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Julius Berger Builds Half Year Profit by 9.28% Over Comparable Period

Coy: JULIUS BERGER NIGERIA PLC. (JBERGER)
Rating:

Current Market Price: N18.55

Latest Dividend: N2.00
Year High: N28.80
Year Low: N18.00
Fair Value: N29.73
By: Jeariogbe Tunde Segun (Equity Analyst)

Key Investment Ratios

  • This report observed the half year financial indices of Julius Berger for the period ended 30th June, 2019, compare same with the figures released in the similar period of 2018 to establish performance trend.
  • Undoubtedly, the company did more business in the first six months of 2019 compared to the first six months of 2018. This is further established in the large difference in the Turnover figure and other performance indices
  • Unlike the previous half year, the construction giant made lesser profit on Fx-trend compared to the similar period in 2018. For example, in the current half year business session, it recorded Foreign Exchange loss of N351.59 million while in the comparable quarter it achieved a gain of N4.44 billion
  • Please understand that other gains and losses which reflected this indices on the main account was boosted by the N450.43 million made on Properties Plant and Equipment
  • Interest on Over Draft contributed largely to the Finance Cost with Interest on Loan complementing the figure.
  • Please note that a total of N2.68 billion (2018-N1.99 billion) was expended on Interest on Over Draft, while N1.11 billion (2018- N669.77 million) was reported as interest on Loan. Other items on the Finance Cost are; Bank Commission (N35.57 million), Guaranty and Financing Cost (N4.24 million) and Other Finance Charges (N75.67 million).
JULIUS BERGER
Bourse Nigerian Stock Exchange
Code Name JBERGER
Sector CONSTRUCTION/REAL ESTATE
Market Classification MAIN BOARD
Nature of Business Planning, Design and Construction of Civil Engineering and Building works
Date of Incorporation February 18th 1970
Date Listed September 20th 1991
End of Accounting Year 31st December
Website www.julius-berger.com
Registrar GTL-Registrars Ltd
Auditor Akintola Williams Deloittee
Share Price@Relsd (N)  18.00
Earnings per Share 2.15
Intrinsic Value(N)   29.73
Share Outstanding 1,320,000,000
Market Capitalisation   23,760,000,000

Company figures

  • Turnover Figure reported for the period stood at N131.78 billion same as 80.33% above the N73.07 billion reported for similar period in 2018
  • Cost of Sales also grew by 89.12% to stand at N101.93 billion as against the N53.89 billion reported in the corresponding period
  • Operating Profit was estimated at N7.55 billion compared to N6.63 billion in 2018 half year numbers
  • Operating Expenses was N22.52 billion, this is 34.88% below the N34.59 billion reported at the end of the first six (6) months of 2018
  • Finance Cost dipped by N3.91 billion from the N4.56 billion reported in similar period of 2018
  • Profit before Tax on the other hand improved by 16.07% to stand at N4.56 billion against N3.92 billion in 2018 half year
  • Profit reported for the period is N2.83 billion same as 9.28% over the N2.594 billion achieved in 2018 half year business session
JULIUS BERGER
Statement of Comprehensive Income
  2019 (Mill) 2018 (Mill) %CHG
Turnover                131,783               73,077 80.33
Cost of Sales                101,933               53,899 89.12
Operating Profit                     7,663                 6,632 15.55
OPEX                  22,528               34,593 -34.88
FINANCE COST                     3,910                 4,563 -14.31
PBT                     4,561                 3,929 16.07
TAX                     1,726                 1,335 29.24
PAT                     2,834                 2,594 9.28
TOTAL COMP INCOME                     3,607                 7,000 -48.47
Statement of Financial Position
Current Assets                172,578               96,767 78.34
Non-Current Assets                157,199            141,815 10.85
Total Assets                329,777            238,583 38.22
Current Liabilities                104,529               65,023 60.76
Non-Current Liabilities                  36,380               30,189 20.51
Total Liabilities                140,910               95,213 47.99
Net Assets                  36,380               30,189 20.51
Retained Earnings                  24,280               17,419 39.39
Shares Outstanding                     1,320,000,000                 1,320,000,000  
  • Current Assets grew by 78.34% over comparable period. Julius Berger Current Assets was valued at N172.57 billion against N96.76 billion
  • Non-Current Assets improved by 10.85% to stand at N157.19 billion versus N141.81 billion
  • Current Liabilities is valued at N104.52 billion equally builds by 60.76% to stand at N104.52 billion as against N65.02 billion in 2018 half year numbers
  • Non-Current Liabilities stood at N36.38 billion, having grown over comparable period by 20.52% from N30.18 billion
  • Due to the large difference between the Total Assets and Liabilities, Nets Assets grew over comparable period by 20.51% to stand at N36.380 billion.
  • Retained Earnings appreciated by 39.39% to stand at N24.28 billion as against N17.41 billion

