Benesse Holdings, Inc. engages in the education, language, lifestyles, senior and nursing care, and other related businesses.
Excellent balance sheet with proven track record.
Share Price & News
How has Benesse Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BE8's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
DE Consumer Services
1 Year Return
DE Consumer Services
Return vs Industry: BE8 exceeded the German Consumer Services industry which returned 5.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BE8 exceeded the German Market which returned -3.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Benesse Holdings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Benesse Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: BE8 (€26.8) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€20.95)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BE8 is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BE8 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (49.5x) compared to the Consumer Services industry average (15.2x).
PE vs Market: BE8 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (49.5x) compared to the German market (18.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BE8 is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BE8 is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the XE Consumer Services industry average (2.7x).
How is Benesse Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BE8's forecast earnings growth (10.3% per year) is above the savings rate (0.2%).
Earnings vs Market: BE8's earnings (10.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (21.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: BE8's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: BE8's revenue (2.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (5.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BE8's revenue (2.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: BE8's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.3%).
How has Benesse Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BE8 has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BE8's current net profit margins (1.4%) are higher than last year (1.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BE8 has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 48.3% per year.
Accelerating Growth: BE8's earnings growth over the past year (27.8%) is below its 5-year average (48.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: BE8 earnings growth over the past year (27.8%) exceeded the Consumer Services industry 20.8%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: BE8's Return on Equity (4.2%) is considered low.
How is Benesse Holdings's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BE8's short term assets (¥273.4B) exceed its short term liabilities (¥177.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: BE8's short term assets (¥273.4B) exceed its long term liabilities (¥164.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BE8's debt to equity ratio (19.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: BE8's debt to equity ratio has increased from 14.7% to 19.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BE8's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (123.4%).
Interest Coverage: BE8's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.5x coverage).
What is Benesse Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: BE8's dividend (1.55%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.35%).
High Dividend: BE8's dividend (1.55%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (4.05%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BE8's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: BE8's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (76.6%), BE8'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.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Tamotsu Adachi (66yo)
Mr. Tamotsu Adachi has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at Benesse Holdings, Inc. since October 2016. Mr. Adachi serves as the Senior Advisor to the Japan buyout advisory team at The Carlyle ...
|President||3.58yrs||no data||0.071% ¥1.9m|
|Chief Human Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Director||0.92yr||no data||0.027% ¥715.6k|
|Executive VP & Representative Director||7.92yrs||no data||0.0083% ¥220.1k|
|Corporate Executive VP||3.92yrs||no data||0.0021% ¥55.2k|
|Corporate Executive VP||2.92yrs||no data||0.0021% ¥55.2k|
|Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member||0.92yr||no data||0.0021% ¥55.2k|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||3.92yrs||no data||0.0021% ¥55.2k|
|Outside Independent Director||4.92yrs||no data||0.0021% ¥55.2k|
|Independent Outside Director||5.92yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: BE8's board of directors are considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Benesse Holdings, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Benesse Holdings, Inc.
- Ticker: BE8
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1955
- Industry: Education Services
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Market Cap: JP¥311.228b
- Listing Market Cap: JP¥2.652b
- Shares outstanding: 96.36m
- Website: https://www.benesse-hd.co.jp/ja
Number of Employees
- Benesse Holdings, Inc.
- 3-7-17 Minamigata
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BE8||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Nov 1995|
|9783||TSE (The Tokyo Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||JP||JPY||Nov 1995|
|BSEF.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Nov 1995|
|BSEF.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||UNS ADR REP 1 SH||US||USD||Oct 2008|
Benesse Holdings, Inc. engages in the education, language, lifestyles, senior and nursing care, and other related businesses. The company offers Shinkenzemi correspondence courses, Shinken simulated exams, student pocketbooks, magazines, and general publications; individual tuitions; and advertising services. It also operates schools and prep schools; creates university information magazines; plans, edits, produces, distributes, and sells study materials; sells learning aids; researches and develops cultural goods; supports overseas study; global leadership training; and introduction and temp staffing of nurses and human resources trained in nursing care, as well as produces, distributes, and sells software. In addition, the company is involved in the logistics and data processing of tests and teaching materials for schools; general trading and quality assurance related to educational equipment, toys, and other items; and rights management of music publications, as well as engages in the English school/international pre-school/English lesson activities for kindergarten and nursery school. Further, it provides career development and career educational support; senior citizen welfare; nursing-care business support and personnel services; and food delivery services for seniors. Additionally, the company rents, sells, and repairs simultaneous interpreting equipment; personnel service; and provides interpretation, translation, and language instruction services. It offers nursing care consulting; computer information processing, maintenance, and consulting work in the area of information system and security; insurance agency; office operational management, outsourcing, and support; and welfare services for challenged persons, as well as operates and manages hotels and campsites. The company was formerly known as Benesse Corporation and changed its name to Benesse Holdings, Inc. in 2009. Benesse Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Okayama, Japan.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/05/26 05:45|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/05/25 00:00|
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