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QuessNSEI:QUESS Stock Report

Market Cap

₹127.4b

7D

-0.7%

1Y

73.2%

Updated

05 Dec, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
QUESS fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation0/6
Future Growth5/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends2/6

QUESS Stock Overview

Quess Corp Limited operates as a business services provider in India, South East Asia, and North America.

Quess Competitors

CBRE Group

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Jones Lang LaSalle

NYSE:JLL

US$12.1b

Colliers International Group

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CA$7.7b

Cushman & Wakefield

NYSE:CWK

US$4.2b

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Quess
Historical stock prices
Current Share Price₹862.45
52 Week High₹989.90
52 Week Low₹413.65
Beta1.09
1 Month Change-2.09%
3 Month Change3.13%
1 Year Change73.24%
3 Year Change38.82%
5 Year Change31.27%
Change since IPO71.43%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 19
There Are Reasons To Feel Uneasy About Quess' (NSE:QUESS) Returns On Capital

There Are Reasons To Feel Uneasy About Quess' (NSE:QUESS) Returns On Capital

There are a few key trends to look for if we want to identify the next multi-bagger. Ideally, a business will show two...

Shareholder Returns

QUESSIN Professional ServicesIN Market
7D-0.7%0.5%0.9%
1Y73.2%121.2%40.1%

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.

Price Volatility

Is QUESS's price volatile compared to industry and market?
QUESS volatility
QUESS Average Weekly Movement5.4%
Professional Services Industry Average Movement6.3%
Market Average Movement6.2%
10% most volatile stocks in IN Market9.2%
10% least volatile stocks in IN Market3.9%

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

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
20076,603Krishna Morajehttps://www.quesscorp.com

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

How do Quess's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
QUESS fundamental statistics
Market Cap₹127.39b
Earnings (TTM)₹621.71m
Revenue (TTM)₹120.27b

204.9x

P/E Ratio

1.1x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
QUESS income statement (TTM)
Revenue₹120.27b
Cost of Revenue₹106.84b
Gross Profit₹13.44b
Expenses₹12.81b
Earnings₹621.71m

Last Reported Earnings

Sep 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)4.21
Gross Margin11.17%
Net Profit Margin0.52%
Debt/Equity Ratio28.6%

How did QUESS perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

0.9%

Current Dividend Yield

166%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

Is Quess undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

204.9x

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).


Future Growth

How is Quess forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

40.8%

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%)


Past Performance

How has Quess performed over the past 5 years?

-35.5%

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.


Financial Health

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).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

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

0.93%

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).


Next Steps

Management

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

1.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Krishna Moraje (45 yo)

1.67yrs

Tenure

₹19,060,000

Compensation

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.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: QUESS's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

Experienced Board: QUESS's board of directors are considered experienced (4 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

Quess Corp Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • 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


Location

  • Quess Corp Limited
  • Quess House
  • 3/3/2 Bellandur Gate
  • Bengaluru
  • Karnataka
  • 560103
  • India

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/12/05 12:05
End of Day Share Price2021/12/03 00:00
Earnings2021/09/30
Annual Earnings2021/03/31


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.