Varta AG, through its subsidiaries, researches, develops, produces, and sells microbatteries, household batteries, and energy storage solutions worldwide. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with high growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Varta's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: VAR1 is more volatile than 90% of German stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 12% a week.
Volatility Over Time: VAR1's weekly volatility (12%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of German stocks.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: VAR1 underperformed the German Electrical industry which returned 95.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VAR1 exceeded the German Market which returned 44.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Varta's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StAre Institutions Heavily Invested In Varta AG's (ETR:VAR1) Shares?
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1 month ago | Simply Wall StIs Varta AG (ETR:VAR1) Trading At A 39% Discount?
Is Varta undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: VAR1 (€118.95) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€63.81)
Significantly Below Fair Value: VAR1 is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: VAR1 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (50.4x) compared to the DE Electrical industry average (45.9x).
PE vs Market: VAR1 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (50.4x) compared to the German market (28.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: VAR1 is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: VAR1 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (9.6x) compared to the DE Electrical industry average (4.8x).
How is Varta forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: VAR1's forecast earnings growth (31.2% per year) is above the savings rate (0.07%).
Earnings vs Market: VAR1's earnings (31.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the German market (20.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: VAR1's revenue (15.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: VAR1's revenue (15.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: VAR1's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (24.8%)
How has Varta performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VAR1 has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: VAR1's current net profit margins (10.9%) are lower than last year (13.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VAR1's earnings have grown significantly by 57.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: VAR1's earnings growth over the past year (88.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (57.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: VAR1 earnings growth over the past year (88.7%) exceeded the Electrical industry 70.9%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: VAR1's Return on Equity (19.1%) is considered low.
How is Varta's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VAR1's short term assets (€435.9M) exceed its short term liabilities (€377.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: VAR1's short term assets (€435.9M) exceed its long term liabilities (€246.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VAR1 is debt free.
Reducing Debt: VAR1 had no debt 5 years ago.
Debt Coverage: VAR1 has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: VAR1 has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Varta current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: VAR1's dividend (2.08%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.06%).
High Dividend: VAR1's dividend (2.08%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.2%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Too early to tell whether VAR1's dividend payments have been stable as they only just started paying a dividend.
Growing Dividend: Too early to tell if VAR1's dividend payments are increasing as they only just started paying a dividend.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (105.1%), VAR1's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: VAR1's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (9.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Herbert Schein (55 yo)
Mr. Herbert Schein has been the Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer at Varta Microbattery GmbH since November 2008 and serves as a Member of Executive Board. Mr. Schein has been Ma...
Experienced Board: VAR1's board of directors are considered experienced (4.7 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Varta AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Varta AG
- Ticker: VAR1
- Exchange: XTRA
- Founded: 1887
- Industry: Electrical Components and Equipment
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: €4.808b
- Shares outstanding: 40.42m
- Website: https://www.varta-ag.com
Number of Employees
- Varta AG
- VARTA-Platz 1
Varta AG, through its subsidiaries, researches, develops, produces, and sells microbatteries, household batteries, and energy storage solutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Microbatteries &...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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