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Executive Summary

Villars Holding S.A. engages in the retail, catering, and real estate businesses in Switzerland.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: VILN has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




CH Consumer Retailing


CH Market

1 Year Return




CH Consumer Retailing


CH Market

Return vs Industry: VILN underperformed the Swiss Consumer Retailing industry which returned 0.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VILN underperformed the Swiss Market which returned 3.6% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0%1.8%1.4%
30 Day-1.3%3.2%5.4%
90 Day-6.3%1.4%1.0%
1 Year-3.2%-3.2%4.0%0.8%7.0%3.6%
3 Year8.8%3.4%3.3%-6.8%20.3%8.0%
5 Year51.1%40.2%4.8%-11.2%30.8%9.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Villars Holding 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: VILN (CHF750) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CHF322.12)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: VILN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (29.1x) compared to the Consumer Retailing industry average (19.7x).

PE vs Market: VILN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (29.1x) compared to the Swiss market (19.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate VILN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: VILN is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the XE Consumer Retailing industry average (1.6x).

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Future Growth

How is Villars Holding forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Consumer Retailing industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Villars Holding has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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Past Performance

How has Villars Holding performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: VILN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: VILN's current net profit margins (2.9%) are higher than last year (1.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VILN's earnings have grown by 4.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: VILN's earnings growth over the past year (98.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (4.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: VILN earnings growth over the past year (98.2%) exceeded the Consumer Retailing industry 2.7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: VILN's Return on Equity (3%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Villars Holding's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VILN's short term assets (CHF42.2M) exceed its short term liabilities (CHF8.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: VILN's short term assets (CHF42.2M) exceed its long term liabilities (CHF13.8M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: VILN's debt to equity ratio (13.2%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: VILN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 19.4% to 13.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: VILN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (29.8%).

Interest Coverage: VILN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (14.2x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: VILN's dividend (1.07%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (1.94%).

High Dividend: VILN's dividend (1.07%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (3.83%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (31%), VILN's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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


Average board tenure


Jacques Stephan (71yo)

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Mr. Jacques Stephan served as a Managing Director at Villars Holding SA. 

Board Members

Jacques Stephan
MD & Directorno dataCHF10.84kno data
Nicolas Rouge
Vice Chairman9.42yrsCHF14.22kno data
Andreas Giesbrecht
Chairman8.42yrsCHF112.56kno data
Pascal Blanquet
Non Executive Director9.42yrsCHF12.71kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: VILN's board of directors are considered experienced (9.4 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

Villars Holding S.A.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Villars Holding S.A.
  • Ticker: VILN
  • Exchange: SWX
  • Founded: 1970
  • Industry: Food Retail
  • Sector: Consumer Retailing
  • Market Cap: CHF78.300m
  • Shares outstanding: 104.40k
  • Website: https://www.villarsholding.ch

Number of Employees


  • Villars Holding S.A.
  • Route Jo-Siffert 4
  • Givisiez
  • Fribourg
  • 1762
  • Switzerland


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
VILNSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesRegistered SharesCHCHFDec 1992
0QLJLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesRegistered SharesGBCHFDec 1992


Villars Holding S.A. engages in the retail, catering, and real estate businesses in Switzerland. It operates coffee bars and restaurants under the Pause-Café and Xpresso-Café brands. The company also operates Le Sous-Sol, a café, bar, and restaurant; and Le Centre, a bar and restaurant. In addition, it operates bakeries under the Suard name; and petrol stations with convenience shops and kiosks under the Restoshop name. Further, the company is involved in the management of commercial buildings, apartments, and parking spaces. Villars Holding S.A. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Givisiez, Switzerland. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/04 20:48
End of Day Share Price2020/06/04 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.