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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. More Details


PE ratio (10.3x) is below the German market (25.3x)

Earnings grew by 1107.5% over the past year

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for SIS from our risk checks.

Snowflake Analysis

Outstanding track record with excellent 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 is less volatile than 75% of German stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 1% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SIS's weekly volatility (1%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




DE Semiconductor


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1 Year Return




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Return vs Industry: SIS underperformed the German Semiconductor industry which returned 88.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SIS underperformed the German Market which returned 21.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-1.0%-9.9%0.5%
30 Day-1.0%-5.6%-1.4%
90 Day0.2%9.2%6.8%
1 Year6.0%5.5%89.8%88.4%25.2%21.4%
3 Year40.5%37.6%36.7%31.9%14.6%4.7%
5 Year275.0%267.4%177.8%165.2%45.1%24.5%

Long-Term 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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Is First Sensor 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: SIS (€40.6) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€3.02)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SIS is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.3x) compared to the DE Semiconductor industry average (75.5x).

PE vs Market: SIS is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.3x) compared to the German market (25.3x).

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's PB Ratio (3.2x) is in line with the DE Semiconductor industry average.

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Future Growth

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


Forecasted Semiconductors 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 First Sensor 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.

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Past Performance

How has First Sensor performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SIS has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SIS's current net profit margins (25.8%) are higher than last year (2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SIS has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 42.8% per year.

Accelerating Growth: SIS's earnings growth over the past year (1107.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (42.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: SIS earnings growth over the past year (1107.5%) exceeded the Semiconductor industry -48.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: SIS's Return on Equity (31.6%) is considered high.

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Financial Health

How is First Sensor's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SIS's short term assets (€108.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (€50.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: SIS's short term assets (€108.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (€27.1M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SIS's debt to equity ratio (34.9%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: SIS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 63.2% to 34.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SIS's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (16.1%).

Interest Coverage: SIS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.9x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SIS's dividend (0.49%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (0.9%).

High Dividend: SIS's dividend (0.49%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.37%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, SIS has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: SIS's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 3 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (5.1%), SIS'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.

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


Average management tenure


Maximilian Sailer

no data


Mr. Maximilian Sailer serves as Chief Executive Officer of First Sensor Lewicki Gmbh. Mr. Sailer served as General Manager of Lewicki microelectronic GmbH, a subsidiary of First Sensor AG (formerly known a...

Leadership Team

Marcus Resch
CFO & Member of Executive Board1yrno datano data
Claus Biernoth
Vice President of Sales4.92yrsno datano data
Matthias Peschke
Head of Competence Center Production5.5yrsno datano data
Maximilian Sailer
Chief Executive Officer of First Sensor Lewicki Gmbhno datano datano data
Peter Krause
Executive Officer4.25yrsno datano data
Olaf Hug
Executive Officer4.25yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: SIS's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Tilo Vollprecht
Employee Representative Member of Supervisory Board1.83yrs€13.40kno data
Olga Wolfenberg
Employee Representative Member of Supervisory Board1.83yrs€13.40kno data
Peter McCarthy
Chairman of Supervisory Board1.17yrsno datano data
Stephan Itter
Member of Supervisory Board0.83yrno datano data
Dirk Schäfer
Member of the Supervisory Board0.83yrno datano data


Average Tenure

Experienced Board: SIS'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

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: €417.892m
  • Shares outstanding: 10.29m
  • Website: https://www.first-sensor.com

Number of Employees


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


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
SISVDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)NPV (ASD 10/03/2020 TE CONNECTIVITY CSH)DEEURJul 2019


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 sen...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/03/07 19:07
End of Day Share Price2021/03/05 00:00
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.