SGX:N02

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

NSL Ltd, an investment holding company, manufactures and sells building materials, refractory materials, and road stones in Singapore, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Finland, Germany, and internationally.

Snowflake

Fundamentals

Excellent balance sheet not a dividend payer.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-6.3%

N02

-0.3%

SG Basic Materials

-0.002%

SG Market


1 Year Return

-15.4%

N02

-17.1%

SG Basic Materials

0.6%

SG Market

Return vs Industry: N02 exceeded the SG Basic Materials industry which returned -17.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: N02 underperformed the SG Market which returned 0.6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

N02IndustryMarket
7 Day-6.3%-0.3%-0.002%
30 Day-3.5%-1.9%-1.5%
90 Day-8.1%-9.7%-6.8%
1 Year-11.5%-15.4%-14.4%-17.1%4.7%0.6%
3 Year-13.8%-31.8%-16.6%-30.1%15.1%2.7%
5 Year-20.7%-42.4%26.7%9.8%10.1%-8.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

0.67x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: N02 (SGD0.97) is trading above our estimate of fair value (SGD0.56)

Significantly Below Fair Value: N02 is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: N02 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Basic Materials industry average.

PE vs Market: N02 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the SG market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate N02's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: N02 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the SG Basic Materials industry average (0.6x).


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Future Growth

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

12.2%

Forecasted Materials 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 NSL 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 NSL performed over the past 5 years?

-41.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: N02 is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -41.2% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare N02's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: N02 is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Basic Materials industry (7.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: N02 has a negative Return on Equity (-1%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: N02 is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Assets is negative.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: N02 is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Capital Employed is negative.


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Financial Health

How is NSL's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: N02's short term assets (SGD435.5M) exceeds its short term liabilities (SGD101.6M)

Long Term Liabilities: N02's short term assets (435.5M) exceeds its long term liabilities (50.4M)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: N02's debt to equity ratio (5.7%) is considered satisfactory

Reducing Debt: N02's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 6.9% to 5.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: N02's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (28.6%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if N02's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: N02 has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: N02's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 14.013800x debt).


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Dividend

What is NSL's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

5.18%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company5.2%marketbottom25%2.6%markettop25%5.7%industryaverage3.0%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: N02's dividend (5.18%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the SG market (2.55%).

High Dividend: N02's dividend (5.18%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the SG market (5.71%).

Stable Dividend: N02's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: N02's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: N02 is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.


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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Management

What is the CEO of NSL's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

16.8yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Richard Siong 0

0yrs

Tenure

0

Mr. Sia Kim Siong, Richard serves as Chief Executive Officer of NSL Engineering Pte Ltd of NSL Ltd. Prior to heading the Chemicals and Engineering businesses, Mr. Siong served as Chief Executive Officer of ...


Board Age and Tenure

16.8yrs

Average Tenure

63yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: N02's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 16.8 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Su-Ling Lim

    Company Secretary

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Richard Siong

    Chief Executive Officer of NSL Engineering Pte Ltd

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Chin Low (61yo)

    Executive Director and Member of Corporate Research & Development Advisory Panel

    • Tenure: 3.2yrs
    • Compensation: S$510.00k
  • Tong Hee Chia

    Senior Vice-President of Finance and Corporate Services

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • See Loi

    Head of Corporate Research & Development Department

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Tao Soon Cham (79yo)

    Chairman and Chairman of Corporate Research & Development Advisory Panel

    • Tenure: 15.5yrs
    • Compensation: S$152.00k
  • Tat Tan (72yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 26.7yrs
    • Compensation: S$90.00k
  • Song Ban

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 16.8yrs
    • Compensation: S$102.00k
  • Siew Lam

    Member of Corporate Research & Development Advisory Panel

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • John Koh (63yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 16.8yrs
    • Compensation: S$120.00k
  • David Fu (58yo)

    Non-Executive Director and Member of Corporate Research & Development Advisory Panel

    • Tenure: 16.8yrs
    • Compensation: S$96.00k
  • Swee Lim

    Member of Corporate Research & Development Advisory Panel

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Chin Low (61yo)

    Executive Director and Member of Corporate Research & Development Advisory Panel

    • Tenure: 3.2yrs
    • Compensation: S$510.00k
  • Wun Ng

    Member of Corporate Research and Development Advisory Panel

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Robert Tiong

    Member of Corporate Research and Development Advisory Panel

    • Tenure: 4yrs

Company Information

NSL Ltd's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: NSL Ltd
  • Ticker: N02
  • Exchange: SGX
  • Founded: 1961
  • Industry: Construction Materials
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: S$366.087m
  • Shares outstanding: 373.56m
  • Website: https://www.nsl.com.sg

Number of Employees


Location

  • NSL Ltd
  • 77 Robinson Road
  • No. 27-00 Robinson 77
  • Singapore
  • 68896
  • Singapore

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
N02SGX (Singapore Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesSGSGDJan 1992

Biography

NSL Ltd, an investment holding company, manufactures and sells building materials, refractory materials, and road stones in Singapore, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Finland, Germany, and internationa ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/21 12:32
End of Day Share Price2019/10/21 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.