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Keskisuomalainen Oyj

Executive Summary

Keskisuomalainen Oyj publishes print and online newspapers and magazines in Finland. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record and fair value.

Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: KSLAV is not significantly more volatile than the rest 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.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




FI Media


FI Market

1 Year Return




FI Media


FI Market

Return vs Industry: KSLAV underperformed the Finnish Media industry which returned 28.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: KSLAV underperformed the Finnish Market which returned 18.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-0.4%5.3%-1.9%
30 Day6.9%-8.7%-3.0%
90 Day31.5%12.7%2.3%
1 Year15.8%8.2%35.4%28.2%27.3%18.5%
3 Year44.8%21.8%54.0%33.5%28.5%5.5%
5 Year120.3%66.5%263.3%195.3%72.2%33.8%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Keskisuomalainen Oyj 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: KSLAV (€13.15) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€11.19)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: KSLAV is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.5x) compared to the XE Media industry average (18.7x).

PE vs Market: KSLAV is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.5x) compared to the Finnish market (27.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: KSLAV is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the FI Media industry average (2.4x).

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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?


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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Past Performance

How has Keskisuomalainen Oyj performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: KSLAV has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: KSLAV's current net profit margins (4%) are higher than last year (3.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: KSLAV's earnings have grown by 4.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: KSLAV's earnings growth over the past year (19.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (4.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: KSLAV earnings growth over the past year (19.8%) exceeded the Media industry -11%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: KSLAV's Return on Equity (11.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Keskisuomalainen Oyj's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: KSLAV's short term assets (€42.1M) do not cover its short term liabilities (€60.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: KSLAV's short term assets (€42.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities (€71.1M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: KSLAV's debt to equity ratio (84.3%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: KSLAV's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 107.5% to 84.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: KSLAV's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (27.3%).

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?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: KSLAV's dividend (5.7%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Finnish market (1.87%).

High Dividend: KSLAV's dividend (5.7%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Finnish market (3.95%)

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.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (88.3%), KSLAV's payments are 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 board tenure


Vesa-Pekka Kangaskorpi (57 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...

Board Members

Vesa-Pekka Kangaskorpi
CEO, President11.17yrsno datano data
Leena Hautsalo
Chairman of the Boardno data€46.00kno data
Jaakko Kurikka
Vice Chairman of the Boardno data€28.00kno data
Mikko Paananen
Director20.17yrs€25.00kno data
Pekka Haltia
Director12.17yrs€26.00kno data
Harri Kalle Kautto
Director15.17yrs€26.00kno data
Riitta Virtanen
Directorno data€26.00kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: KSLAV's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13.7 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

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

Key Information

  • Name: Keskisuomalainen Oyj
  • Ticker: KSLAV
  • Exchange: HLSE
  • Founded: 1871
  • Industry: Publishing
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: €132.623m
  • Shares outstanding: 10.09m
  • Website: https://www.keskisuomalainen.com

Number of Employees


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


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
KSLAVHLSE (OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki)YesSeries A SharesFIEURApr 1999
KSLAVHBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesSeries A SharesGBEURApr 1999
0F1CLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesSeries A SharesGBEURApr 1999


Keskisuomalainen Oyj publishes print and online newspapers and magazines in Finland. The company also provides printing services for magazines, newspapers, direct mail products, attachments, brochures, pos...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/03/07 19:26
End of Day Share Price2021/03/05 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.