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Kudelski

SWX:KUD
Snowflake Description

Moderate growth potential with imperfect balance sheet.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
KUD
SWX
CHF353M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. CH
  3. Tech
Company description

Kudelski SA provides digital security and convergent media solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive content worldwide. The last earnings update was 51 days ago. More info.


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KUD Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
2.1%
SWX:KUD
2.5%
CH Electronic
0.3%
CH Market
1 Year Returns
-32.5%
SWX:KUD
-9.8%
CH Electronic
2.7%
CH Market
KUD Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Kudelski (KUD) 2.1% 8.2% 0.9% -32.5% -61.3% -57%
CH Electronic 2.5% 6.2% 11.6% -9.8% 45.1% 59%
CH Market 0.3% -0.8% 4.9% 2.7% 12.2% 12%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • KUD underperformed the Electronic industry which returned -9.8% over the past year.
  • KUD underperformed the Market in Switzerland which returned 2.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility
KUD
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

KUD Value

 Is Kudelski 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 Kudelski 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 Kudelski.

SWX:KUD Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 5 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 14.2%
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:KUD
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%) (134.9%))
1.836
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.84
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 3.28% + (1.836 * 5.96%)
14.22%

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

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Kudelski 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:KUD DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 14.22%)
2019 22.12 Analyst x1 19.37
2020 45.85 Analyst x1 35.14
2021 45.35 Analyst x1 30.44
2022 45.45 Est @ 0.22% 26.70
2023 45.97 Est @ 1.13% 23.65
2024 46.78 Est @ 1.78% 21.07
2025 47.82 Est @ 2.23% 18.86
2026 49.04 Est @ 2.54% 16.93
2027 50.39 Est @ 2.76% 15.23
2028 51.86 Est @ 2.92% 13.72
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $221.11
SWX:KUD DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $51.86 × (1 + 3.28%) ÷ (14.22% – 3.28%)
$489.41
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $489.41 ÷ (1 + 14.22%)10
$129.51
SWX:KUD Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $221.11 + $129.51
$350.61
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $350.61 / 54.73
$6.41
SWX:KUD Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Exchange Rate USD/CHF
(Reporting currency to currency of SWX:KUD)
1.014
Value per Share
(CHF)
= Value per Share in USD x Exchange Rate (USD/CHF)
= $6.41 x 1.014
CHF6.5
Value per share (CHF) From above. CHF6.50
Current discount Discount to share price of CHF6.45
= -1 x (CHF6.45 - CHF6.50) / CHF6.50
0.7%

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

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Kudelski is available for.
Intrinsic value
1%
Share price is CHF6.45 vs Future cash flow value of CHF6.5
Current Discount Checks
For Kudelski to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Kudelski's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a moderate discount (< 20%).
  • Kudelski's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).
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 Kudelski's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Kudelski's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
SWX:KUD PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $-0.60
SWX:KUD Share Price ** SWX (2019-04-18) in CHF CHF6.45
SWX:KUD Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (CHF/ USD) 0.986 $6.36
Switzerland Electronic Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 9 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 19.83x
Switzerland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 174 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.39x

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

** Primary Listing of Kudelski.

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

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

= 6.36 ÷ -0.60

-10.6x

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

  • Kudelski is loss making, we can't compare its value to the CH Electronic industry average.
  • Kudelski is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the Switzerland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Kudelski's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
SWX:KUD PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -10.6x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 5 Analysts
78.7%per year
Switzerland Electronic Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 8 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 1.71x
Switzerland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 122 Publicly-Listed Companies 2.22x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

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

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Kudelski, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Kudelski's assets?
Raw Data
SWX:KUD PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $7.46
SWX:KUD Share Price * SWX (2019-04-18) in CHF CHF6.45
SWX:KUD Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (CHF/ USD) 0.986 $6.36
Switzerland Electronic Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 11 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 2.66x
Switzerland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 210 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.71x
SWX:KUD PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

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

= 6.36 ÷ 7.46

0.85x

* Primary Listing of Kudelski.

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

  • Kudelski is good value based on assets compared to the CH Electronic industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Kudelski'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. Kudelski 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.

