About the Company
COL Financial Group Inc (COL) is an online stock trading services, formerly CitisecOnline.com Inc. Incorporated on August 16, 1999 and the company’s new name was approved by the SEC on February 21, 2012.
COL is a publicly listed company in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). On January 2001 the company launched its proprietary online trading platform, and became the leading online financial services provider in the Philippines.
The company established its wholly owned foreign subsidiary COL Securities (HK) Limited (the “HK Subsidiary” or “COLHK”) on June 20, 2001 to provide investors with online access to HK stock market. COLHK was a broker with Interactive Brokers (IB).
1. COL CASH FLOWS
|Net cash provided by operating activities||1,724,035,060||2,116,349,463||1,204,000,608||3,342,946,006||-753,862,651||449,925,197|
|Net cash used for investing activities||-12,046,372||-26,112,260||-235,496,719||-267,019,663||-31,284,294||-47,052,277|
|Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities||-275,790,000||-236,825,000||-236,500,000||-285,600,000||-333,200,000||-382,100,000|
|Free cash flow||1,711,925,958||2,090,236,127||1,168,496,746||3,278,968,229||-785,146,945||398,864,438|
- Net cash from operation was Php 449.9 million in 2019.
- Net cash used for investing activities were Php -47 million in 2019.
- Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities were Php -382 million in 2019.
- Capital expenditures were Php -47 million in 2019.
- Free cash flow was Php 398.9 million in 2019.
- Working capital was Php 1.150 billion in 2019.
- Cash from operation had an increase of 160 percent from 2018 to the trailing twelve months..
- In 2018 cash from operation was negative due to huge amount of changes in working capital.
- Net cash used for investing activities were investment in property, plant and equipment and purchases of intangibles.
- Net cash provided by financing activities were dividend payments.
- Capital expenditures were investment in property, plant and equipment; and purchases of intangibles.
- Free cash flow was erratic in movement and has a negative growth of 77 percent in five years.
- The working capital indicates that COL is capable of meeting current obligations using its current assets.
The company has managed to generate cash from its principal business operations from 2014 except in 2018 where it suffered a negative result due to significant disbursements.
2. COL BALANCE SHEET
|Cash and cash equivalents||4,649,563,456||6,495,273,522||7,227,706,547||10,017,107,305||9,526,808,545||9,526,808,545|
|Net property, plant and equipment||35,825,494||44,268,412||60,667,539||85,996,168||76,030,681||76,030,681|
|Total non-current liabilities||28,192,690||26,277,714||28,826,298||43,549,010||44,257,971||44,257,971|
- Cash and cash equivalents were Php 9.527 billion in 2018..
- Current assets were Php 10.531 billion in 2018.
- Net property, plant and equipment was Php 76 million.in 2018.
- Non-current assets were Php 588 million in 2018.
- Total assets were Php 11.119 billion in 2018.
- Current liabilities were Php 9.381 billion in 2018.
- Non-current liabilities were Php 44 million in 2018.
- Total liabilities were Php 9.425 billion in 2018.
- Stockholders’ equity was Php 1.694 billion in 2018.
- Cash and cash equivalent increases year-over-year and it has a growth of 105 percent in five years.
- Cash and cash equivalents represents 90 percent of total current assets.
- Current assets has a growth of 68 percent in five years. The decrease was 7 percent from 2017 to 2018.
- Current assets represents 90 percent of the total assets.
- Net property, plant and equipment had a growth of 112 percent in five years.
- Net property, plant and equipment represents 13 percent of total non-current assets.
- Non-current assets increases year-over-year and has a growth of 460 percent in five years.
- Non-current assets represents 5 percent of total assets.
- Total assets has a growth of 75 percent in five years.
- Current liabilities represents 99.53 percent of the total liabilities.
- Accounts payable has a significant amount which represents 99 percent of current liabilities.
- Non-current liabilities represents 0.47 percent of total liabilities.
- Total liabilities represents 85 percent of the total liabilities and stockholders equity.
- Stockholders’ equity represents 15 percent of the total liabilities and stockholders’ equity.
Col Financial has a huge amount of accounts payable which represents 98 percent of the total liabilities. These accounts payables are actually trade payables which comprise of the following:
* Payable to customers are money balances amounting to Php 8,989,453,360 are noninterest-bearing and has no specific credit terms.
3. COL INCOME AND MARKET
- Sales were Php 1 billion in 2019.
- EBIT was Php 579 million in 2019.
- Net income was Php 522 million in 2019.
- EBITDA was Php 644 million in 2019.
- Market capitalization was Php 8.663 billion in 2019.
- Intrinsic value was Php 33 billion in 2019.
- Sales increases year-over-year and has a growth of 47 percent in five years.
- EBIT increases year-over-year and has a growth of 69 percent in five years.
- Net income has a growth of 99 percent in five years.
- EBITDA has grown 80 percent in five years.
