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Lower Finance Cost, Higher Interest Income, Profit on Disposed Properties, Enhanced May & Baker Half Year Earnings

Coy: MAY & BAKER NIGERIA PLC. (MAYBAKER)
Rating: Hold

Current Market Price: N2.10

Latest Dividend: N0.20
Year High: N2.85
Year Low: N1.91
Fair Value: N2.27
By: Jeariogbe Tunde Segun (Equity Analyst)

Key Investment Ratios

  • This report on May & Baker observed the half year financial performance for the period ended 30th June, 2019, compared same with numbers released in the similar period of 2018 to establish growth
  • Meanwhile, the full year financials for the year ended 31st December, 2018 was very instrumental in the valuation and projection of future returns expected from May & Baker
  • We observed that the Revenue for the three months stood below the comparable period in 2018, nevertheless, the Profit reported for the period was helped by lower Finance Cost, Earnings from sale of properties and higher Interest Income
  • Long term borrowings reduced outstandingly at the end of the period at the stated N17.50 million compared to the N679.01 million quoted in its 2018 half year financials
  • On the other hand, Trade and other payables stood up the current liabilities during the period although the short term borrowings is also high compared to the previous half year financials
MAY & BAKER
Bourse Nigerian Stock Exchange
Code Name MAYBAKER
Sector HEALTHCARE
Market Classification MAIN BOARD
Nature of Business Manufacturing and Distribution of Pharmaceutical and Consumer goods
Date of Incorporation April 9th 1944
Date Listed November 10th 1994
End of Accounting Year 31st December
Website www.may-baker.com
Registrar Veritas Registrars Limited
Auditor PKF Professional Services
Share Price@Relsd (N)  2.10
Earnings per Share 0.17
Intrinsic Value(N) 2.32
Share Outstanding 1,725,234,886
Market Capitalisation 3,622,993,261

Company figures

  • As noted above, the Turnover figure stood at 12.01% below the comparable period of 2018. Please note that the Turnover figure is currently valued at N4.05 billion as against N4.60 billion in 2018 half year
  • Cost of Sales followed same trend as it dropped by 11.61% to stand at N2.73 billion from the previously stated N3.09 billion in comparable half year
  • Operating Profit is currently estimated at N504.74 million from the N596.85 million in 2018 half year business report
  • Operating Expenses dipped by marginal 6.86% to stand at N875.74 million against N940.25 in similar quarter
  • Finance Cost used through the period dipped to N109.92 million from N209.34 million stated at the end of 2018 half year business session
  • Meanwhile, based on the boost received from the items mentioned in our introduction, Profit before Tax stood at marginal points above the comparable year at the currently stated N427.68 million
  • Thus, Profit for the period stood at N290.82 million, this is 9.97% above the N264.45 million achieved at the end of the first six months of 2018.
MAY & BAKER
Statement of Comprehensive Income
  2019(000) 2018(000) %CHG
Turnover                     4,055,680                 4,609,030 -12.01
Cost of Sales                     2,733,957                 3,093,120 -11.61
Operating Profit                        504,740                     596,853 -15.43
OPEX                        875,741                     940,255 -6.86
DEPRECIATION                        220,147                     220,300 -0.07
FINANCE COST                        109,926                     209,341 -47.49
PBT                        427,687                     388,902 9.97
TAX                        136,860                     124,448 9.97
PAT                        290,827                     264,454 9.97
TOTAL COMP INCOME                        290,827                     264,454 9.97
Statement of Financial Position
Current Assets                     5,759,245                 3,466,552 66.14
Non-Current Assets                     4,788,121                 3,678,711 30.16
Total Assets                  10,547,366                 7,145,263 47.61
Current Liabilities                     4,215,061                 2,073,202 103.31
Non-Current Liabilities                        957,063                 1,368,186 -30.05
Total Liabilities                     5,172,124                 3,441,388 50.29
Net Assets                     5,375,243                 3,703,875 45.12
Retained Earnings                     1,500,560                 1,613,031 -6.97
Shares Outstanding                     1,725,234,886                 1,725,234,886  
  • Current Assets of May & Baker is now valued at N5.75 billion this is 66.14% above the N3.46 billion valuation in 2018
  • In the same trend, the Non-Current Assets beats up by 30.16% to stand at N4.78 billion as against N3.67 billion last year
  • Current Liabilities is valued at N4.21 billion higher than the N2.07 billion stated in its 2018 six months performance report
  • On the other hand, Non-Current Liabilities is 30.05% below 2018 half year value
  • Due to the large differences between the Total Assets and Total Liabilities at the end of the period, Net Assets improved by 45.12% to stand at N5.37 billion against N3.70 billion last half year
  • Retained Earnings dipped marginally by 6.97% to stand at N1.50 billion against N1.61 billion