KUD Future Performance

 How is Kudelski expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

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
78.7%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Kudelski expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Kudelski's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 3.3%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Kudelski's earnings growth is expected to exceed the Switzerland market average.
  • Kudelski's revenue growth is positive but not above the Switzerland market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
SWX:KUD Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
SWX:KUD Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 5 Analysts 78.7%
SWX:KUD Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 5 Analysts 1.7%
Switzerland Electronic Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 17.6%
Switzerland Electronic Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.5%
Switzerland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 9.6%
Switzerland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.5%

*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:KUD Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 5 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
SWX:KUD Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 993 110 1
2022-12-31 975 100 1
2021-12-31 952 80 32 4
2020-12-31 949 79 30 5
2019-12-31 921 46 4 4
SWX:KUD Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 908 -5 -33
2018-09-30 926 -26 -34
2018-06-30 1,000 -48 -33
2018-03-31 1,025 -51 -17
2017-12-31 993 -54 -5
2017-06-30 992 55 58
2017-03-31 988 89 71
2016-12-31 984 124 84
2016-06-30 1,014 93 56
2016-03-31 1,002 103 51

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Kudelski's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Kudelski's revenue is expected to grow by 1.7% 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:KUD Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 5 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Kudelski Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

SWX:KUD Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31 0.56 0.67 0.45 4.00
2020-12-31 0.51 0.77 0.27 5.00
2019-12-31 0.05 0.06 0.04 2.00
SWX:KUD Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 -0.60
2018-09-30 -0.63
2018-06-30
2018-03-31
2017-12-31 -0.10
2017-06-30
2017-03-31
2016-12-31 1.54
2016-06-30
2016-03-31

*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.
  • Kudelski is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Kudelski'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.
Kudelski has a total score of 3/6, 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.

KUD Past Performance

  How has Kudelski 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 Kudelski'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.
  • Kudelski does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Kudelski's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Kudelski's 1-year growth to the CH Electronic industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Kudelski'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 Kudelski Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

SWX:KUD Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 908.21 -32.73 448.70
2018-09-30 925.88 -34.38 462.64
2018-06-30 1,000.16 -32.64 476.79
2018-03-31 1,024.91 -17.30 470.17
2017-12-31 993.04 -5.36 463.34
2017-06-30 992.41 58.37 417.19
2017-03-31 988.39 71.06 411.11
2016-12-31 984.38 83.75 405.02
2016-06-30 1,014.26 55.71 424.16
2016-03-31 1,001.92 51.36 419.40
2015-12-31 938.46 44.37 393.46
2015-09-30 941.45 39.71 399.76
2015-06-30 960.04 35.37 413.04
2015-03-31 912.11 39.43 395.87
2014-12-31 877.19 43.69 384.14
2014-09-30 901.00 45.89 388.48
2014-06-30 950.83 50.18 406.95
2014-03-31 941.45 46.80 401.97
2013-12-31 921.86 42.92 392.64
2013-09-30 916.31 41.02 389.87
2013-06-30 883.84 38.03 375.67
2013-03-31 884.82 26.97 381.35
2012-12-31 921.92 16.64 402.76
2012-09-30 906.44 0.13 393.07
2012-06-30 909.52 -16.20 391.24

*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.
  • It is difficult to establish if Kudelski has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Kudelski has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the CH Electronic industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Kudelski improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Kudelski'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.
Kudelski has a total score of 0/6, 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.

KUD Health

 How is Kudelski'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 Kudelski's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Kudelski is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Kudelski's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Kudelski'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.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.2x debt.
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 Kudelski Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

SWX:KUD Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 443.16 469.67 85.98
2018-09-30 443.16 469.67 85.98
2018-06-30 447.41 493.32 120.69
2018-03-31 447.41 493.32 120.69
2017-12-31 491.63 424.66 71.91
2017-06-30 485.93 419.64 97.58
2017-03-31 485.93 419.64 97.58
2016-12-31 491.62 381.78 174.44
2016-06-30 463.74 334.99 89.69
2016-03-31 471.85 340.86 91.26
2015-12-31 446.47 333.73 136.67
2015-09-30 457.79 342.19 140.14
2015-06-30 448.09 384.51 138.32
2015-03-31 432.35 371.00 133.46
2014-12-31 456.47 333.23 93.00
2014-09-30 457.36 346.15 96.60
2014-06-30 475.21 417.08 123.11
2014-03-31 476.88 418.55 123.54
2013-12-31 501.40 206.01 112.60
2013-09-30 493.70 202.85 110.87
2013-06-30 452.04 222.80 86.18
2013-03-31 450.50 222.04 85.89
2012-12-31 457.01 294.79 120.25
2012-09-30 465.17 286.79 116.99
2012-06-30 441.18 539.58 302.63
  • Kudelski's level of debt (106%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (41.6% vs 106% today).
  • Operating cash flow is negative therefore debt is not well covered.
  • Unable to confirm if the interest payments on Kudelski's debt are well covered by earnings due to lack of past financial data.
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Financial health checks
We assess Kudelski'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. Kudelski has a total score of 2/6, 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.

