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Executive Summary

HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft engages in the construction business worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

Reasonable growth potential average dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: HOT's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




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1 Year Return




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Return vs Industry: HOT exceeded the German Construction industry which returned -20.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HOT underperformed the German Market which returned 5.6% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day9.7%9.5%6.8%
30 Day27.8%26.9%14.0%
90 Day8.8%7.7%7.5%
1 Year-12.0%-18.8%-14.0%-20.4%7.4%5.6%
3 Year-39.9%-48.0%-39.8%-47.7%0.3%-7.3%
5 Year54.0%28.8%49.2%25.9%12.4%-2.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is HOCHTIEF 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: HOT (€86.75) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€291.19)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HOT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.2x) compared to the XE Construction industry average (1.1x).

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Future Growth

How is HOCHTIEF forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: HOT is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.2%).

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

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

Revenue vs Market: HOT's revenue (3.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (5.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: HOT's revenue (3.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: HOT's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (41.8%).

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Past Performance

How has HOCHTIEF performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HOT is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: HOT is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HOT is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 20.7% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: HOT is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Construction industry (7.6%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: HOT has a negative Return on Equity (-24.06%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is HOCHTIEF's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HOT's short term assets (€13.2B) exceed its short term liabilities (€10.8B).

Long Term Liabilities: HOT's short term assets (€13.2B) exceed its long term liabilities (€6.6B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HOT's debt to equity ratio (432.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: HOT's debt to equity ratio has increased from 114.2% to 432.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: HOT's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (21.7%).

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

Balance Sheet

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: HOT's dividend (6.69%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.26%).

High Dividend: HOT's dividend (6.69%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.74%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: HOT's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: HOT's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

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

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: HOT's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (56.7% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Marcelino Fernández Verdes (64yo)





Mr. Marcelino Fernández Verdes, Civ Eng, has been Executive Chairman of CIMIC Group Limited since June 11, 2014 and its Executive Director since October 10, 2012. Mr. Fernández Verdes has been the Chairman ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Marcelino's total compensation ($USD5.62M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD3.14M).

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

Leadership Team

Marcelino Fernández Verdes
Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO7.58yrs€4.96mno data
Peter-Wilhelm Sassenfeld
CFO & Member of the Executive Board8.58yrs€2.45mno data
Nikolaus Graf von Matuschka
Labor Director & Member of Executive Board6.08yrs€1.43mno data
José Ignacio Escobar
COO & Member of the Executive Board6.08yrs€1.24mno data
Nadine Wärmer
Investor Relations Officerno datano datano data
Georg von Bronk
Chief Compliance Officerno datano datano data
Bernd Pütter
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communicationsno datano datano data
Martina Steffen
Head of Human Resourcesno datano datano data
Michael Pinkney
Head of Corporate Strategy6.75yrsno datano data
Alexandra Albrecht-Baba
Head of Corporate Complianceno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: HOT's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz
Independent Member of the Supervisory Board8.17yrs€71.00kno data
Ángel Manuel García Altozano
Member of the Supervisory Board13yrs€148.00kno data
Pedro Jose López Jiménez
Chairman of the Supervisory Board5.67yrs€204.50kno data
José Luis Del Valle Pérez
Member of the Supervisory Board9.08yrs€117.00kno data
Christine Wolff
Independent Member of the Supervisory Board5.67yrs€107.00kno data
Carsten Burckhardt
Employee Representative Member of the Supervisory Board6.58yrs€107.50kno data
Klaus Stümper
Employee Representative Member of the Supervisory Board6.58yrs€117.00kno data
Matthias Maurer
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board4.08yrs€148.00kno data
Nikolaos Paraskevopoulos
Employee Representative Member of the Supervisory Board6.58yrs€105.50kno data
Beate Bell
Independent Member of the Supervisory Board5.17yrs€107.00kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: HOT's board of directors are considered experienced (6.6 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

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

Key Information

  • Name: HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft
  • Ticker: HOT
  • Exchange: XTRA
  • Founded: 1873
  • Industry: Construction and Engineering
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: €6.029b
  • Shares outstanding: 69.50m
  • Website: https://www.hochtief.com

Number of Employees


  • HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft
  • Alfredstrasse 236
  • Essen
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 45133
  • Germany


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HOCF.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesBearer SharesUSUSDJan 1992
HOTDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesBearer SharesDEEURJan 1992
HOTXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesBearer SharesDEEURJan 1992
0EPWLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesBearer SharesGBEURJan 1992
HOTDBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesBearer SharesGBEURJan 1992
HOTSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesBearer SharesCHCHFJan 1992
HOTETLX (Eurotlx)YesBearer SharesITEURJan 1992
HOTWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesBearer SharesATEURJan 1992


HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft engages in the construction business worldwide. The company operates through HOCHTIEF Americas, HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific, and HOCHTIEF Europe divisions. The HOCHTIEF Americas division provides building and transportation infrastructure construction services primarily in the United States and Canada. The HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific division offers construction, mining and mineral processing, engineering, asset management, and maintenance services in the Asia-Pacific region. This division also undertakes public-private partnerships (PPP). The HOCHTIEF Europe division provides services primarily for infrastructure and building construction projects, as well as PPP. This division primarily focuses on the transportation, energy, and social and urban infrastructure segments. It also designs, develops, builds, operates, and manages real estate properties, as well as provides project financing and management services. The company also provides insurance products; and reinsurance products primarily for contractors’ casualty and surety, subcontractor default, liability, and occupational accident insurance. HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Essen, Germany. HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft is a subsidiary of ACS, Actividades de Construcción y Servicios, S.A. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/05 09:51
End of Day Share Price2020/06/04 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.