SEHK:1463

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Executive Summary

C-Link Squared Limited provides outsourced data and document management solutions. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has C-Link Squared's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 1463 is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Hong Kong stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 1463's weekly volatility has decreased from 16% to 9% over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-10.8%

1463

8.5%

HK IT

3.5%

HK Market


1 Year Return

n/a

1463

24.9%

HK IT

15.1%

HK Market

Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how 1463 performed against the Hong Kong IT industry.

Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how 1463 performed against the Hong Kong Market.


Shareholder returns

1463IndustryMarket
7 Day-10.8%8.5%3.5%
30 Day-9.8%13.9%12.7%
90 Day-32.1%22.7%18.1%
1 Yearn/a27.4%24.9%19.7%15.1%
3 Yearn/a-7.9%-12.6%-5.1%-15.1%
5 Yearn/a40.9%26.2%65.1%37.0%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is C-Link Squared's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is C-Link Squared undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

121.4x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate 1463's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate 1463's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 1463 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (121.4x) compared to the HK IT industry average (14.5x).

PE vs Market: 1463 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (121.4x) compared to the Hong Kong market (11.9x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 1463's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 1463 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.2x) compared to the HK IT industry average (1.1x).


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Future Growth

How is C-Link Squared forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

32.3%

Forecasted Software 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 C-Link Squared 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 C-Link Squared performed over the past 5 years?

-4.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 1463 has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 1463's current net profit margins (5.7%) are lower than last year (18.6%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 1463's earnings have declined by 4.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 1463's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: 1463 had negative earnings growth (-68.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the IT industry average (-7.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: 1463's Return on Equity (4.8%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is C-Link Squared's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 1463's short term assets (MYR94.5M) exceed its short term liabilities (MYR11.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: 1463's short term assets (MYR94.5M) exceed its long term liabilities (MYR13.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 1463's debt to equity ratio (23.4%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if 1463's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 1463's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: 1463's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (28.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is C-Link Squared current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate 1463's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate 1463'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 1463's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 1463'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 1463'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?

2.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Sheng Ling (55 yo)

1.92yrs

Tenure

Mr. Sheng Hwang Ling is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at C-Link Squared Ltd. since February 15, 2019. He is the Director at C-Link Squared Ltd since June 13, 2018. Mr. Ling was a di...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Sheng Ling
Chairman of Board & CEO1.92yrsno data37.5%
MYR 444.0m
Yin Lam
Group Financial Controller2.17yrsno datano data
Sheng Ling
CTO & Executive Director2.58yrsno data37.5%
MYR 444.0m
Lok Yee Chan
Company Secretary2.17yrsno datano data

2.0yrs

Average Tenure

42.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: 1463's management team is considered experienced (2 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Sheng Ling
Chairman of Board & CEO1.92yrsno data37.5%
MYR 444.0m
Sheng Ling
CTO & Executive Director2.58yrsno data37.5%
MYR 444.0m
Eugenia Yang
Independent Non-Executive Director0.83yrno datano data
Son Wong
Independent Non-Executive Director0.83yrno datano data
Sheng Ling
Non-Executive Director1.92yrsno datano data
Yan Kit Lee
Independent Non-Executive Director0.83yrno datano data

1.4yrs

Average Tenure

53yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: 1463's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.4 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: 1463 insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: 1463 only recently listed within the past 12 months.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

C-Link Squared Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: C-Link Squared Limited
  • Ticker: 1463
  • Exchange: SEHK
  • Founded: 2000
  • Industry: Data Processing and Outsourced Services
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: HK$1.184b
  • Shares outstanding: 800.00m
  • Website: https://www.clinksquared.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • C-Link Squared Limited
  • No. 1, Persiaran Sungai Buloh
  • Taman Industri Sungai Buloh
  • Petaling Jaya
  • Selangor
  • 47810
  • Malaysia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
1463SEHK (The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd.)YesOrdinary SharesHKHKDMar 2020

Biography

C-Link Squared Limited provides outsourced data and document management solutions. The company offers electronic document delivery; document, MICR cheque, and medical id card printing, as well as mail fulf...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/23 10:25
End of Day Share Price2021/01/22 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.