Nestlé S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food and beverage company.
Solid track record established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Nestlé's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: NESN has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: NESN matched the Swiss Food industry which returned 20% over the past year.
Return vs Market: NESN exceeded the Swiss Market which returned 16.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Nestlé's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StHere's What Analysts Are Forecasting For Nestlé S.A. After Its Yearly Results
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Is Nestlé 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: NESN (CHF109.02) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CHF122.19)
Significantly Below Fair Value: NESN is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: NESN is good value based on its PE Ratio (25.3x) compared to the Food industry average (27.5x).
PE vs Market: NESN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.3x) compared to the Swiss market (21.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: NESN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (10.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: NESN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6x) compared to the CH Food industry average (3x).
How is Nestlé forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 20 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: NESN's forecast earnings growth (2.5% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.6%).
Earnings vs Market: NESN's earnings (2.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Swiss market (10.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: NESN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: NESN's revenue (2.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Swiss market (3.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: NESN's revenue (2.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: NESN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (30.9%)
How has Nestlé performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: NESN has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: NESN's current net profit margins (13.6%) are higher than last year (11%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: NESN's earnings have declined by -5.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: NESN's earnings growth over the past year (24.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (-5.5% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: NESN earnings growth over the past year (24.4%) exceeded the Food industry 5.8%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: NESN's Return on Equity (24.4%) is considered high.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Nestlé's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: NESN's short term assets (CHF35.7B) do not cover its short term liabilities (CHF41.6B).
Long Term Liabilities: NESN's short term assets (CHF35.7B) exceed its long term liabilities (CHF33.5B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: NESN's debt to equity ratio (64.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: NESN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 29.9% to 64.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: NESN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (46.5%).
Interest Coverage: NESN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (18.4x coverage).
Inventory Level: NESN has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: NESN's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1x debt).
What is Nestlé's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
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Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: NESN's dividend (2.48%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (1.74%).
High Dividend: NESN's dividend (2.48%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (3.38%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: NESN's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: NESN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (62.7%), NESN's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: NESN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (58.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mark Schneider (54yo)
Dr. Ulf Mark Schneider, also known as Mark, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé S.A. since January 1, 2017 and has been its Director since April 6, 2017. He serves as Member of Executive Board a ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD9.68M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Swiss market ($USD4.35M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|CEO, Member of Executive Board & Director||3.1yrs||CHF9.47m||0.010% CHF32.8m|
|Executive VP||4.6yrs||no data||0.0022% CHF6.8m|
|Executive VP||9.1yrs||no data||0.0039% CHF12.1m|
|Executive VP||0yrs||no data||0.0018% CHF5.5m|
|Executive VP||8.8yrs||no data||0.0075% CHF23.4m|
|Executive VP||6.2yrs||no data||0.0021% CHF6.5m|
|Member of Executive Board||0yrs||no data||0.00041% CHF1.3m|
|Executive VP||4.3yrs||no data||0.00083% CHF2.6m|
|Executive VP||0yrs||no data||0.00021% CHF659.4k|
|Executive VP||0yrs||no data||0.00041% CHF1.3m|
Experienced Management: NESN's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.4 years average tenure).
|CEO, Member of Executive Board & Director||3.1yrs||CHF9.47m||0.010% CHF32.8m|
|Vice Chairman & Lead Independent Director||1.8yrs||CHF714.69k||0.00096% CHF3.0m|
|Chairman Emeritus||2.8yrs||CHF407.05k||no data|
|Honorary Chairman||19.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Non-Executive Director||6.8yrs||CHF449.30k||0.00063% CHF2.0m|
|Non-Executive Director||5.1yrs||CHF622.75k||0.0011% CHF3.3m|
|Non-Executive Director||11.8yrs||CHF622.75k||0.0017% CHF5.3m|
|Chairman of the Board||2.8yrs||CHF3.49m||0.049% CHF155.0m|
|Non-Executive Director||8.8yrs||CHF361.95k||0.00073% CHF2.3m|
|Chairman & MD of Nestle India||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: NESN'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.
Nestlé S.A.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Nestlé S.A.
- Ticker: NESN
- Exchange: SWX
- Founded: 1866
- Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Market Cap: CHF313.983b
- Shares outstanding: 2.88b
- Website: https://www.nestle.com
Number of Employees
- Nestlé S.A.
- Avenue Nestlé 55
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|NSRG.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Registered Shares||US||USD||Jan 1975|
|NESN||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Registered Shares||CH||CHF||Jan 1975|
|0QR4||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Registered Shares||GB||CHF||Jan 1975|
|NESR||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Registered Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1975|
|NESR||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Registered Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1975|
|NESN N||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Registered Shares||MX||MXN||Jan 1975|
|NESN||SEP (The Stock Exchange Prague Co. Ltd.)||Yes||Registered Shares||CZ||CZK||Jan 1975|
|NSRG.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||SPONSORED ADR||US||USD||Mar 1990|
|NESM||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||SPONSORED ADR||DE||EUR||Mar 1990|
|NESM||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||SPONSORED ADR||DE||EUR||Mar 1990|
|NESNE||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||CHF0.10 (2ND BUYBACK LINE)||CH||CHF||Jul 2017|
|0RR6||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||CHF0.10 (2ND BUYBACK LINE)||GB||CHF||Jul 2017|
Nestlé S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food and beverage company. The company operates through Zone Europe, Middle East and North Africa; Zone Americas; Zone Asia, Oceania and sub-Saharan Africa; and Nestlé Waters segments. It offers baby foods under the Cerelac, Gerber, and NaturNes brands; bottled water under the Nestlé Pure Life, Perrier, Poland Spring, and S.Pellegrino brands; cereals under the Fitness, Nesquik, cheerios, and Lion Cereals brands; and chocolate and confectionery products under the KitKat, Nestle L’atelier, Nestle Toll House, Milkybar, Smarties, Quality Street, Aero, Garoto, Orion, and Cailler brands. The company also provides coffee products under the Nescafé original, Nespresso, Nescafé Dolce Gusto, Nescafé, Nescafé Original 3 in 1, Coffee-Mate, Nescafé Gold, and Nescafé Cappuccino brands; culinary, chilled, and frozen foods under the Maggi, Hot Pockets, Stouffer's, Thomy, Jacks, TombStone, Buitoni, DiGiorno, and Lean Cuisine brands; dairy products under the Carnation, Nido, Coffee-Mate, and La Laitière brands; and drinks under the Nesquik, Nestea, and Milo brands. In addition, it offers food service products under the Milo, Nescafé, Maggi, Chef, Nestea, Stouffer's, Chef-Mate, Sjora, Minor’s, and Lean Cuisine brand names; healthcare nutrition products under the Boost, Peptamen, Resource, and Nutren Junior brands; ice cream products under the Dreyer’s, Mövenpick, Häagen-Dazs, Nestlé Ice Cream, and Extrême brands; and pet care products under the Purina, ONE, Alpo, Felix, Pro Plan, Cat Chow, Fancy Feast, Chef Michael’s, Bakers, Friskies, Dog Chow, Beneful, and Gourmet brands. Further, it provides Starbucks Creamers. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/22 20:58|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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