ENXTPA:SFT

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Soft Computing provides data science, digital marketing, and big data technology services.

Snowflake

Fundamentals

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record.

Risks

  • Soft Computing is not covered by any analysts.

Share Price & News

How has Soft Computing's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

ENXTPA:SFT

0.5%

FR IT

0.7%

FR Market


1 Year Return

73.6%

ENXTPA:SFT

-6.1%

FR IT

-2.4%

FR Market

SFT outperformed the IT industry which returned -0.9% over the past year.

SFT outperformed the Market in France which returned 4.6% over the past year.


Share holder returns

SFTIndustryMarket
7 Day0%0.5%0.7%
30 Day0%-4.5%-4.4%
90 Day2.5%7.6%0.2%
1 Year79.6%73.6%0.3%-6.1%1.0%-2.4%
3 Year136.6%111.7%41.0%26.1%39.1%25.6%
5 Year331.3%257.1%135.8%104.5%53.7%30.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Soft Computing undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

20.33x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Soft Computing's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a moderate discount (< 20%).

Soft Computing's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a substantial discount (< 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

Soft Computing is overvalued based on earnings compared to the FR IT industry average.

Soft Computing is overvalued based on earnings compared to the France market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Soft Computing, we can't assess if its growth is good value.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Soft Computing is overvalued based on assets compared to the FR IT industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Soft Computing expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

0.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Unable to determine if Soft Computing is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.

Soft Computing's earnings are expected to grow by 0.3% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

Unable to compare Soft Computing's revenue growth to the France market average as no estimate data is available.

Soft Computing's earnings growth is positive but not above the France market average.

Soft Computing's earnings growth is positive but not above the low risk savings rate of 0.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Unable to establish if Soft Computing will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.


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Past Performance

How has Soft Computing performed over the past 5 years?

10.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Soft Computing's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.

Soft Computing's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (14.8% vs 10.8%)

Soft Computing's earnings growth has exceeded the FR IT industry average in the past year (14.8% vs 11.3%).


Return on Equity

Soft Computing has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).


Return on Assets

Soft Computing used its assets more efficiently than the FR IT industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

Soft Computing's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is Soft Computing's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Soft Computing is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

Soft Computing's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Soft Computing has no debt.

Soft Computing had no debt 5 years ago.

Soft Computing has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Soft Computing has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

Low level of unsold assets.

Soft Computing has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.


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Dividend

What is Soft Computing's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

2.00%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Soft Computing's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in France (1.61%).

Soft Computing's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in France (4.54%).

Whilst dividend payments have been stable, Soft Computing has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Dividend payments have increased, but Soft Computing only paid a dividend in the past 8 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividends paid are well covered by earnings (2.5x coverage).


Future Payout to Shareholders

Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.


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Management

What is the CEO of Soft Computing's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

11.3yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Gilles Venturi 0

0.0yrs

Tenure

€151,536

Compensation

Mr. Gilles Venturi serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Director at Soft Computing. 


CEO Compensation Analysis

Gilles's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in France.

Gilles's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Board Age and Tenure

11.3yrs

Average Tenure

The average tenure for the Soft Computing board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.


Insider Trading

No 3 month insider trading information.


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Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Gilles Venturi

    CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
    • Compensation: €151.54k
  • Arnaud Desmortiers

    General Secretary

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs

Board Members

  • François-Henri Pinault (56yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 17.8yrs
  • Emmanuel Chain

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 22.7yrs
  • Eric Fischmeister

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
    • Compensation: €152.90k
  • Gilles Venturi

    CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
    • Compensation: €151.54k
  • Christine Bonteil

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.8yrs
  • Florence Hayot

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.8yrs

Company Information

Soft Computing's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Soft Computing
  • Ticker: SFT
  • Exchange: ENXTPA
  • Founded: 1985
  • Industry: IT Consulting and Other Services
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: €52.251m
  • Shares outstanding: 2.09m
  • Website: https://www.softcomputing.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Soft Computing
  • 55, Quai de Grenelle
  • Paris
  • Ile-de-France
  • 75015
  • France

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SFTENXTPA (Euronext Paris)YesOrdinary SharesFREURApr 2000
SD8BST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURApr 2000
0OQ3LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBEURApr 2000

Biography

Soft Computing provides data science, digital marketing, and big data technology services. It offers consulting, change management, digital consulting, DMP and Web marketing, project management, and custom ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/04/02 20:50
End of Day Share Price2019/03/27 00:00
Earnings2018/12/31
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.