Valneva SE, a specialty vaccine company, focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with unmet needs. More Details
Exceptional growth potential with adequate balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Valneva's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: VLA is more volatile than 75% of French stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.
Volatility Over Time: VLA's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of French stocks.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: VLA exceeded the French Biotechs industry which returned 35.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VLA exceeded the French Market which returned 48.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Valneva's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Valneva undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: VLA (€11.94) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€6.44)
Significantly Below Fair Value: VLA is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: VLA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the European Biotechs industry average.
PE vs Market: VLA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the French market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate VLA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: VLA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (14x) compared to the FR Biotechs industry average (4.3x).
How is Valneva forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: VLA is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: VLA is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: VLA's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: VLA's revenue (35.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the French market (6.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: VLA's revenue (35.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: VLA's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (20.6%)
How has Valneva performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VLA is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: VLA is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VLA is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 14.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare VLA's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: VLA is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Biotechs industry (21.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: VLA has a negative Return on Equity (-83.17%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Valneva's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VLA's short term assets (€308.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (€175.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: VLA's short term assets (€308.4M) exceed its long term liabilities (€195.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VLA's debt to equity ratio (68.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: VLA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 50.3% to 68.9% over the past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable VLA has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: VLA is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 62% per year.
What is Valneva current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate VLA's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate VLA's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VLA's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VLA's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of VLA's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the French market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Thomas Lingelbach (57 yo)
Mr. Thomas Lingelbach has been the Chief Executive Officer of Valneva SE since May 2013 and as its Chairman and Member of the Management Board since May 10, 2013. Mr. Lingelbach serves as a Managing Direct...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Thomas's total compensation ($USD1.82M) is above average for companies of similar size in the French market ($USD833.78K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Thomas's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: VLA's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: VLA's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.5 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 8.4%.
Valneva SE's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Valneva SE
- Ticker: VLA
- Exchange: ENXTPA
- Founded: 1999
- Industry: Biotechnology
- Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
- Market Cap: €1.193b
- Shares outstanding: 99.89m
- Website: https://valneva.com
Number of Employees
- Valneva SE
- 6 rue Alain Bombard
- Pays de la Loire
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Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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