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Executive Summary

Aker BP ASA engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Snowflake Analysis

High growth potential and slightly overvalued.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




DE Oil and Gas


DE Market

1 Year Return




DE Oil and Gas


DE Market

Return vs Industry: ARC underperformed the German Oil and Gas industry which returned 55.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ARC underperformed the German Market which returned 8.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-0.7%11.2%3.0%
30 Day1.7%9.0%1.7%
90 Day19.2%47.0%20.3%
1 Year-23.0%-27.6%76.9%72.6%15.8%13.3%
3 Year34.6%14.5%27.7%16.4%7.3%-1.3%
5 Year313.7%237.2%217.9%170.0%21.4%5.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News

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Is Aker BP 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: ARC (€17.03) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€25.58)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ARC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the XE Oil and Gas industry average.

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ARC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.8x) compared to the DE Oil and Gas industry average (1.3x).

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Future Growth

How is Aker BP forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 20 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

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

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

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

Revenue vs Market: ARC's revenue (17.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ARC's revenue (17.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: ARC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (36.1%)

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Past Performance

How has Aker BP performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ARC is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: ARC is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ARC is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 40.3% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: ARC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-13.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: ARC has a negative Return on Equity (-5.07%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Aker BP's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ARC's short term assets ($838.9M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($1.2B).

Long Term Liabilities: ARC's short term assets ($838.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($8.8B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ARC's debt to equity ratio (197.1%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: ARC's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 359.5% to 197.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ARC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (42.3%).

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

Balance Sheet

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What is Aker BP current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: ARC's dividend (3.86%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.24%).

High Dividend: ARC's dividend (3.86%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.77%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: ARC has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: ARC's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 4 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

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

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: ARC's dividends in 3 years are not forecast to be well covered by earnings (95.7% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Karl Hersvik (48 yo)





Mr. Karl Johnny Hersvik has been the Chief Executive Officer of Aker BP ASA since May 1, 2014. Mr. Hersvik served as a Senior Vice President at Statoil ASA. Mr. Hersvik has been Senior Vice President of St ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Karl's total compensation ($USD1.37M) is below average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD3.53M).

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

Leadership Team

Karl Hersvik
Chief Executive Officer6.25yrsUS$1.37m0.0017%
$ 105.5k
David Tønne
Chief Financial Officer1.5yrsUS$538.67k0.0016%
$ 100.5k
Terje Solheim
GM of Harstad Office & Employee Representative Director6.42yrsUS$26.00k0.00050%
$ 31.2k
Per Kongelf
Senior Vice President of Improvementno dataUS$591.00kno data
Tommy Sigmundstad
Senior Vice President of Drilling & Wells4.58yrsUS$529.00k0.00043%
$ 26.8k
Ole-Johan Molvig
Senior Vice President of Reservoir Development3.67yrsUS$527.00k0.0027%
$ 166.0k
Evy Glørstad-Clark
Senior Vice President of Exploration2.08yrsUS$495.00k0.0016%
$ 101.7k
Lene Landøy
Senior Vice President of Strategy & Business Development1.58yrsUS$494.76k0.0020%
$ 123.6k
Marit Blaasmo
Senior Vice President of HSEQ1.25yrsUS$484.50kno data
Knut Sandvik
Senior Vice President of Projects1.08yrsUS$379.00kno data
Øyvind Bratsberg
Special Advisorno dataUS$606.00k0.015%
$ 951.2k
Ine Dolve
Senior VP of Operations & Asset Development0.083yrno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: ARC's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Terje Solheim
GM of Harstad Office & Employee Representative Director6.42yrsUS$26.00k0.00050%
$ 31.2k
Kjell Rokke
Director7.33yrsUS$45.00kno data
Finn Berg-Jacobsen
Chairman of Corporate Assemblyno datano datano data
Oyvind Eriksen
Chairman of the Board4.42yrsUS$102.00kno data
Trond Brandsrud
Independent Director4.42yrsUS$68.00kno data
Anne Cannon
Independent Deputy Chair of the Board7.33yrsUS$65.00k0.0034%
$ 209.7k
Gro Kielland
Independent Director6.42yrsUS$50.00k0.00049%
$ 30.6k
Murray Auchincloss
Member of the Board0.33yrno datano data
Katherine Thomson
Director3.92yrsno datano data
Ørjan Holstad
Employee Representative Director2.75yrsUS$22.00k0.00074%
$ 46.2k
Ingard Haugeberg
Employee Representative Director2yrsUS$22.00k0.00027%
$ 16.9k
Anette Helgesen
Employee Representative Director2yrsUS$22.00kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: ARC's board of directors are considered experienced (4.4 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

Aker BP ASA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Aker BP ASA
  • Ticker: ARC
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 2001
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: kr66.547b
  • Listing Market Cap: kr6.242b
  • Shares outstanding: 359.61m
  • Website: https://www.akerbp.com

Number of Employees


  • Aker BP ASA
  • Building B
  • Fornebuporten
  • Fornebu
  • Akershus
  • 1366
  • Norway


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AKERBPOB (Oslo Bors)YesOrdinary SharesNONOKDec 2009
0M5JLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBNOKDec 2009
ARCDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURDec 2009
AKERBOBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBNOKDec 2009
DETN.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDDec 2009


Aker BP ASA engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The company has working interests in 42 fields/projects. As of December 31, 2019, its ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/12 21:47
End of Day Share Price2020/08/12 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.