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Environmental Control CenterLtdJASDAQ:4657 Stock Report

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27 Nov, 2021


Company Financials
4657 fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health4/6

4657 Stock Overview

Environmental Control Center Co.,Ltd. operates as an environmental consulting company in Japan.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Environmental Control CenterLtd
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceJP¥478.00
52 Week HighJP¥1,128.00
52 Week LowJP¥396.00
1 Month Change-10.15%
3 Month Change-18.15%
1 Year Change7.42%
3 Year Change25.13%
5 Year Change5.29%
Change since IPO-46.35%

Recent News & Updates

Apr 16
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Shareholder Returns

4657JP Commercial ServicesJP Market

Return vs Industry: 4657 exceeded the JP Commercial Services industry which returned 3.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 4657 underperformed the JP Market which returned 10.1% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is 4657's price volatile compared to industry and market?
4657 volatility
4657 Average Weekly Movement3.3%
Commercial Services Industry Average Movement3.9%
Market Average Movement4.0%
10% most volatile stocks in JP Market7.9%
10% least volatile stocks in JP Market2.1%

Stable Share Price: 4657 is not significantly more volatile than the rest of JP stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 4657's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1971306Kengo Mizuochi

Environmental Control Center Co.,Ltd. operates as an environmental consulting company in Japan. It provides monitoring and consulting services for air, water, and soil in the general environment and workplaces.

Environmental Control CenterLtd Fundamentals Summary

How do Environmental Control CenterLtd's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
4657 fundamental statistics
Market CapJP¥2.26b
Earnings (TTM)JP¥185.00m
Revenue (TTM)JP¥4.61b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Environmental Control CenterLtd 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: 4657 (¥478) is trading below our estimate of fair value (¥1943.32)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 4657 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 4657 is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.2x) compared to the JP Commercial Services industry average (13x).

PE vs Market: 4657 is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.2x) compared to the JP market (13.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 4657's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 4657 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the JP Commercial Services industry average (1x).

Future Growth

How is Environmental Control CenterLtd forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Commercial 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 Environmental Control CenterLtd 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 Environmental Control CenterLtd performed over the past 5 years?


Last years earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 4657 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 4657's current net profit margins (4%) are higher than last year (3.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: Insufficient data to determine if 4657's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: Insufficient data to compare 4657's past year earnings growth to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: 4657 earnings growth over the past year (24.2%) underperformed the Commercial Services industry 30.5%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: 4657's Return on Equity (9.7%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Environmental Control CenterLtd's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 4657's short term assets (¥1.4B) exceed its short term liabilities (¥1.3B).

Long Term Liabilities: 4657's short term assets (¥1.4B) exceed its long term liabilities (¥1.3B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 4657's net debt to equity ratio (51.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if 4657's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 4657's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (50.5%).

Interest Coverage: 4657's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (42.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Environmental Control CenterLtd current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: 4657's dividend (1.05%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the JP market (1.38%).

High Dividend: 4657's dividend (1.05%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the JP market (3.26%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: 4657's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: 4657's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (12.6%), 4657'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 management tenure


Kengo Mizuochi (54 yo)



Mr. Kengo Mizuochi has been the President and Representative Director of Environmental Control Center Co Ltd since April 2011. Mr. Mizuochi served as a Senior Managing Executive Officer; General Manager, S...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: 4657's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.2 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: 4657's board of directors are considered experienced (7.3 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Environmental Control Center Co.,Ltd.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Environmental Control Center Co.,Ltd.
  • Ticker: 4657
  • Exchange: JASDAQ
  • Founded: 1971
  • Industry: Environmental and Facilities Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: JP¥2.257b
  • Shares outstanding: 4.72m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Environmental Control Center Co.,Ltd.
  • 3-7-23 Sanda-machi
  • Hachioji
  • 193-0832
  • Japan


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/11/27 08:04
End of Day Share Price2021/11/26 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/06/30

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.