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Executive Summary

Akzo Nobel N.V. operates as a paints and coatings company worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record.

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Share Price & News

How has Akzo Nobel's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: AKZA's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




NL Chemicals


NL Market

1 Year Return




NL Chemicals


NL Market

Return vs Industry: AKZA underperformed the Dutch Chemicals industry which returned 0.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AKZA exceeded the Dutch Market which returned -13.3% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.3%0.8%1.3%
30 Day6.4%3.4%3.4%
90 Day1.2%2.8%-5.1%
1 Year0.1%-2.5%2.7%0.6%-10.4%-13.2%
3 Year17.1%-13.6%31.6%11.7%1.1%-9.3%
5 Year38.0%-2.9%55.1%26.6%21.3%-1.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Akzo Nobel's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is Akzo Nobel 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: AKZA (€73.6) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€89.24)

Significantly Below Fair Value: AKZA is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AKZA is good value based on its PE Ratio (26.4x) compared to the Chemicals industry average (26.4x).

PE vs Market: AKZA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.4x) compared to the Dutch market (15.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: AKZA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.7x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AKZA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the NL Chemicals industry average (2.1x).

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Future Growth

How is Akzo Nobel forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 21 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: AKZA's forecast earnings growth (15.3% per year) is above the savings rate (0.4%).

Earnings vs Market: AKZA's earnings (15.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Dutch market (19.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: AKZA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: AKZA's revenue (5.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Dutch market (7.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: AKZA's revenue (5.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: AKZA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.8%).

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Past Performance

How has Akzo Nobel performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AKZA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: AKZA's current net profit margins (6.2%) are higher than last year (3.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AKZA's earnings have declined by -16.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: AKZA's earnings growth over the past year (59.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (-16.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: AKZA earnings growth over the past year (59.6%) exceeded the Chemicals industry -22%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: AKZA's Return on Equity (9.1%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Akzo Nobel's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AKZA's short term assets (€4.4B) exceed its short term liabilities (€3.0B).

Long Term Liabilities: AKZA's short term assets (€4.4B) exceed its long term liabilities (€3.5B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AKZA's debt to equity ratio (29.6%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: AKZA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 48.8% to 29.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: AKZA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (37.7%).

Interest Coverage: AKZA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (13.2x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Akzo Nobel's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: AKZA's dividend (2.58%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Dutch market (2.5%).

High Dividend: AKZA's dividend (2.58%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Dutch market (7.03%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: AKZA's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: AKZA's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (68%), AKZA's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: AKZA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (45.3% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Thierry F. Vanlancker (55yo)





Mr. Thierry F. J. Vanlancker has been Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management at Akzo Nobel N.V. since July 19, 2017 and its Member of Board of Management since September 8, 2017. M ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Thierry F.'s total compensation ($USD3.96M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Dutch market ($USD4.85M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Thierry F.'s compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Thierry F. Vanlancker
Chairman of the Board of Management & CEO2.83yrs€3.56m0.023% 3.2m
Maarten de Vries
CFO & Member of Management Board2.33yrs€1.84m0.0030% 418.5k
Ruud Joosten
Chief Operating Officerno datano datano data
Lloyd Midwinter
Director of Communications & Investor Relationno datano datano data
Isabelle Deschamps
General Counsel1.75yrsno datano data
Leslie McGibbon
Global Head of Communications & Public Affairs and Corporate Director4.83yrsno datano data
Joëlle Boxus
Chief Human Resources Officer0.17yrno datano data
Olle Werner
Senior Vice President of Human Resourcesno datano datano data
Jaap Kuiper
Managing Director of Decorative Paints - Latin America Operationsno datano datano data
Amit Jain
Managing Director of Decorative Coatings - North & West Europeno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: AKZA's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Sue Clark
Independent Member of the Supervisory Board2.42yrs€92.50kno data
Pamela Kirby
Independent Member of the Supervisory Board4yrs€92.50kno data
Byron Grote
Independent Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board3.58yrs€130.50k0.0031% 431.2k
Patrick Thomas
Independent Member of the Supervisory Board2.42yrs€97.50kno data
Nils Andersen
Independent Chairman of the Supervisory Board2yrs€162.50k0.0024% 331.5k
Dick Sluimers
Independent Member of the Supervisory Board5.33yrs€107.50kno data
Michiel Jaski
Independent Member of the Supervisory Board2.42yrs€87.50k0.00023% 32.3k
Jolanda Poots-Bijl
Independent Member of the Supervisory Board1yr€59.17kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: AKZA's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.4 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: AKZA insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Akzo Nobel N.V.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Akzo Nobel N.V.
  • Ticker: AKZA
  • Exchange: ENXTAM
  • Founded: 1646
  • Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: €14.045b
  • Shares outstanding: 190.83m
  • Website: https://www.akzonobel.com

Number of Employees


  • Akzo Nobel N.V.
  • Christian Neefestraat 2
  • PO Box 75730
  • Amsterdam
  • Noord-Holland
  • 1070 AS
  • Netherlands


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AKZO.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDDec 1989
AKZAENXTAM (Euronext Amsterdam)YesCommon SharesNLEURDec 1989
AKZOWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesATEURDec 1989
AKU1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURDec 1989
AKZSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesCommon SharesCHCHFDec 1989
0A00LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesGBEURDec 1989
AKZAABATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesCommon SharesGBEURDec 1989
AKU1ETLX (Eurotlx)YesCommon SharesITEURDec 1989


Akzo Nobel N.V. operates as a paints and coatings company worldwide. It offers decorative paints, including paints, lacquers, and varnishes; a range of mixing machines and color concepts for the building and renovation industry; and specialty coatings for metal, wood, and other building materials. The company also provides performance coatings to protect and enhance ships, cars, aircraft, yachts, architectural components, consumer goods, and oil and gas facilities. It offers its products primarily under Dulux, International, Sikkens, and Interpon brands. The company was formerly known as Akzo NV and changed its name to Akzo Nobel N.V. in 1994. Akzo Nobel N.V. was founded in 1646 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/05/31 21:13
End of Day Share Price2020/05/29 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.