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SonatelBRVM:SNTS Stock Report

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18 Oct, 2021


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

SNTS Overview

Sonatel SA, together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services in Senegal, Mali, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, and Sierra Leone.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Sonatel
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceXOF14,000.00
52 Week HighXOF0
52 Week LowXOF0
1 Month Change2.94%
3 Month Change0%
1 Year Change25.56%
3 Year Change-28.19%
5 Year Change-38.11%
Change since IPO53.01%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

SNTSCI TelecomCI Market

Return vs Industry: SNTS exceeded the CI Telecom industry which returned 10% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SNTS underperformed the CI Market which returned 53.9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is SNTS's price volatile compared to industry and market?
SNTS volatility
SNTS Beta0.41
Industry Beta0.45
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: SNTS is less volatile than 75% of CI stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SNTS's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

19853,672Sekou Drame

Sonatel SA, together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services in Senegal, Mali, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, and Sierra Leone. It offers fixed and mobile communications, data transmission, and other value-added services, as well as mobile financial services. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Dakar, Senegal.

Sonatel Fundamentals Summary

How do Sonatel's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SNTS fundamental statistics
Market CapXOF1.40t
Earnings (TTM)XOF197.57b
Revenue (TTM)XOF1.26t


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
SNTS income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueXOF574.28b
Gross ProfitXOF686.48b

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)1.98k
Gross Margin54.45%
Net Profit Margin15.67%
Debt/Equity Ratio64.8%

How did SNTS perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Sonatel 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: SNTS (CFA14000) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CFA40541.35)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SNTS is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.1x) compared to the African Telecom industry average (8x).

PE vs Market: SNTS is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.1x) compared to the CI market (8.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SNTS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.3x) compared to the XF Telecom industry average (0.7x).

Future Growth

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


Forecasted Telecom 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 Sonatel 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 Sonatel performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SNTS has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SNTS's current net profit margins (15.7%) are higher than last year (12.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SNTS's earnings have declined by 2.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: SNTS's earnings growth over the past year (29.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (-2.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: SNTS earnings growth over the past year (29.6%) underperformed the Telecom industry 29.6%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: SNTS's Return on Equity (30.7%) is considered high.

Financial Health

How is Sonatel's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SNTS's short term assets (CFA619.4B) do not cover its short term liabilities (CFA796.8B).

Long Term Liabilities: SNTS's short term assets (CFA619.4B) exceed its long term liabilities (CFA350.9B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SNTS's debt to equity ratio (64.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: SNTS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 28.5% to 64.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SNTS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (79.4%).

Interest Coverage: SNTS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.7x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Sonatel current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SNTS's dividend (9.72%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the CI market (4.29%).

High Dividend: SNTS's dividend (9.72%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the CI market (10.1%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: SNTS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (80.7%), SNTS's 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?


Sekou Drame

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Mr. Sekou Drame serves as Group Managing Director of Sonatel SA. Mr. Drame served as Managing Director of Sonatel Business Solutions. Mr. Drame served as Corporate Director at Sonatel S.A.He served as Man...


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

Sonatel SA's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Sonatel SA
  • Ticker: SNTS
  • Exchange: BRVM
  • Founded: 1985
  • Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services
  • Sector: Telecom
  • Market Cap: XOF1.400t
  • Shares outstanding: 100.00m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Sonatel SA
  • 64, Voie de DEgagement Nord
  • Dakar
  • Senegal


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/10/18 16:00
End of Day Share Price2021/10/15 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.