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    20132014201520162017
    Current Assets2,912,6403,846,7952,945,0751,983,9361,736,855
    Current Liabilities2,225,8933,293,6893,155,1103,319,1243,966,544
    Working capital?686,747553,106-210,035-1,335,1881,071,512,135
    Total assets6,809,2657,889,4968,384,1437,548,4067,038,421
    Retained earnings1,381,8741,398,007711,424256,699-309,639
    EBIT625,362537,8951,072,779,847-551,498-393,885
    Total liabilities3,742,7274,797,6195,234,1564,991,9975,159,619
    Sales4,502,9645,098,4173,724,2123,650,4512,345,086
    Price per share (as @ 31st December)16.7516.2010.605.955.45
    Number of shares 253,125253,125253,125253,125253,125
    Market capitalization* 4,239,844* 4,100,625* 2,683,125* 1,506,094* 1,379,531
    A0.10085479122930.070106632920531-0.025051457256872-0.17688343737737-0.31678823986232
    B0.202940258603540.177198518130940.0848535145452550.034007047315685-0.043992679608111
    C0.0918398681796050.068178626365993-0.11473766609181-0.073061517888677-0.055962125596068
    D1.130.850.510.300.27
    E0.661299567574470.646228478980150.444197099214550.48360554532970.33318353647785
    1.2A0.121025749475160.084127959504638-0.030061748708246-0.21226012485285-0.38014588783479
    1.4B0.284116362044950.248077925383320.118794920363360.047609866241959-0.061589751451355
    3.3C0.30307156499270.22498946700778-0.37863429810298-0.24110300903264-0.18467501446702
    0.6D0.680.510.310.180.16
    1.0E0.661299567574470.646228478980150.444197099214550.48360554532970.33318353647785
    Z Score2.04920648647451.71625634216950.461867050128540.25887326988629-0.13280466166376
  •       
    20132014201520162017
    Net income (000, Ksh)398,202341,149-741,204-582,6021,073,078,989
    Shareholders equity (000, Ksh)3,066,5382,415,6052,459,1651,998,9521,430,645
    Total assets6,809,2657,889,4968,384,1437,548,4067,038,421
    ROA5.85%4.32%-8.84%-7.72%-9.42%
    ROE12.99%14.12%-30.14%-29.15%-46.33%
  •       
    20132014201520162017
    Total Liabilities (000, Ksh)3,742,7274,797,6195,234,1564,991,9975,159,619
    Total assets (000, Ksh)6,809,2657,889,4968,384,1437,548,4067,038,421
    EBIT (000, Ksh)625,362537,8951,072,779,847-551,498-393,885
    Interest Expense (000, Ksh)39,96230,412125,027258,851533,060
    Debt ratio54.97%60.81%62.43%66.13%73.31%
    Times interest earned15.6517.69-7.69-2.13-0.74
  •       
    20132014201520162017
    Cost of goods sold (0000, Ksh)3,131,4733,778,9273,110,2052,846,1461,680,954
    Fixed assets (0000, Ksh)1,944,4464,042,7015,439,0685,318,8444,661,862
    Sales (0000, Ksh)4,502,9645,098,4173,724,2123,650,4512,345,086
    Inventory (0000, Ksh)559,841859,404826,565519,604547,857
    Total assets6,809,2657,889,4968,384,1437,548,4067,038,421
    Inventory turnover (x)5.594.403.765.483.07
    Assets turnover (x)0.660.650.440.480.33
    Fixed assets turnover (x)8.041.260.680.690.50
  •       
    20132014201520162017
    Sales (000, Ksh)4,502,9645,098,4173,724,2123,650,4512,345,086
    Gross profit (000, Ksh)1,371,4911,319,490614,007804,305664,132
    Net profit (000, Ksh)398,202341,149-741,204-582,6021,073,078,989
    Operating profit* 625,362* 537,895* 1,072,779,847* (551,498)* (393,885)
    Gross profit margin30.46%25.88%16.49%22.03%28.32%
    Operating profit margin13.89%10.55%-25.83%-15.11%-16.80%
    Net profit margin 8.84%6.69%-19.90%-15.96%-28.26%
  •       
    20132014201520162017
    Current liabilities (0000, Ksh)2,225,8933,293,6893,155,1103,319,1243,966,544
    Current assets (0000, Ksh)2,912,6403,846,7952,945,0751,983,9361,736,855
    Inventory (0000, Ksh)559,841859,404826,565519,604547,857
    Current ratio1.311.170.930.600.44
    Quick ratio1.060.910.670.440.30
  •       
    20132014201520162017
    Share price (as at 31st Dec)16.7516.2010.605.955.45
    Earnings (attributabe to parent company shareholders)346,415,000294,571,000-560,020,000619,016,824-566,338,000
    Outstanding ordinary shares253,125,000253,125,000253,125,000253,125,000253,125,000
    Dividends253,125,000253,125,000000
    Sales4,502,964,0005,098,417,0003,724,212,0003,650,451,0002,345,086,000
    Earnings per Share (EPS)1.371.16-2.21-1.80-2.24
    Price Earnings (P/E) Ratio12.2413.92-4.79-3.31-2.44
