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Competent Automobiles

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2021/06/21 12:18 UTC

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Company Financials

Executive Summary

Competent Automobiles Company Limited engages in the trading and servicing of Maruti Suzuki vehicles in India. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and fair value.

Share Price & News

How has Competent Automobiles's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 531041 is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Indian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 531041's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




IN Specialty Retail


IN Market

1 Year Return




IN Specialty Retail


IN Market

Return vs Industry: 531041 exceeded the Indian Specialty Retail industry which returned 33.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 531041 exceeded the Indian Market which returned 60.9% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-6.2%-0.1%-1.5%
30 Day16.7%7.2%4.3%
90 Day25.6%13.7%10.8%
1 Year54.9%53.7%34.7%33.1%63.3%60.8%
3 Year-24.7%-26.2%-58.0%-58.5%40.4%33.5%
5 Year33.3%29.3%-67.2%-67.8%96.5%81.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Competent Automobiles's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is Competent Automobiles 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: 531041 (₹185.35) is trading above our estimate of fair value (₹9.33)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 531041 is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 531041 is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.4x) compared to the Indian Specialty Retail industry average (15.4x).

PE vs Market: 531041 is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.4x) compared to the Indian market (21.6x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 531041's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 531041 is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.4x) compared to the IN Specialty Retail industry average (1.3x).

Future Growth

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


Forecasted Retail 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 Competent Automobiles 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 Competent Automobiles performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 531041 has a large one-off gain of ₹292.0M impacting its December 31 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: 531041's current net profit margins (1.1%) are lower than last year (3.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 531041's earnings have grown by 9.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 531041's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: 531041 had negative earnings growth (-72.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Specialty Retail industry average (52.2%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: 531041's Return on Equity (4.8%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Competent Automobiles's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 531041's short term assets (₹2.0B) exceed its short term liabilities (₹1.3B).

Long Term Liabilities: 531041's short term assets (₹2.0B) exceed its long term liabilities (₹704.7M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 531041's debt to equity ratio (39.4%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: 531041's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 68.5% to 39.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 531041's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: 531041's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.7x coverage).

Balance Sheet


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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: 531041's dividend (0.54%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Indian market (0.38%).

High Dividend: 531041's dividend (0.54%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Indian market (1.58%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: 531041's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: 531041's dividend payments have not increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (5%), 531041'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.

Next Steps


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


Average board tenure


Raj Chopra (76 yo)

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Mr. Raj Chopra serves as the Chairman and Managing Director of Competent Automobiles Company Limited and has been its Executive Director since April 11, 1985. Mr. Chopra serves as a Director of Competent B...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Raj's total compensation ($USD83.60K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Indian market ($USD40.45K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Raj's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.

Board Members

Experienced Board: 531041's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 14.6 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

Competent Automobiles Company Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Competent Automobiles Company Limited
  • Ticker: 531041
  • Exchange: BSE
  • Founded: 1985
  • Industry: Automotive Retail
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: ₹1.139b
  • Shares outstanding: 6.15m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Competent Automobiles Company Limited
  • Competent House
  • F-14, Connaught Place
  • New Delhi
  • Delhi
  • 110001
  • India



Competent Automobiles Company Limited engages in the trading and servicing of Maruti Suzuki vehicles in India. It operates in two segments, Showroom and Services & Spares. The Showroom segment engages in t...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/06/21 12:18
End of Day Share Price2021/06/21 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/03/31

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.