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Executive Summary

Sephaku Holdings Limited operates as a construction materials company in South Africa.

Snowflake Analysis

Fair value with questionable track record.

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Share Price & News

How has Sephaku Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SEP's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




ZA Basic Materials


ZA Market

1 Year Return




ZA Basic Materials


ZA Market

Return vs Industry: SEP underperformed the ZA Basic Materials industry which returned -21.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SEP underperformed the ZA Market which returned -20.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-2.8%1.8%6.1%
30 Day-16.7%11.8%6.9%
90 Day-55.1%-10.8%-3.0%
1 Year-76.7%-76.7%-12.7%-21.8%-9.3%-20.8%
3 Year-88.3%-88.3%-24.2%-37.0%8.2%-12.5%
5 Year-95.9%-95.9%-19.6%-40.7%15.2%-13.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is Sephaku Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SEP (ZAR0.35) is trading above our estimate of fair value (ZAR0.01)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SEP is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SEP is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.4x) compared to the Basic Materials industry average (11.3x).

PE vs Market: SEP is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.4x) compared to the ZA market (8.4x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SEP is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.1x) compared to the XF Basic Materials industry average (0.4x).

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Future Growth

How is Sephaku Holdings 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 Sephaku Holdings 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 Sephaku Holdings performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SEP has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SEP's current net profit margins (1.2%) are lower than last year (6.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SEP has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -0.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: SEP's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: SEP had negative earnings growth (-82.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Basic Materials industry average (-5.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: SEP's Return on Equity (0.9%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Sephaku Holdings's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SEP's short term assets (ZAR139.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (ZAR116.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: SEP's short term assets (ZAR139.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities (ZAR179.4M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SEP's debt to equity ratio (12.1%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: SEP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.4% to 12.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SEP's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.3%).

Interest Coverage: SEP's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (0.1x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Sephaku Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate SEP's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SEP'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 SEP's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SEP'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 SEP's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the ZA market.

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


Average board tenure


Neil Crafford-Lazarus (59yo)





Mr. Neil Robus Crafford-Lazarus, Chartered Accountant, BCompt (Hons) serves as Chief Executive Officer at Sephaku Holdings Limited since January 1, 2020. He has been Financial Director of Sephaku Holdings  ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Neil's total compensation ($USD294.98K) is about average for companies of similar size in the ZA market ($USD293.04K).

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

Board Members

Neil Crafford-Lazarus
CEO & Executive Financial Director0.42yrR4.96m1.17% ZAR1.0m
Kenneth Capes
Executive Directorno dataR1.08m4.17% ZAR3.7m
Moses Ngoasheng
Independent Non-Executive Director12.33yrsR335.00kno data
Lelau Mohuba
Non-Executive Director15.33yrsR4.37m3.32% ZAR3.0m
Martie Jacoba Van Rensburg
Independent Non-Executive Director3.75yrsR335.00kno data
Pieter Fourie
Non-Executive Director10.58yrsR6.17mno data
Brent Williams
Independent Chairman8.25yrsR440.00kno data
Justin Pitt
Alternate Director5.83yrsno datano data
Bukelwa Bulo
Independent Non-Executive Director2.25yrsR335.00kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: SEP's board of directors are considered experienced (9.4 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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 22.2%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Sephaku Holdings Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Sephaku Holdings Limited
  • Ticker: SEP
  • Exchange: JSE
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Construction Materials
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: R89.070m
  • Shares outstanding: 254.49m
  • Website: https://www.sephakuholdings.com

Number of Employees


  • Sephaku Holdings Limited
  • Southdowns Office Park
  • Block A
  • Irene
  • Gauteng
  • 62
  • South Africa


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SEPJSE (The Johannesburg Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesZAZARAug 2009


Sephaku Holdings Limited operates as a construction materials company in South Africa. It manufactures and supplies ready-mixed concrete products for the residential, commercial, and industrial markets. Sephaku Holdings Limited is based in Irene, South Africa. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/06 20:57
End of Day Share Price2020/06/05 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/03/31

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.