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Galle Face Capital Partners COSE:WAPO.N0000 Stock Report

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06 Oct, 2022


Company Financials
WAPO.N0000 fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health6/6

WAPO.N0000 Stock Overview

Guardian Capital Partners PLC is a private equity firm specializing in investments in quoted securities, unit trusts, and unlisted equity.

Galle Face Capital Partners Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Galle Face Capital Partners
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceLK₨23.80
52 Week HighLK₨40.00
52 Week LowLK₨15.00
1 Month Change34.46%
3 Month Change40.83%
1 Year Change-27.22%
3 Year Change-8.46%
5 Year Change-36.36%
Change since IPO-54.23%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

WAPO.N0000LK Capital MarketsLK Market

Return vs Industry: WAPO.N0000 underperformed the LK Capital Markets industry which returned -2.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WAPO.N0000 underperformed the LK Market which returned -8.1% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is WAPO.N0000's price volatile compared to industry and market?
WAPO.N0000 volatility
WAPO.N0000 Average Weekly Movement12.1%
Capital Markets Industry Average Movement5.1%
Market Average Movement8.7%
10% most volatile stocks in LK Market13.4%
10% least volatile stocks in LK Market5.3%

Stable Share Price: WAPO.N0000 is more volatile than 75% of LK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 12% a week.

Volatility Over Time: WAPO.N0000's weekly volatility (12%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of LK stocks.

About the Company

1920n/aPalitha Gunathilake

Guardian Capital Partners PLC is a private equity firm specializing in investments in quoted securities, unit trusts, and unlisted equity. The firm may take a board representation in its portfolio companies if it exceeds a particular threshold. Guardian Capital Partners PLC was founded in 1920 and is based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Galle Face Capital Partners Fundamentals Summary

How do Galle Face Capital Partners's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
WAPO.N0000 fundamental statistics
Market CapLK₨614.84m
Earnings (TTM)-LK₨134.85m
Revenue (TTM)LK₨2.49m


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Is WAPO.N0000 overvalued?

See Fair Value and valuation analysis

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
WAPO.N0000 income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueLK₨0
Gross ProfitLK₨2.49m
Other ExpensesLK₨137.35m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)-5.22
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin-5,405.72%
Debt/Equity Ratio0.0%

How did WAPO.N0000 perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is WAPO.N0000 undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 1/6

  • Price-To-Book vs Peers

  • Price-To-Book vs Industry

  • Price-To-Book vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for WAPO.N0000?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

WAPO.N0000 key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue110.6x
Enterprise Value/EBITDAn/a
PEG Ration/a

Price to Book Ratio vs Peers

How does WAPO.N0000's PB Ratio compare to its peers?

WAPO.N0000 PB Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PB ratio for WAPO.N0000 vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPBEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average1x
CIT.N0000 Colombo Investment Trust
CFI.N0000 Colombo Fort Investments
LVEN.N0000 Lanka Ventures
CFVF.N0000 First Capital Holdings
WAPO.N0000 Galle Face Capital Partners

Price-To-Book vs Peers: WAPO.N0000 is good value based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (0.9x) compared to the peer average (1x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does WAPO.N0000's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Asian Capital Markets Industry?

Price-To-Book vs Industry: WAPO.N0000 is expensive based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (0.9x) compared to the Asian Capital Markets industry average (0.9x)

Price to Book Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is WAPO.N0000's PB Ratio compared to its Fair PB Ratio? This is the expected PB Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

WAPO.N0000 PB Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PB Ratio0.9x
Fair PB Ration/a

Price-To-Book vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate WAPO.N0000's Price-To-Book Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of WAPO.N0000 when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: WAPO.N0000 (LKR23.8) is trading above our estimate of fair value (LKR5.36)

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

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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Future Growth

How is Galle Face Capital Partners forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted Diversified Financials 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 Galle Face Capital Partners 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.

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Past Performance

How has Galle Face Capital Partners performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WAPO.N0000 is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: WAPO.N0000 is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WAPO.N0000 is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 3.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare WAPO.N0000's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: WAPO.N0000 is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Capital Markets industry (257.7%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: WAPO.N0000 has a negative Return on Equity (-20.6%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Galle Face Capital Partners's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WAPO.N0000's short term assets (LKR339.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (LKR2.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: WAPO.N0000 has no long term liabilities.

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WAPO.N0000 is debt free.

Reducing Debt: WAPO.N0000 has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 0.4%.

