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Straker Translations

Executive Summary

Straker Translations Limited engages in the provision of translation services in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North America.


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with high growth potential.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: STG's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

9.1%

STG

0.8%

AU Interactive Media and Services

2.2%

AU Market


1 Year Return

-53.0%

STG

10.5%

AU Interactive Media and Services

-10.5%

AU Market

Return vs Industry: STG underperformed the Australian Interactive Media and Services industry which returned 8.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: STG underperformed the Australian Market which returned -10.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

STGIndustryMarket
7 Day9.1%0.8%2.2%
30 Day-13.2%5.9%0.1%
90 Day36.4%37.9%17.5%
1 Year-53.0%-53.0%12.5%10.5%-6.9%-10.5%
3 Yearn/a58.9%50.0%16.1%0.8%
5 Yearn/a124.1%101.2%31.2%2.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: STG (A$0.96) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$1.98)

Significantly Below Fair Value: STG is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: STG is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Interactive Media and Services industry average.

PE vs Market: STG is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Australian market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: STG is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.3x) compared to the AU Interactive Media and Services industry average (4.6x).


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Future Growth

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

72.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: STG is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.3%).

Earnings vs Market: STG is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: STG's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: STG's revenue (23.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (4.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: STG's revenue (23.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: STG's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.9%).


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Past Performance

How has Straker Translations performed over the past 5 years?

41.7%

Last years earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: STG is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: STG is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: Insufficient data to determine if STG's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare STG's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: STG is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Interactive Media and Services industry (1.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: STG has a negative Return on Equity (-10.75%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Straker Translations's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: STG's short term assets (NZ$18.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (NZ$7.3M).

Long Term Liabilities: STG's short term assets (NZ$18.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (NZ$2.6M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: STG is debt free.

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


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: STG has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if STG has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate STG'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 STG's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if STG'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 STG's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Australian market.


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Management

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

7.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Grant Straker

no data

Tenure

NZ$365,000

Compensation

Mr. Grant Straker founded Straker Translations Limited in 2013 and also serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Straker's wide-ranging experiences and skills place him in an ideal position  ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Grant's total compensation ($USD238.83K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD262.14K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Grant's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Grant Straker
Founderno dataNZ$365.00k4.6% NZ$2.3m
Haydn Marks
Chief Financial Officer3.75yrsno datano data
Merryn Straker
Chief Operating Officer20.5yrsno data4.6% NZ$2.3m
Indiver Nagpal
Chief Technical Officer15.5yrsno datano data
David Sowerby
Chief Marketing & Revenue Officerno datano data1.73% NZ$854.5k
Kim Andrews
Chief People Officer7.5yrsno datano data
Laura Newell
Company Secretary1.67yrsno datano data

7.5yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: STG's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.5 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Grant Straker
Founderno dataNZ$365.00k4.6% NZ$2.3m
Timothy Williams
Independent Non-Executive Director5.08yrsNZ$65.00k0.22% NZ$106.7k
Paul Wilson
Non-Executive Director4.83yrsNZ$66.00k0.47% NZ$232.5k
Philip Norman
Independent Chairman5.75yrsNZ$116.00k0.094% NZ$46.5k
Stephen Donovan
Non-Executive Director15.58yrsNZ$150.00k4.32% NZ$2.1m

5.8yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Board: STG's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: STG 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

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


Key Information

  • Name: Straker Translations Limited
  • Ticker: STG
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 1999
  • Industry: Interactive Media and Services
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: AU$49.423m
  • Shares outstanding: 53.14m
  • Website: https://www.strakertranslations.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Straker Translations Limited
  • Building 3
  • Level 2
  • Auckland
  • 632
  • New Zealand

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
STGASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDOct 2018
STGCHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDOct 2018

Biography

Straker Translations Limited engages in the provision of translation services in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North America. The company operates RAY, a cloud-based translation platform that creates a first draft translation and matching the customer’s content with one or more of the approximately 13,000 crowd-sourced human freelance translators for refinement. It offers corporate and business translation services, such as e-commerce translation, financial translation, human resources translation, legal document translation, marketing content translation, medical document translation, technical document translation, Website translation, audio and video translation, and document translation services, as well as desktop publishing services. The company also provides language translation services; machine translation services; immigration, legal, and ECFMG translation services; birth, death, and marriage certificates translation services; and passports, visa, driving licenses, cv’s, personal and private, police, academic records and transcripts, insurance, and other document translation services, as well as translation automation solutions comprising API translation solutions. Its platform supports African, Asian, Eastern European, European, Indian, Middle Eastern, and other languages. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Auckland, New Zealand. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/07 10:35
End of Day Share Price2020/07/07 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2020/03/31


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.