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L.J. Williams TTSE:LJWB Stock Report

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11 Aug, 2022


Company Financials
LJWB fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health5/6

LJWB Stock Overview

L.J. Williams Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in merchandising, manufacturing, distribution, and ship chandlery business.

L.J. Williams Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for L.J. Williams
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceTT$2.15
52 Week HighTT$2.15
52 Week LowTT$1.30
1 Month Change0%
3 Month Change26.47%
1 Year Change59.26%
3 Year Change115.00%
5 Year Change172.15%
Change since IPO19.44%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

LJWBTT Retail DistributorsTT Market

Return vs Industry: LJWB exceeded the TT Retail Distributors industry which returned -2.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LJWB exceeded the TT Market which returned 3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is LJWB's price volatile compared to industry and market?
LJWB volatility
LJWB Average Weekly Movement6.2%
Retail Distributors Industry Average Movement5.6%
Market Average Movement2.9%
10% most volatile stocks in TT Market6.2%
10% least volatile stocks in TT Market1.3%

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

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

About the Company

1925n/aThomas Williams

L.J. Williams Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in merchandising, manufacturing, distribution, and ship chandlery business. The company operates through four divisions: Food and Allied; Wines & Spirits; Hardware; and Shipping & Brokerage. The Food and Allied division distributes various food, alcohol, and household items to supermarkets and other retail outlets in Trinidad and Tobago.

L.J. Williams Fundamentals Summary

How do L.J. Williams's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
LJWB fundamental statistics
Market CapTT$51.85m
Earnings (TTM)TT$6.59m
Revenue (TTM)TT$152.80m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
LJWB income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueTT$0
Gross ProfitTT$152.80m
Other ExpensesTT$146.20m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.27
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin4.31%
Debt/Equity Ratio23.0%

How did LJWB perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is LJWB undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for LJWB?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

LJWB key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue0.5x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA3.9x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does LJWB's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

LJWB PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for LJWB vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average15.9x
BMM Brüder Mannesmann
539788 Khemani Distributors & Marketing
8072 Japan Publications Trading
CNH Citra Nusa Holdings Berhad
LJWB L.J. Williams

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: LJWB is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8x) compared to the peer average (15.9x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does LJWB's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Retail Distributors Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: LJWB is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8x) compared to the Global Retail Distributors industry average (15.3x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is LJWB's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

LJWB PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio8x
Fair PE Ration/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LJWB's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of LJWB when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: LJWB (TTD2.15) is trading above our estimate of fair value (TTD0.71)

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

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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Future Growth

How is L.J. Williams 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


Forecasted Retail 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 L.J. Williams 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.

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  • Examine L.J. Williams's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.

Past Performance

How has L.J. Williams performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LJWB has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: LJWB's current net profit margins (4.3%) are lower than last year (5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LJWB's earnings have grown by 10.3% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: LJWB had negative earnings growth (-13.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Retail Distributors industry average (12.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: LJWB's Return on Equity (6.3%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is L.J. Williams'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: LJWB's short term assets (TTD64.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (TTD39.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: LJWB's short term assets (TTD64.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (TTD23.9M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LJWB's net debt to equity ratio (16.5%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: LJWB's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 50.8% to 23% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LJWB's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: LJWB's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is L.J. Williams's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 2/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: LJWB's dividend (3.72%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the TT market (2.7%).

High Dividend: LJWB's dividend (3.72%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the TT market (3.96%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: LJWB has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: LJWB's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 8 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (29.6%), LJWB's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: LJWB is paying a dividend but the company has no free cash flows.

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


Thomas Williams

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Thomas Jay Williams serves as Managing Director and Director at L.J. Williams Limited.


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

L.J. Williams Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: L.J. Williams Limited
  • Ticker: LJWB
  • Exchange: TTSE
  • Founded: 1925
  • Industry: Distributors
  • Sector: Retail
  • Implied Market Cap: TT$51.852m
  • Shares outstanding: 24.40m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • L.J. Williams Limited
  • 16-24 Sixth Avenue South
  • Barataria
  • 251714
  • Trinidad & Tobago


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/11 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/11 00:00
Annual Earnings2022/03/31

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.