Press Corporation plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the financial services, telecommunications, energy, retail, consumer products, and real estate sectors in Malawi.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||MK1,494.96|
|52 Week High||MK0|
|52 Week Low||MK0|
|1 Month Change||-0.001%|
|3 Month Change||24.59%|
|1 Year Change||11.23%|
|3 Year Change||42.48%|
|5 Year Change||179.43%|
|Change since IPO||744.61%|
Recent News & Updates
|PCL||MW Industrials||MW Market|
Return vs Industry: PCL underperformed the MW Industrials industry which returned 46.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: PCL underperformed the MW Market which returned 29% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: Insufficient data to determine PCL's volatility over the past 3 months.
Volatility Over Time: Insufficient data to determine PCL's volatility change over the past year.
About the Company
Press Corporation plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the financial services, telecommunications, energy, retail, consumer products, and real estate sectors in Malawi. The company operates through five segments: Financial Services, Telecommunications, Energy, Consumer Goods, and All Other. It offers a range of information and communications technology based products and services, including voice, automatic credit loading, toll free, data and Internet, WebHOST, and BusinessMAIL services to residential and business customers, as well as operates 2G, 3G, and 4G network enabling broadband multimedia services, and prepaid and postpaid services; and commercial banking products and services for corporate and institutional customers through a network of approximately 29 service centers and 60 auto teller machines, as well as provides retail and corporate banking, investment banking, stockbroking, insurance, and pension administration services.
Press Fundamentals Summary
|PCL fundamental statistics|
Is PCL overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|PCL income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||MK85.50b|
Last Reported Earnings
Dec 31, 2020
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||29.62|
|Net Profit Margin||1.62%|
How did PCL perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.1%Current Dividend Yield
Is Press 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: PCL (MWK1494.96) is trading below our estimate of fair value (MWK30549.45)
Significantly Below Fair Value: PCL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: PCL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (50.5x) compared to the African Industrials industry average (13.6x).
PE vs Market: PCL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (50.5x) compared to the MW market (12.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate PCL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: PCL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the XF Industrials industry average (0.9x).
How is Press forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Capital Goods 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 Press 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 Press performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: PCL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: PCL's current net profit margins (1.6%) are lower than last year (3.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: PCL's earnings have grown by 4.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: PCL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: PCL had negative earnings growth (-51.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Industrials industry average (35.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: PCL's Return on Equity (8.2%) is considered low.
How is Press's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: PCL's short term assets (MWK320.5B) do not cover its short term liabilities (MWK514.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: PCL's short term assets (MWK320.5B) exceed its long term liabilities (MWK55.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: PCL's debt to equity ratio (33.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: PCL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 37% to 33.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: PCL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (91.6%).
Interest Coverage: PCL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.2x coverage).
What is Press's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: PCL's dividend (2.07%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the MW market (1.43%).
High Dividend: PCL's dividend (2.07%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the MW market (4.81%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, PCL has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: PCL's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (104.6%), PCL's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
George Partridge (58 yo)
Dr. George B. Partridge, B.Soc.Sc, (Econ), MSc (Finance), FCCA, CA (M), Ph D, has been Director at Sunbird Tourism Ltd. since May 2018 and has been its Chairman since October 9, 2020.He has been Group Chi...
Experienced Management: PCL's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: PCL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 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: 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.
Press Corporation plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Press Corporation plc
- Ticker: PCL
- Exchange: MAL
- Founded: 1961
- Industry: Industrial Conglomerates
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: MK179.777b
- Shares outstanding: 120.26m
- Website: https://www.presscorp.com
- Press Corporation plc
- NBM Top Mandala House
- Kaohsiung Road
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/10/17 17:05|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/10/12 00:00|
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