Sword Group S.E. provides IT services and software in Europe, North America, the Oceania, and Asia.
Flawless balance sheet with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Sword Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SWP's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SWP underperformed the French IT industry which returned -2.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SWP exceeded the French Market which returned -9.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Sword Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Sword Group 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: SWP (€27.1) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€29.24)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SWP is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SWP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.5x) compared to the IT industry average (14.2x).
PE vs Market: SWP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.5x) compared to the French market (14.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SWP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SWP is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the FR IT industry average (1.6x).
How is Sword Group 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: SWP's forecast earnings growth (10.9% per year) is above the savings rate (0.6%).
Earnings vs Market: SWP's earnings (10.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the French market (13% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SWP's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: SWP's revenue (6.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the French market (3.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SWP's revenue (6.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SWP's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.7%).
How has Sword Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SWP has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SWP's current net profit margins (6.2%) are lower than last year (47.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SWP's earnings have grown significantly by 43.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SWP's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: SWP had negative earnings growth (-83.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the IT industry average (9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SWP's Return on Equity (9%) is considered low.
How is Sword Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SWP's short term assets (€146.5M) exceed its short term liabilities (€82.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: SWP's short term assets (€146.5M) exceed its long term liabilities (€24.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SWP's debt to equity ratio (0.6%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: SWP's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 34.7% to 0.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SWP's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (2479.3%).
Interest Coverage: SWP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (38.1x coverage).
What is Sword Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate SWP's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SWP'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 SWP's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SWP's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: SWP is not paying a notable dividend for the French market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SWP'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
Jacques Mottard (66yo)
Mr. Jacques F. Mottard founded Sword Group SA on November 17, 2000 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Mr. Mottard served as General Manager and Executive Vice President of Swo ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jacques's total compensation ($USD36.20K) is below average for companies of similar size in the French market ($USD439.51K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jacques's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive Chairman||no data||€32.75k||no data|
|MD, Group CFO & Director||7.25yrs||€20.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||10.08yrs||€20.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||9yrs||€20.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||6.5yrs||€20.00k||no data|
Experienced Board: SWP's board of directors are considered experienced (9.5 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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Sword Group S.E.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Sword Group S.E.
- Ticker: SWP
- Exchange: ENXTPA
- Founded: 2000
- Industry: IT Consulting and Other Services
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: €258.559m
- Shares outstanding: 9.54m
- Website: https://www.sword-group.com
Number of Employees
- Sword Group S.E.
- 2 Rue d'Arlon
- Luxembourg City
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SWP||ENXTPA (Euronext Paris)||Yes||Common Shares||FR||EUR||Mar 2002|
|0MN5||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||EUR||Mar 2002|
|9RS||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Mar 2002|
|SWPP||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Common Shares||GB||EUR||Mar 2002|
Sword Group S.E. provides IT services and software in Europe, North America, the Oceania, and Asia. Its products include Sword Achiever, a governance and compliance software; Sword Active Risk, a software for managing corporate risks; Sword Intellect, an intellectual property rights management software; Sword Bizdock, a project portfolio management software; and Sword Citizen, a modular solution for coverage of the relation between users and their administrative services. The company’s products also comprise Sword Insight, a software that addresses past and future issues; Sword Kami, a desktop publishing (DTP) document template design software; Sword Orizon, a secure telemedicine software; and Sword Venue, an event planning, collaboration, and organizing software. In addition, it provides a range of services comprising electronic documents, document management and workflow, and DTP; enterprise portal deployment, Web content management, process management, collaborative work, enterprise social networking, customer relationship management, information retrieval, repository management, and natural language processing; geographic information system; business intelligence; management consulting, IT strategy consulting, project management, quality assurance and testing, and digital marketing and CRM, as well as information systems performance engineering; specific and business intranet development; development of Web and mobile applications; infrastructure and the cloud; cyber security; and interconnection and interoperability of information systems. The company serves banks and insurance, legal, goods and services, healthcare, public sector, sports, and transport markets. Sword Group S.E. has a strategic partnership with Esker to market its cloud-based accounts payable automation solution in France. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/05/28 21:18|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/05/28 00:00|
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