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Executive Summary

Novozymes A/S produces and sells industrial enzymes and microorganisms worldwide. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record established dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: NZYM B has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




DK Chemicals


DK Market

1 Year Return




DK Chemicals


DK Market

Return vs Industry: NZYM B exceeded the Danish Chemicals industry which returned 5.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: NZYM B underperformed the Danish Market which returned 28.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

NZYM BIndustryMarket
7 Day-4.5%-2.2%-3.1%
30 Day-1.8%1.7%3.4%
90 Day1.3%1.8%5.7%
1 Year25.7%23.9%8.7%5.3%30.9%28.5%
3 Year16.7%11.5%5.6%-4.6%48.2%37.0%
5 Year32.6%23.3%37.4%16.7%69.8%48.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Novozymes 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: NZYM B (DKK391.5) is trading above our estimate of fair value (DKK251.82)

Significantly Below Fair Value: NZYM B is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: NZYM B is poor value based on its PE Ratio (35.6x) compared to the XE Chemicals industry average (20.7x).

PE vs Market: NZYM B is poor value based on its PE Ratio (35.6x) compared to the Danish market (16.3x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: NZYM B is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (6x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: NZYM B is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (10.2x) compared to the XE Chemicals industry average (1.6x).

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Future Growth

How is Novozymes forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: NZYM B's forecast earnings growth (5.9% per year) is above the savings rate (0.3%).

Earnings vs Market: NZYM B's earnings (5.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Danish market (12% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: NZYM B's revenue (4.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Danish market (6.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: NZYM B's revenue (4.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: NZYM B's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (28%)

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Past Performance

How has Novozymes performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: NZYM B has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: NZYM B's current net profit margins (21.6%) are higher than last year (21.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: NZYM B's earnings have grown by 2.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: NZYM B's earnings growth over the past year (0.8%) is below its 5-year average (2.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: NZYM B earnings growth over the past year (0.8%) exceeded the Chemicals industry -9.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: NZYM B's Return on Equity (28.6%) is considered high.

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Financial Health

How is Novozymes's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: NZYM B's short term assets (DKK6.6B) exceed its short term liabilities (DKK4.3B).

Long Term Liabilities: NZYM B's short term assets (DKK6.6B) exceed its long term liabilities (DKK5.0B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: NZYM B's debt to equity ratio (45.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: NZYM B's debt to equity ratio has increased from 11.8% to 45.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: NZYM B's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (78.9%).

Interest Coverage: NZYM B's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (152.6x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: NZYM B's dividend (1.34%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Danish market (1.33%).

High Dividend: NZYM B's dividend (1.34%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Danish market (3.58%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: NZYM B's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: NZYM B's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (47.7%), NZYM B's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: NZYM B's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (51.2% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Ester Baiget



Ms. Ester Baiget serves as Chief Executive Officer at Novozymes A/S Since February 1, 2020 and its President since 2020. She serves as the EMEA Commercial Director for Dow Elastomers, Electrical and Teleco ...

Leadership Team

Lars Green
Executive VP & CFO1.08yrskr.4.20m0.00036%
DKK 393.9k
Thomas Videbaek
EVP of Strategy & Business Transfotmationno datakr.10.50mno data
Anders Lund
Executive Vice President of Consumer Biosolutions4.67yrskr.7.70m0.000050%
DKK 54.7k
Tina Fanø
Executive Vice President of Agriculture & Industrial Biosolutions4.67yrskr.7.60m0.0036%
DKK 4.0m
Ester Baiget
President & CEO0.67yrno datano data
Graziela Chaluppe dos Malucelli
Executive Vice President of Operations0.75yrno datano data
Tobias Bjorklund
Head of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Tue Micheelsen
Vice President of Global Sales & Marketingno datano datano data
Pedro Fernandes
Head of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability - Novozymes Latin Americano datano datano data
Sebastian Søderberg
VP and Head of New Business Development - Incubations & Acquisitionsno datano datano data
Claus Fuglsang
CSO and Executive VP of Research & Development0.75yrno datano data
Adam Monroe
President of North American Region11.17yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: NZYM B's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.1 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Mathias Uhlén
Independent Director13.75yrskr.500.00k0.00023%
DKK 251.6k
Lars Køppler
Employee Representative Director10.75yrskr.500.00k0.00013%
DKK 142.2k
Jørgen Rasmussen
Independent Chairman3.67yrskr.1.75m0.00071%
DKK 776.8k
Cornelis de Jong
Vice Chairman0.67yrno datano data
Kim Stratton
Independent Director3.67yrskr.750.00kno data
Kasim Kutay
Director3.67yrskr.500.00kno data
Lena Holskov
Employee Representative Director7.67yrskr.500.00k0.00039%
DKK 426.7k
Anders Knudsen
Employee Representative Director7.67yrskr.500.00k0.00013%
DKK 142.2k
Sharon James
Director0.67yrno datano data
Heine Dalsgaard
Director0.67yrno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: NZYM B's board of directors are considered experienced (3.7 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: Novozymes A/S
  • Ticker: NZYM B
  • Exchange: CPSE
  • Founded: 1925
  • Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: kr.109.405b
  • Shares outstanding: 280.24m
  • Website: https://www.novozymes.com

Number of Employees


  • Novozymes A/S
  • Krogshoejvej 36
  • Bagsvaerd
  • Capital Region of Denmark
  • 2880
  • Denmark


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
NVZM.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesSeries B SharesUSUSDNov 2000
NZM2DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesSeries B SharesDEEURNov 2000
NZYM BCPSE (OMX Nordic Exchange Copenhagen)YesSeries B SharesDKDKKNov 2000
0Q4ULSE (London Stock Exchange)YesSeries B SharesGBDKKNov 2000
NZYMBCBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesSeries B SharesGBDKKNov 2000
NZYMBSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesSeries B SharesCHCHFNov 2000
NZYMWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesSeries B SharesATEURNov 2000
NZYM NBMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesSeries B SharesMXMXNNov 2000


Novozymes A/S produces and sells industrial enzymes and microorganisms worldwide. The company offers agriculture solutions, including crop production, and animal health and nutrition solutions; liquefactio ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/26 22:32
End of Day Share Price2020/10/26 00:00
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.