Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Reach Subsea ASA provides subsea services in Norway.

Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet and slightly overvalued.

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Share Price & News

How has Reach Subsea's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




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1 Year Return




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NO Market

Return vs Industry: REACH exceeded the Norwegian Energy Services industry which returned -62.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: REACH underperformed the Norwegian Market which returned -21.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day4.8%11.6%3.3%
30 Day-26.1%-7.0%1.9%
90 Day-43.6%-55.6%-22.7%
1 Year-58.0%-59.4%-61.0%-62.1%-18.6%-21.8%
3 Year-52.3%-53.9%-59.8%-62.5%3.9%-8.8%
5 Year-68.5%-69.6%-54.6%-71.1%16.8%-9.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Reach Subsea 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: REACH (NOK0.88) is trading below our estimate of fair value (NOK6.54)

Significantly Below Fair Value: REACH is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: REACH is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Energy Services industry average.

PE vs Market: REACH is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Norwegian market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate REACH's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: REACH is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the NO Energy Services industry average (0.3x).

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Future Growth

How is Reach Subsea forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Energy industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Reach Subsea has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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Past Performance

How has Reach Subsea performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: REACH is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: REACH is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: REACH is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -41.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare REACH's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: REACH is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Energy Services industry (-28.5%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: REACH has a negative Return on Equity (-21.53%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Reach Subsea's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: REACH's short term assets (NOK168.1M) do not cover its short term liabilities (NOK195.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: REACH's short term assets (NOK168.1M) exceed its long term liabilities (NOK84.0M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: REACH's debt to equity ratio (10.6%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: REACH's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 11.7% to 10.6% over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable REACH has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: REACH is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 64.1% per year.

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What is Reach Subsea's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate REACH's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate REACH's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if REACH's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if REACH's dividend payments have been increasing.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: REACH is not paying a notable dividend for the Norwegian market.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of REACH's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Norwegian market.

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


Average management tenure


Jostein Alendal





Mr. Jostein Alendal has been the Chief Executive Officer of Reach Subsea ASA since November 2014 and serves as its Managing Director. Mr. Alendal served as Business Development Manager at Reach Subsea ASA. ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jostein's total compensation ($USD155.41K) is below average for companies of similar size in the Norwegian market ($USD385.51K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jostein's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.

Leadership Team

Jostein Alendal
CEO & MD5.42yrskr1.59m0.035% NOK44.0k
Birgitte Johansen
CFO & HR Managerno datakr1.14m0.097% NOK122.4k
Inge Grutle
Chief Operating Officer3.58yrskr1.14mno data
Øyvind Johannessen
Head of Technical Ship Management Sideno datano datano data
Bård Høgheim
Chief Commercial Officer3.08yrsno data0.27% NOK343.8k
Solveig Byrkjeland
VP of Finance & Company Secretaryno datano datano data
Rune Lande
Secretary of the Board5.42yrskr250.00k0.67% NOK845.2k
Sven Storesund
Asset Manager3.17yrsno data1.15% NOK1.5m


Average Tenure

Experienced Management: REACH's management team is considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).

Board Members

Anders Onarheim
Director7.42yrsno datano data
Kåre Lie
Chairman of the Board5.42yrsno data5.27% NOK6.7m
Sverre Mikkelsen
Director7.42yrsno data0.38% NOK482.3k
Kristine Skeie
Director1.92yrsno datano data
Ingunn Iveland
Director1.25yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: REACH's board of directors are considered experienced (5.4 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Reach Subsea ASA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Reach Subsea ASA
  • Ticker: REACH
  • Exchange: OB
  • Founded: 2008
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Equipment and Services
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: kr126.320m
  • Shares outstanding: 143.55m
  • Website: https://www.reachsubsea.no

Number of Employees


  • Reach Subsea ASA
  • Garpeskjærveien 2
  • Haugesund
  • Rogaland
  • 5527
  • Norway


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
REACHOB (Oslo Bors)YesOrdinary SharesNONOKJan 1992
0EMBLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBNOKJan 1992


Reach Subsea ASA provides subsea services in Norway. The company offers inspection, maintenance, and repair services; and remotely operated vehicles, survey, and construction services. It provides engineering services to the oil industry. The company was formerly known as Transit Invest ASA and changed its name to Reach Subsea ASA in December 2012. Reach Subsea ASA was founded in 2008 and is based in Haugesund, Norway. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/09 21:32
End of Day Share Price2020/04/08 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.