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AH-VestJSE:AHL Stock Report

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15 Oct, 2021


Company Financials
AHL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health6/6

AHL Overview

AH-Vest Limited manufactures and sells food products primarily in South Africa.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for AH-Vest
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceR0.50
52 Week HighR0.23
52 Week LowR0.55
1 Month Change0%
3 Month Change25.00%
1 Year Change28.21%
3 Year Change194.12%
5 Year Change47.06%
Change since IPO-41.18%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 10
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Shareholder Returns

AHLZA FoodZA Market

Return vs Industry: AHL exceeded the ZA Food industry which returned 5.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AHL exceeded the ZA Market which returned 21.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is AHL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
AHL volatility
AHL Beta-2.99
Industry Beta0.32
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: AHL is more volatile than 75% of ZA stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: AHL's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of ZA stocks.

About the Company

1988n/aMuhammed Naasif Darsot

AH-Vest Limited manufactures and sells food products primarily in South Africa. The company offers tomato sauces and other value added products. It offers products under All Joy brand.

AH-Vest Fundamentals Summary

How do AH-Vest's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
AHL fundamental statistics
Market CapR51.02m
Earnings (TTM)R10.21m
Revenue (TTM)R180.20m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
AHL income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueR104.62m
Gross ProfitR75.58m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.10
Gross Margin41.94%
Net Profit Margin5.66%
Debt/Equity Ratio33.6%

How did AHL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio

Does AHL pay a reliable dividends?

See AHL dividend history and benchmarks
When do you need to buy AHL by to receive an upcoming dividend?
AH-Vest dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateOct 20 2021
Dividend Pay DateOct 25 2021
Days until Ex dividend4 days
Days until Dividend pay date9 days

Does AHL pay a reliable dividends?

See AHL dividend history and benchmarks


Is AH-Vest 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: AHL (ZAR0.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value (ZAR2.93)

Significantly Below Fair Value: AHL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AHL is good value based on its PE Ratio (5x) compared to the ZA Food industry average (10.9x).

PE vs Market: AHL is good value based on its PE Ratio (5x) compared to the ZA market (11.4x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AHL's PB Ratio (1.2x) is in line with the ZA Food industry average.

Future Growth

How is AH-Vest forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Food, Beverage & Tobacco 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 AH-Vest 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.

Past Performance

How has AH-Vest performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AHL has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: AHL's current net profit margins (5.7%) are higher than last year (4.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AHL's earnings have grown significantly by 44% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: AHL's earnings growth over the past year (25.6%) is below its 5-year average (44% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: AHL earnings growth over the past year (25.6%) exceeded the Food industry 0.6%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: AHL's Return on Equity (23.1%) is considered high.

Financial Health

How is AH-Vest's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AHL's short term assets (ZAR69.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (ZAR51.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: AHL's short term assets (ZAR69.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (ZAR44.6M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AHL's debt to equity ratio (33.6%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: AHL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 72% to 33.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: AHL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (103.9%).

Interest Coverage: AHL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.2x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is AH-Vest current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayOct 16 2021Ex Dividend DateOct 20 2021Dividend Pay DateOct 25 20215 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 4 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: AHL's dividend (2%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the ZA market (3.05%).

High Dividend: AHL's dividend (2%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the ZA market (8.04%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Too early to tell whether AHL's dividend payments have been stable as they only just started paying a dividend.

Growing Dividend: Too early to tell if AHL's dividend payments are increasing as they only just started paying a dividend.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (10%), AHL's dividend payments are thoroughly 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.

Next Steps


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


Average board tenure


Muhammed Naasif Darsot (49 yo)





Mr. Muhammed Naasif Ismail Darsot serves as Chief Executive Officer at AH-Vest Limited since January 24, 2020. Mr. Darsot served as Sales and Marketing Director of Eastern Trading Co (Pty) Ltd. Mr. Darsot...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Muhammed Naasif's total compensation ($USD23.61K) is below average for companies of similar size in the ZA market ($USD283.37K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Muhammed Naasif's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Board Members

Experienced Board: AHL's board of directors are considered experienced (8.8 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.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

AH-Vest Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: AH-Vest Limited
  • Ticker: AHL
  • Exchange: JSE
  • Founded: 1988
  • Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Market Cap: R51.018m
  • Shares outstanding: 102.04m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • AH-Vest Limited
  • 15 Misgund Road
  • Eikenhof
  • Johannesburg
  • Gauteng
  • 1872
  • South Africa


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/10/15 22:41
End of Day Share Price2021/10/15 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/06/30

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.