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Union Tobacco & Cigarette Industries ASE:UTOB Stock Report

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24 Sep, 2022


Company Financials
UTOB fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health1/6

UTOB Stock Overview

Union Tobacco & Cigarette Industries Co., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and marketing of tobacco and cigarettes in Jordan.

Union Tobacco & Cigarette Industries Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Union Tobacco & Cigarette Industries
Historical stock prices
Current Share Priceد.أ0.90
52 Week Highد.أ1.95
52 Week Lowد.أ0.54
1 Month Change-4.26%
3 Month Change-12.62%
1 Year Change-48.31%
3 Year Change-56.61%
5 Year Change-82.97%
Change since IPO-48.31%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

UTOBJO TobaccoJO Market

Return vs Industry: UTOB underperformed the JO Tobacco industry which returned -1.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: UTOB underperformed the JO Market which returned 19.6% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is UTOB's price volatile compared to industry and market?
UTOB volatility
UTOB Average Weekly Movement5.1%
Tobacco Industry Average Movement3.4%
Market Average Movement4.3%
10% most volatile stocks in JO Market6.4%
10% least volatile stocks in JO Market2.4%

Stable Share Price: UTOB is not significantly more volatile than the rest of JO stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: UTOB's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1993142Ahmed Al Shuwawrah

Union Tobacco & Cigarette Industries Co., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and marketing of tobacco and cigarettes in Jordan. It also offers toombak products. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Amman, Jordan.

Union Tobacco & Cigarette Industries Fundamentals Summary

How do Union Tobacco & Cigarette Industries's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
UTOB fundamental statistics
Market Capد.أ8.97m
Earnings (TTM)-د.أ7.91m
Revenue (TTM)د.أ5.66m


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
UTOB income statement (TTM)
Cost of Revenueد.أ9.46m
Gross Profit-د.أ3.80m
Other Expensesد.أ4.11m

Last Reported Earnings

Sep 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)-0.79
Gross Margin-67.25%
Net Profit Margin-139.82%
Debt/Equity Ratio304.6%

How did UTOB perform over the long term?

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


Is UTOB undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Sales vs Peers

  • Price-To-Sales vs Industry

  • Price-To-Sales 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 UTOB?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

UTOB 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/Revenue7.2x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA-7.9x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers

How does UTOB's PS Ratio compare to its peers?

UTOB PS Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PS ratio for UTOB vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPSEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average1.7x
UINV Union Investment
NDAR Nutridar
JVOI Jordan Vegetable Oil Industries
JODA Jordan Dairy
UTOB Union Tobacco & Cigarette Industries

Price-To-Sales vs Peers: UTOB is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.6x) compared to the peer average (1.7x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does UTOB's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Asian Tobacco Industry?

Price-To-Sales vs Industry: UTOB is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.6x) compared to the Asian Tobacco industry average (2.1x)

Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is UTOB's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

UTOB PS Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PS Ratio1.6x
Fair PS Ration/a

Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate UTOB's Price-To-Sales Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

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

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate UTOB's fair value for valuation analysis.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate UTOB's fair value for valuation analysis.

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 Union Tobacco & Cigarette Industries 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 Food, Beverage & Tobacco 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 Union Tobacco & Cigarette Industries 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 UTOB’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 Union Tobacco & Cigarette Industries performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: UTOB is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: UTOB is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: UTOB is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 26.1% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare UTOB's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: UTOB is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Tobacco industry (7.6%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: UTOB has a negative Return on Equity (-134.08%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Union Tobacco & Cigarette Industries's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 1/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Stable Cash Runway

  • Forecast Cash Runway

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: UTOB's short term assets (JOD31.5M) do not cover its short term liabilities (JOD55.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: UTOB's short term assets (JOD31.5M) exceed its long term liabilities (JOD20.1M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: UTOB's net debt to equity ratio (296.1%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: UTOB's debt to equity ratio has increased from 66.7% to 304.6% over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if UTOB has enough cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if UTOB has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.

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What is Union Tobacco & Cigarette Industries's 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

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate UTOB'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 UTOB's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: UTOB is not paying a notable dividend for the JO market.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

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

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


CEO Compensation


Ahmed Al Shuwawrah (38 yo)

no data




Mr. Ahmed Ali Khaleef Al Shuwawrah, Ph D serves as General Manager of Union Tobacco & Cigarette Industries Company. Mr. Al Shuwawrah holds Ph.D. in Electronic engineering.

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Insufficient data to establish whether Ahmed's total compensation is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in the JO market.

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Ahmed's compensation with company performance.


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

Top 3 shareholders own 75.75% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
Union Investment Corp. P.L.C.
Union Land Development Company PLC
676,294JOD608.7k0%no data
Mohammad Al Shawawreh
154,428JOD139.0k0%no data

Company Information

Union Tobacco & Cigarette Industries Co.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Union Tobacco & Cigarette Industries Co.
  • Ticker: UTOB
  • Exchange: ASE
  • Founded: 1993
  • Industry: Tobacco
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Implied Market Cap: د.أ8.967m
  • Shares outstanding: 9.96m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Union Tobacco & Cigarette Industries Co.
  • PO Box 851015
  • Amman
  • 11185
  • Jordan


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
UTOBASE (Amman Stock Exchange)YesShare CapitalJOJODJul 1996

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/09/24 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/09/22 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.