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Questor Technology

Executive Summary

Questor Technology Inc., an environmental clean technology company, designs, manufactures, and services waste gas combustion systems in Canada and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and good value.

Share Price & News

How has Questor Technology's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

4.0%

QST

-3.1%

CA Energy Services

-4.5%

CA Market


1 Year Return

-65.0%

QST

-54.5%

CA Energy Services

-8.8%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: QST underperformed the Canadian Energy Services industry which returned -54.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: QST underperformed the Canadian Market which returned -8.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

QSTIndustryMarket
7 Day4.0%-3.1%-4.5%
30 Day20.2%-2.0%-3.8%
90 Day5.4%-6.5%-3.3%
1 Year-65.0%-65.0%-52.5%-54.5%-5.5%-8.8%
3 Year-18.8%-18.8%-74.6%-77.0%0.5%-9.2%
5 Year112.3%112.3%-70.1%-74.7%28.7%8.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Questor Technology's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Questor Technology 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: QST (CA$1.55) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$7.75)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: QST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (13.9x) compared to the CA Energy Services industry average (9.2x).

PE vs Market: QST is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.9x) compared to the Canadian market (15.4x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: QST is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.5x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: QST is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the CA Energy Services industry average (0.3x).


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Future Growth

How is Questor Technology forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

30.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: QST's forecast earnings growth (30.5% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: QST's earnings (30.5% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (22.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: QST's revenue (18.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (5.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: QST's revenue (18.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: QST's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8%).


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Past Performance

How has Questor Technology performed over the past 5 years?

48.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: QST has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: QST's current net profit margins (14.8%) are lower than last year (28.5%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: QST's earnings have grown significantly by 48.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: QST's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: QST had negative earnings growth (-60.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Energy Services industry average (-5.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: QST's Return on Equity (8.5%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Questor Technology's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: QST's short term assets (CA$21.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$1.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: QST's short term assets (CA$21.1M) exceed its long term liabilities (CA$1.8M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: QST is debt free.

Reducing Debt: QST has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: QST has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: QST has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Questor Technology current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


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Management

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

4.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Audrey Mascarenhas

15.33yrs

Tenure

CA$392,080

Compensation

Ms. Audrey Mascarenhas, P.Eng, M. Eng, has been the President and Chief Executive Officer at Questor Technology, Inc. since June 7, 2005 and served as its Interim Chief Operating Officer since June 8, 2020 ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Audrey's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD171.75K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Audrey Mascarenhas
President15.33yrsCA$392.08k16%
CA$ 6.9m
Danny Zivkusic
CFO & Corporate Secretary5yrsCA$271.58k0.37%
CA$ 157.0k
Darko Ulakovic
Chief Operating Officer0.083yrno data0.37%
CA$ 157.0k
Justin Mahendra
Vice President of Sales & Marketing3.08yrsno datano data
Bob Miller
President of ClearPower Systems Inc.no datano datano data

4.0yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: QST's management team is considered experienced (4 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Audrey Mascarenhas
President15.33yrsCA$392.08k16%
CA$ 6.9m
Jean-Michel Gires
Independent Director7.08yrsCA$23.50k0.031%
CA$ 13.5k
James Inkster
Independent Chairman of the Boardno dataCA$24.00k1%
CA$ 431.7k
Alan Hanlon
Independent Director2.92yrsCA$24.00k0.15%
CA$ 62.8k

7.1yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Board: QST's board of directors are considered experienced (7.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: QST 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

Questor Technology Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Questor Technology Inc.
  • Ticker: QST
  • Exchange: TSXV
  • Founded: 1994
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Equipment and Services
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: CA$42.975m
  • Shares outstanding: 27.37m
  • Website: https://www.questortech.com

Location

  • Questor Technology Inc.
  • 140 – 4th Avenue SW
  • Suite 2240
  • Calgary
  • Alberta
  • T2P 3N3
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
QSTTSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADMar 1998
QUTI.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDMar 1998
79QDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURMar 1998

Biography

Questor Technology Inc., an environmental clean technology company, designs, manufactures, and services waste gas combustion systems in Canada and internationally. The company sells, rents, and services wa ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/28 23:32
End of Day Share Price2020/10/28 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.