickworks Limited was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Horsley Park, Australia. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/29 10:34
End of Day Share Price2020/02/28 00:00
Earnings2019/07/31
Annual Earnings2019/07/31


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.