Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Topdanmark A/S, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an insurance company in Denmark.



Proven track record unattractive dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Market Performance

7 Day Return




DK Insurance


DK Market

1 Year Return




DK Insurance


DK Market

Return vs Industry: TOP underperformed the Danish Insurance industry which returned 9.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: TOP underperformed the Danish Market which returned 14.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-0.7%2.0%0.4%
30 Day-5.9%-0.09%-0.4%
90 Day-16.6%-2.5%1.2%
1 Year13.0%8.1%15.5%9.8%18.3%14.8%
3 Year91.8%71.5%48.2%27.8%38.1%26.5%
5 Year100.6%79.4%70.4%32.3%75.7%50.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


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


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Undervalued: TOP (DKK314.2) is trading below our estimate of fair value (DKK387.8)

Significantly Undervalued: TOP is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: TOP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.6x) compared to the Insurance industry average (12.6x).

PE vs Market: TOP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.6x) compared to the Danish market (14.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

Low PEG Ratio: TOP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (243.3x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: TOP is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.8x) compared to the XE Insurance industry average (1.3x).

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Future Growth

How is Topdanmark forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: TOP's forecast earnings growth (0.07% per year) is below the savings rate (0.2%).

Earnings vs Market: TOP's earnings (0.07% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Danish market (11.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: TOP's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: TOP's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-5.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: TOP's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-5.3%).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

High Future ROE: TOP's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (25.7%)

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Past Performance

How has Topdanmark performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: TOP's earnings have grown by 2.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: TOP's earnings growth over the past year (6.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (2.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: TOP earnings growth over the past year (6.3%) underperformed the Insurance industry 9.1%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: TOP's Return on Equity (27.4%) is considered high.

Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: TOP has a higher Return on Assets than the Insurance industry average last year.

Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: TOP has not improved its Return on Capital Employed over the past 3 years.

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Financial Health

How is Topdanmark's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: TOP's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2.913300x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: TOP's level of assets compared to its equity is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if TOP has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: TOP reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if TOP has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: TOP has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if TOP has an appropriate level of bad loans.

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: TOP's dividend (4.77%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Danish market (1.68%).

High Dividend: TOP's dividend (4.77%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Danish market (5.18%).

Stable Dividend: TOP has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: TOP has only been paying a dividend for 2 years, and since then payments have fallen.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (83.8%), TOP's payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: TOP's dividends in 3 years are not forecast to be well covered by earnings (95.7% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Peter Hermann (46yo)





Mr. Peter Hermann has been the Chief Executive Officer of Topdanmark A/S since February 5, 2018 and has been its Member of Executive Board since February 5, 2018. Mr. Hermann has been the Chief Executive O ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Peter has recently become CEO, making it difficult to compare their total compensation against companies of similar size in the Danish market.

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

Management Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: TOP's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: TOP's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.

Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Management Team

  • Niels Olesen

    Head of Accounting

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Lars Thykier (64yo)

    CFO & Member of the Executive Board

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: ø6.60m
  • Steffen Heegaard (60yo)

    Group Communications

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Peter Hermann (46yo)

    CEO & Member of Executive Board

    • Tenure: 1.7yrs
    • Compensation: ø7.29m
  • Lars Skovsende (47yo)

    Head of Intern Revision

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Jens Ellborg (55yo)

    Head of Reinsurance

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Brian Jacobsen (56yo)

    Head of Personal

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
    • Compensation: ø6.30m
  • Thomas Erichsen (47yo)

    Head of Group Development

    • Tenure: 1yrs
    • Compensation: ø5.20m
  • Jens Green (53yo)

    Head of Marketing

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Louise Hørdum (49yo)

    Head of Human Resources

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs

Board Members

  • Petri Niemisvirta (49yo)


    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
    • Compensation: ø385.00k
  • Ricard Wennerklint (50yo)


    • Tenure: 0.5yrs
    • Compensation: ø642.00k
  • Morten Thorsrud (48yo)


    • Tenure: 0.5yrs
  • Jens Aaløse (53yo)

    Deputy Chairman

    • Tenure: 1.5yrs
    • Compensation: ø770.00k
  • Mette Jensen (43yo)

    Employee Representative Director

    • Tenure: 4.8yrs
    • Compensation: ø481.00k
  • Anne Eberhard (56yo)


    • Tenure: 0.5yrs
  • Cristina Hansen (65yo)


    • Tenure: 0.5yrs
  • Elise Bundgaard (51yo)

    Employee Representative Director

    • Tenure: 0.6yrs
  • Ole Mortensen (62yo)

    Employee Representative Director

    • Tenure: 0.6yrs

Company Information

Topdanmark A/S's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Topdanmark A/S
  • Ticker: TOP
  • Exchange: CPSE
  • Founded: 1985
  • Industry: Multi-line Insurance
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Market Cap: ø27.291b
  • Shares outstanding: 86.86m
  • Website: https://www.topdanmark.com

Number of Employees


  • Topdanmark A/S
  • Borupvang 4
  • Ballerup
  • 2750
  • Denmark


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
TOPCPSE (OMX Nordic Exchange Copenhagen)YesOrdinary SharesDKDKKJan 1992
0QCQLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBDKKJan 1992
TOPCBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBDKKJan 1992


Topdanmark A/S, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an insurance company in Denmark. The company offers non-life insurance products, motor insurance policies, professional risk management advice, a ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/14 20:41
End of Day Share Price2019/10/14 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

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