Financial Strength/Solvency Ratios

  • Debt Ratio is currently estimated at 0.49x, same as 1.81% above the 0.48x estimated in the similar period of 2018. This implies that, Total Liabilities is same as 49% of Total Assets.
  • Total Debt to Equity was equally estimated at 0.96x as against 0.48x estimated in the comparable quarter. This implies that more debt were used in service the company’s assets through the period
  • It was established that Equity is same as 51% of May & Baker’s Assets Value, estimate from 2018 half year performance indices yielded 52%
  • Nevertheless, we can conclude that May & Baker’s shares in fairly liquid although the estimated Beta stood slightly below the market beta, and below its industrial peers
Financial Strength/Solvency Ratio
TICKERS 2019 2018 %CHG
Debt Ratio                                        0.49                                    0.48 1.81
Total Debt to Equity Ratio (MRQ)                                        0.96                                    0.93 3.56
Equity Ratio                                        0.51                                    0.52 -1.69
TICKERS 2019 Industrial Average %CHG
Beta Value                                        0.93                                    1.14 -18.42

Profitability Ratios

  • EBITDA margin estimated for the period stood at 12.45%, slightly below the 12.95% estimated from 2018 half year earnings numbers
  • Pre-Tax Margin on the other hand revealed improved profitability as it stands at 10.55% same as 24.98% above the 8.44% 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 67.41% of the Turnover Figure; this is only 0.45% above the 57.11% estimated in 2018. This is a confirmation of the management effort to control its direct cost
  • Return on Equity is currently estimated at 5.41% lower than the 7.14% in 2018
PROFITABILITY RATIOS
TICKERS 2019 2018 %CHG
EBITDA MARGIN 12.45% 12.95% -3.89
PRE-TAX MARGIN 10.55% 8.44% 24.98
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE 47.06% 47.06% 0.00
CS TO TO 67.41% 67.11% 0.45
ROE 5.41% 7.14% -24.22
ROA 2.76% 3.70% -25.50

Efficiency Ratios

  • Operating Expenses to Turnover value is currently measured at 21.59%, this is 5.85% improvement in efficiency during the quarter
  • Turnover to Total Assets Ratios stood at 38.45% against 64.50%, same is 40.39% drop in management efficiency when compared to estimate from 2018 half year performance indices
  • Working Capital Ratio, a ratio that indicates a company’s effectiveness in using its working capital was estimated at 2.63x a 20.60% drop from the 3.31x estimated in 2018
  • Further testing the management efficiency, we tested the Working Capital Ratio, which confirmed that Current Assets is higher than the current liabilities at the end of the period.
EFFICIENCY RATIOS
  2019 2018  
OPEX TO TO 21.59% 20.40% 5.85
TO TO TA 38.45% 64.50% -40.39
Working Capital Turnover                                        2.63                                    3.31 -20.60
Working Capital Ratio                                        1.37                                    1.67 -18.28

Investment/Valuation Ratios

  • When put side by side the comparable quarter earnings, the management of May & Baker managed to build the amount earned per units shares to N0.17 from the N0.15 achieved in similar period of 2018
  • Our half year Adjusted P/E-ratio stood at 12.46x slightly below the 15.00x in 2018
  • The said earnings per share is a yield of 8.03% of the price of May & Baker on the floor of the exchange on the day the result was released, this is a better yield when compared to the 6.66% in comparable period
  • The value of May & Baker’s shares in its book is currently estimated at N3.12 this is 45.12% improvement over the previous value. Please understand that the rate is boosted by the improvement on the Net Assets as explained above
  • Thus, Price to Book Value showed an undervalued state of May & Baker’s shares on the floor of the exchange.
  • See the below table for details.
Investment/Valuation Ratios
Tickers 2019 2018 %Chg
Price at Released 2.10 2.30 -8.70
EPS 0.17 0.15 9.97
TCIP/SHARE 0.17 0.15 9.97
P/E-Ratio 12.46 15.00 -16.98
Earnings Yield 8.03% 6.66% 20.45
BV/Share 3.12 2.15 45.12
PBV 0.67 1.07 -37.09
CAPEX/SHARE 1.76 3.12 -43.43

Valuation

Having considered the financial stand of May & Baker, while maintaining our conservative valuation approach, we projected with the assumption that the management will work on reduced interest yielding liabilities and marginally build dividend over the years, we valued each unit of May & Baker at N2.32 and have rated it a Hold.

