QUESS Stock Overview
Quess Corp Limited operates as a business services provider in India, South East Asia, and North America.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||₹862.45|
|52 Week High||₹989.90|
|52 Week Low||₹413.65|
|1 Month Change||-2.09%|
|3 Month Change||3.13%|
|1 Year Change||73.24%|
|3 Year Change||38.82%|
|5 Year Change||31.27%|
|Change since IPO||71.43%|
Recent News & Updates
There Are Reasons To Feel Uneasy About Quess' (NSE:QUESS) Returns On Capital
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|QUESS||IN Professional Services||IN Market|
Return vs Industry: QUESS underperformed the Indian Professional Services industry which returned 121.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: QUESS exceeded the Indian Market which returned 40.1% over the past year.
|QUESS Average Weekly Movement||5.4%|
|Professional Services Industry Average Movement||6.3%|
|Market Average Movement||6.2%|
|10% most volatile stocks in IN Market||9.2%|
|10% least volatile stocks in IN Market||3.9%|
Stable Share Price: QUESS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Indian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: QUESS's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Quess Corp Limited operates as a business services provider in India, South East Asia, and North America. It operates through Workforce Management, Operating Asset Management, and Global Technology Solutions segments. The Workforce Management segment provides staffing services and solutions, including general staffing, IT staffing, recruitment and executive search, and recruitment process outsourcing, as well as payroll, compliance and background verification services, training and skill development, and logistic services.
Quess Fundamentals Summary
|QUESS fundamental statistics|
Is QUESS overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|QUESS income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||₹106.84b|
Last Reported Earnings
Sep 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||4.21|
|Net Profit Margin||0.52%|
How did QUESS perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
0.9%Current Dividend Yield
Is Quess 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: QUESS (₹862.45) is trading above our estimate of fair value (₹303.97)
Significantly Below Fair Value: QUESS is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: QUESS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (204.9x) compared to the Indian Professional Services industry average (20.1x).
PE vs Market: QUESS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (204.9x) compared to the Indian market (19.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: QUESS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: QUESS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.5x) compared to the IN Professional Services industry average (1.6x).
How is Quess 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: QUESS's forecast earnings growth (40.8% per year) is above the savings rate (6.7%).
Earnings vs Market: QUESS's earnings (40.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Indian market (20.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: QUESS's revenue (15.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Indian market (12.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: QUESS's revenue (15.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: QUESS's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (21.9%)
How has Quess performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: QUESS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: QUESS became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: QUESS's earnings have declined by 35.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: QUESS has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: QUESS has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Professional Services industry (25.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: QUESS's Return on Equity (3%) is considered low.
How is Quess's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: QUESS's short term assets (₹28.2B) exceed its short term liabilities (₹21.7B).
Long Term Liabilities: QUESS's short term assets (₹28.2B) exceed its long term liabilities (₹4.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: QUESS's net debt to equity ratio (4.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: QUESS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 46.3% to 28.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: QUESS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (78.7%).
Interest Coverage: QUESS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.3x coverage).
What is Quess's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: QUESS's dividend (0.93%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Indian market (0.35%).
High Dividend: QUESS's dividend (0.93%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Indian market (1.47%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Too early to tell whether QUESS's dividend payments have been stable as they only just started paying a dividend.
Growing Dividend: Too early to tell if QUESS's dividend payments are increasing as they only just started paying a dividend.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (165.8%), QUESS's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: QUESS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (20% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Krishna Moraje (45 yo)
Mr. Krishna Suraj Moraje has been a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of Allsec Technologies Limited since January 24, 2020. Mr. Moraje serves as Managing Director and Group CEO of Quess Corp Limited...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Krishna's total compensation ($USD253.29K) is below average for companies of similar size in the Indian market ($USD423.56K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Krishna's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: QUESS's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: QUESS's board of directors are considered experienced (4 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.
Quess Corp Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Quess Corp Limited
- Ticker: QUESS
- Exchange: NSEI
- Founded: 2007
- Industry: Human Resource and Employment Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: ₹127.391b
- Shares outstanding: 147.79m
- Website: https://www.quesscorp.com
Number of Employees
- Quess Corp Limited
- Quess House
- 3/3/2 Bellandur Gate
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/12/05 12:05|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/12/03 00:00|
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.