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Longhorn PublishersNASE:LKL Stock Report

Market Cap

KSh1.1b

7D

0%

1Y

-12.4%

Updated

21 Oct, 2021

Data

Company Financials
LKL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation0/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health1/6
Dividends0/6

LKL Overview

Longhorn Publishers Plc, together with its subsidiaries, publishes and sells educational and general books in Africa.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Longhorn Publishers
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceKSh3.97
52 Week HighKSh3.70
52 Week LowKSh4.90
Beta0.27
1 Month Change-7.67%
3 Month Change-0.25%
1 Year Change-12.36%
3 Year Change-20.60%
5 Year Change-20.60%
Change since IPO-45.62%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

LKLKE MediaKE Market
7D0%2.6%0.1%
1Y-12.4%-1.8%28.0%

Return vs Industry: LKL underperformed the KE Media industry which returned -1.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LKL underperformed the KE Market which returned 28.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is LKL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
LKL volatility
LKL Beta0.27
Industry Beta1.05
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: LKL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of KE stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: LKL's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
n/a129Maxwell Wahomehttps://www.longhornpublishers.com

Longhorn Publishers Plc, together with its subsidiaries, publishes and sells educational and general books in Africa. The company offers competency-based curriculum, ECDE, primary course and revision, secondary course and revision, creative works, set, reference, and tertiary books. It also provides eBooks, audio books, video-animated stories, ePubs, and mobile applications for Android, iOS, and Windows application platforms.

Longhorn Publishers Fundamentals Summary

How do Longhorn Publishers's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
LKL fundamental statistics
Market CapKSh1.08b
Earnings (TTM)-KSh226.00m
Revenue (TTM)KSh1.07b

1.0x

P/S Ratio

-4.8x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
LKL income statement (TTM)
RevenueKSh1.07b
Cost of RevenueKSh580.65m
Gross ProfitKSh487.28m
ExpensesKSh713.28m
Earnings-KSh226.00m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2020

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)-0.83
Gross Margin45.63%
Net Profit Margin-21.16%
Debt/Equity Ratio159.9%

How did LKL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

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

1.47x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: LKL (KES3.97) is trading above our estimate of fair value (KES0)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LKL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the African Media industry average.

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


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LKL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.5x) compared to the XF Media industry average (0.6x).


Future Growth

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

14.2%

Forecasted Media 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 Longhorn Publishers 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 Longhorn Publishers performed over the past 5 years?

-222.0%

Last years earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LKL is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: LKL is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

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

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

Earnings vs Industry: LKL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (-17.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: LKL has a negative Return on Equity (-30.74%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is Longhorn Publishers's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LKL's short term assets (KES1.3B) do not cover its short term liabilities (KES1.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: LKL's short term assets (KES1.3B) exceed its long term liabilities (KES354.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LKL's debt to equity ratio (159.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: LKL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 14.4% to 159.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LKL's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (5.3%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if LKL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Longhorn Publishers's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: LKL is not paying a notable dividend for the KE market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

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


Next Steps

Management

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

4.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Maxwell Wahome

3.08yrs

Tenure

KSh19,550,000

Compensation

Mr. Maxwell Wahome has been Group Managing Director and Director at Longhorn Publishers Limited since September 4, 2018. He served as Chief Operation Officer at Longhorn Publishers Ltd since October 18, 20...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Maxwell's total compensation ($USD176.05K) is below average for companies of similar size in the KE market ($USD263.21K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Maxwell's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: LKL's management team is considered experienced (4 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: LKL's board of directors are considered experienced (6.2 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

Longhorn Publishers Plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Longhorn Publishers Plc
  • Ticker: LKL
  • Exchange: NASE
  • Founded: NaN
  • Industry: Publishing
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: KSh1.082b
  • Shares outstanding: 272.44m
  • Website: https://www.longhornpublishers.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Longhorn Publishers Plc
  • Funzi Road
  • Industrial Area
  • Nairobi
  • 500
  • Kenya

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/10/21 18:15
End of Day Share Price2021/10/21 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/06/30


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.