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Earnings ReportFeatured

Lower Finance Cost, Higher Interest Income, Profit on Disposed Properties, Enhanced May & Baker Half Year Earnings

Coy: MAY & BAKER NIGERIA PLC. (MAYBAKER)
Rating: Hold

Current Market Price: N2.10

Latest Dividend: N0.20
Year High: N2.85
Year Low: N1.91
Fair Value: N2.27
By: Jeariogbe Tunde Segun (Equity Analyst)

Key Investment Ratios

  • This report on May & Baker observed the half year financial performance for the period ended 30th June, 2019, compared same with numbers released in the similar period of 2018 to establish growth
  • Meanwhile, the full year financials for the year ended 31st December, 2018 was very instrumental in the valuation and projection of future returns expected from May & Baker
  • We observed that the Revenue for the three months stood below the comparable period in 2018, nevertheless, the Profit reported for the period was helped by lower Finance Cost, Earnings from sale of properties and higher Interest Income
  • Long term borrowings reduced outstandingly at the end of the period at the stated N17.50 million compared to the N679.01 million quoted in its 2018 half year financials
  • On the other hand, Trade and other payables stood up the current liabilities during the period although the short term borrowings is also high compared to the previous half year financials
MAY & BAKER
Bourse Nigerian Stock Exchange
Code Name MAYBAKER
Sector HEALTHCARE
Market Classification MAIN BOARD
Nature of Business Manufacturing and Distribution of Pharmaceutical and Consumer goods
Date of Incorporation April 9th 1944
Date Listed November 10th 1994
End of Accounting Year 31st December
Website www.may-baker.com
Registrar Veritas Registrars Limited
Auditor PKF Professional Services
Share Price@Relsd (N)  2.10
Earnings per Share 0.17
Intrinsic Value(N) 2.32
Share Outstanding 1,725,234,886
Market Capitalisation 3,622,993,261

Company figures

  • As noted above, the Turnover figure stood at 12.01% below the comparable period of 2018. Please note that the Turnover figure is currently valued at N4.05 billion as against N4.60 billion in 2018 half year
  • Cost of Sales followed same trend as it dropped by 11.61% to stand at N2.73 billion from the previously stated N3.09 billion in comparable half year
  • Operating Profit is currently estimated at N504.74 million from the N596.85 million in 2018 half year business report
  • Operating Expenses dipped by marginal 6.86% to stand at N875.74 million against N940.25 in similar quarter
  • Finance Cost used through the period dipped to N109.92 million from N209.34 million stated at the end of 2018 half year business session
  • Meanwhile, based on the boost received from the items mentioned in our introduction, Profit before Tax stood at marginal points above the comparable year at the currently stated N427.68 million
  • Thus, Profit for the period stood at N290.82 million, this is 9.97% above the N264.45 million achieved at the end of the first six months of 2018.
MAY & BAKER
Statement of Comprehensive Income
  2019(000) 2018(000) %CHG
Turnover                     4,055,680                 4,609,030 -12.01
Cost of Sales                     2,733,957                 3,093,120 -11.61
Operating Profit                        504,740                     596,853 -15.43
OPEX                        875,741                     940,255 -6.86
DEPRECIATION                        220,147                     220,300 -0.07
FINANCE COST                        109,926                     209,341 -47.49
PBT                        427,687                     388,902 9.97
TAX                        136,860                     124,448 9.97
PAT                        290,827                     264,454 9.97
TOTAL COMP INCOME                        290,827                     264,454 9.97
Statement of Financial Position
Current Assets                     5,759,245                 3,466,552 66.14
Non-Current Assets                     4,788,121                 3,678,711 30.16
Total Assets                  10,547,366                 7,145,263 47.61
Current Liabilities                     4,215,061                 2,073,202 103.31
Non-Current Liabilities                        957,063                 1,368,186 -30.05
Total Liabilities                     5,172,124                 3,441,388 50.29
Net Assets                     5,375,243                 3,703,875 45.12
Retained Earnings                     1,500,560                 1,613,031 -6.97
Shares Outstanding                     1,725,234,886                 1,725,234,886  
  • Current Assets of May & Baker is now valued at N5.75 billion this is 66.14% above the N3.46 billion valuation in 2018
  • In the same trend, the Non-Current Assets beats up by 30.16% to stand at N4.78 billion as against N3.67 billion last year
  • Current Liabilities is valued at N4.21 billion higher than the N2.07 billion stated in its 2018 six months performance report
  • On the other hand, Non-Current Liabilities is 30.05% below 2018 half year value
  • Due to the large differences between the Total Assets and Total Liabilities at the end of the period, Net Assets improved by 45.12% to stand at N5.37 billion against N3.70 billion last half year
  • Retained Earnings dipped marginally by 6.97% to stand at N1.50 billion against N1.61 billion