Financial Strength/Solvency Ratios

  • Debt Ratio, a ration comparing the Total Liabilities to Total Assets of Julius Berger was estimated at 0.43x, 7.07% above the 0.40x estimate in the corresponding quarter of 2018.
  • Confirming that the company Total Debt is far higher than equity, we checked the Debt to Equity which shows that Total Liabilities is 3.87 times higher than the reported Equity for the period
  • Also checked was the Equity Ratio, which compared the reported Equity to Total Assets of Julius Berger, we arrived at 0.11x (2018-0.13x), this implies that Equity is same as 11% of the company’s Assets Valuation
  • We have estimated the beta value of Julius Berger at 0.48, which implies that the stock is not liquid, this fact is further backed up by the low share outstanding of Julius Berger
Financial Strength/Solvency Ratio
TICKERS 2019 2018 %CHG
Debt Ratio                                        0.43                                    0.40 7.07
Total Debt to Equity Ratio (MRQ)                                        3.87                                    3.15 22.81
Equity Ratio                                        0.11                                    0.13 -12.82
TICKERS 2019 Industrial Average %CHG
Beta Value                                        0.48                                    0.69 -30.43

Profitability Ratios

  • EBITDA margin estimated for the period stood at 5.82%, below the 9.08% estimated from 2018 half year earnings numbers
  • Pre-Tax Margin showed reduced profitability as it stands at 3.46% same as 35.64% above the 5.38% margin estimated from 2018 half year numbers
  • Effective Tax Rate was stable through the period as shown in the table below
  • Cost of Sales is 77.35% of the Turnover Figure; this is only 4.87% above the 73.76% estimated in 2018. This is a confirmation of the management effort to control its direct cost
  • Return on Equity is currently estimated at 7.79% lower than the 8.59% in 2018
PROFITABILITY RATIOS
TICKERS 2019 2018 %CHG
EBITDA MARGIN 5.82% 9.08% -35.92
PRE-TAX MARGIN 3.46% 5.38% -35.64
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE 60.90% 51.50% 18.26
CS TO TO 77.35% 73.76% 4.87
ROE 7.79% 8.59% -9.31
ROA 0.86% 1.09% -20.94

Efficiency Ratios

  • Operating Expenses to Turnover value is currently measured at 17.09%, this is 63.89% improvement in efficiency between the two quarters compared
  • Turnover to Total Assets Ratios stood at 39.96% against 30.63%, same is 30.47% improvement in management efficiency when compared to estimate from 2018 half year performance indices
  • Working Capital Turnover Ratio was established to ascertain the company’s effectiveness in using its working capital. We arrived at 1.94x lower than the 2.30x estimate in corresponding quarter. Theoretically, this is an ideal working capital turnover ratio
  • Also tested is the Working Capital Ratio which stood far above unity in the two quarters compared. This is indicative of the company’s solid financial ground in terms of liquidity
EFFICIENCY RATIOS
  2019 2018  
OPEX TO TO 17.09% 47.34% -63.89
TO TO TA 39.96% 30.63% 30.47
Working Capital Turnover                                        1.94                                    2.30 -15.88
Working Capital Ratio                                        1.65                                    1.49 10.94

Investment/Valuation Ratios

  • At the end of the first six months financial session, Julius Berger management was estimated to have earned N2.15 per units shares listed on the floor of the exchange, this is 9.28% above the N1.97 achieved in similar quarter of 2018
  • Meanwhile, Total Comprehensive Income shows that the amount earned per units shares dipped by 23.47% at the current N2.73 as against N3.57 in previous quarter
  • P/e-Ratio was also corrected by 32.22% to the currently estimated 8.38x from 12.37x
  • The said earnings per share is 11.93% yield of the price of Julius Berger shares on the exchange floor as at the time this result was made available to the investing public
  • Presently each units of Julius Berger shares is estimated at N27.56 in its Book, higher than that current value of N18.55 as at the time this report was compiled
  • Confirming the under-priced status is the Price to Book Value Ratio which stood far below unity
  • See the below table for details.
Investment/Valuation Ratios
Tickers 2019 2018 %Chg
Price at Released 18.00 24.30 -25.93
EPS 2.15 1.97 9.28
TCIP/SHARE 2.73 3.57 -23.47
P/E-Ratio 8.38 12.37 -32.22
Earnings Yield 11.93% 8.09% 47.53
BV/Share 27.56 22.87 20.51
PBV 0.65 1.06 -38.53
CAPEX/SHARE 37.72 27.56 36.84

Valuation

Being conservative enough in our valuation approach, considering the business style of the giant construction company, we have projected accordingly, thus, we fairly priced each unit of Julius Berger share price at N29.73 and have rated the equity a Buy.

