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Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A BVC:DESCAUCANO Stock Report

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01 Oct, 2022


Company Financials
DESCAUCANO fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health6/6

DESCAUCANO Stock Overview

Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A. engages in the production and sale of sugar cane.

Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceCol$5,410.00
52 Week HighCol$0
52 Week LowCol$0
1 Month Change0%
3 Month Change0%
1 Year Change0%
3 Year Change0.07%
5 Year Change0.07%
Change since IPO468.28%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns


Return vs Industry: DESCAUCANO underperformed the CO Food industry which returned 54.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: DESCAUCANO exceeded the CO Market which returned -18.7% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is DESCAUCANO's price volatile compared to industry and market?
DESCAUCANO volatility
DESCAUCANO Average Weekly Movement0%
Food Industry Average Movement5.6%
Market Average Movement5.1%
10% most volatile stocks in CO Market6.9%
10% least volatile stocks in CO Market3.9%

Stable Share Price: DESCAUCANO is less volatile than 75% of CO stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 0% a week.

Volatility Over Time: DESCAUCANO's weekly volatility (0%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company


Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A. engages in the production and sale of sugar cane. The company was formerly known as Industria de Alimentos Pontevedra S.A. and changed its name to Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A. in January 2003. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Cali, Colombia.

Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A Fundamentals Summary

How do Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
DESCAUCANO fundamental statistics
Market CapCol$88.42b
Earnings (TTM)-Col$887.30m
Revenue (TTM)Col$4.20b


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Is DESCAUCANO overvalued?

See Fair Value and valuation analysis

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
DESCAUCANO income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueCol$2.88b
Gross ProfitCol$1.33b
Other ExpensesCol$2.21b

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)-54.29
Gross Margin31.56%
Net Profit Margin-21.10%
Debt/Equity Ratio5.2%

How did DESCAUCANO perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 0/6

  • Price-To-Sales vs Peers

  • Price-To-Sales vs Industry

  • Price-To-Sales 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 DESCAUCANO?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

DESCAUCANO 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/Revenue21.7x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA116.3x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers

How does DESCAUCANO's PS Ratio compare to its peers?

DESCAUCANO PS Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PS ratio for DESCAUCANO vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPSEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average3.5x
INESA Inversiones Equipos Y Servicios
INVENSA Inversiones Venecia
AGROCHAL Agroguachal
SANFELIPE Compañía Agricola San Felipe
DESCAUCANO Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A

Price-To-Sales vs Peers: DESCAUCANO is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (21x) compared to the peer average (3.5x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does DESCAUCANO's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the South American Food Industry?

Price-To-Sales vs Industry: DESCAUCANO is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (21x) compared to the South American Food industry average (0.6x)

Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio

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

DESCAUCANO PS Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PS Ratio21x
Fair PS Ration/a

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

Share Price vs Fair Value

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

Below Fair Value: DESCAUCANO (COP5410) is trading above our estimate of fair value (COP3373.2)

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

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 Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A 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 Food, Beverage & Tobacco 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 Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A 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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Past Performance

How has Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: DESCAUCANO is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: DESCAUCANO is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: DESCAUCANO is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 37.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare DESCAUCANO's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: DESCAUCANO is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Food industry (75.2%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: DESCAUCANO has a negative Return on Equity (-1.6%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Stable Cash Runway

  • Forecast Cash Runway

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: DESCAUCANO's short term assets (COP41.6B) exceed its short term liabilities (COP20.7B).

Long Term Liabilities: DESCAUCANO's short term assets (COP41.6B) exceed its long term liabilities (COP3.1B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: DESCAUCANO's net debt to equity ratio (5.2%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: DESCAUCANO's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 16.6% to 5.2% over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable DESCAUCANO has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: DESCAUCANO is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 52.1% per year.

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What is Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A Dividend Yield vs Market
How does Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A dividend yield compare to the market?
SegmentDividend Yield
Company (Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A)n/a
Market Bottom 25% (CO)3.9%
Market Top 25% (CO)12.8%
Industry Average (Food)2.8%
Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A)n/a

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

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

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as DESCAUCANO has not reported any payouts.

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


Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


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

What is the ownership structure of DESCAUCANO?
Owner TypeNumber of SharesOwnership Percentage
Private Companies14,228,99687.1%

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

Top Shareholders

Top 18 shareholders own 100% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
Ingenio La Cabaña SA
12,438,139COP67.3b0%no data
Administradora de Fondos de Pension Porvenir S.A.
Inversiones Agricolas S.A.
752,760COP4.1b0%no data
Grupo Empresarial Mezerhane, Asset Management Arm
604,612COP3.3b0%no data
Financiera Internacional S.A, Asset Management Arm
551,428COP3.0b0%no data
Frigorifico De Pereira S.A.
295,535COP1.6b0%no data
Agropecuaria Desarrollo Ltda.
190,368COP1.0b0%no data
Central Sicarare Ltda.
151,153COP817.7m0%no data
Banco Agrario De Colombia S. A.-Banagrario, Asset Management Arm
151,153COP817.7m0%no data
Bienes E Inversiones S.A. Bisa
128,479COP695.1m0%no data
Ingenio Pichichi S A
106,682COP577.1m0%no data
La Cacica Ltda.
60,461COP327.1m0%no data
Agroince Ltda. Y Cia S.C.A.
60,461COP327.1m0%no data
Corporacion Financiera Colombiana S.A., Asset Management Arm
Constructora De Vivienda Urbana Convivienda Ltda
14,814COP80.1m0%no data
Agropecuaria La Esmeralda SAS
14,273COP77.2m0%no data
Constructora Maha S.A.
12,092COP65.4m0%no data
Caicedo Holguines Y Cia Abogados S.A.
3,779COP20.4m0%no data

Company Information

Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A.
  • Ticker: DESCAUCANO
  • Exchange: BVC
  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Agricultural Products
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Implied Market Cap: Col$88.421b
  • Shares outstanding: 16.34m
  • Website:


  • Alimentos Derivados de la Caña S. A.
  • Calle 23Norte 4N-50
  • 9th Floor
  • Cali
  • Colombia


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
DESCAUCANOBVC (Bolsa de Valores de Colombia)YesOrdinary SharesCOCOPFeb 2002

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/10/01 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/09/30 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.