BGFD Stock Overview
The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Baillie Gifford & Co Ltd.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£8.80|
|52 Week High||UK£11.36|
|52 Week Low||UK£8.72|
|1 Month Change||-9.56%|
|3 Month Change||-10.11%|
|1 Year Change||-17.76%|
|3 Year Change||21.72%|
|5 Year Change||48.77%|
|Change since IPO||688.53%|
Recent News & Updates
|BGFD||GB Capital Markets||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: BGFD underperformed the UK Capital Markets industry which returned -1.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BGFD underperformed the UK Market which returned 8.3% over the past year.
|BGFD Average Weekly Movement||2.8%|
|Capital Markets Industry Average Movement||4.1%|
|Market Average Movement||5.0%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.5%|
Stable Share Price: BGFD is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: BGFD's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Baillie Gifford & Co Ltd. It is co-managed by Baillie Gifford & Co. The fund invests in the public equity markets of Japan. It seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors.
Baillie Gifford Japan Trust Fundamentals Summary
|BGFD fundamental statistics|
Is BGFD overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|BGFD income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£0|
Last Reported Earnings
Aug 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||1.70|
|Net Profit Margin||97.38%|
How did BGFD perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
0.7%Current Dividend Yield
Is Baillie Gifford Japan Trust undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: BGFD (£8.8) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£7.02)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BGFD is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BGFD is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.2x) compared to the UK Capital Markets industry average (10.9x).
PE vs Market: BGFD is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.2x) compared to the UK market (19.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate BGFD's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BGFD is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average (1.7x).
How is Baillie Gifford Japan Trust forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
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 Baillie Gifford Japan Trust 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 Baillie Gifford Japan Trust performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BGFD has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BGFD's current net profit margins (97.4%) are higher than last year (93.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BGFD's earnings have grown by 1.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BGFD's earnings growth over the past year (242.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (1.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: BGFD earnings growth over the past year (242.2%) exceeded the Capital Markets industry 66.7%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: BGFD's Return on Equity (16.8%) is considered low.
How is Baillie Gifford Japan Trust's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BGFD's short term assets (£46.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (£2.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: BGFD's short term assets (£46.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£142.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BGFD's net debt to equity ratio (10.2%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: BGFD's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 17.7% to 14.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BGFD's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (4.7%).
Interest Coverage: BGFD's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (77.6x coverage).
What is Baillie Gifford Japan Trust current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: BGFD's dividend (0.68%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.41%).
High Dividend: BGFD's dividend (0.68%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.06%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BGFD is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: BGFD is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: BGFD is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of BGFD's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Baillie Gifford Japan Trust has no CEO, or we have no data on them.
Experienced Board: BGFD's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 15.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: BGFD insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2%.
The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC
- Ticker: BGFD
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1981
- Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Implied Market Cap: UK£830.088m
- Shares outstanding: 94.33m
- Website: https://www.bailliegifford.com/en/uk/individual-investors/funds/baillie-gifford-japan-trust/about-the-trust/
- The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC
- Calton Square
- 1 Greenside Row
- EH1 3AN
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/19 21:11|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/19 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.