Scales Corporation Limited engages in the agribusiness activities in New Zealand. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with limited growth.
Share Price & News
How has Scales's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SCL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of NZ stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SCL's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SCL exceeded the NZ Food industry which returned -27.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SCL underperformed the NZ Market which returned 26.2% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Scales's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Scales 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: SCL (NZ$4.6) is trading below our estimate of fair value (NZ$4.8)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SCL is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SCL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30.7x) compared to the NZ Food industry average (19.6x).
PE vs Market: SCL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30.7x) compared to the NZ market (22.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SCL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SCL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the NZ Food industry average (1.1x).
How is Scales forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SCL's forecast earnings growth (19% per year) is above the savings rate (2.3%).
Earnings vs Market: SCL's earnings (19% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the NZ market (10.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SCL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: SCL's revenue (5.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the NZ market (7.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SCL's revenue (5.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SCL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.5%).
How has Scales performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SCL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SCL's current net profit margins (4.5%) are lower than last year (9.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SCL's earnings have declined by 4.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SCL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: SCL had negative earnings growth (-53.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Food industry average (1.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SCL's Return on Equity (7%) is considered low.
How is Scales's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SCL's short term assets (NZ$240.5M) exceed its short term liabilities (NZ$56.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: SCL's short term assets (NZ$240.5M) exceed its long term liabilities (NZ$151.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SCL's debt to equity ratio (14.7%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: SCL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 20% to 14.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SCL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (95.7%).
Interest Coverage: SCL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (17.8x coverage).
What is Scales's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SCL's dividend (4.13%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the NZ market (2.43%).
High Dividend: SCL's dividend (4.13%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the NZ market (4.62%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, SCL has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SCL's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 6 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (126.9%), SCL's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SCL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (81.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mr. Andrew James Borland, also known as Andy, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Scales Corporation Limited and has been its Managing Director since 2011. Mr. Borland serves as an Executive Director ...
Experienced Management: SCL's management team is seasoned and experienced (10.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: SCL's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: SCL insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Scales Corporation Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Scales Corporation Limited
- Ticker: SCL
- Exchange: NZSE
- Founded: 1897
- Industry: Agricultural Products
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Market Cap: NZ$655.016m
- Shares outstanding: 142.39m
- Website: https://scalescorporation.co.nz
Number of Employees
- Scales Corporation Limited
- 52 Cashel Street
- New Zealand
Scales Corporation Limited engages in the agribusiness activities in New Zealand. The company operates through Food Ingredients, Horticulture, and Logistics segments. The Food Ingredients segment processes...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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