ABB Ltd manufactures and sells electrification, industrial automation, and robotics and motion products for customers in utilities, industry and transport, and infrastructure worldwide.
Established dividend payer with adequate balance sheet.
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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: ABBN exceeded the Swiss Electrical industry which returned 18.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ABBN exceeded the Swiss Market which returned 17.9% over the past year.
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
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3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StUpdate: ABB (VTX:ABBN) Stock Gained 31% In The Last Five Years
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 (CHF23.92) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CHF23.18)
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 (51.9x) compared to the Electrical industry average (23.4x).
PE vs Market: ABBN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (51.9x) compared to the Swiss market (21.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: ABBN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ABBN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.8x) compared to the CH Electrical industry average (2.2x).
How is ABB forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 21 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ABBN's forecast earnings growth (16.4% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.6%).
Earnings vs Market: ABBN's earnings (16.4% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Swiss market (10.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ABBN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: ABBN's revenue (2.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Swiss market (3.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ABBN's revenue (2.4% 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 (24%)
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 $477.0M impacting its December 31 2019 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: ABBN's current net profit margins (3.6%) are lower than last year (5.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ABBN's earnings have declined by -19.7% 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 (-31%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electrical industry average (2.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: ABBN's Return on Equity (7.8%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is ABB's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ABBN's short term assets ($26.5B) exceed its short term liabilities ($20.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: ABBN's short term assets ($26.5B) exceed its long term liabilities ($11.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ABBN's debt to equity ratio (63.6%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: ABBN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 45.6% to 63.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ABBN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (26.2%).
Interest Coverage: ABBN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (95.7x coverage).
Inventory Level: ABBN has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: ABBN's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 3x debt).
What is ABB's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: ABBN's dividend (3.34%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (1.71%).
High Dividend: ABBN's dividend (3.34%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (3.34%)
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 (176%), 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 (56.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Peter Voser (61yo)
Mr. Peter Robert Voser has been the Chief Executive Officer of ABB Ltd. from April 2019 and has been its Chairman since April 2015. Mr. Voser served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of ABB Ltd. since Apr ...
|CEO & Chairman||0.8yrs||no data||0.012% $6.2m|
|Executive VP & CFO||2.8yrs||US$3.54m||0.0030% $1.5m|
|President of Industrial Automation Division||3.1yrs||US$3.14m||0.0057% $2.9m|
|President of Electrification Products Division||0.8yrs||US$3.21m||0.010% $5.1m|
|President of Robotics & Discrete Automation Business||0yrs||US$2.68m||0.0011% $583.7k|
|Company Secretary||13.1yrs||US$3.48m||0.029% $14.6m|
|Executive Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Technology Officer||4.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Global Chief information officer||1.3yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Investor Relations||2.3yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: ABBN's management team is considered experienced (2.5 years average tenure).
|CEO & Chairman||0.8yrs||no data||0.012% $6.2m|
|Independent & Non-Executive Director||3.8yrs||no data||0.00088% $446.7k|
|Independent & Non-Executive Director||5.8yrs||no data||0.0024% $1.2m|
|Independent Vice Chairman||4.8yrs||no data||0.011% $5.4m|
|Independent & Non-Executive Director||3.8yrs||no data||0.00089% $451.7k|
|Non-Executive Director||2.8yrs||no data||0.0017% $842.5k|
|Independent & Non-Executive Director||3.8yrs||no data||0.0012% $604.0k|
|Independent & Non-Executive Director||4.8yrs||no data||0.0013% $644.6k|
|Independent Director||1.9yrs||no data||0.00039% $197.9k|
|Independent Director||1.9yrs||no data||0.00056% $284.2k|
Experienced Board: ABBN's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
ABB Ltd's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: ABB Ltd
- Ticker: ABBN
- Exchange: SWX
- Founded: 1883
- Industry: Electrical Components and Equipment
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: CHF50.756b
- Shares outstanding: 2.13b
- Website: https://www.new.abb.com
Number of Employees
- ABB Ltd
- Affolternstrasse 44
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ABLZ.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 1999|
|ABBN||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Jun 1999|
|ABB||OM (OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm)||Yes||Common Stock||SE||SEK||Jun 1999|
|ABJ||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 1999|
|0NX2||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||SEK||Jun 1999|
|ABJ||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 1999|
|ABB||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||ADR EACH REPR 1 ORD CHF1.03||US||USD||Apr 2001|
|ABJA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||ADR EACH REPR 1 ORD CHF1.03||DE||EUR||Apr 2001|
|ABB N||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||ADR EACH REPR 1 ORD CHF1.03||MX||MXN||Apr 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 Products segment provides electric vehicle charging infrastructure, solar power solutions, modular substation packages, distribution automation products, switchboard and panel boards, switchgears, UPS solutions, circuit breakers, measuring and sensing devices, control products, wiring accessories, enclosures and cabling systems, and intelligent home and building solutions. This segment serves building, data center, rail, wind and solar, distribution utilities, food and beverage, marine, e-mobility, and oil and gas industries. The company’s Robotics and Motion segment offers robotics, motors, generators, drives, wind converters, components and systems for railways and related services, and digital solutions for applications in industries, transportation and infrastructure, and utilities. This segment serves machinery manufacturers, process industries, hybrid and batch manufacturers, transportation equipment manufacturers, discrete manufacturing companies, utilities, and customers in the automotive industry. Its Industrial Automation segment provides process and discrete control solutions, advanced process control software and manufacturing execution systems, sensing, measurement and analytical instrumentation and solutions, electric ship propulsion systems, machine and factory automation solutions, and turbochargers, as well as remote monitoring, preventive maintenance, and cybersecurity services. This segment serves companies in the oil and gas, minerals and mining, metals, pulp and paper, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, power generation, and marine industries. ABB Ltd has a strategic collaboration with IBM. ABB Ltd was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/17 20:49|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/17 00:00|
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