    Dividends per Share (DPS)1.001.000.000.000.00
    Dividend Yield5.97%6.17%0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Price/Sales per Share (PS)0.940.800.720.410.59
  •       Percentage of Revenues(%)
    2013201420152016201720132014201520162017
    Revenue (Ksh., 000)4,502,9645,098,4173,724,2123,650,4512,345,086100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%
    Cost of sales (Ksh., 000)3,131,4733,778,9273,110,2052,846,1461,680,95469.54%74.12%83.51%77.97%71.68%
    Gross (loss)/profit (Ksh., 000)1,371,4911,319,490614,007804,305664,13230.46%25.88%16.49%22.03%28.32%
    Operating profit (Ksh., 000)* 625,362* 537,895* 1,072,779,847* (551,498)* (393,885)13.89%10.55%-25.83%-15.11%-16.80%
    Profit/ (Loss) before taxation (Ksh., 000)* 585,400* 507,483* (1,087,004)* 1,072,931,475* 1,072,814,87913.00%9.95%-29.19%-22.20%-39.53%
    Taxation credit/ (charge) (Ksh., 000)* (187,198)* (166,334)* 345,800* 227,747* 264,110-4.16%-3.26%9.29%6.24%11.26%
    Profit (Loss) for the year (Ksh., 000)* 398,202* 341,149* (741,204)* (582,602)* 1,073,078,9898.84%6.69%-19.90%-15.96%-28.26%
  •  Dollar change (Ksh, 000)Percentage change (%)
    2013201420152016201720132014201520162017
    Revenue4,502,964595,4531,072,367,619-73,7611,072,436,459100.00%13.22%-26.95%-1.98%-35.76%
    Cost of sales3,131,473647,454-668,722-264,059-1,165,192100.00%20.68%-17.70%-8.49%-40.94%
    Gross (loss)/profit1,371,491-52,0011,073,036,341190,298-140,173100.00%-3.79%-53.47%30.99%-17.43%
    Operating profit625,362-87,467-1,499,872410,479157,613100.00%-13.99%-278.84%-42.67%-28.58%
    Profit/ (Loss) before taxation585,400-77,9171,072,147,337276,655-116,596100.00%-13.31%-314.20%-25.45%14.39%
    Taxation credit/ (charge)-187,19820,864512,134-118,05336,363100.00%-11.15%-307.89%-34.14%15.97%
    Profit (Loss) for the year398,202-57,0531,072,659,471158,602-80,233100.00%-14.33%-317.27%-21.40%13.77%
  •          
    Peer Analysis - Construction & Allied (2017)
    Z Score
    Bamburi Cement Ltd4.54
    Crown Berger Ltd2.84
    E.A. Cables Ltd-0.13
    E.A. Portland Cement Ltd0.79
    Athi River Mining-0.38
    Industry Average1.53
  •          
    Peer Analysis - Construction & Allied (2017)
    ROAROE
    Bamburi Cement Ltd4.18%6.72%
    Crown Berger Ltd3.80%12.70%
    E.A. Cables Ltd-9.42%-46.33%
    E.A. Portland Cement Ltd-5.38%-8.71%
    Athi River Mining-15.34%-31.49%
    Industry Average-4.43%-13.42%
  •          
    Peer Analysis - Construction & Allied (2017)
    Debt RatioTimes Interest Earned
    Bamburi Cement Ltd29.67%169.16
    Crown Berger Ltd70.07%2.90
    E.A. Cables Ltd73.31%0.74
    E.A. Portland Cement Ltd38.26%-2.45
    Athi River Mining51.25%-3.33
    Industry Average52.51%33.40
  •           
    Peer Analysis - Construction & Allied (2017)
    Inventory Turnover Assets Turnover Fixed Assets Turnover
    Bamburi Cement Ltd3.600.761.081.08
    Crown Berger Ltd2.421.255.545.54
    E.A. Cables Ltd3.070.330.500.55
    E.A. Portland Cement Ltd4.780.250.270.27
    Athi River Mining8.690.200.220.22
    Industry Average4.510.561.53
  •     
    Peer Analysis - Construction & Allied (2017)
    Gross profit marginOperating profit marginNet profit margin
    Bamburi Cement Ltd27.56%11.76%4.58%
    Crown Berger Ltd38.07%8.26%3.04%
    E.A. Cables Ltd28.32%-16.80%-28.26%
    E.A. Portland Cement Ltd11.01%-19.00%-21.24%
    Athi River Mining-14.53%-66.51%-75.31%
    Industry Average18.08%-16.46%-23.44%
  •            
    Peer Analysis - Construction & Allied (2017)
    Current RatioQuick Ratio
    Bamburi Cement Ltd1.720.99
    Crown Berger Ltd1.190.70
    E.A. Cables Ltd0.440.30
    E.A. Portland Cement Ltd0.310.11
    Athi River Mining0.220.15
    Industry Average0.780.45
  •             
    Peer Analysis - Construction & Allied (2017)
    EPSP/E RatioDPSDividend YieldPS Ratio
    Bamburi Cement Ltd4.5439.674.002.22%1.82
    Crown Berger Ltd3.1425.500.600.75%0.77
    E.A. Cables Ltd-2.24-2.440.000.00%0.59
    E.A. Portland Cement Ltd-16.35-1.880.000.00%0.40
    Athi River Mining-6.82-1.910.000.00%1.43
    Industry Average-3.5511.790.920.59%1.00

See: EA Cables Annual Reports

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