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Burckhardt Compression Holding

Executive Summary

Burckhardt Compression Holding AG manufactures and sells reciprocating compressors worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

Proven track record with reasonable growth potential.

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Share Price & News

How has Burckhardt Compression Holding's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: BCHN's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




CH Machinery


CH Market

1 Year Return




CH Machinery


CH Market

Return vs Industry: BCHN underperformed the Swiss Machinery industry which returned 2.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BCHN underperformed the Swiss Market which returned 3.2% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day18.4%3.4%2.3%
30 Day23.9%12.7%4.9%
90 Day14.5%11.6%2.7%
1 Year-6.0%-8.3%6.1%2.5%6.6%3.2%
3 Year-4.9%-11.0%7.5%-1.2%21.1%8.7%
5 Year-33.4%-41.5%41.6%20.0%32.6%10.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Burckhardt Compression Holding 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: BCHN (CHF233.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CHF428.05)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BCHN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.4x) compared to the Machinery industry average (19.8x).

PE vs Market: BCHN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.4x) compared to the Swiss market (19.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BCHN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BCHN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.9x) compared to the CH Machinery industry average (2.1x).

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Future Growth

How is Burckhardt Compression Holding forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BCHN's forecast earnings growth (22.9% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.2%).

Earnings vs Market: BCHN's earnings (22.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Swiss market (8.5% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: BCHN's revenue (6.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Swiss market (2.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BCHN's revenue (6.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: BCHN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.3%).

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Past Performance

How has Burckhardt Compression Holding performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BCHN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: BCHN's current net profit margins (5.1%) are higher than last year (4.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BCHN's earnings have declined by -17.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BCHN's earnings growth over the past year (17%) exceeds its 5-year average (-17.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: BCHN earnings growth over the past year (17%) exceeded the Machinery industry 0.5%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: BCHN's Return on Equity (12.6%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Burckhardt Compression Holding's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BCHN's short term assets (CHF648.9M) exceed its short term liabilities (CHF441.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: BCHN's short term assets (CHF648.9M) exceed its long term liabilities (CHF124.3M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BCHN's debt to equity ratio (58.1%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: BCHN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 8% to 58.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: BCHN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (27.5%).

Interest Coverage: BCHN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (17.1x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Burckhardt Compression Holding's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BCHN's dividend (2.57%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (1.91%).

High Dividend: BCHN's dividend (2.57%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (3.83%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: BCHN's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: BCHN's dividend payments have not increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (62.7%), BCHN's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: BCHN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (64.9% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Marcel Pawlicek (56yo)





Mr. Marcel Pawlicek has been the Chief Executive Officer of Burckhardt Compression Holding AG since April 1, 2011 and serves as its Member of The Executive Board. Mr. Pawlicek served as a Chief Operating O ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Marcel's total compensation ($USD822.77K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Swiss market ($USD1.11M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Marcel's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Marcel Pawlicek
CEO & Member of Executive Board9.17yrsCHF792.00k1.25% CHF9.8m
Rolf Brändli
CFO, VP of Finance & Administration11.75yrsno data0.050% CHF397.4k
Rainer Dübi
President of Services Division & Member of Executive Board1.33yrsno data0.018% CHF140.1k
Sandra Pitt
Chief Human Resources Officer & Member of Executive Board5yrsno data0.0082% CHF64.9k
Fabrice Billard
President of Systems Division & Member of Executive Board3.67yrsno data0.018% CHF140.1k
Marco Scanderbeg
Vice President of Marketing & Communications14.42yrsno datano data
Matthias Tanner
Vice President of Contracting13.17yrsno datano data
René Guthauser
Vice President of Quality & Infrastructure15.42yrsno datano data
Robert Züst
Vice President of Components12.25yrsno datano data
Narasimha Rao
Managing Director of Burckhardt Compression (India) Private Ltd15.42yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: BCHN's management team is seasoned and experienced (12 years average tenure).

Board Members

David Dean
Director0.92yrCHF77.00k0.011% CHF82.9k
Urs Leinhäuser
Non-Executive Director13.42yrsCHF101.00k0.049% CHF383.6k
Valentin Vogt
Chairman of the Board9.17yrsCHF162.00k6.02% CHF47.5m
Stephan Bross
Non-Executive Director5.92yrsCHF95.00k0.0082% CHF64.9k
Monika Schädle
Non-Executive Director8yrsCHF112.00k0.031% CHF244.7k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: BCHN's board of directors are considered experienced (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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Burckhardt Compression Holding AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Burckhardt Compression Holding AG
  • Ticker: BCHN
  • Exchange: SWX
  • Founded: 1844
  • Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: CHF788.853m
  • Shares outstanding: 3.38m
  • Website: https://www.burckhardtcompression.com

Number of Employees


  • Burckhardt Compression Holding AG
  • Im Link 5
  • PO Box 65
  • Winterthur
  • Zurich
  • 8404
  • Switzerland


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BCHNSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesRegistered SharesCHCHFJun 2006
B5HDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesRegistered SharesDEEURJun 2006
0QNNLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesRegistered SharesGBCHFJun 2006


Burckhardt Compression Holding AG manufactures and sells reciprocating compressors worldwide. The company offers Laby, a labyrinth piston compressor that compresses bone-dry, dirty, abrasive, and other gases; Laby-GI compressor for offshore vessels and installations; Process Gas Compressors API 618 for high-pressure compression of hydrogen, hydrocarbon, and corrosive gasses; Hyper Compressor, a high-pressure reciprocating compressor for low density polyethylene plants; and standard high pressure compressor that compresses air, hydrogen, nitrogen, helium, argon, natural gas, and other non-corrosive gases and gas mixtures. It also provides various compressor components, such as compressor valves, rings and packings, capital parts, labyrinth piston compressor components, and hyper/secondary compressor parts. In addition, the company offers services comprising valve, spare parts logistic, revamp and upgrade, component repair, field, condition monitoring and diagnostic, technical support, and training services. It provides compressor solutions for upstream oil and gas, marine, gas transport and storage, refinery, petrochemical/chemical, and industrial gas sectors. Burckhardt Compression Holding AG was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/07 01:45
End of Day Share Price2020/06/05 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/03/31

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.