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Precise Biometrics

Executive Summary

Precise Biometrics AB (publ) develops and sells biometric authentication solutions for people’s digital identity and fingerprints in mobile phones and smart cards.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

2.7%

PBCB

4.2%

DE Electronic

7.3%

DE Market


1 Year Return

-24.8%

PBCB

-26.3%

DE Electronic

-17.7%

DE Market

Return vs Industry: PBCB exceeded the German Electronic industry which returned -26.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: PBCB underperformed the German Market which returned -17.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

PBCBIndustryMarket
7 Day2.7%4.2%7.3%
30 Day-28.7%-20.8%-17.9%
90 Day-48.5%-24.0%-25.8%
1 Year-24.8%-24.8%-24.8%-26.3%-15.1%-17.7%
3 Year-74.9%-74.9%-2.4%-5.6%-18.7%-25.6%
5 Year-29.6%-29.6%55.0%43.6%-17.7%-29.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Precise Biometrics undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

6.5%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: PBCB (€0.08) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€0.08)

Significantly Below Fair Value: PBCB is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: PBCB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (371.9x) compared to the Electronic industry average (15.8x).

PE vs Market: PBCB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (371.9x) compared to the German market (16.4x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: PBCB is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (7.8x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: PBCB is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3x) compared to the DE Electronic industry average (1.1x).


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Future Growth

How is Precise Biometrics forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

47.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: PBCB's forecast earnings growth (47.5% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).

Earnings vs Market: PBCB's earnings (47.5% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the German market (14.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: PBCB's revenue (12.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (4.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: PBCB's revenue (12.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: PBCB's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.2%).


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Past Performance

How has Precise Biometrics performed over the past 5 years?

-2.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: PBCB has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: PBCB became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: PBCB has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -2% per year.

Accelerating Growth: PBCB has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: PBCB has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electronic industry (-7.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: PBCB's Return on Equity (0.8%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Precise Biometrics's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: PBCB's short term assets (SEK108.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (SEK31.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: PBCB's short term assets (SEK108.4M) exceed its long term liabilities (SEK126.0K).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: PBCB is debt free.

Reducing Debt: PBCB has not had any debt for past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: PBCB has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if PBCB's debt is covered by short term assets.


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.

Stable Cash Runway: PBCB is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.

Forecast Cash Runway: PBCB is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PBCB'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 PBCB's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PBCB'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 PBCB's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.


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Management

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

1.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Stefan Persson (52yo)

1.58s

Tenure

kr2,780,000

Compensation

Mr. Stefan Kenth Persson has been the Chief Executive Officer of Precise Biometrics AB since August 1, 2018. Mr. Persson served as Member of Executive Management Board at Bang & Olufsen a/s since October 1 ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Stefan's total compensation ($USD277.37K) is below average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD432.27K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Stefan's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Torgny Hellström
Executive Chairman of the Board5.92yrskr605.00k0.11% SEK38.1k
Stefan Persson
Chief Executive Officer1.58yrskr2.78m0.11% SEK39.0k
Ulrik Nilsson
Chief Financial Officer1.5yrsno data0.056% SEK19.0k
Tom Søberg
Chief Technology Officer1.17yrsno datano data
Ann-sofi Höijenstam
Director of Investors Relations & Communicationsno datano datano data
Fredrik Sjöholm
Vice President of Sales2.58yrsno datano data

1.5yrs

Average Tenure

51yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: PBCB's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Torgny Hellström
Executive Chairman of the Board5.92yrskr605.00k0.11% SEK38.1k
Mats Lindoff
Independent Director5.92yrskr215.00k0.021% SEK7.1k
Synnöve Trygg
Independent Director3.83yrskr225.00k0.017% SEK5.7k
Torbjorn Clementz
Independent Director11.17yrskr260.00k0.017% SEK5.7k
Åsa Schwarz
Director0.83yrno datano data

5.9yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: PBCB's board of directors are considered experienced (5.9 years average tenure).


Ownership

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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Precise Biometrics AB (publ)'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Precise Biometrics AB (publ)
  • Ticker: PBCB
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1997
  • Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: kr378.964m
  • Listing Market Cap: kr34.271m
  • Shares outstanding: 360.23m
  • Website: https://precisebiometrics.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Precise Biometrics AB (publ)
  • Mobilvägen 10
  • Lund
  • 223 62
  • Sweden

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
PBCBDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesSeries A SharesDEEURJan 2000
PRECOM (OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm)YesSeries A SharesSESEKJan 2000
0JDULSE (London Stock Exchange)YesSeries A SharesGBSEKJan 2000
PRBC.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesSeries A SharesUSUSDJan 2000
PRECSBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesSeries A SharesGBSEKJan 2000

Biography

Precise Biometrics AB (publ) develops and sells biometric authentication solutions for people’s digital identity and fingerprints in mobile phones and smart cards. Its product portfolio consists of Precise YOUNiQ that secures digital identity by combining a range of biometric data, such as face, fingerprint, iris, and voice with geographical information; Precise BioMatch Card, which enables authentication and storage of the user’s fingerprint template in a secure chip on the card; Precise BioMatch Mobile, a fingerprint recognition for smartphones and tablets; and Precise BioMatch Embedded, a fingerprint recognition for Internet of Things, cars, and wearables. The company offers its products to sensor manufacturers, security companies, and system integrators, as well as finance, betting, healthcare, and transport sectors. It operates in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, China, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, and internationally. Precise Biometrics AB (publ) was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Lund, Sweden. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/03/30 20:40
End of Day Share Price2020/03/30 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
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.