The Sandesh Limited engages in editing, printing, and publishing newspapers and periodicals in India. More Details
Excellent balance sheet with proven track record and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has Sandesh's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SANDESH is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Indian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SANDESH's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SANDESH exceeded the Indian Media industry which returned 47.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SANDESH underperformed the Indian Market which returned 68.6% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Sandesh's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Sandesh 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: SANDESH (₹703.5) is trading above our estimate of fair value (₹65.47)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SANDESH is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SANDESH is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.4x) compared to the Indian Media industry average (14.4x).
PE vs Market: SANDESH is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.4x) compared to the Indian market (19.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate SANDESH's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SANDESH is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the IN Media industry average (1.7x).
How is Sandesh forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
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.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has Sandesh performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SANDESH has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SANDESH's current net profit margins (32%) are higher than last year (17.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SANDESH's earnings have declined by 0.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SANDESH's earnings growth over the past year (43.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (-0.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: SANDESH earnings growth over the past year (43.7%) exceeded the Media industry -9.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: SANDESH's Return on Equity (11.9%) is considered low.
How is Sandesh's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SANDESH's short term assets (₹4.5B) exceed its short term liabilities (₹453.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: SANDESH's short term assets (₹4.5B) exceed its long term liabilities (₹90.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SANDESH's debt to equity ratio (0.01%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: SANDESH's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 3.7% to 0.01% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SANDESH's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.
Interest Coverage: SANDESH's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (265.1x coverage).
What is Sandesh current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SANDESH's dividend (0.71%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Indian market (0.4%).
High Dividend: SANDESH's dividend (0.71%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Indian market (1.68%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SANDESH's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SANDESH's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (3.8%), SANDESH's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Falgunbhai Patel (64 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 ($USD470.03K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Indian market ($USD40.87K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Falgunbhai's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Board: SANDESH's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13.4 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
The Sandesh Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: The Sandesh Limited
- Ticker: SANDESH
- Exchange: NSEI
- Founded: 1923
- Industry: Publishing
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: ₹5.297b
- Shares outstanding: 7.57m
- Website: https://sandesh.com
Number of Employees
- The Sandesh Limited
- Sandesh Bhavan
- Lad Society Road
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...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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