VACN Stock Overview
VAT Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and supplies vacuum valves in Switzerland, rest of Europe, the United States, Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, rest of Asia, and internationally.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||CHF246.00|
|52 Week High||CHF496.60|
|52 Week Low||CHF225.20|
|1 Month Change||-11.51%|
|3 Month Change||-31.86%|
|1 Year Change||-19.61%|
|3 Year Change||98.79%|
|5 Year Change||105.51%|
|Change since IPO||423.40%|
Recent News & Updates
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|VACN||CH Machinery||CH Market|
Return vs Industry: VACN exceeded the Swiss Machinery industry which returned -31.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VACN underperformed the Swiss Market which returned -12.4% over the past year.
|VACN Average Weekly Movement||5.8%|
|Machinery Industry Average Movement||5.1%|
|Market Average Movement||4.6%|
|10% most volatile stocks in CH Market||7.6%|
|10% least volatile stocks in CH Market||2.4%|
Stable Share Price: VACN is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Swiss stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: VACN's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
VAT Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and supplies vacuum valves in Switzerland, rest of Europe, the United States, Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, rest of Asia, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Valves and Global Service. The Valves segment offers vacuum valves for the semiconductor, displays, photovoltaics, and vacuum coating industries, as well as for the industrial and research sectors.
VAT Group Fundamentals Summary
|VACN fundamental statistics|
Is VACN overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|VACN income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||CHF351.19m|
Last Reported Earnings
Dec 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Aug 04, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||7.25|
|Net Profit Margin||24.13%|
How did VACN perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.2%Current Dividend Yield
Is VACN undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
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Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is VACN's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does VACN's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|VACN PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
SFSN SFS Group
GF Georg Fischer
SCHN Schindler Holding
DAE Dätwyler Holding
VACN VAT Group
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: VACN is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (33.9x) compared to the peer average (21.8x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does VACN's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the CH Machinery Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: VACN is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (33.9x) compared to the Swiss Machinery industry average (17.5x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is VACN's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||33.9x|
|Fair PE Ratio||31.6x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: VACN is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (33.9x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (31.6x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of VACN when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: VACN (CHF246) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CHF376.77)
Significantly Below Fair Value: VACN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: VACN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.8x)
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How is VAT Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
Future Growth Score4/6
Future Growth Score 4/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: VACN's forecast earnings growth (12.2% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.3%).
Earnings vs Market: VACN's earnings (12.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Swiss market (6.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: VACN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: VACN's revenue (11.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Swiss market (4.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: VACN's revenue (11.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: VACN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (35.9%)
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How has VAT Group performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score6/6
Past Performance Score 6/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VACN has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: VACN's current net profit margins (24.1%) are higher than last year (18.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VACN's earnings have grown by 12.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: VACN's earnings growth over the past year (70%) exceeds its 5-year average (12.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: VACN earnings growth over the past year (70%) exceeded the Machinery industry 53.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: VACN's Return on Equity (34.3%) is considered high.
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How is VAT Group's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VACN's short term assets (CHF413.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (CHF159.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: VACN's short term assets (CHF413.7M) exceed its long term liabilities (CHF271.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VACN's net debt to equity ratio (11.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: VACN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 38.6% to 31.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: VACN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (120.1%).
Interest Coverage: VACN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (76.1x coverage).
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What is VAT Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 3/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: VACN's dividend (2.24%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (1.99%).
High Dividend: VACN's dividend (2.24%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (4.14%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, VACN has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: VACN's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: At its current payout ratio (75.9%), VACN's payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: At its current cash payout ratio (83.8%), VACN's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mike Allison (59 yo)
Mr. Michael Allison, also known as Mike, was Interim Chief Operating Officer at VAT Group AG from July 31, 2019 to October 01, 2020. Mr. Allison has been Chief Executive Officer of VAT Group AG since March...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD1.55M) is below average for companies of similar size in the Swiss market ($USD2.28M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: VACN's management team is considered experienced (2.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: VACN's board of directors are considered experienced (5.1 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.
VAT Group AG's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: VAT Group AG
- Ticker: VACN
- Exchange: SWX
- Founded: 1965
- Industry: Industrial Machinery
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Implied Market Cap: CHF7.376b
- Shares outstanding: 29.99m
- Website: https://www.vatvalve.com
Number of Employees
- VAT Group AG
- Seelistrasse 1
- St. Gallen
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/06/27 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/06/27 00:00|
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.