Bowl America Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, operates bowling centers in the United States. More Details
Excellent balance sheet with poor track record.
Share Price & News
How has Bowl America's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BWL.A has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: BWL.A underperformed the US Hospitality industry which returned -21.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BWL.A underperformed the US Market which returned 12% over the past year.
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
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Is Bowl America 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: BWL.A ($9.15) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($0.11)
Significantly Below Fair Value: 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 (117.1x) compared to the US Hospitality industry average (27.1x).
PE vs Market: BWL.A is poor value based on its PE Ratio (117.1x) compared to the US market (18.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
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's PB Ratio (2.1x) is in line with the US Hospitality industry average.
How is Bowl America 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 Bowl America 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.
- Examine Bowl America's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
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How has Bowl America performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BWL.A has a large one-off loss of $384.1K impacting its June 28 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: BWL.A's current net profit margins (2.3%) are lower than last year (12.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BWL.A's earnings have grown by 5.1% 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 (-86.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Hospitality industry average (-50.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: BWL.A's Return on Equity (1.8%) is considered low.
How is Bowl America's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BWL.A's short term assets ($8.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: BWL.A's short term assets ($8.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($4.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BWL.A's debt to equity ratio (6.7%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if BWL.A's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BWL.A's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (57.5%).
Interest Coverage: BWL.A earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Bowl America current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate BWL.A's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate BWL.A's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BWL.A's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BWL.A's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: BWL.A is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of BWL.A's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Cheryl Dragoo (72 yo)
Ms. Cheryl A. Dragoo has been the President and Chief Executive Officer at Bowl America Incorporated since December 3, 2019. Ms. Dragoo has been the Chief Financial Officer of Bowl America Incorporated sin ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Cheryl's total compensation ($USD197.77K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD593.13K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Cheryl's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior VP||42.58yrs||US$8.50k||3.58% |
|Independent Director||23.58yrs||US$19.25k||1.02% |
|Independent Director||6.33yrs||US$8.00k||3.88% |
|Independent Director||0.083yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: BWL.A's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 17.8 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.
Bowl America Incorporated's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Bowl America Incorporated
- Ticker: BWL.A
- Exchange: AMEX
- Founded: 1958
- Industry: Leisure Facilities
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Market Cap: US$47.223m
- Shares outstanding: 5.16m
- Website: https://www.bowl-america.com
Number of Employees
- Bowl America Incorporated
- PO Box 1288
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BWL.A||AMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)||Yes||Class A Common Shares||US||USD||Dec 1972|
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
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/10/30 23:33|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/10/26 00:00|
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.