Stock Analysis Report

Wüstenrot & Württembergische

Executive Summary

Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and insurance products and services to private individuals and businesses in Germany, the Czech Republic, and internationally.

Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued established dividend payer.

Share Price & News

How has Wüstenrot & Württembergische's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: WUW 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: WUW underperformed the German Insurance industry which returned 26% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WUW exceeded the German Market which returned 12.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-3.7%-4.8%-4.7%
30 Day-1.1%-0.3%-4.0%
90 Day-1.5%3.7%-1.4%
1 Year17.1%13.0%26.6%21.3%11.7%8.3%
3 Year14.4%3.4%61.2%41.7%11.4%1.6%
5 Year30.7%11.0%89.4%51.6%15.1%-0.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News

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Is Wüstenrot & Württembergische 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: WUW (€19) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€38.5)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WUW is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.9x) compared to the Insurance industry average (12.6x).

PE vs Market: WUW is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.9x) compared to the German market (21x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: WUW is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (6.6x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WUW is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.4x) compared to the DE Insurance industry average (1.2x).

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Future Growth

How is Wüstenrot & Württembergische forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WUW's forecast earnings growth (1% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).

Earnings vs Market: WUW's earnings (1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (13% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: WUW's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-8.7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WUW's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-8.7% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: WUW's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (5.8%).

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Past Performance

How has Wüstenrot & Württembergische performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WUW has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: WUW's current net profit margins (3.7%) are higher than last year (3.3%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WUW's earnings have declined by -0.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: WUW's earnings growth over the past year (21.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (-0.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: WUW earnings growth over the past year (21.2%) exceeded the Insurance industry 7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: WUW's Return on Equity (5.2%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Wüstenrot & Württembergische's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: WUW has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: WUW's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 10.8x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: WUW's level of assets compared to its equity is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if WUW has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: WUW reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if WUW has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: WUW has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if WUW has an appropriate level of bad loans.

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What is Wüstenrot & Württembergische's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: WUW's dividend (3.41%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.31%).

High Dividend: WUW's dividend (3.41%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.63%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (23.4%), WUW's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: WUW's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (29.1% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Jürgen Junker (50yo)





Mr. Jürgen Albert Junker served as Supervisory Board Chairman and Member of Supervisory Board at Wüstenrot Bank AG Pfandbriefbank since January 01, 2017 until 2019. He serves as Supervisory Board Chairman  ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jürgen's total compensation ($USD1.68M) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD1.52M).

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

Leadership Team

Jürgen Junker
Chairman of the Management Board & CEO3.1yrs€1.55mno data
Frank Weber
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board8.7yrs€77.80kno data
Michael Gutjahr
Labor Director5.8yrs€722.60kno data
Jens Wieland
Chief Information Officer7.6yrs€787.20kno data
Jürgen Steffan
Chief Risk Officer & Member of Management Board1.6yrsno datano data
Matthias Schell
Head of Group Accounting0yrs€12.00kno data
Michael Ellwanger
Head of Investor Relations0yrsno datano data
Susanne Pauser
Chief Human Resources Officer5.8yrsno datano data
Margret Obladen
Head of Group Law0yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: WUW's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Frank Weber
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board8.7yrs€77.80kno data
Reiner Hagemann
Supervisory Board Member13.7yrs€39.00kno data
Hans Sauer
Supervisory Board Chairman14.7yrs€112.50kno data
Marika Lulay
Supervisory Board Member3.7yrs€29.20kno data
Corinna Linner
Supervisory Board Member4.7yrs€47.00kno data
Peter Buschbeck
Supervisory Board Member5.8yrs€35.00kno data
Ute Hobinka
Supervisory Board Member8.7yrs€35.00kno data
Jochen Höpken
Supervisory Board Member8.7yrs€30.00kno data
Christoph Seeger
Supervisory Board Member8.7yrs€65.00kno data
Andreas Rothbauer
Supervisory Board Member9.1yrs€59.00kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: WUW's board of directors are considered experienced (8.7 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.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG
  • Ticker: WUW
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1828
  • Industry: Life and Health Insurance
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Market Cap: €1.781b
  • Shares outstanding: 93.62m
  • Website: https://www.ww-ag.com

Number of Employees


  • Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG
  • Gutenbergstrasse 30
  • Stuttgart
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • 70176
  • Germany


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WUWDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURSep 1999
WUWXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURSep 1999
0GJNLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBEURSep 1999
WUWSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesCHCHFSep 1999
WUWWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesATEURSep 1999
WUWdBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBEURSep 1999
WUWETLX (Eurotlx)YesOrdinary SharesITEURSep 1999
WRTT.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDSep 1999


Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and insurance products and services to private individuals and businesses in Germany, the Czech Republic, and internationally. It operates through Home Loan and Savings Bank, Life and Health Insurance, and Property/Casualty Insurance segments. The Home Loan and Savings Bank segment offers home loan savings and banking products primarily for private customers, such as home loan savings contracts, bridging loans, savings and investment products, current accounts, call money accounts, Maestro and credit cards, and mortgage and bank loans. The Life and Health Insurance segment provides life and health insurance products for individuals and groups, including classic and unit-linked life and annuity insurance, term insurance, classic and unit-linked Riester and basic pensions, and occupational disability insurance, as well as full and supplementary private health insurance and nursing care insurance. The Property/Casualty Insurance segment provides a range of insurance products for private and corporate customers, including general liability, casualty, motor, household, residential building, legal protection, transport, and technical insurance. It also engages in the property development; and provision of asset management services. The company distributes its products and services directly, as well as through partners, brokers, and in-house mobile sales force. The company was founded in 1828 and is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/25 21:03
End of Day Share Price2020/02/25 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.