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Executive Summary

Kuobrothers Corp. operates B2C e-commerce business under the Living Bazaar name In Taiwan. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet unattractive dividend payer.

Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 8477 is less volatile than 75% of TW stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 8477's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




TW Online Retail


TW Market

1 Year Return




TW Online Retail


TW Market

Return vs Industry: 8477 underperformed the TW Online Retail industry which returned 100.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 8477 underperformed the TW Market which returned 40.3% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.1%-4.1%-0.1%
30 Day1.2%11.9%5.6%
90 Day-14.4%37.2%15.0%
1 Year-6.1%-8.9%102.1%98.2%46.5%41.5%
3 Year3.1%-5.0%108.3%88.4%67.1%48.2%
5 Year-43.8%-51.1%117.1%95.7%123.0%83.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Kuobrothers 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: 8477 (NT$33.8) is trading above our estimate of fair value (NT$30.95)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 8477 is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 8477 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (68.3x) compared to the TW Online Retail industry average (38.1x).

PE vs Market: 8477 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (68.3x) compared to the TW market (19.3x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 8477's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 8477 is good value based on its PB Ratio (2x) compared to the TW Online Retail industry average (2.6x).

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Future Growth

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


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 Kuobrothers 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 Kuobrothers performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 8477 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 8477's current net profit margins (0.3%) are lower than last year (0.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 8477's earnings have declined by 7.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 8477's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: 8477 had negative earnings growth (-67.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Online Retail industry average (45%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: 8477's Return on Equity (3.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Kuobrothers's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 8477's short term assets (NT$978.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (NT$479.3M).

Long Term Liabilities: 8477's short term assets (NT$978.7M) exceed its long term liabilities (NT$37.2M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 8477 is debt free.

Reducing Debt: 8477 has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 8477 has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: 8477 has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: 8477's dividend (7.25%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the TW market (1.98%).

High Dividend: 8477's dividend (7.25%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the TW market (4.99%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: 8477 has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: 8477'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 (495.1%), 8477'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?


Average management tenure


Su-Ch Kuo



Mr. Su-Ch Kuo has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Kuobrothers Corp. since April 27, 2012. He served as Inside Director of MOBIX CORP. Mr. Kuo served as Inside Director and President at Newec C...

Leadership Team

Su-Ch Kuo
Chairman & CEO3.92yrsno datano data
Chia-Hsin Liao
President2.42yrsno datano data
You-Ru Jin
Chief Financial Officer2.75yrsno datano data
Hung-Yi Chen
Chief Operating Officer1.08yrsno datano data
Yan-Kuan Lee
Chief Technology Officer5.08yrsno datano data
Wei-Tung Huang
Public Relations Directorno datano datano data
Ya Chang
Chief Marketing Officer1.08yrsno datano data
Ya-Chu Yang
Chief Human Resource Officer0.25yrno datano data
Mu-En Ting
Chief Business Officer0.25yrno datano data


Average Tenure

Experienced Management: 8477's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Su-Ch Kuo
Chairman & CEO3.92yrsno datano data
Pei Wu
Director8.92yrsno datano data
Chun Huang
Director5.75yrsno datano data
Chih-Yuan Su
Independent Director5.75yrsno datano data
Li Lin
Independent Director5.75yrsno datano data
Chia-Chi Kuo
Director8.92yrsno datano data
Li-Wen Lu
Independent Director8.75yrsno datano data


Average Tenure

Experienced Board: 8477's board of directors are considered 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Kuobrothers Corp.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Kuobrothers Corp.
  • Ticker: 8477
  • Exchange: GTSM
  • Founded: 2012
  • Industry: Internet and Direct Marketing Retail
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: NT$852.422m
  • Shares outstanding: 24.96m
  • Website:


  • Kuobrothers Corp.
  • No. 19-3, Sanchong Road
  • 5th Floor
  • Taipei
  • Taiwan


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
8477GTSM (Taipei Exchange)YesShare CapitalTWTWDOct 2015


Kuobrothers Corp. operates B2C e-commerce business under the Living Bazaar name In Taiwan. The company provides online shopping platform for daily consumables, electric apparatuses, household commodities, ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/03/03 08:32
End of Day Share Price2021/03/02 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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.