Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Zenitel NV provides communication and security solutions in Belgium and internationally.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and undervalued.

Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SSJA's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




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1 Year Return




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DE Market

Return vs Industry: SSJA exceeded the German Communications industry which returned -35.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SSJA exceeded the German Market which returned -14.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.8%10.2%7.2%
30 Day-15.7%-19.6%-22.3%
90 Day-9.8%-33.1%-26.1%
1 Year-9.8%-9.8%-37.2%-37.5%-14.9%-17.5%
3 Year-15.1%-15.1%-38.3%-38.5%-18.7%-25.7%
5 Year42.6%27.7%14.7%14.4%-17.8%-29.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is Zenitel 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: SSJA (€12.9) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€18.03)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SSJA is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.2x) compared to the Communications industry average (15.3x).

PE vs Market: SSJA is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.2x) compared to the German market (16.6x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SSJA is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the DE Communications industry average (2.5x).

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Future Growth

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


Forecasted Tech 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 Zenitel 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 Zenitel performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SSJA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SSJA's current net profit margins (4%) are lower than last year (4.3%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SSJA's earnings have grown by 9.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: SSJA's earnings growth over the past year (13.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (9.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: SSJA earnings growth over the past year (13.9%) underperformed the Communications industry 21.9%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: SSJA's Return on Equity (9.3%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Zenitel's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SSJA's short term assets (€49.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (€24.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: SSJA's short term assets (€49.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (€2.4M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SSJA's debt to equity ratio (7.1%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: SSJA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 9.6% to 7.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SSJA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (152.9%).

Interest Coverage: SSJA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (13.2x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: SSJA has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: SSJA's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 21.5x debt).

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

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate SSJA's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SSJA's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SSJA's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SSJA's dividend payments have been increasing.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

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

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


Average board tenure


Koen Claerbout



Mr. Koen Claerbout serves as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Board of Directors at Zenitel NV since 2019. Mr. Claerbout served as Non-Executive Director at Zenitel NV until 2019.Mr. Claerbou ...

Board Members

Koen Claerbout
CEO, MD & Director1.17yrsno datano data
Wenche Holen
Independent Non Executive Director7.92yrsno datano data
Johan Van Gorp
Independent Non-executive Chairmanno datano datano data
Hans Swinnen
Non- Executive Directorno datano datano data
Liesbet van der Perre
Independent Non Executive Directorno datano datano data
Gail Smith
Non-Executive Director0.92yrno datano data
Yves De Backer
Non-executive Director3.17yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: SSJA's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.5 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

Zenitel NV's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Zenitel NV
  • Ticker: SSJA
  • Exchange: BST
  • Founded: 1901
  • Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: €46.021m
  • Shares outstanding: 3.31m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Zenitel NV
  • Z.1 Research Park Zellik 110
  • Zellik
  • Flemish Brabant
  • 1731
  • Belgium


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ZENTENXTBR (Euronext Brussels)YesOrdinary SharesBEEURJan 1992
SSJABST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJan 1992


Zenitel NV provides communication and security solutions in Belgium and internationally. It provides solutions and systems for the offshore and onshore communications markets, including building security and public safety, transportation, industrial, oil and gas, and maritime primarily under the Vingtor-Stentofon and Phontech brand names. The company offers public address systems, such as central equipment, access panels, loudspeakers, beacons and signal units, network equipment, volume controllers, and accessories; and intercom systems, including talk-back, IP and analog intercom server, integrated maritime communication, serverless IP intercom, exchangeless intercom, batterly less telephone, and bi-way - counter intercom systems. It also provides two-way radio systems; entertainment products comprising IPTV systems, background music and information systems, and COAX TVs; sound reception systems; and LAN, CCTV, and master clock solutions, as well as spare parts. The company was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Zellik, Belgium. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/03/27 21:29
End of Day Share Price2020/03/26 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.