In the past, when Daejan’s (LSE:DJAN) share price to shareholders’ equity (NAV) ratio fell below 0.6 the subsequent five years gave shareholders a return averaging over 100%. Today Daejan’s shares stand on a ratio of merely £52.90/£120 = 0.44.
The make-up of shareholders’ equity
Daejan’s balance sheet is really simple: it holds about £2.6bn of property assets against which it has borrowed £0.5bn. It also has £0.1bn or so in cash and a similar amount in receivables, which is offset by payables.
The company accountants acknowledge that the company will eventually have to pay around £0.3bn in taxes for things like unrealised gains when, eventually the assets are liquidated (deferred taxes).
Market capitalisation is 16.3m shares x £52.3 = £852m.
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