ASX:CWL

Stock Analysis Report

Chant West Holdings

Executive Summary

Chant West Holdings Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides research, consulting, and software services to superannuation and financial planning industries in Australia.

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Fundamentals

Flawless balance sheet and fair value.

Share Price & News

How has Chant West Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

11.1%

CWL

0.02%

AU Software

0.7%

AU Market


1 Year Return

29.6%

CWL

56.9%

AU Software

17.7%

AU Market

Return vs Industry: CWL underperformed the Australian Software industry which returned 56.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CWL exceeded the Australian Market which returned 17.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CWLIndustryMarket
7 Day11.1%0.02%0.7%
30 Day-2.8%1.0%2.0%
90 Day11.1%3.7%4.9%
1 Year29.6%29.6%58.4%56.9%24.5%17.7%
3 Year-43.1%-44.0%148.2%138.0%40.5%21.3%
5 Yearn/a182.6%160.1%57.1%22.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Chant West Holdings 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: CWL (A$0.07) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$0.28)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CWL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Software industry average.

PE vs Market: CWL 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 CWL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CWL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the AU Software industry average (4.6x).


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Future Growth

How is Chant West Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

36.6%

Forecasted Software 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 Chant West Holdings 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.


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Past Performance

How has Chant West Holdings performed over the past 5 years?

15.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CWL has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CWL is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CWL is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 15.7% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: CWL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (21.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CWL has a negative Return on Equity (-4.54%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Chant West Holdings's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CWL's short term assets (A$4.7M) exceeds its short term liabilities (A$4.3M)

Long Term Liabilities: CWL's short term assets (A$4.7M) exceeds its long term liabilities (329.7K)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CWL is debt free.

Reducing Debt: CWL currently has no debt however we can't compare to 5 years ago as we have no data for that period.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: CWL has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if CWL's debt is covered by short term assets.


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: Whilst unprofitable CWL has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: CWL is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 114.5% per year.


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Dividend

What is Chant West Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%2.3%markettop25%5.6%industryaverage1.2%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

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


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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


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Management

What is the CEO of Chant West Holdings's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?


CEO

Brendan Burwood 0

0yrs

Tenure

0

Mr. Brendan Burwood is a and Executive Director of Chant West Holdings Limited since September 25, 2017 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Brendan served as Chief Executive Officer of the recen ...


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

SellAU$17,34406 Aug 19
Beyond Pier Unit Trust
EntityCompany
Shares250,000
Max PriceAU$0.07
SellAU$80,70306 Aug 19
Beyond Pier Unit Trust
EntityCompany
Shares1,423,020
Max PriceAU$0.064
BuyAU$167,00013 May 19
Warren Chant
EntityIndividual
Shares2,783,333
Max PriceAU$0.06
SellAU$167,00013 May 19
Andrea West
EntityIndividual
Shares2,783,333
Max PriceAU$0.06
BuyAU$4,11408 Apr 19
Kestrel Growth Companies Limited
EntityCompany
Shares70,937
Max PriceAU$0.058
BuyAU$1,28901 Apr 19
Carnethy Investments Pty. Ltd.
EntityCompany
Shares22,217
Max PriceAU$0.058
BuyAU$4,00226 Mar 19
Carnethy Investments Pty. Ltd.
EntityCompany
Shares69,000
Max PriceAU$0.058
BuyAU$7,66422 Mar 19
Carnethy Investments Pty. Ltd.
EntityCompany
Shares132,134
Max PriceAU$0.058
BuyAU$76,07519 Mar 19
Carnethy Investments Pty. Ltd.
EntityCompany
Shares1,318,904
Max PriceAU$0.06

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 12.4%.


Management Team

  • Brendan Burwood

    CEO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Cameron Stone

    Company Secretary

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs

Board Members

  • Niall Charles Cairns (55yo)

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 7.6yrs
    • Compensation: AU$65.00k
  • Brendan Burwood

    CEO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Phillip Carter (49yo)

    Non-Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: AU$73.25k

Company Information

Chant West Holdings Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Chant West Holdings Limited
  • Ticker: CWL
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: AU$8.675m
  • Shares outstanding: 123.92m
  • Website: https://www.chantwestholdings.com

Location

  • Chant West Holdings Limited
  • 45 Clarence Street
  • Level 10
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • 2000
  • Australia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CWLASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDDec 2009
3GMDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURDec 2009
CWLCHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDDec 2009

Biography

Chant West Holdings Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides research, consulting, and software services to superannuation and financial planning industries in Australia. The company offers supera ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/11/20 10:32
End of Day Share Price2019/11/18 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/06/30


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.