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$44.1m
Last closeUS$0.21
High / Low (52 weeks)US$0.8 / US$0.2
Stock market listingUS, AU
Forecast net cash (US$m)25.8
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamConsumer
SectorConsumer Support Services

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual(36.9)(51.2)(74.7)
Relative *(37.2)(50.8)(75.6)

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

GROWTH! Could Yowie Group Ltd go bananas in 2017?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:08:58 GMT

Why the Yowie Group Ltd share price plunged 16% today

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:12:42 GMT

Yowie Group Ltd (YOW.AX) Price Drops Below Balance Step

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:22:30 GMT

Are Insiders Too Confident In Yowie Group Ltd (ASX:YOW)?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:11:15 GMT

Downgrade: Is it time to sell Yowie Group Ltd?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:29:04 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 22.1 (3.5) (3.9) (17.7) N/A N/A
2018E 37.1 6.1 5.8 26.4 0.8 N/A

Last updated on 24/07/2017

Investment summary

After a modest slowdown in the December quarter, the company appears to be back on track. With a deep bench of experienced confectionery executives, we maintain confidence in Yowie's long-term growth and profitability prospects. However, the company is taking a more modest approach to sales guidance to ensure it can fulfil customer (and investor) expectations. In May, we kept our revenue forecasts, but cut profitability estimates for FY17-19 due to higher than expected stock compensation costs in H117.

Last updated on 03/08/2017

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 03/08/2017

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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