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Keskisuomalainen Oyj HLSE:KSLAV Stock Report

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25 Jun, 2022


Company Financials
KSLAV fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance1/6
Financial Health3/6

KSLAV Stock Overview

Keskisuomalainen Oyj engages in publishing, printing, and distributing newspapers and magazines in Finland.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Historical stock prices
Current Share Price€12.45
52 Week High€18.00
52 Week Low€11.65
1 Month Change-6.39%
3 Month Change-17.00%
1 Year Change-19.68%
3 Year Change31.05%
5 Year Change31.89%
Change since IPO55.63%

Recent News & Updates

May 16
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Returns At Keskisuomalainen Oyj (HEL:KSLAV) Appear To Be Weighed Down

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Shareholder Returns

KSLAVFI MediaFI Market

Return vs Industry: KSLAV underperformed the Finnish Media industry which returned -5.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: KSLAV matched the Finnish Market which returned -19.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is KSLAV's price volatile compared to industry and market?
KSLAV volatility
KSLAV Average Weekly Movement4.2%
Media Industry Average Movement3.9%
Market Average Movement5.3%
10% most volatile stocks in FI Market8.4%
10% least volatile stocks in FI Market3.4%

Stable Share Price: KSLAV is less volatile than 75% of Finnish stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: KSLAV's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

18712,445Vesa-Pekka Kangaskorpi

Keskisuomalainen Oyj engages in publishing, printing, and distributing newspapers and magazines in Finland. It offers sale, marketing, and communications services; digital outdoor advertising and content production solutions, as well as media; and research services. The company also engages in the real estate business.

Keskisuomalainen Oyj Fundamentals Summary

How do Keskisuomalainen Oyj's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
KSLAV fundamental statistics
Market Cap€125.16m
Earnings (TTM)€6.89m
Revenue (TTM)€211.64m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
KSLAV income statement (TTM)
Cost of Revenue€154.02m
Gross Profit€57.62m
Other Expenses€50.73m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.69
Gross Margin27.23%
Net Profit Margin3.25%
Debt/Equity Ratio67.0%

How did KSLAV perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is KSLAV undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for KSLAV?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

KSLAV key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue0.8x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA6.5x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does KSLAV's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

KSLAV PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for KSLAV vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average17.6x

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: KSLAV is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (18.2x) compared to the peer average (17.6x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does KSLAV's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Media Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: KSLAV is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (18.2x) compared to the Finnish Media industry average (17.7x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is KSLAV's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

KSLAV PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio18.2x
Fair PE Ration/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate KSLAV's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of KSLAV when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: KSLAV (€12.45) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€28.4)

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

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

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Future Growth

How is Keskisuomalainen Oyj forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted Media 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 Keskisuomalainen Oyj 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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  • Take a look at our analysis of KSLAV’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • Keskisuomalainen Oyj competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.

Past Performance

How has Keskisuomalainen Oyj performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 1/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: KSLAV has a large one-off loss of €3.1M impacting its December 31 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: KSLAV's current net profit margins (3.3%) are lower than last year (9.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: KSLAV's earnings have grown by 10.2% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: KSLAV had negative earnings growth (-66.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Media industry average (68%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: KSLAV's Return on Equity (7.4%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Keskisuomalainen Oyj's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 3/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: KSLAV's short term assets (€42.3M) do not cover its short term liabilities (€58.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: KSLAV's short term assets (€42.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities (€64.7M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: KSLAV's net debt to equity ratio (43.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: KSLAV's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 91.5% to 67% over the past 5 years.

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

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

Balance Sheet

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What is Keskisuomalainen Oyj current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 2/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: KSLAV's dividend (5.62%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Finnish market (2.54%).

High Dividend: KSLAV's dividend (5.62%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Finnish market (5.07%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its high payout ratio (102.1%), KSLAV's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonably low cash payout ratio (49.1%), KSLAV's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Vesa-Pekka Kangaskorpi (58 yo)



Mr. Vesa-Pekka Kangaskorpi has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Keskisuomalainen Oyj since 2010. Mr. Kangaskorpi has been Member of Supervisory Board at Ilkka Yhtyma Oyj since 2000. He serv...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: KSLAV's management team is seasoned and experienced (12.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: KSLAV's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 16.4 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

Keskisuomalainen Oyj's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Keskisuomalainen Oyj
  • Ticker: KSLAV
  • Exchange: HLSE
  • Founded: 1871
  • Industry: Publishing
  • Sector: Media
  • Implied Market Cap: €125.164m
  • Shares outstanding: 10.05m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Keskisuomalainen Oyj
  • Aholaidantie 3
  • Jyväskylä
  • Central Finland
  • 40320
  • Finland


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/25 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/23 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.