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Executive Summary

Steadfast Group Limited provides general insurance brokerage services Australasia, Asia, and Europe.

Snowflake Analysis

Moderate growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.

Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 1S6 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




DE Insurance


DE Market

1 Year Return




DE Insurance


DE Market

Return vs Industry: 1S6 underperformed the German Insurance industry which returned -8.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 1S6 underperformed the German Market which returned 3.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-6.1%-4.3%-3.6%
30 Day-3.4%-4.8%-2.0%
90 Day13.7%8.5%13.3%
1 Year-9.6%-11.8%-3.3%-8.3%6.0%3.7%
3 Year15.8%7.0%18.2%2.9%1.1%-6.9%
5 Year118.5%89.7%51.9%20.5%7.8%-6.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News

No news available


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


Price to Book (PB) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: 1S6 (€1.99) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€1.75)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 1S6 is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 1S6 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the DE Insurance industry average.

PE vs Market: 1S6 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the German market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 1S6's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 1S6 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.5x) compared to the DE Insurance industry average (1x).

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Future Growth

How is Steadfast Group 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: 1S6 is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.2%).

Earnings vs Market: 1S6 is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: 1S6's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: 1S6's revenue (3.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (5.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: 1S6's revenue (3.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: 1S6's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.8%).

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Past Performance

How has Steadfast Group performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 1S6 is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: 1S6 is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 1S6 is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 4.8% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare 1S6's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: 1S6 is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Insurance industry (10%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: 1S6 has a negative Return on Equity (1.12%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Steadfast Group's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 1S6's short term assets (A$1.4B) exceed its short term liabilities (A$1.2B).

Long Term Liabilities: 1S6's short term assets (A$1.4B) exceed its long term liabilities (A$393.9M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 1S6's debt to equity ratio (61.1%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: 1S6's debt to equity ratio has increased from 22.8% to 61.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 1S6's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (32.2%).

Interest Coverage: 1S6 is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.

Balance Sheet

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What is Steadfast Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: 1S6's dividend (2.66%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.25%).

High Dividend: 1S6's dividend (2.66%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.83%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: 1S6 has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: 1S6's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 6 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: 1S6 is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: 1S6's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (60.2% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Robert Kelly (72 yo)





Mr. Robert Bernard Kelly is the Co-Founder of Steadfast Group Limited and has been its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director since April 18, 1996. Mr. Kelly has over 45 years' experience in the ins ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Robert's total compensation ($USD2.57M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD1.49M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Robert's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.

Leadership Team

Robert Kelly
A$ 6.6m
Stephen Humphrys
Chief Financial Officer7.58yrsAU$1.61m0.047%
A$ 811.6k
Samantha Hollman
Chief Operating Officer3.92yrsAU$1.20m0.027%
A$ 464.1k
Linda Ellis
Group Company Secretary & Corporate Counsel 7.17yrsAU$578.36k0.0073%
A$ 127.9k
Simon Lightbody
Chief Executive Officer of Steadfast Underwriting Agencies5.58yrsAU$1.24m0.17%
A$ 3.0m
Allan Reynolds
Executive General Manager of Asia17.67yrsAU$911.92k0.11%
A$ 1.9m
Duncan A. Ramsay
General Counsel5.08yrsno datano data
Martyn Thompson
Executive General Manager of Corporate Developmentno datano datano data
Peter Roberts
Executive GM of Business Solutions & Company Secretary7.25yrsno datano data
Adrian Humphreys
Executive General Manager of Business Developmentno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: 1S6's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.2 years average tenure).

Board Members

Robert Kelly
A$ 6.6m
Francis Michael O'Halloran
Non-Executive Independent Chairman7.83yrsAU$275.00k0.10%
A$ 1.8m
David Liddy
Non-Executive Deputy Chairman0.58yrAU$170.00k0.018%
A$ 313.3k
Anne O'Driscoll
Non-Executive Independent Director7.08yrsAU$172.50k0.020%
A$ 342.0k
Gai McGrath
Non-Executive Independent Director2.17yrsAU$150.00k0.0057%
A$ 99.8k
Philip Purcell
Non-Executive Independent Director7.5yrsAU$150.00k0.012%
A$ 212.0k
Gregory Rynenberg
Non-Executive Independent Director22yrsAU$150.00k0.12%
A$ 2.1m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: 1S6's board of directors are considered experienced (7.5 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.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 9%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Steadfast Group Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Steadfast Group Limited
  • Ticker: 1S6
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Insurance Brokers
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Market Cap: AU$2.880b
  • Listing Market Cap: AU$1.745b
  • Shares outstanding: 859.80m
  • Website: https://www.steadfast.com.au


  • Steadfast Group Limited
  • 99 Bathurst Street
  • Level 4
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • 2000
  • Australia


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SDFASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDAug 2013
1S6DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURAug 2013
SDFCHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDAug 2013


Steadfast Group Limited provides general insurance brokerage services Australasia, Asia, and Europe. It also provides insurance underwriting services and related services. The company operates a network of ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/02 21:21
End of Day Share Price2020/07/31 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/06/30

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.