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BGFD

Baillie Gifford Japan TrustLSE:BGFD Stock Report

Last Price

UK£8.80

Market Cap

UK£830.1m

7D

-6.0%

1Y

-17.8%

Updated

19 Jan, 2022

Data

Company Financials
BGFD fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation3/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health4/6
Dividends0/6

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

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Baillie Gifford Japan Trust
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£8.80
52 Week HighUK£11.36
52 Week LowUK£8.72
Beta0.80
1 Month Change-9.56%
3 Month Change-10.11%
1 Year Change-17.76%
3 Year Change21.72%
5 Year Change48.77%
Change since IPO688.53%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

BGFDGB Capital MarketsGB Market
7D-6.0%-1.4%-1.0%
1Y-17.8%-3.0%8.3%

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.

Price Volatility

Is BGFD's price volatile compared to industry and market?
BGFD volatility
BGFD Average Weekly Movement2.8%
Capital Markets Industry Average Movement4.1%
Market Average Movement5.0%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.7%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.5%

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

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
1981n/an/ahttps://www.bailliegifford.com/en/uk/individual-investors/funds/baillie-gifford-japan-trust/about-the-trust/

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

How do Baillie Gifford Japan Trust's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
BGFD fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£830.09m
Earnings (TTM)UK£160.66m
Revenue (TTM)UK£164.99m

5.2x

P/E Ratio

5.0x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
BGFD income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£164.99m
Cost of RevenueUK£0
Gross ProfitUK£164.99m
ExpensesUK£4.33m
EarningsUK£160.66m

Last Reported Earnings

Aug 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)1.70
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin97.38%
Debt/Equity Ratio14.9%

How did BGFD perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

0.7%

Current Dividend Yield

3%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

Is Baillie Gifford Japan Trust undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

5.17x

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).

Future Growth

How is Baillie Gifford Japan Trust forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

9.0%

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.

Past Performance

How has Baillie Gifford Japan Trust performed over the past 5 years?

1.8%

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.

Financial Health

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).


Balance Sheet

Dividend

What is Baillie Gifford Japan Trust current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.68%

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.

Management

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

15.5yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Baillie Gifford Japan Trust has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


Board Members

Experienced Board: BGFD's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 15.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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Key Information


Location

  • The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC
  • Calton Square
  • 1 Greenside Row
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian
  • EH1 3AN
  • United Kingdom

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Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/19 21:11
End of Day Share Price2022/01/19 00:00
Earnings2021/08/31
Annual Earnings2021/08/31


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.