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Datacolor

SWX:DCN
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with acceptable track record.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
DCN
SWX
CHF102M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. CH
  3. Tech
Company description

Datacolor AG, through its subsidiaries, provides solutions for color measurement, management, communication, and calibration in Europe, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. The last earnings update was 156 days ago. More info.


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DCN Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-6.7%
SWX:DCN
1.5%
CH Electronic
0.3%
CH Market
1 Year Returns
-25.9%
SWX:DCN
-10.3%
CH Electronic
2.8%
CH Market
DCN Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Datacolor (DCN) -6.7% -8.7% -14.9% -25.9% 10.5% 29.2%
CH Electronic 1.5% 6.5% 11.6% -10.3% 43.5% 60.5%
CH Market 0.3% -0.4% 6.1% 2.8% 11.5% 11.8%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • DCN underperformed the Electronic industry which returned -10.3% over the past year.
  • DCN underperformed the Market in Switzerland which returned 2.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility
DCN
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Datacolor undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Datacolor to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Datacolor.

SWX:DCN Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9.5%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year CH Government Bond Rate 3.3%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for SWX:DCN
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year CH Govt Bond Rate 3.3%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Electronic Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.07
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.067 (1 + (1- 18%) (0%))
1.045
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.04
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 3.28% + (1.045 * 5.96%)
9.5%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for SWX:DCN using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Datacolor is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

SWX:DCN DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 9.5%)
2019 3.27 Est @ -24.45% 2.99
2020 2.74 Est @ -16.13% 2.29
2021 2.46 Est @ -10.31% 1.87
2022 2.31 Est @ -6.23% 1.61
2023 2.23 Est @ -3.38% 1.42
2024 2.20 Est @ -1.38% 1.28
2025 2.20 Est @ 0.01% 1.16
2026 2.22 Est @ 0.99% 1.07
2027 2.26 Est @ 1.68% 1.00
2028 2.31 Est @ 2.16% 0.93
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $15.62
SWX:DCN DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $2.31 × (1 + 3.28%) ÷ (9.5% – 3.28%)
$38.26
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $38.26 ÷ (1 + 9.5%)10
$15.43
SWX:DCN Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $15.62 + $15.43
$31.05
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $31.05 / 0.16
$191.46
SWX:DCN Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Exchange Rate USD/CHF
(Reporting currency to currency of SWX:DCN)
1.014
Value per Share
(CHF)
= Value per Share in USD x Exchange Rate (USD/CHF)
= $191.46 x 1.014
CHF194.14
Value per share (CHF) From above. CHF194.14
Current discount Discount to share price of CHF630.00
= -1 x (CHF630.00 - CHF194.14) / CHF194.14
-224.5%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Datacolor is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Datacolor's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Datacolor's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
SWX:DCN PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-09-30) in USD $25.29
SWX:DCN Share Price ** SWX (2019-04-18) in CHF CHF630
SWX:DCN Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (CHF/ USD) 0.986 $621.3
Switzerland Electronic Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 9 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 20.06x
Switzerland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 174 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.43x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Datacolor.

SWX:DCN PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= SWX:DCN Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 621.3 ÷ 25.29

24.57x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Datacolor is overvalued based on earnings compared to the CH Electronic industry average.
  • Datacolor is overvalued based on earnings compared to the Switzerland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Datacolor's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
SWX:DCN PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 24.57x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts
15.9%per year
Switzerland Electronic Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 8 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 1.72x
Switzerland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 121 Publicly-Listed Companies 2.22x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

SWX:DCN PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 24.57x ÷ 15.9%

1.54x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Datacolor is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Datacolor's assets?
Raw Data
SWX:DCN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-09-30) in USD $271.79
SWX:DCN Share Price * SWX (2019-04-18) in CHF CHF630
SWX:DCN Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (CHF/ USD) 0.986 $621.3
Switzerland Electronic Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 11 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 2.58x
Switzerland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 210 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.69x
SWX:DCN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= SWX:DCN Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 621.3 ÷ 271.79

