Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Europris ASA operates as a discount variety retailer in Norway.



Undervalued average dividend payer.

Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Market Performance

7 Day Return




NO Multiline Retail


NO Market

1 Year Return




NO Multiline Retail


NO Market

Return vs Industry: EPR exceeded the Norwegian Multiline Retail industry which returned -6.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: EPR exceeded the Norwegian Market which returned -8.2% over the past year.

Share holder returns

7 Day2.8%6.1%1.7%
30 Day2.1%0.6%-0.09%
90 Day4.0%7.6%-0.7%
1 Year30.8%21.7%-1.3%-6.2%-3.2%-8.2%
3 Year-24.4%-37.2%13.6%-2.5%40.8%22.5%
5 Yearn/a-1.3%-22.2%63.9%26.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is Europris undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?


Discount to future cash flow value

Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Undervalued: EPR (NOK25.8) is trading below our estimate of fair value (NOK102.46)

Significantly Undervalued: EPR is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price Based on Earnings

PE vs Industry: EPR is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.5x) compared to the Multiline Retail industry average (17.4x).

PE vs Market: EPR is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.5x) compared to the Norwegian market (13.3x).

Price Based on Expected Growth

Low PEG Ratio: EPR is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.7x)

Price Based on Value of Assets

PB vs Industry: EPR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.7x) compared to the XE Multiline Retail industry average (1.9x).

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Future Growth

How is Europris expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates

Future Annual Growth Analysis

Earnings vs Savings Rate: EPR's forecast earnings growth (15.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.8%).

Earnings vs Market: EPR's earnings (15.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Norwegian market (15% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: EPR's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Norwegian market (4.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: EPR's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Estimates

Future Return on Equity

High Future ROE: EPR's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (24.1%)

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Past Performance

How has Europris performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: EPR's earnings have grown significantly by 22.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: EPR's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: EPR had negative earnings growth (-10.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Multiline Retail industry average (6.5%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst EPR's Return on Equity (23.18%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: EPR's Return on Assets is below or equal to the Multiline Retail industry average last year.

Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: EPR's Return on Capital Employed has declined over the past 3 years.

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Financial Health

How is Europris's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: EPR's short term assets (NOK1.9B) do not cover its short term liabilities (NOK3.2B)

Long Term Liabilities: EPR's short term assets (1.9B) do not cover its long term liabilities (2.1B)

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: EPR's debt to equity ratio (112.6%) is considered high

Reducing Debt: EPR's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 156.8% to 112.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: EPR's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (28.5%).

Interest Coverage: EPR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.6x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: EPR has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: EPR's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.098940x debt).

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


Expected Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Notable Dividend: EPR's dividend (7.17%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Norwegian market (2.56%).

High Dividend: EPR's dividend (7.17%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Norwegian market (6.31%)

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, EPR has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: EPR's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 4 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (82.3%), EPR's payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: EPR's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (63% payout ratio).

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What is the CEO of Europris's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?


Average management tenure


Pål Wibe 0





Mr. Pål Wibe has been the Chief Executive Officer of Europris ASA since March 2014. Mr. Wibe is employed at Nordkronen AS and Nordkronen II AS. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at Nille AS for near ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

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

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

Management Age and Tenure


Average Tenure

Experienced Management: EPR's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.8 years average tenure).

Board Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: EPR's board of directors are considered experienced (3 years average tenure).

Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Sellkr1,464,10012 Jul 19
Petter Wilskow
Chief Legal Officer
Human Resource
Max Pricekr26.62
Buykr128,80008 May 19
Petter Wilskow
Chief Legal Officer
Human Resource
Max Pricekr25.76
Buykr50,61111 Dec 18
Borge Andreassen
Max Pricekr21.40

Ownership Breakdown

Management Team

  • Petter Wilskow

    Human Resource

    • Tenure: 13.8yrs
    • Compensation: kr2.25m
  • Martin Bjørklund

    Group Projects & Investor Relations Director

    • Tenure: 3.8yrs
    • Compensation: kr80.00k
  • Knut Spæren

    CPO, Procurement Director & Purchasing Director

    • Tenure: 8.5yrs
    • Compensation: kr2.56m
  • Pål Andersen

    Logistics Director

    • Tenure: 6.8yrs
    • Compensation: kr2.25m
  • Pål Wibe

    Chief Executive Officer

    • Tenure: 5.6yrs
    • Compensation: kr5.09m
  • Espen Eldal

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 5.8yrs
    • Compensation: kr2.19m
  • Jon Borgersen

    Marketing & Concept Director

    • Tenure: 7.8yrs
    • Compensation: kr2.61m
  • Ole Harv

    Chief Information Officer & IT Director

    • Tenure: 5.5yrs
    • Compensation: kr1.47m
  • Trine Engløkken

    Business Controller

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Torhild Larsen

    Chief Group Accountant

    • Tenure: 10yrs

Board Members

  • Tom Rygh (61yo)

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: kr300.00k
  • Hege Bømark (56yo)


    • Tenure: 4.8yrs
  • Sverre Kjaer (60yo)


    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
  • Claus Juel-Jensen (56yo)


    • Tenure: 2.3yrs
  • Bente Sollid Storehaug (52yo)


    • Tenure: 4.8yrs
  • Pål Billington

    Alternate Director

    • Tenure: 3.8yrs
  • Tone Fintland (57yo)


    • Tenure: 2.3yrs

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: Europris ASA
  • Ticker: EPR
  • Exchange: OB
  • Founded: 2011
  • Industry: General Merchandise Stores
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: kr4.166b
  • Shares outstanding: 161.47m
  • Website: https://www.europris.no

Number of Employees


  • Europris ASA
  • Hjalmar Bjørges vei 105
  • Fredrikstad
  • Østfold
  • 1604
  • Norway


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
EPROB (Oslo Bors)YesOrdinary SharesNONOKJun 2015
2RGDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJun 2015
0RAILSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBNOKJun 2015
EPROBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBNOKJun 2015


Europris ASA operates as a discount variety retailer in Norway. The company sells own brand, private-label, and branded merchandise, including home and kitchen, groceries, house and garden, electronics, pe ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/13 23:42
End of Day Share Price2019/10/11 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

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.


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