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Media Chinese InternationalSEHK:685 Stock Report

Market Cap

HK$506.2m

7D

-3.2%

1Y

11.1%

Updated

25 Oct, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
685 fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth5/6
Past Performance1/6
Financial Health5/6
Dividends2/6

685 Overview

Media Chinese International Limited, an investment holding company, engages in publishing, printing, and distributing of newspapers, magazines, books, and digital contents in Hong Kong, Taiwan, North America, Malaysia, and other Southeast Asian countries.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Media Chinese International
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceHK$0.30
52 Week HighHK$0.25
52 Week LowHK$0.35
Beta1
1 Month Change-1.64%
3 Month Change-6.25%
1 Year Change11.11%
3 Year Change-25.93%
5 Year Change-75.41%
Change since IPO-89.74%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 18
Increases to CEO Compensation Might Be Put On Hold For Now at Media Chinese International Limited (HKG:685)

Increases to CEO Compensation Might Be Put On Hold For Now at Media Chinese International Limited (HKG:685)

In the past three years, the share price of Media Chinese International Limited ( HKG:685 ) has struggled to grow and...

Shareholder Returns

685HK MediaHK Market
7D-3.2%3.0%2.1%
1Y11.1%0.6%5.9%

Return vs Industry: 685 exceeded the Hong Kong Media industry which returned 0.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 685 exceeded the Hong Kong Market which returned 5.9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is 685's price volatile compared to industry and market?
685 volatility
685 Beta1
Industry Beta0.72
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: 685 is less volatile than 75% of Hong Kong stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 685's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
n/a2,917Francis Tionghttps://www.mediachinesegroup.com

Media Chinese International Limited, an investment holding company, engages in publishing, printing, and distributing of newspapers, magazines, books, and digital contents in Hong Kong, Taiwan, North America, Malaysia, and other Southeast Asian countries. The company is also involved in publishing and distributing printed textbooks and periodicals; developing e-textbooks and e-learning platforms; property investment and letting activities; digital multimedia business; media operations; and artiste and events management activities. In addition, it provides editorial and advertising services, travel and travel related services, printing services, management services, marketing and circulation services of newspapers, and creative and marketing solutions.

Media Chinese International Fundamentals Summary

How do Media Chinese International's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
685 fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$65.11m
Earnings (TTM)US$2.48m
Revenue (TTM)US$120.15m

26.4x

P/E Ratio

0.5x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
685 income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$120.15m
Cost of RevenueUS$76.03m
Gross ProfitUS$44.12m
ExpensesUS$41.65m
EarningsUS$2.48m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.0015
Gross Margin36.72%
Net Profit Margin2.06%
Debt/Equity Ratio16.6%

How did 685 perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

2.6%

Current Dividend Yield

68%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

Is Media Chinese International undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

26.43x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: 685 (HK$0.3) is trading above our estimate of fair value (HK$0.05)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 685 is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 685 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.4x) compared to the Hong Kong Media industry average (14.6x).

PE vs Market: 685 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.4x) compared to the Hong Kong market (9.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: 685 is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.3x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 685 is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.4x) compared to the HK Media industry average (1.1x).


Future Growth

How is Media Chinese International forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

86.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: 685's forecast earnings growth (86.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.5%).

Earnings vs Market: 685's earnings (86.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Hong Kong market (17.7% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: 685's revenue (21.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Hong Kong market (12.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: 685's revenue (21.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: 685's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (0%).


Past Performance

How has Media Chinese International performed over the past 5 years?

-44.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 685 has a large one-off gain of $2.6M impacting its June 30 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: 685 became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 685's earnings have declined by 44.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 685 has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: 685 has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (35.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: 685's Return on Equity (1.2%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Media Chinese International's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 685's short term assets ($128.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($57.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: 685's short term assets ($128.4M) exceed its long term liabilities ($6.3M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 685's debt to equity ratio (16.6%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: 685's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 54.5% to 16.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 685's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (33.7%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if 685's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Media Chinese International current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

2.59%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: 685's dividend (2.59%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Hong Kong market (2.22%).

High Dividend: 685's dividend (2.59%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Hong Kong market (6.77%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: 685's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: 685's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (68.2%), 685's dividend 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.


Next Steps

Management

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

0.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Francis Tiong (61 yo)

15.83yrs

Tenure

US$442,000

Compensation

Mr. Kiew Chiong Tiong, also known as Francis, has been the Group Chief Executive Officer of Media Chinese International Limited (Alternate name Ming Pao Enterprise Corporation Limited) since December 13, 2...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Francis's total compensation ($USD442.00K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Hong Kong market ($USD227.73K).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: 685's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

Experienced Board: 685's board of directors are considered experienced (3 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

Media Chinese International Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Media Chinese International Limited
  • Ticker: 685
  • Exchange: SEHK
  • Founded: NaN
  • Industry: Publishing
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: HK$506.171m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.69b
  • Website: https://www.mediachinesegroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Media Chinese International Limited
  • Ming Pao Industrial Centre
  • 15th Floor
  • Chai Wan
  • Hong Kong

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/10/25 16:38
End of Day Share Price2021/10/25 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
Annual Earnings2021/03/31


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.