Basler Aktiengesellschaft develops, manufactures, and sells digital cameras for professional users in Europe, the United States, and Asia.
Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Basler's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BSL has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: BSL underperformed the German Electronic industry which returned 8.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BSL underperformed the German Market which returned 14.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Basler's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Basler 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: BSL (€55.6) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€33.12)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BSL is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BSL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (60.8x) compared to the Electronic industry average (33.5x).
PE vs Market: BSL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (60.8x) compared to the German market (20.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BSL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BSL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.5x) compared to the DE Electronic industry average (1.8x).
How is Basler 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: BSL's forecast earnings growth (24.8% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: BSL's earnings (24.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the German market (13.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: BSL's revenue (10.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BSL's revenue (10.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: BSL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (15.6%).
How has Basler performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BSL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BSL's current net profit margins (5.8%) are lower than last year (12.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BSL's earnings have grown by 16.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BSL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: BSL had negative earnings growth (-51.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electronic industry average (-3.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: BSL's Return on Equity (9%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Basler's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BSL's short term assets (€83.9M) exceed its short term liabilities (€30.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: BSL's short term assets (€83.9M) exceed its long term liabilities (€45.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BSL's debt to equity ratio (20.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: BSL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 25.5% to 20.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BSL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (89.5%).
Interest Coverage: BSL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (24.9x coverage).
Inventory Level: BSL has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: BSL's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 4.1x debt).
What is Basler's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: BSL's dividend (0.95%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.32%).
High Dividend: BSL's dividend (0.95%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.63%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BSL has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: BSL's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (57.7%), BSL's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: BSL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (30.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Dietmar Ley (55yo)
Dr. Ing. Dietmar Ley has been the Chief Executive Officer of Basler Aktiengesellschaft since February 2000 and serves as its Chairman of the Management Board. Dr. Ing. Ley served as Chairman of Management ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Dietmar's total compensation ($USD604.56K) is below average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD1.19M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Dietmar's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
|Founder & Chairman of the Supervisory Board||17.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Chairman of the Management Board & CEO||20yrs||€560.00k||3.77% €21.1m|
|CFO, COO & Member of Management Board||0yrs||€445.00k||0.036% €200.9k|
|Chief Commercial Officer & Member of Management Board||15.1yrs||€531.00k||0.13% €753.3k|
|Chief Marketing Officer & Member of Management Board||9.1yrs||€388.00k||0.012% €67.0k|
|Head of Communications||11.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Director of Human Resources & Organization||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Manufacturing||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Vocational Education & HR Marketing||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Finance - UK||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: BSL's management team is seasoned and experienced (13.1 years average tenure).
|Founder & Chairman of the Supervisory Board||17.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Employees Representative Supervisory Board||1.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||4.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||2.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Member of the Supervisory Board||1.8yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: BSL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Basler Aktiengesellschaft's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Basler Aktiengesellschaft
- Ticker: BSL
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1988
- Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: €558.433m
- Shares outstanding: 10.01m
- Website: https://www.baslerweb.com
Number of Employees
- Basler Aktiengesellschaft
- An der Strusbek 60-62
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BSL||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Bearer Shares||DE||EUR||Mar 1999|
|BSL||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Bearer Shares||DE||EUR||Mar 1999|
|0DUI||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Bearer Shares||GB||EUR||Mar 1999|
|BSLA.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Bearer Shares||US||USD||Mar 1999|
|BSL||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Bearer Shares||CH||CHF||Mar 1999|
|BSLd||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Bearer Shares||GB||EUR||Mar 1999|
Basler Aktiengesellschaft develops, manufactures, and sells digital cameras for professional users in Europe, the United States, and Asia. The company offers area scan, line scan, powerpack microscopy, 3D and IP, and network cameras; accessories, including lenses, I/O cables, power supplies, data cables, host adapters, hubs, and switches; and pylon camera software suite for getting Basler camera up and running. It also provides cameras, powerpacks, software, and components for embedded vision. Its products are used in factory automation, retail, traffic and transportation, and medical and life sciences applications, as well as in sports and motion, security and surveillance, logistics, and agriculture applications. Basler Aktiengesellschaft was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Ahrensburg, Germany. Basler Aktiengesellschaft is a subsidiary of Basler Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co. KG.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/20 20:49|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/20 00:00|
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