Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

IMCD N.V. sells, markets, and distributes specialty chemicals, and pharmaceutical and food ingredients in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, and the Americas.

Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet with proven track record.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




DE Trade Distributors


DE Market

1 Year Return




DE Trade Distributors


DE Market

Return vs Industry: INX exceeded the German Trade Distributors industry which returned -0.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: INX exceeded the German Market which returned 6.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-10.0%-9.3%-6.8%
30 Day-2.9%-7.1%-3.7%
90 Day2.1%-8.9%-3.6%
1 Year12.6%11.3%0.9%-2.0%9.8%6.5%
3 Year74.4%68.7%-16.3%-22.3%6.8%-2.6%
5 Year172.4%158.6%-7.5%-17.5%12.5%-2.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is IMCD 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: INX (€78.25) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€67.5)

Significantly Below Fair Value: INX is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: INX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (36x) compared to the Trade Distributors industry average (14.4x).

PE vs Market: INX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (36x) compared to the German market (20.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: INX is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: INX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.9x) compared to the DE Trade Distributors industry average (1.2x).

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Future Growth

How is IMCD forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: INX's forecast earnings growth (11.9% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).

Earnings vs Market: INX's earnings (11.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (13% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: INX's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: INX's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: INX's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.6%).

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Past Performance

How has IMCD performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: INX has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: INX's current net profit margins (4.2%) are higher than last year (4.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: INX has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 28% per year.

Accelerating Growth: INX's earnings growth over the past year (25.4%) is below its 5-year average (28% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: INX earnings growth over the past year (25.4%) exceeded the Trade Distributors industry 20.1%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: INX's Return on Equity (13.6%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is IMCD's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: INX's short term assets (€929.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (€641.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: INX's short term assets (€929.1M) exceed its long term liabilities (€638.8M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: INX's debt to equity ratio (98.1%) is considered high.

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

Debt Coverage: INX's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17.4%).

Interest Coverage: INX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.5x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: INX has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: INX's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.2x debt).

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: INX's dividend (1.05%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.43%).

High Dividend: INX's dividend (1.05%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.8%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, INX has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: INX's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (37.9%), INX's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: INX's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (31.2% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Piet Slikke (63yo)





Mr. Pieter C.J. van der Slikke, also known as Piet, has been Chief Executive Officer and Member of Management Board of IMCD N.V. since 1995. Mr. Slikke serves as the Chief Executive Officer at IMCD Group B ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Piet's total compensation ($USD1.63M) is below average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD2.52M).

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

Leadership Team

Pieter C.J. van Slikke
CEO & Member of Management Board25.1yrs€1.50m1.93% 76.6m
Hans J. Kooijmans
CFO & Member of Management Board24.1yrs€1.15m0.021% 816.9k
Olivier Champault
Director Advanced Materials & MD of France2.1yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: INX's management team is seasoned and experienced (24.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

Michel G. Plantevin
Chairman of Supervisory Board3.3yrsno datano data
Janus Smalbraak
Member of Supervisory Board3.8yrsno datano data
Stephan Nanninga
Member of Supervisory Board1.8yrsno datano data
Arjan J. T. Kaaks
Vice Chairman of Supervisory Board5yrsno datano data
Julia Van Lemke-Pears
Member of Supervisory Board3.8yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: INX's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 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.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

IMCD N.V.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: IMCD N.V.
  • Ticker: INX
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1995
  • Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: €3.968b
  • Shares outstanding: 52.45m
  • Website: https://www.imcdgroup.com

Number of Employees


  • IMCD N.V.
  • Wilhelminaplein 32
  • Rotterdam
  • Zuid-Holland
  • 3072 DE
  • Netherlands


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
IMCDENXTAM (Euronext Amsterdam)YesOrdinary SharesNLEURJun 2014
INXDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJun 2014
IMCDABATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBEURJun 2014
0QVULSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBEURJun 2014
IMDZ.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJun 2014


IMCD N.V. sells, markets, and distributes specialty chemicals, and pharmaceutical and food ingredients in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. The company offers detergent surfactants, builders, rheology modifiers, solubilizers, and functional additives; excipients, active pharmaceutical ingredients, specialty solvents, process chemicals, and intermediates for formulation and chemical synthesis; and personal care products, such as color cosmetics, dental products, deodorants, fragrances, hair and skin care chemicals, and toiletries. It also provides additives, fillers, pigments, resins, and specialty solvents to the coatings, paints, construction, adhesives, and inks industries; food ingredients and flavors, and nutrition products; automotive, fuel and refinery, and industrial lubricant additives; and synthesis products, including additives, catalysts, intermediates, monomers, processing aids, reactive diluents, solvents, and surface active agents. In addition, the company offers additives, functional fillers, pigments, polymers, compounds, and masterbatches; and other products. IMCD N.V. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/26 22:54
End of Day Share Price2020/02/26 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.