Samebest Co., Ltd. engages in the research and development of digital cloud curriculum systems primarily in Taiwan. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Samebest's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: 8489 is more volatile than 75% of TW stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: 8489's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of TW stocks.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: 8489 underperformed the TW Media industry which returned -5.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: 8489 underperformed the TW Market which returned 20.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Samebest's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Samebest undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: 8489 (NT$58.6) is trading above our estimate of fair value (NT$33.28)
Significantly Below Fair Value: 8489 is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: 8489 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (43.6x) compared to the TW Media industry average (22.4x).
PE vs Market: 8489 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (43.6x) compared to the TW market (18.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 8489's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: 8489 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.1x) compared to the TW Media industry average (1.8x).
How is Samebest forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Media 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 Samebest 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.
How has Samebest performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: 8489 has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: 8489's current net profit margins (3.4%) are lower than last year (10%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: 8489's earnings have grown by 14.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: 8489's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: 8489 had negative earnings growth (-68.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Media industry average (-34.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: 8489's Return on Equity (11.8%) is considered low.
How is Samebest's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: 8489's short term assets (NT$1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities (NT$583.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: 8489's short term assets (NT$1.2B) exceed its long term liabilities (NT$194.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: 8489's debt to equity ratio (7.7%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: 8489's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 9.6% to 7.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: 8489's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (267.2%).
Interest Coverage: 8489 earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Samebest current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: 8489's dividend (2.73%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the TW market (2.11%).
High Dividend: 8489's dividend (2.73%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the TW market (5.17%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: 8489 has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: 8489'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 (119%), 8489'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.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Yong Xin Shi
Mr. Yong Xin Shi serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Samebest Co., Ltd. and has been its Chief Executive Officer since June 1, 2015. Mr. Shi served as President of Samebest Co., Ltd., Dongsen D...
|Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer||5.42yrs||no data||no data|
|President and Director||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Accountant||6.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President and Director||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief of Education||7.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Managing Director||5.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Director||5.83yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: 8489's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.8 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Samebest Co., Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Samebest Co., Ltd.
- Ticker: 8489
- Exchange: GTSM
- Founded: 2006
- Industry: Publishing
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: NT$2.131b
- Shares outstanding: 36.36m
- Website: https://www.samebest.com.tw
Number of Employees
- Samebest Co., Ltd.
- No.2, Chongxin Road
- 5th Floor
- New Taipei City
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|8489||GTSM (Taipei Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||TW||TWD||Jan 2016|
Samebest Co., Ltd. engages in the research and development of digital cloud curriculum systems primarily in Taiwan. The company also develops personalized action learning solutions through virtual and real...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/11/30 08:44|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/11/27 00:00|
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