Bowler Metcalf Limited manufactures and sells rigid plastic packaging for the toiletry, cosmetic, household, pharmaceutical, and food markets in South Africa. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with solid track record.
Share Price & News
How has Bowler Metcalf's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BCF is not significantly more volatile than the rest of ZA stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: BCF's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: BCF underperformed the ZA Chemicals industry which returned 169.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BCF exceeded the ZA Market which returned 29.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Bowler Metcalf's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 month ago | Simply Wall StBowler Metcalf (JSE:BCF) Could Be A Buy For Its Upcoming Dividend
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Is Bowler Metcalf 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: BCF (ZAR9.8) is trading below our estimate of fair value (ZAR15.04)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BCF is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BCF is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.8x) compared to the XF Chemicals industry average (11.4x).
PE vs Market: BCF is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.8x) compared to the ZA market (12.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate BCF's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BCF's PB Ratio (1x) is in line with the ZA Chemicals industry average.
How is Bowler Metcalf forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Materials 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 Bowler Metcalf 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.
How has Bowler Metcalf performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BCF has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BCF's current net profit margins (14.9%) are higher than last year (13.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BCF's earnings have grown by 1.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BCF's earnings growth over the past year (13.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (1.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: BCF earnings growth over the past year (13.5%) exceeded the Chemicals industry 2.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: BCF's Return on Equity (13%) is considered low.
How is Bowler Metcalf's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BCF's short term assets (ZAR588.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (ZAR57.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: BCF's short term assets (ZAR588.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (ZAR28.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BCF is debt free.
Reducing Debt: BCF had no debt 5 years ago.
Debt Coverage: BCF has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: BCF has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Bowler Metcalf current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: BCF's dividend (4.74%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the ZA market (2.92%).
High Dividend: BCF's dividend (4.74%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the ZA market (7.58%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BCF's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: BCF's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (38.9%), BCF's dividend payments are well 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.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Friedel Sass (57 yo)
Mr. Paul Friedrich Sass, also known as Friedel, B.Sc. (Eng), serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Bowler Metcalf Ltd. since March 2011 and has been its Executive Director since November 2009. Mr. Sass ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Friedel's total compensation ($USD282.19K) is about average for companies of similar size in the ZA market ($USD285.51K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Friedel's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: BCF's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.7 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: BCF's board of directors are considered experienced (9 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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.1%.
Bowler Metcalf Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Bowler Metcalf Limited
- Ticker: BCF
- Exchange: JSE
- Founded: 1972
- Industry: Commodity Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: R708.070m
- Shares outstanding: 72.25m
- Website: https://www.bowlermetcalf.co.za
Number of Employees
- Bowler Metcalf Limited
- 15 Harris Drive
- Cape Town
- Western Cape
- South Africa
Bowler Metcalf Limited manufactures and sells rigid plastic packaging for the toiletry, cosmetic, household, pharmaceutical, and food markets in South Africa. The company offers plastic packaging products....
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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