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Bashundhara Paper Mills DSE:BPML Stock Report

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07 Aug, 2022


Company Financials
BPML fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health3/6

BPML Stock Overview

Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited manufactures and markets paper products, tissue products, and health and hygienic products in Bangladesh.

Bashundhara Paper Mills Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Bashundhara Paper Mills
Historical stock prices
Current Share Price৳51.00
52 Week High৳72.60
52 Week Low৳42.10
1 Month Change-5.73%
3 Month Change-12.82%
1 Year Change8.74%
3 Year Change-23.19%
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO-61.01%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

BPMLBD ForestryBD Market

Return vs Industry: BPML exceeded the BD Forestry industry which returned -10.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BPML exceeded the BD Market which returned -8.9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is BPML's price volatile compared to industry and market?
BPML volatility
BPML Average Weekly Movement4.4%
Forestry Industry Average Movement5.6%
Market Average Movement4.8%
10% most volatile stocks in BD Market6.7%
10% least volatile stocks in BD Market2.6%

Stable Share Price: BPML is not significantly more volatile than the rest of BD stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: BPML's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

19933,633Safwan Sobhan

Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited manufactures and markets paper products, tissue products, and health and hygienic products in Bangladesh. It provides tissue products, such as facial, pocket wallet, and toilet tissues; paper napkins; kitchen and hand towels; tissue jumbo rolls; and clinical bedsheets. The company also offers hygiene products, which consist baby and adult diapers; diapants; sanitary napkins; baby wipes; wet tissues; cotton buds; face masks; anti-bacterial wet wipes; and feeding bottles and nipples.

Bashundhara Paper Mills Fundamentals Summary

How do Bashundhara Paper Mills's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
BPML fundamental statistics
Market Cap৳8.86b
Earnings (TTM)৳469.47m
Revenue (TTM)৳10.62b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
BPML income statement (TTM)
Cost of Revenue৳8.47b
Gross Profit৳2.16b
Other Expenses৳1.69b

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)2.70
Gross Margin20.31%
Net Profit Margin4.42%
Debt/Equity Ratio226.0%

How did BPML perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is BPML undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 3/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for BPML?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

BPML key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue2.5x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA11.7x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does BPML's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

BPML PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for BPML vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average27.7x
SONALIPAPR Sonali Paper & Board Mills
CONFIDCEM Confidence Cement
BPML Bashundhara Paper Mills

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: BPML is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (19.1x) compared to the peer average (27.9x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does BPML's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Asian Forestry Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: BPML is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (19.1x) compared to the Asian Forestry industry average (12.3x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is BPML's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

BPML PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio18.9x
Fair PE Ration/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate BPML's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of BPML when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: BPML (BDT51.6) is trading below our estimate of fair value (BDT447.52)

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

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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Future Growth

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

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted Materials 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 Bashundhara Paper Mills 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.

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  • Examine whether Bashundhara Paper Mills 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.

Past Performance

How has Bashundhara Paper Mills performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 4/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BPML has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: BPML's current net profit margins (4.4%) are higher than last year (3.7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BPML's earnings have declined by 10% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BPML's earnings growth over the past year (50.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (-10% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: BPML earnings growth over the past year (50.8%) exceeded the Forestry industry 31.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: BPML's Return on Equity (5.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Bashundhara Paper Mills's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 3/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BPML's short term assets (BDT10.2B) exceed its short term liabilities (BDT7.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: BPML's short term assets (BDT10.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities (BDT13.8B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BPML's net debt to equity ratio (221.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: BPML's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 256.9% to 226% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: BPML's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (26.3%).

Interest Coverage: BPML's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Bashundhara Paper Mills's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BPML's dividend (2.33%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the BD market (1.2%).

High Dividend: BPML's dividend (2.33%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the BD market (3.75%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: BPML has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: BPML has only been paying a dividend for 4 years, and since then payments have fallen.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (44.4%), BPML's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (8%), BPML's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by cash flows.

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


CEO Compensation


Safwan Sobhan





Mr. Safwan Sobhan serves as a Director of Meghna Cement Mills Ltd. He serves as managing director at Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited since 2015. He is an enterprising entrepreneur.He established various c...


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.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited
  • Ticker: BPML
  • Exchange: DSE
  • Founded: 1993
  • Industry: Paper Products
  • Sector: Materials
  • Implied Market Cap: ৳8.863b
  • Shares outstanding: 173.79m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited
  • Industrial Headquaters-2, Plot- 56/A
  • Block- C
  • Dhaka
  • 1229
  • Bangladesh


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/07 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/04 00:00
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.