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Hong Kong and China Gas

Market Cap

HK$224.7b

Last Updated

2021/06/21 10:34 UTC

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Executive Summary

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and markets gas in Hong Kong and Mainland China. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Average dividend payer with mediocre balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has Hong Kong and China Gas's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 3 is less volatile than 75% of Hong Kong stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 3's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-4.7%

3

-4.3%

HK Gas Utilities

-1.3%

HK Market


1 Year Return

2.2%

3

13.8%

HK Gas Utilities

21.5%

HK Market

Return vs Industry: 3 underperformed the Hong Kong Gas Utilities industry which returned 13.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 3 underperformed the Hong Kong Market which returned 21.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

3IndustryMarket
7 Day-4.7%-4.3%-1.3%
30 Day-7.6%-4.3%-0.2%
90 Day1.5%-1.0%-1.9%
1 Year5.1%2.2%18.8%13.8%26.0%21.5%
3 Year0.8%-6.2%15.0%5.2%10.5%-1.3%
5 Year40.4%25.4%94.3%68.4%59.8%32.6%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Hong Kong and China Gas's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Hong Kong and China Gas undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

36.47x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: 3 (HK$12.04) is trading above our estimate of fair value (HK$8.66)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 3 is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 3 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (37.4x) compared to the Hong Kong Gas Utilities industry average (14.6x).

PE vs Market: 3 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (37.4x) compared to the Hong Kong market (11.5x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: 3 is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.1x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 3 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.2x) compared to the HK Gas Utilities industry average (1.1x).


Future Growth

How is Hong Kong and China Gas forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

12.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: 3's forecast earnings growth (12.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.5%).

Earnings vs Market: 3's earnings (12.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Hong Kong market (19.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: 3's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: 3's revenue (8.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Hong Kong market (12.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: 3's revenue (8.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: 3's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.4%).


Past Performance

How has Hong Kong and China Gas performed over the past 5 years?

-2.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 3 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 3's current net profit margins (14.7%) are lower than last year (17.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 3's earnings have declined by 2.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 3's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: 3 had negative earnings growth (-13.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Gas Utilities industry average (6.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: 3's Return on Equity (9.1%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Hong Kong and China Gas's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 3's short term assets (HK$20.2B) do not cover its short term liabilities (HK$29.8B).

Long Term Liabilities: 3's short term assets (HK$20.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities (HK$41.3B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 3's debt to equity ratio (54.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: 3's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 55.6% to 54.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 3's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (22.8%).

Interest Coverage: 3's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (9x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Hong Kong and China Gas's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

2.84%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: 3's dividend (2.77%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Hong Kong market (1.9%).

High Dividend: 3's dividend (2.77%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Hong Kong market (6.05%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: 3's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: 3's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (103.5%), 3's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: 3's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (80.5% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

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

8.3yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Alfred Chan (69 yo)

24.08yrs

Tenure

HK$34,600,000

Compensation

Mr. Wing Kin Chan, also known as Alfred, B.B.S., C.Eng., F.H.K.I.E., F.I. Mech.E., F.I.G.E.M., F.E.I., M.Sc. (Eng), B.Sc. (Eng), has been the Managing Director of The Hong Kong And China Gas Company Limite...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Alfred's total compensation ($USD4.46M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Hong Kong market ($USD933.95K).

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


Board Members

Experienced Board: 3's board of directors are considered experienced (8.3 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

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited
  • Ticker: 3
  • Exchange: SEHK
  • Founded: 1862
  • Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Market Cap: HK$224.665b
  • Shares outstanding: 18.66b
  • Website: https://www.towngas.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited
  • 363 Java Road
  • 23rd Floor
  • North Point
  • Hong Kong

Listings


Biography

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and markets gas in Hong Kong and Mainland China. It is involved in the provision of liquefied natural gas...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/06/21 10:34
End of Day Share Price2021/06/21 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.