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138 Student Living Jamaica JMSE:138SL Stock Report

Last Price


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27 Sep, 2022


Company Financials
138SL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health2/6

138SL Stock Overview

138 Student Living Jamaica Limited, together with its subsidiary, engages in the construction and rental of living facilities at the University of the West Indies (UWI).

138 Student Living Jamaica Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for 138 Student Living Jamaica
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceJA$5.54
52 Week HighJA$9.50
52 Week LowJA$3.11
1 Month Change-23.59%
3 Month Change8.63%
1 Year Change9.70%
3 Year Change47.73%
5 Year Change15.42%
Change since IPO35.12%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

138SLJM HospitalityJM Market

Return vs Industry: 138SL underperformed the JM Hospitality industry which returned 55.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 138SL exceeded the JM Market which returned -4.9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is 138SL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
138SL volatility
138SL Average Weekly Movement20.5%
Hospitality Industry Average Movement6.3%
Market Average Movement9.1%
10% most volatile stocks in JM Market15.8%
10% least volatile stocks in JM Market5.4%

Stable Share Price: 138SL is more volatile than 90% of JM stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 20% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 138SL's weekly volatility (20%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of JM stocks.

About the Company

201493Cranston Ewan

138 Student Living Jamaica Limited, together with its subsidiary, engages in the construction and rental of living facilities at the University of the West Indies (UWI). The company is also involved in the restoration and reconstruction of traditional halls. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 1,464 rooms in 4 locations on the UWI Mona Campus consisting of 1,692 beds.

138 Student Living Jamaica Fundamentals Summary

How do 138 Student Living Jamaica's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
138SL fundamental statistics
Market CapJA$2.30b
Earnings (TTM)JA$199.52m
Revenue (TTM)JA$909.38m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
138SL income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueJA$10.26m
Gross ProfitJA$899.12m
Other ExpensesJA$699.60m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.48
Gross Margin98.87%
Net Profit Margin21.94%
Debt/Equity Ratio98.5%

How did 138SL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is 138SL 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 138SL?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

138SL 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/Revenue7.5x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA14.2x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does 138SL's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

138SL PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for 138SL vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average57.3x
DCOVE Dolphin Cove
ECL Express Catering
SUNBIRD Sunbird Tourism
ESTA Esta Multi Usaha
138SL 138 Student Living Jamaica

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: 138SL is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (11.5x) compared to the peer average (57.3x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does 138SL's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Hospitality Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: 138SL is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (11.5x) compared to the Global Hospitality industry average (22.1x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is 138SL'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.

138SL PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio11.5x
Fair PE Ration/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 138SL's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of 138SL when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: 138SL (JMD5.54) is trading above our estimate of fair value (JMD2.78)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 138SL 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 138 Student Living Jamaica 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 Consumer Services 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 138 Student Living Jamaica 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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  • Take a look at our analysis of 138SL’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.

Past Performance

How has 138 Student Living Jamaica performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 138SL has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 138SL's current net profit margins (21.9%) are higher than last year (19.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 138SL's earnings have grown significantly by 35.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 138SL's earnings growth over the past year (0.4%) is below its 5-year average (35.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: 138SL earnings growth over the past year (0.4%) underperformed the Hospitality industry 205.7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: 138SL's Return on Equity (4.3%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is 138 Student Living Jamaica's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 2/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 138SL's short term assets (JMD1.6B) exceed its short term liabilities (JMD1.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: 138SL's short term assets (JMD1.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities (JMD4.4B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 138SL's net debt to equity ratio (97.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: 138SL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 217.9% to 98.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 138SL's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (7.2%).

Interest Coverage: 138SL's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is 138 Student Living Jamaica current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

138 Student Living Jamaica Dividend Yield vs Market
How does 138 Student Living Jamaica dividend yield compare to the market?
SegmentDividend Yield
Company (138 Student Living Jamaica)n/a
Market Bottom 25% (JM)1.5%
Market Top 25% (JM)3.6%
Industry Average (Hospitality)3.0%
Analyst forecast in 3 Years (138 Student Living Jamaica)n/a

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate 138SL's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate 138SL's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 138SL's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 138SL's dividend payments have been increasing.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as 138SL has not reported any payouts.

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


Average management tenure


Cranston Ewan



Mr. Cranston Ewan has been Chief Executive Officer of 138 Student Living Jamaica Limited since June 24, 2019.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: 138SL's management team is considered experienced (4.2 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: 138SL's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 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

What is the ownership structure of 138SL?
Owner TypeNumber of SharesOwnership Percentage
Individual Insiders22,010,9335.3%
General Public45,555,64611.0%
Private Companies68,803,83216.6%

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

Top Shareholders

Top 14 shareholders own 89.01% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
Sagicor Pooled Investment Funds Limited
NCB Capital Markets Limited
K Limited
68,803,832JMD381.2m0%no data
Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited, Asset Management Arm
Jamaica Stock Exchange Ltd., Asset Management Arm
Barita Unit Trusts Management Company Limited
Wisynco Group Limited, Pension Fund
10,000,000JMD55.4m0%no data
Douglas Stiebel
7,776,341JMD43.1m0%no data
Barrington Brown
7,334,592JMD40.6m0%no data
Claudette Cooke
5,400,000JMD29.9m0%no data
JMMB Group Limited, ESOP
Ian Parsard
1,000,000JMD5.5m0%no data
Peter Pearson
400,000JMD2.2m0%no data
Sharon Donaldson-Levine
100,000JMD554.0k0%no data

Company Information

138 Student Living Jamaica Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: 138 Student Living Jamaica Limited
  • Ticker: 138SL
  • Exchange: JMSE
  • Founded: 2014
  • Industry: Hotels, Resorts and Cruise Lines
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Implied Market Cap: JA$2.296b
  • Shares outstanding: 414.50m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • 138 Student Living Jamaica Limited
  • 2 Castries Drive
  • University of the West Indies
  • Kingston
  • 7
  • Jamaica


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
138SLJMSE (The Jamaica Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesJMJMDJan 2015
138SLVRJMSE (The Jamaica Stock Exchange)PRF SHSJMJMDJan 2015

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/09/27 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/09/26 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/09/30

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.