ASX:SCG

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Scentre Group (ASX Code: SCG) is the owner and operator of Westfield in Australia and New Zealand with interests in 41 centres, encompassing approximately 11,500 outlets and total assets under management of $54.6 billion.

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Fundamentals

Good value second-rate dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.8%

SCG

-1.0%

AU REITs

1.0%

AU Market


1 Year Return

4.5%

SCG

21.1%

AU REITs

11.7%

AU Market

Return vs Industry: SCG underperformed the Australian REITs industry which returned 21.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SCG underperformed the Australian Market which returned 11.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SCGIndustryMarket
7 Day0.8%-1.0%1.0%
30 Day-1.0%0.5%-0.2%
90 Day1.5%-2.5%0.3%
1 Year10.5%4.5%27.2%21.1%18.1%11.7%
3 Year6.9%-9.0%47.2%26.0%37.4%19.0%
5 Year53.2%18.2%103.7%58.4%51.7%17.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

23.9%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Undervalued: SCG (A$3.96) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$5.2)

Significantly Undervalued: SCG is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SCG is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.4x) compared to the REITs industry average (15.7x).

PE vs Market: SCG is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.4x) compared to the Australian market (17.9x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SCG is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the AU REITs industry average (1.1x).


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Future Growth

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

-3.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SCG's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-3.5% per year).

Earnings vs Market: SCG's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-3.5% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: SCG's revenue (5.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (3.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SCG's revenue (5.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

High Future ROE: SCG's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (5.5%).


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Past Performance

How has Scentre Group performed over the past 5 years?

13.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SCG's earnings have grown by 13.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: SCG's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: SCG had negative earnings growth (-63.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the REITs industry average (-16.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: SCG's Return on Equity (6.5%) is considered low.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: SCG's Return on Assets is below or equal to the REITs industry average last year.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: SCG's Return on Capital Employed has declined over the past 3 years.


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Financial Health

How is Scentre Group's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)


Financial Position Analysis


Debt to Equity History and Analysis


Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: SCG's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.1x debt).


Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: SCG's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if SCG has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: SCG reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if SCG has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: SCG has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if SCG has an appropriate level of bad loans.


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Dividend

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

5.60%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company5.6%marketbottom25%2.5%markettop25%5.6%industryaverage4.5%forecastin3Years5.8%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: SCG's dividend (5.6%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.47%).

High Dividend: SCG's dividend (5.6%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (5.58%).

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, SCG has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: SCG's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (86.5%), SCG's payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: SCG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (0.02% payout ratio).


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Management

What is the CEO of Scentre Group's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

4.1yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Peter Allen (57yo)

5.8yrs

Tenure

AU$7,736,343

Compensation

Mr. Peter Kenneth Allen has been the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Scentre Group since 2010 and May 25, 2011 respectively. Mr. Allen has been Chief Executive Officer and Executive Direc ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Peter's total compensation ($USD5.27M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD3.85M).

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


Management Age and Tenure

4.1yrs

Average Tenure

52yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: SCG's management team is considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

4.0yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: SCG's board of directors are considered experienced (4 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: SCG insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyAU$199,42002 Sep 19
Steven Leigh
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Non-Executive Director
Shares50,000
Max PriceAU$3.99
BuyAU$213,891,49328 Jun 19
UniSuper Limited
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Shares53,362,744
Max PriceAU$4.01
SellAU$6,946,59228 Jun 19
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Shares1,597,981
Max PriceAU$4.35
BuyAU$6,946,59228 Jun 19
UniSuper Limited
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Shares1,597,981
Max PriceAU$4.35
SellAU$337,12928 Jun 19
UniSuper Limited
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Shares91,700
Max PriceAU$3.68
BuyAU$597,793,68406 May 19
The Vanguard Group, Inc.
EntityCompany
Shares133,623,270
Max PriceAU$4.48
SellAU$362,451,48406 May 19
The Vanguard Group, Inc.
EntityCompany
Shares80,904,351
Max PriceAU$4.48
BuyAU$59,02515 Mar 19
Michael Ihlein
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Non-Executive Director
Shares15,000
Max PriceAU$3.94
BuyAU$29,31112 Feb 19
State Street Global Advisors, Inc.
EntityCompany
Shares122,546,055
Max PriceAU$4.57
SellAU$57,89512 Feb 19
State Street Global Advisors, Inc.
EntityCompany
Shares60,321,973
Max PriceAU$4.45
BuyAU$38,00018 Oct 18
Andrew Harmos
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Non-Executive Director
Shares10,000
Max PriceAU$3.80
BuyAU$116,10017 Oct 18
Sarah Carolyn Kay
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Non-Executive Director
Shares30,000
Max PriceAU$3.87
BuyAU$24,99416 Oct 18
Brian Schwartz
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Shares6,560
Max PriceAU$3.81

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Peter Allen (57yo)

    CEO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 5.8yrs
    • Compensation: AU$7.74m
  • Cynthia Whelan (49yo)

    Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer

    • Tenure: 0.7yrs
  • Elliott Rusanow (45yo)

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 0.5yrs
  • Greg Miles (55yo)

    Chief Operating Officer

    • Tenure: 3.9yrs
    • Compensation: AU$4.66m
  • Janine Frew

    Director of Human Resources

    • Tenure: 5.3yrs
  • Paul Giugni

    General Counsel & Secretary

    • Tenure: 5.3yrs
  • Roy Gruenpeter

    General Manager of Development

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • John Yates

    Director of Security

    • Tenure: 4.1yrs

Board Members

  • Sarah Carolyn Kay (58yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 3.7yrs
    • Compensation: AU$250.13k
  • Andrew Harmos (59yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 5.3yrs
    • Compensation: AU$280.13k
  • Mike Ihlein (63yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 5.3yrs
    • Compensation: AU$280.13k
  • Peter Allen (57yo)

    CEO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 5.8yrs
    • Compensation: AU$7.74m
  • Brian Schwartz (66yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 3.4yrs
    • Compensation: AU$717.50k
  • Aliza Knox (57yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 4.4yrs
    • Compensation: AU$240.13k
  • Margie Seale (58yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 3.7yrs
    • Compensation: AU$280.13k
  • Steven Leigh

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0.5yrs

Company Information

Scentre Group's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Scentre Group
  • Ticker: SCG
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 2014
  • Industry: Retail REITs
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Market Cap: AU$21.026b
  • Shares outstanding: 5.30b
  • Website: https://www.scentregroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Scentre Group
  • 85 Castlereagh Street
  • Level 30
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • 2000
  • Australia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SCGASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesSCG Stapled UnitsAUAUDJun 2014
SCGCHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesSCG Stapled UnitsAUAUDJun 2014
STGP.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesSCG Stapled UnitsUSUSDJun 2014

Biography

Scentre Group (ASX Code: SCG) is the owner and operator of Westfield in Australia and New Zealand with interests in 41 centres, encompassing approximately 11,500 outlets and total assets under management o ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/14 10:37
End of Day Share Price2019/10/14 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.