AIM:BLVN

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Executive Summary

Bowleven plc engages in the exploration and appraisal of oil and gas properties in Africa. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.


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Share Price & News

How has Bowleven's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-3.1%

BLVN

-3.0%

GB Oil and Gas

-1.9%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-65.1%

BLVN

-45.8%

GB Oil and Gas

-16.2%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: BLVN underperformed the UK Oil and Gas industry which returned -44.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BLVN underperformed the UK Market which returned -14.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

BLVNIndustryMarket
7 Day-3.1%-3.0%-1.9%
30 Day-5.9%-5.7%0.7%
90 Day-6.8%-18.3%-4.8%
1 Year-65.1%-65.1%-42.9%-45.8%-13.0%-16.2%
3 Year-77.8%-88.4%-26.5%-36.5%-9.4%-20.6%
5 Year-73.0%-85.9%-3.5%-23.6%13.5%-12.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Bowleven's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

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

0.094x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate BLVN's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate BLVN's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BLVN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the GB Oil and Gas industry average.

PE vs Market: BLVN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BLVN is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.1x) compared to the GB Oil and Gas industry average (0.7x).


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Future Growth

How is Bowleven forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

50.4%

Forecasted Energy 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 Bowleven 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.


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Past Performance

How has Bowleven performed over the past 5 years?

24.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BLVN is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: BLVN is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BLVN is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 24.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare BLVN's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: BLVN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-30.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: BLVN has a negative Return on Equity (-39.9%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Bowleven's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BLVN's short term assets ($16.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($365.0K).

Long Term Liabilities: BLVN has no long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BLVN is debt free.

Reducing Debt: BLVN has not had any debt for past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if BLVN has enough cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if BLVN has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

What is Bowleven current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

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


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Management

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

US$561k

CEO Compensation


CEO

Eli Chahin

3.17yrs

Tenure

US$561,000

Compensation

Mr. Eli Chahin serves as Non-Executive Director at NMC Health Plc since April 2020. Mr. Chahin has been Chief Executive Officer of BowLeven plc since August 03, 2017. He has been an Executive Director of B ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Eli's total compensation ($USD561.00K) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD356.15K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Eli's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


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.


Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Bowleven plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Bowleven plc
  • Ticker: BLVN
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2001
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: UK£11.259m
  • Shares outstanding: 323.36m
  • Website: https://www.bowleven.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Bowleven plc
  • Festival Square
  • 50 Lothian Road
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9WJ
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BLVNAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPDec 2004
BO2DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURDec 2004
BWLV.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDDec 2004

Biography

Bowleven plc engages in the exploration and appraisal of oil and gas properties in Africa. The company has strategic equity interests in two permits in Cameroon, including the offshore shallow water Etinde ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/21 21:47
End of Day Share Price2020/10/21 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/06/30


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.