K&S Corporation Limited provides transportation and logistics, contract management, warehousing and distribution, and fuel distribution services primarily in Australia and New Zealand. More Details
Undervalued with adequate balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has K&S's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: KSC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.
Volatility Over Time: KSC's weekly volatility (9%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: KSC underperformed the Australian Logistics industry which returned 70.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KSC underperformed the Australian Market which returned 12.7% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is K&S's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StK&S' (ASX:KSC) Earnings Are Growing But Is There More To The Story?
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2 months ago | Simply Wall StK&S' (ASX:KSC) Stock Price Has Reduced 13% In The Past Three Years
Is K&S undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: KSC (A$1.4) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$27.99)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KSC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KSC is good value based on its PE Ratio (7x) compared to the XO Logistics industry average (12.3x).
PE vs Market: KSC is good value based on its PE Ratio (7x) compared to the Australian market (19.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate KSC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KSC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the XO Logistics industry average (2x).
How is K&S forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Transportation 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 K&S 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.
- Examine whether K&S is trading at an attractive price based on how much it is expected to earn in the future, and relative to its industry peers and the wider market.
- K&S competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
- Explore growth companies in the Transportation industry.
How has K&S performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KSC has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: KSC became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KSC has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 73.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: KSC has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: KSC has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Logistics industry (-3.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: KSC's Return on Equity (9.5%) is considered low.
How is K&S's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KSC's short term assets (A$125.2M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$121.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: KSC's short term assets (A$125.2M) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$146.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KSC's debt to equity ratio (23.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: KSC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 13.2% to 23.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KSC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (155.3%).
Interest Coverage: KSC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.9x coverage).
What is K&S current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: KSC's dividend (4.29%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.12%).
High Dividend: KSC's dividend (4.29%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (5.58%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: KSC's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: KSC's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (29.8%), KSC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Paul Sarant (52 yo)
Mr. Paul Sarant, B.Eng has been Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of K&S Corporation Limited since April 22, 2014. Mr. Sarant served as Executive General Manager of DTM at K&S Corporation Limit...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Paul's total compensation ($USD861.73K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD297.11K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Paul's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO, MD & Executive Director||6.92yrs||AU$1.11m||0.14% |
|CFO & Group Financial Controller||0.92yr||AU$311.89k||no data|
|General Counsel & Company Secretary||no data||AU$476.18k||0.040% |
|Chief Information Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive General Manager of HS&E/Compliance||no data||AU$291.92k||no data|
|Executive General Manager of Human Resources||no data||AU$276.99k||no data|
|Executive General Manager of DTM||6.75yrs||AU$261.48k||no data|
|Executive General Manager of Western Australia||6yrs||AU$318.60k||no data|
|General Manager of K&S Energy||5.33yrs||AU$297.00k||no data|
Experienced Management: KSC's management team is seasoned and experienced (6 years average tenure).
|CEO, MD & Executive Director||6.92yrs||AU$1.11m||0.14% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||2.83yrs||AU$88.03k||0.0041% |
|Non-Executive Director||7.58yrs||AU$88.03k||1.04% |
|Non-Executive Chairman||15.58yrs||AU$164.57k||0.42% |
|Non-Executive Director||1.5yrs||AU$67.72k||no data|
Experienced Board: KSC's board of directors are considered experienced (6.9 years average tenure).
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
K&S Corporation Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: K&S Corporation Limited
- Ticker: KSC
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 1945
- Industry: Air Freight and Logistics
- Sector: Transportation
- Market Cap: AU$180.300m
- Shares outstanding: 128.79m
- Website: https://www.ksgroup.com.au
Number of Employees
- K&S Corporation Limited
- 591 Boundary Road
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|KSC||ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jan 1992|
|KSC||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jan 1992|
K&S Corporation Limited provides transportation and logistics, contract management, warehousing and distribution, and fuel distribution services primarily in Australia and New Zealand. The company operates...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/03/06 07:04|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/03/04 00:00|
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.