AMEX:BWL.A

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Bowl America Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, operates bowling centers in the United States.

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Fundamentals

Flawless balance sheet average dividend payer.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-2.0%

BWL.A

0.3%

US Hospitality

0.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

-3.0%

BWL.A

5.3%

US Hospitality

6.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: BWL.A underperformed the US Hospitality industry which returned 5.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BWL.A underperformed the US Market which returned 6.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

BWL.AIndustryMarket
7 Day-2.0%0.3%0.4%
30 Day-8.9%-4.3%-1.2%
90 Day2.0%-3.7%-0.4%
1 Year1.6%-3.0%7.9%5.3%9.3%6.9%
3 Year17.3%2.2%42.7%33.4%45.8%36.4%
5 Year30.8%3.9%41.0%25.4%62.9%45.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

Valuation

Is Bowl America undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

25.43x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Undervalued: BWL.A ($15.03) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($7.14)

Significantly Undervalued: BWL.A is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BWL.A is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.4x) compared to the Hospitality industry average (22.5x).

PE vs Market: BWL.A is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.4x) compared to the US market (17.6x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BWL.A is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.2x) compared to the US Hospitality industry average (2.1x).


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Future Growth

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

2.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BWL.A's forecast earnings growth (2.2% per year) is below the savings rate (2.7%).

Earnings vs Market: BWL.A's earnings (2.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: BWL.A's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if BWL.A's revenue is forecast to grow faster than the US market.

High Growth Revenue: Insufficient data to determine if BWL.A's revenue is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

High Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if BWL.A's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Bowl America performed over the past 5 years?

20.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BWL.A's earnings have grown significantly by 20.4% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: BWL.A had negative earnings growth (-19.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Hospitality industry average (-13.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: BWL.A's Return on Equity (12.7%) is considered low.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: BWL.A has a higher Return on Assets than the Hospitality industry average last year.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: BWL.A has significantly improved its Return on Capital Employed over the past 3 years.


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Financial Health

How is Bowl America's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BWL.A's short term assets ($9.4M) exceeds its short term liabilities ($3.1M)

Long Term Liabilities: BWL.A's short term assets (9.4M) exceeds its long term liabilities (1.4M)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BWL.A is debt free.

Reducing Debt: BWL.A had no debt 5 years ago.

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

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


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: BWL.A has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if BWL.A's debt is covered by short term assets.


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Dividend

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

4.66%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company4.7%marketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage2.9%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: BWL.A's dividend (4.66%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.45%).

High Dividend: BWL.A's dividend (4.66%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.73%)

Stable Dividend: BWL.A's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: BWL.A's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (117.6%), BWL.A'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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Management

What is the CEO of Bowl America's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

22.7yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Cheryl Dragoo (71yo)

0.8yrs

Tenure

US$173,748

Compensation

Mrs. Cheryl A. Dragoo has been Interim President and Interim Chief Executive Officer at Bowl America Incorporated since January 14, 2019. Mrs. Dragoo has been the Chief Financial Officer of Bowl America In ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Cheryl has recently become CEO, making it difficult to compare their total compensation against companies of similar size in the US market.

Compensation vs Earnings: Cheryl's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Board Age and Tenure

22.7yrs

Average Tenure

81yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: BWL.A's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 22.7 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$400,85916 May 19
Anita Zucker
EntityIndividual
Shares26,998
Max PriceUS$15.00
SellUS$42,48816 May 19
Anita Zucker
EntityIndividual
Shares2,651
Max PriceUS$16.15

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Ruth Macklin (90yo)

    Senior VP

    • Tenure: 41.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$8.50k
  • Cheryl Dragoo (71yo)

    Interim President

    • Tenure: 0.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$173.75k
  • Albert Young

    Assistant Secretary

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Ruth Macklin (90yo)

    Senior VP

    • Tenure: 41.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$8.50k
  • Merle Fabian (81yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 29.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$4.60k
  • Allan Sher (87yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 22.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$8.00k
  • Cheryl Dragoo (71yo)

    Interim President

    • Tenure: 0.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$173.75k
  • Nancy Hull (54yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 5.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$4.60k

Company Information

Bowl America Incorporated's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Bowl America Incorporated
  • Ticker: BWL.A
  • Exchange: AMEX
  • Founded: 1958
  • Industry: Leisure Facilities
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: US$77.552m
  • Shares outstanding: 5.16m
  • Website: https://www.bowl-america.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Bowl America Incorporated
  • PO Box 1288
  • Springfield
  • Virginia
  • 22151
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BWL.AAMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)YesClass A Common SharesUSUSDDec 1972

Biography

Bowl America Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, operates bowling centers in the United States. Its bowling centers offer bowling lanes and other facilities; food and beverages, game rooms, renta ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/18 23:33
End of Day Share Price2019/10/18 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/06/30


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.