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China Resources Gas Group

Executive Summary

China Resources Gas Group Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the sale of liquefied gas and connection of gas pipelines in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong.


Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer with adequate balance sheet.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: LGX1 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.4%

LGX1

-6.2%

DE Gas Utilities

-5.7%

DE Market


1 Year Return

26.5%

LGX1

0.8%

DE Gas Utilities

6.1%

DE Market

Return vs Industry: LGX1 exceeded the German Gas Utilities industry which returned 0.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LGX1 exceeded the German Market which returned 6.1% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

LGX1IndustryMarket
7 Day-0.4%-6.2%-5.7%
30 Day-5.2%-2.9%-5.7%
90 Day-7.5%0.7%-3.6%
1 Year29.3%26.5%5.6%0.8%9.3%6.1%
3 Year76.0%66.1%41.8%22.7%8.9%-0.7%
5 Year122.4%103.9%46.7%9.7%13.6%-2.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is China Resources Gas Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

43.0%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: LGX1 (€4.72) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€8.28)

Significantly Below Fair Value: LGX1 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LGX1 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.5x) compared to the Gas Utilities industry average (16.5x).

PE vs Market: LGX1 is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.5x) compared to the German market (20.2x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: LGX1 is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LGX1 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.5x) compared to the XE Gas Utilities industry average (1.3x).


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Future Growth

How is China Resources Gas Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 22 analysts?

9.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LGX1's forecast earnings growth (9.5% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).

Earnings vs Market: LGX1's earnings (9.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (13% per year).

High Growth Earnings: LGX1's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: LGX1's revenue (10% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LGX1's revenue (10% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: LGX1's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (15.2%).


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Past Performance

How has China Resources Gas Group performed over the past 5 years?

13.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LGX1 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: LGX1's current net profit margins (8.5%) are lower than last year (9.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LGX1's earnings have grown by 13.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: LGX1's earnings growth over the past year (13%) is below its 5-year average (13.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: LGX1 earnings growth over the past year (13%) exceeded the Gas Utilities industry 10.6%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: LGX1's Return on Equity (18.3%) is considered low.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is China Resources Gas Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LGX1's short term assets (HK$28.1B) do not cover its short term liabilities (HK$37.0B).

Long Term Liabilities: LGX1's short term assets (HK$28.1B) exceed its long term liabilities (HK$7.8B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LGX1's debt to equity ratio (40.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: LGX1's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 72.7% to 40.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LGX1's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (52.5%).

Interest Coverage: LGX1's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (46.2x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: LGX1 has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: LGX1's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2x debt).


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Dividend

What is China Resources Gas Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.91%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company1.9%marketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.8%industryaverage5.2%forecastin3Years2.8%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: LGX1's dividend (1.91%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.43%).

High Dividend: LGX1's dividend (1.91%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.8%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: LGX1's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: LGX1's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (35.5%), LGX1's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: LGX1's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (43.6% payout ratio).


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Management

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

4.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Baofeng Shi (46yo)

1.3yrs

Tenure

HK$15,490,186

Compensation

Mr. Baofeng Shi has been Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at China Resources Gas Group Limited since November 28, 2018. Mr. Shi is currently the Chief Executive Officer of China Resources Gas ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Baofeng's total compensation ($USD1.99M) is below average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD4.53M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Baofeng's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Baofeng Shi
CEO & Executive Director1.3yrsHK$15.49mno data
Bin Ge
Vice Chairman6yrsHK$4.36mno data
Joshua Li
Chief Financial Officer2.4yrsno datano data
Likun Zhu
Senior Vice President of China Resources Gas (Holdings) Limited6yrsno datano data
Xuwen Qin
Senior Vice President of China Resources Gas (Holdings) Limited6yrsno datano data
Cheng Jie
Senior Vice President of China Resources Gas (Holdings) Limited6yrsno datano data
Chi Lo
Secretary2.4yrsno datano data

4.2yrs

Average Tenure

52yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: LGX1's management team is considered experienced (4.2 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Baofeng Shi
CEO & Executive Director1.3yrsHK$15.49mno data
Bin Ge
Vice Chairman6yrsHK$4.36mno data
Hon To Yu
Independent Non-Executive Director7.2yrsHK$180.00kno data
Ying Chen
Non-Executive Director7.7yrsno datano data
Tak Wong
Independent Non-Executive Director22.1yrsHK$180.00kno data
Chuandong Wang
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board7.7yrsno datano data
Yan Wang
Non-Executive Director5.5yrsno datano data
Yu Chuan Yang
Independent Non-Executive Director1.5yrsHK$74.00kno data
Shiqing Jing
Non-Executive Director1.5yrsno datano data
Suet Fei Wan
Non-Executive Director1.5yrsno datano data

5.8yrs

Average Tenure

51.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: LGX1's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

China Resources Gas Group Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: China Resources Gas Group Limited
  • Ticker: LGX1
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Market Cap: HK$89.517b
  • Listing Market Cap: HK$10.561b
  • Shares outstanding: 2.22b
  • Website: https://www.crcgas.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • China Resources Gas Group Limited
  • China Resources Building
  • Room 1901-02
  • Wanchai
  • Hong Kong

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LGX1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURNov 1994
1193SEHK (The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd.)YesOrdinary SharesHKHKDNov 1994
1193SHSC (Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited - Shanghai - Hong Kong Stock Connect)YesOrdinary SharesHKHKDNov 1994
1193SZSC (The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong - Shenzhen - Hong Kong Stock Connect)YesOrdinary SharesHKHKDNov 1994
CRGG.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDNov 1994
CGAS.YOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)UNSPONSORED ADRUSUSDAug 2012

Biography

China Resources Gas Group Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the sale of liquefied gas and connection of gas pipelines in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong. It operates through Sale and Distribution of Gas Fuel and Related Products, Gas Connection, Sale of Gas Appliances, Design and Construction Services, and Gas Stations segments. The company sells natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas for residential, commercial, and industrial use; and constructs gas pipelines networks under gas connection contracts. It also sells gas appliances and related products; and gas fuel in natural gas filling stations, as well as provides design, construction, consultancy, and management services for gas connection projects. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 248 city gas projects in 22 provinces of in the People’s Republic of China. The company is headquartered in Wanchai, Hong Kong, and is considered a Red Chip company due to its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. China Resources Gas Group Limited is a subsidiary of CRH (Gas) Limited. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/25 20:57
End of Day Share Price2020/02/25 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.