S&W Seed Company, an agricultural company, engages in breeding, growing, processing, and selling alfalfa and sorghum seeds.
Flawless balance sheet and overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has S&W Seed's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SANW's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SANW underperformed the US Food industry which returned 7.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SANW underperformed the US Market which returned 10.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is S&W Seed's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 day ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) Can Manage Its Debt Responsibly
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1 month ago | Simply Wall StInvestors Who Bought S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) Shares Three Years Ago Are Now Down 55%
Is S&W Seed undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate SANW's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate SANW's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SANW is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Food industry average.
PE vs Market: SANW is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate SANW's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SANW is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the US Food industry average (1.8x).
How is S&W Seed forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SANW is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Earnings vs Market: SANW is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
High Growth Earnings: SANW is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SANW's revenue (1.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SANW's revenue (1.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SANW is forecast to be unprofitable in 3 years.
How has S&W Seed performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SANW is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: SANW is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SANW is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -41.3% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SANW's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: SANW is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Food industry (-3.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SANW has a negative Return on Equity (-20.58%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is S&W Seed's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SANW's short term assets ($90.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($47.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: SANW's short term assets ($90.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($13.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SANW's debt to equity ratio (30.9%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: SANW's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 97.6% to 30.9% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: SANW has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: SANW's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 3.3x debt).
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable SANW has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: SANW is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 3.4% per year.
What is S&W Seed's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate SANW's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SANW'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 SANW's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SANW'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 SANW'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 management tenure
Mark Wong (70yo)
Mr. Mark W. Wong has been Chief Executive Officer and President of S&W Seed Company since June 20, 2017. Mr. Wong is the Founder of Colorado Financial Holdings, LLC and has been its Managing Partner & Mana ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD1.31M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD529.87K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|CEO, President & Director||2.7yrs||US$1.31m||0.62% $579.5k|
|Executive VP of Finance & Administration||9.9yrs||US$667.22k||0.35% $326.2k|
|Executive Vice President of Americas||1.3yrs||US$645.37k||0.072% $67.6k|
|Global Director of Human Resources||0.3yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of International Production & Supply Chain||1.3yrs||US$288.67k||no data|
|Executive Vice President of International||1.3yrs||no data||0.067% $62.5k|
|Vice President of Finance||4.5yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: SANW's management team is considered experienced (2 years average tenure).
|CEO, President & Director||2.7yrs||US$1.31m||0.62% $579.5k|
|Independent Director||4.8yrs||US$113.76k||0.085% $79.9k|
|Independent Director||2.1yrs||US$86.67k||0.054% $50.6k|
|Independent Director||2.1yrs||US$83.23k||0.053% $50.0k|
|Independent Director||9.7yrs||US$87.29k||0.25% $236.2k|
|Independent Director||3.2yrs||US$84.83k||0.074% $69.1k|
|Chairman of the Board||5.2yrs||US$177.00k||0.70% $658.4k|
|Independent Director||1.6yrs||US$107.83k||0.050% $46.7k|
Experienced Board: SANW's board of directors are considered experienced (4 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 29.6%.
S&W Seed Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: S&W Seed Company
- Ticker: SANW
- Exchange: NasdaqCM
- Founded: 1980
- Industry: Agricultural Products
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Market Cap: US$93.595m
- Shares outstanding: 33.40m
- Website: https://www.swseedco.com
Number of Employees
- S&W Seed Company
- 106 K Street
- Suite 300
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SANW||NasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 2010|
|210||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 2010|
S&W Seed Company, an agricultural company, engages in breeding, growing, processing, and selling alfalfa and sorghum seeds. The company sells its seeds to distributors and dealers in approximately 30 countries worldwide. S&W Seed Company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Sacramento, California.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/27 00:46|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/26 00:00|
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