AIM:STA

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Executive Summary

Star Phoenix Group Ltd. explores for, develops, and produces oil and gas in Trinidad and Indonesia. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with weak fundamentals.


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Share Price & News

How has Star Phoenix Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: STA is more volatile than 90% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 18% a week.

Volatility Over Time: STA's weekly volatility (18%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of UK stocks.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

18.2%

STA

2.1%

GB Oil and Gas

0.3%

GB Market


1 Year Return

30.0%

STA

-6.7%

GB Oil and Gas

0.8%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: STA exceeded the UK Oil and Gas industry which returned -6.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: STA exceeded the UK Market which returned 1.1% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

STAIndustryMarket
7 Day18.2%2.1%0.3%
30 Day-2.5%12.3%3.2%
90 Day2.6%16.5%4.5%
1 Year30.0%30.0%-1.6%-6.7%6.7%0.8%
3 Year-88.9%-88.9%3.9%-10.3%11.5%-1.9%
5 Year-93.9%-93.9%49.0%17.8%41.8%14.5%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Star Phoenix Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

1.55x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

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

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

PE vs Market: STA 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 STA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: STA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.5x) compared to the GB Oil and Gas industry average (1x).


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Future Growth

How is Star Phoenix Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

36.2%

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 Star Phoenix Group 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 Star Phoenix Group performed over the past 5 years?

14.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: STA is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: STA is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: STA is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 14.7% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: STA is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-47%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: STA has a negative Return on Equity (-937.17%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Star Phoenix Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: STA's short term assets ($13.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($4.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: STA's short term assets ($13.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($6.3M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: STA is debt free.

Reducing Debt: STA has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 7.8%.


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: STA has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: STA has sufficient cash runway for 1.1 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 30.3% each year.


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Dividend

What is Star Phoenix Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if STA'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 STA'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?

4.8yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Lubing Liu (48 yo)

no data

Tenure

US$458,538

Compensation

Mr. Lubing Liu, B.Petroleum (Reservoir), serves as Joint Company Secretary at Star Phoenix Group Ltd. since April 1, 2020. He has been Group Chief Operating Officer, Trinidad General Manager and Executive ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Lubing's total compensation ($USD458.54K) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD335.50K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Lubing's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Zhiwei Gu
Executive Chairman4.83yrsUS$916.67k3.64%
$ 107.1k
Lubing Liu
Group COOno dataUS$458.54kno data
Mu Luo
Independent Director2.17yrsUS$52.50kno data

4.8yrs

Average Tenure

48yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: STA's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).


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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 28.1%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Star Phoenix Group Ltd's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Star Phoenix Group Ltd
  • Ticker: STA
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1982
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: UK£2.942m
  • Shares outstanding: 150.88m
  • Website: https://www.starphoenixgroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Star Phoenix Group Ltd
  • c/o Edwards Mac Scovell
  • Level 7
  • Perth
  • Western Australia
  • 6000
  • Australia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
RRSASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDJan 1992
RGRL.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJan 1992
STAAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJan 1992

Biography

Star Phoenix Group Ltd. explores for, develops, and produces oil and gas in Trinidad and Indonesia. The company holds 23% interest in the Perlak project located in Northern Sumatra. It also provides oilfie...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/03/03 20:02
End of Day Share Price2021/03/03 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/06/30


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.