Bowleven plc engages in the exploration and appraisal of oil and gas properties in Africa.
Flawless balance sheet and overvalued.
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's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
GB Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
GB Oil and Gas
Return vs Industry: BLVN underperformed the UK Oil and Gas industry which returned -6.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BLVN underperformed the UK Market which returned 6.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Bowleven's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Bowleven undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
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 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 (0.2x) compared to the GB Oil and Gas industry average (0.7x).
How is Bowleven forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
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.
- Examine Bowleven's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
- Bowleven competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
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How has Bowleven performed over the past 5 years?
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 21.4% 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 (24.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: BLVN has a negative Return on Equity (-39.59%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Bowleven's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BLVN's short term assets ($18.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($451.0K).
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.
Inventory Level: BLVN has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if BLVN's debt is covered by short term assets.
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: BLVN has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: BLVN has sufficient cash runway for 2.2 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 20% each year.
What is Bowleven's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate BLVN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate BLVN's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any 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.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Eli Chahin 0
Mr. Eli Chahin has been Chief Executive Officer of BowLeven plc since August 03, 2017. Mr. Chahin served as an Acting Chief Executive Officer of BowLeven plc since April 3, 2017. Mr. Chahin has 25 years’ e ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Eli's total compensation ($USD561.00K) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD325.67K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Eli's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
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.
Bowleven plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Bowleven plc
- Ticker: BLVN
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 2001
- Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: UK£19.531m
- Shares outstanding: 323.36m
- Website: https://www.bowleven.com
Number of Employees
- Bowleven plc
- Festival Square
- 50 Lothian Road
- EH3 9WJ
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BLVN||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Dec 2004|
|BO2||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Dec 2004|
|BWLV.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Dec 2004|
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 permit that covers an area of approximately 461 square kilometers; and the onshore Bomono permit covering an area of 2,328 square kilometers. Bowleven plc was incorporated in 2001 and is based in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/16 20:33|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/14 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.