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KWS

KWS SAAT SE KGaAXTRA:KWS Stock Report

Last Price

€69.50

Market Cap

€2.3b

7D

-8.2%

1Y

-5.6%

Updated

21 Jan, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
KWS fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation1/6
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health4/6
Dividends5/6

KWS Stock Overview

KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA develops, produces, and distributes seeds for farmers in Germany, rest of Europe, North and South America, and internationally.

KWS SAAT SE KGaA Competitors

BASF

XTRA:BAS

€61.9b

Bayer

XTRA:BAYN

€51.8b

DuPont de Nemours

NYSE:DD

US$41.0b

Corteva

NYSE:CTVA

US$33.9b

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for KWS SAAT SE KGaA
Historical stock prices
Current Share Price€69.50
52 Week High€80.90
52 Week Low€67.50
Beta0.72
1 Month Change-1.84%
3 Month Change-6.84%
1 Year Change-5.57%
3 Year Change18.60%
5 Year Change20.70%
Change since IPO1,346.64%

Recent News & Updates

Dec 30
With EPS Growth And More, KWS SAAT SE KGaA (ETR:KWS) Is Interesting

With EPS Growth And More, KWS SAAT SE KGaA (ETR:KWS) Is Interesting

Like a puppy chasing its tail, some new investors often chase 'the next big thing', even if that means buying 'story...

Nov 25
This Is Why KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA's (ETR:KWS) CEO Can Expect A Bump Up In Their Pay Packet

This Is Why KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA's (ETR:KWS) CEO Can Expect A Bump Up In Their Pay Packet

The decent performance at KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA ( ETR:KWS ) recently will please most shareholders as they go into the...

Shareholder Returns

KWSDE FoodDE Market
7D-8.2%-3.6%-0.8%
1Y-5.6%1.6%10.0%

Return vs Industry: KWS underperformed the German Food industry which returned 1.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: KWS underperformed the German Market which returned 9.7% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is KWS's price volatile compared to industry and market?
KWS volatility
KWS Average Weekly Movement3.5%
Food Industry Average Movement5.2%
Market Average Movement5.0%
10% most volatile stocks in DE Market9.7%
10% least volatile stocks in DE Market2.6%

Stable Share Price: KWS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of German stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: KWS's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
18564,687Hagen Duenbostelhttps://www.kws.com

KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA develops, produces, and distributes seeds for farmers in Germany, rest of Europe, North and South America, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Corn, Sugarbeet, Cereals, and Vegetables segments. The Corn segment produces and distributes seed for corn, soybeans, and sunflowers.

KWS SAAT SE KGaA Fundamentals Summary

How do KWS SAAT SE KGaA's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
KWS fundamental statistics
Market Cap€2.32b
Earnings (TTM)€115.21m
Revenue (TTM)€1.35b

19.9x

P/E Ratio

1.7x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
KWS income statement (TTM)
Revenue€1.35b
Cost of Revenue€570.69m
Gross Profit€776.24m
Expenses€661.03m
Earnings€115.21m

Last Reported Earnings

Sep 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Feb 14, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)3.49
Gross Margin57.63%
Net Profit Margin8.55%
Debt/Equity Ratio79.6%

How did KWS perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

1.2%

Current Dividend Yield

23%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

Is KWS SAAT SE KGaA undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

19.91x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: KWS (€70.2) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€39.56)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: KWS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.1x) compared to the European Food industry average (19.6x).

PE vs Market: KWS is good value based on its PE Ratio (20.1x) compared to the German market (20.9x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: KWS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.6x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: KWS's PB Ratio (2.3x) is in line with the DE Food industry average.


Future Growth

How is KWS SAAT SE KGaA forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

7.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: KWS's forecast earnings growth (7.7% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.01%).

Earnings vs Market: KWS's earnings (7.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (10.6% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: KWS's revenue (4.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (5.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: KWS's revenue (4.3% 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 (11.1%).


Past Performance

How has KWS SAAT SE KGaA performed over the past 5 years?

0.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: KWS has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: KWS's current net profit margins (8.6%) are higher than last year (7.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: KWS's earnings have grown by 0.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: KWS's earnings growth over the past year (22.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (0.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: KWS earnings growth over the past year (22.5%) exceeded the Food industry 14.1%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: KWS's Return on Equity (11.4%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is KWS SAAT SE KGaA's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: KWS's short term assets (€1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities (€607.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: KWS's short term assets (€1.2B) exceed its long term liabilities (€881.5M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: KWS's net debt to equity ratio (55%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: KWS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 35.6% to 79.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: KWS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (21.2%).

Interest Coverage: KWS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (15.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is KWS SAAT SE KGaA current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.15%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: KWS's dividend (1.14%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.03%).

High Dividend: KWS's dividend (1.14%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.36%).


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 (22.9%), 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 (22% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

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

8.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Hagen Duenbostel (51 yo)

18.5yrs

Tenure

€1,344,026

Compensation

Dr. Hagen Duenbostel has been the Chief Executive Officer of KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA since January 01, 2015 and has been its Member of the Executive Board since July 1, 2003. Dr. Duenbostel is Spokesman of...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Hagen's total compensation ($USD1.52M) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD2.03M).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: KWS's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: KWS's board of directors are considered experienced (5 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
  • Ticker: KWS
  • Exchange: XTRA
  • Founded: 1856
  • Industry: Agricultural Products
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Implied Market Cap: €2.317b
  • Shares outstanding: 33.00m
  • Website: https://www.kws.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
  • Grimsehlstrasse 31
  • Einbeck
  • Lower Saxony
  • 37574
  • Germany

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/21 18:54
End of Day Share Price2022/01/21 00:00
Earnings2021/09/30
Annual Earnings2021/06/30


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.