Company Analysis

Neimeth Int’l: Weakening Revenue, Declining Profit, But Sentiments Drive Price

Rating: Hold
Current Market Price: N2.32

Latest Dividend: N0.065
Year High: N2.91
Year Low: N0.40
Fair Value: N1.02
Equity Analyst:  Tunde Segun Jeariogbe

Key Investment Ratios

  • In this report, we considered the financials of Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc for the full-year ended 30th September, 2020, and compared same with numbers for the similar period 2019 to establish growth and make projections for valuation purposes.
  • Although details have not been published as at the time this report was compiled, the full year financial report shows that the board of Neimeth is paying a cash dividend of N0.065 for the period.
  • The said dividend is slightly above 50% of its full year N0.11 earnings per share.
  • Generally, the result is unimpressive, compared to the previous year’s numbers, the Turnover only improved marginally, while profit dropped slightly, when compared to previous year.
  • See below for other analysis and ratio comparison.
BourseNigerian Stock Exchange
Market ClassificationMAIN BOARD
Nature of BusinessManufacturing & Marketing of Pharmaceuticals, Animal Health Products and general healthcare products.
Date of IncorporationAugust 13th 1957
Date ListedSeptember 21st 1979
End of Accounting Year30th September
RegistrarMeristem Registrars Limited
AuditorPKF Professional Services
Share Price@Relsd (N)                                                         2.23
Earnings per Share                                                         0.11
Intrinsic Value(N)                                                         1.02
Share Outstanding1,899,157,108
Market Capitalisation                                         4,235,120,351
Source: NSE, Company financials, Investdata

Company figures

  • At the end of the 2020 full-year, Neimeth reported a N2.83 billion Turnover, 19.73% above the N2.37 billion achieved at the end of 2019.
  • Cost of Sales for the period stood at N1.32billion as against N1.17 billion in the corresponding year.
  • Meanwhile. Operating Profit is estimated at N393.26 million, same as a marginal 4.87% below the N413.38 million estimated at the end of 2019 business session.
  • Finance Cost used through the year was valued at N95.87 million, 12.00% below the N108.94 million used through 2019.
  • Profit before Tax stood at N297.38 million, versus the N220.14 million posted in the corresponding year. It is noteworthy that Profit before Tax dropped by a marginal 2.32% against comparable year.
  • Similarly, Profit for the year was estimated at N212.47 million same as 3.48% below the N220.14 million in the comparable year.
Statement of Comprehensive Income
Cost of Sales1,329,701,0001,175,581,00013.11
Operating Profit393,261,000413,381,000-4.87
FINANCE COST95,873,000108,942,000-12.00
NET FINANCE INCOME0108,942,000-100.00
TOTAL COMP INCOME212,476,000220,147,000-3.48
Statement of Financial Position
Current Assets                    5,191,284,000                1,995,922,000160.09
Non Current Assets                    1,250,076,000                    757,878,00064.94
Total Assets                    6,441,360,000                2,753,800,000133.91
Current Liabilities                    2,220,864,000                1,435,085,00054.75
Non Current Liabilities                    2,945,835,000                    246,697,0001,094.11
Total Liabilities                    5,166,699,000                1,681,782,000207.22
Net Assets                    1,274,661,000                1,072,018,00018.90
Retained Earnings                       212,476,000                 (898,164,000)-123.66
Shares Outstanding                    1,899,157,108                1,899,157,108 
Source: NSE, Company financials, Investdata
  • Neimeth’s Current Assets was valued at N5.19 billion, a 160.09% improvement over the N1.99 billion Assets Valuation figure in prior full-year.
  • Similarly, Non-Current Assets stood at N1.25 billion, same as 64.94% above the N757.87 million posted in its 2019 full year report.
  • Thus, Total Assets at the end of the year was valued at N6.44 billion, as against N2.75 billion in 2019.
  • Current Liabilities, on the other hand, moved 54.75% north to N2.22 billion, as against the N1.43 billion reported in 2019.
  • Non-Current Liabilities soared significantly to N2.94 billion from just N246.69 million in the comparable year.
  • Thus, Total Liabilities at the end of the year was valued at N5.16 billion as against N1.68 billion in the corresponding year.
  • Neimeth Net Assets at the end of the year was estimated at N1.27 billion, this is 18.90% growth above the N1.07 billion stated at the end of 2019.
  • Meanwhile, as against the accumulated losses posted in the comparable year, the company reported Retained Earnings of N212.47 million.

