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Cargills (Ceylon) COSE:CARG.N0000 Stock Report

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20 May, 2022


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CARG.N0000 fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health2/6

CARG.N0000 Stock Overview

Cargills (Ceylon) PLC manufactures and trades in food and beverage products in Sri Lanka and internationally.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Cargills (Ceylon)
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceLK₨167.75
52 Week HighLK₨260.00
52 Week LowLK₨155.00
1 Month Change-3.31%
3 Month Change-20.12%
1 Year Change-27.14%
3 Year Change-13.97%
5 Year Change-10.87%
Change since IPO8,420.64%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

CARG.N0000LK Consumer RetailingLK Market

Return vs Industry: CARG.N0000 underperformed the LK Consumer Retailing industry which returned -9.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CARG.N0000 underperformed the LK Market which returned 9.5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CARG.N0000's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CARG.N0000 volatility
CARG.N0000 Average Weekly Movement7.7%
Consumer Retailing Industry Average Movement4.9%
Market Average Movement13.2%
10% most volatile stocks in LK Market21.7%
10% least volatile stocks in LK Market7.0%

Stable Share Price: CARG.N0000 is less volatile than 75% of LK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CARG.N0000's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

18449,875Ranjit Page

Cargills (Ceylon) PLC manufactures and trades in food and beverage products in Sri Lanka and internationally. It operates through three segments: Food Retailing, Food and Beverage Manufacturing & Distribution, and Restaurant. The company manufactures/produces/processes, markets, and distributes processed meats, dairy ice cream, yoghurt, cheese, milk, nectars and fruit juices, jams, cordials, sauces, and biscuits.

Cargills (Ceylon) Fundamentals Summary

How do Cargills (Ceylon)'s earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CARG.N0000 fundamental statistics
Market CapLK₨43.23b
Earnings (TTM)LK₨4.38b
Revenue (TTM)LK₨125.86b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Is CARG.N0000 overvalued?

See Fair Value and valuation analysis

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CARG.N0000 income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueLK₨111.68b
Gross ProfitLK₨14.18b
Other ExpensesLK₨9.81b

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)16.98
Gross Margin11.27%
Net Profit Margin3.48%
Debt/Equity Ratio82.0%

How did CARG.N0000 perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Cargills (Ceylon) undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 1/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CARG.N0000 (LKR167.75) is trading above our estimate of fair value (LKR107.18)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CARG.N0000 is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CARG.N0000 is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.9x) compared to the Asian Consumer Retailing industry average (16x).

PE vs Market: CARG.N0000 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (9.9x) compared to the LK market (7.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CARG.N0000's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CARG.N0000 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the XA Consumer Retailing industry average (1.4x).

Future Growth

How is Cargills (Ceylon) forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 1/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual revenue growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if CARG.N0000's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (3.5%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if CARG.N0000's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the LK market

High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CARG.N0000's revenue (14.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the LK market (21% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CARG.N0000's revenue (14.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CARG.N0000's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (23.7%)

Past Performance

How has Cargills (Ceylon) performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 5/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CARG.N0000 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CARG.N0000's current net profit margins (3.5%) are higher than last year (2.5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CARG.N0000's earnings have grown by 8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CARG.N0000's earnings growth over the past year (59.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CARG.N0000 earnings growth over the past year (59.2%) exceeded the Consumer Retailing industry 7.1%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: CARG.N0000's Return on Equity (16.2%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Cargills (Ceylon)'s financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 2/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CARG.N0000's short term assets (LKR27.0B) do not cover its short term liabilities (LKR38.7B).

Long Term Liabilities: CARG.N0000's short term assets (LKR27.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities (LKR29.3B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CARG.N0000's net debt to equity ratio (65.3%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CARG.N0000's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 88.1% to 82% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CARG.N0000's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (44.8%).

Interest Coverage: CARG.N0000's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.9x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Cargills (Ceylon) current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 5/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CARG.N0000's dividend (3.64%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the LK market (2.27%).

High Dividend: CARG.N0000's dividend (3.64%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the LK market (8.26%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CARG.N0000's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CARG.N0000's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (35.9%), CARG.N0000's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonably low cash payout ratio (45.3%), CARG.N0000's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Ranjit Page

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Mr. Valentine Ranjitkumar Page, also known as Ranjit, has been the Managing Director of CT Holdings PLC since January 1, 2011 and serves as its Deputy Chairman. He has been the Managing Director of Ceylon...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CARG.N0000's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.5 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: CARG.N0000's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 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.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Cargills (Ceylon) PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Cargills (Ceylon) PLC
  • Ticker: CARG.N0000
  • Exchange: COSE
  • Founded: 1844
  • Industry: Food Retail
  • Sector: Consumer Retailing
  • Implied Market Cap: LK₨43.225b
  • Shares outstanding: 257.68m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Cargills (Ceylon) PLC
  • No. 40, York Street
  • Colombo
  • 1
  • Sri Lanka


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/20 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/20 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.