Worldline SA provides electronic payment and transactional services to financial institutions, merchants, corporations, and government agencies in Europe, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. More Details
Reasonable growth potential with adequate balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Worldline's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WLN is not significantly more volatile than the rest of French stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WLN's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: WLN underperformed the French IT industry which returned 26.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WLN underperformed the French Market which returned 34.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Worldline's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StIs Worldline SA (EPA:WLN) Worth €81.2 Based On Its Intrinsic Value?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StDo Institutions Own Worldline SA (EPA:WLN) Shares?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StDid Worldline SA (EPA:WLN) Insiders Buy Up More Shares?
Is Worldline 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: WLN (€77.28) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€63.23)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WLN is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WLN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (93.9x) compared to the French IT industry average (29.5x).
PE vs Market: WLN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (93.9x) compared to the French market (22.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WLN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WLN is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.3x) compared to the FR IT industry average (2.5x).
How is Worldline forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 20 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WLN's forecast earnings growth (42% per year) is above the savings rate (0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: WLN's earnings (42% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the French market (18.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: WLN's revenue (16.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the French market (7.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WLN's revenue (16.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WLN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8.6%).
How has Worldline performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WLN has a large one-off loss of €267.1M impacting its December 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: WLN's current net profit margins (6%) are lower than last year (13%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WLN's earnings have grown by 15.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WLN's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WLN had negative earnings growth (-47.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the IT industry average (-2.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WLN's Return on Equity (1.6%) is considered low.
How is Worldline's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WLN's short term assets (€4.6B) exceed its short term liabilities (€4.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: WLN's short term assets (€4.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities (€4.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WLN's debt to equity ratio (43.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WLN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 3.6% to 43.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WLN's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (11.2%).
Interest Coverage: WLN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (21.2x coverage).
What is Worldline current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate WLN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WLN'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 WLN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WLN's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: WLN is not paying a notable dividend for the French market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of WLN'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
Gilles Grapinet (58 yo)
Mr. Gilles Grapinet serves as Chairman and Director at Ingenico Group S.A. since October 2020. He serves as a Chairman at Worldline S.A. and Worldline S.A./N.V. since October 24, 2019. He serves as the Chi...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Gilles's total compensation ($USD2.73M) is about average for companies of similar size in the French market ($USD3.30M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Gilles's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: WLN's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WLN's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.7 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 52.9%.
Worldline SA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Worldline SA
- Ticker: WLN
- Exchange: ENXTPA
- Founded: 1973
- Industry: Data Processing and Outsourced Services
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: €22.145b
- Shares outstanding: 280.46m
- Website: https://www.worldline.com
Number of Employees
- Worldline SA
- 80 Quai Voltaire
- River Ouest
Worldline SA provides electronic payment and transactional services to financial institutions, merchants, corporations, and government agencies in Europe, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. The company op...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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