Spark New Zealand Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications and digital services in New Zealand. More Details
Proven track record with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Spark New Zealand's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SPK has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SPK exceeded the NZ Telecom industry which returned -12.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SPK underperformed the NZ Market which returned 8.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Spark New Zealand's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StSpark New Zealand (NZSE:SPK) Seems To Use Debt Quite Sensibly
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StShareholders Of Spark New Zealand (NZSE:SPK) Must Be Happy With Their 121% Total Return
Is Spark New Zealand undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: SPK (NZ$4.62) is trading above our estimate of fair value (NZ$3.9)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SPK is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SPK is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.9x) compared to the XO Telecom industry average (25.8x).
PE vs Market: SPK is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.9x) compared to the NZ market (23.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SPK is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (11.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SPK is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.7x) compared to the XO Telecom industry average (3.4x).
How is Spark New Zealand forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SPK's forecast earnings growth (1.8% per year) is below the savings rate (2.6%).
Earnings vs Market: SPK's earnings (1.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the NZ market (11.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SPK's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: SPK's revenue (1.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the NZ market (5.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SPK's revenue (1.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SPK's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (31%)
How has Spark New Zealand performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SPK has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SPK's current net profit margins (11.8%) are higher than last year (11.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SPK's earnings have grown by 1.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SPK's earnings growth over the past year (4.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (1.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: SPK earnings growth over the past year (4.4%) underperformed the Telecom industry 4.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst SPK's Return on Equity (28.6%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Spark New Zealand's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SPK's short term assets (NZ$928.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (NZ$781.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: SPK's short term assets (NZ$928.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities (NZ$2.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SPK's debt to equity ratio (109.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: SPK's debt to equity ratio has increased from 33% to 109.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SPK's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (55.3%).
Interest Coverage: SPK's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.2x coverage).
What is Spark New Zealand current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SPK's dividend (5.41%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the NZ market (2.7%).
High Dividend: SPK's dividend (5.41%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the NZ market (4.35%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SPK's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SPK's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (107.6%), SPK's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SPK's dividends in 3 years are not forecast to be well covered by earnings (98.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Ms. Jolie Hodson has been an Executive Director of Spark New Zealand Limited since September 23, 2019 and its Chief Executive since July 1, 2019. Ms. Hodson served as Customer Director of Spark New Zealand ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jolie's total compensation ($USD2.03M) is above average for companies of similar size in the NZ market ($USD1.35M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Jolie's compensation with company performance.
|CEO & Executive Director||1.25yrs||NZ$3.05m||0.010% |
|Finance Director||0.83yr||no data||0.0012% |
|Technology Director||2.25yrs||no data||0.015% |
|General Counsel||11.75yrs||no data||0.0048% |
|Corporate Relations Director||0.75yr||no data||no data|
|Marketing Director||1.92yrs||no data||0.0016% |
|Human Resources Director||1.08yrs||no data||0.0012% |
|Head of Spark Sport||2.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Company Secretary||4.83yrs||no data||no data|
|CEO of new subsidiary||1.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Executive Officer of Leaven||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: SPK's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|CEO & Executive Director||1.25yrs||NZ$3.05m||0.010% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||8.83yrs||NZ$164.20k||0.0023% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||4.08yrs||NZ$178.70k||0.0020% |
|Independent Non Executive Director||1.08yrs||NZ$126.72k||no data|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||2.92yrs||NZ$368.70k||0.022% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||6.33yrs||NZ$162.00k||0.0017% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||8.83yrs||NZ$184.30k||0.0018% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||2.5yrs||no data||0.0018% |
|Director||0.67yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: SPK's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.9 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: SPK 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.
Spark New Zealand Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Spark New Zealand Limited
- Ticker: SPK
- Exchange: NZSE
- Founded: 1987
- Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services
- Sector: Telecom
- Market Cap: NZ$8.556b
- Shares outstanding: 1.85b
- Website: https://www.sparknz.co.nz
Number of Employees
- Spark New Zealand Limited
- Spark City
- Level 2
- New Zealand
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SPKK.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||SPONSORED ADR||US||USD||Jul 1991|
|NZTA||BST (Boerse-Stuttgart)||SPONSORED ADR||DE||EUR||Jul 1991|
|NZTC.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jan 1992|
|SPK||NZSE (New Zealand Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||NZ||NZD||Jan 1992|
|SPK||ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jan 1992|
|NZT||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|SPK||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jan 1992|
|TEL||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jan 1992|
Spark New Zealand Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications and digital services in New Zealand. It offers telecommunications, information technology, media, and other digital pr ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/10/24 10:35|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/10/23 00:00|
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