Financial Strength/Solvency Ratios

  • Debt Ratio is currently estimated at 0.49x, same as 1.81% above the 0.48x estimated in the similar period of 2018. This implies that, Total Liabilities is same as 49% of Total Assets.
  • Total Debt to Equity was equally estimated at 0.96x as against 0.48x estimated in the comparable quarter. This implies that more debt were used in service the company’s assets through the period
  • It was established that Equity is same as 51% of May & Baker’s Assets Value, estimate from 2018 half year performance indices yielded 52%
  • Nevertheless, we can conclude that May & Baker’s shares in fairly liquid although the estimated Beta stood slightly below the market beta, and below its industrial peers
Financial Strength/Solvency Ratio
TICKERS 2019 2018 %CHG
Debt Ratio                                        0.49                                    0.48 1.81
Total Debt to Equity Ratio (MRQ)                                        0.96                                    0.93 3.56
Equity Ratio                                        0.51                                    0.52 -1.69
TICKERS 2019 Industrial Average %CHG
Beta Value                                        0.93                                    1.14 -18.42

Profitability Ratios

  • EBITDA margin estimated for the period stood at 12.45%, slightly below the 12.95% estimated from 2018 half year earnings numbers
  • Pre-Tax Margin on the other hand revealed improved profitability as it stands at 10.55% same as 24.98% above the 8.44% 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 67.41% of the Turnover Figure; this is only 0.45% above the 57.11% estimated in 2018. This is a confirmation of the management effort to control its direct cost
  • Return on Equity is currently estimated at 5.41% lower than the 7.14% in 2018
PROFITABILITY RATIOS
TICKERS 2019 2018 %CHG
EBITDA MARGIN 12.45% 12.95% -3.89
PRE-TAX MARGIN 10.55% 8.44% 24.98
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE 47.06% 47.06% 0.00
CS TO TO 67.41% 67.11% 0.45
ROE 5.41% 7.14% -24.22
ROA 2.76% 3.70% -25.50

Efficiency Ratios

  • Operating Expenses to Turnover value is currently measured at 21.59%, this is 5.85% improvement in efficiency during the quarter
  • Turnover to Total Assets Ratios stood at 38.45% against 64.50%, same is 40.39% drop in management efficiency when compared to estimate from 2018 half year performance indices
  • Working Capital Ratio, a ratio that indicates a company’s effectiveness in using its working capital was estimated at 2.63x a 20.60% drop from the 3.31x estimated in 2018
  • Further testing the management efficiency, we tested the Working Capital Ratio, which confirmed that Current Assets is higher than the current liabilities at the end of the period.
EFFICIENCY RATIOS
  2019 2018  
OPEX TO TO 21.59% 20.40% 5.85
TO TO TA 38.45% 64.50% -40.39
Working Capital Turnover                                        2.63                                    3.31 -20.60
Working Capital Ratio                                        1.37                                    1.67 -18.28

Investment/Valuation Ratios

  • When put side by side the comparable quarter earnings, the management of May & Baker managed to build the amount earned per units shares to N0.17 from the N0.15 achieved in similar period of 2018
  • Our half year Adjusted P/E-ratio stood at 12.46x slightly below the 15.00x in 2018
  • The said earnings per share is a yield of 8.03% of the price of May & Baker on the floor of the exchange on the day the result was released, this is a better yield when compared to the 6.66% in comparable period
  • The value of May & Baker’s shares in its book is currently estimated at N3.12 this is 45.12% improvement over the previous value. Please understand that the rate is boosted by the improvement on the Net Assets as explained above
  • Thus, Price to Book Value showed an undervalued state of May & Baker’s shares on the floor of the exchange.
  • See the below table for details.
Investment/Valuation Ratios
Tickers 2019 2018 %Chg
Price at Released 2.10 2.30 -8.70
EPS 0.17 0.15 9.97
TCIP/SHARE 0.17 0.15 9.97
P/E-Ratio 12.46 15.00 -16.98
Earnings Yield 8.03% 6.66% 20.45
BV/Share 3.12 2.15 45.12
PBV 0.67 1.07 -37.09
CAPEX/SHARE 1.76 3.12 -43.43

Valuation

Having considered the financial stand of May & Baker, while maintaining our conservative valuation approach, we projected with the assumption that the management will work on reduced interest yielding liabilities and marginally build dividend over the years, we valued each unit of May & Baker at N2.32 and have rated it a Hold.

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