Car & General (Kenya) Plc provides a range of engine related products through a distribution network in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||KSh36.00|
|52 Week High||KSh20.00|
|52 Week Low||KSh37.80|
|1 Month Change||16.13%|
|3 Month Change||12.50%|
|1 Year Change||44.00%|
|3 Year Change||90.48%|
|5 Year Change||33.33%|
|Change since IPO||956.01%|
Recent News & Updates
|CGEN||KE Specialty Retail||KE Market|
Return vs Industry: CGEN underperformed the KE Specialty Retail industry which returned 62.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CGEN exceeded the KE Market which returned 28.2% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: Insufficient data to determine CGEN's volatility over the past 3 months.
Volatility Over Time: Insufficient data to determine CGEN's volatility change over the past year.
About the Company
Car & General (Kenya) Plc provides a range of engine related products through a distribution network in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda. It operates through Trade and Workshop, Investment Properties, Poultry, Financial Services, and ICT Training and Development segments. The Trade and Workshop segment sells and services power equipment, household goods, agricultural tractors and implements, marine engines, motor cycles, motor cars, three-wheeler vehicles, commercial laundry equipment, commercial engines, excavators, and general goods.
Car & General (Kenya) Fundamentals Summary
|CGEN fundamental statistics|
Is CGEN overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|CGEN income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||KSh11.61b|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||14.23|
|Net Profit Margin||4.08%|
How did CGEN perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.2%Current Dividend Yield
Is Car & General (Kenya) undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CGEN (KES36) is trading below our estimate of fair value (KES821.55)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CGEN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CGEN is good value based on its PE Ratio (2.5x) compared to the African Specialty Retail industry average (9.4x).
PE vs Market: CGEN is good value based on its PE Ratio (2.5x) compared to the KE market (6.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CGEN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CGEN is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.4x) compared to the XF Specialty Retail industry average (1.6x).
How is Car & General (Kenya) forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Retail 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 Car & General (Kenya) 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 Car & General (Kenya) performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CGEN has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CGEN's current net profit margins (4.1%) are higher than last year (1.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CGEN's earnings have grown significantly by 39.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CGEN's earnings growth over the past year (156%) exceeds its 5-year average (39.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CGEN earnings growth over the past year (156%) exceeded the Specialty Retail industry 55.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CGEN's Return on Equity (13.2%) is considered low.
How is Car & General (Kenya)'s financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CGEN's short term assets (KES5.0B) do not cover its short term liabilities (KES5.7B).
Long Term Liabilities: CGEN's short term assets (KES5.0B) exceed its long term liabilities (KES2.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CGEN's debt to equity ratio (90.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CGEN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 101% to 90.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CGEN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (32.4%).
Interest Coverage: CGEN's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.5x coverage).
What is Car & General (Kenya) current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CGEN's dividend (2.22%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the KE market (4.16%).
High Dividend: CGEN's dividend (2.22%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the KE market (7.89%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CGEN is not paying a notable dividend for the KE market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: CGEN is not paying a notable dividend for the KE market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: CGEN is not paying a notable dividend for the KE market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CGEN'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?
Vijay Gidoomal (53 yo)
Mr. Vijay V. Gidoomal has been Group Managing Director of Car & General (Kenya) Limited since 1996 and also serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gidoomal oversaw a complete restructuring of Car & Gen...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Vijay's total compensation ($USD163.21K) is below average for companies of similar size in the KE market ($USD263.21K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Vijay's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
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.
Car & General (Kenya) Plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Car & General (Kenya) Plc
- Ticker: CGEN
- Exchange: NASE
- Founded: 1936
- Industry: Automotive Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: KSh1.444b
- Shares outstanding: 40.10m
- Website: https://www.cargen.com
Number of Employees
- Car & General (Kenya) Plc
- New Cargen House
- Lusaka Road
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/10/21 14:02|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/10/19 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.