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Diesel & Motor Engineering COSE:DIMO.N0000 Stock Report

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14 Aug, 2022


Company Financials
DIMO.N0000 fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health5/6

DIMO.N0000 Stock Overview

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC sells passenger, commercial, special purpose, and pre-owned vehicles in Sri Lanka.

Diesel & Motor Engineering Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Diesel & Motor Engineering
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceLK₨476.25
52 Week HighLK₨1,450.00
52 Week LowLK₨280.00
1 Month Change33.87%
3 Month Change27.00%
1 Year Change-3.79%
3 Year Change56.15%
5 Year Change-7.21%
Change since IPO1,356.31%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

DIMO.N0000LK Specialty RetailLK Market

Return vs Industry: DIMO.N0000 exceeded the LK Specialty Retail industry which returned -14.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: DIMO.N0000 underperformed the LK Market which returned 5.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is DIMO.N0000's price volatile compared to industry and market?
DIMO.N0000 volatility
DIMO.N0000 Average Weekly Movement6.3%
Specialty Retail Industry Average Movement5.0%
Market Average Movement8.6%
10% most volatile stocks in LK Market13.1%
10% least volatile stocks in LK Market4.9%

Stable Share Price: DIMO.N0000 is less volatile than 75% of LK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: DIMO.N0000's weekly volatility has decreased from 12% to 6% over the past year.

About the Company

19391,684Aruna Pandithage

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC sells passenger, commercial, special purpose, and pre-owned vehicles in Sri Lanka. It operates through six segments: Vehicles–Sales; After Sales Services, Retail, Construction and logistical solutions, Agriculture and Engineering solutions. The company engages in the import, sale, and repair of passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, material handling machinery, construction machinery, agri machinery, earth moving machinery, car parking systems, and power tools; import and sale of vehicle spares, components, consumer products, accessories, lamps, home appliances, and paints; provision of solutions in lighting, storage systems, and power engineering, including solar power generation systems; and repack and distribution of fertilizers.

Diesel & Motor Engineering Fundamentals Summary

How do Diesel & Motor Engineering's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
DIMO.N0000 fundamental statistics
Market CapLK₨4.40b
Earnings (TTM)LK₨702.12m
Revenue (TTM)LK₨37.51b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Is DIMO.N0000 overvalued?

See Fair Value and valuation analysis

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
DIMO.N0000 income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueLK₨27.64b
Gross ProfitLK₨9.86b
Other ExpensesLK₨9.16b

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)76.06
Gross Margin26.30%
Net Profit Margin1.87%
Debt/Equity Ratio57.9%

How did DIMO.N0000 perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings 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 DIMO.N0000?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

DIMO.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/Revenue0.3x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA2.6x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does DIMO.N0000's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

DIMO.N0000 PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for DIMO.N0000 vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average16.3x
UML.N0000 United Motors Lanka
HUNT.N0000 Hunter
JKL.N0000 John Keells
RIL.N0000 R I L Property
DIMO.N0000 Diesel & Motor Engineering

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: DIMO.N0000 is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (6.3x) compared to the peer average (16.3x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does DIMO.N0000's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Asian Specialty Retail Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: DIMO.N0000 is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (6.3x) compared to the Asian Specialty Retail industry average (14.3x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

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

DIMO.N0000 PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio6.3x
Fair PE Ration/a

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

Share Price vs Fair Value

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

Below Fair Value: DIMO.N0000 (LKR476.25) is trading above our estimate of fair value (LKR71.14)

Significantly Below Fair Value: DIMO.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 Diesel & Motor Engineering 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 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 Diesel & Motor Engineering 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 Diesel & Motor Engineering 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: DIMO.N0000 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: DIMO.N0000's current net profit margins (1.9%) are higher than last year (1.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: DIMO.N0000's earnings have grown by 14.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: DIMO.N0000's earnings growth over the past year (44.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (14.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: DIMO.N0000 earnings growth over the past year (44.3%) exceeded the Specialty Retail industry 12.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: DIMO.N0000's Return on Equity (5.5%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Diesel & Motor Engineering's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: DIMO.N0000's short term assets (LKR25.1B) exceed its short term liabilities (LKR20.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: DIMO.N0000's short term assets (LKR25.1B) exceed its long term liabilities (LKR4.4B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: DIMO.N0000's net debt to equity ratio (28.1%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: DIMO.N0000's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 82.6% to 57.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: DIMO.N0000's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: DIMO.N0000's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.7x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Diesel & Motor Engineering current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 2/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: DIMO.N0000's dividend (2.62%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the LK market (2.25%).

High Dividend: DIMO.N0000's dividend (2.62%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the LK market (8.27%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: DIMO.N0000's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: DIMO.N0000's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (16.4%), DIMO.N0000's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: DIMO.N0000 is paying a dividend but the company has no free cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Aruna Pandithage



Mr. Aruna Gahanath Pandithage has been the Chief Executive Officer of Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (formerly, Diesel & Motor Engineers) since 1, 2012 and served as its Deputy Chief Executive Officer sinc...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: DIMO.N0000's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.9 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: DIMO.N0000's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC
  • Ticker: DIMO.N0000
  • Exchange: COSE
  • Founded: 1939
  • Industry: Automotive Retail
  • Sector: Retail
  • Implied Market Cap: LK₨4.396b
  • Shares outstanding: 9.23m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC
  • No. 65, Jetawana Road
  • PO Box 339
  • Colombo
  • 14
  • Sri Lanka


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/14 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/12 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.