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INFICON Holding SWX:IFCN Stock Report

Last Price

CHF779.00

Market Cap

CHF1.9b

7D

7.2%

1Y

-27.9%

Updated

25 Jun, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
IFCN fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation1/6
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance6/6
Financial Health5/6
Dividends5/6

IFCN Stock Overview

INFICON Holding AG develops instruments for gas analysis, measurement, and control in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and internationally.

Rewards

Earnings are forecast to grow 11.8% per year

Earnings grew by 62.9% over the past year

Pays a reliable dividend of 2.56%

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for IFCN from our risk checks.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for INFICON Holding
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceCHF779.00
52 Week HighCHF1,370.00
52 Week LowCHF714.00
Beta0.90
1 Month Change-0.26%
3 Month Change-27.87%
1 Year Change-27.87%
3 Year Change30.81%
5 Year Change64.87%
Change since IPO254.09%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 24
Is INFICON Holding (VTX:IFCN) A Risky Investment?

Is INFICON Holding (VTX:IFCN) A Risky Investment?

Legendary fund manager Li Lu (who Charlie Munger backed) once said, 'The biggest investment risk is not the volatility...

May 26
Is There Now An Opportunity In INFICON Holding AG (VTX:IFCN)?

Is There Now An Opportunity In INFICON Holding AG (VTX:IFCN)?

INFICON Holding AG ( VTX:IFCN ), is not the largest company out there, but it saw significant share price movement...

Apr 29
Should You Be Adding INFICON Holding (VTX:IFCN) To Your Watchlist Today?

Should You Be Adding INFICON Holding (VTX:IFCN) To Your Watchlist Today?

Like a puppy chasing its tail, some new investors often chase 'the next big thing', even if that means buying 'story...

Apr 15
INFICON Holding (VTX:IFCN) Knows How To Allocate Capital Effectively

INFICON Holding (VTX:IFCN) Knows How To Allocate Capital Effectively

What are the early trends we should look for to identify a stock that could multiply in value over the long term...

Shareholder Returns

IFCNCH ElectronicCH Market
7D7.2%5.1%3.4%
1Y-27.9%-24.3%-12.4%

Return vs Industry: IFCN underperformed the Swiss Electronic industry which returned -24.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: IFCN underperformed the Swiss Market which returned -12.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is IFCN's price volatile compared to industry and market?
IFCN volatility
IFCN Average Weekly Movement5.0%
Electronic Industry Average Movement4.8%
Market Average Movement4.5%
10% most volatile stocks in CH Market7.6%
10% least volatile stocks in CH Market2.4%

Stable Share Price: IFCN is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Swiss stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: IFCN's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
20001,297Lukas Winklerhttps://www.inficon.com

INFICON Holding AG develops instruments for gas analysis, measurement, and control in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and internationally. It offers leak detectors, service tools for HVAC/R and automotive, chemical detection and monitoring products, quartz crystals, thin film depositions, and residual gas analyzers and mass spectrometers. The company also provides RF sensing technology solutions, manufacturing software, vacuum feedthroughs and components, vacuum gauge controllers and accessories, vacuum gauges, high precision vacuum gauges, and drop-in replacement products for vacuum gauges and controllers.

INFICON Holding Fundamentals Summary

How do INFICON Holding's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
IFCN fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$1.99b
Earnings (TTM)US$80.31m
Revenue (TTM)US$515.78m

24.8x

P/E Ratio

3.9x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
IFCN income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$515.78m
Cost of RevenueUS$268.78m
Gross ProfitUS$246.99m
Other ExpensesUS$166.68m
EarningsUS$80.31m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Jul 28, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)32.85
Gross Margin47.89%
Net Profit Margin15.57%
Debt/Equity Ratio4.3%

How did IFCN perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

2.6%

Current Dividend Yield

70%

Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.

Valuation

Is IFCN undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score

1/6

Valuation Score 1/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for IFCN?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

IFCN key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue3.8x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA16.7x
PEG Ratio2.1x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does IFCN's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

IFCN PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for IFCN vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average23x

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: IFCN is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (24.8x) compared to the peer average (23x).


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does IFCN's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Electronic Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: IFCN is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (24.8x) compared to the Swiss Electronic industry average (20.3x)


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is IFCN's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

IFCN PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio24.8x
Fair PE Ratio29.9x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: IFCN is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (24.8x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (29.9x).


Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of IFCN when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: IFCN (CHF779) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CHF691.55)

Significantly Below Fair Value: IFCN is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: IFCN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.1x)


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Future Growth

How is INFICON Holding forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?

Future Growth Score

4/6

Future Growth Score 4/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


11.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: IFCN's forecast earnings growth (11.8% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.3%).

Earnings vs Market: IFCN's earnings (11.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Swiss market (6.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: IFCN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: IFCN's revenue (5.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Swiss market (4.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: IFCN's revenue (5.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: IFCN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (28.9%)


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Past Performance

How has INFICON Holding performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

6/6

Past Performance Score 6/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


4.3%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: IFCN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: IFCN's current net profit margins (15.6%) are higher than last year (12.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: IFCN's earnings have grown by 4.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: IFCN's earnings growth over the past year (62.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (4.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: IFCN earnings growth over the past year (62.9%) exceeded the Electronic industry 35%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: IFCN's Return on Equity (31.8%) is considered high.


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Financial Health

How is INFICON Holding's financial position?

Financial Health Score

5/6

Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: IFCN's short term assets ($253.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($100.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: IFCN's short term assets ($253.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($11.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: IFCN has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: IFCN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.1% to 4.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: IFCN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (791%).

Interest Coverage: IFCN earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is INFICON Holding current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

5/6

Dividend Score 5/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


2.56%

Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: IFCN's dividend (2.56%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (1.99%).

High Dividend: IFCN's dividend (2.56%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (4.14%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: IFCN's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: IFCN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (70.1%), IFCN's dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: At its current cash payout ratio (83.3%), IFCN's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

13.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Lukas Winkler (59 yo)

18.42yrs

Tenure

US$1,219,820

Compensation

Mr. Lukas Winkler has been the Chief Executive Officer and the President of Inficon Holding AG, holding company of Inficon, Inc., since January 1, 2004. Mr. Winkler joined Inficon in January 1993 and serve...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Lukas's total compensation ($USD1.22M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Swiss market ($USD1.36M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Lukas's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: IFCN's management team is seasoned and experienced (13.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: IFCN's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

INFICON Holding AG's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: INFICON Holding AG
  • Ticker: IFCN
  • Exchange: SWX
  • Founded: 2000
  • Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
  • Sector: Tech
  • Implied Market Cap: CHF1.904b
  • Shares outstanding: 2.44m
  • Website: https://www.inficon.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • INFICON Holding AG
  • Hintergasse 15 B
  • Bad Ragaz
  • St. Gallen
  • 7310
  • Switzerland

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/25 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/24 00:00
Earnings2021/12/31
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.