51job, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides integrated human resource services in the People’s Republic of China.
Flawless balance sheet and overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has 51job's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: JOBS's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Professional Services
1 Year Return
US Professional Services
Return vs Industry: JOBS underperformed the US Professional Services industry which returned -7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: JOBS underperformed the US Market which returned -10.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is 51job's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is 51job 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: JOBS ($61.27) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($73.33)
Significantly Below Fair Value: JOBS is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: JOBS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (53x) compared to the Professional Services industry average (12.6x).
PE vs Market: JOBS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (53x) compared to the US market (13.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate JOBS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: JOBS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.6x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (1.7x).
How is 51job forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual revenue growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if JOBS's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if JOBS's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the US market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: JOBS's revenue (6.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: JOBS's revenue (6.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: JOBS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.7%).
How has 51job performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: JOBS has a large one-off loss of CN¥892.8M impacting its December 31 2019 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: JOBS's current net profit margins (13.3%) are lower than last year (33.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: JOBS's earnings have grown by 16.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: JOBS's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: JOBS had negative earnings growth (-57.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Professional Services industry average (13.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: JOBS's Return on Equity (4.7%) is considered low.
How is 51job's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: JOBS's short term assets (CN¥10.9B) exceed its short term liabilities (CN¥2.8B).
Long Term Liabilities: JOBS's short term assets (CN¥10.9B) exceed its long term liabilities (CN¥265.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: JOBS is debt free.
Reducing Debt: JOBS has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 31.8%.
Debt Coverage: JOBS has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: JOBS has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
Inventory Level: JOBS has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if JOBS's debt is covered by short term assets.
What is 51job's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate JOBS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate JOBS's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if JOBS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if JOBS's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of JOBS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Rick Yan (57yo)
Mr. Rick Yan is a Co-Founder of 51job Inc. and has been its Chief Executive Officer since 2000 and serves as its President and Secretary. Mr. Yan is responsible for 51job Inc.'s overall strategy and manage ...
|Co-Founder||20.17yrs||no data||19.32% CN¥792.3m|
|Chairman of the Board & Independent Director||7yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||7yrs||no data||no data|
|Director||2.83yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||5.67yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: JOBS's board of directors are considered experienced (7 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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6.1%.
51job, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: 51job, Inc.
- Ticker: JOBS
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1998
- Industry: Human Resource and Employment Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$4.100b
- Shares outstanding: 66.78m
- Website: https://www.51job.com
Number of Employees
- 51job, Inc.
- Building 3
- No. 1387, Zhang Dong Road
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|JOBS||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||ADR EA REP 2 ORD USD0.0001(SPONS)||US||USD||Sep 2004|
|IWQ||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||ADR EA REP 2 ORD USD0.0001(SPONS)||DE||EUR||Sep 2004|
|JOBS N||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||ADR EA REP 2 ORD USD0.0001(SPONS)||MX||MXN||Sep 2004|
|0A2H||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||ADR EA REP 2 ORD USD0.0001(SPONS)||GB||USD||Sep 2004|
51job, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides integrated human resource services in the People’s Republic of China. The company offers online recruitment services through its Websites comprising 51job.com, yingjiesheng.com, 51jingying.com, and lagou.com; and mobile applications that enable job seekers to access their accounts through mobile devices and utilize functions available on their Websites. It also provides other human resource related services, such as business process outsourcing that consist of social insurance, benefits, and payroll processing, as well as compliance with local governmental employment regulations; and conducts training seminars in the business management, leadership, sales and marketing, human resource, negotiation skills, financial planning and analysis, public administration, manufacturing, secretarial, and other skills. In addition, the company offers campus recruitment services to corporations that seek to recruit college and university students; and placement and executive search services to employers seeking to attract talent and fill job vacancies. Further, it provides professional and scientific assessment tools that assist human resource departments in evaluating capabilities and dispositions of job candidates and existing employees, as well as offers talent assessment services; conducts general and customized surveys on salary, employee retention, and other human resource related topics; organizes and hosts annual human resource conferences and events; and provides support and administrative services to employers on select recruitment projects. The company serves multinational corporations, large national Chinese corporations, and the local Chinese enterprises. It offers its services through sales offices, and a national sales and customer service call center in Wuhan. 51job, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/01 00:10|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/31 00:00|
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