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Executive Summary

Continental Aktiengesellschaft develops products, systems, and services for customers in various industries worldwide. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

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

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




DE Auto Components


DE Market

1 Year Return




DE Auto Components


DE Market

Return vs Industry: CON exceeded the German Auto Components industry which returned 5.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CON exceeded the German Market which returned 5.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-4.4%-3.0%-1.3%
30 Day-6.8%-5.5%0.9%
90 Day27.1%29.0%19.1%
1 Year15.0%11.0%7.9%4.3%7.3%4.0%
3 Year-48.3%-52.6%-45.4%-50.5%5.7%-3.6%
5 Year-30.5%-38.8%-25.9%-36.0%45.4%25.1%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Continental 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: CON (€114.65) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€271.72)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CON is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CON is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the XE Auto Components industry average.

PE vs Market: CON is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the German market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CON's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CON's PB Ratio (1.9x) is in line with the DE Auto Components industry average.

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Future Growth

How is Continental forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 22 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CON is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.07%).

Earnings vs Market: CON is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: CON's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CON's revenue (8.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (6.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CON's revenue (8.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CON's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (17.6%).

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Past Performance

How has Continental performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CON is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: CON is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CON is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 36.1% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare CON's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: CON is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Auto Components industry (-46.7%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: CON has a negative Return on Equity (-11.27%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Continental's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CON's short term assets (€17.0B) exceed its short term liabilities (€14.6B).

Long Term Liabilities: CON's short term assets (€17.0B) exceed its long term liabilities (€12.7B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CON's debt to equity ratio (49%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CON's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 50.9% to 49% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CON's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (58.2%).

Interest Coverage: CON is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.

Balance Sheet

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What is Continental current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CON's dividend (2.62%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (0.98%).

High Dividend: CON's dividend (2.62%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.47%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CON has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: CON's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: CON is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: CON's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (27.9% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Nikolai Setzer (49 yo)





Mr. Nikolai Setzer has been a Member of Executive Board at Continental Aktiengesellschaft (Formerly Continental AG) since August 12, 2009 and serves as its Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executi...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Nikolai's total compensation ($USD4.24M) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD5.41M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Nikolai's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.

Leadership Team

Nikolai Setzer
Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO1yr€3.51m0.0036%
€ 829.9k
Wolfgang Schafer
CFO & Member of the Executive Boardno data€3.91m0.0035%
€ 822.9k
Helmut Matschi
Member of the Executive Board11.42yrs€3.46m0.0042%
€ 972.1k
Frank Jourdan
President of the Chassis & Safety Division and Member of Executive Board7.33yrs€3.42m0.0028%
€ 655.0k
Ariane Reinhart
Director of Labor Relations6.25yrs€3.54m0.0035%
€ 822.9k
Hans-Jurgen Duensing
Head of ContiTech Division & Member of the Executive Board5.67yrs€3.41m0.0032%
€ 748.3k
Christian Kotz
Member of the Executive Board & Executive VP of Business Unit Commercial Vehicle Tires1.75yrs€3.20mno data
Stefan Scholz
Head of Finance & Treasury and Employee Representative Member of the Supervisory Board5.75yrs€134.00kno data
Andreas Wolf
President of Powertrain Division & Member of Executive Board1yrno datano data
Dirk Abendroth
Chief Technology Officer2yrsno datano data
Bernard Wang
Head of Investor Relations2yrsno datano data
Felix Gress
Head of Corporate Communications & Public Affairsno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: CON's management team is considered experienced (2 years average tenure).

Board Members

Stefan Scholz
Head of Finance & Treasury and Employee Representative Member of the Supervisory Board5.75yrs€134.00kno data
Wolfgang Reitzle
Independent Chairman of Supervisory Board11.25yrs€390.00kno data
Siegfried Wolf
Independent Member of Supervisory Board10.08yrs€132.00kno data
Klaus Rosenfeld
Member of Supervisory Board11.75yrs€200.00kno data
Gunter Dunkel
Independent Member of Supervisory Boardno data€134.00kno data
Jorg Schonfelder
Employee Representative Member of the Supervisory Board16.67yrs€198.00kno data
Dirk Nordmann
Employee Representative Member of the Supervisory Boardno data€200.00kno data
Christiane Benner
Employee Representative Vice Chairperson of Supervisory Board2.83yrs€197.00kno data
Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler-Thumann
Member of Supervisory Board11.92yrs€199.00kno data
Michael Iglhaut
Employee Representative Member of the Supervisory Board14.83yrs€200.00kno data
Rolf Nonnenmacher
Independent Member of Supervisory Board6.25yrs€329.00kno data
Georg F. Schaeffler
Member of Supervisory Boardno data€202.00kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: CON's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.3 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.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Continental Aktiengesellschaft's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Continental Aktiengesellschaft
  • Ticker: CON
  • Exchange: XTRA
  • Founded: 1871
  • Industry: Auto Parts and Equipment
  • Sector: Automobiles
  • Market Cap: €23.311b
  • Shares outstanding: 200.01m
  • Website: https://www.continental.com

Number of Employees


  • Continental Aktiengesellschaft
  • Vahrenwalder Strasse 9
  • Hanover
  • Lower Saxony
  • 30165
  • Germany


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CTTA.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1992
CONDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1992
CONXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1992
0LQ1LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBEURJan 1992
CONDBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesCommon StockGBEURJan 1992
CONBIT (Borsa Italiana)YesCommon StockITEURJan 1992
CONTSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFJan 1992
CONWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon StockATEURJan 1992
CON NBMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJan 1992


Continental Aktiengesellschaft develops products, systems, and services for customers in various industries worldwide. The company operates through Automotive Technologies, Vehicle Networking and Informati...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/27 19:47
End of Day Share Price2021/01/27 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.