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Varia US Properties SWX:VARN Stock Report

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22 May, 2022


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VARN fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health1/6

VARN Stock Overview

Varia US Properties AG, a real estate investment company, acquires, holds, and sells properties in the United States.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Varia US Properties
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceCHF50.80
52 Week HighCHF58.00
52 Week LowCHF37.50
1 Month Change-5.93%
3 Month Change0.79%
1 Year Change34.39%
3 Year Change36.93%
5 Year Change21.39%
Change since IPO45.14%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

VARNCH Real EstateCH Market

Return vs Industry: VARN exceeded the Swiss Real Estate industry which returned 2.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VARN exceeded the Swiss Market which returned -2.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is VARN's price volatile compared to industry and market?
VARN volatility
VARN Average Weekly Movement3.7%
Real Estate Industry Average Movement2.9%
Market Average Movement4.9%
10% most volatile stocks in CH Market8.9%
10% least volatile stocks in CH Market2.5%

Stable Share Price: VARN is less volatile than 75% of Swiss stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: VARN's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

2015n/aPatrick Richard

Varia US Properties AG, a real estate investment company, acquires, holds, and sells properties in the United States. The company invests in low-moderate income and workforce multifamily housing properties. Varia US Properties AG was founded in 2015 and is based in Zug, Switzerland.

Varia US Properties Fundamentals Summary

How do Varia US Properties's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
VARN fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$527.29m
Earnings (TTM)US$156.01m
Revenue (TTM)US$120.99m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
VARN income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$56.48m
Gross ProfitUS$64.50m
Other Expenses-US$91.51m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Aug 29, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)15.41
Gross Margin53.31%
Net Profit Margin128.95%
Debt/Equity Ratio170.0%

How did VARN perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Varia US Properties undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 4/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: VARN (CHF50.8) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CHF116.82)

Significantly Below Fair Value: VARN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: VARN is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.4x) compared to the Swiss Real Estate industry average (12.6x).

PE vs Market: VARN is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.4x) compared to the Swiss market (17.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: VARN's PB Ratio (1x) is in line with the CH Real Estate industry average.

Future Growth

How is Varia US Properties forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 1/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual revenue growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if VARN's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (-0.3%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if VARN's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the Swiss market

High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: VARN's revenue (12% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Swiss market (4.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: VARN's revenue (12% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: VARN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.1%).

Past Performance

How has Varia US Properties performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 4/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: VARN has a large one-off gain of $196.2M impacting its December 31 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: VARN's current net profit margins are higher than last year (32.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VARN's earnings have grown significantly by 41.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: VARN's earnings growth over the past year (339.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (41.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: VARN earnings growth over the past year (339.3%) exceeded the Real Estate industry 61.3%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst VARN's Return on Equity (30.33%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

Financial Health

How is Varia US Properties's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 1/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VARN's short term assets ($86.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($41.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: VARN's short term assets ($86.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($949.1M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: VARN's net debt to equity ratio (154.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: VARN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 90.4% to 170% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: VARN's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (5%).

Interest Coverage: VARN's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.7x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Varia US Properties's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 4/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: VARN's dividend (4.78%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (1.87%).

High Dividend: VARN's dividend (4.78%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (3.91%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: VARN has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: VARN's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (17.8%), VARN's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (57.2%), VARN'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


Patrick Richard (50 yo)

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Mr. Patrick Richard Founded Stoneweg US LLC, an asset manager of Varia US Properties AG and serves as its member of the Board of Directors since 2016 and also serves as its Chief Executive Officer since 20...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: VARN's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Experienced Board: VARN's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 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

Varia US Properties AG's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Varia US Properties AG
  • Ticker: VARN
  • Exchange: SWX
  • Founded: 2015
  • Industry: Real Estate Operating Companies
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Implied Market Cap: CHF514.402m
  • Shares outstanding: 10.13m
  • Website:


  • Varia US Properties AG
  • Gubelstrasse 19
  • Zug
  • Zug
  • 6300
  • Switzerland


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/22 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/20 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.