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Gem Diamonds LSE:GEMD Stock Report

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27 Jun, 2022


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GEMD fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health5/6

GEMD Stock Overview

Gem Diamonds Limited operates diamond mines.

Gem Diamonds Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Gem Diamonds
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£0.43
52 Week HighUK£0.76
52 Week LowUK£0.42
1 Month Change-26.62%
3 Month Change-32.81%
1 Year Change-41.89%
3 Year Change-44.16%
5 Year Change-53.76%
Change since IPO-95.76%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 24
Gem Diamonds (LON:GEMD) May Have Issues Allocating Its Capital

Gem Diamonds (LON:GEMD) May Have Issues Allocating Its Capital

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Shareholder Returns

GEMDGB Metals and MiningGB Market

Return vs Industry: GEMD underperformed the UK Metals and Mining industry which returned -10.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GEMD underperformed the UK Market which returned -8.6% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is GEMD's price volatile compared to industry and market?
GEMD volatility
GEMD Average Weekly Movement7.4%
Metals and Mining Industry Average Movement7.6%
Market Average Movement5.5%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.8%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.8%

Stable Share Price: GEMD is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: GEMD's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

2005353Clifford Elphick

Gem Diamonds Limited operates diamond mines. The company’s flagship project is the Letšeng mine located in the located in the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho. It is also involved in the production, manufacture, wholesale, retail, and marketing rough and polished diamonds.

Gem Diamonds Fundamentals Summary

How do Gem Diamonds's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
GEMD fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$78.80m
Earnings (TTM)US$18.52m
Revenue (TTM)US$201.86m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
GEMD income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$143.51m
Gross ProfitUS$58.35m
Other ExpensesUS$39.83m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.13
Gross Margin28.91%
Net Profit Margin9.18%
Debt/Equity Ratio4.5%

How did GEMD perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is GEMD undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 4/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

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Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

GEMD key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue0.7x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA2.6x
PEG Ratio0.3x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does GEMD's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

GEMD PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for GEMD vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average17x
PDL Petra Diamonds
JAN Jangada Mines
SLP Sylvania Platinum
JLP Jubilee Metals Group
GEMD Gem Diamonds

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: GEMD is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (4x) compared to the peer average (16.8x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does GEMD's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the GB Metals and Mining Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: GEMD is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (4x) compared to the UK Metals and Mining industry average (5.5x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is GEMD's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

GEMD PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio4x
Fair PE Ratio11x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: GEMD is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (10.9x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of GEMD when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: GEMD (£0.43) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.28)

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

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: GEMD is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.3x)

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Future Growth

How is Gem Diamonds forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 3/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: GEMD's forecast earnings growth (12.7% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: GEMD's earnings (12.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (11% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: GEMD's revenue (7.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: GEMD's revenue (7.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: GEMD's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.4%).

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Past Performance

How has Gem Diamonds performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GEMD has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: GEMD's current net profit margins (9.2%) are higher than last year (8.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GEMD has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 67% per year.

Accelerating Growth: GEMD's earnings growth over the past year (9.6%) is below its 5-year average (67% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: GEMD earnings growth over the past year (9.6%) underperformed the Metals and Mining industry 41.5%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: GEMD's Return on Equity (12.6%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Gem Diamonds's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GEMD's short term assets ($69.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($30.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: GEMD's short term assets ($69.5M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($108.0M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GEMD has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: GEMD's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 13.6% to 4.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GEMD's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (645.7%).

Interest Coverage: GEMD's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (18.7x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: GEMD's dividend (5.1%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.88%).

High Dividend: GEMD's dividend (5.1%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.18%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: GEMD has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: GEMD has only been paying a dividend for 7 years, and since then payments have fallen.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (20.5%), GEMD's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (144.7%), GEMD's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Clifford Elphick (60 yo)





Mr. Clifford Thomas Elphick, BCom, BCompt Hons, founded Gem Diamond Mining Company in July 2005 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Elphick serves as the Chief Executive of Gem Diamonds Ltd., wh...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Clifford's total compensation ($USD1.36M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD335.53K).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: GEMD's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.7 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: GEMD's board of directors are considered experienced (5 years average tenure).


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

Gem Diamonds Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Gem Diamonds Limited
  • Ticker: GEMD
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 2005
  • Industry: Precious Metals and Minerals
  • Sector: Materials
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£64.045m
  • Shares outstanding: 139.23m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Gem Diamonds Limited
  • 2 Eaton Gate
  • London
  • Greater London
  • SW1W 9BJ
  • United Kingdom


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/27 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/27 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.