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paragon GmbH KGaA XTRA:PGN Stock Report

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24 Jun, 2022


Company Financials
PGN fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health2/6

PGN Stock Overview

paragon GmbH & Co. KGaA develops, produces, and distributes automotive electronics, body kinematics, and e-mobility solutions for the automotive industry in Germany, European Union, and internationally.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for paragon GmbH KGaA
Historical stock prices
Current Share Price€4.50
52 Week High€11.60
52 Week Low€3.40
1 Month Change-8.35%
3 Month Change-18.77%
1 Year Change-58.14%
3 Year Change-78.42%
5 Year Change-93.18%
Change since IPO-42.23%

Recent News & Updates

Mar 15
Is paragon GmbH KGaA (ETR:PGN) A Risky Investment?

Is paragon GmbH KGaA (ETR:PGN) A Risky Investment?

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

Nov 24
Health Check: How Prudently Does paragon GmbH KGaA (ETR:PGN) Use Debt?

Health Check: How Prudently Does paragon GmbH KGaA (ETR:PGN) Use Debt?

Some say volatility, rather than debt, is the best way to think about risk as an investor, but Warren Buffett famously...

Shareholder Returns

PGNDE Auto ComponentsDE Market

Return vs Industry: PGN underperformed the German Auto Components industry which returned -34.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: PGN underperformed the German Market which returned -23% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is PGN's price volatile compared to industry and market?
PGN volatility
PGN Average Weekly Movement8.0%
Auto Components Industry Average Movement6.8%
Market Average Movement5.6%
10% most volatile stocks in DE Market10.0%
10% least volatile stocks in DE Market2.8%

Stable Share Price: PGN is more volatile than 75% of German stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: PGN's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of German stocks.

About the Company

1988855Klaus Frers

paragon GmbH & Co. KGaA develops, produces, and distributes automotive electronics, body kinematics, and e-mobility solutions for the automotive industry in Germany, European Union, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Electronics and Mechanics. The Electronics segment develops and sells sensors, microphones, and instruments primarily for the automotive industry.

paragon GmbH KGaA Fundamentals Summary

How do paragon GmbH KGaA's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
PGN fundamental statistics
Market Cap€20.37m
Earnings (TTM)-€6.61m
Revenue (TTM)€158.20m


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
PGN income statement (TTM)
Cost of Revenue€75.99m
Gross Profit€82.21m
Other Expenses€88.81m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

Aug 22, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)-1.46
Gross Margin51.96%
Net Profit Margin-4.18%
Debt/Equity Ratio3,600.0%

How did PGN perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 4/6

  • Price-To-Sales vs Peers

  • Price-To-Sales vs Industry

  • Price-To-Sales 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 PGN?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

PGN 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/Revenue0.8x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA56.4x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers

How does PGN's PS Ratio compare to its peers?

PGN PS Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PS ratio for PGN vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPSEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average0.4x

Price-To-Sales vs Peers: PGN is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.1x) compared to the peer average (0.4x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does PGN's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Auto Components Industry?

Price-To-Sales vs Industry: PGN is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.1x) compared to the German Auto Components industry average (0.3x)

Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio

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

PGN PS Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PS Ratio0.1x
Fair PS Ration/a

Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate PGN's Price-To-Sales Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

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

Below Fair Value: PGN (€4.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€41.4)

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

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

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Future Growth

How is paragon GmbH KGaA forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted Automobiles 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 paragon GmbH KGaA 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.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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  • Examine whether paragon GmbH KGaA is trading at an attractive price based on how much it is expected to earn in the future, and relative to its industry peers and the wider market.
  • paragon GmbH KGaA competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.

Past Performance

How has paragon GmbH KGaA performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: PGN is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: PGN is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: PGN is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 30.1% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: PGN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Auto Components industry (38%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: PGN has a negative Return on Equity (-242.16%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is paragon GmbH KGaA's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 2/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Stable Cash Runway

  • Forecast Cash Runway

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: PGN's short term assets (€49.5M) do not cover its short term liabilities (€84.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: PGN's short term assets (€49.5M) do not cover its long term liabilities (€70.5M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: PGN's net debt to equity ratio (3487.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: PGN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 137.9% to 3600% over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable PGN has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: PGN is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 8.9% per year.

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What is paragon GmbH KGaA current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate PGN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PGN's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PGN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PGN's dividend payments have been increasing.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: PGN is not paying a notable dividend for the German market.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as PGN has not reported any payouts.

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


Average board tenure


Klaus Frers (68 yo)





Mr. Klaus Dieter Frers is the Founder and Chairman of the Management Board at paragon GmbH & Co. KGaA (formerly known as Paragon AG). He has been Chief Executive Officer of paragon GmbH & Co. KGaA since Ap...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Klaus's total compensation ($USD633.77K) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD398.79K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Klaus's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Board Members

Experienced Board: PGN's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.7 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

paragon GmbH & Co. KGaA's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: paragon GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Ticker: PGN
  • Exchange: XTRA
  • Founded: 1988
  • Industry: Auto Parts and Equipment
  • Sector: Automobiles
  • Implied Market Cap: €20.368m
  • Shares outstanding: 4.53m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • paragon GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Bösendamm 11
  • Delbrück
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 33129
  • Germany


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

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