Yowie Group (YOW)

Business description

Yowie Group is engaged in brand development of the Yowie chocolate confectionery product, digital platform, and licensed consumer products. Its brand vision includes distribution in North America, Australia and Canada, with further expansion planned.

Stock data

Market cap.US$64.7m
Last closeUS$3.07
High / Low (52 weeks)US$1.0 / US$0.4
Stock market listingUS, AU
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamConsumer
SectorConsumer Support Services

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual(8)(18.4)(58.3)
Relative *(6.9)(17.8)(61.2)

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:07:30 GMT

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 22:30:00 GMT

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:57:31 GMT

Y/E Jun Revenue (US$m) EBITDA (US$m) PBT (US$m) EPS (fd) (c) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2015A 2.4 (2.7) (2.7) (21.6) N/A N/A
2016A 13.1 (6.6) (6.7) (40.5) N/A N/A
2017E N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2018E N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Last updated on 25/04/2017

Investment summary

After experiencing a drop in sequential sales for the December quarter, Yowie returned to sequential sales growth in the March quarter. However, the company is taking a more modest approach to sales guidance to ensure it can fulfill customer (and investor) expectations. We are maintaining our revenue forecasts, but cutting our profitability estimates for FY17-19 due to higher than expected stock compensation costs in H117. Separately, on 27 February, Wayne Loxton tendered his resignation as executive chairman. With a strong senior team now in place, Loxton had hinted that he would eventually step back from an executive role, however we believed he would wait until FY18 once the publishing and other brand extension businesses had been launched.

Last updated on 17/05/2017

Industry outlook

Chocolate is a benchmark consumer product, with over half of US consumers eating it at least once a week. US consumer confidence is holding steady with a 97.3 score for July 2016 (Thomson Reuters). The major manufacturers benefit from brand loyalty, strong shelf positioning and large marketing budgets provide a competitive edge. However, there is potential for smaller brands to take share if they can establish individual appeal and prominent store placement.

Last updated on 02/05/2017

Key management

Trevor Allen, Chairman
Simon Andrew, Investor Relations
Bert Alfonso, Global CEO/Managing Director

Company address

Level 4
216 St Georges Terrace
Perth
WA 6000
Australia
+61 (0) 8 9486 7066
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