Esker SA provides document processing automation solutions in France and internationally.
High growth potential with solid track record.
Share Price & News
How has Esker's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: ALESK's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: ALESK exceeded the French Software industry which returned 20.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ALESK exceeded the French Market which returned 15.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Esker's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StI Ran A Stock Scan For Earnings Growth And Esker (EPA:ALESK) Passed With Ease
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs Esker SA's (EPA:ALESK) CEO Overpaid Relative To Its Peers?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StThese 4 Measures Indicate That Esker (EPA:ALESK) Is Using Debt Reasonably Well
Is Esker 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: ALESK (€112.8) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€55.97)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ALESK is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ALESK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (65.4x) compared to the Software industry average (33.5x).
PE vs Market: ALESK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (65.4x) compared to the French market (18.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: ALESK is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ALESK is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (11.7x) compared to the FR Software industry average (2.4x).
How is Esker forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ALESK's forecast earnings growth (22.8% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.1%).
Earnings vs Market: ALESK's earnings (22.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the French market (12.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: ALESK's revenue (15.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the French market (4.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ALESK's revenue (15.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: ALESK's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (22.8%)
How has Esker performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ALESK has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: ALESK's current net profit margins (9.3%) are higher than last year (8.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ALESK's earnings have grown by 13% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ALESK's earnings growth over the past year (25.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (13% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: ALESK earnings growth over the past year (25.7%) exceeded the Software industry 3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: ALESK's Return on Equity (18.2%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Esker's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ALESK's short term assets (€45.9M) exceed its short term liabilities (€19.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: ALESK's short term assets (€45.9M) exceed its long term liabilities (€17.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ALESK's debt to equity ratio (11.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: ALESK's debt to equity ratio has increased from 1.9% to 11.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ALESK's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (257.6%).
Interest Coverage: ALESK earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
Inventory Level: ALESK has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: ALESK's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 7.8x debt).
What is Esker's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: ALESK's dividend (0.36%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the French market (1.54%).
High Dividend: ALESK's dividend (0.36%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the French market (4.54%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: ALESK is not paying a notable dividend for the French market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: ALESK is not paying a notable dividend for the French market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: ALESK is not paying a notable dividend for the French market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ALESK'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 board tenure
Jean-Michel Bérard (57yo)
Mr. Jean-Michel Bérard Founded Esker S.A. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bérard is Co-Founder and Worldwide Chief Executive Officer of Esker Inc. He has been the Chairman of The Management ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jean-Michel's total compensation ($USD419.90K) is below average for companies of similar size in the French market ($USD681.16K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jean-Michel's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Vice Chairman of Supervisory Board||20.1yrs||€24.00k||0.13% €800.9k|
|Member of Supervisory Board||21.1yrs||€21.00k||4.84% €30.6m|
|Chair of the Supervisory Board||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||3.1yrs||€24.00k||no data|
Experienced Board: ALESK's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 20.1 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 2.6%.
Esker SA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Esker SA
- Ticker: ALESK
- Exchange: ENXTPA
- Founded: 1985
- Industry: Application Software
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: €631.550m
- Shares outstanding: 5.60m
- Website: https://www.esker.fr
Number of Employees
- Esker SA
- 113 Boulevard de Stalingrad
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ALESK||ENXTPA (Euronext Paris)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||FR||EUR||Jul 1997|
|0RSL||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||EUR||Jul 1997|
|EKE||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jul 1997|
Esker SA provides document processing automation solutions in France and internationally. It offers financial and customer service departments digitally transform their order-to-cash and purchase-to-pay cycles. The company provides document automation technologies, including Esker on Demand, a cloud-based document process and information exchange service that enables companies to automate business documents; Esker DeliveryWare, a license-based document process automation product; Esker Fax/VSI-Fax, which integrates fax with enterprise applications and messaging platforms; and FlyDoc for the delivery of mail on demand. The company also offers host access products to support the host access needs; and business process outsourcing solution that handles order and invoice data processing and validation. In addition, it provides maintenance services and related services, such as training and installation assistance; and outsourcing of fax and mail services; and fax boards. The company serves the life sciences, manufacturing, food and beverage, electronics, and chemical industries. Esker SA was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Lyon, France.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/22 20:56|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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