ABF:LSE-Associated British Foods plc (GBX)

COMMON STOCK | Packaged Foods | LSE

Last Closing Price

GBX 1,805.50

Change

-105.50 (-5.52)%

Market Cap

GBX 13.92B

Volume

1.27M

Average Target Price

GBX 2,749.44 (+52.28%)
Average Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis

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About

Associated British Foods plc operates as a diversified food, ingredients, and retail company worldwide. It operates through five segments: Grocery, Sugar, Agriculture, Ingredients, and Retail. The Grocery segment manufactures and sells grocery products, including hot beverages, sugar and sweeteners, vegetable oils, balsamic vinegars, bread and baked goods, cereals, ethnic foods, and meat products to retail, wholesale, and foodservice businesses. The Sugar segment is involved in growing, processing, and sale of sugar beet and sugar cane to industrial users. The Agriculture segment manufactures and sells animal feeds; and provides other products and services for the agriculture sector. The Ingredients segment manufactures bakers' yeast, bakery ingredients, enzymes, lipids, yeast extracts, and cereal specialties. The Retail segment is involved in buying and merchandising clothing and accessories through the Primark and Penneys retail chains, which offer womenswear, lingerie, children's wear, menswear, footwear, accessories, hosiery, beauty, and homeware. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Associated British Foods plc is a subsidiary of Wittington Investments Limited.

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Largest Industry Peers for Packaged Foods

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
KYGA:LSE Kerry Group plc

-1.70 (-1.71%)

GBX17.30B 30.63 18.07
TATE:LSE Tate & Lyle plc

-0.20 (-0.03%)

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GLB:LSE Glanbia plc

-0.35 (-3.61%)

GBX2.76B 15.15 11.40
CWK:LSE Cranswick plc

-493.02 (-12.42%)

GBX1.91B 25.83 14.07
HFG:LSE Hilton Food Group plc

-10.00 (-0.97%)

GBX0.84B 27.68 17.15
GNC:LSE Greencore Group plc

-12.65 (-6.89%)

GBX0.63B 8.18 7.24
BAKK:LSE Bakkavor Group plc

-2.00 (-1.86%)

GBX0.62B 17.11 6.33
DVO:LSE Devro plc

-9.00 (-5.94%)

GBX0.24B 18.51 5.93
PFD:LSE Premier Foods plc

-0.85 (-3.35%)

GBX0.21B N/A 14.44
FIF:LSE Finsbury Food Group Plc

-0.40 (-0.64%)

GBX0.07B 6.88 4.42

ETFs Containing ABF

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Packaged Foods)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -30.50% 31% F 34% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -30.50% 31% F 33% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -24.90% 38% F 35% F
Dividend Return 1.93% 30% F 51% F
Total Return -22.97% 31% F 35% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain -36.54% 58% F 30% F
Dividend Return 7.17% 11% F 40% F
Total Return -29.36% 50% F 30% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain -5.28% 29% F 18% F
Dividend Return 1.47% 20% F 50% F
Total Return -3.81% 29% F 18% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 15.07% 93% A 56% F
Risk Adjusted Return -25.32% 21% F 17% F
Market Capitalization 13.92B 92% A- 99% A+
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Packaged Foods)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 15.83 55% F 36% F
Price/Book Ratio 146.77 50% F 35% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 9.23 38% F 33% F
EV/EBITDA 6.73 67% D+ 44% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 9.51% 46% F 62% D-
Return on Invested Capital 10.60% 69% D+ 73% C
Return on Assets 6.03% 77% C+ 77% C+
Debt to Equity Ratio 3.68% 92% A- 84% B
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Short Percent N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Beta 0.53 54% F 68% D+
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What to not like:
Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Poor return on equity

The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector