Bastei Lübbe AG, a media company, publishes books, audio books, eBooks, novels, and games and puzzle magazines in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, and Switzerland.
Undervalued with adequate balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Bastei Lübbe's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: BST exceeded the German Media industry which returned -7.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BST exceeded the German Market which returned 2.3% 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
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Is Bastei Lübbe undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Undervalued: BST (€2.68) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€4.81)
Significantly Undervalued: BST is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BST is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.3x) compared to the Media industry average (24.5x).
PE vs Market: BST is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.3x) compared to the German market (19.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
Low PEG Ratio: BST is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BST is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the DE Media industry average (3.1x).
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 (7.2% per year) is above the savings rate (0.2%).
Earnings vs Market: BST's earnings (7.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (12.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: BST's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: BST's revenue (2.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BST's revenue (2.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
High Future ROE: BST's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (5.7%).
How has Bastei Lübbe performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BST's earnings have declined by -54.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BST has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: BST has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (-0.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: BST's Return on Equity (8.3%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
ROA vs Industry: BST has a higher Return on Assets than the Media industry average last year.
Return on Capital Employed
ROCE Improving: BST's Return on Capital Employed has declined over the past 3 years.
How is Bastei Lübbe's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BST's short term assets (€35.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities (€41.1M)
Long Term Liabilities: BST's short term assets (35.6M) exceeds its long term liabilities (15.4M)
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BST's debt to equity ratio (50.6%) is considered high
Reducing Debt: BST's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 53.4% to 50.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BST's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (77%).
Interest Coverage: BST's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.6x coverage).
Inventory Level: BST has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: BST's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.900720x debt).
What is Bastei Lübbe's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Stability and Growth of Payments
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate BST's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate BST's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
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 .
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.
What is the CEO of Bastei Lübbe's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?
Average management tenure
Carel Halff (68yo)
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. Mr. Halff served as Chairman, ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs. Market: Carel has recently become CEO, making it difficult to compare their total compensation against companies of similar size in the German market.
Compensation vs Earnings: Carel's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Management Age and Tenure
Experienced Management: BST's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Carel Halff (68yo)
CEO & Chairman of Executive Board
- Tenure: 1.9yrs
- Compensation: €637.00k
Ulrich Zimmermann (57yo)
CFO & Member of the Executive Board
- Tenure: 2.3yrs
- Compensation: €322.00k
Head of Press & Public Relations
- Tenure: 0yrs
Director of Programme
- Tenure: 6.3yrs
- Compensation: €369.00k
Felix Rudloff (48yo)
- Tenure: 3.8yrs
Mario Giordano (56yo)
Head of Content Development
- Tenure: 5yrs
Robert Stein (52yo)
Chairman of Supervisory Board
- Tenure: 2.9yrs
Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Board
- Tenure: 0yrs
Member of Supervisory Board
- Tenure: 2.9yrs
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: €35.376m
- 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, eBooks, novels, and games and puzzle magazines in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. It operates through Books, Novel Booklets an ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2019/10/14 21:26|
|End of Day Share Price||2019/10/14 00:00|
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