paragon GmbH & Co. KGaA develops, manufactures, and sells electronic components and sensors for the automotive industry in Germany and internationally.
Reasonable growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has paragon GmbH KGaA's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: PGN's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
DE Auto Components
1 Year Return
DE Auto Components
Return vs Industry: PGN underperformed the German Auto Components industry which returned -44.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: PGN underperformed the German Market which returned -14.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is paragon GmbH KGaA's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is paragon GmbH KGaA undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: PGN (€13) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€2.78)
Significantly Below Fair Value: PGN is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: PGN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Auto Components industry average.
PE vs Market: PGN 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 PGN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: PGN is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the DE Auto Components industry average (0.7x).
How is paragon GmbH KGaA forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: PGN is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (-0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: PGN is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: PGN's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: PGN's revenue (11.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (3.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: PGN's revenue (11.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: PGN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (5.5%).
How has paragon GmbH KGaA performed over the past 5 years?
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 -45% 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 (-21.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: PGN has a negative Return on Equity (-9%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is paragon GmbH KGaA's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: PGN's short term assets (€174.9M) exceed its short term liabilities (€86.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: PGN's short term assets (€174.9M) exceed its long term liabilities (€134.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: PGN's debt to equity ratio (81.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: PGN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 177.6% to 81.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: PGN's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.
Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if PGN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.
What is paragon GmbH KGaA's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: PGN's dividend (1.94%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.57%).
High Dividend: PGN's dividend (1.94%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (4.68%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, PGN has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: PGN has only been paying a dividend for 7 years, and since then payments have not increased.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: PGN is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: PGN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (60.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Klaus Frers (66yo)
Mr. Klaus Dieter Frers is the Founder and Chairman of the Management Board at paragon GmbH & Co. KGaA (Formerly known as Paragon AG) and has been its Chief Executive Officer since April 1, 2014 and also it ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Klaus's total compensation ($USD1.29M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD421.65K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Klaus's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
paragon GmbH & Co. KGaA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: paragon GmbH & Co. KGaA
- Ticker: PGN
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1988
- Industry: Auto Parts and Equipment
- Sector: Automobiles
- Market Cap: €58.298m
- Shares outstanding: 4.53m
- Website: https://www.paragon.ag
Number of Employees
- paragon GmbH & Co. KGaA
- Artegastrasse 1
- North Rhine-Westphalia
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|PGNd||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Bearer Shares||GB||EUR||Nov 2000|
|PGN||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Bearer Shares||IT||EUR||Nov 2000|
paragon GmbH & Co. KGaA develops, manufactures, and sells electronic components and sensors for the automotive industry in Germany and internationally. It operates through three segments: Electronics, Mechanics, and Electromobility. The Electronics segment develops and sells sensors, microphones, and instruments primarily for the automotive industry. The Electromobility segment manufactures and sells battery systems and battery management systems for various industries. The Mechanics segment develops and markets electromechanical components for the automotive and mechanical manufacturing industries. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Delbrück, Germany.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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