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Hills

DB:HIQ
Snowflake Description

Imperfect balance sheet with questionable track record.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
HIQ
DB
A$37M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Tech
Company description

Hills Limited provides health, security, surveillance and communication, and audio visual solutions. The last earnings update was 52 days ago. More info.


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  • Hills has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
HIQ Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
8.2%
DB:HIQ
2.1%
DE Electronic
2.3%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
-25.2%
DB:HIQ
-2.2%
DE Electronic
-7.2%
DE Market
HIQ Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Hills (HIQ) 8.2% -5.2% -11.5% -25.2% - -
DE Electronic 2.1% 3.5% 22.1% -2.2% 95% 88.8%
DE Market 2.3% 3.1% 8.8% -7.2% 9.3% 12.3%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • HIQ underperformed the Electronic industry which returned -2.2% over the past year.
  • HIQ underperformed the Market in Germany which returned -7.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility
HIQ
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

HIQ Value

 Is Hills undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for Hills. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is €0.092.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Hills's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Hills's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:HIQ PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in AUD A$0.01
ASX:HIL Share Price ** ASX (2019-04-17) in AUD A$0.16
Germany Electronic Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 14 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 20.96x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 422 Publicly-Listed Companies 19.43x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Hills.

DB:HIQ PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= ASX:HIL Share Price ÷ EPS (both in AUD)

= 0.16 ÷ 0.01

27.08x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Hills is overvalued based on earnings compared to the DE Electronic industry average.
  • Hills is overvalued based on earnings compared to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Hills's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:HIQ PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 27.08x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
Germany Electronic Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 12 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 2x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 272 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.56x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Hills, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Hills's assets?
Raw Data
DB:HIQ PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in AUD A$0.25
ASX:HIL Share Price * ASX (2019-04-17) in AUD A$0.16
Germany Electronic Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 20 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 2.48x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 570 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.87x
DB:HIQ PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= ASX:HIL Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in AUD)

= 0.16 ÷ 0.25

0.63x

* Primary Listing of Hills.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Hills is good value based on assets compared to the DE Electronic industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Hills's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Electronic industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Electronic industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Hills has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

HIQ Future Performance

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

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 Hills 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 Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

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The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
12.7%
Expected Electronic industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Hills expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Hills's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Hills's earnings growth to the Germany market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Hills's revenue growth to the Germany market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:HIQ Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
Germany Electronic Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.7%
Germany Electronic Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.9%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.7%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.8%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
DB:HIQ Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in AUD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:HIQ Past Financials Data
Date (Data in AUD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 268 3 1
2018-09-30 270 7 1
2018-06-30 272 12 0
2018-03-31 274 10 -4
2017-12-31 277 8 -9
2017-09-30 288 4 -8
2017-06-30 298 -1 -8
2017-03-31 310 4 -4
2016-12-31 322 8 1
2016-09-30 325 9 -34
2016-06-30 329 9 -68
2016-03-31 348 -4 -116

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Hills is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Hills is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
DB:HIQ Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Hills Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:HIQ Past Financials Data
Date (Data in AUD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 0.01
2018-09-30 0.00
2018-06-30 0.00
2018-03-31 -0.02
2017-12-31 -0.04
2017-09-30 -0.03
2017-06-30 -0.03
2017-03-31 -0.02
2016-12-31 0.00
2016-09-30 -0.15
2016-06-30 -0.29
2016-03-31 -0.50

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Hills will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Take a look at our analysis of HIQ’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.
  2. Hills's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Tech companies here
  3. Hills's competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess Hills's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Germany market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Germany market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Hills has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

HIQ Past Performance

  How has Hills performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Hills's growth in the last year to its industry (Electronic).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Hills's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Hills has become profitable in the last year making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to the 5-year average.
  • Hills has become profitable in the last year making it difficult to compare the DE Electronic industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Hills's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Hills Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:HIQ Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in AUD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 267.85 1.35 6.73
2018-09-30 269.81 0.85 6.94
2018-06-30 271.78 0.36 7.16
2018-03-31 274.37 -4.27 7.48
2017-12-31 276.96 -8.89 7.80
2017-09-30 287.51 -8.41 7.83
2017-06-30 298.07 -7.93 7.87
2017-03-31 310.07 -3.54 -9.60
2016-12-31 322.07 0.86 -27.06
2016-09-30 325.49 -33.72 -9.27
2016-06-30 328.91 -68.31 8.52
2016-03-31 347.57 -116.11 57.28
2015-12-31 366.22 -163.91 106.05
2015-09-30 398.88 -124.93 121.52
2015-06-30 431.55 -85.95 137.00
2015-03-31 441.69 -35.81 142.16
2014-12-31 451.84 14.32 147.31
2014-09-30 450.56 15.55 143.83
2014-06-30 449.28 16.78 140.34
2014-03-31 460.43 11.46 140.88
2013-12-31 471.58 6.14 141.42
2013-09-30 482.05 -12.76 147.24
2013-06-30 492.52 -31.67 153.07
2012-12-31 168.12 -18.10 -72.24
2012-09-30 321.03 2.58 -36.12
2012-06-30 473.94 23.25

