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HIL

HillsASX:HIL Stock Report

Last Price

AU$0.12

Market Cap

AU$27.8m

7D

0%

1Y

-35.1%

Updated

23 Jan, 2022

Data

Company Financials
HIL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation1/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health5/6
Dividends0/6

HIL Stock Overview

Hills Limited supplies technology solutions to the healthcare, security, surveillance, and IT markets in Australia and New Zealand.

Risk Analysis

Does not have a meaningful market cap (A$28M)


Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Hills
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceAU$0.12
52 Week HighAU$0.19
52 Week LowAU$0.12
Beta0.97
1 Month Change0%
3 Month Change-14.29%
1 Year Change-35.14%
3 Year Change-33.33%
5 Year Change-66.67%
Change since IPO-87.58%

Recent News & Updates

Sep 07
We Think Hills (ASX:HIL) Has A Fair Chunk Of Debt

We Think Hills (ASX:HIL) Has A Fair Chunk Of Debt

David Iben put it well when he said, 'Volatility is not a risk we care about. What we care about is avoiding the...

Apr 08
Hills (ASX:HIL) Is Carrying A Fair Bit Of Debt

Hills (ASX:HIL) Is Carrying A Fair Bit Of Debt

The external fund manager backed by Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger, Li Lu, makes no bones about it when he says...

Shareholder Returns

HILAU ElectronicAU Market
7D0%-6.2%-2.8%
1Y-35.1%30.7%5.8%

Return vs Industry: HIL underperformed the Australian Electronic industry which returned 30.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HIL underperformed the Australian Market which returned 5.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is HIL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
HIL volatility
HIL Average Weekly Movement7.3%
Electronic Industry Average Movement7.3%
Market Average Movement8.6%
10% most volatile stocks in AU Market15.4%
10% least volatile stocks in AU Market3.7%

Stable Share Price: HIL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: HIL's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
1945350David Clarkehttps://www.hills.com.au

Hills Limited supplies technology solutions to the healthcare, security, surveillance, and IT markets in Australia and New Zealand. It operates through two segments, Hills Health Solutions and Hills Distribution. The company designs, supplies, and installs health technology solutions, nurse call and patient engagement, and other related solutions, including security, Wi-Fi, and telephony into the health and aged care sectors.

Hills Fundamentals Summary

How do Hills's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
HIL fundamental statistics
Market CapAU$27.84m
Earnings (TTM)-AU$10.22m
Revenue (TTM)AU$180.15m

0.2x

P/S Ratio

-2.7x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
HIL income statement (TTM)
RevenueAU$180.15m
Cost of RevenueAU$159.75m
Gross ProfitAU$20.40m
ExpensesAU$30.63m
Earnings-AU$10.22m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)-0.044
Gross Margin11.33%
Net Profit Margin-5.68%
Debt/Equity Ratio60.2%

How did HIL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

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

0.84x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate HIL's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate HIL's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HIL is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the AU Electronic industry average (4.3x).


Future Growth

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

47.5%

Forecasted Tech 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 Hills 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.


Past Performance

How has Hills performed over the past 5 years?

28.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HIL is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: HIL is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HIL is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 28.2% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: HIL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electronic industry (178.2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: HIL has a negative Return on Equity (-30.77%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is Hills's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HIL's short term assets (A$60.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$34.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: HIL's short term assets (A$60.4M) exceed its long term liabilities (A$28.0M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HIL's net debt to equity ratio (39.6%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: HIL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 37.2% to 60.2% over the 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: HIL has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: HIL has sufficient cash runway for 1.2 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 52.4% each year.


Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HIL's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: HIL is not paying a notable dividend for the Australian market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of HIL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Australian market.


Next Steps

Management

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

2.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

David Clarke

0.67

Tenure

AU$269,153

Compensation

Mr. David Anthony Clarke, BCom, DipGrad, CA, GAICD, serves as Chief Executive Officer & Director at Hills Limited since May 17, 2021. He served as Director at Corum Group Limited since February 19, 2020 un...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD193.93K) is below average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD291.61K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare David's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: HIL's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: HIL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if 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

Hills Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Hills Limited
  • Ticker: HIL
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 1945
  • Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
  • Sector: Tech
  • Implied Market Cap: AU$27.838m
  • Shares outstanding: 231.99m
  • Website: https://www.hills.com.au

Number of Employees


Location

  • Hills Limited
  • Building F
  • Unit 1
  • Lidcombe
  • New South Wales
  • 2141
  • Australia

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/23 07:02
End of Day Share Price2022/01/21 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
Annual Earnings2021/06/30


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.