Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Alexanderwerk Aktiengesellschaft engages in the development, production, and sale of compaction and granulation machines for the chemical, pharmaceutical, and powder industries worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with proven track record.

Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ALX'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: ALX exceeded the German Machinery industry which returned -29.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ALX underperformed the German Market which returned -16.6% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day10.4%1.8%2.1%
30 Day-6.1%-13.2%-12.6%
90 Day-22.5%-27.4%-22.9%
1 Year-21.3%-24.2%-27.8%-29.9%-14.2%-16.6%
3 Year239.5%227.0%-40.4%-44.6%-14.8%-21.9%
5 Year438.2%418.4%-28.6%-36.6%-16.6%-27.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Alexanderwerk 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: ALX (€13.8) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€15.11)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ALX is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.6x) compared to the Machinery industry average (10.6x).

PE vs Market: ALX is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.6x) compared to the German market (16.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate ALX's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ALX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the DE Machinery industry average (1.1x).

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Future Growth

How is Alexanderwerk forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Capital Goods industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Alexanderwerk has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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Past Performance

How has Alexanderwerk performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ALX has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: ALX's current net profit margins (15.8%) are higher than last year (15%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ALX's earnings have grown significantly by 36.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ALX's earnings growth over the past year (14.7%) is below its 5-year average (36.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: ALX earnings growth over the past year (14.7%) exceeded the Machinery industry -19.9%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: ALX's Return on Equity (34.5%) is considered high.

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Financial Health

How is Alexanderwerk's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ALX's short term assets (€18.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (€6.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: ALX's short term assets (€18.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (€3.6M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ALX's debt to equity ratio (13%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: ALX had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.

Debt Coverage: ALX's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: ALX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (44.6x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: ALX's dividend (6.01%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.67%).

High Dividend: ALX's dividend (6.01%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (4.71%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Too early to tell whether ALX's dividend payments have been stable as they only just started paying a dividend.

Growing Dividend: Too early to tell if ALX's dividend payments are increasing as they only just started paying a dividend.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (33.7%), ALX's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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


CEO Compensation


Alexander Schmidt





Dr. -Ing. Alexander Schmidt has been Chief Executive Officer and Member of Executive Board at Alexanderwerk AG since January 10, 2016. 

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Alexander's total compensation ($USD411.30K) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD421.37K).

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


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

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

Key Information

  • Name: Alexanderwerk Aktiengesellschaft
  • Ticker: ALX
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1885
  • Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: €24.840m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.80m
  • Website: https://www.alexanderwerk.com

Number of Employees


  • Alexanderwerk Aktiengesellschaft
  • Kippdorfstrasse 6-24
  • Remscheid
  • 42857
  • Germany


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ALXDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1992
0DK0LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBEURJan 1992


Alexanderwerk Aktiengesellschaft engages in the development, production, and sale of compaction and granulation machines for the chemical, pharmaceutical, and powder industries worldwide. Its products include roller compactors, moist granulators, rotor fine granulators, and grater/shredders. The company also provides spares and wear parts; and maintenance, inspection and quality test, calibration, training, and technological advice, as well as on-site repair services. Alexanderwerk Aktiengesellschaft was founded in 1885 and is based in Remscheid, Germany. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/08 00:42
End of Day Share Price2020/04/07 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

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.