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Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment

AIM:AFMC
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet and overvalued.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
AFMC
AIM
£23M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Diversified Financials
Company description

Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment Company Limited is a close-ended equity mutual fund of funds launched by Aberdeen Emerging Capital Limited. The last earnings update was 40 days ago. More info.


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  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment is a fund or ETF! Currently our data availability for these is poor, we only recommend using them as part of a portfolio.
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
AFMC Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-2.1%
AIM:AFMC
8.5%
GB Capital Markets
5.9%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
-33.1%
AIM:AFMC
1%
GB Capital Markets
-22.7%
GB Market
AFMC Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment (AFMC) -2.1% -28.9% -30.6% -33.1% -51.3% -45.3%
GB Capital Markets 8.5% -14.9% -17.7% 1% 30.3% 62.1%
GB Market 5.9% -23.1% -28.1% -22.7% -24.7% -22%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • AFMC underperformed the Capital Markets industry which returned 1% over the past year.
  • AFMC underperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned -22.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility
AFMC
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment.

AIM:AFMC Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model Excess Returns Model
Stable EPS Median Return on Equity from the past 5 years.
= Stable Book Value * Return on Equity
= $0.81 * 1%
$0.01
Book Value of Equity per Share Median Book Value from the past 5 years. $0.81
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 7.4%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year GB Government Bond Rate 0.5%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for AIM:AFMC
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year GB Govt Bond Rate 0.5%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6.1%
Capital Markets Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.75
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.754 (1 + (1- 19%) (0%))
1.135
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.13
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 0.53% + (1.135 * 6.07%)
7.42%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for AIM:AFMC using Excess Returns Model Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment is arrived at using the Excess Return Model. This approach is used for finance firms where free cash flow is difficult to estimate.

In the Excess Return Model the value of a firm can be written as the sum of capital invested currently in the firm and the present value of excess returns that the firm expects to make in the future.

The model is sensitive to the Return on Equity of the company versus the Cost of Equity, how these are calculated is detailed below the main calculation.

Note the calculations below are per share.

See our documentation to learn about this calculation.

AIM:AFMC Value of Excess Returns
Calculation Result
Excess Returns = (Stable Return on equity – Cost of equity) (Book Value of Equity per share)
= (1% – 7.42%) * $0.81)
$-0.05
Terminal Value of Excess Returns = Excess Returns / (Cost of Equity - Expected Growth Rate)
= $-0.05 / (7.42% - 0.53%)
$-0.76
Value of Equity = Book Value per share + Terminal Value of Excess Returns
= $0.81 + $-0.76
$0.05
AIM:AFMC Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Exchange Rate USD/GBP
(Reporting currency to currency of AIM:AFMC)
0.806
Value per Share
(GBP)
= Value per Share in USD x Exchange Rate (USD/GBP)
= $0.05 x 0.806
£0.04
Value per share (GBP) From above. £0.04
Current discount Discount to share price of £0.32
= -1 x (£0.32 - £0.04) / £0.04
-687.7%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AIM:AFMC PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-12-31) in USD $0.01
AIM:AFMC Share Price ** AIM (2020-03-27) in GBP £0.32
AIM:AFMC Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (GBP/ USD) 1.241 $0.4
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Capital Markets Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 44 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 15.01x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 749 Publicly-Listed Companies 12.53x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment.

AIM:AFMC PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= AIM:AFMC Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 0.4 ÷ 0.01

43.63x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment is overvalued based on earnings compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average.
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AIM:AFMC PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 43.63x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Capital Markets Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 22 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 0.85x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 534 Publicly-Listed Companies 0.99x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's assets?
Raw Data
AIM:AFMC PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-12-31) in USD $0.67
AIM:AFMC Share Price * AIM (2020-03-27) in GBP £0.32
AIM:AFMC Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (GBP/ USD) 1.241 $0.4
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Capital Markets Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 82 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 1.16x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,322 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.08x
AIM:AFMC PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= AIM:AFMC Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 0.4 ÷ 0.67

0.6x

* Primary Listing of Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment is good value based on assets compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Capital Markets industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Capital Markets industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

Show me the analysis anyway

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
17.6%
Expected Capital Markets industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's earnings growth to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's revenue growth to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
AIM:AFMC Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Capital Markets Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 17.6%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Capital Markets Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 15.5%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 2.6%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
AIM:AFMC Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
AIM:AFMC Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-12-31 2 0 1
2019-09-30 -3 0 -4
2019-06-30 -8 0 -10
2019-03-31 -13 0 -14
2018-12-31 -17 1 -19
2018-09-30 -12 1 -14
2018-06-30 -6 1 -8
2018-03-31 4 -5 3
2017-12-31 14 -11 14
2017-09-30 16 -6 16
2017-06-30 18 -1 18
2017-03-31 14 1 12

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
AIM:AFMC Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:AFMC Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-12-31 0.01
2019-09-30 -0.06
2019-06-30 -0.13
2019-03-31 -0.18
2018-12-31 -0.23
2018-09-30 -0.16
2018-06-30 -0.09
2018-03-31 0.03
2017-12-31 0.13
2017-09-30 0.13
2017-06-30 0.12
2017-03-31 0.08

