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Executive Summary

CF Energy Corp. operates as an integrated energy provider and natural gas distribution company in the People’s Republic of China. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet with proven track record.

Share Price & News

How has CF Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CFY is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 10% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CFY's weekly volatility (10%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

CFY

-1.0%

CA Gas Utilities

-0.2%

CA Market


1 Year Return

-15.0%

CFY

-18.1%

CA Gas Utilities

2.4%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: CFY exceeded the Canadian Gas Utilities industry which returned -18.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CFY underperformed the Canadian Market which returned 2.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CFYIndustryMarket
7 Day0%-1.0%-0.2%
30 Day18.6%0.5%2.8%
90 Day15.9%1.8%15.1%
1 Year-15.0%-15.0%-14.9%-18.1%6.1%2.4%
3 Year-12.1%-20.3%-1.4%-11.4%14.7%3.8%
5 Year63.7%45.7%23.2%3.1%62.6%37.5%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

3.12x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

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

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CFY is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.1x) compared to the XN Gas Utilities industry average (17.9x).

PE vs Market: CFY is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.1x) compared to the Canadian market (16.9x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CFY is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.5x) compared to the XN Gas Utilities industry average (1.7x).


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Future Growth

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

16.4%

Forecasted Utilities 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 CF Energy 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.


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Past Performance

How has CF Energy performed over the past 5 years?

11.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

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

Growing Profit Margin: CFY's current net profit margins (14.4%) are higher than last year (6.2%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CFY's earnings have grown by 11.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CFY's earnings growth over the past year (106.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (11.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CFY earnings growth over the past year (106.1%) exceeded the Gas Utilities industry 14.7%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: CFY's Return on Equity (14.5%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is CF Energy's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CFY's short term assets (CN¥241.1M) do not cover its short term liabilities (CN¥309.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: CFY's short term assets (CN¥241.1M) exceed its long term liabilities (CN¥211.6M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CFY's debt to equity ratio (67%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CFY's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 118.9% to 67% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CFY's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (24.6%).

Interest Coverage: CFY's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (21.3x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is CF Energy current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: CFY is not paying a notable dividend for the Canadian market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CFY'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?

1.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Ann Lin

1.92yrs

Tenure

CN¥1,216,504

Compensation

Ms. Siyin Lin, also known as Ann, has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at CF Energy Corp. (formerly, Changfeng Energy Inc.) since February 22, 2019 and is its Corporate Secretary. Ms. Lin served a...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ann's total compensation ($USD187.73K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD152.60K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Siyin Lin
Chairman1.92yrsCN¥1.22m1.07%
CN¥ 350.3k
Ling Cao
Chief Financial Officer3.25yrsCN¥700.34k0.076%
CN¥ 25.0k
Huajun Lin
1.92yrsCN¥665.74k52.98%
CN¥ 17.3m
S. Chan
Senior Vice Presidentno datano datano data
Peng Wu
Chief Engineerno datano datano data
Zhaoyu Wang
Executive Assistant to CEO & Chair of the Boardno datano datano data

1.9yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: CFY's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Siyin Lin
Chairman1.92yrsCN¥1.22m1.07%
CN¥ 350.3k
Wencheng Zhang
Independent Director13yrsCN¥242.59k0.46%
CN¥ 150.0k
Dan Liu
Independent Director13yrsCN¥107.75k0.46%
CN¥ 150.0k
Hui Cai
Independent Director13yrsCN¥118.77kno data
Yongbiao Ding
Independent Director5.83yrsCN¥139.58k1.84%
CN¥ 601.0k
Keung Wai Wong
Director1.92yrsno data0.057%
CN¥ 18.7k

9.4yrs

Average Tenure

66yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CFY's board of directors are considered experienced (9.4 years average tenure).


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.


Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

CF Energy Corp.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: CF Energy Corp.
  • Ticker: CFY
  • Exchange: TSXV
  • Founded: 1995
  • Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Market Cap: CA$32.732m
  • Shares outstanding: 65.46m
  • Website: https://www.cfenergy.com

Location

  • CF Energy Corp.
  • 3100 Steeles Avenue East
  • Suite 3008
  • Markham
  • Ontario
  • L3R 8T3
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CFYTSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)YesCommon StockCACADFeb 2008
CGFE.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDFeb 2008
3CEBST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesCommon StockDEEURFeb 2008

Biography

CF Energy Corp. operates as an integrated energy provider and natural gas distribution company in the People’s Republic of China. The company operates through four segments: Pipeline Natural Gas Sales and ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/26 00:07
End of Day Share Price2021/01/25 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
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.