Georg Fischer AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides piping systems, casting, and machining solutions worldwide.
Excellent balance sheet and good value.
Share Price & News
How has Georg Fischer's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: FI-N's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: FI-N underperformed the Swiss Machinery industry which returned -13.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FI-N underperformed the Swiss Market which returned -4.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Georg Fischer's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
6 days ago | Simply Wall StCould The Georg Fischer AG (VTX:FI-N) Ownership Structure Tell Us Something Useful?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StA Sliding Share Price Has Us Looking At Georg Fischer AG's (VTX:FI-N) P/E Ratio
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHere's What Analysts Are Forecasting For Georg Fischer AG After Its Annual Results
Is Georg Fischer 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: FI-N (CHF669) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CHF1310.23)
Significantly Below Fair Value: FI-N is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FI-N is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.8x) compared to the Machinery industry average (18x).
PE vs Market: FI-N is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.8x) compared to the Swiss market (16.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: FI-N is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FI-N is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2x) compared to the CH Machinery industry average (1.8x).
How is Georg Fischer forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: FI-N's forecast earnings growth (14.3% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.6%).
Earnings vs Market: FI-N's earnings (14.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Swiss market (8.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: FI-N's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: FI-N's revenue (1.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Swiss market (2.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FI-N's revenue (1.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: FI-N's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.9%).
How has Georg Fischer performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FI-N has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: FI-N's current net profit margins (4.6%) are lower than last year (6.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FI-N's earnings have grown by 6.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: FI-N's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: FI-N had negative earnings growth (-38.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Machinery industry average (0.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: FI-N's Return on Equity (12%) is considered low.
How is Georg Fischer's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FI-N's short term assets (CHF2.0B) exceed its short term liabilities (CHF1.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: FI-N's short term assets (CHF2.0B) exceed its long term liabilities (CHF894.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FI-N's debt to equity ratio (47.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: FI-N's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 66.6% to 47.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: FI-N's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (46.6%).
Interest Coverage: FI-N's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.3x coverage).
Inventory Level: FI-N has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: FI-N's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2.9x debt).
What is Georg Fischer's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: FI-N's dividend (3.74%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (2.11%).
High Dividend: FI-N's dividend (3.74%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (4.24%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, FI-N has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: FI-N's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (59.2%), FI-N's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: FI-N's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (41.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Andreas Müller (49yo)
Mr. Andreas Müller has been Chief Executive Officer, President and Head of Corporate Development at Georg Fischer AG since April 17, 2019. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Georg Fischer AG since Janua ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Andreas's total compensation ($USD2.09M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Swiss market ($USD1.94M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Andreas's compensation with company performance.
|Independent Chairman of the Board||8.17yrs||CHF589.00k||0.075% CHF2.0m|
|Independent Director||5yrs||CHF270.00k||0.030% CHF814.2k|
|Non-Executive Director||4yrs||CHF249.00k||0.014% CHF371.4k|
|Independent Vice Chairman||0.83yr||CHF181.00k||0.13% CHF3.6m|
|Independent Director||21.17yrs||CHF246.00k||0.083% CHF2.3m|
|Independent Director||15.17yrs||CHF274.00k||0.058% CHF1.6m|
|Independent Director||9yrs||CHF249.00k||0.033% CHF892.5k|
|Independent Director||8yrs||CHF284.00k||0.028% CHF773.4k|
|Independent Director||6.17yrs||CHF309.00k||0.021% CHF572.7k|
Experienced Board: FI-N'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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Georg Fischer AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Georg Fischer AG
- Ticker: FI-N
- Exchange: SWX
- Founded: 1802
- Industry: Industrial Machinery
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: CHF2.739b
- Shares outstanding: 4.09m
- Website: https://www.georgfischer.com
Number of Employees
- Georg Fischer AG
- Amsler-Laffon-Strasse 9
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|GFIN||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Registered Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|FI-N||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Registered Shares||CH||CHF||Jan 1992|
|0QP4||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Registered Shares||GB||CHF||Jan 1992|
Georg Fischer AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides piping systems, casting, and machining solutions worldwide. The company’s GF Piping Systems segment offers plastic and metal piping systems for the transportation of water, gas, and other liquids, as well as corresponding services for industry, utilities, and building services sectors. This segment provides fittings, valves, pipes, and automation and jointing technologies for various water cycle applications. Its GF Casting segment develops and manufactures light metal and iron cast components and systems for use in the automotive industry, aerospace and energy markets, and off-highway vehicles, as well as for various industrial applications. The company’s GF Machining Solutions segment provides machines, system solutions, and customer services for manufacturing molds, tools, and parts in the aerospace, information and communication technology, medical, and automotive industries. This segment offers milling, wire-cutting, and die-sinking electric discharge machines; spindles; and laser texturing, additive manufacturing, tooling, and automation services, as well as digitalization solutions and customer services. The company was founded in 1802 and is headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/31 00:00|
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