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's growth in the last year to its industry (Capital Markets).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years, however the most recent earnings are below average.
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has become profitable in the last year making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to the 5-year average.
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has become profitable in the last year making it difficult to compare the GB Capital Markets industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:AFMC Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-12-31 1.83 0.66 0.99
2019-09-30 -3.16 -4.49 1.05
2019-06-30 -8.15 -9.64 1.10
2019-03-31 -12.71 -14.32 1.26
2018-12-31 -17.28 -18.99 1.42
2018-09-30 -11.87 -13.51 1.50
2018-06-30 -6.45 -8.04 1.57
2018-03-31 3.59 2.93 1.62
2017-12-31 13.62 13.90 1.66
2017-09-30 15.94 15.86 1.92
2017-06-30 18.27 17.83 2.18
2017-03-31 13.94 12.27 2.34
2016-12-31 9.60 6.72 2.50
2016-09-30 -4.84 -7.72 2.47
2016-06-30 -19.27 -22.15 2.43
2016-03-31 -21.96 -25.01 2.56
2015-12-31 -24.65 -27.87 2.68
2015-09-30 -20.83 -24.22 2.76
2015-06-30 -17.01 -20.58 2.85
2015-03-31 -7.24 -11.56 3.76
2014-12-31 2.53 -2.55 4.67
2014-09-30 20.33 15.46 4.59
2014-06-30 38.14 33.47 4.50
2014-03-31 36.78 33.15 3.45
2013-12-31 35.42 32.83 2.39
2013-09-30 31.62 29.18 2.27
2013-06-30 27.81 25.53 2.15
2013-03-31 21.80 19.56 2.09

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment used its assets less efficiently than the GB Capital Markets industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Capital Markets industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has no long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

AIM:AFMC Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-12-31 48.25 0.00 0.50
2019-09-30 48.25 0.00 0.50
2019-06-30 48.61 0.00 1.94
2019-03-31 48.61 0.00 1.94
2018-12-31 49.03 0.00 1.11
2018-09-30 49.03 0.00 1.11
2018-06-30 68.44 0.00 0.72
2018-03-31 68.44 0.00 0.72
2017-12-31 79.02 0.00 2.24
2017-09-30 79.02 0.00 2.24
2017-06-30 79.43 0.00 4.85
2017-03-31 79.43 0.00 4.85
2016-12-31 143.03 0.00 4.58
2016-09-30 143.03 0.00 4.58
2016-06-30 140.47 4.50 1.52
2016-03-31 140.47 4.50 1.52
2015-12-31 138.69 9.00 12.59
2015-09-30 138.69 9.00 12.59
2015-06-30 162.63 9.00 5.57
2015-03-31 162.63 9.00 5.57
2014-12-31 166.56 4.50 12.20
2014-09-30 166.56 4.50 12.20
2014-06-30 183.20 6.50 2.85
2014-03-31 183.20 6.50 2.85
2013-12-31 169.10 0.00 0.32
2013-09-30 169.10 0.00 0.32
2013-06-30 149.74 0.00 3.29
2013-03-31 149.74 0.00 3.29
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has no debt.
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has no debt compared to 5 years ago when it was 2.7%.
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
5%
Current annual income from Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment dividends.
If you bought £2,000 of Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment shares you are expected to receive £100 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2.7%).
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (7.38%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
AIM:AFMC Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Capital Markets Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 40 Stocks 2.7%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 637 Stocks 6%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.4%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2.7%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 7.4%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

AIM:AFMC Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-10-02 0.020 3.538
2019-09-26 0.020 3.526
2019-02-14 0.020 3.287
2018-11-09 0.020 3.276
2018-05-31 0.020 2.882
2017-11-14 0.020 2.382
2017-07-19 0.020 2.330
2016-10-12 0.024 2.909
2016-09-07 0.024 3.019

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile (annual drop of over 20%).
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has only been paying a dividend for 4 years, and since then dividends per share have fallen.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are not well covered by earnings (0.9x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.4%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has no CEO, or we have no data on them.
Management Team
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment board of directors in years:

11.4
Average Tenure
60.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

James Wilson

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$50K
AGE
57
TENURE
9.8 yrs

Helen Green

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$46K
AGE
56
TENURE
12.9 yrs

Richard Hotchkis

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$37K
AGE
69
TENURE
12.9 yrs

John Whittle

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$37K
AGE
64
TENURE
8.1 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (£) Value (£)
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Management checks
We assess Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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Company Info

Description

Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment Company Limited is a close-ended equity mutual fund of funds launched by Aberdeen Emerging Capital Limited. The fund is co- managed by Aberdeen Asset Management PLC and Aberdeen Fund Managers Limited. The fund invests both directly and through other funds in public equity markets of frontier market countries across the globe. It seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. The fund primarily invests in a mix of closed and open-ended funds, exchange traded funds, structured products, limited partnerships, and managed accounts. It employs a combination of qualitative, quantitative, and fundamental analysis with both top-down and bottom-up approaches to create its portfolio. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the MSCI Frontier Markets Index. It was formerly known as Advance Frontier Markets Fund Limited. Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment Company Limited was formed on April 25, 2007 and is domiciled in Guernsey, Channel Islands.

Details
Name: Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment Company Limited
AFMC
Exchange: AIM
Founded: 2007
£23,155,057
71,910,117
Website: http://www.aberdeenfrontiermarkets.co.uk/frontiermarkets/
Address: Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment Company Limited
4th Floor,
Union Plaza,
Aberdeen,
Aberdeenshire, AB10 1DQ,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AIM AFMC Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange AIM Market GB GBP 15. Jun 2007
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
0
Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment employees.
Industry
Asset Management and Custody Banks
Diversified Financials
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/03/28 21:28
End of day share price update: 2020/03/27 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2020/02/17
Last earnings reported: 2019/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/06/30


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.