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Hills has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Hills used its assets less efficiently than the DE Electronic industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Hills has become profitable over the past 3 years. This is considered to be a significant improvement in its use of capital (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Hills's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Electronic industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Hills has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

HIQ Health

 How is Hills's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Hills's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Hills is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Hills's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Hills's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 3.4x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Hills Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

DB:HIQ Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in AUD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 61.38 35.28 12.84
2018-09-30 61.38 35.28 12.84
2018-06-30 61.31 32.70 15.78
2018-03-31 61.31 32.70 15.78
2017-12-31 60.00 23.81 8.16
2017-09-30 60.00 23.81 8.16
2017-06-30 60.93 28.69 8.65
2017-03-31 60.93 28.69 8.65
2016-12-31 69.62 34.39 13.52
2016-09-30 69.62 34.39 13.52
2016-06-30 69.08 25.60 3.99
2016-03-31 69.08 25.60 3.99
2015-12-31 68.45 56.07 17.30
2015-09-30 68.45 56.07 17.30
2015-06-30 136.60 51.14 18.88
2015-03-31 136.60 51.14 18.88
2014-12-31 240.69 30.44 31.69
2014-09-30 240.69 30.44 31.69
2014-06-30 245.23 37.56 45.48
2014-03-31 245.23 37.56 45.48
2013-12-31 261.76 84.22 14.87
2013-09-30 261.76 84.22 14.87
2013-06-30 271.02 68.46 61.48
2012-12-31 309.60 109.28 15.01
2012-09-30 309.60 109.28 15.01
2012-06-30 400.96 121.12 24.64
  • Hills's level of debt (57.5%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (32% vs 57.5% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (7.4%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are not well covered by earnings (EBIT is 1.2x annual interest expense, ideally 3x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Hills's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Hills has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

HIQ Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Hills dividends.
If you bought €2,000 of Hills shares you are expected to receive €0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Hills's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Hills's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
DB:HIQ Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Germany Electronic Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 9 Stocks 1.1%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 325 Stocks 3.1%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

DB:HIQ Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in A$) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2016-08-17 0.000 0.000
2016-02-25 0.000 0.000
2015-08-24 0.000 0.000
2015-02-23 0.057 9.254
2014-08-18 0.072 5.725
2014-02-17 0.068 3.911
2013-08-19 0.033 1.822
2013-04-19 0.000 0.000
2012-09-03 0.100 10.146
2012-08-13 0.100 8.341
2012-02-13 0.095 8.790
2011-08-23 0.090 8.252
2010-08-03 0.125 7.627
2010-02-01 0.090 3.758
2009-08-06 0.100 5.162
2009-04-20 0.220 13.456

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Hills has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Hills's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Hills's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Hills has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Hills's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Hills afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Hills has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

HIQ Management

 What is the CEO of Hills's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
David Lenz
COMPENSATION A$423,045
AGE 56
TENURE AS CEO 2.6 years
CEO Bio

Mr. David John Lenz has been the Chief Executive Officer of Hills Limited since September 1, 2016 and has been its Managing Director since February 19, 2018. Mr. Lenz has over 25 years of experience gained through his work in a variety of industry sectors including Telecommunications, Financial Services and IT. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Hills Limited from April 13, 2016 to September 1, 2016 and served as its Head of Key Building Technologies Division until September 1, 2016. He served as Senior Director of Enterprise Technology Group at Ingram Micro Australia Pty Ltd. He manages the Enterprise Technology Group at Ingram Micro and was responsible for the development and execution of Ingram Micros business in this sector. He has been a Director of Hills Limited since February 19, 2018. He served as Director of Asia Pacific Marketing for Novell, Inc. until 2006. He served as the Head of the Technologies Business at Hills Limited until April 13, 2016. He has worked in Information Technology industry with companies such as Hewlett Packard, Novell and SurfControl. In this time, he spent over 4 years working in the Asia Pacific region in particular emerging markets such as India and China which has provided him with an in depth knowledge of Information Technology markets throughout Asia Pacific. He serves as a Director of Hills NZ Limited.

