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Executive Summary

Julius Bär Gruppe AG provides private banking products and services to private clients worldwide. More Details


PE ratio (15.4x) is below the Swiss market (21.6x)

Earnings are forecast to grow 7.66% per year

Pays a reliable dividend of 3.42%

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for BAER from our risk checks.

Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet established dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Julius Bär Gruppe's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




CH Capital Markets


CH Market

1 Year Return




CH Capital Markets


CH Market

Return vs Industry: BAER exceeded the Swiss Capital Markets industry which returned -4.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BAER exceeded the Swiss Market which returned -1.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day5.5%3.5%-1.8%
30 Day16.0%9.0%-1.6%
90 Day5.7%-1.2%-0.8%
1 Year2.4%0.5%-1.2%-4.1%2.3%-1.1%
3 Year-19.3%-25.4%-17.5%-25.0%15.8%3.7%
5 Year1.5%-10.8%-18.8%-33.8%31.8%9.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Julius Bär Gruppe's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Julius Bär Gruppe 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: BAER (CHF43.8) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CHF36.54)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BAER is poor value based on its PE Ratio (15.4x) compared to the CH Capital Markets industry average (15.1x).

PE vs Market: BAER is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.4x) compared to the Swiss market (21.6x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BAER is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BAER is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.5x) compared to the CH Capital Markets industry average (0.9x).

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Future Growth

How is Julius Bär Gruppe forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BAER's forecast earnings growth (7.7% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.2%).

Earnings vs Market: BAER's earnings (7.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Swiss market (12% per year).

High Growth Earnings: BAER's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: BAER's revenue (0.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Swiss market (4.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BAER's revenue (0.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: BAER's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.6%).

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Past Performance

How has Julius Bär Gruppe performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BAER has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: BAER's current net profit margins (17.3%) are lower than last year (19.3%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BAER's earnings have grown by 14.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BAER's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: BAER had negative earnings growth (-3.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Capital Markets industry average (13.8%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: BAER's Return on Equity (9.7%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Julius Bär Gruppe's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: BAER's Assets to Equity ratio (17.1x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: BAER has a low allowance for bad loans (63%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 76% of BAER's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: BAER has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (43%).

Low Risk Deposits: BAER's Loans to Deposits ratio (61%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: BAER has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.3%).

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What is Julius Bär Gruppe current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BAER's dividend (3.42%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (1.94%).

High Dividend: BAER's dividend (3.42%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (3.78%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: BAER's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (52.8%), BAER's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: BAER's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (69.1% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Philipp Rickenbacher (49 yo)





Mr. Philipp Rickenbacher serves as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board at Julius Bär Gruppe AG since September 1, 2019 and was its Head Intermediaries & Global Custody until August 31 ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Philipp's total compensation ($USD9.94M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Swiss market ($USD6.43M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Philipp's compensation with company performance.

Leadership Team

Philipp Rickenbacher
CEO & Member of Executive Board1.08yrsCHF9.00m0.011%
CHF 996.8k
Dieter Enkelmann
CFO & Member of Executive Board11yrsno data0.048%
CHF 4.5m
Christoph Hiestand
Group General Counsel & Member of Executive Board11yrsno data0.014%
CHF 1.3m
Nic Dreckmann
COO, Head of Intermediaries & Member of Executive Board3.75yrsno data0.014%
CHF 1.3m
Larissa Rubner
Chief Communications Officer & Member of Executive Board3.25yrsno data0.00056%
CHF 52.8k
Oliver Bartholet
Chief Risk Officer & Member of Executive Board2.58yrsno data0.0068%
CHF 639.7k
Kong Lee
Member of the Executive Board & Head of Asia Pacificno datano datano data
Yves Robert-Charrue
Head of Switzerland0.75yrno datano data
Yves Bonzon
Chief Investment Officer & Member of Executive Boardno datano datano data
Nicolas de Skowronski
Head of Wealth Management Solutions & Member of Executive Board0.75yrno datano data
Luigi Vignola
Head of Markets & Member of Executive Board1.75yrsno datano data
Thomas Falk
Member of Executive Board0.83yrno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: BAER's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).

Board Members

Claire Giraut
Independent Director10.5yrsCHF272.00k0.012%
CHF 1.1m
Charles Gerald Stonehill
Independent Vice Chairman of the Board3.75yrsCHF330.00k0.0099%
CHF 928.9k
Christian Meissner
Independent Director0.50yrno datano data
Raymond Baer
Honorary Chairman8.5yrsCHF5.00kno data
Gilbert Achermann
Independent Director8.5yrsCHF287.00k0.0077%
CHF 724.5k
Romeo Lacher
Independent Non-Executive Chairman1.5yrsCHF946.00kno data
Olga Zoutendijk
Independent Director1.5yrsCHF280.00kno data
Kathryn Shih
Independent Director0.083yrno datano data
Ivo Furrer
Independent Director3.5yrsCHF325.00k0.0030%
CHF 282.6k
Heinrich Baumann
Independent Director9.5yrsCHF320.00k0.010%
CHF 976.0k
Richard Campbell-Breeden
Independent Director2.5yrsCHF371.00k0.0024%
CHF 229.9k
Eunice Zehnder-Lai
Independent Director1.5yrsCHF238.00kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: BAER's board of directors are considered experienced (3 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

Julius Bär Gruppe AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Julius Bär Gruppe AG
  • Ticker: BAER
  • Exchange: SWX
  • Founded: 1890
  • Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Market Cap: CHF9.421b
  • Shares outstanding: 215.10m
  • Website: https://www.juliusbaer.com

Number of Employees


  • Julius Bär Gruppe AG
  • Bahnhofstrasse 36
  • Zurich
  • Zurich
  • 8010
  • Switzerland


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BAERSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesRegistered SharesCHCHFOct 2009
JGEDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesRegistered SharesDEEUROct 2009
JBAR.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesRegistered SharesUSUSDOct 2009
0QO6LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesRegistered SharesGBCHFOct 2009
BAER NBMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesRegistered SharesMXMXNOct 2009


Julius Bär Gruppe AG provides private banking products and services to private clients worldwide. Its wealth management solutions include discretionary mandates, investment advisory mandates, securities ex ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/24 21:35
End of Day Share Price2020/10/23 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.