Société BIC SA manufactures and sells stationery, lighter, shaver, and other products in Europe, North America, and internationally.
No risks detected for BBP from our risk checks.
Flawless balance sheet 6 star dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Société BIC's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BBP has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
GB Commercial Services
1 Year Return
GB Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: BBP underperformed the UK Commercial Services industry which returned 22.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BBP underperformed the UK Market which returned 6.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Société BIC's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Société BIC 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: BBP (€63.35) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€115.48)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BBP is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BBP is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.1x) compared to the Commercial Services industry average (19.3x).
PE vs Market: BBP is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.1x) compared to the UK market (18.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BBP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BBP is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the GB Commercial Services industry average (2.2x).
How is Société BIC forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BBP's forecast earnings growth (11.9% per year) is above the savings rate (0.5%).
Earnings vs Market: BBP's earnings (11.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (12.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: BBP's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: BBP's revenue (0.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (3.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BBP's revenue (0.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: BBP's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14%).
How has Société BIC performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BBP has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BBP's current net profit margins (9%) are higher than last year (8.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BBP's earnings have declined by -10.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BBP's earnings growth over the past year (1.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (-10.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: BBP earnings growth over the past year (1.6%) underperformed the Commercial Services industry 17.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: BBP's Return on Equity (11%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Société BIC's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BBP's short term assets (€1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities (€488.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: BBP's short term assets (€1.2B) exceed its long term liabilities (€295.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BBP's debt to equity ratio (3.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: BBP's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 5% to 3.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BBP's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (584.7%).
Interest Coverage: BBP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (194.4x coverage).
Inventory Level: BBP has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: BBP's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 22.8x debt).
What is Société BIC's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: BBP's dividend (5.47%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.83%).
High Dividend: BBP's dividend (5.47%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.1%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BBP's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: BBP's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (88.3%), BBP's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: BBP's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (62.6% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Gonzalve Bich (40yo)
Mr. Gonzalve Bich serves as CEO & Director of Société BIC SA since May 16, 2018. He was Chief Operating Officer at Société BIC SA from January 01, 2017 until May 16, 2018 and as its Executive Vice Presiden ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Gonzalve's total compensation ($USD2.59M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD2.22M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Gonzalve's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|CEO & Director||1.8yrs||€2.39m||no data|
|CFO & Executive VP||18.1yrs||€1.59m||0.049% €1.4m|
|Chief Administrative Officer||0.3yrs||no data||no data|
|VP of Corporate Stakeholder Engagement and External & Investor Relations Director||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Human Resources Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Group Commercial Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Group Insights & Innovation Officer of Stationery and Shavers||1yrs||no data||no data|
|Group Supply Chain Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer||0.3yrs||no data||no data|
|Strategic Advisor||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: BBP's management team is not considered experienced ( 1 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|CEO & Director||1.8yrs||€2.39m||no data|
|Independent Director||2.8yrs||€80.38k||0.00089% €25.2k|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||1.8yrs||€226.69k||0.013% €378.1k|
|Independent Director||11.2yrs||€57.50k||0.0011% €31.5k|
|Independent Director||6.8yrs||€69.50k||0.0011% €31.5k|
|Employees Representative Director||2.2yrs||no data||0.000050% €1.4k|
Experienced Board: BBP's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 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.
Société BIC SA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Société BIC SA
- Ticker: BBP
- Exchange: BATS-CHIXE
- Founded: 1944
- Industry: Office Services and Supplies
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: €2.837b
- Shares outstanding: 44.99m
- Website: https://www.bicworld.com
Number of Employees
- Société BIC SA
- 14 rue Jeanne d’Asnières
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BICE.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1992|
|BB||ENXTPA (Euronext Paris)||Yes||Common Stock||FR||EUR||Jan 1992|
|BIF||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|0MGP||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||EUR||Jan 1992|
|BBP||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Common Stock||GB||EUR||Jan 1992|
|BICE.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||ADR||US||USD||Oct 2008|
Société BIC SA manufactures and sells stationery, lighter, shaver, and other products in Europe, North America, and internationally. The company offers stationery products, including ball pens, ink, dry gel pens, fineliner pens, graphite pencils, coloring pencils, coloring felt pens, poster paints, water colors, plasticines, double-sided dry eraser whiteboards, mini pocket mouse decor, glue stock décor, markers, stickers, graphic pencils, mechanical pencils, sticky notes, printing products, writing pens, dyes, leads, writing instruments, and correction and adhesive tapes, as well as crayons, arts and crafts kits, correction fluids, correction pens, and erasers. It also provides classic, electronic, decorated, and multipurpose lighters; and shavers for men and women. In addition, the company sells pantyhoses, batteries, and shaving preps; and advertising and promotional products. Further, it is involved in the provision of delivery services; production of industrial equipment; and manufacture and distribution of IT solutions and consumer products, as well as real estate and insurance activities. The company offers its products under primarily the BIC, Cello, Conté, BIC Kids, Tipp-Ex, Wite-Out, BIC Soleil, and BIC Shave Club brands through points-of-sale, individual kiosks, and micro-shops, as well as an e-commerce site. Société BIC SA was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Clichy, France.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/16 19:41|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/14 00:00|
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