2.29x

* Primary Listing of Datacolor.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Datacolor is good value based on assets compared to the CH Electronic industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Datacolor's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Electronic industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Electronic industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Datacolor has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Datacolor expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
15.9%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Datacolor expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Datacolor's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 3.3%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Datacolor's earnings growth is expected to exceed the Switzerland market average.
  • Datacolor's revenue growth is positive but not above the Switzerland market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
SWX:DCN Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
SWX:DCN Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts 15.9%
SWX:DCN Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 1 Analysts 3.4%
Switzerland Electronic Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 17.1%
Switzerland Electronic Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.5%
Switzerland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 9.4%
Switzerland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.4%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
SWX:DCN Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
SWX:DCN Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-09-30 89 7 1
2020-09-30 85 6 1
2019-09-30 81 5 1
SWX:DCN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-09-30 81 6 4
2018-06-30 80 7 5
2018-03-31 79 8 6
2017-12-31 76 8 6
2017-09-30 73 9 7
2017-06-30 72 10 7
2017-03-31 71 11 7
2016-12-31 70 11 6
2016-09-30 69 11 6
2016-06-30 68 10 5
2016-03-31 66 9 4
2015-12-31 66 6 4

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Datacolor's earnings are expected to grow by 15.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Datacolor's revenue is expected to grow by 3.4% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
SWX:DCN Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Datacolor Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

SWX:DCN Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-09-30 41.18 41.18 41.18 1.00
2020-09-30 38.10 38.10 38.10 1.00
2019-09-30 31.96 31.96 31.96 1.00
SWX:DCN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-09-30 25.29
2018-06-30 30.63
2018-03-31 36.01
2017-12-31 39.38
2017-09-30 42.78
2017-06-30 42.85
2017-03-31 42.91
2016-12-31 40.61
2016-09-30 38.30
2016-06-30 32.67
2016-03-31 27.02
2015-12-31 23.62

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Datacolor will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Datacolor's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Switzerland market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Switzerland market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Datacolor has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Datacolor performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Datacolor's growth in the last year to its industry (Electronic).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Datacolor's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years, however the most recent earnings are below average.
  • Datacolor's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Datacolor's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the CH Electronic industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Datacolor's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Datacolor Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

SWX:DCN Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-09-30 81.13 4.09 39.05 7.70
2018-06-30 80.00 4.94 38.25 7.76
2018-03-31 78.88 5.79 37.44 7.82
2017-12-31 75.84 6.30 36.04 7.81
2017-09-30 72.81 6.81 34.64 7.80
2017-06-30 71.66 6.80 33.74 7.56
2017-03-31 70.51 6.78 32.84 7.33
2016-12-31 69.93 6.41 32.61 6.91
2016-09-30 69.34 6.03 32.38 6.50
2016-06-30 67.74 5.13 32.07 6.33
2016-03-31 66.13 4.23 31.76 6.16
2015-12-31 66.46 3.69 32.30 6.41
2015-09-30 66.79 3.16 32.84 6.66
2015-06-30 68.74 3.31 34.23 6.94
2015-03-31 70.70 3.46 35.61 7.23
2014-12-31 70.34 3.78 35.21 7.03
2014-09-30 69.99 4.10 34.81 6.83
2014-06-30 67.24 4.08 32.80 6.60
2014-03-31 64.50 4.06 30.80 6.38
2013-12-31 62.85 4.30 29.71 6.26
2013-09-30 61.21 4.54 28.63 6.13
2013-06-30 59.57 4.76 27.57 5.93
2013-03-31 57.94 4.98 26.51 5.73
2012-12-31 56.92 4.60 25.99 5.76
2012-09-30 55.91 4.22 25.46 5.79
2012-06-30 55.69 3.95 25.23 6.04

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Datacolor has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Datacolor used its assets more efficiently than the CH Electronic industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Datacolor has improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Datacolor's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Electronic industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Datacolor has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Datacolor's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Datacolor's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Datacolor is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Datacolor's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Datacolor's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Datacolor has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Datacolor Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago.

