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Executive Summary

HeidelbergCement AG produces and distributes cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, and asphalt worldwide. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Fair value with moderate growth potential.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

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

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




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1 Year Return




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Return vs Industry: HEI exceeded the German Basic Materials industry which returned 0.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HEI exceeded the German Market which returned 2.3% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-1.4%-2.0%-1.2%
30 Day9.9%7.5%1.8%
90 Day21.0%16.9%8.1%
1 Year5.5%4.3%3.8%0.4%5.6%2.3%
3 Year-23.0%-27.9%-0.4%-9.4%3.6%-5.5%
5 Year9.4%-1.1%41.7%22.6%41.3%21.3%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is HeidelbergCement 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: HEI (€66.78) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€229.93)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HEI is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the XE Basic Materials industry average.

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HEI is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the XE Basic Materials industry average (1.2x).

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Future Growth

How is HeidelbergCement forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 21 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: HEI is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.07%).

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

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

Revenue vs Market: HEI's revenue (3.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (5.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: HEI's revenue (3.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: HEI's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.6%).

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Past Performance

How has HeidelbergCement performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HEI is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: HEI is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HEI is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 17.4% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: HEI is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Basic Materials industry (-7.8%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: HEI has a negative Return on Equity (-14.35%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is HeidelbergCement's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HEI's short term assets (€7.5B) exceed its short term liabilities (€6.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: HEI's short term assets (€7.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities (€12.5B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HEI's debt to equity ratio (71.1%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: HEI's debt to equity ratio has increased from 49.3% to 71.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: HEI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (26.8%).

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

Balance Sheet

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What is HeidelbergCement current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: HEI's dividend (0.9%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.02%).

High Dividend: HEI's dividend (0.9%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.51%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: HEI's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

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

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: HEI's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (33% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Dominik von Achten (55 yo)





Dr. Dominik von Achten has been Chairman of Managing Board at HeidelbergCement AG (a/k/a HeidelbergCement Group) since February 1, 2020 and served as its Vice Chairman of Management Board since February 1,...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Dominik's total compensation ($USD4.35M) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD5.38M).

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

Leadership Team

Dominik von Achten
Chairman of Managing Board0.92yr€3.60mno data
Lorenz Näger
CFO, Head of Finance0.92yr€2.99mno data
Ernest Jelito
Member of the Managing Board1.5yrs€1.57mno data
Hakan Gürdal
Member of Managing Board4.92yrs€2.52mno data
Kevin Gluskie
Member of Managing Board4.92yrs€3.54mno data
Jon Morrish
Member of Managing Board4.92yrs€3.11mno data
Chris Ward
Member of Management Board1.33yrs€1.75mno data
Anna Toborek
Director of Group Corporate Financeno datano datano data
Christoph Beumelburg
Head of Group Communication & Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Andreas Schnurr
Director of Group Human Resources & Group Complianceno datano datano data
Wolfram Gärtner
Acting Director of Group Legalno datano datano data
Severin Weig
Director of Group Treasury5.83yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: HEI's management team is considered experienced (3.2 years average tenure).

Board Members

John Baker
Member of Advisory Council17yrsno datano data
Friedrich von Metzler
Member of Advisory Councilno datano datano data
Fritz-Jürgen Heckmann
Chairman of the Supervisory Board15.92yrs€257.00kno data
Paul Vanfrachem
Member of Advisor Councilno datano datano data
Ludwig Merckle
Member of Supervisory Board21.58yrs€165.90k26.7%
€ 3.5b
Marinus Platschorre
Member of Advisory Councilno datano datano data
Jacques Merceron-Vicat
Member of Advisory Councilno datano datano data
Karl Kronimus
Member of Advisory Councilno datano datano data
Jochen Kirchhoff
Member of Advisory Councilno datano datano data
Heinz Schmitt
Deputy Chairman of Employee Representative Supervisory Board11.67yrs€177.00kno data
Tobias Merckle
Member of Supervisory Board14.67yrs€90.00kno data
Luka Mucic
Member of Supervisory Board1.67yrs€101.40kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: HEI's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 15.3 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

HeidelbergCement AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: HeidelbergCement AG
  • Ticker: HEI
  • Exchange: XTRA
  • Founded: 1873
  • Industry: Construction Materials
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: €13.250b
  • Shares outstanding: 198.42m
  • Website: https://www.heidelbergcement.com

Number of Employees


  • HeidelbergCement AG
  • Berliner Strasse 6
  • Heidelberg
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • 69120
  • Germany


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HLBZ.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDJan 1992
HEIDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURJan 1992
HEIXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon SharesDEEURJan 1992
0MG2LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesGBEURJan 1992
HEIDBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesCommon SharesGBEURJan 1992
HEI NBMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon SharesMXMXNJan 1992
HEIDSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesCommon SharesCHCHFJan 1992
HEIBIT (Borsa Italiana)YesCommon SharesITEURJan 1992
HEIWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesATEURJan 1992


HeidelbergCement AG produces and distributes cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, and asphalt worldwide. The company provides cement products, including special cements with targeted characteristics, ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/16 19:34
End of Day Share Price2021/01/15 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.