Colas SA constructs and maintains transport infrastructure worldwide. More Details
Adequate balance sheet with proven track record.
Share Price & News
How has Colas's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: RE is less volatile than 75% of French stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.
Volatility Over Time: RE's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: RE exceeded the French Construction industry which returned 14% over the past year.
Return vs Market: RE underperformed the French Market which returned 32.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Colas's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StWe Think Colas (EPA:RE) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt
1 month ago | Simply Wall StShareholders in Colas (EPA:RE) are in the red if they invested three years ago
1 month ago | Simply Wall StIs Colas SA's (EPA:RE) Stock On A Downtrend As A Result Of Its Poor Financials?
Is Colas 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: RE (€131.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€427.8)
Significantly Below Fair Value: RE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: RE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (15.5x) compared to the European Construction industry average (15.2x).
PE vs Market: RE is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.5x) compared to the French market (21.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate RE's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: RE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the FR Construction industry average (1.6x).
How is Colas forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Capital Goods 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 Colas 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.
How has Colas performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: RE has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: RE's current net profit margins (2.1%) are higher than last year (0.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: RE's earnings have declined by 15.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: RE's earnings growth over the past year (307.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (-15.7% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: RE earnings growth over the past year (307.4%) exceeded the Construction industry 21.9%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: RE's Return on Equity (11.2%) is considered low.
How is Colas's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: RE's short term assets (€6.1B) exceed its short term liabilities (€6.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: RE's short term assets (€6.1B) exceed its long term liabilities (€1.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: RE's debt to equity ratio (40.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: RE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 25.9% to 40.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: RE's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (101.8%).
Interest Coverage: RE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.8x coverage).
What is Colas's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: RE's dividend (2.21%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the French market (1.27%).
High Dividend: RE's dividend (2.21%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the French market (3.88%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: RE's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: RE's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (34.2%), RE'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.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Frederic Gardes (50 yo)
Mr. Frederic Gardes serves as Chief Executive Officer of Colas SA since May 14, 2019 and serves as its Chairman since February 16, 2021. He served as Managing Director of International (excluding North Ame...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Frederic's total compensation ($USD2.29M) is about average for companies of similar size in the French market ($USD2.55M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Frederic's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Board: RE's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.6 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Colas SA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Colas SA
- Ticker: RE
- Exchange: ENXTPA
- Founded: 1929
- Industry: Construction and Engineering
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: €4.291b
- Shares outstanding: 32.63m
- Website: https://www.colas.com
Number of Employees
- Colas SA
- 1 rue du Colonel Pierre Avia
Colas SA constructs and maintains transport infrastructure worldwide. It operates through three segments: Roads, Construction materials, and Railways. The company builds and maintains roads and highways; a...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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