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Arab CeramicCASE:CERA Stock Report

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25 Oct, 2021


Company Financials
CERA fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health4/6

CERA Overview

The Arab Ceramic Co. produces and sells sanitary wares and faience tiles in Egypt.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Arab Ceramic
Historical stock prices
Current Share Priceج.م3.33
52 Week Highج.م2.08
52 Week Lowج.م9.49
1 Month Change-37.64%
3 Month Change-26.16%
1 Year Change26.14%
3 Year Change135.81%
5 Year Change78.62%
Change since IPO1,176.52%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

CERAEG BuildingEG Market

Return vs Industry: CERA matched the EG Building industry which returned 26.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CERA exceeded the EG Market which returned 12.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CERA's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CERA volatility
CERA Beta0.76
Industry Beta0.52
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: CERA is more volatile than 75% of EG stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 11% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CERA's weekly volatility (11%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of EG stocks.

About the Company

1975n/aSalah Saudi

The Arab Ceramic Co. produces and sells sanitary wares and faience tiles in Egypt. It trades in, distributes, imports, and export sanitary ware, tiles, ceramics, porcelain, marble and accessories, and other products. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Giza, Egypt.

Arab Ceramic Fundamentals Summary

How do Arab Ceramic's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CERA fundamental statistics
Market Capج.م670.23m
Earnings (TTM)ج.م54.01m
Revenue (TTM)ج.م707.35m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CERA income statement (TTM)
Cost of Revenueج.م611.16m
Gross Profitج.م96.19m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.30
Gross Margin13.60%
Net Profit Margin7.64%
Debt/Equity Ratio64.7%

How did CERA perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison


Is Arab Ceramic undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CERA (EGP3.33) is trading below our estimate of fair value (EGP7.87)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CERA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (11.1x) compared to the African Building industry average (10.4x).

PE vs Market: CERA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (11.1x) compared to the EG market (8.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CERA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the XF Building industry average (1.6x).

Future Growth

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


Forecasted Capital Goods 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 Arab Ceramic 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.

Past Performance

How has Arab Ceramic performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CERA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CERA's current net profit margins (7.6%) are higher than last year (1.2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CERA's earnings have declined by 0.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CERA's earnings growth over the past year (482.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (-0.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CERA earnings growth over the past year (482.2%) exceeded the Building industry 6.6%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: CERA's Return on Equity (16.6%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Arab Ceramic's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CERA's short term assets (EGP396.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (EGP249.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: CERA's short term assets (EGP396.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (EGP149.6M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CERA's debt to equity ratio (64.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CERA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 33.7% to 64.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CERA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (67.5%).

Interest Coverage: CERA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.2x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Arab Ceramic current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CERA's dividend payments have been increasing.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: CERA is not paying a notable dividend for the EG market.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CERA's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the EG market.

Next Steps


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


Average board tenure


Salah Saudi

no data


Mr. Salah Mohammad Fatahallah Al Saudi serves as President of The Board and Managing Director at Arab Ceramics Company.

Board Members

Experienced Board: CERA's board of directors are considered experienced (6.5 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.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

The Arab Ceramic Co.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: The Arab Ceramic Co.
  • Ticker: CERA
  • Exchange: CASE
  • Founded: 1975
  • Industry: Building Products
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: ج.م670.234m
  • Shares outstanding: 179.69m


  • The Arab Ceramic Co.
  • 4 1 Michel Bakhoum Street
  • Dokki
  • Giza
  • Egypt


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/10/25 16:46
End of Day Share Price2021/10/25 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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.