Wacker Chemie AG provides chemical products worldwide.
Moderate growth potential with imperfect balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Wacker Chemie's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WCH's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: WCH exceeded the German Chemicals industry which returned 1.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WCH exceeded the German Market which returned 14% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Wacker Chemie's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Wacker Chemie undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WCH (€83.12) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€72.58)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WCH is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WCH is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the DE Chemicals industry average.
PE vs Market: WCH 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 WCH's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WCH is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2x) compared to the DE Chemicals industry average (1.4x).
How is Wacker Chemie forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WCH is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.2%).
Earnings vs Market: WCH is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: WCH's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: WCH's revenue (4.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (5.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WCH's revenue (4.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WCH's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.7%).
How has Wacker Chemie performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WCH is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: WCH is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WCH is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 44.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare WCH's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: WCH is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Chemicals industry (-15.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WCH has a negative Return on Equity (-29.61%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Wacker Chemie's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WCH's short term assets (€2.7B) exceed its short term liabilities (€634.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: WCH's short term assets (€2.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities (€4.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WCH's debt to equity ratio (63.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WCH's debt to equity ratio has increased from 54.8% to 63.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WCH's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (59.2%).
Interest Coverage: WCH is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is Wacker Chemie current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WCH's dividend (0.6%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.23%).
High Dividend: WCH's dividend (0.6%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.78%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WCH is not paying a notable dividend for the German market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: WCH is not paying a notable dividend for the German market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: WCH is not paying a notable dividend for the German market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of WCH's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Rudolf Staudigl (66 yo)
Dr. Rudolf Staudigl serves as Deputy chairman of the Supervisory Board of Groz-Beckert U.K. Ltd. Dr. Staudigl has been a Member of Executive Board at Wacker Chemie AG since 1995 and as its President and Ch ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Rudolf's total compensation ($USD2.31M) is below average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD3.41M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Rudolf's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO, President & Member of Executive Board||12.25yrs||€1.96m||no data|
|CFO & Member of the Executive Board||4.75yrs||€1.82m||no data|
|Member of Executive Board||14.58yrs||€1.96m||no data|
|Member of Executive Board||4.75yrs||€1.62m||no data|
|Head of Corproate Accounting & Tax||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Legal Affairs||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Corporate Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Sales & Distribution||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Human Resource||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Corporate Engineering||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Corporate Research & Development||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: WCH's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.5 years average tenure).
|Member of Supervisory Board||14.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Chairman of Supervisory Board||12.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Member of Supervisory Board||no data||no data||no data|
|Employee Representative Member of Supervisory Board||17.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Employee Representative Member of Supervisory Board||no data||no data||no data|
|Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Board||3.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||12.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Member of Supervisory Board||12.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Employee Representative Member of Supervisory Board||8.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Member of Supervisory Board||5.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Member of Supervisory Board||7.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Employee Representative Member of Supervisory Board||3.33yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: WCH's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.4 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.
Wacker Chemie AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Wacker Chemie AG
- Ticker: WCH
- Exchange: XTRA
- Founded: 1914
- Industry: Specialty Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: €4.129b
- Shares outstanding: 49.68m
- Website: https://www.wacker.com
Number of Employees
- Wacker Chemie AG
- Hanns-Seidel-Platz 4
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WCH||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Apr 2006|
|WKCM.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Apr 2006|
|WCH||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Apr 2006|
|0NR4||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||EUR||Apr 2006|
|WCHD||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Common Shares||GB||EUR||Apr 2006|
|WCH||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CH||CHF||Apr 2006|
|WCH||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||AT||EUR||Apr 2006|
|WCH||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Shares||IT||EUR||Apr 2006|
Wacker Chemie AG provides chemical products worldwide. It operates through four divisions: Wacker Silicones, Wacker Polymers, Wacker Biosolutions, and Wacker Polysilicon. The Wacker Silicones division offe ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/08/14 10:13|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/08/13 00:00|
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