BST:IFE

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

iFresh Inc. operates a network of grocery supermarket chains in the north-eastern United States.


Snowflake Analysis

Weak fundamentals or lack of information.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: IFE's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.6%

IFE

0.5%

DE Consumer Retailing

-0.9%

DE Market


1 Year Return

-54.9%

IFE

2.8%

DE Consumer Retailing

12.8%

DE Market

Return vs Industry: IFE underperformed the German Consumer Retailing industry which returned 2.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: IFE underperformed the German Market which returned 12.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

IFEIndustryMarket
7 Day1.6%0.5%-0.9%
30 Day-10.3%1.7%-0.4%
90 Day6.1%2.0%2.3%
1 Year-54.9%-54.9%6.9%2.8%16.3%12.8%
3 Year-98.0%-98.0%9.1%-1.8%15.8%5.7%
5 Yearn/a9.6%-7.2%19.7%3.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

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


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether iFresh is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as iFresh has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of IFE’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don’t know where to start, we recommend reading through iFresh regulatory filings.
  • Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Consumer Retailing industry.

Future Growth

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

17.9%

Forecasted Consumer Retailing 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 iFresh 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.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of IFE’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • iFresh competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Consumer Retailing industry.

Past Performance

How has iFresh performed over the past 5 years?

-82.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: IFE is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: IFE is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: IFE is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -82.1% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: IFE is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Retailing industry (2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: IFE's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is iFresh's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: IFE has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: IFE has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: IFE has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: IFE's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: IFE has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: IFE has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets) therefore debt is not covered by short term assets.


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: IFE has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: IFE has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -54% each year


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Dividend

What is iFresh's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate IFE's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if IFE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

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


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Management

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

3.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Long Deng (50yo)

3yrs

Tenure

US$691,400

Compensation

Mr. Long Deng has been Executive Chairman, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of iFresh Inc. since February 10, 2017 and seres as its President. Mr. Deng is the founder of NYM and has serv ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Long's total compensation ($USD691.40K) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD413.13K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Long Deng
Executive Chairman3yrsUS$691.40k8.23% $598.5k
Lilly Deng
VP of Legal & Finance and Director3yrsUS$130.00k0.081% $5.9k
Shawn Ren
Administration Manager0yrsno datano data
Richard Xu
Vice President of Investor Relations3yrsno datano data
Bert Weil
Co-Chief Restructuring Officer0.8yrsno datano data
Marjorie Henrich
Co-Chief Restructuring Officer0.8yrsno datano data

3.0yrs

Average Tenure

50yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: IFE's management team is considered experienced (3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Long Deng
Executive Chairman3yrsUS$691.40k8.23% $598.5k
Lilly Deng
VP of Legal & Finance and Director3yrsUS$130.00k0.081% $5.9k
Harvey Leibowitz
Independent Director1.8yrsUS$6.90kno data
Mark Fang
Director0.6yrsUS$6.90k0.033% $2.4k
Jay Walder
Director0.6yrsUS$6.90kno data
Xianhai Huang
Director0.4yrsno datano data
Xing Xie
Director0.4yrsno datano data
Baofeng Pan
Director0.4yrsno datano data
Haotian Wu
Director0.4yrsno datano data
Weixiang Jiang
Director0.4yrsno datano data

0.5yrs

Average Tenure

54yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: IFE's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 19%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: iFresh Inc.
  • Ticker: IFE
  • Exchange: BST
  • Founded: 1995
  • Industry: Food Retail
  • Sector: Consumer Retailing
  • Market Cap: US$7.902m
  • Listing Market Cap: US$7.274m
  • Shares outstanding: 18.37m
  • Website: https://www.ifreshmarket.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • iFresh Inc.
  • 2-39 54th Avenue
  • Long Island City
  • New York
  • 11101
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
IFMKNasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDFeb 2017
IFEBST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURFeb 2017

Biography

iFresh Inc. operates a network of grocery supermarket chains in the north-eastern United States. The company’s chains provide vegetables, seafood, meat, fruits, snacks, seasonings, and other products. It also distributes rice and rice products, and seasonings and spices, as well as assortment of noodles, frozen vegetables, frozen dumplings, and frozen seafood under the Family Elephant, Feiyan, Green Acre, Golden Smell, Redolent, ShuangDeng /Double Lantern, SeaStar, and I FRESH brands. As of February 10, 2020, the company operated 9 retail supermarkets and 2 in-house wholesale businesses. It offers its products through online shopping and delivery service for customers in suburban areas. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Long Island City, New York. iFresh Inc. is a subsidiary of HK Xu Ding Co, Limited. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/23 23:55
End of Day Share Price2020/02/21 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/03/31


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.