KUD Dividends

 What is Kudelski'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
1.55%
Current annual income from Kudelski dividends. Estimated to be 1.95% next year.
If you bought CHF2,000 of Kudelski shares you are expected to receive CHF31 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?
  • Kudelski's pays a lower dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in Switzerland (1.91%).
  • Kudelski's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in Switzerland (3.55%).
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:KUD 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 5 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 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

SWX:KUD Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31 0.14 4.00
2020-12-31 0.13 5.00
2019-12-31 0.10 4.00
SWX:KUD Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-02-27 0.099 1.671
2018-03-15 0.099 1.265
2017-02-16 0.345 2.559
2016-02-18 0.339 1.969
2015-02-19 0.291 2.244
2014-02-20 0.295 2.294
2014-01-15 0.329 2.201
2013-02-28 0.204 1.620
2012-02-23 0.101 1.197
2011-03-01 0.314 2.943
2011-02-24 0.322 1.671
2010-03-01 0.258 1.141
2010-01-04 0.277 1.113
2009-04-20 0.128 0.745

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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 Kudelski's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • The company is paying a dividend however it is incurring a loss.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (3.9x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Kudelski'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 Kudelski afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Kudelski has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.


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

KUD Management

 What is the CEO of Kudelski'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
André Kudelski
COMPENSATION $4,404,031
AGE 58
TENURE AS CEO 28.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. André Kudelski serves as Member of Supervisory Board at Publicis Groupe S.A. since May 25, 2016. Mr. Kudelski began his career in 1984 within the Kudelski SA company as an R&D engineer. In 1989, he became Director of Nagravision SA, in 1991 as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Kudelski Group. He is a Director of HSBC Private Banking Holdings (Switzerland) SA and first Vice- Chairman/Premier Vice-President of the Board of Directors at Geneva International Airport. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of lnnosuisse. He was a Director of Nestlé, Dassault Systèmes and Edipresse SA. He has received numerous distinctions, including the title of “Global Leader for Tomorrow” from the World Economic Forum in 1995 and an Emmy® Award in 1996 from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, recognizing his work in controlling access to television. He is Chair and Deputy Director of Kudelski SA and Nagra Plus SA (Switzerland). He is Chair of the Board of Directors of Conax AS (Norway), SmarDTV SA (Switzerland), Innosuisse (public law) (Switzerland) and Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville Benoît Violier SA (Switzerland). He is Co-Chair of NagraStar LLC (United States). He is Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Nagra USA, Inc. (United States), Kudelski Corporate, Inc. (United States), Kudelski Security Holdings, Inc. (United States) and Open TV, Inc. (United States). He Executive Chair of Kudelski Security, Inc. (United State). He is Vice-Chair of Geneva International Airport (public law) (Switzerland) and Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce (association) (Switzerland). He is Member of the Supervisory Board of Skidata AG (Austria). He is Director of RSH Quality Food Concept SA (Switzerland), Automotive Trade Finance SA (Switzerland), Sunset Music SA (Switzerland) and Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). He is Member of the Strategy Advisory Board of Foundation of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland). He was Director of HSBC Private Banking Holdings SA (Switzerland) until December 31, 2017. He was Director of Nestlé SA until April 2013. He was Director of Dassault Systèmes SA until May 2013. He was Director at Edipresse SA until September 2013.

CEO Compensation
  • André's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
  • André's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Switzerland.
Management Team Tenure

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

12.1
Average Tenure
58
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Kudelski management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

André Kudelski

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
58
TENURE
28.3 yrs

Mauro Saladini

TITLE
CFO, Executive VP & Member of Executive Board
AGE
52
TENURE
16.2 yrs

Pierre Roy

TITLE
Chief Marketing Officer of Digital TV
AGE
66

Morten Solbakken

TITLE
COO of Digital TV
AGE
48
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Christophe Nicolas

TITLE
Chief Information Officer
TENURE
3.5 yrs

Santino Rumasuglia

TITLE
VP & Head of Investor Relations

Mark Beariault

TITLE
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
AGE
47
TENURE
8 yrs

John Burke

TITLE
Head of Group Human Resources & Senior VP
AGE
65

Charles Egli

TITLE
Executive VP & CEO of Nagra Public Access
AGE
71
TENURE
16.3 yrs

Ivan Schnider

TITLE
Head of Marketing & Communications of Nagravision Sa
Board of Directors Tenure

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

17
Average Tenure
65
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Kudelski board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Claude Smadja

TITLE
Vice-Chairman & Lead Director
COMPENSATION
$136K
AGE
73
TENURE
17 yrs

André Kudelski

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
58
TENURE
28.3 yrs

Patrick Foetisch

TITLE
Non Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$207K
AGE
85
TENURE
27.3 yrs

Pierre Lescure

TITLE
Non Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$126K
AGE
73
TENURE
14.9 yrs

Laurent Dassault

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$43K
AGE
65
TENURE
24.3 yrs

Marguerite Kudelski

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$53K
AGE
53
TENURE
12.9 yrs

Ross Alec

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$53K
AGE
47
TENURE
5 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 Kudelski'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. Kudelski 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.

