XTRA:SIS

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Executive Summary

First Sensor AG develops, produces, and sells sensor chips, sensor components, sensors, and sensor systems for industrial, medical, and mobility markets worldwide.


Snowflake Analysis

Reasonable growth potential with adequate balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has First Sensor's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SIS has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.3%

SIS

-0.9%

DE Semiconductor

3.1%

DE Market


1 Year Return

51.3%

SIS

18.5%

DE Semiconductor

0.1%

DE Market

Return vs Industry: SIS exceeded the German Semiconductor industry which returned 18.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SIS exceeded the German Market which returned 0.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SISIndustryMarket
7 Day0.3%-0.9%3.1%
30 Day0.5%11.4%5.6%
90 Day-0.6%1.8%-1.8%
1 Year52.1%51.3%19.7%18.5%1.8%0.1%
3 Year199.6%193.6%-1.8%-5.2%-7.2%-14.3%
5 Year274.9%267.3%48.3%40.7%4.3%-9.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is First Sensor undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

4.39x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SIS (€38.2) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€19.65)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SIS is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SIS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Semiconductor industry average.

PE vs Market: SIS 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 SIS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SIS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.4x) compared to the DE Semiconductor industry average (2x).


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Future Growth

How is First Sensor forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

49.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SIS is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.2%).

Earnings vs Market: SIS is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: SIS's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: SIS's revenue (8.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SIS's revenue (8.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SIS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.2%).


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Past Performance

How has First Sensor performed over the past 5 years?

27.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SIS is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: SIS is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SIS is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 27.8% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SIS's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: SIS is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Semiconductor industry (-6.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: SIS has a negative Return on Equity (-1.25%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is First Sensor's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SIS's short term assets (€84.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (€61.3M).

Long Term Liabilities: SIS's short term assets (€84.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (€29.1M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SIS's debt to equity ratio (52.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: SIS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 57.5% to 52.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SIS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (43.4%).

Interest Coverage: SIS is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is First Sensor's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.52%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SIS's dividend (0.52%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.28%).

High Dividend: SIS's dividend (0.52%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.93%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: SIS is not paying a notable dividend for the German market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: SIS 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: SIS is not paying a notable dividend for the German market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SIS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.


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Management

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

3.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Dirk Rothweiler (56yo)

3.33yrs

Tenure

€1,135,000

Compensation

Dr. Dirk Michael Rothweiler has been the Chief Executive Officer and Member of Executive Board at First Sensor AG since January 01, 2017. Dr. Rothweiler is responsible for business policy guidelines, compa ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Dirk's total compensation ($USD1.26M) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD1.08M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Dirk's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Dirk Rothweiler
CEO & Member of Executive Board3.33yrs€1.14mno data
Marcus Resch
CFO & Member of Executive Board0.17yrno datano data
Claus Biernoth
Vice President of Sales4yrsno datano data
Matthias Peschke
Head of Competence Center Production4.58yrsno datano data
Maximilian Sailer
Chief Executive Officer of First Sensor Lewicki Gmbhno datano datano data
Peter Krause
Executive Officer3.42yrsno datano data
Olaf Hug
Executive Officer3.42yrsno datano data

3.4yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: SIS's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

First Sensor AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: First Sensor AG
  • Ticker: SIS
  • Exchange: XTRA
  • Founded: 1991
  • Industry: Semiconductors
  • Sector: Semiconductors
  • Market Cap: €392.291m
  • Shares outstanding: 10.27m
  • Website: https://www.first-sensor.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • First Sensor AG
  • Peter-Behrens-Strasse 15
  • Berlin
  • Berlin
  • 12459
  • Germany

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SISDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJul 1999
SISXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJul 1999
0G0XLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBEURJul 1999
FSXX.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJul 1999
SISdBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBEURJul 1999
SISETLX (Eurotlx)YesOrdinary SharesITEURJul 1999
SISVDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)NPV (ASD 10/03/2020 TE CONNECTIVITY CSH)DEEURJul 2019

Biography

First Sensor AG develops, produces, and sells sensor chips, sensor components, sensors, and sensor systems for industrial, medical, and mobility markets worldwide. It offers optical and opto-electronic sensor solutions, including quadrant PIN photodiodes, quadrant avalanche photodiodes (APD), APD arrays, position-sensitive diodes, wavelength-sensitive diodes, InGaAs photodiodes, and silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs); optoelectronic modules; laser diodes; and custom sensors. The company also provides radiation sensors, such as detectors for ionizing radiation and SiPMs; pressure sensor elements and components, pressure sensors and transmitters, and pressure sensors for OEM applications; level sensors comprising hydrostatic liquid level sensors and optical liquid level switches; flow sensors consisting of mass flow sensors for gases and sensors for volumetric flow measurement; inertial sensors; and rugged and compact cameras. In addition, it offers power semiconductors, including power MOSFETs for aerospace applications, as well as radiation-hardened high voltage diodes for space applications; and other products, such as oxygen sensors, miniature solenoid valves, media resistant solenoid valves, electronic pressure controllers, and miniature diaphragm pumps. The company was formerly known as Silicon Sensor International AG and changed its name to First Sensor AG in June 2011. First Sensor AG was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. As of March 12, 2020, First Sensor AG operates as a subsidiary of TE Connectivity Ltd. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/05/31 21:53
End of Day Share Price2020/05/29 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.