Public Financial Holdings Limited, an investment and property holding company, provides retail and commercial banking, lending, and stockbroking services in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Flawless balance sheet and good value.
Share Price & News
How has Public Financial Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: 626 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: 626 matched the Hong Kong Banks industry which returned -14.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: 626 underperformed the Hong Kong Market which returned -9.6% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Public Financial Holdings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Public Financial Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: 626 (HK$2.79) is trading below our estimate of fair value (HK$6.35)
Significantly Below Fair Value: 626 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: 626 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (6.6x) compared to the Banks industry average (5.6x).
PE vs Market: 626 is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.6x) compared to the Hong Kong market (9.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 626's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: 626 is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.4x) compared to the HK Banks industry average (0.5x).
How is Public Financial Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Banks 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 Public Financial Holdings 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.
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- Examine whether Public Financial Holdings is trading at an attractive price based on how much it is expected to earn in the future, and relative to its industry peers and the wider market.
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- Explore growth companies in the Banks industry.
How has Public Financial Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: 626 has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: 626's current net profit margins (33.7%) are lower than last year (34.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: 626's earnings have grown by 5.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: 626's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: 626 had negative earnings growth (-8.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (3.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: 626's Return on Equity (5.8%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Public Financial Holdings's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)
Financial Position Analysis
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Inventory Level: 626 has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: 626's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 4.3x debt).
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: 626's level of assets compared to its equity is low.
Allowance for Bad Loans: 626 has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.
Low Risk Liabilities: 626's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.
Loan Level: 626 has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.
Low Risk Deposits: 626's loans are broadly funded by customer deposits.
Level of Bad Loans: 626 has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.66%)
What is Public Financial Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: 626's dividend (7.17%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Hong Kong market (2.34%).
High Dividend: 626's dividend (7.17%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Hong Kong market (6.42%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: 626's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: 626's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (47.1%), 626's dividend payments are well 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.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Yoke Kong Tan (66yo)
Mr. Tan Yoke Kong has been Chief Executive of Public Bank (Hong Kong) Limited at Public Bank Berhad since 2006. Mr. Tan serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Joint Secretary of Public Financial Holding ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Yoke Kong's total compensation ($USD528.11K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Hong Kong market ($USD341.79K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Yoke Kong's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO, Joint Secretary & Executive Director||0yrs||HK$4.12m||0.049% HK$1.5m|
|Non-Executive Chairman of the Board||28.4yrs||HK$650.00k||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||15.4yrs||HK$405.00k||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Co-Chairman of the Board||4.6yrs||HK$405.00k||no data|
|Non-Executive Director||15.9yrs||HK$300.00k||0.027% HK$836.9k|
|Non-Executive Director||11.1yrs||HK$3.24m||0.0018% HK$55.8k|
|Non-Executive Director||11.6yrs||HK$400.00k||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||6.2yrs||HK$405.00k||no data|
Experienced Board: 626's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13.5 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Public Financial Holdings Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Public Financial Holdings Limited
- Ticker: 626
- Exchange: SEHK
- Founded: 1991
- Industry: Regional Banks
- Sector: Banks
- Market Cap: HK$3.063b
- Shares outstanding: 1.10b
- Website: https://www.publicfinancial.com.hk
Number of Employees
- Public Financial Holdings Limited
- Public Bank Centre
- 2nd Floor
- Hong Kong
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|626||SEHK (The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd.)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||HK||HKD||Jan 1992|
|PBCF.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jan 1992|
Public Financial Holdings Limited, an investment and property holding company, provides retail and commercial banking, lending, and stockbroking services in Hong Kong and Mainland China. The company’s Retail and Commercial Banking Businesses segment offers various products and services, including deposit accounts; mortgages and consumer lending products; hire purchase and leasing; financing to purchasers of licensed public vehicles, such as taxis and public light buses; services and financing for customers in trading, manufacturing, and various other business sectors; foreign exchange services; and cash management services for deposit taking and lending. This segment has a combined network of 77 branches in Hong Kong and 4 branches in the People’s Republic of China. Its Wealth Management Services, Stockbroking and Securities Management segment is involved in the management of investments in debt securities and equities; securities dealing; and provision of wealth management products and services. The company’s Other Businesses segment engages in trading taxi cabs and taxi licenses; leasing taxis; and letting investment properties. Public Financial Holdings Limited also provides personal and short term loans, and nominee services. The company was formerly known as JCG Holdings Limited. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Central, Hong Kong. Public Financial Holdings Limited is a subsidiary of Public Bank Berhad.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/27 00:00|
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