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SGL

Standard GroupNASE:SGL Stock Report

Market Cap

KSh1.4b

7D

5.0%

1Y

-6.6%

Updated

15 Oct, 2021

Data

Company Financials
SGL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation0/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health2/6
Dividends0/6

SGL Overview

The Standard Group PLC engages in gathering and disseminating information through print, television, radio, and digital media in Kenya.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Standard Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceKSh16.90
52 Week HighKSh15.00
52 Week LowKSh26.30
Beta0.093
1 Month Change5.30%
3 Month Change-10.11%
1 Year Change-6.63%
3 Year Change-38.55%
5 Year Change-24.05%
Change since IPO142.25%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

SGLKE MediaKE Market
7D5.0%2.8%-0.3%
1Y-6.6%1.6%28.8%

Return vs Industry: SGL underperformed the KE Media industry which returned 1.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SGL underperformed the KE Market which returned 28.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is SGL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
SGL volatility
SGL Beta0.093
Industry Beta1.05
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: Insufficient data to determine SGL's volatility over the past 3 months.

Volatility Over Time: Insufficient data to determine SGL's volatility change over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
1902836Orlando Lyomuhttps://www.standardmedia.co.ke

The Standard Group PLC engages in gathering and disseminating information through print, television, radio, and digital media in Kenya. It publishes print products, including The Standard, The Nairobian, Mount Kenya Star, and Pambazuko, as well as Pulser and Travelog. The company also broadcasts television stations, such as KTN-Home, KTN-News, Burudani TV, and KTN-Farmers TV; and radio stations, including Radio Maisha, Spice FM, and Vybez radio, as well as offers digital products, such as E-paper, Standardmedia.co.ke website, and digger classified.

Standard Group Fundamentals Summary

How do Standard Group's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SGL fundamental statistics
Market CapKSh1.38b
Earnings (TTM)-KSh118.84m
Revenue (TTM)KSh3.09b

0.4x

P/S Ratio

-11.6x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
SGL income statement (TTM)
RevenueKSh3.09b
Cost of RevenueKSh690.43m
Gross ProfitKSh2.40b
ExpensesKSh2.52b
Earnings-KSh118.84m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)-1.45
Gross Margin77.69%
Net Profit Margin-3.84%
Debt/Equity Ratio47.7%

How did SGL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

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

1.59x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate SGL's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate SGL's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

PE vs Market: SGL 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 SGL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SGL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the XF Media industry average (0.6x).


Future Growth

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

14.3%

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 Standard Group 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 Standard Group performed over the past 5 years?

-42.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SGL is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: SGL is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SGL is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 42% per year.

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

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


Return on Equity

High ROE: SGL has a negative Return on Equity (-10.14%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is Standard Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SGL's short term assets (KES1.4B) do not cover its short term liabilities (KES2.7B).

Long Term Liabilities: SGL's short term assets (KES1.4B) exceed its long term liabilities (KES504.5M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SGL's debt to equity ratio (47.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: SGL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 71.9% to 47.7% 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: SGL has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: SGL has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 8% each year.


Dividend

What is Standard Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

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


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SGL'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?

5.8yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Orlando Lyomu

4.08yrs

Tenure

KSh26,048,000

Compensation

Mr. Orlando Lyomu is Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at The Standard Group Ltd. and also serves as its Managing Director since May 25, 2018. Mr. Lyomu was Acting Group Chief Executive...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Orlando's total compensation ($USD234.88K) is about average for companies of similar size in the KE market ($USD263.52K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Orlando's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Board Members

Experienced Board: SGL's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 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

The Standard Group PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: The Standard Group PLC
  • Ticker: SGL
  • Exchange: NASE
  • Founded: 1902
  • Industry: Publishing
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: KSh1.381b
  • Shares outstanding: 81.73m
  • Website: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke

Number of Employees


Location

  • The Standard Group PLC
  • The Standard Group Center
  • Mombasa Road
  • Nairobi
  • 100
  • Kenya

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/10/15 15:45
End of Day Share Price2021/10/15 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
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.