CEO Compensation
  • David's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
  • David's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure of the Hills management team in years:

4.3
Average Tenure
  • The tenure for the Hills management team is about average.
Management Team

David Lenz

TITLE
CEO, MD & Director
COMPENSATION
A$423K
AGE
56
TENURE
2.6 yrs

Chris Jacka

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
A$277K
TENURE
2.4 yrs

David Fox

TITLE
General Counsel & Company Secretary
COMPENSATION
A$321K
TENURE
6.1 yrs

Andy Hall

TITLE
Head of Health

L. Francis

TITLE
Executive Director of Hills & Communications
COMPENSATION
A$304K
TENURE
6.1 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Hills board of directors in years:

2.6
Average Tenure
60
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Hills board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Jennifer Hill-Ling

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
A$160K
AGE
56
TENURE
13.5 yrs

David Lenz

TITLE
CEO, MD & Director
COMPENSATION
A$423K
AGE
56
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Fiona Rosalyn Bennett

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
A$96K
AGE
62
TENURE
8.9 yrs

Philip Bullock

TITLE
Lead Independent Director
COMPENSATION
A$104K
AGE
65
TENURE
2.6 yrs

Ken Dwyer

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
A$88K
AGE
60
TENURE
2.6 yrs

Alan Kinkade

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
TENURE
0.2 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
04. Mar 19 Buy Merchant Funds Management Pty Ltd Company 21. Jan 19 28. Feb 19 5,901,569 €0.11 €672,329
04. Mar 19 Sell Hart Capital Partners, Asset Management Arm Company 01. Feb 18 21. Dec 18 -888,369 €0.12 €-103,373
04. Mar 19 Buy Hart Capital Partners, Asset Management Arm Company 19. Apr 17 04. Mar 19 3,852,033 €0.12 €447,473
02. Oct 18 Buy Kenneth Dwyer Individual 27. Sep 18 27. Sep 18 50,000 €0.11 €5,564
31. Aug 18 Buy Philip Bullock Individual 31. Aug 18 31. Aug 18 100,000 €0.13 €12,244
30. Aug 18 Buy Jennifer Hill-Ling Individual 29. Aug 18 29. Aug 18 100,000 €0.12 €11,847
30. Aug 18 Buy Kenneth Dwyer Individual 29. Aug 18 29. Aug 18 50,000 €0.12 €6,080
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Management checks
We assess Hills's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Hills has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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HIQ Company Info

Description

Hills Limited provides health, security, surveillance and communication, and audio visual solutions. The company designs, supplies, and installs health technology, nurse call, patient entertainment, and related solutions, including security, Wi-Fi, and telephony solutions for the health and aged care sectors. It also provides security, surveillance, and communications technology for homes, hospitals and healthcare facilities, places of learning, entertainment venues, retail spaces, transport and infrastructure, banking and finance, workplaces, and government institutions. In addition, the company offers products and solutions that allow customers to manage access control solutions, alarms and intruder solutions, card access controls, CCTV cameras, video management solutions, wireless and networking solutions, analytics software for facial recognition and people counting solutions, asset management, fire detectors and alarms, antennas, set top boxes, digital TV systems, satellite dishes, and pre and post installation services. Further, it provides audio visual products, such as unified communication, hearing augmentation, professional LCD display, and projector solutions; and professional audio solutions for indoor and outdoor applications, as well as education, infrastructure projects, businesses, sporting venues, healthcare facilities, houses of worship, and enterprise and entertainment venues. The company offers its products in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America. Hills Limited was incorporated in 1957 and is based in Lidcombe, Australia.

Details
Name: Hills Limited
HIQ
Exchange: DB
Founded: 1957
A$23,553,559
231,985,526
Website: http://www.hills.com.au
Address: Hills Limited
Building F,
Unit 1,
Lidcombe,
New South Wales, 2141,
Australia
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
ASX HIL Ordinary Shares Australian Securities Exchange AU AUD 02. Jan 1992
DB HIQ Ordinary Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 02. Jan 1992
CHIA HIL Ordinary Shares Chi-X Australia AU AUD 02. Jan 1992
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
534
Hills employees.
Industry
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Tech
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/18 00:02
End of day share price update: 2019/04/17 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2019/02/25
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/06/30


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