KUD News

Simply Wall St News

Why Kudelski SA (VTX:KUD) Could Be Worth Watching

saw significant share price movement during recent months on the SWX, rising to highs of CHF6.81 and falling to the lows of CHF5.58. … Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price? … Let’s take a look at Kudelski’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change

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Is Kudelski SA (VTX:KUD) Excessively Paying Its CEO?

How Does André Kudelski's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … At the time of writing our data says that Kudelski SA has a market cap of CHF309m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$4.4m. … We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations from CHF201m to CHF802m, and the median CEO total compensation was CHF885k.

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Investors Who Bought Kudelski Shares Three Years Ago Are Now Down 58%

Because Kudelski is loss-making, we think the market is probably more focussed on revenue and revenue growth, at least for now. … When a company doesn't make profits, we'd generally expect to see good revenue growth. … That's because it's hard to be confident a company will be sustainable if revenue growth is negligible, and it never makes a profit.

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Does Kudelski SA (VTX:KUD) Have A Place In Your Dividend Stock Portfolio?

Dividends play an important role in compounding returns in the long run and end up forming a sizeable part of investment returns. … Historically, Kudelski SA (VTX:KUD) has been paying a dividend to shareholders. … Let's dig deeper into whether Kudelski should have a place in your portfolio.

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What Kind Of Share Price Volatility Should You Expect For Kudelski SA (VTX:KUD)?

Volatility is considered to be a measure of risk in modern finance theory. … Some investors use beta as a measure of how much a certain stock is impacted by market risk (volatility). … Any stock with a beta of greater than one is considered more volatile than the market, while those with a beta below one are either less volatile or poorly correlated with the market.

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Do Insiders Own Lots Of Shares In Kudelski SA (VTX:KUD)?

If you want to know who really controls Kudelski SA (VTX:KUD), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. … Kudelski is a smaller company with a market capitalization of CHF348m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. … institutions are noticeable on the share registry

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How Financially Strong Is Kudelski SA (VTX:KUD)?

Investors are always looking for growth in small-cap stocks like Kudelski SA (VTX:KUD), with a market cap of CHF386m. … However, an important fact which most ignore is: how financially healthy is the business? … in particular ones that run negative earnings,

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Consider This Before Buying Kudelski SA (VTX:KUD) For The 1.4% Dividend

Dividends can be underrated but they form a large part of investment returns, playing an important role in compounding returns in the long run. … Historically, Kudelski SA (VTX:KUD) has paid a dividend to shareholders. … Let's dig deeper into whether Kudelski should have a place in your portfolio.

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Who Owns Kudelski SA (VTX:KUD)?

Today, I will be analyzing Kudelski SA’s (VTX:KUD) recent ownership structure, an important but not-so-popular subject among individual investors. … Ownership structure has been found to have an impact on shareholder returns in both short- and long-term. … Differences in ownership structure of companies can have a profound effect on how management's incentives are aligned with shareholder returns, and whether they adhere to corporate governance best practices.

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What Should You Know About Kudelski SA's (VTX:KUD) Capital Returns?

and want a simplistic look at the return on Kudelski SA (VTX:KUD) stock. … Therefore, looking at how efficiently Kudelski is able to use capital to create earnings will help us understand your potential return. … Investors use many different metrics but the analysis below focuses on return on capital employed (ROCE).

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KUD Company Info

Description

Kudelski SA provides digital security and convergent media solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive content worldwide. It operates through Integrated Digital Television and Public Access segments. The Integrated Digital Television segment offers end-to-end integrated solutions, including open conditional access solutions allowing digital TV operators and content providers to operate various value-added pay TV services on a secure platform, and middleware software solutions for set-top boxes and other consumer devices. The Public Access segment provides access control systems and ticketing services for ski lifts, car parks, stadiums, concert halls, and other events. The company also offers cyber and media security solutions to enterprises and public sector institutions; finance services; intellectual property consulting services; research and development services; and watermarking solutions, as well as operates as a travel agency. In addition, it offers smartcards and digital TV sales and support services. Kudelski SA was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland.

Details
Name: Kudelski SA
KUD
Exchange: SWX
Founded: 1951
CHF353,001,688
54,728,944
Website: http://www.nagra.com
Address: Kudelski SA
22-24, Route de Genève,
PO Box 134,
Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne,
Vaud, 1033,
Switzerland
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
SWX KUD Bearer Shares SIX Swiss Exchange CH CHF 29. Jul 1998
OTCPK KDCX.F Bearer Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 29. Jul 1998
DB KUD Bearer Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 29. Jul 1998
LSE 0QNQ Bearer Shares London Stock Exchange GB CHF 29. Jul 1998
BATS-CHIXE KUDZ Bearer Shares BATS 'Chi-X Europe' GB CHF 29. Jul 1998
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
3,908
Kudelski employees.
Industry
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Tech
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/19 20:49
End of day share price update: 2019/04/18 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/04/10
Last earnings filing: 2019/02/27
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


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.