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Sandesh BSE:526725 Stock Report

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18 Aug, 2022


Company Financials
526725 fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health6/6

526725 Stock Overview

The Sandesh Limited engages in editing, printing, and publishing newspapers and periodicals in India.

Sandesh Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Sandesh
Historical stock prices
Current Share Price₹765.00
52 Week High₹934.00
52 Week Low₹635.65
1 Month Change7.80%
3 Month Change2.42%
1 Year Change-8.08%
3 Year Change40.24%
5 Year Change-11.05%
Change since IPO608.33%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

526725IN MediaIN Market

Return vs Industry: 526725 underperformed the Indian Media industry which returned 16.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 526725 underperformed the Indian Market which returned 9.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is 526725's price volatile compared to industry and market?
526725 volatility
526725 Average Weekly Movement7.1%
Media Industry Average Movement6.3%
Market Average Movement6.3%
10% most volatile stocks in IN Market9.0%
10% least volatile stocks in IN Market4.1%

Stable Share Price: 526725 is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Indian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 526725's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1923449Falgunbhai Patel

The Sandesh Limited engages in editing, printing, and publishing newspapers and periodicals in India. It publishes SANDESH, a premier Gujarati daily newspaper; and Sandesh Pratyaksha Panchang, a periodical. The company also operates Sandesh News, a Gujarati news channel; Spotlight, an out of home media solution; and a Gujarati news app.

Sandesh Fundamentals Summary

How do Sandesh's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
526725 fundamental statistics
Market Cap₹5.79b
Earnings (TTM)₹878.03m
Revenue (TTM)₹3.78b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
526725 income statement (TTM)
Cost of Revenue₹1.70b
Gross Profit₹2.09b
Other Expenses₹1.21b

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)116.00
Gross Margin55.12%
Net Profit Margin23.21%
Debt/Equity Ratio0.01%

How did 526725 perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is 526725 undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for 526725?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

526725 key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue0.8x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA2.4x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does 526725's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

526725 PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for 526725 vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average10.2x
540497 S Chand
533217 Hindustan Media Ventures
532662 HT Media
533151 D. B
526725 Sandesh

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: 526725 is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (6.6x) compared to the peer average (10.2x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does 526725's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the IN Media Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: 526725 is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (6.6x) compared to the Indian Media industry average (15.5x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is 526725's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

526725 PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio6.6x
Fair PE Ration/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 526725's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of 526725 when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: 526725 (₹765) is trading above our estimate of fair value (₹641.47)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 526725 is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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Future Growth

How is Sandesh 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 Media 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 Sandesh 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.

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  • Examine Sandesh's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  • Sandesh competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.

Past Performance

How has Sandesh performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 526725 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 526725's current net profit margins (23.2%) are lower than last year (26.5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 526725's earnings have grown by 6.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 526725's earnings growth over the past year (2.3%) is below its 5-year average (6.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: 526725 earnings growth over the past year (2.3%) underperformed the Media industry 14%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: 526725's Return on Equity (9.2%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Sandesh'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: 526725's short term assets (₹4.8B) exceed its short term liabilities (₹600.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: 526725's short term assets (₹4.8B) exceed its long term liabilities (₹36.1M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 526725 has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: 526725's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 0.3% to 0.01% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 526725's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (22324.2%).

Interest Coverage: 526725's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (781.3x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 5/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: 526725's dividend (0.65%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Indian market (0.38%).

High Dividend: 526725's dividend (0.65%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Indian market (1.7%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: 526725's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: 526725's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (4.3%), 526725's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (17.4%), 526725's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.

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


Average board tenure


Falgunbhai Patel (66 yo)





Mr. Falgunbhai Chimanbhai Patel, B.Com, M.B.A. (USA), serves as Chairman of The Sandesh Limited and has been its Managing Director since 1978. Mr. Chimanbhai has been an Executive Director of The Sandesh L...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Falgunbhai's total compensation ($USD496.99K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Indian market ($USD37.82K).

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

Board Members

Experienced Board: 526725's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 17.4 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: The Sandesh Limited
  • Ticker: 526725
  • Exchange: BSE
  • Founded: 1923
  • Industry: Publishing
  • Sector: Media
  • Implied Market Cap: ₹5.791b
  • Shares outstanding: 7.57m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • The Sandesh Limited
  • Sandesh Bhavan
  • Lad Society Road
  • Ahmedabad
  • Gujarat
  • 380054
  • India


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/18 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/18 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.