Givaudan SA, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells fragrance and flavor products to the food, beverage, consumer goods, and fragrance and cosmetics industries worldwide. More Details
Solid track record average dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Givaudan's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: GIVN is less volatile than 75% of Swiss stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: GIVN's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: GIVN underperformed the Swiss Chemicals industry which returned 24.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: GIVN exceeded the Swiss Market which returned -1.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Givaudan's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Givaudan 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: GIVN (CHF3541) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CHF2064.47)
Significantly Below Fair Value: GIVN is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: GIVN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (44.4x) compared to the CH Chemicals industry average (43.2x).
PE vs Market: GIVN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (44.4x) compared to the Swiss market (22.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: GIVN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: GIVN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (10.4x) compared to the CH Chemicals industry average (7.6x).
How is Givaudan forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 22 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: GIVN's forecast earnings growth (9.8% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.2%).
Earnings vs Market: GIVN's earnings (9.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Swiss market (13.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: GIVN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: GIVN's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Swiss market (4.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: GIVN's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: GIVN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (23.6%)
How has Givaudan performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: GIVN has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: GIVN's current net profit margins (11.6%) are higher than last year (11.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: GIVN's earnings have grown by 2.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: GIVN's earnings growth over the past year (9.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (2.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: GIVN earnings growth over the past year (9.3%) exceeded the Chemicals industry 0.8%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst GIVN's Return on Equity (23.24%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Givaudan's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: GIVN's short term assets (CHF3.5B) exceed its short term liabilities (CHF2.4B).
Long Term Liabilities: GIVN's short term assets (CHF3.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities (CHF5.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: GIVN's debt to equity ratio (146.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: GIVN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 41.7% to 146.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: GIVN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (26.4%).
Interest Coverage: GIVN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (14.4x coverage).
What is Givaudan current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: GIVN's dividend (1.75%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (1.94%).
High Dividend: GIVN's dividend (1.75%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (3.77%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: GIVN's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: GIVN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (77.8%), GIVN's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: GIVN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (66.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Gilles Andrier (59 yo)
Mr. Gilles Andrier has been the Chief Executive Officer of Givaudan SA since March 2005. Mr. Andrier served as the Head of global Fine Fragrance business of Givaudan AG since 2003. Mr. Andrier joined Givau...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Gilles's total compensation ($USD7.07M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Swiss market ($USD6.06M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Gilles's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chief Executive Officer||15.75yrs||CHF6.30m||0.034% |
|Chief Financial Officer||3.92yrs||no data||0.0036% |
|Head of Media and Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Global Human Resources & EHS||5.33yrs||no data||0.0049% |
|Head of Corporate Internal Audit||12.67yrs||no data||no data|
|President of Fragrance & Beauty||5.92yrs||no data||0.0069% |
|Head of Global Procurement & Sustainability||5.33yrs||no data||0.0038% |
|Head of Givaudan Business Solutions||4.33yrs||no data||0.0014% |
|Head of Global Information Management & Technology||4.42yrs||no data||no data|
|President of Taste & Wellbeing||2.67yrs||no data||0.0030% |
|Head of Sustainability||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Environmental Sustainability||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: GIVN's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.3 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||9.92yrs||CHF269.25k||0.0073% |
|Independent Vice Chairman||3.42yrs||CHF309.25k||0.014% |
|Non-Executive Director||5.92yrs||CHF309.25k||0.012% |
|Independent Chairman||3.75yrs||CHF1.04m||0.0032% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||4.92yrs||CHF294.25k||0.00092% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||11.92yrs||CHF299.25k||0.0096% |
|Non-Executive Director||0.25yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||5.92yrs||CHF294.25k||0.0022% |
Experienced Board: GIVN's board of directors are considered experienced (5.4 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Givaudan SA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Givaudan SA
- Ticker: GIVN
- Exchange: SWX
- Founded: 1796
- Industry: Specialty Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: CHF32.772b
- Shares outstanding: 9.23m
- Website: https://www.givaudan.com
Number of Employees
- Givaudan SA
- Chemin de la Parfumerie 5
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|GVDB.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Registered Shares||US||USD||Jun 2000|
|GIVN||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Registered Shares||CH||CHF||Jun 2000|
|GIN||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Registered Shares||DE||EUR||Jun 2000|
|0QPS||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Registered Shares||GB||CHF||Jun 2000|
|GIVN N||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Registered Shares||MX||MXN||Jun 2000|
|GVDN.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||ADR EACH 50 REPR 1 ORD||US||USD||Jun 2008|
|GIN1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||ADR EACH 50 REPR 1 ORD||DE||EUR||Jun 2008|
Givaudan SA, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells fragrance and flavor products to the food, beverage, consumer goods, and fragrance and cosmetics industries worldwide. The company operat...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/12/04 18:09|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/12/04 00:00|
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