Creative Technology Ltd, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes digital entertainment products worldwide.
Adequate balance sheet with weak fundamentals.
Share Price & News
How has Creative Technology's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CTL's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CTL underperformed the German Tech industry which returned 17.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CTL underperformed the German Market which returned 15.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Creative Technology's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Creative Technology 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: Insufficient data to calculate CTL's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate CTL's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CTL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Tech industry average.
PE vs Market: CTL 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 CTL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CTL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the XE Tech industry average (1.3x).
How is Creative Technology forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Tech 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 Creative Technology 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.
- Examine Creative Technology's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
- Creative Technology competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
- Explore growth companies in the Tech industry.
How has Creative Technology performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CTL is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: CTL is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CTL is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 54.7% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare CTL's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: CTL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Tech industry (-8.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CTL has a negative Return on Equity (-1.25%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Creative Technology's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CTL's short term assets ($122.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($22.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: CTL's short term assets ($122.0M) exceed its long term liabilities ($13.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CTL is debt free.
Reducing Debt: CTL has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Inventory Level: CTL has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CTL's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are -1.3741045413061E+17x debt).
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: Insufficient data to determine if CTL has enough cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if CTL has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.
What is Creative Technology's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CTL's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CTL'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 CTL's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CTL's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: CTL is not paying a notable dividend for the German market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CTL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Wong Hoo Sim (64yo)
Mr. Wong Hoo Sim founded Creative Technology Ltd., in 1981 and has been its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1981. Mr. Sim serves as the Chairman of US-based THX Ltd., well known for setting soun ...
|Founder||39.1yrs||no data||33.06% $44.8m|
|Lead Independent & Non-Executive Director||5.5yrs||US$60.00k||0.078% $105.9k|
|Independent & Non-Executive Director||14.7yrs||US$60.00k||3.05% $4.1m|
|Independent & Non-Executive Director||10.7yrs||US$60.00k||0.064% $86.7k|
Experienced Board: CTL's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.7 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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.1%.
Creative Technology Ltd's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Creative Technology Ltd
- Ticker: CTL
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1981
- Industry: Technology Hardware, Storage and Peripherals
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: S$204.150m
- Listing Market Cap: S$135.601m
- Shares outstanding: 70.40m
- Website: https://www.creative.com
- Creative Technology Ltd
- 31 International Business Park
- No. 03-01 Creative Resource
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CREA.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Aug 1992|
|CTL||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Aug 1992|
|C76||SGX (Singapore Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||SG||SGD||Aug 1992|
Creative Technology Ltd, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes digital entertainment products worldwide. The company primarily offers digitized sound and video boards, computers, and related multimedia and personal digital entertainment products. It also provides amplifiers, speakers, sound cards, gaming headsets, headphones, peripherals, accessories, software products, sound blasters, mice and keyboards, and others. In addition, the company offers multimedia solutions for personal computers and personal digital entertainment products. It markets its products and solutions to consumers and system integrators through a distribution network, including traditional marketing channels, original equipment manufacturers, and the Internet. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Singapore.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/19 20:55|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/19 00:00|
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