AIM:CAM

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Executive Summary

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

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for CAM from our risk checks.


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet and overvalued.

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

9.0%

CAM

-3.0%

GB Food

-1.9%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-19.3%

CAM

-16.4%

GB Food

-16.2%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: CAM underperformed the UK Food industry which returned -15.5% over the past year.

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


Shareholder returns

CAMIndustryMarket
7 Day9.0%-3.0%-1.9%
30 Day7.0%-3.5%0.7%
90 Day-4.4%-4.9%-4.8%
1 Year-18.1%-19.3%-14.8%-16.4%-13.0%-16.2%
3 Year-30.4%-33.2%-32.2%-36.2%-9.4%-20.6%
5 Year-17.1%-22.7%-30.0%-36.7%13.5%-12.0%

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?

0.53x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CAM (£73.83) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£18.42)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CAM is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the GB Food industry average.

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CAM is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.5x) compared to the GB Food industry average (0.8x).


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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?

20.9%

Forecasted Food, Beverage & Tobacco 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 Camellia 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 Camellia performed over the past 5 years?

8.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CAM is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: CAM is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CAM is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 8.6% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: CAM is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Food industry (17.2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CAM has a negative Return on Equity (-0.14%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Camellia's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CAM's short term assets (£203.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (£80.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: CAM's short term assets (£203.1M) exceed its long term liabilities (£89.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CAM's debt to equity ratio (2.3%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: CAM's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 2.6% to 2.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CAM's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (138.6%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if CAM's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

1.38%

Forecast Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: CAM is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CAM'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?

5.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Tom Franks (56 yo)

5.08yrs

Tenure

UK£636,582

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 ($USD836.57K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD684.26K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Malcolm Perkins
Chairman19.75yrsUK£472.52k0.061%
£ 123.5k
Thomas Franks
CEO & Executive Director5.08yrsUK£636.58k0.0072%
£ 14.8k
Susan Walker
CFO & Executive Director5.5yrsUK£397.31k0.0080%
£ 16.3k
Graham McLean
Director of Agriculture & Executive Director6yrsUK£441.51kno data
Amarpal Takk
Group General Counsel & Company Secretary2.5yrsno datano data
Peter Field
Non-Executive Chairman of Group Operations In India and Bangladeshno datano datano data
Imran Ahmed
Chief Executive of Bangladesh Operations14.25yrsno datano data

5.3yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CAM's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Malcolm Perkins
Chairman19.75yrsUK£472.52k0.061%
£ 123.5k
Thomas Franks
CEO & Executive Director5.08yrsUK£636.58k0.0072%
£ 14.8k
Susan Walker
CFO & Executive Director5.5yrsUK£397.31k0.0080%
£ 16.3k
Graham McLean
Director of Agriculture & Executive Director6yrsUK£441.51kno data
Jonathon Roderick Alan Bond
Independent Non-Executive Director0.58yrno datano data
Christopher Relleen
Deputy Chairman & Senior Independent Director14.75yrsUK£53.00kno data
Gautam Dalal
Independent Non-Executive Director2.58yrsUK£46.00kno data
Frédéric Vuilleumier
Independent Non-Executive Director7.58yrsUK£50.00kno data
William Gibson
Independent Non-Executive Director6.08yrsUK£49.00kno data
Simon Turner
Non-Executive Director0.58yrno datano data

6.0yrs

Average Tenure

56.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CAM's board of directors are considered experienced (6 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CAM insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

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£203.918m
  • 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 Analysis2020/10/21 20:34
End of Day Share Price2020/10/21 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.