Zambia Sugar Plc operates as an agricultural and sugar manufacturing company in Zambia.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||K6.31|
|52 Week High||K0|
|52 Week Low||K0|
|1 Month Change||0%|
|3 Month Change||n/a|
|1 Year Change||151.39%|
|3 Year Change||133.70%|
|5 Year Change||110.33%|
|Change since IPO||827.94%|
Recent News & Updates
|ZSUG||ZM Food||ZM Market|
Return vs Industry: ZSUG exceeded the ZM Food industry which returned 16.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ZSUG exceeded the ZM Market which returned 44.7% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: Insufficient data to determine ZSUG's volatility over the past 3 months.
Volatility Over Time: Insufficient data to determine ZSUG's volatility change over the past year.
About the Company
|1964||1,126||Rebecca M. Katowa||https://www.illovosugarafrica.com/About-us/Zambia|
Zambia Sugar Plc operates as an agricultural and sugar manufacturing company in Zambia. The company operates through Cane Growing and Sugar Production segments. It provides raw and refined sugar to local consumer markets and industrial customers; and specialty sugars and syrups, as well as sells molasses.
Zambia Sugar Fundamentals Summary
|ZSUG fundamental statistics|
Is ZSUG overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|ZSUG income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||K1.76b|
Last Reported Earnings
Feb 28, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||2.47|
|Net Profit Margin||19.26%|
How did ZSUG perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
3.8%Current Dividend Yield
Is Zambia Sugar 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: ZSUG (ZMW6.31) is trading below our estimate of fair value (ZMW26.15)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ZSUG is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ZSUG is good value based on its PE Ratio (2.6x) compared to the African Food industry average (13.7x).
PE vs Market: ZSUG is good value based on its PE Ratio (2.6x) compared to the ZM market (5.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate ZSUG's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ZSUG is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the XF Food industry average (1.2x).
How is Zambia Sugar forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Food, Beverage & Tobacco 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 Zambia Sugar 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 Zambia Sugar performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ZSUG has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: ZSUG's current net profit margins (19.3%) are higher than last year (8.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ZSUG's earnings have grown significantly by 39.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ZSUG's earnings growth over the past year (194.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (39.2% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: ZSUG earnings growth over the past year (194.7%) exceeded the Food industry 5.7%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: ZSUG's Return on Equity (37.8%) is considered high.
How is Zambia Sugar's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ZSUG's short term assets (ZMW2.1B) exceed its short term liabilities (ZMW829.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: ZSUG's short term assets (ZMW2.1B) exceed its long term liabilities (ZMW1.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ZSUG's debt to equity ratio (50.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: ZSUG's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 160.3% to 50.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ZSUG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (51.3%).
Interest Coverage: ZSUG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.9x coverage).
What is Zambia Sugar current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: ZSUG's dividend (3.8%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the ZM market (2.08%).
High Dividend: ZSUG's dividend (3.8%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the ZM market (9.38%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: ZSUG's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: ZSUG's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (9.7%), ZSUG's dividend payments are thoroughly 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
Rebecca M. Katowa (60 yo)
Ms. Rebecca M. L. Katowa, BA, MBA, DipM, MCIM, FZIM, serves as Managing Director of Zambia Sugar plc and served as its Marketing Director. Ms. Katowa joined Zambia Sugar in 1996 as Marketing Services Manag...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Rebecca M.'s total compensation ($USD216.34K) is about average for companies of similar size in the ZM market ($USD257.50K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Rebecca M.'s compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: ZSUG's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: ZSUG's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 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.
Zambia Sugar Plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Zambia Sugar Plc
- Ticker: ZSUG
- Exchange: LUSE
- Founded: 1964
- Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Market Cap: K1.998b
- Shares outstanding: 316.57m
- Website: https://www.illovosugarafrica.com/About-us/Zambia
Number of Employees
- Zambia Sugar Plc
- Nakambala Sugar Estate
- Plot No: 118a, Livingstone
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/10/25 18:02|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/10/15 00:00|
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