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Earnings ReportFeaturedUncategorized

Julius Berger Builds Half Year Profit by 9.28% Over Comparable Period

Coy: JULIUS BERGER NIGERIA PLC. (JBERGER)
Rating:

Current Market Price: N18.55

Latest Dividend: N2.00
Year High: N28.80
Year Low: N18.00
Fair Value: N29.73
By: Jeariogbe Tunde Segun (Equity Analyst)

Key Investment Ratios

  • This report observed the half year financial indices of Julius Berger for the period ended 30th June, 2019, compare same with the figures released in the similar period of 2018 to establish performance trend.
  • Undoubtedly, the company did more business in the first six months of 2019 compared to the first six months of 2018. This is further established in the large difference in the Turnover figure and other performance indices
  • Unlike the previous half year, the construction giant made lesser profit on Fx-trend compared to the similar period in 2018. For example, in the current half year business session, it recorded Foreign Exchange loss of N351.59 million while in the comparable quarter it achieved a gain of N4.44 billion
  • Please understand that other gains and losses which reflected this indices on the main account was boosted by the N450.43 million made on Properties Plant and Equipment
  • Interest on Over Draft contributed largely to the Finance Cost with Interest on Loan complementing the figure.
  • Please note that a total of N2.68 billion (2018-N1.99 billion) was expended on Interest on Over Draft, while N1.11 billion (2018- N669.77 million) was reported as interest on Loan. Other items on the Finance Cost are; Bank Commission (N35.57 million), Guaranty and Financing Cost (N4.24 million) and Other Finance Charges (N75.67 million).
JULIUS BERGER
Bourse Nigerian Stock Exchange
Code Name JBERGER
Sector CONSTRUCTION/REAL ESTATE
Market Classification MAIN BOARD
Nature of Business Planning, Design and Construction of Civil Engineering and Building works
Date of Incorporation February 18th 1970
Date Listed September 20th 1991
End of Accounting Year 31st December
Website www.julius-berger.com
Registrar GTL-Registrars Ltd
Auditor Akintola Williams Deloittee
Share Price@Relsd (N)  18.00
Earnings per Share 2.15
Intrinsic Value(N)   29.73
Share Outstanding 1,320,000,000
Market Capitalisation   23,760,000,000

Company figures

  • Turnover Figure reported for the period stood at N131.78 billion same as 80.33% above the N73.07 billion reported for similar period in 2018
  • Cost of Sales also grew by 89.12% to stand at N101.93 billion as against the N53.89 billion reported in the corresponding period
  • Operating Profit was estimated at N7.55 billion compared to N6.63 billion in 2018 half year numbers
  • Operating Expenses was N22.52 billion, this is 34.88% below the N34.59 billion reported at the end of the first six (6) months of 2018
  • Finance Cost dipped by N3.91 billion from the N4.56 billion reported in similar period of 2018
  • Profit before Tax on the other hand improved by 16.07% to stand at N4.56 billion against N3.92 billion in 2018 half year
  • Profit reported for the period is N2.83 billion same as 9.28% over the N2.594 billion achieved in 2018 half year business session
JULIUS BERGER
Statement of Comprehensive Income
  2019 (Mill) 2018 (Mill) %CHG
Turnover                131,783               73,077 80.33
Cost of Sales                101,933               53,899 89.12
Operating Profit                     7,663                 6,632 15.55
OPEX                  22,528               34,593 -34.88
FINANCE COST                     3,910                 4,563 -14.31
PBT                     4,561                 3,929 16.07
TAX                     1,726                 1,335 29.24
PAT                     2,834                 2,594 9.28
TOTAL COMP INCOME                     3,607                 7,000 -48.47
Statement of Financial Position
Current Assets                172,578               96,767 78.34
Non-Current Assets                157,199            141,815 10.85
Total Assets                329,777            238,583 38.22
Current Liabilities                104,529               65,023 60.76
Non-Current Liabilities                  36,380               30,189 20.51
Total Liabilities                140,910               95,213 47.99
Net Assets                  36,380               30,189 20.51
Retained Earnings                  24,280               17,419 39.39
Shares Outstanding                     1,320,000,000                 1,320,000,000  
  • Current Assets grew by 78.34% over comparable period. Julius Berger Current Assets was valued at N172.57 billion against N96.76 billion
  • Non-Current Assets improved by 10.85% to stand at N157.19 billion versus N141.81 billion
  • Current Liabilities is valued at N104.52 billion equally builds by 60.76% to stand at N104.52 billion as against N65.02 billion in 2018 half year numbers
  • Non-Current Liabilities stood at N36.38 billion, having grown over comparable period by 20.52% from N30.18 billion
  • Due to the large difference between the Total Assets and Liabilities, Nets Assets grew over comparable period by 20.51% to stand at N36.380 billion.
  • Retained Earnings appreciated by 39.39% to stand at N24.28 billion as against N17.41 billion

