Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft provides banking and capital market services to private and small business customers, corporate clients, multinationals, financial service providers, and institutional clients worldwide.


Trading at 26.3% below its fair value

Earnings are forecast to grow 7.58% per year

Earnings grew by 13.3% over the past year

Risk Analysis

Unstable dividend track record

Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with solid track record and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




DE Banks


DE Market

1 Year Return




DE Banks


DE Market

Return vs Industry: CBK underperformed the German Banks industry which returned -17.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CBK underperformed the German Market which returned 14.9% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.7%-0.6%-0.3%
30 Day-6.7%-6.2%-0.1%
90 Day-9.6%-2.2%7.1%
1 Year-18.9%-21.2%-15.2%-17.8%18.5%14.9%
3 Year-30.7%-32.7%-21.7%-25.4%20.0%9.5%
5 Year-49.6%-52.2%-5.6%-28.4%38.0%19.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is Commerzbank 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: CBK (€5.21) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€7.07)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CBK is good value based on its PE Ratio (8x) compared to the Banks industry average (15.9x).

PE vs Market: CBK is good value based on its PE Ratio (8x) compared to the German market (20.4x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CBK is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CBK is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.2x) compared to the DE Banks industry average (0.8x).

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Future Growth

How is Commerzbank forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CBK's forecast earnings growth (7.6% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).

Earnings vs Market: CBK's earnings (7.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (13% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: CBK's revenue (0.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (4.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CBK's revenue (0.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

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

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Past Performance

How has Commerzbank performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CBK has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CBK's current net profit margins (10%) are higher than last year (9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CBK's earnings have grown by 4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CBK's earnings growth over the past year (13.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CBK earnings growth over the past year (13.3%) exceeded the Banks industry 3.9%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: CBK's Return on Equity (3%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Commerzbank's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: CBK has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: CBK's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.7x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: CBK's level of assets compared to its equity is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: CBK has a low allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: CBK's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: CBK has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: CBK's loans are broadly funded by customer deposits.

Level of Bad Loans: CBK has an appropriate level of bad loans (1.31%)

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: CBK's dividend (3.84%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.37%).

High Dividend: CBK's dividend (3.84%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.57%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: CBK has only been paying a dividend for 4 years, and since then payments have not increased.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30.8%), CBK's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: CBK's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (35.2% payout ratio).

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What is the CEO of Commerzbank's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?


Average management tenure


Martin Zielke (56yo)





Mr. Martin Zielke has been the Chief Executive Officer of Commerzbank AG since May 1, 2016 and has been its Chairman of Board of Managing Directors since May 1, 2016. Mr. Zielke has been the Head of Group  ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Martin's total compensation ($USD3.44M) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD3.62M).

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

Management Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: CBK's management team is considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).

Board Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: CBK's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.

Insider Trading

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.

Management Team

  • Martin Zielke (56yo)

    Chairman of Board of Managing Directors & CEO

    • Tenure: 3.6yrs
    • Compensation: €3.11m
  • Ralph Mandel (53yo)

    Member of the Board of Managing Directors

    • Tenure: 3.6yrs
    • Compensation: €1.55m
  • Michael Reuther (60yo)

    Member of the Board of Managing Directors

    • Tenure: 13.2yrs
    • Compensation: €1.63m
  • Stephan Engels (57yo)

    CFO & Member of the Board of Managing Directors

    • Tenure: 7.7yrs
    • Compensation: €1.52m
  • Toufic Yafoui

    Head of Fixed Income Sales - Middle East

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Roland Boekhout (56yo)

    Member of the Board of Managing Director

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Marcus Chromik (47yo)

    Chief Risk Officer & Member of the Board of Managing Directors

    • Tenure: 3.9yrs
    • Compensation: €1.48m
  • Jörg Hessenmüller (49yo)

    COO & Member of the Board of Managing Directors

    • Tenure: 0.9yrs
  • Bettina Orlopp (49yo)

    Head of HR

    • Tenure: 2.1yrs
    • Compensation: €1.73m
  • Christoph Wortig

    Head of Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Klaus-Peter Müller (75yo)

    Honorary Chairman of Supervisory Board

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs
    • Compensation: €379.50k
  • Wendelin Wiedeking (67yo)

    Member of Central Advisory Board

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Uwe Lüders (67yo)

    Member of the Central Advisory Board

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Uwe Tschäge (52yo)

    Supervisory Board Deputy Chairman - Elected by Employees

    • Tenure: 16.6yrs
    • Compensation: €242.50k
  • Nicholas Teller (60yo)

    Supervisory Board Member

    • Tenure: 5.6yrs
    • Compensation: €185.50k
  • Tobias Guldimann (58yo)

    Supervisory Board Member

    • Tenure: 2.6yrs
    • Compensation: €175.90k
  • Ernst Friedrich Schröder

    Member of Central Advisory Board

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Friedrich Lürßen

    Member of Central Advisory Board

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: €28.60k
  • Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser

    Member of Central Advisory Board

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Stefan Josef Peter Schmittmann (63yo)

    Supervisory Board Chairman

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs
    • Compensation: €248.00k

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: Commerzbank AG
  • Ticker: CBK
  • Exchange: XTRA
  • Founded: 1870
  • Industry: Diversified Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: €6.521b
  • Shares outstanding: 1.25b
  • Website: https://www.commerzbank.com

Number of Employees


  • Commerzbank AG
  • Kaiserplatz
  • Frankfurt am Main
  • Hessen
  • 60261
  • Germany


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COMMERZBANKBUSE (Budapest Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesHUHUFMay 1979
CRZB.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDMay 1979
CBKDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURMay 1979
CBKWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesATEURMay 1979
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0RLWLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBEURMay 1979
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Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft provides banking and capital market services to private and small business customers, corporate clients, multinationals, financial service providers, and institutional client ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

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DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/12/09 21:14
End of Day Share Price2019/12/09 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

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