HMS Networks AB (publ) provides industrial communication and industrial Internet of Things solutions under the Anybus, IXXAT, eWON, and Intesis brands worldwide.
4H3A passed our risk checks.
Excellent balance sheet with proven track record.
Share Price & News
How has HMS Networks's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: 4H3A has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: 4H3A underperformed the German Communications industry which returned 9.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: 4H3A underperformed the German Market which returned 14.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is HMS Networks's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is HMS Networks 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: 4H3A (€13.74) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€11.27)
Significantly Below Fair Value: 4H3A is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: 4H3A is poor value based on its PE Ratio (33.6x) compared to the Communications industry average (20x).
PE vs Market: 4H3A is poor value based on its PE Ratio (33.6x) compared to the German market (20.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: 4H3A is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: 4H3A is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.9x) compared to the DE Communications industry average (3.1x).
How is HMS Networks 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: 4H3A's forecast earnings growth (10.9% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: 4H3A's earnings (10.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (13.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: 4H3A's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: 4H3A's revenue (7.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: 4H3A's revenue (7.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: 4H3A's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (20.4%)
How has HMS Networks performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: 4H3A has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: 4H3A's current net profit margins (13.6%) are higher than last year (12.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: 4H3A's earnings have grown significantly by 25.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: 4H3A's earnings growth over the past year (20.3%) is below its 5-year average (25.2% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: 4H3A earnings growth over the past year (20.3%) underperformed the Communications industry 49.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: 4H3A's Return on Equity (20.3%) is considered high.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is HMS Networks's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: 4H3A's short term assets (SEK422.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (SEK249.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: 4H3A's short term assets (SEK422.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities (SEK499.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: 4H3A's debt to equity ratio (33.7%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: 4H3A's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 57.5% to 33.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: 4H3A's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (74.7%).
Interest Coverage: 4H3A's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (16.3x coverage).
Inventory Level: 4H3A has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: 4H3A's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.2x debt).
What is HMS Networks's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
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Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: 4H3A's dividend (1.28%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.31%).
High Dividend: 4H3A's dividend (1.28%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.57%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: 4H3A's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: 4H3A's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (43%), 4H3A's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: 4H3A's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (47.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Staffan Dahlstrom (52yo)
Mr. Staffan Dahlstrom Co-Founded HMS Networks AB(publ) in 1989 and has been its the Chief Executive Officer since April 2, 2009 and serves as its President. Mr. Dahlstrom is Director of Clavister Holding A ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Staffan's total compensation ($USD455.30K) is below average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD1.17M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Staffan's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chief Financial Officer||2.2yrs||no data||0.0012% SEK8.0k|
|Chief Technology Officer||13.1yrs||no data||0.52% SEK3.4m|
|Chief Marketing Officer||2.5yrs||no data||0.076% SEK498.4k|
|HR Manager||2.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Commercial Officer||2.8yrs||no data||0.0024% SEK15.9k|
|Chief Product Officer||0.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Group Controller||11.4yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: 4H3A's management team is considered experienced (2.7 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||12.8yrs||kr200.00k||0.043% SEK282.1k|
|Independent Director||1.8yrs||kr200.00k||0.021% SEK141.1k|
|Independent Director||3.8yrs||kr250.00k||0.0086% SEK56.4k|
|Chairman of the Board||4.8yrs||kr450.00k||0.012% SEK77.6k|
|Director||4.1yrs||no data||0.0022% SEK14.7k|
|Independent Director||4.8yrs||kr250.00k||0.0052% SEK33.8k|
|Independent Director||1.8yrs||kr200.00k||0.0064% SEK42.3k|
Experienced Board: 4H3A's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: 4H3A insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
HMS Networks AB (publ)'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: HMS Networks AB (publ)
- Ticker: 4H3A
- Exchange: BST
- Founded: 1988
- Industry: Communications Equipment
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: kr6.949b
- Listing Market Cap: kr657.076m
- Shares outstanding: 46.58m
- Website: https://www.hms-networks.com
Number of Employees
- HMS Networks AB (publ)
- Stationsgatan 37
- Halland County
- 302 50
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|HMS||OM (OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm)||Yes||Common Shares||SE||SEK||Oct 2007|
|0RPZ||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||SEK||Oct 2007|
|4H3A||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Oct 2007|
|4H3A||BST (Boerse-Stuttgart)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Oct 2007|
HMS Networks AB (publ) provides industrial communication and industrial Internet of Things solutions under the Anybus, IXXAT, eWON, and Intesis brands worldwide. The company offers Anybus Embedded, an embedded network card that supports Ethernet networks and fieldbus technologies under the Anybus CompactCom name; Anybus Gateways, an independent translator that enables automation devices and systems to communicate with industrial networks under the Anybus X-gateways and Anybus Communicator names; and Anybus Wireless that enables to connect networks, machines, and devices over Bluetooth or Wireless LAN. It also provides IXXAT communication solutions for embedded control, energy, and automotive testing, including Controller Area Network (CAN), a communication standard used in automobiles, medical automation, machinery, ships, and others; IXXAT Automotive solutions enable communication between communication devices in the tested vehicle and various computer-based test systems for visualization and configuration tests, as well as simulating various other parts of the vehicle without needing to have an actual vehicle on location; and IXXAT Energy solutions enable smart grids via communication between power systems, control rooms, and automation equipment. Further, the company provides remote access and industrial equipment management solutions under the Ewon Cosy, Ewon Flexy, Ewon Netbiter, and Ewon eFive names. Additionally, it offers building communication solutions, such as IntesisBox, a communication gateway for building automation; IntesisHome, an IoT solution for connecting air conditioning equipment to the Internet; and HouseinHand, an iOS and Android app that allows users to control their entire home via a smartphone. The company serves automation manufacturers, machine builders, system integrators, and others. HMS Networks AB (publ) was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Halmstad, Sweden.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/19 22:47|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/19 00:00|
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