SWX:DCN Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-09-30 44.08 0.00 40.61
2018-06-30 44.08 0.00 40.61
2018-03-31 43.48 0.00 39.71
2017-12-31 43.48 0.00 39.71
2017-09-30 42.21 0.00 38.19
2017-06-30 42.21 0.00 38.19
2017-03-31 38.35 0.00 33.51
2016-12-31 38.35 0.00 33.51
2016-09-30 37.92 0.00 32.62
2016-06-30 37.92 0.00 32.62
2016-03-31 34.78 0.00 25.98
2015-12-31 34.78 0.00 25.98
2015-09-30 35.16 0.00 25.83
2015-06-30 35.16 0.00 25.83
2015-03-31 33.66 0.00 22.46
2014-12-31 33.66 0.00 22.46
2014-09-30 35.55 0.00 28.51
2014-06-30 35.55 0.00 28.51
2014-03-31 34.66 0.00 27.57
2013-12-31 34.66 0.00 27.57
2013-09-30 34.54 0.00 27.40
2013-06-30 34.54 0.00 27.40
2013-03-31 32.08 0.00 25.66
2012-12-31 32.08 0.00 25.66
2012-09-30 31.58 0.00 24.41
2012-06-30 31.58 0.00 24.41
  • Datacolor has no debt.
  • Datacolor has not taken on any debt in the past 5 years.
  • Datacolor has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
  • Datacolor has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Datacolor's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Datacolor has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
2.38%
Current annual income from Datacolor dividends. Estimated to be 2.56% next year.
If you bought CHF2,000 of Datacolor shares you are expected to receive CHF48 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Datacolor's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in Switzerland (1.92%).
  • Datacolor's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in Switzerland (3.54%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
SWX:DCN Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Switzerland Electronic Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 9 Stocks 2.8%
Switzerland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 167 Stocks 3.1%
Switzerland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.3%
Switzerland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.9%
Switzerland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.5%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

SWX:DCN Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-09-30 16.93 1.00
2020-09-30 15.93 1.00
2019-09-30 14.94 1.00
SWX:DCN Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2018-11-13 14.793 2.087
2017-11-15 14.875 1.783
2016-11-15 12.600 1.821
2015-11-13 10.673 1.944
2014-11-14 10.799 1.877
2013-11-15 11.342 2.208
2013-10-15 11.923 2.515
2012-11-28 11.232 2.632
2011-11-17 10.060 2.579
2011-10-17 10.883 2.515
2010-11-17 11.956 2.899
2009-12-01 2.582 0.990
2009-04-20 25.641 11.800

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  • Dividends per share have been volatile in the past 10 years (annual drop of over 20%).
  • Dividends per share have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Datacolor's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are covered by earnings (1.6x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Datacolor's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.3%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Datacolor afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Datacolor has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Datacolor's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Albert Busch
COMPENSATION $938,000
AGE 51
TENURE AS CEO 10.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Albert Busch, BS,MS serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Datacolor, Inc. Mr. Busch has been the Chief Executive Officer for Datacolor AG since January 2009. He joined Datacolor in February 2008. From 1991 to 2008, Mr. Busch served in various management roles at NV Bekaert SA. He holds BS / MS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Industrial Management.

CEO Compensation
  • Albert's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
  • Albert's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Switzerland.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Datacolor management team in years:

3.5
Average Tenure
54.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Datacolor management team is about average.
Management Team

Albert Busch

TITLE
Chief Executive Officer
COMPENSATION
$938K
AGE
51
TENURE
10.3 yrs

Philipp Hediger

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
AGE
43
TENURE
0.4 yrs

Tae Park

TITLE
Vice President of R&D and Operations
AGE
55

Patrice Jaunasse

TITLE
Vice President of Sales & Support
AGE
54
TENURE
5.5 yrs

Diane Geisler

TITLE
Vice President of Marketing
AGE
45
TENURE
2.5 yrs

Nimi Meschke

TITLE
Vice President of Human Resources
AGE
44
TENURE
3.5 yrs

Rolf Nüesch

TITLE
Head of Finance
AGE
58

Steve Shaw

TITLE
Head of Business Unit Textile Solutions - Color Division
AGE
60

Andreas Gerichhausen

TITLE
Head of Technology - Beverages Division
AGE
57

Alex Eigenmann

TITLE
Head of Sales Region 2 & International Beers - Beverages Division
AGE
66
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Datacolor board of directors in years:

11.3
Average Tenure
61
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Datacolor board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Werner Dubach

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$551K
AGE
75
TENURE
38.3 yrs

Jvo Grundler

TITLE
Deputy Chairman
COMPENSATION
$67K
AGE
52
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Hans Wehrli

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$57K
AGE
66
TENURE
18.3 yrs

Fritz Gantert

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$57K
AGE
60
TENURE
15.3 yrs

Anne Dubach

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$57K
AGE
62
TENURE
7.3 yrs

Thomas Studhalter

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$57K
AGE
49
TENURE
3.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (CHF) Value (CHF)
X
Management checks
We assess Datacolor's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Datacolor has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

Is Datacolor AG's (VTX:DCN) Growth Strong Enough To Justify Its April Share Price?

