KPS AG provides management consulting services in the areas of business transformation and process optimization in retail and consumer goods sectors in Germany and Europe.
Flawless balance sheet and undervalued.
Share Price & News
How has KPS's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: KSC's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: KSC underperformed the German IT industry which returned -6.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KSC underperformed the German Market which returned 0.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is KPS's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
9 months ago | Simply Wall StIs There An Opportunity With KPS AG's (FRA:KSC) 37% Undervaluation?
10 months ago | Simply Wall StKPS AG (FRA:KSC): Is Growth Priced In?
10 months ago | Simply Wall StWe Think KPS (FRA:KSC) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt
Is KPS 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: KSC (€5.94) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€13.52)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KSC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KSC is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.6x) compared to the IT industry average (24.8x).
PE vs Market: KSC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.6x) compared to the German market (19.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KSC is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KSC is good value based on its PB Ratio (3.5x) compared to the DE IT industry average (3.7x).
How is KPS forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KSC's forecast earnings growth (21.9% per year) is above the savings rate (0.2%).
Earnings vs Market: KSC's earnings (21.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the German market (21.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: KSC's revenue (6.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KSC's revenue (6.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: KSC's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (19%).
How has KPS performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KSC has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: KSC's current net profit margins (6%) are lower than last year (6.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KSC's earnings have declined by -9.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: KSC's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: KSC had negative earnings growth (-11.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the IT industry average (4.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: KSC's Return on Equity (17.3%) is considered low.
How is KPS's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KSC's short term assets (€57.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (€53.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: KSC's short term assets (€57.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (€24.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KSC's debt to equity ratio (27.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: KSC's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 29.7% to 27.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KSC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (137.8%).
Interest Coverage: KSC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (19.1x coverage).
What is KPS's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: KSC's dividend (5.85%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.28%).
High Dividend: KSC's dividend (5.85%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.94%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, KSC has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: KSC's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (114.9%), KSC's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: KSC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (81% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Mr. Leonardo Musso has been Member of Executive Board at KPS AG since October 1, 2015. Mr. Musso has been Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of KPS AG. Mr. Musso began his career at BMW ...
|Founder & Chairman of Supervisory Board||12.42yrs||no data||24.3% €54.4m|
|Independent Vice Chairman of Supervisory Board||1.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Supervisory Board Member||12.08yrs||no data||10.8% €24.2m|
Experienced Board: KSC's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.1 years average tenure).
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.
KPS AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: KPS AG
- Ticker: KSC
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1998
- Industry: IT Consulting and Other Services
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: €223.724m
- Shares outstanding: 37.41m
- Website: https://www.kps.com
Number of Employees
- KPS AG
- Beta-Str. 10 H
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|KSC||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jul 1999|
|KSC||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jul 1999|
|0M2T||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||EUR||Jul 1999|
|KSCd||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||EUR||Jul 1999|
KPS AG provides management consulting services in the areas of business transformation and process optimization in retail and consumer goods sectors in Germany and Europe. It offers advisory services on strategic, process, application, and technology issues relating to digital transformation, and supports its customers in rolling out and implementing solutions. The company also sells software licenses, maintenance contracts, and hardware components. KPS AG was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Unterföhring, Germany.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/06/01 22:03|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/05/29 00:00|
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