AAS Stock Overview
Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC operates as an investment trust that invests in a portfolio of smaller companies in Japan, Asia, and Australasia.
abrdn Asia Focus Competitors
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£2.54|
|52 Week High||UK£3.04|
|52 Week Low||UK£2.44|
|1 Month Change||-2.87%|
|3 Month Change||-2.12%|
|1 Year Change||-1.17%|
|3 Year Change||15.23%|
|5 Year Change||16.82%|
|Change since IPO||1,277.72%|
Recent News & Updates
|AAS||GB Capital Markets||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: AAS exceeded the UK Capital Markets industry which returned -19% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AAS exceeded the UK Market which returned -8% over the past year.
|AAS Average Weekly Movement||3.7%|
|Capital Markets Industry Average Movement||4.2%|
|Market Average Movement||5.4%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.7%|
Stable Share Price: AAS is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AAS's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC operates as an investment trust that invests in a portfolio of smaller companies in Japan, Asia, and Australasia. The trust invests in companies operating in various sectors, including auto components; beverages; chemicals; commercial banks; containers and packaging; diversified financial services; food and staples retailing; hotels, restaurants, and leisure; industrial conglomerates; multiline retail; paper and forest products; real estate; and transportation infrastructure. The company was formerly known as Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC.
abrdn Asia Focus Fundamentals Summary
|AAS fundamental statistics|
Is AAS overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|AAS income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£0|
Last Reported Earnings
Jan 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.49|
|Net Profit Margin||87.82%|
How did AAS perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.6%Current Dividend Yield
Is abrdn Asia Focus undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 3/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: AAS (£2.54) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£1.59)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AAS is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AAS is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (5.2x) compared to the UK Capital Markets industry average (9.1x).
PE vs Market: AAS is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (5.2x) compared to the UK market (14.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AAS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AAS is good value based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (0.8x) compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average (1.1x).
How is abrdn Asia Focus forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted Diversified Financials 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 abrdn Asia Focus 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.
How has abrdn Asia Focus performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score4/6
Past Performance Score 4/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AAS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: AAS's current net profit margins (87.8%) are higher than last year (85.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AAS's earnings have grown by 6.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AAS's earnings growth over the past year (52.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (6.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: AAS earnings growth over the past year (52.7%) underperformed the Capital Markets industry 57.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: AAS's Return on Equity (15.8%) is considered low.
How is abrdn Asia Focus's financial position?
Financial Health Score3/6
Financial Health Score 3/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AAS's short term assets (£4.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (£2.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: AAS's short term assets (£4.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£70.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AAS's net debt to equity ratio (12.7%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: AAS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 9.7% to 13.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AAS's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (6.2%).
Interest Coverage: AAS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (41.1x coverage).
What is abrdn Asia Focus's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 3/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: AAS's dividend (2.6%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.88%).
High Dividend: AAS's dividend (2.6%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.98%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: AAS's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: AAS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (12.7%), AAS's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (253.8%), AAS's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
abrdn Asia Focus has no CEO, or we have no data on them.
Experienced Board: AAS's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12 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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
abrdn Asia Focus plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: abrdn Asia Focus plc
- Ticker: AAS
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1995
- Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Implied Market Cap: UK£397.877m
- Shares outstanding: 156.95m
- Website: https://www.asia-focus.co.uk
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Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/06/16 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/06/16 00:00|
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.