Datacolor AG (VTX:DCN) closed yesterday at CHF675, which left some investors asking whether the high earnings potential can still be justified at this price. … Let’s look into this by assessing DCN's expected growth over the next few years. … Datacolor is poised for extremely high earnings growth in the near future

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Datacolor (VTX:DCN) Shareholders Booked A 41% Gain In The Last Five Years

For example, the Datacolor AG (VTX:DCN) share price is up 41% in the last 5 years, clearly besting than the market return of around 13% (ignoring dividends). … Datacolor's earnings per share are down 2.9% per year, despite strong share price performance over five years. … By glancing at these numbers, we'd posit that the decline in earnings per share is not representative of how the business has changed over the years.

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What Kind Of Shareholder Appears On The Datacolor AG's (VTX:DCN) Shareholder Register?

Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. … Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. … Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it's seems that.

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What Are Analysts Saying About Datacolor AG's (VTX:DCN) Growth?

In September 2018, Datacolor AG (VTX:DCN) announced its earnings update. … analyst consensus outlook appear cautiously optimistic, … as a 27% increase in profits is expected in the upcoming year,

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What You Must Know About Datacolor AG's (VTX:DCN) Financial Strength

However, it also faces higher cost of capital given interest cost is generally lower than equity. … Does DCN's growth rate justify its decision for financial flexibility over lower cost of capital … Debt capital generally has lower cost of capital compared to equity funding.

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Will Datacolor AG's (VTX:DCN) Earnings Grow In The Next Couple Of Years?

Want to participate in a short research study? … Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! … Datacolor AG's (VTX:DCN) latest earnings announcement in September 2018

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Does Datacolor AG's (VTX:DCN) CEO Salary Compare Well With Others?

In 2009 Albert Busch was appointed CEO of Datacolor AG (VTX:DCN). … This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. … How Does Albert Busch's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

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Don't Sell Datacolor AG (VTX:DCN) Before You Read This

This article is written for those who want to get better at using price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). … Datacolor has a price to earnings ratio of 29.65, based on the last twelve months. … Price to Earnings Ratio = Share Price (in reporting currency) ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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Should You Be Worried About Datacolor AG's (VTX:DCN) 9.3% Return On Equity?

This article is for those who would like to learn about Return On Equity (ROE). … Our data shows Datacolor has a return on equity of 9.3% for the last year. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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Datacolor AG (VTX:DCN): Is Growth Priced In?

Datacolor AG (VTX:DCN) is considered a high growth stock. … However its last closing price of CHF720 left investors wondering whether this growth has already been factored into the share price. … Datacolor is poised for extremely high earnings growth in the near future

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Company Info

Description

Datacolor AG, through its subsidiaries, provides solutions for color measurement, management, communication, and calibration in Europe, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers benchtop instruments, portables, and sample preparation products; formulation software and smart software solutions; QC software; lab dispensing and dyeing systems; and lightboxes and on screen evaluation products. It serves the textile and apparel, paint and coatings, plastics, photography, design, and other industries. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Details
Name: Datacolor AG
DCN
Exchange: SWX
Founded: 1970
CHF102,172,140
162,178
Website: http://www.datacolor.com
Address: Datacolor AG
Waldstätterstrasse 12,
Lucerne,
Lucerne, 6003,
Switzerland
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
SWX DCN Registered Shares SIX Swiss Exchange CH CHF 02. Jan 1992
LSE 0QK9 Registered Shares London Stock Exchange GB CHF 02. Jan 1992
BATS-CHIXE DCNZ Registered Shares BATS 'Chi-X Europe' GB CHF 02. Jan 1992
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
417
Datacolor employees.
Industry
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Tech
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/18 20:48
End of day share price update: 2019/04/18 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/03/14
Last earnings filing: 2018/11/13
Last earnings reported: 2018/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/09/30


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.