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Executive Summary

Kerry Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and delivers technology based taste and nutrition solutions for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific.


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet with acceptable track record.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

8.1%

KYGA

6.1%

GB Food

2.0%

GB Market


1 Year Return

6.5%

KYGA

-20.0%

GB Food

-12.8%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: KYGA exceeded the UK Food industry which returned -20% over the past year.

Return vs Market: KYGA exceeded the UK Market which returned -12.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

KYGAIndustryMarket
7 Day8.1%6.1%2.0%
30 Day7.5%-0.8%5.7%
90 Day-4.9%-13.5%-8.2%
1 Year7.3%6.5%-18.2%-20.0%-8.6%-12.8%
3 Year41.2%38.1%-26.1%-30.7%-6.2%-17.6%
5 Year71.1%64.9%-18.7%-26.9%12.7%-12.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

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

34.74x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: KYGA (€109.7) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€80.31)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: KYGA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34.7x) compared to the Food industry average (12.8x).

PE vs Market: KYGA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34.7x) compared to the UK market (14.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: KYGA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.6x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: KYGA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.3x) compared to the GB Food industry average (0.9x).


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Future Growth

How is Kerry Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?

9.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: KYGA's forecast earnings growth (9.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.2%).

Earnings vs Market: KYGA's earnings (9.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (20.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: KYGA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: KYGA's revenue (3.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (3.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: KYGA's revenue (3.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: KYGA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.2%).


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Past Performance

How has Kerry Group performed over the past 5 years?

2.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: KYGA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: KYGA's current net profit margins (7.8%) are lower than last year (8.2%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: KYGA's earnings have grown by 2.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: KYGA's earnings growth over the past year (4.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (2.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: KYGA earnings growth over the past year (4.8%) underperformed the Food industry 6.6%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: KYGA's Return on Equity (12.4%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Kerry Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: KYGA's short term assets (€2.7B) exceed its short term liabilities (€2.0B).

Long Term Liabilities: KYGA's short term assets (€2.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities (€2.9B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: KYGA's debt to equity ratio (55.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: KYGA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 70.8% to 55.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: KYGA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (30%).

Interest Coverage: KYGA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.3x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

0.71%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: KYGA's dividend (0.71%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (2.03%).

High Dividend: KYGA's dividend (0.71%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.68%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: KYGA is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: KYGA is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

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


Future Payout to Shareholders

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

2.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Edmond Scanlon (46yo)

2.58yrs

Tenure

€3,991,000

Compensation

Mr. Edmond Scanlon has been Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Kerry Group plc since October 1, 2017. Mr. Scanlon has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Asia-Pacific at  ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Edmond's total compensation ($USD4.44M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD4.73M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Edmond's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Edmond Scanlon
Group CEO & Executive Director2.58yrs€3.99m0.012% 2.4m
Marguerite Larkin
CFO & Director1.58yrs€1.56m0.00085% 167.1k
Gerry Behan
Executive Director12yrs€3.73m0.031% 6.1m
Ronan Deasy
Company Secretary & Group Financial Controller2.17yrsno data0.0018% 359.8k
William Lynch
Head of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Catherine Keogh
Director of Corporate Affairs & Communicationsno datano datano data
Michelle Healy
Chief HR Officer1.42yrsno datano data
Duncan Everett
Chief Executive Officer of Kerry Foodsno datano datano data

2.2yrs

Average Tenure

49yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: KYGA's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Edmond Scanlon
Group CEO & Executive Director2.58yrs€3.99m0.012% 2.4m
Marguerite Larkin
CFO & Director1.58yrs€1.56m0.00085% 167.1k
Gerry Behan
Executive Director12yrs€3.73m0.031% 6.1m
Christopher Charles Rogers
Independent Non-Executive Director2yrs€103.00k0.00036% 70.8k
Karen Louise Dorrepaal
Independent Non-Executive Director5.33yrs€98.00kno data
Philip Toomey
Independent Chairman2yrs€357.50k0.0034% 668.4k
Joan Garahy
Senior Independent Director2yrs€128.00k0.00059% 116.0k
Hugh Brady
Independent Non-Executive Director6.17yrs€98.00k0.00071% 139.6k
Tom Moran
Independent Non-Executive Director4.58yrs€105.00k0.00031% 60.9k
Gerard Culligan
Independent Non-Executive Director2.83yrs€78.00kno data

2.7yrs

Average Tenure

57yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: KYGA's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

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


Key Information

  • Name: Kerry Group plc
  • Ticker: KYGA
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1972
  • Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Market Cap: €19.660b
  • Shares outstanding: 176.64m
  • Website: https://www.kerrygroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Kerry Group plc
  • Prince's Street
  • Tralee
  • Co. Kerry
  • V92 EH11
  • Ireland

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
KRZDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesA Ordinary SharesDEEURJan 1992
KRZISE (Irish Stock Exchange)YesA Ordinary SharesIEEURJan 1992
KYGALSE (London Stock Exchange)YesA Ordinary SharesGBEURJan 1992
KRYA.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesA Ordinary SharesUSUSDJan 1992
KRZIBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesA Ordinary SharesGBEURJan 1992
KYGALBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesA Ordinary SharesGBEURJan 1992
KYGA NBMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesA Ordinary SharesMXMXNJan 1992
KRYA.YOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)SPONSORED ADRUSUSDJan 2005

Biography

Kerry Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and delivers technology based taste and nutrition solutions for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates in two segments, Taste & Nutrition and Consumer Foods. The Taste & Nutrition segment manufactures and distributes a portfolio of functional ingredients and actives; and offers taste and nutrition technologies, systems, and solutions. The Consumer Foods segment manufactures and supplies added value branded and consumer branded chilled food products primarily to the Irish, the United Kingdom, and international markets. This segment offers meat and savory products, dairy products, and meal solutions for supermarket chains, convenience stores, and independent retailers under the LowLow, Cheestrings, Dairygold, Charleville, Denny, Galtee, Richmond, Wall’s, Mattessons, Fridge Raiders, Fire & Smoke, and Yollies brand names. It also produces supermarket private label products, such as chilled and frozen ready meals, cooked meats, and cheese and dairy products. In addition, the company is involved in the agri business. Kerry Group plc was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Tralee, Ireland. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/05/31 20:47
End of Day Share Price2020/05/29 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
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.