SEHK:576

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Zhejiang Expressway Co., Ltd., an investment holding company, invests, develops, operates, maintains, and manages roads in the People’s Republic of China.


Snowflake Analysis

6 star dividend payer and good value.

Share Price & News

How has Zhejiang Expressway's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 576 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-3.2%

576

-2.7%

HK Infrastructure

-0.6%

HK Market


1 Year Return

-20.7%

576

-13.7%

HK Infrastructure

-7.6%

HK Market

Return vs Industry: 576 underperformed the Hong Kong Infrastructure industry which returned -13.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 576 underperformed the Hong Kong Market which returned -7.6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

576IndustryMarket
7 Day-3.2%-2.7%-0.6%
30 Day-8.1%-6.0%-1.2%
90 Day-9.2%-5.2%3.0%
1 Year-16.4%-20.7%-8.7%-13.7%-4.2%-7.6%
3 Year-16.6%-28.7%-7.1%-19.1%12.9%1.5%
5 Year-14.6%-33.4%-3.4%-23.2%13.1%-5.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Zhejiang Expressway's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Zhejiang Expressway 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: 576 (HK$6.35) is trading below our estimate of fair value (HK$21.31)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 576 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 576 is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.5x) compared to the Infrastructure industry average (8x).

PE vs Market: 576 is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.5x) compared to the Hong Kong market (10.1x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: 576 is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.2x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 576 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the HK Infrastructure industry average (0.6x).


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Future Growth

How is Zhejiang Expressway forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

5.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: 576's forecast earnings growth (5.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.6%).

Earnings vs Market: 576's earnings (5.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Hong Kong market (11.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: 576's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: 576's revenue (5.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Hong Kong market (9.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: 576's revenue (5.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: 576's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.8%).


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Past Performance

How has Zhejiang Expressway performed over the past 5 years?

9.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 576 has a large one-off gain of CN¥1.3B impacting its September 30 2019 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: 576's current net profit margins (38.7%) are higher than last year (32.8%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 576's earnings have grown by 9.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 576's earnings growth over the past year (8.2%) is below its 5-year average (9.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: 576 earnings growth over the past year (8.2%) exceeded the Infrastructure industry 1.1%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: 576's Return on Equity (14.5%) is considered low.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Zhejiang Expressway's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 576's short term assets (CN¥73.2B) exceed its short term liabilities (CN¥52.8B).

Long Term Liabilities: 576's short term assets (CN¥73.2B) exceed its long term liabilities (CN¥24.5B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 576's debt to equity ratio (77.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: 576's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.7% to 77.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 576's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (6.8%).

Interest Coverage: 576's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.9x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: 576 has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: 576's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 3x debt).


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Dividend

What is Zhejiang Expressway's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

6.54%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company6.5%marketbottom25%2.3%markettop25%6.3%industryaverage5.6%forecastin3Years7.2%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: 576's dividend (6.54%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Hong Kong market (2.29%).

High Dividend: 576's dividend (6.54%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Hong Kong market (6.34%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: 576's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: 576's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (42.3%), 576's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: 576's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (48% payout ratio).


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Management

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

5.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jianhu Luo (48yo)

7.7yrs

Tenure

CN¥926,000

Compensation

Ms. Jianhu Luo has been a General Manager of Zhejiang Expressway Co. Ltd. since June 11, 2012. Ms. Luo has been an Executive Director of Zhejiang Expressway Co. Ltd. since June 2012. She serves as the Boa ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jianhu's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the Hong Kong market ($USD560.84K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Dehua Wang
Chief Financial Officer5.9yrsCN¥746.00kno data
Xiuhua Zhang
Deputy General Manager0yrsCN¥796.00kno data
Yimin Zhu
Deputy General Manager4.6yrsCN¥796.00kno data
Zheng Hui
Executive0yrsCN¥751.00kno data
Jianhu Luo
General Manager & Executive Director7.7yrsCN¥926.00kno data
Tao Cheng
Executive Director4.6yrsCN¥926.00kno data
Wang Bingjiong
Deputy General Manager0.3yrsno datano data
Tony Zheng
Deputy GM & Company Secretary8.9yrsCN¥443.00kno data

5.9yrs

Average Tenure

50yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: 576's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.9 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jianhu Luo
General Manager & Executive Director7.7yrsCN¥926.00kno data
Tao Cheng
Executive Director4.6yrsCN¥926.00kno data
Wai Lee
Independent Non-Executive Director5.2yrsCN¥214.00kno data
Kerwei Pei
Independent Non-Executive Director7.7yrsCN¥211.00kno data
Benmeng Dai
Non Executive Director0yrsCN¥3.00kno data
Huagang Zhan
Employee Representative Supervisor0yrsCN¥796.00kno data
Zhihong Yu
Chairman of the Board1.8yrsno datano data
Ji Yu
Non-Executive Director1.8yrsno datano data
Bin Chen
Independent Non-Executive Director1.8yrsCN¥57.00kno data
Yingjie Yuan
Non-Executive Director0yrsno datano data

4.6yrs

Average Tenure

53yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: 576'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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Zhejiang Expressway Co., Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Zhejiang Expressway Co., Ltd.
  • Ticker: 576
  • Exchange: SEHK
  • Founded: 1997
  • Industry: Highways and Railtracks
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Market Cap: HK$27.579b
  • Shares outstanding: 4.34b
  • Website: https://www.zjec.com.cn

Number of Employees


Location

  • Zhejiang Expressway Co., Ltd.
  • No. 2 Mingzhu International Business Center
  • 5th Floor
  • Hangzhou
  • Zhejiang Province
  • 310020
  • China

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ZHEX.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesForeign Shares-Foreign ListedUSUSDMay 1997
ZHJDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesForeign Shares-Foreign ListedDEEURMay 1997
576SEHK (The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd.)YesForeign Shares-Foreign ListedHKHKDMay 1997
ZHEHLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesForeign Shares-Foreign ListedGBGBPMay 1997
576SZSC (The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong - Shenzhen - Hong Kong Stock Connect)YesForeign Shares-Foreign ListedHKHKDMay 1997
576SHSC (Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited - Shanghai - Hong Kong Stock Connect)YesForeign Shares-Foreign ListedHKHKDMay 1997

Biography

Zhejiang Expressway Co., Ltd., an investment holding company, invests, develops, operates, maintains, and manages roads in the People’s Republic of China. It operates through Toll Operation, Securities Operation, and Others segments. The Toll Operation segment engages in the operation and management of high grade roads; and collection of the expressway tolls. The Securities Operation segment offers securities and future broking, margin financing and securities lending, securities underwriting and sponsorship, asset management, advisory, and proprietary trading services. The Others segments provides hotel operation, high grade road construction, investment in other financial institutions, and other ancillary services. It also offers vehicle towing, repair and emergency, and rescue services. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Hangzhou, the People’s Republic of China. Zhejiang Expressway Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Zhejiang Communications Investment Group Co., Ltd. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/23 12:35
End of Day Share Price2020/02/21 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.