HORIBA, Ltd. manufactures and sells automotive test, process and environmental, medical-diagnostics, semiconductor, and scientific instruments and systems. More Details
Adequate balance sheet with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has HORIBA's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: 6856 is not significantly more volatile than the rest of JP stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: 6856's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: 6856 underperformed the JP Electronic industry which returned 37.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: 6856 underperformed the JP Market which returned 34% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is HORIBA's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is HORIBA 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: 6856 (¥7480) is trading above our estimate of fair value (¥5315.36)
Significantly Below Fair Value: 6856 is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: 6856 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.9x) compared to the JP Electronic industry average (16.8x).
PE vs Market: 6856 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.9x) compared to the JP market (17.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: 6856 is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: 6856 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the JP Electronic industry average (1x).
How is HORIBA forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: 6856's forecast earnings growth (11.6% per year) is above the savings rate (0%).
Earnings vs Market: 6856's earnings (11.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the JP market (15% per year).
High Growth Earnings: 6856's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: 6856's revenue (4.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the JP market (5.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: 6856's revenue (4.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: 6856's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.7%).
How has HORIBA performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: 6856 has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: 6856's current net profit margins (7%) are lower than last year (7.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: 6856's earnings have grown by 3.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: 6856's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: 6856 had negative earnings growth (-14.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electronic industry average (1.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: 6856's Return on Equity (7.4%) is considered low.
How is HORIBA's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: 6856's short term assets (¥224.0B) exceed its short term liabilities (¥72.8B).
Long Term Liabilities: 6856's short term assets (¥224.0B) exceed its long term liabilities (¥76.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: 6856's debt to equity ratio (43.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: 6856's debt to equity ratio has increased from 34.4% to 43.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: 6856's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (41.9%).
Interest Coverage: 6856's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (1230.9x coverage).
What is HORIBA current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: 6856's dividend (1.2%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the JP market (1.25%).
High Dividend: 6856's dividend (1.2%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the JP market (2.86%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: 6856's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: 6856's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (28.8%), 6856's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Atsushi Horiba (72 yo)
Mr. Atsushi Horiba has been the Chief Executive Officer of Horiba, Ltd. since 1992 and served as its President from 1992 to January 2018. Mr. Atsushi serves as External Director at SoftBank Corp. since Jun...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Atsushi's total compensation ($USD2.80M) is above average for companies of similar size in the JP market ($USD1.47M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Atsushi's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: 6856's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: 6856's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
HORIBA, Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: HORIBA, Ltd.
- Ticker: 6856
- Exchange: TSE
- Founded: 1945
- Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: JP¥307.196b
- Shares outstanding: 42.20m
- Website: https://www.horiba.com
Number of Employees
- HORIBA, Ltd.
- 2 Miyanohigashi
HORIBA, Ltd. manufactures and sells automotive test, process and environmental, medical-diagnostics, semiconductor, and scientific instruments and systems. Its Automotive Test Systems segment offers emissi...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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