Bastei Lübbe AG, a media company, publishes books, audio books, e-books, and novels in the genres of fiction and popular science in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. More Details
Excellent balance sheet and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Bastei Lübbe's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BST's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: BST exceeded the German Media industry which returned -19.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BST exceeded the German Market which returned 4.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Bastei Lübbe's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 days ago | Simply Wall StBastei Lübbe's (ETR:BST) Stock Price Has Reduced 47% In The Past Five Years
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StMany Still Looking Away From Bastei Lübbe AG (ETR:BST)
Is Bastei Lübbe undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: BST (€3.72) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€1.9)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BST is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BST is good value based on its PE Ratio (23x) compared to the DE Media industry average (23.4x).
PE vs Market: BST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23x) compared to the German market (21.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BST is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BST is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the DE Media industry average (2.3x).
How is Bastei Lübbe forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BST's forecast earnings growth (15.1% per year) is above the savings rate (0.2%).
Earnings vs Market: BST's earnings (15.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (27.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: BST's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: BST's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (6.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BST's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: BST's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.7%).
How has Bastei Lübbe performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BST has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BST's current net profit margins (2.6%) are lower than last year (3.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BST's earnings have declined by 23.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BST's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: BST had negative earnings growth (-23.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Media industry average (-38.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: BST's Return on Equity (7.3%) is considered low.
How is Bastei Lübbe's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BST's short term assets (€28.9M) do not cover its short term liabilities (€30.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: BST's short term assets (€28.9M) exceed its long term liabilities (€8.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BST's debt to equity ratio (10.2%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: BST's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 48.9% to 10.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BST's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (475.2%).
Interest Coverage: BST's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.6x coverage).
What is Bastei Lübbe current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate BST's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate BST's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BST's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BST's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: BST is not paying a notable dividend for the German market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of BST'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
Carel Halff (68 yo)
Mr. Carel Halff has been Chief Executive Officer and Member of Management Board at Bastei Lübbe AG since November 1, 2017 and also serves as it's Chairman of Executive Board. He is responsible for strategy ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Carel's total compensation ($USD462.43K) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD479.81K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Carel's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Chairman of Executive Board||2.83yrs||€397.00k||no data|
|Chief Financial Officer||0.083yr||no data||no data|
|Member of Executive Board & Director of Programmes||0.42yr||no data||no data|
|Member of the Executive Board||0.083yr||no data||no data|
|Head of Press & Public Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Content Development||5.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Marketing & Design||no data||no data||no data|
|Consultant||4.67yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: BST's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
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.
Bastei Lübbe AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Bastei Lübbe AG
- Ticker: BST
- Exchange: XTRA
- Founded: 1953
- Industry: Publishing
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: €49.104m
- Shares outstanding: 13.20m
- Website: https://www.luebbe.de
Number of Employees
- Bastei Lübbe AG
- Schanzenstrasse 6-20
- North Rhine-Westphalia
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BST||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Sep 2013|
|BST||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Sep 2013|
|0QHC||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||EUR||Sep 2013|
|BSTD||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Common Stock||GB||EUR||Sep 2013|
Bastei Lübbe AG, a media company, publishes books, audio books, e-books, and novels in the genres of fiction and popular science in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. It operates through Books ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/09/25 03:25|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/09/24 00:00|
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