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Executive Summary

EBOS Group Limited engages in the marketing, wholesale, and distribution of healthcare, medical, pharmaceutical, and animal care products in Australia and New Zealand.

Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer with proven track record.

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Share Price & News

How has EBOS Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: EBO has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




NZ Healthcare


NZ Market

1 Year Return




NZ Healthcare


NZ Market

Return vs Industry: EBO underperformed the NZ Healthcare industry which returned 2.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: EBO underperformed the NZ Market which returned 1.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.4%0.8%2.6%
30 Day-3.0%0.5%3.4%
90 Day-3.2%13.0%15.4%
1 Year-4.6%-7.7%4.9%2.4%6.0%1.4%
3 Year38.9%24.9%41.4%30.6%41.5%19.9%
5 Year154.0%112.6%86.8%65.8%94.0%42.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is EBOS Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is EBOS Group 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: EBO (NZ$21.79) is trading below our estimate of fair value (NZ$45.49)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: EBO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.3x) compared to the Healthcare industry average (20.8x).

PE vs Market: EBO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.3x) compared to the NZ market (18.6x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: EBO is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.5x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: EBO is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.6x) compared to the NZ Healthcare industry average (1.2x).

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Future Growth

How is EBOS Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: EBO's forecast earnings growth (8.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2.6%).

Earnings vs Market: EBO's earnings (8.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the NZ market (8.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: EBO's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: EBO's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the NZ market (6.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: EBO's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: EBO's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.7%).

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Past Performance

How has EBOS Group performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: EBO has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: EBO's current net profit margins (2%) are lower than last year (2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: EBO's earnings have grown by 8.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: EBO's earnings growth over the past year (13.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (8.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: EBO earnings growth over the past year (13.3%) exceeded the Healthcare industry -18.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: EBO's Return on Equity (11.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is EBOS Group's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: EBO's short term assets (A$2.1B) exceed its short term liabilities (A$1.8B).

Long Term Liabilities: EBO's short term assets (A$2.1B) exceed its long term liabilities (A$816.2M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: EBO's debt to equity ratio (52.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: EBO's debt to equity ratio has increased from 44% to 52.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: EBO's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (22.6%).

Interest Coverage: EBO's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.5x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is EBOS Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: EBO's dividend (3.36%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the NZ market (3.16%).

High Dividend: EBO's dividend (3.36%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the NZ market (5.7%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: EBO's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: EBO's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (74.6%), EBO's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: EBO's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (71.9% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


John Cullity





Mr. John Cullity has been Non-Executive Director of Terry White Group Limited since March 29, 2018. Mr. Cullity has been Chief Executive Officer of EBOS Group Limited since April 1, 2018. Mr. Cullity serve ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD1.13M) is about average for companies of similar size in the NZ market ($USD1.14M).

Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

John Cullity
Chief Executive Officer2.25yrsAU$1.64mno data
Leonard Hansen
Acting CFO & Chief Accountant0.33yrno data0.00020% A$6.9k
Andrea Bell
Chief Information Officer5.5yrsno datano data
Mark Connell
Manager of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Janelle Cain
General Counsel5.5yrsno datano data
Jacinta McCarthy
Group General Manager of Human Recourses0.67yrno datano data
Sean Duggan
Chief Executive Officer of Animal Care & Consumer Brands6yrsno data0.031% A$1.1m
Brett Barons
Chief Executive Officer of Symbion2.5yrsno datano data
Stuart Spencer
Executive General Manager of Pharmacy & Institutional Healthcare4.08yrsno datano data


Average Tenure

Experienced Management: EBO's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Elizabeth Coutts
Independent Chairman0.75yrno data0.065% A$2.3m
Stuart McGregor
Director7yrsno datano data
Sarah Ottrey
Independent Director13.83yrsno data0.0071% A$245.1k
Stuart McLauchlan
Independent Director1yrno data0.0013% A$43.7k
Peter Williams
Director7yrsno datano data
Nicholas Dowling
Independent Director0.42yrno datano data


Average Tenure

Experienced Board: EBO's board of directors are considered experienced (4 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.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

EBOS Group Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: EBOS Group Limited
  • Ticker: EBO
  • Exchange: NZSE
  • Founded: 1922
  • Industry: Health Care Distributors
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Market Cap: NZ$3.467b
  • Shares outstanding: 161.64m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • EBOS Group Limited
  • 737 Bourke Street
  • Level 7
  • Docklands
  • Victoria
  • 3008
  • Australia


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
EBONZSE (New Zealand Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesNZNZDJun 1999
EBOASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDJun 1999
EBOCHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDJun 1999


EBOS Group Limited engages in the marketing, wholesale, and distribution of healthcare, medical, pharmaceutical, and animal care products in Australia and New Zealand. It operates in two segments, Healthcare and Animal Care. The company offers health logistics; medication management solutions; pharmacy management software; loyalty, generics, compliance, business intelligence, and store software services; and multi-brand retail pharmacy services. It also offers vitamins, minerals and supplements, herbal and fruit teas, and natural toothpastes, as well as functional foods, including molasses and manuka honey; community based health care services and programs; Pharmacy Choice, a five step integrated retail program for independent pharmacies; and healthSAVE, a cost-effective community pharmacy banner that allows members drive their retail businesses. In addition, the company supplies health and wellness products public and private hospitals, day surgeries, general practice, aged care facilities, specialist clinics, government, and non-profit health agencies, as well as clinically essential products; produces educational materials, Websites, disease awareness and professional development programs; and pharmacy services to private and public hospitals, cancer centers, correctional facilities, and veterinary clinics. Further, it offers contract logistics services, such as healthcare distribution, warehousing, clinical trial management, and product registration services; and clinical trial logistics. Additionally, the company provides pet nutrition product, treats, clean-up products, grooming, and accessories; and wholesales veterinary products for companion animals, production animals, and equine athletes. The company was formerly known as Early Bros Dental & Surgical Supplies Ltd. and changed its name to EBOS Group Limited in 1986. EBOS Group Limited was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Docklands, Australia. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/03 10:34
End of Day Share Price2020/07/03 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/06/30

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.