- Market capitalization has grown 20 percent in five years.
- Intrinsic value grows 242 percent in five years.
- Intrinsic value is greater by 282 percent against market capitalization.
The management has the ability to generate sufficient revenue for the operation of the business. The company has not seen any negative bottomline and it increases year-over-year in the last five years
4. COL FINANCIAL RATIOS
|Asset Turnover (average)||0.13||0.10||0.10||0.09||0.10||0.10|
|Return on Asset (ROA) %||4.70||3.67||3.90||3.64||4.46||4.89|
|Return on Equity (ROE) %||20.33||20.26||23.97||25.87||32.05||30.79|
|Financial Leverage (average)||4.98||6.04||6.26||7.90||6.57||6.18|
|Return on Invested Capital %||20.42||20.33||24.04||25.94||32.16||30.79|
|Earnings per Share PHP||0.55||0.55||0.69||0.80||1.08||1.10|
- Asset Turnover was averaging 0.10 in the trailing twelve months.
- Return on assets was 4.89 percent in the trailing twelve months.
- Return on equity was 30.79 percent in the trailing twelve months.
- Financial leverage was averaging 6.18 in the trailing twelve months.
- Return on invested capital was 30.79 percent in the trailing twelve months.
- Interest coverage was 293.74 ratio in the trailing twelve months.
- Earnings per share was 1.10 in the trailing twelve months.
- Asset turnover means that every Peso in assets, the company generated 0.10 centavos of sales.
- Return on assets indicates that the company generated 4.89 centavos of net income for every Peso invested in assets.
- Return on equity means that for every Peso invested in equity, it generated 30.79 or 31 centavos of net income.
- Financial leverage means that every Peso in equity COL had Php 6.18 in total assets. The Php 5.18 was borrowed. This means that the company is at risk. The table above shows that the ratio was high from 2014 to the trailing twelve months.
- Return on invested capital of 30.79 percent is the return that the company generates over its invested capital which is the long-term debt and the amount of common and preferred shares.
- Interest coverage means the company has the ability to make more than enough cash to meet interest payments.
- Earnings per share means that each shareholder will receive Php 0.10 of profit for each share of stock invested.
Financial ratios indicates the performance of the company. Financial leverage shows a concern, hence the ratio was high which indicate a risk in the operation in the last five years.
5. COL KEY EXECUTIVES
|President & CEO||Conrado F. Bate|
|Treasurer and CFO/Chief Audit Executive/Chief Risk Officer||Catherine L. Ong|
|Corporate Secretary/Compliance Officer||Sharon T. Lim|
|Assistant Corporate Secretary||Juan G. Barredo|
|Assistant Corporate Secretary||Stephanie Faye B. Reyes|
|Vice President and Chief Technology Officer||Nikos J. Bautista|
|Vice President and Financial Controller||Lorena E. Velarde|
|Vice President and Head of Research Department||April Lynn C. Lee-Tan|
|AVP – Head of Operations Department||Melissa O. Ng|
|AVP – Head of Premium Business Group||Edmund Daniel P. Martinez|
|AVP – Software Development||Gabriel Jose E. Mendiola|
|AVP – Customer Support||Joyce G. Chan|
The compensation of the key executives were not disclosed in the financial statement of COL Financial Group Inc.
6. COL LOBBYING AND CONTRIBUTIONS
There is no lobbying and contributions found for COL Financial Group Inc.
7. COL FINANCIAL STRENGTH
|Market value of equity||8,663,200,000|
|Book value of total liabilities||9,425,041,257|
|A – Working Capital / Total Assets||0.10||1.20||0.12|
|B – Retained Earnings / Total Assets||0.08||1.40||0.11|
|C – EBIT / Total Assets||0.05||3.30||0.17|
|D – Market Value of Equity / Book Value of Total Liabilities||0.92||0.60||0.55|
|E – Sales / Total Assets||0.09||1.0||0.09|
Formula: Z-Score = 1.2A + 1.4B + 3.3C + 0.6D + 1.0E
Z-Score is a statistical measurement that compare data points from different sets of data to find correlations. This measurement by Dr. Edward Altman is a significant measure in determining the financial strength of the company because it relies on different weighted financial liquidity and profitability metrics to come up with the overall score. This measure indicates the probability of bankruptcy.
The calculated Z-Score of COL Financial was 1.05, not an impressive score. According to Dr. Altman, a grading scale of 0 to 1.8 tells us that the company will declare bankruptcy in the future. Please take note that the measurement used today is the current financial data, the result of this measurement will change in the succeeding years depending on the movement of the financials in the succeeding period. It is necessary to update the data to get the current score.
Moreover, there are four main categories in the calculation of Z-Score namely, the profitability or the return on investment, liquidity, leverage and the operating or efficiency. Hence this calculation relies on different metrics this is a significant measure in determining the financial strength of the company.
Researched and written by Criselda