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GraceKennedy TTSE:GKC Stock Report

Last Price


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30 Apr, 2022


Company Financials
GKC fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health5/6

GKC Stock Overview

GraceKennedy Limited engages in food trading and financial services businesses.

GraceKennedy Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for GraceKennedy
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceJA$6.00
52 Week HighJA$6.40
52 Week LowJA$4.85
1 Month Change-0.33%
3 Month Change-2.44%
1 Year Change20.72%
3 Year Change81.82%
5 Year Change117.39%
Change since IPO1,711.02%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

GKCTT Consumer RetailingTT Market

Return vs Industry: GKC exceeded the TT Consumer Retailing industry which returned 1.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GKC exceeded the TT Market which returned 13.5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is GKC's price volatile compared to industry and market?
GKC volatility
GKC Average Weekly Movement6.3%
Consumer Retailing Industry Average Movement0%
Market Average Movement0%
10% most volatile stocks in TT Market0%
10% least volatile stocks in TT Market0%

Stable Share Price: GKC is more volatile than 90% of TT stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: GKC's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of TT stocks.

About the Company

1922n/aDon Wehby

GraceKennedy Limited engages in food trading and financial services businesses. It operates through four segments: Food Trading, Banking and Investments, Insurance, and Money Services. The Food Trading segment engages in the merchandising of general goods and food products; processing and distribution of food products; and operation of a chain of supermarkets.

GraceKennedy Fundamentals Summary

How do GraceKennedy's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
GKC fundamental statistics
Market CapJA$103.97b
Earnings (TTM)JA$8.19b
Revenue (TTM)JA$129.31b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
GKC income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueJA$69.96b
Gross ProfitJA$59.35b
Other ExpensesJA$51.16b

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)8.27
Gross Margin45.90%
Net Profit Margin6.33%
Debt/Equity Ratio36.7%

How did GKC perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 4/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: GKC (TTD6) is trading below our estimate of fair value (TTD14.21)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GKC is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.7x) compared to the South American Consumer Retailing industry average (15.3x).

PE vs Market: GKC is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.7x) compared to the TT market (16.7x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GKC's PB Ratio (1.5x) is in line with the XS Consumer Retailing industry average.

Future Growth

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

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE

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 GraceKennedy 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 GraceKennedy performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 4/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GKC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: GKC's current net profit margins (6.3%) are higher than last year (5.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GKC's earnings have grown by 15.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: GKC's earnings growth over the past year (31.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (15.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: GKC earnings growth over the past year (31.7%) underperformed the Consumer Retailing industry 31.7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: GKC's Return on Equity (12.6%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is GraceKennedy's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GKC's short term assets (JMD104.6B) exceed its short term liabilities (JMD59.3B).

Long Term Liabilities: GKC's short term assets (JMD104.6B) exceed its long term liabilities (JMD69.5B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GKC has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: GKC's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 58.6% to 36.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GKC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (65.4%).

Interest Coverage: GKC's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2x coverage).

Balance Sheet


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

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: GKC's dividend (1.84%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the TT market (2.54%).

High Dividend: GKC's dividend (1.84%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the TT market (4.15%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: GKC is not paying a notable dividend for the TT market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: GKC is not paying a notable dividend for the TT market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: GKC is not paying a notable dividend for the TT market.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: GKC is not paying a notable dividend for the TT market.

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Don Wehby



Senator Donald G. Wehby, also known as Don, BSc (Hons.), MSc (Acctg.), FCA, CD serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Key Insurance Company Ltd. since March 2020. He has been the Group Chief Executive Officer...

Leadership Team

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

Board Members

Experienced Board: GKC's board of directors are considered experienced (9.6 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

GraceKennedy Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: GraceKennedy Limited
  • Ticker: GKC
  • Exchange: TTSE
  • Founded: 1922
  • Industry: Food Distributors
  • Sector: Consumer Retailing
  • Implied Market Cap: JA$103.971b
  • Listing Market Cap: JA$4.613b
  • Shares outstanding: 990.01m
  • Website:


  • GraceKennedy Limited
  • 42-56 Harbour Street
  • Kingston
  • Jamaica


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/04/30 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/04/29 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.