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Impress Holdings

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2021/06/20 18:49 UTC

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Company Financials

Executive Summary

Impress Holdings, Inc. engages in the provision of content business in Japan. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and undervalued.

Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: IMB is not significantly more volatile than the rest of German stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: IMB's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




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DE Market

1 Year Return




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DE Market

Return vs Industry: IMB underperformed the German Media industry which returned 45.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: IMB underperformed the German Market which returned 27% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-3.3%-3.0%-1.4%
30 Day-7.6%-0.9%1.8%
90 Day-23.6%-6.8%4.2%
1 Year18.8%16.8%51.7%45.9%31.4%27.1%
3 Year15.5%9.0%-7.8%-16.9%28.0%17.5%
5 Year50.0%39.3%-18.0%-34.2%64.9%42.2%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is Impress Holdings 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: IMB (€1.46) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€8.91)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: IMB is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.5x) compared to the German Media industry average (27.4x).

PE vs Market: IMB is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.5x) compared to the German market (27.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate IMB's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: IMB is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the DE Media industry average (2.6x).

Future Growth

How is Impress Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Media industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Impress Holdings has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has Impress Holdings performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: IMB has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: IMB's current net profit margins (4.9%) are higher than last year (2.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: IMB has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 39.2% per year.

Accelerating Growth: IMB's earnings growth over the past year (84.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (39.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: IMB earnings growth over the past year (84.5%) exceeded the Media industry -15.1%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: IMB's Return on Equity (8.1%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Impress Holdings's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: IMB's short term assets (¥12.4B) exceed its short term liabilities (¥4.0B).

Long Term Liabilities: IMB's short term assets (¥12.4B) exceed its long term liabilities (¥1.6B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: IMB's debt to equity ratio (8.6%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: IMB's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 15.2% to 8.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: IMB's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (180.5%).

Interest Coverage: IMB's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (278.7x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Impress Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: IMB's dividend (1.79%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.01%).

High Dividend: IMB's dividend (1.79%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.17%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: IMB has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: IMB's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (12.1%), IMB's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Daisuke Matsumoto (47 yo)

no data


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: IMB's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Experienced Board: IMB's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

Impress Holdings, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Impress Holdings, Inc.
  • Ticker: IMB
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1992
  • Industry: Publishing
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: JP¥6.554b
  • Listing Market Cap: JP¥50.140m
  • Shares outstanding: 33.44m
  • Website: https://www.impressholdings.com

Number of Employees


  • Impress Holdings, Inc.
  • Jimbocho Mitsui Building
  • 101-105, Jimbocho Kanda
  • Tokyo
  • 101-0051
  • Japan



Impress Holdings, Inc. engages in the provision of content business in Japan. The company publishes magazines, books, and e-books for various fields, such as IT, music, design, mountain nature, and mobile ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/06/20 18:49
End of Day Share Price2021/06/18 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/03/31

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.