Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Viking Line ABP, together with its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo carrier services.

Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with proven track record.

Share Price & News

How has Viking Line ABP's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: VIK1V has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




FI Hospitality


FI Market

1 Year Return




FI Hospitality


FI Market

Return vs Industry: VIK1V exceeded the Finnish Hospitality industry which returned 9.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VIK1V exceeded the Finnish Market which returned 3% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-3.1%-7.0%-5.6%
30 Day-0.5%-2.4%-1.2%
90 Day5.0%-3.1%3.6%
1 Year23.4%21.9%11.7%8.5%9.4%4.6%
3 Year-4.1%-8.3%15.3%4.6%26.4%11.3%
5 Year15.2%1.6%26.9%7.1%39.4%12.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Viking Line ABP 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: VIK1V (€18.9) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€34.48)

Significantly Below Fair Value: VIK1V is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: VIK1V is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.9x) compared to the Hospitality industry average (19.9x).

PE vs Market: VIK1V is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.9x) compared to the Finnish market (20.6x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate VIK1V's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: VIK1V is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the XE Hospitality industry average (1.5x).

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Future Growth

How is Viking Line ABP forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Consumer Services industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Viking Line ABP has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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Past Performance

How has Viking Line ABP performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: VIK1V has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: VIK1V's current net profit margins (2.2%) are higher than last year (1.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VIK1V's earnings have declined by -41.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: VIK1V's earnings growth over the past year (96.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (-41.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: VIK1V earnings growth over the past year (96.4%) exceeded the Hospitality industry -1.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: VIK1V's Return on Equity (4.6%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Viking Line ABP's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VIK1V's short term assets (€108.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (€97.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: VIK1V's short term assets (€108.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities (€141.3M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: VIK1V's debt to equity ratio (52.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: VIK1V's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 103.6% to 52.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: VIK1V's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (30.8%).

Interest Coverage: VIK1V's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.6x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: VIK1V has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: VIK1V's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.9x debt).

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What is Viking Line ABP's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

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Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: VIK1V's dividend (2.38%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Finnish market (2.24%).

High Dividend: VIK1V's dividend (2.38%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Finnish market (4.85%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: VIK1V's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: VIK1V's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (45%), VIK1V's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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


Average management tenure


Jan Hanses (58yo)





Mr. Jan Hanses has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Viking Line ABP since March 20, 2014. Mr. Hanses served as Deputy Chief Executive of Viking Line ABP from November 2008 to March 20, 201 ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jan's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the Finnish market ($USD541.84K).

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

Leadership Team

Jan Hanses
President & CEO5.9yrs€323.29k0.037% 77.4k
Mats Engblom
Senior Vice President of Finance1.3yrsno datano data
Johanna Boijer-Svahnström
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs2.1yrsno data0.0047% 9.7k
Peter Hellgren
Deputy CEO0yrsno data0.0093% 19.1k
Wilhelm Hård Af Segerstad
Senior Vice President of Shipboard Commercial Operations & Shipboard Staff6.1yrsno datano data
Ulf Hagström
Senior Vice President of Marine Operations & New buildings0yrsno data0.014% 28.7k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: VIK1V's management team is considered experienced (4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Lars Nordström
Independent Director14.1yrs€32.00kno data
Ben Lundqvist
Chairman25.1yrs€38.00k3.83% 7.9m
Dick Lundqvist
Independent Director20.1yrs€31.00k1.41% 2.9m
Nils-Erik Eklund
Independent Director23.1yrs€32.00k3.21% 6.6m
Agneta Karlsson
Independent Director14.1yrs€32.00kno data
Erik Grönberg
Independent Director16.1yrs€32.00k0.76% 1.6m
Stefan Lundqvist
Deputy Director20.1yrs€5.00k1.05% 2.2m
Johnny Rosenholm
Deputy Director7.8yrs€6.00kno data
Ulrica Danielsson
Deputy Director6.8yrs€7.00kno data
Peter Wiklöf
Independent Director2.8yrs€30.00kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: VIK1V's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 15.1 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

Viking Line ABP's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Viking Line ABP
  • Ticker: VIK1V
  • Exchange: HLSE
  • Founded: 1959
  • Industry: Hotels, Resorts and Cruise Lines
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: €206.280m
  • Shares outstanding: 10.80m
  • Website: https://www.vikingline.fi

Number of Employees


  • Viking Line ABP
  • Norragatan 4
  • PO Box 166
  • Mariehamn
  • Åland
  • 22100
  • Finland


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
VIK1VHLSE (OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki)YesShare CapitalFIEURJul 1995
0GFYLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesShare CapitalGBEURJul 1995
VIK1VhBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesShare CapitalGBEURJul 1995


Viking Line ABP, together with its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo carrier services. The company offers its services using seven vessels between Finland, Sweden, and Estonia; and owns 13 buses. It also provides cargo shipment and freight forwarding services. The company also has operations in other Baltic countries, Poland, Denmark, Norway, and Russia. Viking Line ABP was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Mariehamn, Finland. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/26 20:37
End of Day Share Price2020/02/26 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.