KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, production, and distribution of seeds for farmers worldwide.
Average dividend payer with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has KWS SAAT SE KGaA's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: KWS has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: KWS underperformed the German Food industry which returned 11.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KWS underperformed the German Market which returned 14.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is KWS SAAT SE KGaA's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StDid KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (ETR:KWS) Use Debt To Deliver Its ROE Of 11%?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why We Don't Think KWS SAAT SE KGaA's (ETR:KWS) Statutory Earnings Reflect Its Underlying Earnings Potential
1 month ago | Simply Wall StKWS SAAT SE KGaA (ETR:KWS) Has A Somewhat Strained Balance Sheet
Is KWS SAAT SE KGaA 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: KWS (€58.5) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€53.14)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KWS is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KWS is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.7x) compared to the Food industry average (22.6x).
PE vs Market: KWS is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.7x) compared to the German market (20.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KWS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KWS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.1x) compared to the DE Food industry average (2x).
How is KWS SAAT SE KGaA forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KWS's forecast earnings growth (7.9% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: KWS's earnings (7.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (13.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: KWS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: KWS's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KWS's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: KWS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.6%).
How has KWS SAAT SE KGaA performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KWS has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: KWS's current net profit margins (8.4%) are lower than last year (9.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KWS's earnings have grown by 11.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: KWS's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: KWS had negative earnings growth (-0.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Food industry average (8.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: KWS's Return on Equity (10.6%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is KWS SAAT SE KGaA's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KWS's short term assets (€1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities (€537.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: KWS's short term assets (€1.1B) exceed its long term liabilities (€810.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KWS's debt to equity ratio (80.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: KWS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 40.2% to 80.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KWS's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (7.5%).
Interest Coverage: KWS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.5x coverage).
Inventory Level: KWS has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: KWS's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.4x debt).
What is KWS SAAT SE KGaA's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: KWS's dividend (1.15%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.31%).
High Dividend: KWS's dividend (1.15%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.57%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: KWS's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: KWS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (22.5%), KWS's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: KWS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (20.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Hagen Duenbostel (49yo)
Dr. Hagen Duenbostel has been the Chief Executive Officer of KWS Saat SE since January 01, 2015 and has been its Member of the Executive Board since July 1, 2003. Dr. Duenbostel is Spokesman of the Executi ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Hagen's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD1.47M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Hagen's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Member of the Executive Board||5.1yrs||€1.16m||no data|
|Member of the Executive Board & CFO||0yrs||€953.99k||no data|
|Member of the Executive Board||13.1yrs||€1.04m||no data|
|Member of the Executive Board||5.3yrs||€931.66k||no data|
|Head of Cereals Segment & Member of the Executive Board||1.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Investor Relations||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Logistics||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: KWS's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.2 years average tenure).
|Honorary Member of the Supervisory Board||3.1yrs||€42.00k||54.49% €1.1b|
|Chairman of the Supervisory Board||12.2yrs||€168.00k||no data|
|Member of the Supervisory Board||12.2yrs||€61.00k||no data|
|Member of the Supervisory Board||2.2yrs||no data||no data|
|Member of the Supervisory Board||12.2yrs||€66.00k||no data|
|Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board||0yrs||€28.00k||no data|
|Member of the Supervisory Board||2.7yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: KWS's board of directors are considered experienced (7.6 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.
KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
- Ticker: KWS
- Exchange: XTRA
- Founded: 1856
- Industry: Agricultural Products
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Market Cap: €1.927b
- Shares outstanding: 32.95m
- Website: https://www.kws.com
Number of Employees
- KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
- Grimsehlstr. 31
- Postfach 1463
- Lower Saxony
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|KWS||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Bearer Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|KWS||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Bearer Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|0F1N||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Bearer Shares||GB||EUR||Jan 1992|
|KNKZ.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Bearer Shares||US||USD||Jan 1992|
|KWSD||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Bearer Shares||GB||EUR||Jan 1992|
|KWS||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Bearer Shares||CH||CHF||Jan 1992|
|KWS||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Bearer Shares||AT||EUR||Jan 1992|
KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, production, and distribution of seeds for farmers worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Corn, Sugarbeet, and Cereals. The Corn segment offers corn, rapeseed, sunflower, sorghum, millet, and field crop seeds. The Sugarbeet segment provides sugar beet, and energy beet seeds, as well as animal feed. The Cereals segment offers wheat, rye, hybrid rye, winter barley, spring barley, oil and field crop, and organic seeds. The company also provides seeds for fodder beets, soybeans, grain peas, and catch crops. KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in Einbeck, Germany.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/19 21:23|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/19 00:00|
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