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
Average dividend payer with mediocre balance sheet.
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.
7 Day Return
HK Gas Utilities
1 Year Return
HK Gas Utilities
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.
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?
Simply Wall St News
3 days ago | Simply Wall StDid The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (HKG:3) Insiders Buy Up More Shares?
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StDon't Race Out To Buy The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (HKG:3) Just Because It's Going Ex-Dividend
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StReturns On Capital At Hong Kong and China Gas (HKG:3) Have Stalled
Is Hong Kong and China Gas 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: 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).
How is Hong Kong and China Gas forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
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%).
How has Hong Kong and China Gas performed over the past 5 years?
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.
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$41.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: 3's debt to equity ratio (54.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: 3's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 55.6% to 54.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: 3's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (22.8%).
Interest Coverage: 3's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (9x coverage).
What is Hong Kong and China Gas's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: 3's dividend (2.77%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Hong Kong market (1.9%).
High Dividend: 3's dividend (2.77%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Hong Kong market (6.05%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: 3's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: 3's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (103.5%), 3's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: 3's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (80.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Alfred Chan (69 yo)
Mr. Wing Kin Chan, also known as Alfred, B.B.S., C.Eng., F.H.K.I.E., F.I. Mech.E., F.I.G.E.M., F.E.I., M.Sc. (Eng), B.Sc. (Eng), has been the Managing Director of The Hong Kong And China Gas Company Limite...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Alfred's total compensation ($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.
Experienced Board: 3's board of directors are considered experienced (8.3 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- 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
- The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited
- 363 Java Road
- 23rd Floor
- North Point
- Hong Kong
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
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