Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Fortum Oyj, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation and sale of electricity and heat in the Nordic countries, Russia, Poland, India, other parts of the Baltic Rim area, and internationally.

Snowflake Analysis

6 star dividend payer with solid track record.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: FORTUM's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




FI Electric Utilities


FI Market

1 Year Return




FI Electric Utilities


FI Market

Return vs Industry: FORTUM underperformed the Finnish Electric Utilities industry which returned -2.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FORTUM underperformed the Finnish Market which returned -19.3% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day6.8%7.9%9.8%
30 Day-32.0%-16.2%-18.6%
90 Day-40.4%-12.7%-22.3%
1 Year-22.5%-28.9%2.6%-1.3%-16.6%-20.6%
3 Year18.1%-10.8%38.2%21.0%-3.2%-15.3%
5 Year4.7%-27.8%27.3%-1.3%5.2%-15.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is Fortum Oyj 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: FORTUM (€13.11) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€51.24)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: FORTUM is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.9x) compared to the Electric Utilities industry average (10.1x).

PE vs Market: FORTUM is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.9x) compared to the Finnish market (15x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: FORTUM is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.3x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: FORTUM is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the XE Electric Utilities industry average (0.8x).

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Future Growth

How is Fortum Oyj forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: FORTUM's forecast earnings growth (1.8% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.1%).

Earnings vs Market: FORTUM's earnings (1.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Finnish market (8.8% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: FORTUM's revenue (28.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Finnish market (0.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: FORTUM's revenue (28.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: FORTUM's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8.8%).

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Past Performance

How has Fortum Oyj performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: FORTUM has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: FORTUM's current net profit margins (26.8%) are higher than last year (15.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FORTUM's earnings have grown significantly by 21.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: FORTUM's earnings growth over the past year (75.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (21.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: FORTUM earnings growth over the past year (75.8%) exceeded the Electric Utilities industry 7.2%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: FORTUM's Return on Equity (11.4%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Fortum Oyj's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: FORTUM's short term assets (€3.8B) exceed its short term liabilities (€1.8B).

Long Term Liabilities: FORTUM's short term assets (€3.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities (€8.3B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: FORTUM's debt to equity ratio (50.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: FORTUM's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 66.1% to 50.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: FORTUM's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (30%).

Interest Coverage: FORTUM's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.9x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: FORTUM's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.6x debt).

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: FORTUM's dividend (8.39%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Finnish market (3.2%).

High Dividend: FORTUM's dividend (8.39%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Finnish market (6.48%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (65.9%), FORTUM's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: FORTUM's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (77.7% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Pekka Lundmark (56yo)





Mr. Pekka Ilmari Lundmark, M.Sc.(Eng.), has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Fortum Oyj since September 7, 2015 and serves as its Managing Director. Mr. Lundmark served as President and Chief  ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Pekka's total compensation ($USD2.94M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Finnish market ($USD4.11M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Pekka's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Pekka Lundmark
President4.5yrs€2.67m0.010% 1.2m
Markus Heikki Rauramo
Chief Financial Officer3yrsno data0.0051% 593.9k
Ensio Väisänen
Head of Corporate Financial Services Unit12.75yrsno datano data
Ingela Ulfves
Vice President of Investor Relations & Financial Communicationsno datano datano data
Sirpa-Helena Sormunen
Secretary to the Board & General Counsel5.5yrsno data0.0014% 166.5k
Heli Kurki
Head of Publicity & Communicationsno datano datano data
Risto Penttinen
Senior VP of Strategy3.92yrsno data0.0021% 243.4k
Per Langer
Executive Vice President of City Solutions3yrsno data0.0043% 501.9k
Erkki Kari-Koskinen
Head of Marketsno datano datano data
Anders Egelrud
Managing Director of Fortum Värmeno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: FORTUM's management team is considered experienced (4.2 years average tenure).

Board Members

Kim Ignatius
Independent Non-Executive Director7.92yrsno data0.00045% 52.4k
Matti Lievonen
Independent Chairman2yrsno data0.00017% 19.8k
Anja McAlister
Independent Non-Executive Director2.92yrsno datano data
Klaus-Dieter Maubach
Deputy Chairman2yrsno datano data
Veli-Matti Reinikkala
Deputy Chairman3.92yrsno data0.00034% 39.6k
Essimari Kairisto
Director2yrsno datano data
Eva Hamilton
Independent Non-Executive Director5yrsno datano data
Philipp Rösler
Director1yrno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: FORTUM's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

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

Key Information

  • Name: Fortum Oyj
  • Ticker: FORTUM
  • Exchange: HLSE
  • Founded: 1998
  • Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Market Cap: €11.646b
  • Shares outstanding: 888.29m
  • Website: https://www.fortum.com

Number of Employees


  • Fortum Oyj
  • CD Building
  • Keilalahdentie 2-4
  • Espoo
  • Uusimaa
  • 2150
  • Finland


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
FOJC.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesRegistered SharesUSUSDDec 1998
FORTUMHLSE (OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki)YesRegistered SharesFIEURDec 1998
0HAHLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesRegistered SharesGBEURDec 1998
FOTDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesRegistered SharesDEEURDec 1998
FOTXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesRegistered SharesDEEURDec 1998
FORTMHBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesRegistered SharesGBEURDec 1998
FOTETLX (Eurotlx)YesRegistered SharesITEURDec 1998


Fortum Oyj, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation and sale of electricity and heat in the Nordic countries, Russia, Poland, India, other parts of the Baltic Rim area, and internationally. The company’s Generation segment generates power through nuclear, hydro, wind, and thermal resources; and provides power portfolio optimization, trading, and industrial intelligence, as well as nuclear services. Its City Solutions develops solutions in the areas of heating, cooling, waste-to-energy, biomass, and other circular economy solutions, as well as solar power production. The company’s Consumer Solutions segment engages in electricity and gas retail businesses, including the provision of invoicing, debt collection, and customer services; and electricity and related value-added products, as well as digital services. This segment serves approximately 2.4 million customers. Its Russia segment generates and sells power and heat. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/03/30 20:38
End of Day Share Price2020/03/30 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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