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Executive Summary

Ascencio is based in Gosselies, Belgium.

Snowflake Analysis

6 star dividend payer and fair value.

Share Price & News

How has Ascencio's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ASC has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return






BE Market

1 Year Return






BE Market

Return vs Industry: ASC underperformed the Belgian REITs industry which returned 0.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ASC exceeded the Belgian Market which returned -25.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-4.8%2.4%-1.4%
30 Day-5.7%0.8%-0.9%
90 Day4.0%7.0%7.2%
1 Year-18.7%-22.4%3.9%0.8%-22.3%-23.5%
3 Year-18.0%-28.3%33.6%18.5%-27.3%-31.8%
5 Year-3.8%-21.9%63.9%34.4%-24.7%-32.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Ascencio's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is Ascencio undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ASC (€44.1) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€70.66)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ASC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ASC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.3x) compared to the BE REITs industry average (15.8x).

PE vs Market: ASC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.3x) compared to the Belgian market (13.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate ASC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ASC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the BE REITs industry average (1x).

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Future Growth

How is Ascencio forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?


Forecasted annual revenue growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if ASC's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (1.6%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if ASC's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the Belgian market

High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: ASC's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-6.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ASC's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-6.1% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: ASC's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.5%).

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Past Performance

How has Ascencio performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ASC has a large one-off loss of €13.4M impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: ASC's current net profit margins (30.8%) are lower than last year (58.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ASC's earnings have declined by 3.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ASC's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: ASC had negative earnings growth (-45.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the REITs industry average (6.7%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: ASC's Return on Equity (4.4%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Ascencio's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ASC's short term assets (€12.9M) do not cover its short term liabilities (€45.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: ASC's short term assets (€12.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities (€329.5M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ASC's debt to equity ratio (101.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: ASC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 85.3% to 101.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ASC's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (9.6%).

Interest Coverage: ASC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.7x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Ascencio current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: ASC's dividend (7.94%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Belgian market (2.56%).

High Dividend: ASC's dividend (7.94%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Belgian market (5.61%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: ASC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: ASC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (68.3%), ASC's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: ASC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (84.1% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average board tenure


Vincent Querton





Mr. Vincent H. Querton has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of Ascencio SCA since November 03, 2017. Mr. Querton serves as Managing Director and International Director of Jones Lang Lasalle Gmbh ( ...

Board Members

Vincent Querton
CEO & Director2.75yrs€88.00kno data
Carl Mestdagh
Non-Executive Chairman9.17yrs€25.50kno data
Serge Fautré
Vice Chairman of the Boardno data€13.50kno data
Yves Klein
Independent Non-Executive Director11.08yrs€21.00kno data
Olivier Beguin
Non-Executive Director2.42yrs€16.50kno data
Patrick Tacq
Independent Non-Executive Director3.08yrs€24.00kno data
Laurence Deklerck
Independent Non-Executive Director5.58yrs€25.50kno data
Stéphanie Boniface
Independent Non-Executive Director2.42yrs€22.50kno data
Alexandra Leunen
Independent Non-Executive Director2.42yrs€13.50kno data
Amand-Benoît D'Hondt
Non-Executive Director1.67yrs€15.50kno data


Average Tenure

Experienced Board: ASC's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Ascencio SCA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Ascencio SCA
  • Ticker: ASC
  • Exchange: ENXTBR
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Retail REITs
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Market Cap: €290.883m
  • Shares outstanding: 6.60m
  • Website: https://www.ascencio.be

Number of Employees


  • Ascencio SCA
  • Avenue Jean Mermoz 1
  • Bâtiment H Boîte 4
  • Gosselies
  • Hainaut
  • 6041
  • Belgium


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ASCENXTBR (Euronext Brussels)YesOrdinary SharesBEEURFeb 2007
0P2JLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBEURFeb 2007
ASCBBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBEURFeb 2007


Ascencio is based in Gosselies, Belgium.

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/03 22:57
End of Day Share Price2020/08/03 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/09/30

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.