AMEX:BWL.A

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Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet and overvalued.

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.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

2.1%

BWL.A

-2.5%

US Hospitality

-2.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

-36.6%

BWL.A

-16.2%

US Hospitality

18.2%

US Market

Return vs Industry: BWL.A underperformed the US Hospitality industry which returned -15.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BWL.A underperformed the US Market which returned 19.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

BWL.AIndustryMarket
7 Day2.1%-2.5%-2.4%
30 Day-6.9%-1.9%4.2%
90 Day-4.1%11.3%6.3%
1 Year-35.9%-36.6%-14.9%-16.2%20.9%18.2%
3 Year-26.5%-33.7%-12.1%-17.7%41.2%31.8%
5 Year-21.0%-35.1%14.7%2.7%84.8%63.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

120.96x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: BWL.A ($9.45) 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 (121x) compared to the US Hospitality industry average (27.9x).

PE vs Market: BWL.A is poor value based on its PE Ratio (121x) compared to the US market (19x).


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 is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the US Hospitality industry average (2.4x).


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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?

62.7%

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.


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Past Performance

How has Bowl America performed over the past 5 years?

5.1%

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 (-49.7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: BWL.A's Return on Equity (1.8%) is considered low.


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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 ($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.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

17.9yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Cheryl Dragoo (72 yo)

1.75yrs

Tenure

US$186,359

Compensation

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 ($USD186.36K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD585.94K).

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


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Cheryl Dragoo
President1.75yrsUS$186.36k0.27%
$ 132.4k
Ruth Macklin
Senior VP42.67yrsUS$8.50k7.13%
$ 3.5m
Merle Fabian
Director30.58yrsUS$4.60k33.94%
$ 16.6m
Allan Sher
Independent Director23.67yrsUS$8.00k1.02%
$ 496.1k
Nancy Hull
Independent Director6.33yrsUS$8.00k7.87%
$ 3.8m
Gloria Bragg
Independent Director0.083yrno datano data

17.9yrs

Average Tenure

77yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: BWL.A's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 17.9 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

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$48.771m
  • 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 Analysis2020/10/19 23:43
End of Day Share Price2020/10/19 00:00
Earnings2020/06/28
Annual Earnings2020/06/28


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.