K+S Aktiengesellschaft, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a minerals company worldwide.
Fair value with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has K+S's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SDF's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SDF underperformed the German Chemicals industry which returned -6.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SDF underperformed the German Market which returned 4.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is K+S's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is K+S 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: SDF (€6.23) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€8.63)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SDF is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SDF is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Chemicals industry average.
PE vs Market: SDF 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 SDF's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SDF is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.3x) compared to the DE Chemicals industry average (1.5x).
How is K+S 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: SDF is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.2%).
Earnings vs Market: SDF is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: SDF's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SDF's revenue (5.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (5.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SDF's revenue (5.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SDF's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (1.9%).
How has K+S performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SDF is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: SDF is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SDF is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -45.1% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SDF's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: SDF is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Chemicals industry (-16.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SDF has a negative Return on Equity (-0.51%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is K+S's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SDF's short term assets (€2.1B) exceed its short term liabilities (€1.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: SDF's short term assets (€2.1B) do not cover its long term liabilities (€4.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SDF's debt to equity ratio (75.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: SDF's debt to equity ratio has increased from 34.3% to 75.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SDF's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17.6%).
Interest Coverage: SDF is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is K+S's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SDF's dividend (2.41%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.26%).
High Dividend: SDF's dividend (2.41%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.8%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SDF's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SDF's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: SDF is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SDF's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (38% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Burkhard Lohr (56yo)
Dr. Burkhard Lohr has been Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors at K+S Aktiengesellschaft since May 12, 2017 and has been its Member of Board of Executive Directors since June 01, 2012 and serves a ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Burkhard's total compensation ($USD5.57M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD1.53M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Burkhard's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors||3.08yrs||€4.96m||no data|
|CFO & Member of Board of Executive Directors||3.08yrs||€3.60m||no data|
|Member of Board of Executive Directors||7.67yrs||€2.85m||no data|
|Labor Relations Director & Member of Board of Executive Directors||0.58yr||no data||no data|
|Head of Investor Relations||0.50yr||no data||no data|
|Head of Corporate Communications||2.33yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Public Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Public Affairs||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Online & Project Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Representative Office Berlin||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: SDF's management team is considered experienced (2.7 years average tenure).
|Independent Supervisory Board Member||2.08yrs||€103.75k||no data|
|Independent Chairman of Supervisory Board||3.08yrs||€261.50k||no data|
|Independent Member of Supervisory Board||10.67yrs||€113.50k||no data|
|Independent Member of Supervisory Board||17.08yrs||€133.75k||no data|
|Employee representative Supervisory Board Member||7.08yrs||€122.50k||no data|
|Employee Representative Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Board||2.08yrs||€187.50k||no data|
|Independent Supervisory Board Member||5.08yrs||€115.00k||no data|
|Independent Member of Supervisory Board||3.08yrs||€138.25k||no data|
|Employee Representative Supervisory Board Member||5.92yrs||€115.75k||no data|
|Employee Representative Supervisory Board Member||4.42yrs||€103.75k||no data|
Experienced Board: SDF's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 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.
K+S Aktiengesellschaft's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: K+S Aktiengesellschaft
- Ticker: SDF
- Exchange: XTRA
- Founded: 1889
- Industry: Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: €1.178b
- Shares outstanding: 191.40m
- Website: https://www.k-plus-s.com
Number of Employees
- K+S Aktiengesellschaft
- Bertha-von-Suttner Strasse 7
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SDF||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Bearer Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|SDF||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Bearer Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|0Q2N||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Bearer Shares||GB||EUR||Jan 1992|
|KPLU.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Bearer Shares||US||USD||Jan 1992|
|SDFD||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Bearer Shares||GB||EUR||Jan 1992|
|SDF||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Bearer Shares||CH||CHF||Jan 1992|
|SDF||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Bearer Shares||AT||EUR||Jan 1992|
|13421328||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Bearer Shares||CH||EUR||Jan 1992|
|SDF||BIT (Borsa Italiana)||Yes||Bearer Shares||IT||EUR||Jan 1992|
|KPLU.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||ADR EACH 2 REP 1 ORD||US||USD||Feb 2009|
|SDF1||BST (Boerse-Stuttgart)||ADR EACH 2 REP 1 ORD||DE||EUR||Feb 2009|
|SDF1||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||ADR EACH 2 REP 1 ORD||DE||EUR||Feb 2009|
|SDF1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||ADR EACH 2 REP 1 ORD||DE||EUR||Feb 2009|
K+S Aktiengesellschaft, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a minerals company worldwide. It operates through Agriculture, Industry, Consumers, and Communities segments. The Agriculture segment offers soil fertilizers under the 60er Kali, KALISOP, Korn-Kali, Patentkali, ESTA Kieserit, and Magnesia-Kainit names; leaf fertilizers under the EPSO Top, EPSO Microtop, and EPSO Combitop names; fertigation fertilizers under the soluMOP, soluMAP, soluMKP, soluNOP, and soluSOP names; and animal nutrition products. The Industry segment provides potassium chloride, potassium sulphate, magnesium sulphate, sodium chloride, and smelting salts for chemical, consumer goods, and other industries; feed salt, animal feed, salt and mineral licks, and pond salt; salt, and the potassium and magnesium minerals; potassium and magnesium salts for pharmaceuticals; and water softeners, as well as offers waste disposal and underground recovery services. It also trades in various basic chemicals, including caustic soda, nitric acid, sodium carbonate, calcium chloride, and magnesium chloride. This segment offers its products under the Alasal, APISAL, AXAL PRO, NUTRIKS, NUTRIKS KaliSel, k-Drill, KaSa, Montanal, MORTON PUREX, MORTON STAR FLAKE DENTRIC SALT, and SOLSEL brands. The Consumers segment provides salt products, including rock, sea, and evaporated salt under the SALDORO, Cérébos, Vatel, Morton Salt, Windsor Salt, Sal Lobos, and Biosal brands; and water softeners, dishwasher salts, and de-icing salts. The Communities segment offers de-icing salts for roads in cities and communities. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Kassel, Germany.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/06/04 22:09|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/06/04 00:00|
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