Compagnie d'Entreprises CFE SA operates in dredging, environment, marine engineering, contracting, and real estate sectors. More Details
Moderate growth potential with imperfect balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Compagnie d'Entreprises CFE's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CFEB is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Belgian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CFEB's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CFEB exceeded the Belgian Construction industry which returned 31.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CFEB exceeded the Belgian Market which returned 38.6% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Compagnie d'Entreprises CFE's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 days ago | Simply Wall StDo Institutions Own Compagnie d'Entreprises CFE SA (EBR:CFEB) Shares?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StCompagnie d'Entreprises CFE (EBR:CFEB) Will Will Want To Turn Around Its Return Trends
Is Compagnie d'Entreprises CFE undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CFEB (€92.5) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€31.91)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CFEB is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CFEB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (36.6x) compared to the European Construction industry average (15.1x).
PE vs Market: CFEB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (36.6x) compared to the Belgian market (19.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CFEB is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CFEB is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.3x) compared to the XE Construction industry average (1.5x).
How is Compagnie d'Entreprises CFE forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CFEB's forecast earnings growth (30.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.2%).
Earnings vs Market: CFEB's earnings (30.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Belgian market (14.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CFEB's revenue (4.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Belgian market (4.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CFEB's revenue (4.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CFEB's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8.9%).
How has Compagnie d'Entreprises CFE performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CFEB has a large one-off gain of €81.4M impacting its December 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: CFEB's current net profit margins (2%) are lower than last year (3.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CFEB's earnings have declined by 8.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CFEB's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CFEB had negative earnings growth (-52%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Construction industry average (0.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CFEB's Return on Equity (3.6%) is considered low.
How is Compagnie d'Entreprises CFE's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CFEB's short term assets (€1.9B) do not cover its short term liabilities (€2.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: CFEB's short term assets (€1.9B) exceed its long term liabilities (€1.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CFEB's debt to equity ratio (69.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CFEB's debt to equity ratio has increased from 52% to 69.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CFEB's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (33.2%).
Interest Coverage: CFEB's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (0.5x coverage).
What is Compagnie d'Entreprises CFE current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CFEB's dividend (1.08%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Belgian market (1.73%).
High Dividend: CFEB's dividend (1.08%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Belgian market (4.44%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CFEB's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CFEB's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (39.5%), CFEB's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CFEB's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (32.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Piet Dejonghe (54 yo)
Mr. Piet Dejonghe has been the Managing Director of Compagnie d' Entreprises CFE SA since January 15, 2015. He serves as a Director at Delen Private Bank Luxembourg SA. Mr. Dejonghe served as Consultant at...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Piet's total compensation ($USD491.56K) is below average for companies of similar size in the Belgian market ($USD891.07K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Piet's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Board: CFEB's board of directors are considered experienced (7.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Compagnie d'Entreprises CFE SA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Compagnie d'Entreprises CFE SA
- Ticker: CFEB
- Exchange: ENXTBR
- Founded: 1880
- Industry: Construction and Engineering
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: €2.342b
- Shares outstanding: 25.31m
- Website: https://www.cfe.be
Number of Employees
- Compagnie d'Entreprises CFE SA
- avenue Herrmann-Debroux 42
Compagnie d'Entreprises CFE SA operates in dredging, environment, marine engineering, contracting, and real estate sectors. Its Dredging, Environment, Offshore and Infra (DEME) segment is involved in the d...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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