Debt Coverage: WAPO.N0000 has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: WAPO.N0000 has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet

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What is Galle Face Capital Partners's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Galle Face Capital Partners Dividend Yield vs Market
How does Galle Face Capital Partners dividend yield compare to the market?
SegmentDividend Yield
Company (Galle Face Capital Partners)0%
Market Bottom 25% (LK)2.1%
Market Top 25% (LK)8.1%
Industry Average (Capital Markets)2.0%
Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Galle Face Capital Partners)n/a

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate WAPO.N0000's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WAPO.N0000'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 WAPO.N0000's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WAPO.N0000's dividend payments have been increasing.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: WAPO.N0000 is not paying a notable dividend for the LK market.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as WAPO.N0000 has not reported any payouts.

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


Average board tenure


Palitha Gunathilake



Mr. Palitha Gunathilake is Executive Director of Galle Face Capital Partners PLC (formerly known as Guardian Capital Partners PLC) since December 03, 2021 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Grou...

Board Members

Experienced Board: WAPO.N0000's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: WAPO.N0000 insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

COSE:WAPO.N0000 Recent Insider Transactions by Companies or Individuals
DateValueNameEntityRoleSharesMax Price
01 Aug 22SellLK₨9,500,073Shamindra RajiyahIndividual500,000LK₨19.00
16 Jun 22BuyLK₨12,389,792Renuka Holdings PLCCompany647,828LK₨19.40
15 Dec 21SellLK₨52,896,963Jennifer RajiyahIndividual1,565,000LK₨33.80
15 Dec 21SellLK₨52,896,963Shamindra RajiyahIndividual1,565,000LK₨33.80
28 Oct 21BuyLK₨34,237,815Indumathi RajiyahIndividual1,060,000LK₨32.30
28 Oct 21BuyLK₨34,237,815Sadhana RajiyahIndividual1,060,000LK₨32.30
28 Oct 21BuyLK₨50,549,227Jennifer RajiyahIndividual1,565,000LK₨32.30
28 Oct 21BuyLK₨50,549,227Shamindra RajiyahIndividual1,565,000LK₨32.30
28 Oct 21BuyLK₨250,091,089Renuka Holdings PLCCompany7,742,800LK₨32.30
28 Oct 21BuyLK₨281,008,482Lee Hedges & Company LimitedCompany8,700,000LK₨32.30
28 Oct 21SellLK₨700,673,655Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLCCompany21,692,800LK₨32.00

Ownership Breakdown

What is the ownership structure of WAPO.N0000?
Owner TypeNumber of SharesOwnership Percentage
General Public3,017,94411.7%
Private Companies3,147,90912.2%
Individual Insiders5,966,37723.1%
Public Companies13,701,57853.0%

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

Top Shareholders

Top 22 shareholders own 88.32% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
Renuka Holdings PLC
13,590,578LKR323.5m-9.05%no data
Sadhana Rajiyah
2,000,000LKR47.6m-21.35%no data
Amalgamated Investments (Private) Limited
2,000,000LKR47.6m0%no data
Indumathi Rajiyah
1,060,000LKR25.2m0%no data
Sandwave Ltd
761,073LKR18.1m0%no data
Mushtaq Fuad
539,430LKR12.8m-1.92%no data
L. Hapangama
538,967LKR12.8m0%no data
Anushman Rajaratnam
500,000LKR11.9m0%no data
Oshadhini Kumari
226,710LKR5.4m0.02%no data
Koralagodage Kulatunga
226,710LKR5.4m0.02%no data
Padmesh Weerasekera
200,000LKR4.8m0%no data
Thaproban Pavilion (Pvt) Ltd
170,000LKR4.0m0%no data
P. Samarasinghe
160,565LKR3.8m0%no data
Lotus Global Investments Ltd
116,736LKR2.8m0%no data
The Colombo Fort Land & Building PLC
111,000LKR2.6m0%no data
S.N.C.W.M.B.C. Kandegedara
103,000LKR2.5m0%no data
Hi Line Trading Ltd
100,100LKR2.4m0%no data
Hennedige Srinath Soysa
87,446LKR2.1m0%no data
G. Soysa
87,445LKR2.1m0%no data
T. de Mel
85,141LKR2.0m0%no data
L. Haradasa
82,925LKR2.0m0%no data
V. Perera
68,038LKR1.6m-4.12%no data

Company Information

Galle Face Capital Partners PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Galle Face Capital Partners PLC
  • Ticker: WAPO.N0000
  • Exchange: COSE
  • Founded: 1920
  • Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Implied Market Cap: LK₨614.845m
  • Shares outstanding: 25.83m


  • Galle Face Capital Partners PLC
  • No. 61, Janadhipathi Mawatha
  • Colombo
  • 1
  • Sri Lanka


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WAPO.N0000COSE (Colombo Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesLKLKRMay 2004

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/10/06 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/10/06 00:00
Annual Earnings2022/03/31

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.