Stock Analysis Report

General Commercial & Industrial

Executive Summary

General Commercial & Industrial S.A. supplies industrial and hydraulic equipment in Greece and East European countries.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record.

Share Price & News

How has General Commercial & Industrial's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: GEBKA's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




GR Trade Distributors


GR Market

1 Year Return




GR Trade Distributors


GR Market

Return vs Industry: GEBKA underperformed the Greek Trade Distributors industry which returned 3.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GEBKA exceeded the Greek Market which returned -24.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-1.5%-0.7%2.8%
30 Day-17.0%-6.7%-12.1%
90 Day-17.5%-13.9%-33.4%
1 Year-2.8%-7.0%6.3%3.5%-15.9%-19.3%
3 Year102.3%72.8%90.5%52.2%1.2%-9.1%
5 Year182.7%109.5%137.2%88.7%-64.5%-66.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is General Commercial & Industrial's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is General Commercial & Industrial undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: GEBKA (€0.66) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€0.19)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GEBKA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (14.3x) compared to the Trade Distributors industry average (11.2x).

PE vs Market: GEBKA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (14.3x) compared to the Greek market (12x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate GEBKA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GEBKA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the GR Trade Distributors industry average (0.7x).

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Future Growth

How is General Commercial & Industrial forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Capital Goods 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 General Commercial & Industrial 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 General Commercial & Industrial performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GEBKA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: GEBKA's current net profit margins (3.4%) are lower than last year (3.5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GEBKA's earnings have grown by 8.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: GEBKA's earnings growth over the past year (15.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (8.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: GEBKA earnings growth over the past year (15.5%) exceeded the Trade Distributors industry 9.9%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: GEBKA's Return on Equity (4.7%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is General Commercial & Industrial's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GEBKA's short term assets (€21.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (€4.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: GEBKA's short term assets (€21.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (€4.6M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GEBKA's debt to equity ratio (15.7%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: GEBKA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 19.8% to 15.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GEBKA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (32.6%).

Interest Coverage: GEBKA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (12.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is General Commercial & Industrial's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: GEBKA's dividend (5.3%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Greek market (2.99%).

High Dividend: GEBKA's dividend (5.3%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Greek market (5.56%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: GEBKA's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (75.6%), GEBKA's payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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


Georgios Kremydas

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Mr. Georgios Konstantinou Kremydas serves as the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Commercial & Industrial S.A. Mr. Kremydas holds Master's Degree in Business Administration from P ...


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

General Commercial & Industrial S.A.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: General Commercial & Industrial S.A.
  • Ticker: GEBKA
  • Exchange: ATSE
  • Founded: 1966
  • Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: €15.880m
  • Shares outstanding: 24.06m
  • Website:


  • General Commercial & Industrial S.A.
  • 18th km National Road Athens - Corinth
  • Aspropyrgos
  • 193 00
  • Greece


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
GEBKAATSE (The Athens Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGREURJul 1993
0OPDLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBEURJul 1993


General Commercial & Industrial S.A. supplies industrial and hydraulic equipment in Greece and East European countries. The company, through its subsidiary, General Commercial Renewable Energy Sources SA, is also involved in producing, marketing, and supplying energy from renewable energy sources and conventional fuels for domestic, industrial, and other users. It serves customers in construction, industrial, shipping, and oil industries. The company was founded in 1966 and is based in Aspropyrgos, Greece. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/06 20:42
End of Day Share Price2020/04/06 00:00
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.