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Executive Summary

Hi-Lai Foods Co., Ltd operates restaurants in Taiwan. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and good value.

Share Price & News

How has Hi-Lai Foods's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 1268 is less volatile than 75% of TW stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 1% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 1268's weekly volatility (1%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




TW Hospitality


TW Market

1 Year Return




TW Hospitality


TW Market

Return vs Industry: 1268 underperformed the TW Hospitality industry which returned 20.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 1268 underperformed the TW Market which returned 38.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.8%-0.2%-0.7%
30 Day2.7%13.4%1.1%
90 Day-0.8%3.0%11.6%
1 Year15.4%9.6%23.5%20.0%44.3%39.4%
3 Year15.4%-1.1%-6.9%-15.5%61.9%43.7%
5 Year1.1%-18.2%6.3%-8.8%116.7%78.6%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Hi-Lai Foods's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Hi-Lai Foods 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: 1268 (NT$131.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value (NT$260.26)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 1268 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 1268 is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.7x) compared to the TW Hospitality industry average (35.7x).

PE vs Market: 1268 is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.7x) compared to the TW market (19.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 1268's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 1268 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3x) compared to the TW Hospitality industry average (2.4x).

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Future Growth

How is Hi-Lai Foods forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Consumer 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 Hi-Lai Foods 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 Hi-Lai Foods performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 1268 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 1268's current net profit margins (7.7%) are lower than last year (8.2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 1268's earnings have grown by 4.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 1268's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: 1268 had negative earnings growth (-13.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Hospitality industry average (-28.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: 1268's Return on Equity (15.9%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Hi-Lai Foods's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 1268's short term assets (NT$1.9B) exceed its short term liabilities (NT$1.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: 1268's short term assets (NT$1.9B) exceed its long term liabilities (NT$1.4B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 1268 is debt free.

Reducing Debt: 1268 has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 19.9%.

Debt Coverage: 1268 has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: 1268 has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet

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What is Hi-Lai Foods's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: 1268's dividend (5.32%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the TW market (1.99%).

High Dividend: 1268's dividend (5.32%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the TW market (5%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, 1268 has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: 1268's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (99.7%), 1268's dividend payments are not 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?


Hi-Lai Foods has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


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

Hi-Lai Foods Co., Ltd's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Hi-Lai Foods Co., Ltd
  • Ticker: 1268
  • Exchange: GTSM
  • Founded: 1995
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: NT$4.895b
  • Shares outstanding: 37.22m
  • Website:


  • Hi-Lai Foods Co., Ltd
  • No.246, Dunhua South Road
  • Section 1
  • Taipei
  • 106
  • Taiwan


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
1268GTSM (Taipei Exchange)YesCommon StockTWTWDDec 2015


Hi-Lai Foods Co., Ltd operates restaurants in Taiwan. It operates restaurants under the Hi-Lai Harbour, Hi-Lai Vegetarian, Cantonese Jade Garden, Celebrity Cuisine, and Shanghainese Dumpling names. The com...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/03/06 08:35
End of Day Share Price2021/03/05 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.