Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

ALBA SE provides environmental services in Europe.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet average dividend payer.

Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




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1 Year Return




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DE Market

Return vs Industry: ABA exceeded the German Commercial Services industry which returned -32.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ABA underperformed the German Market which returned -17.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day4.5%0.8%7.3%
30 Day-5.0%-22.5%-17.9%
90 Day-2.5%-34.5%-25.8%
1 Year-20.3%-23.8%-29.7%-32.2%-15.1%-17.7%
3 Year12.5%-2.0%-27.5%-33.9%-18.7%-25.6%
5 Year47.8%13.9%-35.3%-44.4%-17.7%-29.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is ALBA 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: ABA (€57.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€74.68)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ABA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (163.8x) compared to the Commercial Services industry average (95.2x).

PE vs Market: ABA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (163.8x) compared to the German market (16.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ABA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.5x) compared to the DE Commercial Services industry average (2.5x).

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Future Growth

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


Forecasted Commercial Services 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 ALBA 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 ALBA performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ABA has a large one-off gain of €562.0K impacting its June 30 2019 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: ABA became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ABA has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 58.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: ABA has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: ABA has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Commercial Services industry (10.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: ABA's Return on Equity (2.7%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is ALBA's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ABA's short term assets (€144.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (€45.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: ABA's short term assets (€144.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (€31.4M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ABA's debt to equity ratio (3.6%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: ABA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 27.6% to 3.6% over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: ABA's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 31.8x debt).

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: ABA is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.

Forecast Cash Runway: ABA is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: ABA's dividend (5.65%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.71%).

High Dividend: ABA's dividend (5.65%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (4.98%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: ABA's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (925.8%), ABA's dividend payments are not 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?


ALBA has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


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

ALBA SE's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: ALBA SE
  • Ticker: ABA
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1991
  • Industry: Environmental and Facilities Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: €565.800m
  • Shares outstanding: 9.84m
  • Website: https://www.interseroh.com

Number of Employees


  • Stollwerckstrasse 9a
  • Cologne
  • 51149
  • Germany


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ABADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJun 1998
0K7CLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBEURJun 1998


ALBA SE provides environmental services in Europe. The company provides transport packaging, sales packaging, containers, kraft paper sacks, deposit solutions, recyclable plastics, waste electrical and electronic equipment, energy-saving bulbs and fluorescent tubes, plastic roofing and waterproofing sheets, and sorting services. It also offers consulting service for facility management and the improvement of recycling rates, pan-European packaging licensing, clearing service, battery recycling, and packaging optimization services, as well as services for dealing with the EU Chemicals Regulation. In addition, it is involved in refurbishing IT and communication devices for reuse, and reusable printer ink/toner cartridges; disposal and waste management activities; and the provision of property and facility management services. Further, the company engages in pooling of returnable transport packaging, pooling of pallets, and reverse logistics operations; and recyclable material trading business. The company was formerly known as INTERSEROH SE and changed its name to ALBA SE in July 2012. ALBA SE was founded in 1991 and is based in Cologne, Germany. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/03/29 21:09
End of Day Share Price2020/03/27 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.