Eurofins Scientific SE, together with its subsidiaries, provides various analytical testing and laboratory services worldwide. More Details
Solid track record with adequate balance sheet and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has Eurofins Scientific's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: ERF is less volatile than 75% of French stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: ERF's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
FR Life Sciences
1 Year Return
FR Life Sciences
Return vs Industry: ERF exceeded the French Life Sciences industry which returned 60.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ERF exceeded the French Market which returned 39.6% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Eurofins Scientific's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StWill Weakness in Eurofins Scientific SE's (EPA:ERF) Stock Prove Temporary Given Strong Fundamentals?
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StThe Eurofins Scientific (EPA:ERF) Share Price Is Up 170% And Shareholders Are Boasting About It
1 month ago | Simply Wall StEurofins Scientific (EPA:ERF) Has A Rock Solid Balance Sheet
Is Eurofins Scientific 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: ERF (€82.35) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€76.54)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ERF is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ERF is good value based on its PE Ratio (30.3x) compared to the XE Life Sciences industry average (58.2x).
PE vs Market: ERF is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30.3x) compared to the French market (24.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: ERF is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (25.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ERF is good value based on its PB Ratio (4.3x) compared to the XE Life Sciences industry average (6.3x).
How is Eurofins Scientific forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ERF's forecast earnings growth (1.2% per year) is above the savings rate (0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: ERF's earnings (1.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the French market (21.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ERF's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: ERF's revenue (3.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the French market (7.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ERF's revenue (3.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: ERF's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.5%).
How has Eurofins Scientific performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ERF has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: ERF's current net profit margins (9.3%) are higher than last year (3.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ERF's earnings have grown significantly by 25.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ERF's earnings growth over the past year (246.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (25.5% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: ERF earnings growth over the past year (246.7%) exceeded the Life Sciences industry 42.8%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: ERF's Return on Equity (14.5%) is considered low.
How is Eurofins Scientific's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ERF's short term assets (€2.5B) exceed its short term liabilities (€1.7B).
Long Term Liabilities: ERF's short term assets (€2.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities (€3.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ERF's debt to equity ratio (70.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: ERF's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 156.5% to 70.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ERF's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (46.7%).
Interest Coverage: ERF's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.8x coverage).
What is Eurofins Scientific current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: ERF's dividend (0.83%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the French market (1.29%).
High Dividend: ERF's dividend (0.83%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the French market (4.07%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: ERF's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: ERF's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (25.1%), ERF's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: ERF's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (24.6% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Gilles Martin (57 yo)
Dr. Gilles G. Martin, Ph.D., serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Eurofins Scientific, Inc. Dr. Martin serves as Chief Executive Officer of Eurofins Nihon Kankyo K.K. and Eurofins Scientific Group. He ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Gilles's total compensation ($USD1.43M) is below average for companies of similar size in the French market ($USD3.87M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Gilles's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Board: ERF's board of directors are considered experienced (8.1 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6.6%.
Eurofins Scientific SE's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Eurofins Scientific SE
- Ticker: ERF
- Exchange: ENXTPA
- Founded: 1987
- Industry: Life Sciences Tools and Services
- Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
- Market Cap: €15.738b
- Shares outstanding: 191.11m
- Website: https://www.eurofins.com
Number of Employees
- Eurofins Scientific SE
- 23 Val Fleuri
- Luxembourg City
Eurofins Scientific SE, together with its subsidiaries, provides various analytical testing and laboratory services worldwide. The company offers a portfolio of approximately 200,000 analytical methods for...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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