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Simonds Farsons CiskMTSE:SFC Stock Report

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06 Dec, 2021


Company Financials
SFC fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health5/6

SFC Stock Overview

Simonds Farsons Cisk plc engages in the brewing, production, and sale of beers and beverages in Malta.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Simonds Farsons Cisk
Historical stock prices
Current Share Price€8.40
52 Week High€10.00
52 Week Low€7.55
1 Month Change0.60%
3 Month Changen/a
1 Year Change5.00%
3 Year Change5.00%
5 Year Change30.23%
Change since IPO543.42%

Recent News & Updates

Oct 09
Returns On Capital Signal Difficult Times Ahead For Simonds Farsons Cisk (MTSE:SFC)

Returns On Capital Signal Difficult Times Ahead For Simonds Farsons Cisk (MTSE:SFC)

When researching a stock for investment, what can tell us that the company is in decline? A business that's potentially...

Shareholder Returns

SFCMT BeverageMT Market

Return vs Industry: SFC underperformed the MT Beverage industry which returned 8.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SFC exceeded the MT Market which returned -7.7% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is SFC's price volatile compared to industry and market?
SFC volatility
SFC Average Weekly Movementn/a
Beverage Industry Average Movement3.7%
Market Average Movement4.9%
10% most volatile stocks in MT Market9.7%
10% least volatile stocks in MT Market2.6%

Stable Share Price: Insufficient data to determine SFC's volatility over the past 3 months.

Volatility Over Time: Insufficient data to determine SFC's volatility change over the past year.

About the Company

1928790Norman Aquilina

Simonds Farsons Cisk plc engages in the brewing, production, and sale of beers and beverages in Malta. It also imports, wholesales, and retails food and beverages, including wines and spirits; operates franchised food retailing establishments; sells and distributes bottled water; and leases property. The company offers its beers and ciders under the Cisk Lager Beer, Cisk Excel, Cisk Pilsner, Cisk Export, Cisk Chill Lemon, Cisk Chill Berry, Cisk Chill Ginger & Lime, Cisk Strong Premium Lager, Hopleaf Pale Ale, Blue Label Original Amber Ale, Farsons India Pale Ale, Double Red Strong Ale, Farsons Traditional Shandy, and Lacto Milk Stout brands; non-alcoholic beverages under the Kinnie, Diet Kinnie, Kinnie Zest, San Michel, San Michel Fruitwaves, Elan, and Aquadot; and ready to drink beverage under the Kinnie Spritz brands.

Simonds Farsons Cisk Fundamentals Summary

How do Simonds Farsons Cisk's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SFC fundamental statistics
Market Cap€255.00m
Earnings (TTM)€6.63m
Revenue (TTM)€77.85m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
SFC income statement (TTM)
Cost of Revenue€49.48m
Gross Profit€28.38m

Last Reported Earnings

Jul 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.22
Gross Margin36.45%
Net Profit Margin8.52%
Debt/Equity Ratio31.3%

How did SFC perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison


Is Simonds Farsons Cisk 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: SFC (€8.4) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€17.91)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SFC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SFC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (38x) compared to the European Beverage industry average (26x).

PE vs Market: SFC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (38x) compared to the MT market (23.4x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SFC is good value based on its PB Ratio (2x) compared to the XE Beverage industry average (2.3x).

Future Growth

How is Simonds Farsons Cisk forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Food, Beverage & Tobacco 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 Simonds Farsons Cisk 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.

Past Performance

How has Simonds Farsons Cisk performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SFC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SFC's current net profit margins (8.5%) are higher than last year (8.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SFC's earnings have declined by 13.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: SFC's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: SFC had negative earnings growth (-6.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Beverage industry average (20.8%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: SFC's Return on Equity (5.3%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Simonds Farsons Cisk's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SFC's short term assets (€57.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (€32.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: SFC's short term assets (€57.7M) exceed its long term liabilities (€39.0M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SFC's net debt to equity ratio (20.6%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: SFC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 28.3% to 31.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SFC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (53%).

Interest Coverage: SFC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Simonds Farsons Cisk current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: SFC is not paying a notable dividend for the MT market.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SFC's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the MT market.

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Norman Aquilina (58 yo)



Mr. Norman Aquilina serves as Chairman of Group Executive Board at Simonds Farsons Cisk plc. and has been its Member of Group Executive Board since October 5, 2005. He served as the Chief Commercial Office...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: SFC's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: SFC's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13.2 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

Simonds Farsons Cisk plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Simonds Farsons Cisk plc
  • Ticker: SFC
  • Exchange: MTSE
  • Founded: 1928
  • Industry: Brewers
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Market Cap: €255.000m
  • Shares outstanding: 30.00m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Simonds Farsons Cisk plc
  • The Brewery
  • Mdina Road
  • Birkirkara
  • 2010
  • Malta


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/12/06 21:43
End of Day Share Price2021/12/06 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/01/31

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.