Gefran S.p.A., together with its subsidiaries, designs and produces automation components and industrial process control systems worldwide.
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Excellent balance sheet and fair value.
Share Price & News
How has Gefran's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: GE's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: GE underperformed the Italian Electronic industry which returned -16.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: GE underperformed the Italian Market which returned -21.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Gefran's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 days ago | Simply Wall StWhat Does Gefran S.p.A.’s (BIT:GE) 9.6% ROCE Say About The Business?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWhat Is Gefran's (BIT:GE) P/E Ratio After Its Share Price Tanked?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StIf You Had Bought Gefran (BIT:GE) Stock Three Years Ago, You Could Pocket A 66% Gain Today
Is Gefran 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: GE (€4.24) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€5)
Significantly Below Fair Value: GE is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: GE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (7.4x) compared to the Electronic industry average (7.3x).
PE vs Market: GE is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.4x) compared to the Italian market (12.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate GE's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: GE is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the IT Electronic industry average (1.1x).
How is Gefran forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Tech industry annual growth in earnings
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if GE's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (1.2%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if GE's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the Italian market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if GE's revenue is forecast to grow faster than the Italian market.
High Growth Revenue: Insufficient data to determine if GE's revenue is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if GE's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Gefran performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: GE has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: GE's current net profit margins (4.9%) are lower than last year (6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: GE has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 46.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: GE's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: GE had negative earnings growth (-13.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electronic industry average (19%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: GE's Return on Equity (9.4%) is considered low.
How is Gefran's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: GE's short term assets (€77.9M) exceed its short term liabilities (€41.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: GE's short term assets (€77.9M) exceed its long term liabilities (€32.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: GE's debt to equity ratio (45%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: GE's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 73.2% to 45% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: GE's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (53.5%).
Interest Coverage: GE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (32.4x coverage).
Inventory Level: GE has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: GE's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2.3x debt).
What is Gefran's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: GE's dividend (3.54%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Italian market (2.49%).
High Dividend: GE's dividend (3.54%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Italian market (5.81%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: GE has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: GE has only been paying a dividend for 9 years, and since then payments have not increased.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (26.1%), GE's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: GE's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (75.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Alberto Bartoli (59yo)
Mr. Alberto Bartoli is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Gefran S.p.A. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at Sabaf SPA since May 8, 2012 until April 27, 2017 and served as its Chief Financi ...
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|Secretary of Board of Directors and Director of the Colombera S p A||no data||no data||no data|
|Honorary Chairman||1.92yrs||€450.02k||3.51% €2.1m|
|Independent Director||19.92yrs||€25.50k||no data|
|Chairman of the Board||1.92yrs||€214.33k||no data|
|Vice Chairperson of the Board||1.92yrs||€82.22k||no data|
|Vice Chairperson of the Board||1.92yrs||€133.27k||no data|
|Independent Director||7.42yrs||€25.50k||no data|
|Independent Director||5.92yrs||€27.50k||no data|
|Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors||no data||€20.00k||no data|
Experienced Board: GE's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.9 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2%.
Gefran S.p.A.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Gefran S.p.A.
- Ticker: GE
- Exchange: BIT
- Industry: Electronic Components
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: €59.647m
- Shares outstanding: 14.37m
- Website: https://www.gefran.com
Number of Employees
- Gefran S.p.A.
- Via Sebina, 74
- Provaglio d'Iseo
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|GE||BIT (Borsa Italiana)||Yes||Common Shares||IT||EUR||Jun 1998|
|0EKI||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||EUR||Jun 1998|
|GEM||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Common Shares||GB||EUR||Jun 1998|
|GF7||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jun 1998|
Gefran S.p.A., together with its subsidiaries, designs and produces automation components and industrial process control systems worldwide. It operates through three segments: Sensors, Automation Components, and Motion Control. The company offers magnetostrictive, potentiometer, rotary, inclinometer, and linear by wire position sensors; industrial and melt pressure sensors; strain and force sensors; and thermocouple and resistance thermometer temperature sensors. It also provides controllers and programmers, and indicators and alarm units; power controllers, solid state relays with/without heatsinks, and fieldbuses; automation platforms; inverters for industrial applications and elevators, DC drives, Regen and AC/DC power suppliers, motors, and special configurations; and servodrives and motors. Its products are used in plastic, mobile hydraulic, electrical furnace, lift, metal, hoist and crane, and water, as well as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning applications. The company is headquartered in Provaglio d'Iseo, Italy.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/03/27 21:11|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/27 00:00|
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