XTRA:F3C

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Executive Summary

SFC Energy AG develops, produces, and distributes power generation systems and components for off-grid and on-grid applications based on fuel cells and other technologies in North America, Germany, rest of Europe, Asia, and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: F3C is not significantly more volatile than the rest of German stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: F3C's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

19.4%

F3C

-1.7%

DE Electrical

0.7%

DE Market


1 Year Return

80.3%

F3C

49.6%

DE Electrical

3.6%

DE Market

Return vs Industry: F3C exceeded the German Electrical industry which returned 49.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: F3C exceeded the German Market which returned 3.6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

F3CIndustryMarket
7 Day19.4%-1.7%0.7%
30 Day29.5%12.8%5.5%
90 Day48.3%43.9%12.4%
1 Year80.3%80.3%49.8%49.6%6.9%3.6%
3 Year173.0%155.6%39.0%34.9%5.4%-3.9%
5 Year450.1%415.0%35.0%27.7%41.6%21.8%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

Valuation

Is SFC Energy undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

12.4%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: F3C (€20.65) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€23.57)

Significantly Below Fair Value: F3C is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: F3C is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the DE Electrical industry average.

PE vs Market: F3C 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 F3C's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: F3C is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.4x) compared to the DE Electrical industry average (4.7x).


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Future Growth

How is SFC Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

125.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: F3C is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.07%).

Earnings vs Market: F3C is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: F3C's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: F3C's revenue (17.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: F3C's revenue (17.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: F3C's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.1%).


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Past Performance

How has SFC Energy performed over the past 5 years?

40.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: F3C is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: F3C is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: F3C is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 40.2% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare F3C's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: F3C is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electrical industry (20.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: F3C has a negative Return on Equity (-7.78%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is SFC Energy's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: F3C's short term assets (€39.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (€15.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: F3C's short term assets (€39.1M) exceed its long term liabilities (€12.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: F3C's debt to equity ratio (9.9%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: F3C's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 23.8% to 9.9% 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: F3C has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if F3C has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

What is SFC Energy current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate F3C's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate F3C'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 F3C's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if F3C's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of F3C's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.


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Management

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

6.7yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Peter Podesser

no data

Tenure

€1,615,944

Compensation

Dr. Peter Podesser serves as Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman at SFC Energy AG. Dr. Podesser is responsible for SFC Energy AG’s segments clean energy & mobility as well as defense & security. Sin...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Peter's total compensation ($USD1.96M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD933.48K).

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


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Tim van Delden
Independent Chairman of Supervisory Board8.67yrs€50.00kno data
Hubertus Krossa
Independent Member of Supervisory Board6.67yrs€25.00k0.054%
€ 136.6k
Gerhard Schempp
Supervisory Board Member0.58yrno datano data

6.7yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Board: F3C's board of directors are considered experienced (6.7 years average tenure).


Ownership

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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 11.7%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: SFC Energy AG
  • Ticker: F3C
  • Exchange: XTRA
  • Founded: 2000
  • Industry: Electrical Components and Equipment
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: €252.931m
  • Shares outstanding: 14.47m
  • Website: https://www.sfc.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • SFC Energy AG
  • Eugen-SAenger-Ring 7
  • Brunnthal
  • Bavaria
  • 85649
  • Germany

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
F3CDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURApr 2006
F3CXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon StockDEEURApr 2006
0MVYLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBEURApr 2006
SSMF.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDApr 2006
F3CDBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesCommon StockGBEURApr 2006

Biography

SFC Energy AG develops, produces, and distributes power generation systems and components for off-grid and on-grid applications based on fuel cells and other technologies in North America, Germany, rest of...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/21 18:40
End of Day Share Price2021/01/21 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
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.