Huge Group Limited, an investment holding company, provides voice connectivity, messaging, and telephone management services in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Estwatini, and Zambia.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||R3.49|
|52 Week High||R3.11|
|52 Week Low||R6.90|
|1 Month Change||-4.12%|
|3 Month Change||-32.63%|
|1 Year Change||-18.84%|
|3 Year Change||-61.86%|
|5 Year Change||-48.68%|
|Change since IPO||12.58%|
Recent News & Updates
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|HUG||ZA Telecom||ZA Market|
Return vs Industry: HUG underperformed the ZA Telecom industry which returned 10.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: HUG underperformed the ZA Market which returned 19% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: HUG is more volatile than 75% of ZA stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 10% a week.
Volatility Over Time: HUG's weekly volatility (10%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of ZA stocks.
About the Company
Huge Group Limited, an investment holding company, provides voice connectivity, messaging, and telephone management services in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Estwatini, and Zambia. It offers fixed location telephony services; payment solutions; and connectivity to the card payment terminals of merchants, payment service providers, and the commercial banks using managed and dual SIM connectivity over GSM data networks; and other services, such as ATMs, integrated points-of-sale, medical/script verifications, telemetry applications, micro-lending applications, and cash vaults, as well as supplies NEC, Yealink and Yeastar voice, video, and CCTV products. The company also provides network service and data communications, including marketing and sale of internet data services, managed network solutions, branch connectivity, hosting services, and website and system development; develops and licenses software for real time, permission based, and targeted advertising to mobile phones, as well as messaging software and systems; and develops accounting, billing, and rating software suites, as well as Webatar mobile application.
Huge Group Fundamentals Summary
|HUG fundamental statistics|
Is HUG overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|HUG income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||R208.38m|
Last Reported Earnings
Feb 28, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Nov 30, 2021
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.23|
|Net Profit Margin||8.21%|
How did HUG perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Huge Group 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: Insufficient data to calculate HUG's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate HUG's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: HUG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (15x) compared to the African Telecom industry average (8x).
PE vs Market: HUG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (15x) compared to the ZA market (11.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate HUG's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: HUG is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the XF Telecom industry average (0.7x).
How is Huge Group 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 Huge Group 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 Huge Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: HUG has a large one-off gain of ZAR9.0M impacting its February 28 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: HUG's current net profit margins (8.2%) are lower than last year (19.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: HUG's earnings have grown by 18.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: HUG's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: HUG had negative earnings growth (-59.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Telecom industry average (29.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: HUG's Return on Equity (4.4%) is considered low.
How is Huge Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: HUG's short term assets (ZAR177.9M) exceed its short term liabilities (ZAR108.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: HUG's short term assets (ZAR177.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities (ZAR185.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: HUG's debt to equity ratio (17.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: HUG's debt to equity ratio has increased from 11.9% to 17.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: HUG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (34.4%).
Interest Coverage: HUG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.1x coverage).
What is Huge Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate HUG's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate HUG'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 HUG's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HUG's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: HUG is not paying a notable dividend for the ZA market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of HUG'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 management tenure
James Herbst (50 yo)
Mr. James Charles Herbst, BComm, BAcc, CFA, CA (SA), serves as an Executive Director of Huge Group Limited since September 01, 2006 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer since 2008. He served as the Ch...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: James's total compensation ($USD288.03K) is about average for companies of similar size in the ZA market ($USD278.61K).
Compensation vs Earnings: James's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: HUG's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: HUG's board of directors are considered experienced (4.9 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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Huge Group Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Huge Group Limited
- Ticker: HUG
- Exchange: JSE
- Founded: 1993
- Industry: Alternative Carriers
- Sector: Telecom
- Market Cap: R578.213m
- Shares outstanding: 165.68m
- Website: https://www.hugegroup.com
Number of Employees
- Huge Group Limited
- 1 Melrose Boulevard
- Melrose Arch
- South Africa
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/10/24 17:03|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/10/22 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.