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Absa Bank BotswanaBSM:ABBL Stock Report

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18 Oct, 2021


Company Financials
ABBL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health4/6

ABBL Overview

Absa Bank Botswana Limited provides various financial services in Botswana.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Absa Bank Botswana
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceP4.55
52 Week HighP0
52 Week LowP0
1 Month Change2.25%
3 Month Change2.94%
1 Year Change-16.21%
3 Year Change-14.15%
5 Year Change-7.14%
Change since IPO2,708.64%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

ABBLBW BanksBW Market

Return vs Industry: ABBL underperformed the BW Banks industry which returned 29.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ABBL underperformed the BW Market which returned 1.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is ABBL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
ABBL volatility
ABBL Beta0.066
Industry Beta0.68
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: ABBL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of BW stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 1% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ABBL's weekly volatility (1%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

19501,089Keabetswe Pheko-Moshagane

Absa Bank Botswana Limited provides various financial services in Botswana. It operates through Retail, Business Banking, and Other; and Corporate and Investment Banking segments. The company offers transactional, current, savings, and transmission accounts; and term, fixed, interest and non-interest bearing, and cheque account deposits.

Absa Bank Botswana Fundamentals Summary

How do Absa Bank Botswana's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
ABBL fundamental statistics
Market CapP3.88b
Earnings (TTM)P418.99m
Revenue (TTM)P1.44b


P/E Ratio


P/B Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
ABBL income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueP0
Gross ProfitP1.44b

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.49
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin29.16%
Debt/Equity Ratio42.5%

How did ABBL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Absa Bank Botswana undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ABBL (BWP4.55) is trading above our estimate of fair value (BWP4.29)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ABBL is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ABBL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (9.3x) compared to the African Banks industry average (6.5x).

PE vs Market: ABBL is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.3x) compared to the BW market (10.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate ABBL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ABBL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the XF Banks industry average (0.9x).

Future Growth

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


Forecasted Banks 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 Absa Bank Botswana 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 Absa Bank Botswana performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ABBL has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: ABBL's current net profit margins (29.2%) are higher than last year (22.2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ABBL's earnings have declined by 0.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ABBL's earnings growth over the past year (34.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (-0.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: ABBL earnings growth over the past year (34.1%) exceeded the Banks industry 11%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: ABBL's Return on Equity (17.7%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Absa Bank Botswana'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

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: ABBL's Assets to Equity ratio (9.1x) is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: ABBL has a low allowance for bad loans (64%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 90% of ABBL's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: ABBL has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (76%).

Low Risk Deposits: ABBL's Loans to Deposits ratio (95%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: ABBL has a high level of bad loans (7%).


What is Absa Bank Botswana current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: ABBL's dividend (4.28%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the BW market (4.27%).

High Dividend: ABBL's dividend (4.28%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the BW market (7.98%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: ABBL's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: ABBL's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (56%), ABBL's dividend payments are 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.

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Keabetswe Pheko-Moshagane





Ms. Keabetswe Pheko-Moshagane serves as the Managing Director of Absa Bank Botswana Ltd (formerly known as Barclays Bank of Botswana Ltd.) since April 2019 and served as its Acting Chief Operating Officer...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Keabetswe's total compensation ($USD565.71K) is about average for companies of similar size in the BW market ($USD716.87K).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: ABBL's management team is considered experienced (2.5 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: ABBL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

Absa Bank Botswana Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Absa Bank Botswana Limited
  • Ticker: ABBL
  • Exchange: BSM
  • Founded: 1950
  • Industry: Diversified Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: P3.877b
  • Shares outstanding: 852.16m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Absa Bank Botswana Limited
  • Prime Plaza
  • 5th Floor, Building 4
  • Gaborone
  • Botswana


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/10/18 21:40
End of Day Share Price2021/10/18 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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.