Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Jenoptik AG operates as an integrated photonics company in Germany and internationally.


Trading at 8.4% below its fair value

Earnings are forecast to grow 5.72% per year

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for JEN from our risk checks.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and good value.

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Share Price & News

How has Jenoptik's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: JEN has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




CH Electronic


CH Market

1 Year Return




CH Electronic


CH Market

Return vs Industry: JEN underperformed the Swiss Electronic industry which returned 20.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: JEN underperformed the Swiss Market which returned 9% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0%-7.1%-5.5%
30 Day0%-8.6%-3.6%
90 Day0%-1.2%-0.2%
1 Year7.2%6.1%23.7%20.4%14.3%9.0%
3 Year121.7%115.3%28.9%20.7%32.9%16.6%
5 Year261.6%239.4%94.4%71.3%37.2%15.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Jenoptik's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is Jenoptik 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: JEN (CHF37.1) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CHF40.52)

Significantly Below Fair Value: JEN is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: JEN is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.6x) compared to the Electronic industry average (20.3x).

PE vs Market: JEN is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.6x) compared to the Swiss market (20.3x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: JEN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.9x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: JEN is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.1x) compared to the CH Electronic industry average (2.6x).

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Future Growth

How is Jenoptik forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: JEN's forecast earnings growth (5.7% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.6%).

Earnings vs Market: JEN's earnings (5.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Swiss market (10.3% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: JEN's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Swiss market (2.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: JEN's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

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

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Past Performance

How has Jenoptik performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: JEN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: JEN's current net profit margins (9.3%) are lower than last year (10.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: JEN's earnings have grown by 17.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: JEN's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: JEN had negative earnings growth (-5.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electronic industry average (6.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: JEN's Return on Equity (12.5%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Jenoptik's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: JEN's short term assets (€491.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (€236.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: JEN's short term assets (€491.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (€183.2M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: JEN's debt to equity ratio (15.8%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: JEN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 31.3% to 15.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: JEN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (91.1%).

Interest Coverage: JEN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (28.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: JEN has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: JEN's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 5x debt).

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: JEN's dividend (1.55%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (1.83%).

High Dividend: JEN's dividend (1.55%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (3.51%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, JEN has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: JEN's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 8 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (25.7%), JEN's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: JEN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (28.2% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Stefan Traeger (52yo)





Dr. Stefan Traeger has been Chairman of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer and President at Jenoptik AG since May 01, 2017. Dr. Traeger is responsible for the operational business as well as for  ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Stefan's total compensation ($USD1.81M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Swiss market ($USD1.26M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Stefan's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Stefan Traeger
Chairman of the Executive Board2.8yrs€1.66mno data
Hans-Dieter Schumacher
CFO & Member of the Executive Board4.8yrs€1.22mno data
Thomas Fritsche
Head of Investor Relations0yrsno datano data
Steffen Müller
Vice President of Corporate Development and M&A1.4yrsno datano data
Maria Koller
Head of Global Human Resources2.3yrsno datano data
Stefan Stenzel
Head of VINCORION Division0yrsno datano data
Jay Kumler
Head of the Optics Business Unit0yrsno datano data
Kevin Chevis
Head of Light & Safety Division0yrsno datano data
Ralf Kuschnereit
Head of Light & Optics Division0yrsno datano data
Martin Kuhnhen
Head of Light & Production Division0yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: JEN's management team is considered experienced (2.5 years average tenure).

Board Members

Matthias Wierlacher
Chairman of the Supervisory Board4.6yrs€126.90kno data
Doreen Nowotne
Member of Supervisory Board4.6yrs€84.80kno data
Dieter Kröhn
Employee Representative Member of Supervisory Board9.2yrs€60.50kno data
Thomas Klippstein
Employee Representative Member of Supervisory Board24.1yrs€79.70kno data
Andreas Tünnermann
Member of Supervisory Board & Member of Scientific Advisory Council0yrs€61.70kno data
Günther Tränkle
Member of Scientific Advisory Council0yrsno datano data
Jurgen Petzoldt
Member of Scientific Advisory Council0yrsno datano data
Gerhard Fettweis
Member of Scientific Advisory Council0yrsno datano data
Michael Ebenau
Employee Representative Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Board0yrs€91.50kno data
Heinrich Reimitz
Member of Supervisory Board11.8yrs€82.10kno data


Average Tenure

Experienced Board: JEN's board of directors are considered experienced (9.2 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

Jenoptik AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Jenoptik AG
  • Ticker: JEN
  • Exchange: SWX
  • Founded: 1846
  • Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: €1.346b
  • Listing Market Cap: €1.429b
  • Shares outstanding: 57.24m
  • Website: https://www.jenoptik.com

Number of Employees


  • Jenoptik AG
  • Carl-Zeiss-Strasse 1
  • Jena
  • Thuringia
  • 7743
  • Germany


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
JENWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)NPVATEURNo data
JENSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)NPVCHCHFNo data
JENDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)NPVDEEURNo data
JENDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesBearer SharesDEEURJun 1998
JENXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesBearer SharesDEEURJun 1998
0ZPVLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesBearer SharesGBEURJun 1998
JNPK.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesBearer SharesUSUSDJun 1998
JENDBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesBearer SharesGBEURJun 1998
JENSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesBearer SharesCHCHFJun 1998
JENWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesBearer SharesATEURJun 1998
JEN-UETLX (Eurotlx)YesBearer SharesITEURJun 1998


Jenoptik AG operates as an integrated photonics company in Germany and internationally. The company's Opticals & Life Science division develops and manufactures micro-optics for beam shaping for use in the semiconductor industry, as well as for laser material processing; and optical systems and components for information and communication, security, and defense technologies. It also produces polymer optical and optoelectronic modules and components, as well as integrated solutions for the laser, automotive, and lighting applications. In addition, this division provides original equipment manufacturer solutions for customers in the medical technology and life sciences industries; and diode and thin-disk lasers for ophthalmology, as well as supplies medical technology companies. Its Mobility division offers measurement technology for tactile, optical, and pneumatic inspection of roughness, contour, shape, and the determination of dimensions at various stages of the production process and in the measuring room; consultation, training, and maintenance services; and 3D laser processing machines. This division also provides components, systems, and services covering various aspects of road traffic, including speed and red light monitoring systems, as well as custom solutions for identifying other traffic violations; and system development, construction and installation of the monitoring infrastructure, capturing images of traffic violations and their automatic processing, and toll payment monitoring pillars. The company’s Defense & Civil Systems division offers energy systems, optical sensor systems, stabilization systems, aviation sub systems, and radomes and composites. This division provides mechatronic and sensor products for the civil and military markets. The company was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Jena, Germany. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/25 22:28
End of Day Share Price2020/02/25 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

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.