SEHK:8229

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Executive Summary

Future Data Group Limited, an investment holding company, provides system integration and maintenance services in South Korea and Hong Kong. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet and fair value.

Share Price & News

How has Future Data Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 8229 is more volatile than 90% of Hong Kong stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 21% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 8229's weekly volatility has increased from 16% to 21% over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

3.5%

8229

7.5%

HK IT

5.7%

HK Market


1 Year Return

-34.6%

8229

23.0%

HK IT

14.3%

HK Market

Return vs Industry: 8229 underperformed the Hong Kong IT industry which returned 21.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 8229 underperformed the Hong Kong Market which returned 15.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

8229IndustryMarket
7 Day3.5%7.5%5.7%
30 Day-36.1%9.2%13.6%
90 Day7.3%17.7%19.6%
1 Year-34.6%-34.6%25.4%23.0%18.9%14.3%
3 Year-61.2%-63.4%-8.0%-12.7%-2.9%-13.1%
5 Yearn/a48.9%32.8%70.9%42.2%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Future Data Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Future Data Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

2.96x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate 8229's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate 8229's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 8229 is good value based on its PE Ratio (3x) compared to the HK IT industry average (13.4x).

PE vs Market: 8229 is good value based on its PE Ratio (3x) compared to the Hong Kong market (11.8x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 8229's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 8229 is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.4x) compared to the HK IT industry average (1.2x).


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Future Growth

How is Future Data Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

36.1%

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 Future Data Group 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 Future Data Group performed over the past 5 years?

7.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 8229 has a large one-off gain of HK$3.4M impacting its September 30 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: 8229 became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 8229's earnings have grown by 7.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 8229 has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: 8229 has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the IT industry (-7.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: 8229's Return on Equity (12.7%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Future Data Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 8229's short term assets (HK$201.9M) exceed its short term liabilities (HK$122.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: 8229's short term assets (HK$201.9M) exceed its long term liabilities (HK$2.4M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 8229's debt to equity ratio (23%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: 8229's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 25.6% to 23% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 8229's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19.5%).

Interest Coverage: 8229's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (65.3x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Future Data Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate 8229's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate 8229'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 8229's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 8229's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: 8229 is not paying a notable dividend for the Hong Kong market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of 8229'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?

4.6yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Seung Han Lee (49 yo)

no data

Tenure

HK$2,396,000

Compensation

Mr. Seung Han Lee is a Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Compliance Officer of Future Data Group Limited and has been its Executive Director since January 04, 2016. Mr. Lee is mainly responsible for ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Seung Han's total compensation ($USD309.09K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Hong Kong market ($USD229.97K).

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


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Seung Hyun Suh
Chairmanno dataHK$2.26mno data
Seung Han Lee
CEO, Compliance Officer & Executive Directorno dataHK$2.40mno data
Nhuong Giang Phung
Deputy Chairmanno dataHK$1.20mno data
Seong Ryul Ryoo
CFO & Executive Director5yrsHK$1.15mno data
Chun Ho Sum
Independent Non-Executive Director4.17yrsHK$120.00kno data
Sik Kei Wong
Independent Non-Executive Director4.58yrsHK$120.00kno data
Kai Tai Yung
Independent Non-Executive Director3.58yrsHK$120.00kno data

4.6yrs

Average Tenure

50yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: 8229's board of directors are considered experienced (4.6 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.


Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Future Data Group Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Future Data Group Limited
  • Ticker: 8229
  • Exchange: SEHK
  • Founded: 1997
  • Industry: IT Consulting and Other Services
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: HK$46.800m
  • Shares outstanding: 400.00m
  • Website: https://www.futuredatagroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Future Data Group Limited
  • 822, Mullae SK V1 Center
  • Unit 801-809
  • Seoul
  • South Korea

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
8229SEHK (The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd.)YesOrdinary SharesHKHKDJul 2016

Biography

Future Data Group Limited, an investment holding company, provides system integration and maintenance services in South Korea and Hong Kong. The company offers integrated systems with network connectivity,...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/20 10:13
End of Day Share Price2021/01/20 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
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.