The Standard Group PLC engages in gathering and disseminating information through print, television, radio, and digital media in Kenya.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||KSh16.90|
|52 Week High||KSh15.00|
|52 Week Low||KSh26.30|
|1 Month Change||5.30%|
|3 Month Change||-10.11%|
|1 Year Change||-6.63%|
|3 Year Change||-38.55%|
|5 Year Change||-24.05%|
|Change since IPO||142.25%|
Recent News & Updates
|SGL||KE Media||KE Market|
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.
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
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
|SGL fundamental statistics|
Is SGL overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|SGL income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||KSh690.43m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-1.45|
|Net Profit Margin||-3.84%|
How did SGL perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Standard Group 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: 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).
How is Standard Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
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.
How has Standard Group performed over the past 5 years?
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.
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.
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.
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.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
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.
Experienced Board: SGL's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
The Standard Group PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- 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
- The Standard Group PLC
- The Standard Group Center
- Mombasa Road
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/10/15 15:45|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/10/15 00:00|
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.