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Waterbase BSE:523660 Stock Report

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24 May, 2022


Company Financials
523660 fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance1/6
Financial Health6/6

523660 Stock Overview

The Waterbase Limited operates as an aquaculture company in India.

Waterbase Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Waterbase
Historical stock prices
Current Share Price₹81.00
52 Week High₹145.85
52 Week Low₹77.00
1 Month Change-13.32%
3 Month Change-12.34%
1 Year Change-35.12%
3 Year Change-44.14%
5 Year Change-21.28%
Change since IPO422.58%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

523660IN FoodIN Market

Return vs Industry: 523660 underperformed the Indian Food industry which returned 5.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 523660 underperformed the Indian Market which returned 8.6% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is 523660's price volatile compared to industry and market?
523660 volatility
523660 Average Weekly Movement5.4%
Food Industry Average Movement7.4%
Market Average Movement6.8%
10% most volatile stocks in IN Market9.6%
10% least volatile stocks in IN Market4.5%

Stable Share Price: 523660 is less volatile than 75% of Indian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 523660's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1987257Ramakanth Akula

The Waterbase Limited operates as an aquaculture company in India. It produces and trades in shrimp feed, such as IQF, block frozen, and cooked Vannamei, tiger shrimp, and scampi feed; and other feed, as well as farm care products. The company also engages in shrimp hatchery activities.

Waterbase Fundamentals Summary

How do Waterbase's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
523660 fundamental statistics
Market Cap₹3.36b
Earnings (TTM)₹749.00k
Revenue (TTM)₹2.99b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
523660 income statement (TTM)
Cost of Revenue₹2.19b
Gross Profit₹800.42m
Other Expenses₹799.67m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.018
Gross Margin26.79%
Net Profit Margin0.025%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did 523660 perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 0/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: 523660 (₹81) is trading above our estimate of fair value (₹10.69)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 523660 is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 523660 is poor value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (4480.1x) compared to the Indian Food industry average (22x).

PE vs Market: 523660 is poor value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (4480.1x) compared to the Indian market (20.4x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 523660's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 523660's Price-To-Book Ratio (1.8x) is in line with the IN Food industry average.

Future Growth

How is Waterbase forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


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 Waterbase 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.

Past Performance

How has Waterbase performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 1/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 523660 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 523660's current net profit margins (0.03%) are lower than last year (2.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 523660's earnings have declined by 29.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 523660's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: 523660 had negative earnings growth (-98.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Food industry average (14%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: 523660's Return on Equity (0.04%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Waterbase's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 523660's short term assets (₹1.5B) exceed its short term liabilities (₹380.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: 523660's short term assets (₹1.5B) exceed its long term liabilities (₹34.3M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 523660 is debt free.

Reducing Debt: 523660 has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 54.2%.

Debt Coverage: 523660 has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: 523660 has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet


What is Waterbase current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 1/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: 523660's dividend (1.23%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Indian market (0.36%).

High Dividend: 523660's dividend (1.23%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Indian market (1.62%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: 523660 has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: 523660 has only been paying a dividend for 8 years, and since then payments have fallen.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its high payout ratio (5000%), 523660's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: 523660 is paying a dividend but the company has no free cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Ramakanth Akula (53 yo)





Mr. Ramakanth V. Akula has been the Chief Executive Officer of The Waterbase Limited since joining on August 1, 2014.

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ramakanth's total compensation ($USD257.74K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Indian market ($USD38.56K).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: 523660's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: 523660's board of directors are considered experienced (9.9 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.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

The Waterbase Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: The Waterbase Limited
  • Ticker: 523660
  • Exchange: BSE
  • Founded: 1987
  • Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Implied Market Cap: ₹3.356b
  • Shares outstanding: 41.43m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • The Waterbase Limited
  • Thapar House
  • No. 37, Montieth Road
  • Chennai
  • Tamil Nadu
  • 600008
  • India


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/24 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/24 00:00
Annual Earnings2022/03/31

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.