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Grand Central Enterprises Bhd

Executive Summary

Grand Central Enterprises Bhd., an investment holding company, engages in the hotel business in Malaysia.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and overvalued.

Share Price & News

How has Grand Central Enterprises Bhd's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: GCE's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-16.7%

GCE

-2.5%

MY Hospitality

1.0%

MY Market


1 Year Return

-32.3%

GCE

-28.1%

MY Hospitality

-11.2%

MY Market

Return vs Industry: GCE underperformed the MY Hospitality industry which returned -27.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GCE underperformed the MY Market which returned -10.6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

GCEIndustryMarket
7 Day-16.7%-2.5%1.0%
30 Day-4.4%1.3%6.3%
90 Day-23.5%-19.7%-5.9%
1 Year-32.3%-32.3%-24.4%-28.1%-7.9%-11.2%
3 Year-43.1%-45.4%-48.2%-53.7%-12.0%-22.7%
5 Year-53.4%-58.3%-39.6%-48.9%-5.0%-21.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Grand Central Enterprises Bhd's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Grand Central Enterprises Bhd undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

0.3x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate GCE's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate GCE's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GCE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Hospitality industry average.

PE vs Market: GCE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the MY market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GCE is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.3x) compared to the MY Hospitality industry average (0.3x).


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Future Growth

How is Grand Central Enterprises Bhd forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

58.2%

Forecasted Consumer Services 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 Grand Central Enterprises Bhd 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.


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Past Performance

How has Grand Central Enterprises Bhd performed over the past 5 years?

-25.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GCE is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: GCE is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GCE is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -25.5% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: GCE is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Hospitality industry (6.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: GCE has a negative Return on Equity (-3.14%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Grand Central Enterprises Bhd's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GCE's short term assets (MYR59.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (MYR5.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: GCE's short term assets (MYR59.0M) exceed its long term liabilities (MYR14.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GCE is debt free.

Reducing Debt: GCE has not had any debt for past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: GCE has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: GCE has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 40% each year


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Dividend

What is Grand Central Enterprises Bhd's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: GCE is not paying a notable dividend for the MY market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

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


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Management

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

10.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Teck Tan (77yo)

28.5yrs

Tenure

RM348,017

Compensation

Mr. Tan Teck Lin has been Managing Director of Grand Central Enterprises Berhad since November 20, 1991 and is one of its founder members. Apart from managing all the hotels in GCE Group, Mr. Tan maintains ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Teck's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the MY market ($USD142.14K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Teck's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Eng Tan
Executive Chairman28.5yrsRM170.83k0.0066% MYR4.2k
Teck Tan
Executive Deputy Chairman & MD28.5yrsRM348.02k0.066% MYR42.5k
Hwa Tan
Financial Controller & Executive Director19yrsRM182.70k0.077% MYR49.0k
Eng Tan
Executive Director34.33yrsRM318.03k0.016% MYR10.4k
Poh Tan
Group Operations Manager1.25yrsno datano data
Beng Koh
Group Sales & Marketing Administrator10.92yrsno datano data
Kok Aun Tan
Company Secretaryno datano datano data
Chee Sien Nip
Company Secretary1.5yrsno datano data

10.9yrs

Average Tenure

61yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: GCE's management team is seasoned and experienced (10.9 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Eng Tan
Executive Chairman28.5yrsRM170.83k0.0066% MYR4.2k
Teck Tan
Executive Deputy Chairman & MD28.5yrsRM348.02k0.066% MYR42.5k
Hwa Tan
Financial Controller & Executive Director19yrsRM182.70k0.077% MYR49.0k
Eng Tan
Executive Director34.33yrsRM318.03k0.016% MYR10.4k
Hwa Lian Tan
Alternate Director5yrsno data0.28% MYR181.0k
Wai Lee
Independent Non-Executive Director12yrsRM15.00kno data
Tow Wong
Independent Non-Executive Director14yrsRM15.00kno data
Thian Lim
Independent Non-Executive Director7yrsRM15.00kno data

13.0yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: GCE's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Grand Central Enterprises Bhd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Grand Central Enterprises Bhd.
  • Ticker: GCE
  • Exchange: KLSE
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Hotels, Resorts and Cruise Lines
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: RM64.026m
  • Shares outstanding: 197.00m
  • Website: https://null

Number of Employees


Location

  • Grand Central Enterprises Bhd.
  • Jalan Ipoh Kecil
  • No. 1 & 1A, 2nd Floor
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Wilayah Persekutuan
  • 50350
  • Malaysia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
GCEKLSE (Bursa Malaysia)YesOrdinary SharesMYMYRDec 1993

Biography

Grand Central Enterprises Bhd., an investment holding company, engages in the hotel business in Malaysia. The company also provides limousine, hotel management, and online reservation services. It owns and manages five hotels under the Hotel Grand Continental brand name; and manages a hotel under the Hotel Grand Crystal name. Grand Central Enterprises Bhd. is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/05/26 17:41
End of Day Share Price2020/05/22 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.