Competent Automobiles Company Limited engages in trading and servicing Maruti Suzuki vehicles in India.
Undervalued with proven track record.
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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
IN Specialty Retail
1 Year Return
IN Specialty Retail
Return vs Industry: 531041 exceeded the Indian Specialty Retail industry which returned -61.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: 531041 underperformed the Indian Market which returned 4.3% over the past year.
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?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: 531041 (₹115.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value (₹601.3)
Significantly Below Fair Value: 531041 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: 531041 is good value based on its PE Ratio (1.8x) compared to the IN Specialty Retail industry average (14.3x).
PE vs Market: 531041 is good value based on its PE Ratio (1.8x) compared to the Indian market (14.6x).
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 (0.3x) compared to the IN Specialty Retail industry average (0.7x).
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.
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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 ₹259.3M impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: 531041's current net profit margins (3.3%) are higher than last year (1.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: 531041's earnings have grown significantly by 26.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: 531041's earnings growth over the past year (145.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (26.5% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: 531041 earnings growth over the past year (145.5%) exceeded the Specialty Retail industry 48.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: 531041's Return on Equity (15.5%) is considered low.
How is Competent Automobiles's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: 531041's short term assets (₹1.9B) exceed its short term liabilities (₹1.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: 531041's short term assets (₹1.9B) exceed its long term liabilities (₹724.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: 531041's debt to equity ratio (42.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: 531041's debt to equity ratio has increased from 36.2% to 42.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: 531041's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (62.4%).
Interest Coverage: 531041's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.9x coverage).
What is Competent Automobiles's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: 531041's dividend (0.87%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Indian market (0.6%).
High Dividend: 531041's dividend (0.87%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Indian market (2.51%).
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 (1.6%), 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.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Raj Chopra (76 yo)
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 ($USD64.17K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Indian market ($USD48.97K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Raj's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman & MD||no data||₹4.80m||no data|
|Whole Time Director||21.42yrs||₹1.70m||no data|
|Whole Time Director||no data||₹1.20m||61.48% |
|Independent Director||13.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||8.83yrs||no data||1.06% |
|Independent Director||0.92yr||no data||1.64% |
Experienced Board: 531041's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.3 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.
Competent Automobiles Company Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Competent Automobiles Company Limited
- Ticker: 531041
- Exchange: BSE
- Founded: 1985
- Industry: Automotive Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: ₹709.863m
- Shares outstanding: 6.15m
- Website: https://www.competent-maruti.com
Number of Employees
- Competent Automobiles Company Limited
- Competent House, F-14
- Connaught Place
- New Delhi
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|531041||BSE (Mumbai Stock Exchange)||Yes||Equity Shares||IN||INR||Jan 2002|
Competent Automobiles Company Limited engages in trading and servicing Maruti Suzuki vehicles in India. It operates in two segments, Showroom and Services & Spares. The Showroom segment is involved in the ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/08/14 19:18|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/08/14 00:00|
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