B & A Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in growing, processing, cultivating, and blending of black tea in India. More Details
Undervalued with solid track record.
Share Price & News
How has B & A's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: 508136 is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Indian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: 508136's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: 508136 exceeded the Indian Food industry which returned 37.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: 508136 underperformed the Indian Market which returned 72.2% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is B & A's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is B & A undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: 508136 (₹154) is trading below our estimate of fair value (₹497.03)
Significantly Below Fair Value: 508136 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: 508136 is good value based on its PE Ratio (3x) compared to the IN Food industry average (16.2x).
PE vs Market: 508136 is good value based on its PE Ratio (3x) compared to the Indian market (18.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 508136's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: 508136 is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.5x) compared to the IN Food industry average (1.3x).
How is B & A forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Food, Beverage & Tobacco industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as B & A has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has B & A performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: 508136 has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: 508136's current net profit margins (6.9%) are higher than last year (3.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: 508136's earnings have grown by 3.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: 508136's earnings growth over the past year (116.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (3.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: 508136 earnings growth over the past year (116.1%) exceeded the Food industry 19.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: 508136's Return on Equity (17.3%) is considered low.
How is B & A's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: 508136's short term assets (₹1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities (₹826.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: 508136's short term assets (₹1.2B) exceed its long term liabilities (₹242.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: 508136's debt to equity ratio (45.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: 508136's debt to equity ratio has increased from 44.2% to 45.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: 508136's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (32%).
Interest Coverage: 508136's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.9x coverage).
What is B & A current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate 508136's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate 508136's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 508136's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 508136's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: 508136 is not paying a notable dividend for the Indian market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of 508136's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Indian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Somnath Chatterjee (58 yo)
Mr. Somnath Chatterjee, B.Com has been the Managing Director of B&A Ltd., since April 1, 2010 and serves as its Executive Director since June 28, 2007. Mr. Chatterjee served as a whole time Director of B &...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Somnath's total compensation ($USD47.97K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Indian market ($USD40.60K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Somnath's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: 508136's management team is seasoned and experienced (11 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: 508136's board of directors are considered experienced (7 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
B & A Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: B & A Limited
- Ticker: 508136
- Exchange: BSE
- Founded: 1915
- Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Market Cap: ₹477.400m
- Shares outstanding: 3.10m
- Website: https://www.barooahs.com
Number of Employees
- B & A Limited
- 113, Park Street
- 9th Floor
- West Bengal
B & A Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in growing, processing, cultivating, and blending of black tea in India. It operates through two segments, Tea and Packaging. The company operates thr...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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