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Serstech

DB:284
Snowflake Description

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
284
DB
SEK142M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Tech
Company description

Serstech AB provides chemical identification instruments in Europe and Asia. The last earnings update was 51 days ago. More info.


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284 Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0.5%
DB:284
2.8%
DE Electronic
2.4%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
-
DB:284
-1%
DE Electronic
-6.2%
DE Market
284 Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Serstech (284) 0.5% 30.4% 19.1% - - -
DE Electronic 2.8% 4.1% 20.4% -1% 98.9% 101.5%
DE Market 2.4% 3% 7.4% -6.2% 9.6% 14.1%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
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Price Volatility
284
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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284 Value

 Is Serstech undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for Serstech. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is €0.193.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Serstech's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Serstech's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:284 PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in SEK SEK-0.23
OM:SERT Share Price ** OM (2019-04-18) in SEK SEK2.22
Germany Electronic Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 13 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 23.37x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 422 Publicly-Listed Companies 19.67x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Serstech.

DB:284 PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= OM:SERT Share Price ÷ EPS (both in SEK)

= 2.22 ÷ -0.23

-9.62x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Serstech is loss making, we can't compare its value to the DE Electronic industry average.
  • Serstech is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Serstech's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:284 PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -9.62x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
Germany Electronic Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 12 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 2.1x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 270 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.58x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Serstech, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Serstech's assets?
Raw Data
DB:284 PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in SEK SEK0.66
OM:SERT Share Price * OM (2019-04-18) in SEK SEK2.22
Germany Electronic Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 19 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 2.57x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 570 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.85x
DB:284 PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= OM:SERT Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in SEK)

= 2.22 ÷ 0.66

3.36x

* Primary Listing of Serstech.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Serstech is overvalued based on assets compared to the DE Electronic industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Serstech's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Electronic industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Electronic industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Serstech has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

284 Future Performance

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

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 Serstech 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 Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

Show me the analysis anyway

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
12.5%
Expected Electronic industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Serstech expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Serstech's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Serstech's earnings growth to the Germany market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Serstech's revenue growth to the Germany market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:284 Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
Germany Electronic Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.5%
Germany Electronic Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.8%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.5%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.8%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
DB:284 Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in SEK Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:284 Past Financials Data
Date (Data in SEK Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 14 -12 -12
2018-09-30 9 -19
2018-06-30 14 -11
2018-03-31 21 -5
2017-12-31 23 -3
2017-09-30 31 5
2017-06-30 33 4
2017-03-31 26 -5
2016-12-31 25 -6
2016-09-30 20 -10
2016-06-30 13 -12
2016-03-31 18 -7

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Serstech is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Serstech is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
DB:284 Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Serstech Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:284 Past Financials Data
Date (Data in SEK Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 -0.23
2018-09-30 -0.38
2018-06-30 -0.24
2018-03-31 -0.12
2017-12-31 -0.06
2017-09-30 0.11
2017-06-30 0.10
2017-03-31 -0.09
2016-12-31 -0.15
2016-09-30 -0.31
2016-06-30 -0.39
2016-03-31 -0.34

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Serstech will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Serstech's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Tech companies here
  2. Serstech's competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  3. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess Serstech's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Germany market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Germany market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Serstech has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

284 Past Performance

  How has Serstech performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Serstech's growth in the last year to its industry (Electronic).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Serstech does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Serstech's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Serstech's 1-year growth to the DE Electronic industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Serstech's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Serstech Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:284 Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in SEK Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 14.15 -12.33 16.97
2018-09-30 9.25 -19.37 18.35
2018-06-30 13.88 -11.45 14.82
2018-03-31 20.50 -5.26 14.95
2017-12-31 22.84 -2.55 14.92
2017-09-30 31.09 5.35 16.20
2017-06-30 33.45 4.33 16.92
2017-03-31 26.15 -4.56 18.83
2016-12-31 25.42 -6.42 20.30
2016-09-30 19.87 -10.06 19.20
2016-06-30 13.14 -12.38 19.84
2016-03-31 17.83 -7.33 20.65
2015-12-31 15.03 -8.12 19.61
2015-09-30 11.48 -8.24 18.12
2015-06-30 9.71 -8.16 17.49
2015-03-31 6.02 -10.44 16.25
2014-12-31 9.19 -8.40 17.63
2014-09-30 10.62 -6.38 17.10
2014-03-31 6.61 -4.59 12.51
2013-12-31 3.41 -3.54 8.21
2013-09-30 1.97 -3.28 6.69
2012-12-31 2.10 -0.84 3.06

