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Canaf Investments

Executive Summary

Canaf Investments Inc., together with its subsidiaries, processes anthracite coal into de-volatized (calcined) anthracite in South Africa.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record.

Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




DE Metals and Mining


DE Market

1 Year Return




DE Metals and Mining


DE Market

Return vs Industry: 3CF exceeded the German Metals and Mining industry which returned -18% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 3CF exceeded the German Market which returned 8.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day60.6%4.1%-1.4%
30 Day47.2%6.4%-1.2%
90 Day130.4%25.2%12.6%
1 Year20.5%20.5%-13.0%-13.6%10.4%8.0%
3 Year-32.1%-32.1%-59.6%-60.9%4.7%-3.7%
5 Year-32.1%-32.1%-50.9%-53.4%15.9%0.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is Canaf Investments 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: 3CF (€0.03) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€0)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 3CF is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 3CF is good value based on its PE Ratio (4.9x) compared to the XE Metals and Mining industry average (11.9x).

PE vs Market: 3CF is good value based on its PE Ratio (4.9x) compared to the German market (21.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 3CF's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 3CF is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the DE Metals and Mining industry average (3.4x).

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Future Growth

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


Forecasted Materials 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 Canaf Investments 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.

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Past Performance

How has Canaf Investments performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 3CF has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 3CF's current net profit margins (3.6%) are higher than last year (2.7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 3CF's earnings have grown significantly by 24.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 3CF's earnings growth over the past year (73.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (24.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: 3CF earnings growth over the past year (73.5%) exceeded the Metals and Mining industry -0.2%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: 3CF's Return on Equity (18.7%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Canaf Investments's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 3CF's short term assets ($2.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($526.6K).

Long Term Liabilities: 3CF has no long term liabilities.

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 3CF is debt free.

Reducing Debt: 3CF has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 59.5%.

Debt Coverage: 3CF has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: 3CF has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet

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

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate 3CF's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate 3CF'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 3CF's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

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

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


Average board tenure


Christopher Way





Mr. Christopher Robert Way has been the President of Canaf Investments Inc. (formerly known as Canaf Group Inc.) since June 14, 2011 and its Chief Executive Officer since June 2011. Mr. Way served as a Con ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Christopher's total compensation ($USD114.17K) is below average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD475.35K).

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

Board Members

Christopher Way
$ 249.4k
Rebecca Williams
CFO & Director2.08yrsUS$25.35kno data
David Way
Independent Chairman of the Board9.17yrsUS$72.61k6.22%
$ 93.8k
Peter Wassenaar
Independent Non Executive Director1.08yrsUS$1.48kno data


Average Tenure

Experienced Board: 3CF's board of directors are considered experienced (5.6 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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: Canaf Investments Inc.
  • Ticker: 3CF
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Steel
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: CA$2.371m
  • Listing Market Cap: CA$1.508m
  • Shares outstanding: 47.43m
  • Website: https://www.canafinvestments.com


  • Canaf Investments Inc.
  • 1100-1111 Melville Street
  • Vancouver
  • British Columbia
  • V6E 3V6
  • Canada


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CAFTSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADSep 1997
3CFDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURSep 1997
CAFZ.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDSep 1997


Canaf Investments Inc., together with its subsidiaries, processes anthracite coal into de-volatized (calcined) anthracite in South Africa. The company offers calcined anthracite to steel and ferromanganese ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/05 21:44
End of Day Share Price2020/08/05 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/10/31

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.