SEHK:223

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Executive Summary

Elife Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, provides commodities trading and esmart digital services in China, Hong Kong, and internationally.


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has Elife Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 223's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

140.0%

223

-0.01%

HK Trade Distributors

1.2%

HK Market


1 Year Return

-0.8%

223

-27.8%

HK Trade Distributors

5.4%

HK Market

Return vs Industry: 223 exceeded the Hong Kong Trade Distributors industry which returned -28% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 223 underperformed the Hong Kong Market which returned 5.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

223IndustryMarket
7 Day140.0%-0.01%1.2%
30 Day155.3%-4.0%-4.4%
90 Day103.4%-2.8%7.6%
1 Year-0.8%-0.8%-25.5%-27.8%9.7%5.4%
3 Year-64.3%-64.3%-46.1%-49.8%3.5%-7.6%
5 Year-67.2%-67.2%-63.9%-68.5%12.0%-6.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Elife Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

2.88x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate 223's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate 223's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 223 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the HK Trade Distributors industry average.

PE vs Market: 223 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Hong Kong market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 223's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 223 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.9x) compared to the HK Trade Distributors industry average (0.5x).


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Future Growth

How is Elife Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

13.0%

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 Elife 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.

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 Elife Holdings performed over the past 5 years?

-23.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 223 is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: 223 is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 223 is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 23.3% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare 223's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: 223 is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Trade Distributors industry (6.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: 223 has a negative Return on Equity (-155.68%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Elife Holdings's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 223's short term assets (HK$117.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (HK$71.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: 223's short term assets (HK$117.0M) exceed its long term liabilities (HK$1.3M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 223's debt to equity ratio (0.3%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: 223 had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: 223 has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: 223 has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 15.7% each year


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Dividend

What is Elife Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate 223's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate 223'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 223's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 223's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of 223's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Hong Kong market.


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Management

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

4.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Sui Keung Chiu (53 yo)

11.33yrs

Tenure

HK$1,602,000

Compensation

Mr. Sui Keung Chiu has been the Chief Executive Officer of Elife Holdings Limited (formerly known as Sino Resources Group Limited) since April 20, 2009. Mr. Chiu serves as the Managing Director of Baron Ca ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Sui Keung's total compensation ($USD206.70K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Hong Kong market ($USD231.54K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Xiaobin Zhang
Chairman4.92yrsHK$6.77m3.22%
HK$ 11.5m
Sui Keung Chiu
CEO & Executive Director11.33yrsHK$1.60m0.95%
HK$ 3.4m
Feng Gao
Vice-Chairman11.17yrsHK$3.03m4.08%
HK$ 14.5m
Qiang Sun
Group CTO & Executive Director2.58yrsHK$1.36mno data
Johnny Chuang
Head of Business Developmentno datano datano data
Liu Gang
President of China Region6.25yrsno datano data
Chi Fai Chow
Company Secretary11.67yrsno datano data
Javed Khan
General Managerno dataHK$49.00kno data
Wang Fong
General Manager of Pro-Capitalno dataHK$49.00kno data
Du Li
Group General Manager of International Business Division3.58yrsHK$730.00kno data
Na Li
Chief Operation Officer of Esmart Technology Co.2.42yrsno datano data
Ying Geng
Senior Consultant3.58yrsHK$761.00kno data

4.9yrs

Average Tenure

51yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: 223's management team is considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Xiaobin Zhang
Chairman4.92yrsHK$6.77m3.22%
HK$ 11.5m
Sui Keung Chiu
CEO & Executive Director11.33yrsHK$1.60m0.95%
HK$ 3.4m
Feng Gao
Vice-Chairman11.17yrsHK$3.03m4.08%
HK$ 14.5m
Qiang Sun
Group CTO & Executive Director2.58yrsHK$1.36mno data
Kenneth Sinclair
Non Executive Director of Multi-Century Technology Development Limited9.5yrsno datano data
Lee George Lam
Independent Non-Executive Director4.75yrsHK$230.00k0.034%
HK$ 120.0k
Wing Keung Cheng
Independent Non-Executive Director13yrsHK$230.00k0.069%
HK$ 244.9k
Williamson Lam
Independent Non-Executive Director9.58yrsHK$230.00k0.074%
HK$ 261.7k
Hoi Kuen Wong
Independent Non-Executive Director9.25yrsHK$230.00k0.074%
HK$ 261.7k
Tak Ho
Executive Director of Multi-Century Technology Development Limited9.5yrsno datano data

9.5yrs

Average Tenure

56.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: 223's board of directors are considered experienced (9.5 years average tenure).


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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Elife Holdings Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Elife Holdings Limited
  • Ticker: 223
  • Exchange: SEHK
  • Founded: 2001
  • Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: HK$355.916m
  • Shares outstanding: 2.97b
  • Website: https://www.elife.com.hk

Number of Employees


Location

  • Elife Holdings Limited
  • Cyberport 3
  • Core D
  • Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
223SEHK (The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd.)YesOrdinary SharesHKHKDApr 2002

Biography

Elife Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, provides commodities trading and esmart digital services in China, Hong Kong, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Unconv ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/08 12:43
End of Day Share Price2020/08/07 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2020/03/31


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.