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Sagicor Group Jamaica JMSE:SJ Stock Report

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15 May, 2022


Company Financials
SJ fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health3/6

SJ Stock Overview

Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, the United States, and internationally.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Sagicor Group Jamaica
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceJA$57.99
52 Week HighJA$68.00
52 Week LowJA$48.60
1 Month Change1.77%
3 Month Change0.63%
1 Year Change14.72%
3 Year Change28.87%
5 Year Change73.10%
Change since IPO4,042.14%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

SJJM InsuranceJM Market

Return vs Industry: SJ exceeded the JM Insurance industry which returned 13.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SJ exceeded the JM Market which returned 5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is SJ's price volatile compared to industry and market?
SJ volatility
SJ Average Weekly Movement6.6%
Insurance Industry Average Movement4.9%
Market Average Movement9.7%
10% most volatile stocks in JM Market16.4%
10% least volatile stocks in JM Market4.8%

Stable Share Price: SJ is less volatile than 75% of JM stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

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

About the Company

1840n/aChris Zacca

Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, the United States, and internationally. It operates through Individual Lines, Employee Benefits, Commercial Banking, Investment Banking, and Other segments. The Individual Lines segment provides life insurance, and health and annuity products to individuals.

Sagicor Group Jamaica Fundamentals Summary

How do Sagicor Group Jamaica's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SJ fundamental statistics
Market CapJA$226.30b
Earnings (TTM)JA$16.48b
Revenue (TTM)JA$98.82b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
SJ income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueJA$47.27b
Gross ProfitJA$51.56b
Other ExpensesJA$35.08b

Last Reported Earnings

Sep 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)4.22
Gross Margin52.17%
Net Profit Margin16.67%
Debt/Equity Ratio7.5%

How did SJ perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Sagicor Group Jamaica undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 1/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SJ (JMD57.99) is trading above our estimate of fair value (JMD8.5)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SJ is poor value based on its PE Ratio (13.7x) compared to the JM Insurance industry average (13.1x).

PE vs Market: SJ is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.7x) compared to the JM market (19.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SJ's PB Ratio (2x) is in line with the JM Insurance industry average.

Future Growth

How is Sagicor Group 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 Insurance 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 Sagicor Group 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.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has Sagicor Group 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: SJ has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SJ's current net profit margins (16.7%) are lower than last year (16.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

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

Accelerating Growth: SJ's earnings growth over the past year (9%) exceeds its 5-year average (6.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: SJ earnings growth over the past year (9%) exceeded the Insurance industry -3.7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: SJ's Return on Equity (9.7%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Sagicor Group Jamaica's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 3/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SJ's short term assets (JMD41.7B) exceed its short term liabilities (JMD33.9B).

Long Term Liabilities: SJ's short term assets (JMD41.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities (JMD344.8B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

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

Reducing Debt: SJ's debt to equity ratio has increased from 1.4% to 7.5% over the past 5 years.

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

Interest Coverage: SJ's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.9x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Sagicor Group Jamaica current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SJ's dividend (3.66%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the JM market (1.05%).

High Dividend: SJ's dividend (3.66%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the JM market (2.86%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: SJ's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as SJ has not reported any payouts.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: SJ is paying a dividend but the company has no free cash flows.

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Chris Zacca (60 yo)



Mr. Christopher W. Zacca, also known as Chris, B.Sc., M.B.A., CD, JP, serves as President & CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited. He serves as Chairman of the Board at Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited s...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: SJ's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: SJ's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.9 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

Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited
  • Ticker: SJ
  • Exchange: JMSE
  • Founded: 1840
  • Industry: Life and Health Insurance
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Implied Market Cap: JA$226.296b
  • Shares outstanding: 3.90b
  • Website:


  • Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited
  • R. Danny Williams Building
  • 28-48 Barbados Avenue
  • Kingston
  • 5
  • Jamaica


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/15 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/13 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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.