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Hofseth BioCare OB:HBC Stock Report

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23 May, 2022


Company Financials
HBC fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health1/6

HBC Stock Overview

Hofseth BioCare ASA engages in providing value added biomarine ingredients for human and animal applications in Norway and internationally.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Hofseth BioCare
Historical stock prices
Current Share Pricekr3.89
52 Week Highkr8.28
52 Week Lowkr3.55
1 Month Change-9.11%
3 Month Change-27.96%
1 Year Change-48.13%
3 Year Change49.61%
5 Year Change128.82%
Change since IPO-22.20%

Recent News & Updates

Apr 28
Health Check: How Prudently Does Hofseth BioCare (OB:HBC) Use Debt?

Health Check: How Prudently Does Hofseth BioCare (OB:HBC) Use Debt?

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Shareholder Returns

HBCNO BiotechsNO Market

Return vs Industry: HBC matched the Norwegian Biotechs industry which returned -47.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HBC underperformed the Norwegian Market which returned 12.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is HBC's price volatile compared to industry and market?
HBC volatility
HBC Average Weekly Movement7.6%
Biotechs Industry Average Movement8.3%
Market Average Movement7.3%
10% most volatile stocks in NO Market13.0%
10% least volatile stocks in NO Market4.1%

Stable Share Price: HBC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Norwegian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: HBC's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

200063Roger Hofseth

Hofseth BioCare ASA engages in providing value added biomarine ingredients for human and animal applications in Norway and internationally. Its products include Brilliant salmon oil; OmeGo salmon oil for the maintenance of healthy cholesterol and cardiovascular function; ProGo, a salmon protein hydrolysate powder used as a fast absorbing protein supplement; CalGo, a marine calcium powder produced to support cartilage function and joint health; CollaGo, a collagen peptide powder to enhance the beauty of hair, skin, and nails; and PetGo, a non-soluble protein. The company distributes its products through distributors, agents, and its own sales force.

Hofseth BioCare Fundamentals Summary

How do Hofseth BioCare's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
HBC fundamental statistics
Market Capkr1.39b
Earnings (TTM)-kr135.28m
Revenue (TTM)kr101.56m


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
HBC income statement (TTM)
Cost of Revenuekr87.53m
Gross Profitkr14.03m
Other Expenseskr149.32m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

Aug 26, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)-0.38
Gross Margin13.81%
Net Profit Margin-133.20%
Debt/Equity Ratio125.5%

How did HBC perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison


Is Hofseth BioCare undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 0/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Price to Book (PB) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate HBC's fair value for valuation analysis.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate HBC's fair value for valuation analysis.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HBC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the European Biotechs industry average.

PE vs Market: HBC 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 HBC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HBC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (12.8x) compared to the NO Biotechs industry average (4x).

Future Growth

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

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted Pharmaceuticals & Biotech 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 Hofseth BioCare 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.

Past Performance

How has Hofseth BioCare performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HBC is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: HBC is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HBC is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 18.4% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: HBC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Biotechs industry (-6.2%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: HBC has a negative Return on Equity (-125.25%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Financial Health

How is Hofseth BioCare's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 1/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Stable Cash Runway

  • Forecast Cash Runway

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HBC's short term assets (NOK154.9M) do not cover its short term liabilities (NOK168.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: HBC's short term assets (NOK154.9M) exceed its long term liabilities (NOK121.0M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HBC's net debt to equity ratio (97.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: HBC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 60.6% to 125.5% 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: HBC has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: HBC has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 14% each year


What is Hofseth BioCare current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as HBC has not reported any payouts.

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


Average management tenure


Roger Hofseth (47 yo)



Mr. Roger Hofseth has been the Chief Executive Officer of Hofseth BioCare ASA since August 14, 2017. He is Director at Aqua Bio Technology ASA since January 9, 2019. Mr. Hofseth serves as the Chief Executi...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Insufficient data to establish whether Roger's total compensation is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in the Norwegian market.

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: HBC's management team is considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: HBC's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: HBC 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

Hofseth BioCare ASA's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Hofseth BioCare ASA
  • Ticker: HBC
  • Exchange: OB
  • Founded: 2000
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
  • Implied Market Cap: kr1.392b
  • Shares outstanding: 357.83m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Hofseth BioCare ASA
  • Kipervikgata 13
  • Ålesund
  • Møre og Romsdal
  • 6003
  • Norway


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/23 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/23 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.