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Gulf Warehousing Company Q.P.S.C

Executive Summary

Gulf Warehousing Company Q.P.S.C., together with its subsidiaries, provides logistics and freight forwarding services in Qatar and internationally. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Good value with adequate balance sheet and pays a dividend.

Share Price & News

How has Gulf Warehousing Company Q.P.S.C's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: GWCS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of QA stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: GWCS's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




QA Logistics


QA Market

1 Year Return




QA Logistics


QA Market

Return vs Industry: GWCS underperformed the QA Logistics industry which returned 45.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GWCS underperformed the QA Market which returned 4.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.2%2.0%2.1%
30 Day3.2%0.7%6.9%
90 Day1.6%2.9%5.4%
1 Year3.9%-0.02%48.0%45.8%8.6%4.4%
3 Year51.3%33.5%18.0%13.1%57.6%39.4%
5 Year8.4%-9.8%-1.7%-10.8%35.5%10.2%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Gulf Warehousing Company Q.P.S.C's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Gulf Warehousing Company Q.P.S.C 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: GWCS (QAR5.14) is trading below our estimate of fair value (QAR6.58)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GWCS is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.6x) compared to the XA Logistics industry average (23.7x).

PE vs Market: GWCS is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.6x) compared to the QA market (17.7x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GWCS's PB Ratio (1.6x) is in line with the XA Logistics industry average.

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Future Growth

How is Gulf Warehousing Company Q.P.S.C forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Transportation 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 Gulf Warehousing Company Q.P.S.C 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 Gulf Warehousing Company Q.P.S.C performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GWCS has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: GWCS's current net profit margins (19.4%) are lower than last year (19.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GWCS's earnings have grown by 5.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: GWCS's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: GWCS had negative earnings growth (-1.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Logistics industry average (5.5%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: GWCS's Return on Equity (12.9%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Gulf Warehousing Company Q.P.S.C's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GWCS's short term assets (QAR806.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (QAR563.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: GWCS's short term assets (QAR806.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities (QAR1.5B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GWCS's debt to equity ratio (82.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: GWCS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 119% to 82.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GWCS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (30.2%).

Interest Coverage: GWCS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.6x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Gulf Warehousing Company Q.P.S.C current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: GWCS's dividend (3.89%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the QA market (3.13%).

High Dividend: GWCS's dividend (3.89%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the QA market (4.81%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (49.1%), GWCS's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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


Average management tenure


Meppurath Menon



Mr. Meppurath Ranjeev Menon has been Group Chief Executive Officer at Gulf Warehousing Company Q.S.C. since October 2, 2013. Mr. Menon served as the Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Warehousing Company QSC ...

Leadership Team

Meppurath Menon
Group Chief Executive Officer7.17yrsno datano data
Hicham Nedjari
Chief Financial Officerno datano datano data
Rajeswar Govindan
Chief Operating Officerno datano datano data
Nawaf Al-Emadi
Executive Director of Legal & Government Relationsno datano datano data
Abdulaziz Al-Sahlawi
Director of Public Relationsno datano datano data
Segun Abayomi
Chief Audit Executiveno datano datano data
Wilfried Hugebaert
Executive Director of Strategy & Growthno datano datano data
Salman Mohammed Kaldari
Deputy Chief Executive Officer0.67yrno datano data
Suad AbuTalib
Board Secretary1.08yrsno datano data


Average Tenure

Experienced Management: GWCS's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.1 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


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

Gulf Warehousing Company Q.P.S.C.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Gulf Warehousing Company Q.P.S.C.
  • Ticker: GWCS
  • Exchange: DSM
  • Founded: 2003
  • Industry: Air Freight and Logistics
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Market Cap: ر.ق3.012b
  • Shares outstanding: 586.03m
  • Website: https://www.gwclogistics.com


  • Gulf Warehousing Company Q.P.S.C.
  • Building Number 92
  • D Ring Road
  • Doha
  • 9763
  • Qatar


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
GWCSDSM (Doha Securities Market)YesCommon SharesQAQARJan 2005


Gulf Warehousing Company Q.P.S.C., together with its subsidiaries, provides logistics and freight forwarding services in Qatar and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Logistics Ope...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/12/05 12:21
End of Day Share Price2020/12/03 00:00
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.