AIM:CAM

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Camellia Plc engages in agriculture, engineering, food services, and investment businesses primarily in the United Kingdom.

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Fundamentals

Excellent balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-1.6%

CAM

0.5%

GB Food

-1.5%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-16.1%

CAM

-1.3%

GB Food

3.5%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: CAM underperformed the UK Food industry which returned -1.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CAM underperformed the UK Market which returned 3.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CAMIndustryMarket
7 Day-1.6%0.5%-1.5%
30 Day-2.2%6.1%1.0%
90 Day-9.9%5.1%4.3%
1 Year-15.0%-16.1%1.2%-1.3%9.0%3.5%
3 Year5.8%1.8%4.2%-3.1%21.8%6.4%
5 Year8.2%1.1%-3.6%-12.6%33.8%3.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

9.67x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CAM (£91) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£28.33)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CAM is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CAM is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.7x) compared to the Food industry average (14.4x).

PE vs Market: CAM is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.7x) compared to the UK market (17x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CAM's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CAM is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the GB Food industry average (1x).


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Future Growth

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

-38.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CAM's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-38.8% per year).

Earnings vs Market: CAM's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-38.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: CAM's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CAM's revenue (3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (3.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CAM's revenue (3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if CAM's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Camellia performed over the past 5 years?

24.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CAM has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CAM's current net profit margins (8.7%) are higher than last year (3.6%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CAM's earnings have grown significantly by 24.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CAM's earnings growth over the past year (138.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (24.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CAM earnings growth over the past year (138.5%) exceeded the Food industry 4.7%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: CAM's Return on Equity (7%) is considered low.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Camellia's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CAM's short term assets (£210.7M) exceeds its short term liabilities (£85.2M)

Long Term Liabilities: CAM's short term assets (210.7M) exceeds its long term liabilities (81.2M)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CAM's debt to equity ratio (3.3%) is considered satisfactory

Reducing Debt: CAM's debt to equity ratio has increased from 2.1% to 3.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CAM's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (98.7%).

Interest Coverage: CAM earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: CAM has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: CAM's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 13.9x debt).


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Dividend

What is Camellia's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.56%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company1.6%marketbottom25%2.0%markettop25%5.3%industryaverage2.6%forecastin3Years1.7%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: CAM's dividend (1.56%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.98%).

High Dividend: CAM's dividend (1.56%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.33%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CAM's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CAM's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (15.3%), CAM's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: CAM's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (45.9% payout ratio).


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Management

What is the CEO of Camellia's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

4.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Tom Franks (55yo)

4.2yrs

Tenure

UK£615,993

Compensation

Mr. Thomas Kenric Franks, also known as Tom, F.C.A., has been the Chief Executive Officer of Camellia PLC since September 1, 2015. Mr. Franks serves as Chief Operating Officer of Corporate Finance at KPMG  ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Tom's total compensation ($USD794.52K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD893.68K).

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


Management Age and Tenure

4.4yrs

Average Tenure

55yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CAM's management team is considered experienced (4.4 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

5.1yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CAM's board of directors are considered experienced (5.1 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

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.


Management Team

  • Malcolm Perkins (74yo)

    Chairman

    • Tenure: 18.8yrs
    • Compensation: UK£473.16k
  • Peter Field (68yo)

    Non-Executive Chairman of Group Operations In India and Bangladesh

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Tom Franks (55yo)

    CEO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 4.2yrs
    • Compensation: UK£615.99k
  • Imran Ahmed

    Chief Executive of Bangladesh Operations

    • Tenure: 13.3yrs
  • Graham McLean (50yo)

    Director of Agriculture & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 5.1yrs
    • Compensation: UK£392.87k
  • Susan Walker (51yo)

    CFO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 4.6yrs
    • Compensation: UK£373.21k
  • Amarpal Takk

    Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs

Board Members

  • Chris Relleen (71yo)

    Deputy Chairman & Senior Independent Director

    • Tenure: 13.8yrs
    • Compensation: UK£48.70k
  • Malcolm Perkins (74yo)

    Chairman

    • Tenure: 18.8yrs
    • Compensation: UK£473.16k
  • Tom Franks (55yo)

    CEO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 4.2yrs
    • Compensation: UK£615.99k
  • Graham McLean (50yo)

    Director of Agriculture & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 5.1yrs
    • Compensation: UK£392.87k
  • Gautam Dalal (63yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 1.7yrs
    • Compensation: UK£36.07k
  • Frédéric Vuilleumier

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 6.7yrs
    • Compensation: UK£43.29k
  • William Gibson

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 5.2yrs
    • Compensation: UK£45.99k
  • Susan Walker (51yo)

    CFO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 4.6yrs
    • Compensation: UK£373.21k

Company Information

Camellia Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Camellia Plc
  • Ticker: CAM
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1889
  • Industry: Agricultural Products
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Market Cap: UK£251.342m
  • Shares outstanding: 2.76m
  • Website: https://www.camellia.plc.uk

Number of Employees


Location

  • Camellia Plc
  • Linton Park
  • Linton
  • Maidstone
  • Kent
  • ME17 4AB
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CAMAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJan 1992
CLAV.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJan 1992
CMFBST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJan 1992

Biography

Camellia Plc engages in agriculture, engineering, food services, and investment businesses primarily in the United Kingdom. The company’s Agriculture division is involved in the production of macadamia nut ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/11/15 20:47
End of Day Share Price2019/11/15 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.