3 Things To Know About QAF Limited

QAF Limited (SGX: Q01) is a food production company. It is involved in bakery operations, pork production, food processing and distribution, feed milling, food trading and distribution, food manufacturing, and wine distribution. In addition, the company also owns warehouses, which it leases out.

Some of the more prominent brands that the company has in its portfolio include GardeniaCowhead and Farmland.

Here are a few things that we should know about this company.

Latest earnings

QAF recorded revenue of S$250.8 million, a 2% year-on-year decline. Yet, profit rose 25% to S$16.4 million, resulting in an increase in quarterly EPS of 20.8% from 2.4 to 2.9 cents year-on-year.

QAF recorded a higher profit despite a slight decline in revenue due to lower operating expenses.

You can click here to read more about the latest earnings,

Dividend history

QAF has consistently paid a dividend for the last four years of S$0.05 per share. The payout accounted for more than half of the company’s EPS for the last 4 years.

One of the criteria that investors should focus on here is the availability of cash for future dividend payments. As of 31 March 2016, QAF had S$88.7 million in cash and equivalents and total borrowings of $86.8 million.

At price of $1.09, QAF is trading with a dividend yield of 4.6%.


QAF is currently trading at P/E and price to book ratios of 10.89 and 1.43 respectively, which is similar to last year levels.

The share price has fallen by 5.7% on a 12 month basis, despite an increase in profit after tax from 45.1 million in 2014 to 52.5 million in 2015.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Lawrence Nga doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.