ARL Stock Overview
Astral Foods Limited operates as an integrated poultry producer in South Africa and internationally.
Astral Foods Competitors
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||R193.18|
|52 Week High||R221.66|
|52 Week Low||R132.34|
|1 Month Change||-7.10%|
|3 Month Change||3.80%|
|1 Year Change||10.90%|
|3 Year Change||30.45%|
|5 Year Change||10.71%|
|Change since IPO||2,392.65%|
Recent News & Updates
|ARL||ZA Food||ZA Market|
Return vs Industry: ARL exceeded the ZA Food industry which returned -8.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ARL exceeded the ZA Market which returned -5.6% over the past year.
|ARL Average Weekly Movement||4.1%|
|Food Industry Average Movement||6.0%|
|Market Average Movement||5.5%|
|10% most volatile stocks in ZA Market||10.2%|
|10% least volatile stocks in ZA Market||3.1%|
Stable Share Price: ARL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of ZA stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: ARL's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Astral Foods Limited operates as an integrated poultry producer in South Africa and internationally. It operates through three segments: Poultry, Feed, and Other Africa. The company engages in the breeding operations; sale of day-old chicks and hatching eggs; broiler production; abattoirs; and processing, marketing, sale, and distribution of poultry products.
Astral Foods Fundamentals Summary
|ARL fundamental statistics|
Is ARL overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|ARL income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||R14.28b|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||20.34|
|Net Profit Margin||4.38%|
How did ARL perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
8.2%Current Dividend Yield
Is ARL undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 5/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for ARL?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is ARL's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does ARL's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|ARL PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
RCL RCL Foods
OCE Oceana Group
LBR Libstar Holdings
SHG Sea Harvest Group
ARL Astral Foods
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: ARL is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (9.5x) compared to the peer average (11.1x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does ARL's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the African Food Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: ARL is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (9.5x) compared to the African Food industry average (9.5x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is ARL's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||9.5x|
|Fair PE Ratio||17.7x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: ARL is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (9.5x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (17.7x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of ARL when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: ARL (ZAR193.18) is trading below our estimate of fair value (ZAR573.74)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ARL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is less than 20% higher than the current share price.
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How is Astral Foods forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Future Growth Score5/6
Future Growth Score 5/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ARL's forecast earnings growth (23.8% per year) is above the savings rate (9%).
Earnings vs Market: ARL's earnings (23.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the ZA market (-1.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ARL's earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: ARL's revenue (6.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the ZA market (5.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ARL's revenue (6.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: ARL's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (22.2%)
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How has Astral Foods performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score4/6
Past Performance Score 4/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ARL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: ARL's current net profit margins (4.4%) are higher than last year (2.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ARL's earnings have declined by 10.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ARL's earnings growth over the past year (100.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (-10.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: ARL earnings growth over the past year (100.2%) exceeded the Food industry 7.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: ARL's Return on Equity (17.4%) is considered low.
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How is Astral Foods's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ARL's short term assets (ZAR4.6B) exceed its short term liabilities (ZAR2.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: ARL's short term assets (ZAR4.6B) exceed its long term liabilities (ZAR1.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ARL is debt free.
Reducing Debt: ARL has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 8.6%.
Debt Coverage: ARL has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: ARL has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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What is Astral Foods's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 4/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
|Astral Foods Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Company (Astral Foods)||8.2%|
|Market Bottom 25% (ZA)||3.5%|
|Market Top 25% (ZA)||9.0%|
|Industry Average (Food)||5.4%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Astral Foods)||8.9%|
Notable Dividend: ARL's dividend (8.18%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the ZA market (3.49%).
High Dividend: ARL's dividend (8.18%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the ZA market (8.97%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: ARL's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: ARL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (58.7%), ARL's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (62.9%), ARL's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Chris Schutte (62 yo)
Mr. Christiaan Ernst Schutte, also known as Chris, MBA, F.D.P., has been the Chief Executive Officer of Astral Foods Limited since May 1, 2009 and has been its Executive Director since August 18, 2005. Mr....
CEO Compensation Analysis
|Chris Schutte's Compensation vs Astral Foods Earnings|
|Date||Total Comp.||Salary||Company Earnings|
|Mar 31 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2021||R16m||R9m|
|Mar 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2020||R21m||R8m|
|Jun 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2019||R24m||R8m|
|Jun 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2018||R25m||R8m|
|Jun 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2017||R22m||R7m|
|Jun 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2016||R11m||R5m|
Compensation vs Market: Chris's total compensation ($USD898.55K) is above average for companies of similar size in the ZA market ($USD651.27K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Chris's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: ARL's management team is considered experienced (4.4 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: ARL's board of directors are considered experienced (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.
Recent Insider Transactions
|14 Mar 22||BuyR41,895||Christiaan Schutte||Individual||300||R139.65|
|10 Mar 22||BuyR82,440||Willem Potgieter||Individual||600||R137.40|
|10 Mar 22||BuyR487,585||Christiaan Schutte||Individual||3,500||R139.31|
|09 Mar 22||BuyR1,347,700||Daniel Ferreira||Individual||10,000||R134.77|
|09 Mar 22||BuyR499,093||Christiaan Schutte||Individual||3,700||R134.89|
|07 Mar 22||BuyR205,496||Gary Arnold||Individual||1,500||R137.00|
|26 Nov 21||BuyR27,260,919||Astral Foods Forfeitable Share Plan||Company||160,320||R176.23|
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
|Employee Share Scheme||448,694||1.2%|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
Astral Foods Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Astral Foods Limited
- Ticker: ARL
- Exchange: JSE
- Founded: 2001
- Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Implied Market Cap: R7.417b
- Shares outstanding: 38.40m
- Website: https://www.astralfoods.com
Number of Employees
- Astral Foods Limited
- 92 Koranna Avenue
- South Africa
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ARL||JSE (The Johannesburg Securities Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||ZA||ZAR||Apr 2001|
|ALFD.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Apr 2001|
|A9U||BST (Boerse-Stuttgart)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Apr 2001|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/10/01 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/30 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.