Datacolor AG, through its subsidiaries, provides solutions for color measurement, management, communication, and calibration in Europe, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific.
Flawless balance sheet average dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Datacolor's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: DCN has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: DCN underperformed the Swiss Electronic industry which returned -1.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: DCN underperformed the Swiss Market which returned -2.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Datacolor's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 day ago | Simply Wall StWe Think Datacolor's (VTX:DCN) Statutory Profit Might Understate Its Earnings Potential
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWould Datacolor AG (VTX:DCN) Be Valuable To Income Investors?
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StDespite Its High P/E Ratio, Is Datacolor AG (VTX:DCN) Still Undervalued?
Is Datacolor 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: DCN (CHF570) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CHF643.16)
Significantly Below Fair Value: DCN is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: DCN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.9x) compared to the Electronic industry average (19.1x).
PE vs Market: DCN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.9x) compared to the Swiss market (16.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate DCN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: DCN is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.1x) compared to the CH Electronic industry average (2.3x).
How is Datacolor forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Tech industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Datacolor has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
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How has Datacolor performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: DCN has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: DCN's current net profit margins (4.5%) are lower than last year (5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: DCN's earnings have grown by 1.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: DCN's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: DCN had negative earnings growth (-12.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electronic industry average (-5.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: DCN's Return on Equity (7.9%) is considered low.
How is Datacolor's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: DCN's short term assets ($61.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($24.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: DCN's short term assets ($61.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: DCN is debt free.
Reducing Debt: DCN has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: DCN has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: DCN has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Datacolor's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: DCN's dividend (2.55%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (2.03%).
High Dividend: DCN's dividend (2.55%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (4.24%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: DCN's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: DCN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (68.8%), DCN's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Albert Busch (52yo)
Mr. Albert Busch, BS,MS serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Datacolor, Inc. Mr. Busch has been the Chief Executive Officer for Datacolor AG since January 2009. He joined Datacolor in February 2008. Fr ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Albert's total compensation ($USD1.05M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Swiss market ($USD705.00K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Albert's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chief Executive Officer||11.25yrs||US$1.01m||no data|
|Chief Financial Officer||1.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of R&D and Operations||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Sales & Support||6.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Finance||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Business Unit Textile Solutions - Color Division||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Technology - Beverages Division||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Sales Region 2 & International Beers - Beverages Division||no data||no data||no data|
|Secretary||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Consumer Solutions||3.08yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: DCN's management team is considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).
|Director||1.33yrs||no data||no data|
|Deputy Chairman||2.33yrs||US$67.00k||no data|
Experienced Board: DCN'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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Datacolor AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Datacolor AG
- Ticker: DCN
- Exchange: SWX
- Founded: 1970
- Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: CHF93.515m
- Shares outstanding: 164.06k
- Website: https://www.datacolor.com
Number of Employees
- Datacolor AG
- Waldstätterstrasse 12
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|DCN||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Registered Shares||CH||CHF||Jan 1992|
|0QK9||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Registered Shares||GB||CHF||Jan 1992|
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.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/10 01:45|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/09 00:00|
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