Cognition Holdings Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides active data exchange, and knowledge creation and management services primarily in South Africa.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||R0.69|
|52 Week High||R0.57|
|52 Week Low||R0.80|
|1 Month Change||4.55%|
|3 Month Change||4.55%|
|1 Year Change||16.95%|
|3 Year Change||-40.00%|
|5 Year Change||-48.89%|
|Change since IPO||527.27%|
Recent News & Updates
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|CGN||ZA Telecom||ZA Market|
Return vs Industry: CGN exceeded the ZA Telecom industry which returned 10.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CGN underperformed the ZA Market which returned 19.9% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: CGN is more volatile than 75% of ZA stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 10% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CGN's weekly volatility (10%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of ZA stocks.
About the Company
Cognition Holdings Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides active data exchange, and knowledge creation and management services primarily in South Africa. The company’s active data exchange services include short message, interactive voice response, Vmail one-on-one marketing, mobi, fulfillment, call center, bespoke, and unstructured supplementary service data services, as well as advertising, promotion, direct marketing, and CRM services; and conference call, IM, email, airtime sales, fax2email, email2fax, corporate fax, airtime sales, and auto receptionist services. It also provides Knowledge 350°, a 15 step business process, which creates an integrated and logical process that assists companies to build databases and to move from segmenting customers to single customer profiles with detailed demographics and psychographics.
Cognition Holdings Fundamentals Summary
|CGN fundamental statistics|
Is CGN overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|CGN income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||R31.88m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.009|
|Net Profit Margin||0.89%|
How did CGN perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Cognition Holdings 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: CGN (ZAR0.69) is trading below our estimate of fair value (ZAR9.55)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CGN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CGN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (76.7x) compared to the African Telecom industry average (7.9x).
PE vs Market: CGN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (76.7x) compared to the ZA market (11.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CGN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CGN's PB Ratio (0.7x) is in line with the XF Telecom industry average.
How is Cognition Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Telecom 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 Cognition 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.
How has Cognition Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CGN has a large one-off loss of ZAR6.0M impacting its June 30 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: CGN became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CGN's earnings have declined by 45.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CGN has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CGN has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Telecom industry (29.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CGN's Return on Equity (4.7%) is considered low.
How is Cognition Holdings's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CGN's short term assets (ZAR148.2M) exceed its short term liabilities (ZAR49.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: CGN's short term assets (ZAR148.2M) exceed its long term liabilities (ZAR5.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CGN is debt free.
Reducing Debt: CGN has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 1.6%.
Debt Coverage: CGN has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: CGN has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Cognition Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CGN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CGN'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 CGN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CGN's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: CGN is not paying a notable dividend for the ZA market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CGN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the ZA market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Mark Smith (63 yo)
Mr. Mark Allan Smith, BA, LLB, (Admitted Attorney) is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Cognition Holdings Limited (a/k/a, FoneWorx Holdings Limited). Mr. Smith served as the Chairman o...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD250.97K) is about average for companies of similar size in the ZA market ($USD283.52K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Board: CGN's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Cognition Holdings Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Cognition Holdings Limited
- Ticker: CGN
- Exchange: JSE
- Founded: NaN
- Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services
- Sector: Telecom
- Market Cap: R158.198m
- Shares outstanding: 229.27m
- Website: https://www.cognitionholdings.co.za
Number of Employees
- Cognition Holdings Limited
- Cognition House
- Cor Bram Fischer Dr & Will Scarlet Rd
- South Africa
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/10/21 20:58|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/10/21 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.