Solar A/S operates as a sourcing and services company in electrical, heating and plumbing, ventilation, and climate and energy solutions in the Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Dutch markets. More Details
Excellent balance sheet established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Solar's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SOLAR B is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Danish stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SOLAR B's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
DK Trade Distributors
1 Year Return
DK Trade Distributors
Return vs Industry: SOLAR B underperformed the Danish Trade Distributors industry which returned 39.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SOLAR B exceeded the Danish Market which returned 23.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Solar's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Solar 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: SOLAR B (DKK397.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value (DKK439.81)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SOLAR B is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SOLAR B is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.5x) compared to the XE Trade Distributors industry average (21.4x).
PE vs Market: SOLAR B is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.5x) compared to the Danish market (17.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SOLAR B's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SOLAR B's PB Ratio (1.7x) is in line with the DK Trade Distributors industry average.
How is Solar 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: SOLAR B's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-6.8% per year).
Earnings vs Market: SOLAR B's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-6.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SOLAR B's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SOLAR B's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Danish market (6.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SOLAR B's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SOLAR B's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (15.5%).
How has Solar performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SOLAR B has a large one-off gain of DKK65.0M impacting its September 30 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: SOLAR B's current net profit margins (2.7%) are higher than last year (0.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SOLAR B has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 8.4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: SOLAR B's earnings growth over the past year (674.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (8.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: SOLAR B earnings growth over the past year (674.5%) exceeded the Trade Distributors industry -5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: SOLAR B's Return on Equity (18.5%) is considered low.
How is Solar's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SOLAR B's short term assets (DKK3.2B) exceed its short term liabilities (DKK2.7B).
Long Term Liabilities: SOLAR B's short term assets (DKK3.2B) exceed its long term liabilities (DKK497.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SOLAR B's debt to equity ratio (35.7%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: SOLAR B's debt to equity ratio has increased from 29.9% to 35.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SOLAR B's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (114%).
Interest Coverage: SOLAR B's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (13x coverage).
What is Solar current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SOLAR B's dividend (3.52%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Danish market (0.93%).
High Dividend: SOLAR B's dividend (3.52%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Danish market (3.49%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SOLAR B's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SOLAR B's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (33.6%), SOLAR B's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SOLAR B's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (86.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jens Andersen (52 yo)
Mr. Jens E. Andersen has been the Chief Executive Officer and Member of Executive Board at Solar A/S since October 8, 2017 and serves as its Managing Director of Denmark. Mr. Andersen served as Senior Vice...
|CEO, MD of Denmark & Member of Executive Board||3.25yrs||no data||0.061% |
|CFO & Member of Executive Board||10yrs||no data||0.026% |
|Chief Commercial Officer & Member of Executive Board||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Group Operations||1.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Director of Stakeholder Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & MD of Poland||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & MD of Norway||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & MD of Sweden||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & MD of MAG45||4.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Industry Sales||3.33yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Commercial Market||3yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & MD The Netherlands||1yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: SOLAR B's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).
|Chairman||no data||no data||1.62% |
|Employee-Elected Director||15yrs||no data||0.00082% |
|Independent Director||12yrs||no data||0.017% |
|Employee-Elected Member||11yrs||no data||0.0013% |
|Independent Director||1.83yrs||no data||0.0056% |
|Independent Director||3yrs||no data||0.0055% |
|Vice Chairman||1.83yrs||no data||0.0069% |
|Employee-Elected Member||7yrs||no data||0.00082% |
|Independent Director||4yrs||no data||0.0052% |
Experienced Board: SOLAR B's board of directors are considered experienced (5.5 years average tenure).
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.
Solar A/S's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Solar A/S
- Ticker: SOLAR B
- Exchange: CPSE
- Founded: 1919
- Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: kr.2.901b
- Shares outstanding: 7.30m
- Website: https://www.solar.eu
Number of Employees
- Solar A/S
- Industrivej Vest 43
- Region of Southern Denmark
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SOLAR B||CPSE (OMX Nordic Exchange Copenhagen)||Yes||Class B Shares DKK 100||DK||DKK||Jan 1992|
|ZVR||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class B Shares DKK 100||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|0G33||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class B Shares DKK 100||GB||DKK||Jan 1992|
|SOLABC||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Class B Shares DKK 100||GB||DKK||Jan 1992|
Solar A/S operates as a sourcing and services company in electrical, heating and plumbing, ventilation, and climate and energy solutions in the Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Dutch markets. The company of...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/16 18:08|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/15 00:00|
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