SZU Stock Overview
Südzucker AG produces and sells sugar products in Germany and internationally.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||€14.63|
|52 Week High||€15.14|
|52 Week Low||€9.75|
|1 Month Change||17.23%|
|3 Month Change||24.51%|
|1 Year Change||9.84%|
|3 Year Change||-1.75%|
|5 Year Change||-19.81%|
|Change since IPO||-1.56%|
Recent News & Updates
|SZU||DE Food||DE Market|
Return vs Industry: SZU exceeded the German Food industry which returned -0.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SZU exceeded the German Market which returned -22% over the past year.
|SZU Average Weekly Movement||3.9%|
|Food Industry Average Movement||6.4%|
|Market Average Movement||5.6%|
|10% most volatile stocks in DE Market||10.0%|
|10% least volatile stocks in DE Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: SZU is less volatile than 75% of German stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SZU's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Südzucker AG produces and sells sugar products in Germany and internationally. It operates through five segments: Sugar, Special Products, CropEnergies, Starch, and Fruit. The Sugar segment produces and sells sugar, sugar specialty products, glucose syrup, and animal feed to food industry, retailers, and agriculture markets, as well as offers by-products of sugar.
Südzucker Fundamentals Summary
|SZU fundamental statistics|
Is SZU overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|SZU income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||€5.15b|
Last Reported Earnings
Feb 28, 2022
Next Earnings Date
Jul 07, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.32|
|Net Profit Margin||0.86%|
How did SZU perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.7%Current Dividend Yield
Does SZU pay a reliable dividends?See SZU dividend history and benchmarks
|Südzucker dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Jul 15 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Jul 19 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||19 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||23 days|
Does SZU pay a reliable dividends?See SZU dividend history and benchmarks
Is SZU undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for SZU?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is SZU's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does SZU's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|SZU PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: SZU is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (45.5x) compared to the peer average (19.1x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does SZU's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Food Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: SZU is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (45.5x) compared to the European Food industry average (17.3x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is SZU's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||45.5x|
|Fair PE Ratio||37.2x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: SZU is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (45.5x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (37.2x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of SZU when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: SZU (€14.63) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€89.47)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SZU is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SZU is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.2x)
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How is Südzucker forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Future Growth Score3/6
Future Growth Score 3/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SZU's forecast earnings growth (20.3% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.05%).
Earnings vs Market: SZU's earnings (20.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the German market (8.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SZU's earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SZU's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (4.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SZU's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SZU's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (6.1%).
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How has Südzucker performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score3/6
Past Performance Score 3/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SZU has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SZU became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SZU has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -20.2% per year.
Accelerating Growth: SZU has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: SZU has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Food industry (14.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SZU's Return on Equity (3.3%) is considered low.
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How is Südzucker's financial position?
Financial Health Score5/6
Financial Health Score 5/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SZU's short term assets (€4.3B) exceed its short term liabilities (€2.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: SZU's short term assets (€4.3B) exceed its long term liabilities (€2.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SZU's net debt to equity ratio (37.3%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: SZU's debt to equity ratio has increased from 23.2% to 48.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SZU's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (26.9%).
Interest Coverage: SZU's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10x coverage).
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What is Südzucker current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 2/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SZU's dividend (2.73%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.47%).
High Dividend: SZU's dividend (2.73%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (4.53%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SZU's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SZU's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its high payout ratio (124.5%), SZU's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (56%), SZU's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Niels Pörksen (58 yo)
Dr. Niels Pörksen serves as Independent Director at AGCO Corporation since October 21, 2021. He serves as Group Executive of Portfolio at Nufarm Finance (NZ) Limited. He served as Group Executive of Portfo...
Experienced Management: SZU's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: SZU's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.3 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.
Südzucker AG's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Südzucker AG
- Ticker: SZU
- Exchange: XTRA
- Founded: 1837
- Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Implied Market Cap: €2.986b
- Shares outstanding: 204.08m
- Website: https://www.suedzucker.de
Number of Employees
- Südzucker AG
- Maximilianstrasse 10
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/06/25 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/06/24 00:00|
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.