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2021/06/16 16:41 UTC

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Executive Summary

Hokkaido Chuo Bus Co., Ltd. provides passenger car transportation services in Japan. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet unattractive dividend payer.

Share Price & News

How has Hokkaido Chuo Bus's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 9085 is less volatile than 75% of JP stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 9085's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




JP Transportation


JP Market

1 Year Return




JP Transportation


JP Market

Return vs Industry: 9085 underperformed the JP Transportation industry which returned 1.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 9085 underperformed the JP Market which returned 23.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-1.6%-1.1%0.4%
30 Day-3.9%6.5%3.6%
90 Day-5.3%-4.6%-2.3%
1 Year-11.7%-12.3%2.4%1.4%25.3%22.6%
3 Year-33.0%-35.1%-13.4%-16.5%20.3%12.1%
5 Year-10.2%-14.8%17.6%11.0%78.4%58.9%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Hokkaido Chuo Bus undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Book (PB) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: 9085 (¥3315) is trading above our estimate of fair value (¥909.3)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 9085 is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 9085 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the JP Transportation industry average.

PE vs Market: 9085 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the JP market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 9085's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 9085 is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.3x) compared to the JP Transportation industry average (0.9x).

Future Growth

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


Forecasted Transportation 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 Hokkaido Chuo Bus 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 Hokkaido Chuo Bus performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 9085 is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: 9085 is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 9085 is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 61.3% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare 9085's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: 9085 is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Transportation industry (-2.8%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: 9085 has a negative Return on Equity (-8.11%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Financial Health

How is Hokkaido Chuo Bus's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 9085's short term assets (¥15.3B) exceed its short term liabilities (¥7.0B).

Long Term Liabilities: 9085's short term assets (¥15.3B) exceed its long term liabilities (¥4.0B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 9085 is debt free.

Reducing Debt: 9085 has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 6.8%.

Debt Coverage: 9085 has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: 9085 has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet


What is Hokkaido Chuo Bus's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: 9085's dividend (1.51%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the JP market (1.31%).

High Dividend: 9085's dividend (1.51%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the JP market (2.98%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: 9085's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: 9085's dividend payments have not increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: 9085 is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.

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


Kazuo Makino (73 yo)



Mr. Kazuo Makino has been the President of Hokkaido Chuo Bus Co. Ltd., since June 2012. Mr. Makino served as the President and Representative Director of Chuo Bus Business Service Co., Ltd., since June 200...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: 9085's management team is seasoned and experienced (9 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: 9085's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10 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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 10.7%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Hokkaido Chuo Bus Co., Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Hokkaido Chuo Bus Co., Ltd.
  • Ticker: 9085
  • Exchange: SPSE
  • Founded: 1943
  • Industry: Trucking
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Market Cap: JP¥9.609b
  • Shares outstanding: 2.90m
  • Website: https://www.chuo-bus.co.jp

Number of Employees


  • Hokkaido Chuo Bus Co., Ltd.
  • Colorai 1-chome No.8-6
  • Otaru
  • Hokkaido
  • Japan



Hokkaido Chuo Bus Co., Ltd. provides passenger car transportation services in Japan. It is also involved in real estate, restaurant, hotel, and public bath businesses. The company was founded in 1943 and i...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/06/16 16:41
End of Day Share Price2021/06/16 00:00
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.