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Serstech has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Serstech has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the DE Electronic industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Serstech improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Serstech's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Electronic industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Serstech has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

284 Health

 How is Serstech's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Serstech's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Serstech is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Serstech's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Serstech's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 7.5x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Serstech Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

DB:284 Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in SEK Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 42.31 1.84 5.45
2018-09-30 42.49 1.94 5.56
2018-06-30 49.04 2.13 8.62
2018-03-31 51.21 2.40 14.50
2017-12-31 34.42 2.83 1.76
2017-09-30 41.63 2.83 0.32
2017-06-30 40.26 2.98 0.30
2017-03-31 36.24 3.42 2.53
2016-12-31 36.96 3.85 2.95
2016-09-30 36.24 4.17 10.44
2016-06-30 35.88 3.33 6.93
2016-03-31 35.07 4.68 13.92
2015-12-31 23.75 3.45 2.61
2015-09-30 26.71 2.07 2.60
2015-06-30 28.68 2.09 6.20
2015-03-31 28.57 2.12 15.66
2014-12-31 13.92 2.15 0.33
2014-09-30 17.00 0.07 0.36
2014-03-31 14.46 0.12 2.56
2013-12-31 15.78 0.33 6.67
2013-09-30 16.84 0.18 8.40
2012-12-31 7.32 0.41 1.92
  • Serstech's level of debt (4.4%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (2% vs 4.4% today).
CASH RUNWAY ANALYSIS

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

  • Information is not available.
  • Unable to confirm if Serstech has at least 1 year of cash runway based on growing free cash flows without relevant data.
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Financial health checks
We assess Serstech's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Serstech has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

284 Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Serstech dividends.
If you bought €2,000 of Serstech shares you are expected to receive €0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Serstech's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Serstech's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
DB:284 Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Germany Electronic Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 9 Stocks 1.1%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 325 Stocks 3%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Serstech has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Serstech's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Serstech's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Serstech has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Serstech's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Serstech afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Serstech has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

284 Management

 What is the CEO of Serstech's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Stefan Sandor
TENURE AS CEO 1.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Stefan Sandor serves as Chief Executive Officer of Serstech AB since 2018.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Stefan to compare compensation growth.
  • Insufficient data for Stefan to establish whether their remuneration is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team

Stefan Sandor

TITLE
Chief Executive Officer
TENURE
1.3 yrs

José Jimenez

TITLE
Vice President of Sales
TENURE
0.8 yrs
Board of Directors

Sophie Persson

TITLE
Chairman

Jörg Hübner

TITLE
Chairman of Advisory Board
TENURE
3.6 yrs

Thomas Pileby

TITLE
Director
AGE
66
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
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Management checks
We assess Serstech's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Serstech has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

284 News

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284 Company Info

Description

Serstech AB provides chemical identification instruments in Europe and Asia. Its products include the Serstech 100 Indicator, a handheld Raman spectrometer for measuring chemicals, such as explosives, narcotics, hazardous substances, chemical warfare agents, and pharmaceuticals; and ChemDash, a chemical intelligence software for measuring, storing, analyzing, and sharing information. The company also provides consulting service, as well as offers access to training, testing, and full kits. It offers its solutions for explosives, CBRN, hazmat, narcotics, material inspection, QA, process control, product development, and educational applications. Serstech AB was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Lund, Sweden.

Details
Name: Serstech AB
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Exchange: DB
Founded: 2006
SEK13,615,407
64,119,306
Website: http://www.serstech.com
Address: Serstech AB
Ideon Science Park,
Sölvegatan 43,
Lund,
Skåne County, 223 70,
Sweden
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
OM SERT Share Capital OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm SE SEK 28. Aug 2013
DB 284 Share Capital Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 28. Aug 2013
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
14
Serstech employees.
Industry
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Tech
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/19 22:26
End of day share price update: 2019/04/18 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2019/02/27
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.