Stock Analysis Report

Smart-Core Holdings

Executive Summary

Smart-Core Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the trading of integrated circuits and other electronic components in the People’s Republic of China.

Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet with questionable track record.

Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 2166 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




HK Electronic


HK Market

1 Year Return




HK Electronic


HK Market

Return vs Industry: 2166 underperformed the Hong Kong Electronic industry which returned -20.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 2166 underperformed the Hong Kong Market which returned -20.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.5%4.4%5.3%
30 Day3.1%-12.8%-8.5%
90 Day-10.7%-24.0%-14.7%
1 Year-20.8%-23.9%-18.2%-20.5%-17.6%-20.4%
3 Year-25.4%-31.3%-23.2%-29.5%-2.5%-12.3%
5 Yearn/a24.8%8.4%-5.7%-20.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Smart-Core Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: 2166 (HK$1.34) is trading above our estimate of fair value (HK$0.75)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 2166 is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 2166 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (12.2x) compared to the Electronic industry average (7.9x).

PE vs Market: 2166 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (12.2x) compared to the Hong Kong market (9.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 2166's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 2166 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the HK Electronic industry average (0.7x).

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Future Growth

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


Forecasted Tech 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 Smart-Core 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 Smart-Core Holdings performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 2166 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 2166's current net profit margins (1.2%) are lower than last year (1.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 2166's earnings have grown by 4.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 2166's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: 2166 had negative earnings growth (-31.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electronic industry average (-10.7%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: 2166's Return on Equity (9.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Smart-Core Holdings's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 2166's short term assets (HK$1.4B) exceed its short term liabilities (HK$930.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: 2166's short term assets (HK$1.4B) exceed its long term liabilities (HK$15.5M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 2166's debt to equity ratio (68.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: 2166's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 94.3% to 68.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 2166's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: 2166's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: 2166 has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: 2166's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 3.2x debt).

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What is Smart-Core Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: 2166's dividend (4.48%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Hong Kong market (2.56%).

High Dividend: 2166's dividend (4.48%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Hong Kong market (7.14%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, 2166 has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: 2166's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 3 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (36.5%), 2166's dividend payments are well 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.

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


Average board tenure


Weidong Tian (53yo)

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Mr. Weidong Tian is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Smart-Core Holdings Limited and has been its Executive Director since October 22, 2015. Mr. Tian has been leading Smart-Core for over 10 ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Weidong's total compensation ($USD180.35K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Hong Kong market ($USD228.41K).

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

Board Members

Weidong Tian
Founderno dataHK$1.40m53.25% HK$351.7m
Tsz Leung Wong
CFO & Executive Director4.5yrsHK$1.02m18.26% HK$120.6m
Hongbing Liu
Executive Director4.5yrsHK$1.10mno data
Yan Qing
Executive Director1yrno data0.25% HK$1.7m
Ming-Je Tang
Independent Non-Executive Director4.08yrsHK$280.00kno data
Hok Leung Wong
Independent Non-Executive Director1.75yrsHK$140.00kno data
Gang Zheng
Independent Non-Executive Director4.08yrsHK$280.00kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: 2166's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).


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

Smart-Core Holdings Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Smart-Core Holdings Limited
  • Ticker: 2166
  • Exchange: SEHK
  • Founded: 2005
  • Industry: Technology Distributors
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: HK$660.560m
  • Shares outstanding: 492.96m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Smart-Core Holdings Limited
  • Tower B
  • 15th Floor
  • Kwai Chung
  • New Territories
  • Hong Kong


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
2166SEHK (The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd.)YesOrdinary SharesHKHKDOct 2016


Smart-Core Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the trading of integrated circuits and other electronic components in the People’s Republic of China. It also provides technical value-added services. The company’s products are used in various applications, such as smart media display, intelligent broadcasting terminal, mobile terminal, smart automotive electronics, and memory products. Its principal customers include consumer electronic product manufacturing companies, original design manufacturers, and original equipment manufacturers in the electronic product industry. The company was formerly known as Smart-Core Cloud Group Limited and changed its name to Smart-Core Holdings Limited in August 2016. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong. Smart-Core Holdings Limited is a subsidiary of Smart IC Limited. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/01 13:31
End of Day Share Price2020/04/01 00:00
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.