Financial Strength/Solvency Ratios

  • Debt Ratio is currently estimated at 80.21%, same as 31.34% above the 61.07% estimated in the similar year. This indicates that the company Assets Value is ahead of the total liability at the end of the year.
  • Total Debt to Equity ratio was estimated at 405.34% as against 156.88% estimated in the comparable year.
  • It was established that Equity is same as 19.79% of Neimeth’s Assets Value, this is a 49.17% drop when compared to the 38.93% achieved in 2019.
  • Going by the beta value at below unity (0.90), we can safely conclude that shares of Neimeth are less liquid against the market liquidity.
Financial Strength/Solvency Ratio
Debt Ratio80.21%61.07%31.34
Total Debt to Equity Ratio (MRQ)405.34%156.88%158.38
Equity Ratio19.79%38.93%-49.17
TICKERS2020Industry Average%CHG
Beta Value                                       0.90                                   1.17-23.08
Source: NSE, Company financials, Investdata

Profitability Ratios

  • EBITDA margin was estimated at 13.85%, same as a 20.54% drop for the 17.43% achieved in the corresponding year.
  • Pre-Tax Margin stood at 10.47%, a drop when compared to the 12.84% achieved at the end of 2019 financial year.
  • Cost of Sales is same as 46.83% of the Turnover, below the 49.58% estimated in 2019. This is a confirmation of the management’s effort at controlling direct cost through the year.
  • Return on Equity stood at 16.67%, which is 20.54% in the corresponding year, although this is a lower return when compared to 2019, in our opinion, it is still commendable
  • See below for details:
EBITDA MARGIN13.85%17.43%-20.54
PRE-TAX MARGIN10.47%12.84%-18.41
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE39.96%38.29%4.37
CS TO TO46.83%49.58%-5.53
Source: NSE, Company financials, Investdata

Efficiency Ratios

  • Operating Expenses to Turnover value is same as 33.72%, which is a 6.27% improvement in efficiency over the 31.73% estimated from 2019full year financial indices.
  • Turnover to Total Assets Ratios stood at 44.08% against 86.11% in the comparable year.
  • Working Capital Ratio, which indicates a company’s effectiveness in using working capital was estimated at 0.96x as against the 4.23x estimated in similar period of 2019.
  • See below for details:
OPEX toTO33.72%31.73%6.27
TO to TA44.08%86.11%-48.81
Working Capital Turnover                                       0.96                                   4.23-77.39
Working Capital Ratio                                       2.34                                   1.3968.07
Source: NSE, Company financials, Investdata

Investment/Valuation Ratios

  • As observed in the company’s figures above, the amount earned per units of Neimeth’s shares is estimated at N0.11 almost same as the N0.12 earned at the end of 2019 business session.
  • The share price of Neimeth as at the time this financial numbers were released to the public was found to have replicated earnings per share in 19.93 times, as against 4.92 replicate estimated at the end of the 2019 business session.
  • The said estimated Earnings per Share is same as 5.02% of the share price of Neimeth on the exchange when the result was released.
  • The Book Value of Neimeth at the end of the year betrayed the over-valued status of its shares on the exchange. Observe that the current worth of each unit in the book is N0.67.
  • Further confirming this position is the Price to Book value which is far above unity at the current estimate, at 3.32x, versus 1.01x in the corresponding period of last year. Note the high public sentiments that favoured its shares through the period, which accounted for the huge difference in the Price to Book Value estimate.
Investment/Valuation Ratios
Price at Released2.230.57291.23
Earnings Yield5.02%20.34%-75.33
Source: NSE, Company financials, Investdata


Supporting the valuation of Neimeth is the cash dividend offered. Nevertheless, we are careful not to overblow our expectations, Thus, we conservatively valued each unit of Neimeth Shares at N1.02, and considering the fact that it is currently growing its performances indices, we Rated it a Hold, despite the large differences between our valuation and the current market price.

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