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Executive Summary

ABB Ltd manufactures and sells electrification, industrial automation, and robotics and motion products for customers in utilities, industry and transport, and infrastructure worldwide. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ABBN is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Swiss stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ABBN's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




CH Electrical


CH Market

1 Year Return




CH Electrical


CH Market

Return vs Industry: ABBN exceeded the Swiss Electrical industry which returned 29.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ABBN exceeded the Swiss Market which returned 5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day2.5%1.7%0.3%
30 Day0.5%1.7%0.5%
90 Day14.0%12.9%4.6%
1 Year40.0%33.6%35.3%29.3%8.2%5.0%
3 Year34.3%18.9%33.4%18.5%28.4%13.2%
5 Year85.5%52.7%79.4%48.3%52.8%29.3%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is ABB 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: ABBN (CHF27.41) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CHF21.75)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ABBN is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ABBN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (218.8x) compared to the XE Electrical industry average (28.6x).

PE vs Market: ABBN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (218.8x) compared to the Swiss market (24.6x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: ABBN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (5.8x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ABBN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.8x) compared to the CH Electrical industry average (2x).

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Future Growth

How is ABB forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 25 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ABBN's forecast earnings growth (38% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.3%).

Earnings vs Market: ABBN's earnings (38% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Swiss market (14.4% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: ABBN's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Swiss market (4.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ABBN's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: ABBN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (22%)

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Past Performance

How has ABB performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ABBN has a large one-off loss of $785.0M impacting its December 31 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: ABBN's current net profit margins (1.1%) are lower than last year (3.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ABBN's earnings have declined by 20.1% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: ABBN had negative earnings growth (-71.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electrical industry average (5.6%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: ABBN's Return on Equity (2.2%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is ABB's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ABBN's short term assets ($19.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($15.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: ABBN's short term assets ($19.2B) exceed its long term liabilities ($9.7B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ABBN's debt to equity ratio (37.1%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: ABBN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 48.8% to 37.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ABBN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (28.5%).

Interest Coverage: ABBN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.7x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: ABBN's dividend (2.94%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (1.53%).

High Dividend: ABBN's dividend (2.94%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (3.72%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (667.4%), ABBN's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: ABBN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (53.4% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Björn Klas Rosengren (61 yo)





Mr. Björn Klas Otto Rosengren, M.Sc. (Tech.), has been Chief Executive Officer of ABB Ltd since March 1, 2020. He served as an Executive Officer at ABB Ltd since February 1, 2020 until March 1, 2020. He se...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Björn Klas's total compensation ($USD10.43M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Swiss market ($USD5.76M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Björn Klas's compensation with company performance.

Leadership Team

Björn Klas Rosengren
Chief Executive Officer1yrUS$10.43mno data
Timo Ihamuotila
Chief Financial Officer3.92yrsUS$3.93m0.0084%
$ 4.7m
Maria Varsellona
Group General Counsel & Company Secretary1.33yrsUS$3.76mno data
Theodor Swedjemark
Chief Communications Officer0.58yrUS$1.01mno data
Peter Terwiesch
President of Industrial Automation Business4.17yrsUS$2.89m0.0060%
$ 3.3m
Tarak Mehta
President of Electrification Business1.92yrsUS$3.51m0.0052%
$ 2.8m
Sami Atiya
President of Robotics & Discrete Automation Businessno dataUS$3.04m0.0021%
$ 1.2m
Morten Wierod
President of Motion Business2.25yrsUS$3.08m0.00058%
$ 320.5k
Alec Joannou
Chief Information Officer2.42yrsno datano data
Ann-Sofie Nordh
Head of Investor Relations1.17yrsno datano data
Carolina Granat
Chief Human Resources Officer0.17yrno datano data
Richard Brown
Group Senior VP & Chief Counsel of Corporate & Financeno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: ABBN's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Frederico C. Pinheiro Curado
Independent & Non-Executive Director4.92yrsUS$343.60k0.0016%
$ 878.6k
Matti Alahuhta
Independent & Non-Executive Director6.92yrsUS$343.60k0.0039%
$ 2.1m
Jacob Wallenberg
Independent Vice Chairman5.92yrsUS$483.19k0.012%
$ 6.4m
Peter Voser
Chairman of the Board5.92yrsUS$3.77m0.015%
$ 8.6m
Satish Pai
Independent & Non-Executive Director4.92yrsUS$354.34k0.0012%
$ 668.6k
Lars Förberg
Independent & Non-Executive Director3.92yrsUS$343.60k0.0025%
$ 1.4m
David Meline
Independent & Non-Executive Director4.92yrsUS$429.50k0.0016%
$ 889.7k
David Constable
Independent & Non-Executive Director5.92yrsUS$375.81k0.0017%
$ 922.8k
Xin-Zhe Li
Independent Director3yrsUS$343.60k0.0017%
$ 917.3k
Geraldine Matchett
Independent & Non-Executive Director3yrsUS$354.34k0.00097%
$ 536.0k
Gunnar Brock
Independent & Non-Executive Director3yrsUS$354.34k0.0013%
$ 734.9k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: ABBN's board of directors are considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: ABBN insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

ABB Ltd's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: ABB Ltd
  • Ticker: ABBN
  • Exchange: SWX
  • Founded: 1883
  • Industry: Electrical Components and Equipment
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: CHF55.259b
  • Shares outstanding: 2.03b
  • Website: https://www.global.abb/group/

Number of Employees


  • ABB Ltd
  • Affolternstrasse 44
  • Zurich
  • Zurich
  • 8050
  • Switzerland


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ABLZ.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDJun 1999
ABBNSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFJun 1999
ABBOM (OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm)YesCommon StockSESEKJun 1999
ABJDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJun 1999
0NX2LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBCHFJun 1999
ABJXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon StockDEEURJun 1999
ABBNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)ADR EACH REPR 1 ORD CHF1.03USUSDApr 2001
ABJADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)ADR EACH REPR 1 ORD CHF1.03DEEURApr 2001
ABB NBMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)ADR EACH REPR 1 ORD CHF1.03MXMXNApr 2001
0A6WLSE (London Stock Exchange)ADR EACH REPR 1 ORD CHF1.03GBUSDApr 2001


ABB Ltd manufactures and sells electrification, industrial automation, and robotics and motion products for customers in utilities, industry and transport, and infrastructure worldwide. Its Electrification...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/03/04 18:11
End of Day Share Price2021/03/04 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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.