Financial Strength/Solvency Ratios

  • Debt Ratio, a ration comparing the Total Liabilities to Total Assets of Julius Berger was estimated at 0.43x, 7.07% above the 0.40x estimate in the corresponding quarter of 2018.
  • Confirming that the company Total Debt is far higher than equity, we checked the Debt to Equity which shows that Total Liabilities is 3.87 times higher than the reported Equity for the period
  • Also checked was the Equity Ratio, which compared the reported Equity to Total Assets of Julius Berger, we arrived at 0.11x (2018-0.13x), this implies that Equity is same as 11% of the company’s Assets Valuation
  • We have estimated the beta value of Julius Berger at 0.48, which implies that the stock is not liquid, this fact is further backed up by the low share outstanding of Julius Berger
Financial Strength/Solvency Ratio
TICKERS 2019 2018 %CHG
Debt Ratio                                        0.43                                    0.40 7.07
Total Debt to Equity Ratio (MRQ)                                        3.87                                    3.15 22.81
Equity Ratio                                        0.11                                    0.13 -12.82
TICKERS 2019 Industrial Average %CHG
Beta Value                                        0.48                                    0.69 -30.43

Profitability Ratios

  • EBITDA margin estimated for the period stood at 5.82%, below the 9.08% estimated from 2018 half year earnings numbers
  • Pre-Tax Margin showed reduced profitability as it stands at 3.46% same as 35.64% above the 5.38% margin estimated from 2018 half year numbers
  • Effective Tax Rate was stable through the period as shown in the table below
  • Cost of Sales is 77.35% of the Turnover Figure; this is only 4.87% above the 73.76% estimated in 2018. This is a confirmation of the management effort to control its direct cost
  • Return on Equity is currently estimated at 7.79% lower than the 8.59% in 2018
PROFITABILITY RATIOS
TICKERS 2019 2018 %CHG
EBITDA MARGIN 5.82% 9.08% -35.92
PRE-TAX MARGIN 3.46% 5.38% -35.64
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE 60.90% 51.50% 18.26
CS TO TO 77.35% 73.76% 4.87
ROE 7.79% 8.59% -9.31
ROA 0.86% 1.09% -20.94

Efficiency Ratios

  • Operating Expenses to Turnover value is currently measured at 17.09%, this is 63.89% improvement in efficiency between the two quarters compared
  • Turnover to Total Assets Ratios stood at 39.96% against 30.63%, same is 30.47% improvement in management efficiency when compared to estimate from 2018 half year performance indices
  • Working Capital Turnover Ratio was established to ascertain the company’s effectiveness in using its working capital. We arrived at 1.94x lower than the 2.30x estimate in corresponding quarter. Theoretically, this is an ideal working capital turnover ratio
  • Also tested is the Working Capital Ratio which stood far above unity in the two quarters compared. This is indicative of the company’s solid financial ground in terms of liquidity
EFFICIENCY RATIOS
  2019 2018  
OPEX TO TO 17.09% 47.34% -63.89
TO TO TA 39.96% 30.63% 30.47
Working Capital Turnover                                        1.94                                    2.30 -15.88
Working Capital Ratio                                        1.65                                    1.49 10.94

Investment/Valuation Ratios

  • At the end of the first six months financial session, Julius Berger management was estimated to have earned N2.15 per units shares listed on the floor of the exchange, this is 9.28% above the N1.97 achieved in similar quarter of 2018
  • Meanwhile, Total Comprehensive Income shows that the amount earned per units shares dipped by 23.47% at the current N2.73 as against N3.57 in previous quarter
  • P/e-Ratio was also corrected by 32.22% to the currently estimated 8.38x from 12.37x
  • The said earnings per share is 11.93% yield of the price of Julius Berger shares on the exchange floor as at the time this result was made available to the investing public
  • Presently each units of Julius Berger shares is estimated at N27.56 in its Book, higher than that current value of N18.55 as at the time this report was compiled
  • Confirming the under-priced status is the Price to Book Value Ratio which stood far below unity
  • See the below table for details.
Investment/Valuation Ratios
Tickers 2019 2018 %Chg
Price at Released 18.00 24.30 -25.93
EPS 2.15 1.97 9.28
TCIP/SHARE 2.73 3.57 -23.47
P/E-Ratio 8.38 12.37 -32.22
Earnings Yield 11.93% 8.09% 47.53
BV/Share 27.56 22.87 20.51
PBV 0.65 1.06 -38.53
CAPEX/SHARE 37.72 27.56 36.84

Valuation

Being conservative enough in our valuation approach, considering the business style of the giant construction company, we have projected accordingly, thus, we fairly priced each unit of Julius Berger share price at N29.73 and have rated the equity a Buy.

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