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Grupo Catalana Occidente

Executive Summary

Grupo Catalana Occidente, S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance products and services worldwide. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Very undervalued established dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

How has Grupo Catalana Occidente's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-4.3%

GCO

-0.2%

ES Insurance

0.5%

ES Market


1 Year Return

-31.8%

GCO

-24.4%

ES Insurance

-22.4%

ES Market

Return vs Industry: GCO underperformed the Spanish Insurance industry which returned -24.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GCO underperformed the Spanish Market which returned -22.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

GCOIndustryMarket
7 Day-4.3%-0.2%0.5%
30 Day1.0%-0.6%3.0%
90 Day2.2%-7.0%-3.3%
1 Year-30.0%-31.8%-20.9%-24.4%-20.0%-22.4%
3 Year-36.7%-40.7%-9.3%-22.5%-19.8%-26.9%
5 Year-17.7%-25.7%12.8%-13.0%-16.2%-29.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Grupo Catalana Occidente undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: GCO (€21) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€45.79)

Significantly Below Fair Value: GCO is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GCO is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.5x) compared to the XE Insurance industry average (10.3x).

PE vs Market: GCO is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.5x) compared to the Spanish market (18.8x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: GCO is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.5x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GCO is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the XE Insurance industry average (1x).


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Future Growth

How is Grupo Catalana Occidente forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

15.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: GCO's forecast earnings growth (15.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.3%).

Earnings vs Market: GCO's earnings (15.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Spanish market (31.5% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: GCO's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Spanish market (6.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: GCO's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: GCO's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.9%).


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Past Performance

How has Grupo Catalana Occidente performed over the past 5 years?

7.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GCO has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: GCO's current net profit margins (8.1%) are lower than last year (9.2%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GCO's earnings have grown by 7.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: GCO's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: GCO had negative earnings growth (-11.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Insurance industry average (-4.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: GCO's Return on Equity (9.5%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Grupo Catalana Occidente's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GCO's short term assets (€3.8B) do not cover its short term liabilities (€4.8B).

Long Term Liabilities: GCO's short term assets (€3.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities (€8.7B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GCO's debt to equity ratio (1.9%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: GCO's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 8.4% to 1.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GCO's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (827.3%).

Interest Coverage: GCO earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Grupo Catalana Occidente current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

4.20%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: GCO's dividend (4.2%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Spanish market (2.33%).

High Dividend: GCO's dividend (4.2%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Spanish market (6.74%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (31.6%), GCO's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: GCO's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (37.9% payout ratio).


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Management

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

4.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

José Ignacio Álvarez Juste (60 yo)

8.5yrs

Tenure

€519,000

Compensation

Mr. José Ignacio Álvarez Juste serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Grupo Catalana Occidente, SA since April 26, 2016. His experience includes Experience CEO of Bilbao Compañía Anónima de Segu ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: José Ignacio's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the Spanish market ($USD1.53M).

Compensation vs Earnings: José Ignacio's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jose Maria Serra Farré
Executive Chairmanno data€44.00k0.42%
€ 10.3m
José Ignacio Álvarez Juste
CEO & Director8.5yrs€519.00kno data
Hugo Serra Calderón
Executive Directorno data€89.00k0.010%
€ 251.9k
Francisco José Arregui Laborda
Director General & Secretary22.75yrs€541.00k0.061%
€ 1.5m
Carlos González Bailac
Financial Directorno datano datano data
Nawal Barange
Head of Analysts and Investors Relations & Rating Agenciesno datano datano data
Juan Cañellas
Head of Traditional Business0.75yrno datano data
David Ponce
Head of Credit Insurance0.75yrno datano data
Joaquín Guallar Pérez
Vice-Secretary no datano datano data

4.0yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: GCO's management team is considered experienced (4 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jose Maria Serra Farré
Executive Chairmanno data€44.00k0.42%
€ 10.3m
José Ignacio Álvarez Juste
CEO & Director8.5yrs€519.00kno data
Hugo Serra Calderón
Executive Directorno data€89.00k0.010%
€ 251.9k
Francisco José Arregui Laborda
Director General & Secretary22.75yrs€541.00k0.061%
€ 1.5m
Jorge Enrich Izard
Director27.5yrs€23.00kno data
Enrique Giró Godó
Director12.92yrsno data0.20%
€ 5.0m
Federico Halpern Blasco
Director26.92yrs€23.00k0.020%
€ 504.1k
Francisco Javier Pérez Farguell
Independent Director24.5yrsno datano data
Javier Juncadella Salisachs
Vice Chairman8.75yrs€191.00kno data
Jorge Enrich Serra
Director11.33yrs€23.00kno data
Maria Assumpta Soler Serra
Director11.08yrsno data2.14%
€ 52.9m
Juan Ignacio Guerrero Gilabert
Independent Director9.5yrsno datano data

12.1yrs

Average Tenure

64yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: GCO's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.1 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

Grupo Catalana Occidente, S.A.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Grupo Catalana Occidente, S.A.
  • Ticker: GCO
  • Exchange: BME
  • Founded: 1864
  • Industry: Multi-line Insurance
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Market Cap: €2.477b
  • Shares outstanding: 117.96m
  • Website: https://www.grupocatalanaoccidente.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Grupo Catalana Occidente, S.A.
  • Paseo de la Castellana 4
  • Madrid
  • Madrid
  • 28046
  • Spain

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
GCOBME (Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles)YesOrdinary SharesESEURNov 1993
OCZADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURNov 1993
0NRNLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBEURNov 1993
GCNJ.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDNov 1993
GCOEBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBEURNov 1993
GCO NBMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesOrdinary SharesMXMXNNov 1993

Biography

Grupo Catalana Occidente, S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance products and services worldwide. The company operates through Traditional Business and Credit Insurance Business segments. ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/24 21:23
End of Day Share Price2020/10/23 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
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.