SEHK:689

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Executive Summary

EPI (Holdings) Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the exploration and production of petroleum in Argentina, Hong Kong, and the People’s Republic of China. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and slightly overvalued.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 689 is more volatile than 75% of Hong Kong stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 11% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 689's weekly volatility has decreased from 17% to 11% over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of Hong Kong stocks.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

26.2%

689

6.6%

HK Oil and Gas

1.1%

HK Market


1 Year Return

-32.9%

689

-18.1%

HK Oil and Gas

8.2%

HK Market

Return vs Industry: 689 underperformed the Hong Kong Oil and Gas industry which returned -18.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 689 underperformed the Hong Kong Market which returned 8.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

689IndustryMarket
7 Day26.2%6.6%1.1%
30 Day32.5%18.5%7.2%
90 Day47.2%7.6%5.2%
1 Year-32.9%-32.9%-11.7%-18.1%12.6%8.2%
3 Year-90.0%-90.0%-21.7%-34.5%0.4%-10.0%
5 Year-63.0%-73.6%-11.9%-30.5%30.6%8.5%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is EPI (Holdings) undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: 689 (HK$0.05) is trading below our estimate of fair value (HK$0.15)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 689 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 689 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the HK Oil and Gas industry average.

PE vs Market: 689 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 689's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 689's PB Ratio (0.6x) is in line with the HK Oil and Gas industry average.


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Future Growth

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

29.8%

Forecasted Energy 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 EPI (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 EPI (Holdings) performed over the past 5 years?

17.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 689 is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: 689 is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 689 is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 17.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare 689's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: 689 is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-11.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: 689 has a negative Return on Equity (-21.82%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is EPI (Holdings)'s financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 689's short term assets (HK$333.9M) exceed its short term liabilities (HK$21.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: 689's short term assets (HK$333.9M) exceed its long term liabilities (HK$2.1M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 689 is debt free.

Reducing Debt: 689 has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 162.9%.


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: Whilst unprofitable 689 has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: 689 is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 7.5% per year.


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Dividend

What is EPI (Holdings) current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate 689's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate 689'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 689's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 689'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 689'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?

4.1yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

EPI (Holdings) has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Ka Lok Sue
Executive Director4.08yrsHK$410.00kno data
Chun Kong Yiu
Executive Director4.08yrsHK$137.00kno data
Shui Yuen Chan
Secretary & Executive Director4.08yrsHK$478.00kno data
Tin Lap Kwong
Independent Non-Executive Director1.92yrsHK$120.00kno data
Pik Har Leung
Independent Non-Executive Director4.08yrsHK$120.00kno data
Chi Ping Pun
Independent Non-Executive Director4.08yrsHK$120.00kno data

4.1yrs

Average Tenure

52yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: 689's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 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

EPI (Holdings) Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: EPI (Holdings) Limited
  • Ticker: 689
  • Exchange: SEHK
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: HK$230.575m
  • Shares outstanding: 5.24b
  • Website: https://www.epiholdings.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • EPI (Holdings) Limited
  • Great Eagle Centre
  • Room 2107, 21st Floor
  • Wan Chai
  • Hong Kong

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
689SEHK (The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd.)YesOrdinary SharesHKHKDJan 1992
GWCCDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJan 1992

Biography

EPI (Holdings) Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the exploration and production of petroleum in Argentina, Hong Kong, and the People’s Republic of China. The company primarily holds an int...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/11/27 10:19
End of Day Share Price2020/11/27 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
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.