TSE:4923

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Market Cap

JP¥30.6b

Last Updated

2021/07/30 17:14 UTC

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Company Financials

Executive Summary

Cota Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells quasi drugs in Japan and internationally. More Details

Rewards

PE ratio (24.4x) is below the Personal Products industry average (35.7x)

Earnings grew by 12.9% over the past year

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for 4923 from our risk checks.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Cota's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 4923 is less volatile than 75% of JP stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 4923's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.6%

4923

-1.7%

JP Personal Products

1.0%

JP Market


1 Year Return

43.4%

4923

12.1%

JP Personal Products

27.3%

JP Market

Return vs Industry: 4923 exceeded the JP Personal Products industry which returned 12.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 4923 exceeded the JP Market which returned 27.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

4923IndustryMarket
7 Day0.6%-1.7%1.0%
30 Day0.07%-3.9%-1.1%
90 Day-3.5%-2.0%1.3%
1 Year44.8%43.4%13.5%12.1%30.0%27.3%
3 Year41.4%36.7%-13.7%-16.9%19.0%10.8%
5 Year121.9%110.0%83.3%71.4%67.6%49.1%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Cota's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Cota undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

24.42x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: 4923 (¥1450) is trading above our estimate of fair value (¥1162.96)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 4923 is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 4923 is good value based on its PE Ratio (24.4x) compared to the JP Personal Products industry average (35.7x).

PE vs Market: 4923 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.4x) compared to the JP market (16.2x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 4923's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 4923 is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.3x) compared to the JP Personal Products industry average (3.5x).


Future Growth

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

17.1%

Forecasted Household 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 Cota 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 Cota performed over the past 5 years?

6.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 4923 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 4923's current net profit margins (15.1%) are higher than last year (13.9%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 4923's earnings have grown by 6.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 4923's earnings growth over the past year (12.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (6.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: 4923 earnings growth over the past year (12.9%) exceeded the Personal Products industry -18.7%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: 4923's Return on Equity (13.6%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Cota's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 4923's short term assets (¥7.8B) exceed its short term liabilities (¥1.9B).

Long Term Liabilities: 4923's short term assets (¥7.8B) exceed its long term liabilities (¥1.1B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 4923 is debt free.

Reducing Debt: 4923 has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 4923 has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: 4923 has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Cota current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate 4923's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate 4923'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 4923's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 4923's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: 4923 is not paying a notable dividend for the JP market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of 4923's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the JP market.


Next Steps

Management

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

12.1yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Hiroteru Oda (62 yo)

17.08yrs

Tenure

Mr. Hirohide Oda has been the President of Cota Co Ltd. since June 2004. He joined Cota Co. Ltd. in September, 1984. He served as Manager of General Affairs Dept. of Cota Co Ltd. since March, 1991 and serv...


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: 4923's management team is seasoned and experienced (12.1 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: 4923's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Cota Co., Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Cota Co., Ltd.
  • Ticker: 4923
  • Exchange: TSE
  • Founded: 1979
  • Industry: Personal Products
  • Sector: Household
  • Market Cap: JP¥30.570b
  • Shares outstanding: 21.08m
  • Website: https://www.cota.co.jp

Number of Employees


Location

  • Cota Co., Ltd.
  • 77, Tai-Shinarami
  • Kumiyama
  • Kyoto
  • Japan

Listings


Biography

Cota Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells quasi drugs in Japan and internationally. The company offers hair and scalp care, styling, perm and curl, and coloring products. It serves beauty salons through sales ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/07/30 17:14
End of Day Share Price2021/07/30 00:00
Earnings2021/03/31
Annual Earnings2021/03/31


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.