WSE:BST

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Market Cap

zł607.6m

Last Updated

2021/06/21 21:33 UTC

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Company Financials

Executive Summary

BEST S.A. operates in the debt collection industry in Poland. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and fair value.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: Insufficient data to determine BST's volatility over the past 3 months.

Volatility Over Time: Insufficient data to determine BST's volatility change over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.8%

BST

-3.3%

PL Commercial Services

-0.6%

PL Market


1 Year Return

48.3%

BST

47.9%

PL Commercial Services

30.4%

PL Market

Return vs Industry: BST matched the Polish Commercial Services industry which returned 48% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BST exceeded the Polish Market which returned 30.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

BSTIndustryMarket
7 Day0.8%-3.3%-0.6%
30 Day17.9%-2.1%2.6%
90 Day24.5%6.7%12.8%
1 Year48.3%48.3%55.6%47.9%32.2%30.4%
3 Year-12.0%-12.0%91.4%76.4%18.9%12.2%
5 Year75.6%75.6%152.1%125.6%41.6%27.2%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is BEST undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: BST (PLN26.4) is trading below our estimate of fair value (PLN117.7)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BST is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Polish Commercial Services industry average.

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


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BST is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.3x) compared to the PL Commercial Services industry average (1.9x).


Future Growth

How is BEST forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

27.9%

Forecasted Commercial 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 BEST 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.


Past Performance

How has BEST performed over the past 5 years?

-34.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BST is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: BST is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BST is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 34.4% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: BST is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Commercial Services industry (104.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: BST has a negative Return on Equity (-2.96%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is BEST's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BST's short term assets (PLN386.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (PLN346.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: BST's short term assets (PLN386.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (PLN346.4M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BST's debt to equity ratio (115.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: BST's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 149.3% to 115.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: BST's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (32.7%).

Interest Coverage: BST is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is BEST current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

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


Next Steps

Management

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

0.7yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Krzysztof Borusowski

no data

Tenure

zł1,306,000

Compensation

Mr. Krzysztof Borusowski serves as President of the Management Board at Best S.A. Mr. Borusowski has many years of experience in the financial services sector. As the General Manager of Kouri Capital Polan...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Krzysztof's total compensation ($USD339.96K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Polish market ($USD251.73K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Krzysztof's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Board Members

Experienced Board: BST's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

BEST S.A.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: BEST S.A.
  • Ticker: BST
  • Exchange: WSE
  • Founded: 1994
  • Industry: Diversified Support Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: zł607.591m
  • Shares outstanding: 23.01m
  • Website: https://www.best.com.pl

Location

  • BEST S.A.
  • ul. Luzycka 8A
  • Gdynia
  • 81-537
  • Poland

Listings


Biography

BEST S.A. operates in the debt collection industry in Poland. The company provides debt collection services for banks, borrowing companies, telecommunication operators, power companies, and other mass serv...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/06/21 21:33
End of Day Share Price2021/06/21 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
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.