OB:BOUVET

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Executive Summary

Bouvet ASA provides information technology, digital communication, and enterprise management services in Norway, Sweden, and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: BOUVET is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Norwegian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: BOUVET's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-3.4%

BOUVET

1.1%

NO IT

3.4%

NO Market


1 Year Return

70.4%

BOUVET

23.9%

NO IT

-1.8%

NO Market

Return vs Industry: BOUVET exceeded the Norwegian IT industry which returned 23.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BOUVET exceeded the Norwegian Market which returned -2.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

BOUVETIndustryMarket
7 Day-3.4%1.1%3.4%
30 Day0.3%12.6%12.5%
90 Day4.0%4.8%7.4%
1 Year75.4%70.4%24.7%23.9%1.8%-1.8%
3 Year274.4%236.2%27.6%19.0%8.8%-3.4%
5 Year665.9%522.0%78.1%61.0%54.8%24.2%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

30.24x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: BOUVET (NOK622) is trading above our estimate of fair value (NOK532.75)

Significantly Below Fair Value: BOUVET is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BOUVET is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30.2x) compared to the XE IT industry average (21.4x).

PE vs Market: BOUVET is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30.2x) compared to the Norwegian market (15.5x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BOUVET is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.1x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BOUVET is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (17.3x) compared to the XE IT industry average (2.8x).


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Future Growth

How is Bouvet forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

9.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BOUVET's forecast earnings growth (9.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.6%).

Earnings vs Market: BOUVET's earnings (9.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Norwegian market (34.2% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: BOUVET's revenue (9.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Norwegian market (6.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BOUVET's revenue (9.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: BOUVET's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (60.2%).


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Past Performance

How has Bouvet performed over the past 5 years?

24.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BOUVET has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: BOUVET's current net profit margins (9.2%) are higher than last year (8.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BOUVET's earnings have grown significantly by 24.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BOUVET's earnings growth over the past year (24.6%) is below its 5-year average (24.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: BOUVET earnings growth over the past year (24.6%) exceeded the IT industry 6.1%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: BOUVET's Return on Equity (56.9%) is considered outstanding.


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Financial Health

How is Bouvet's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BOUVET's short term assets (NOK872.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (NOK660.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: BOUVET's short term assets (NOK872.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (NOK200.5M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BOUVET is debt free.

Reducing Debt: BOUVET has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: BOUVET has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: BOUVET has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Bouvet current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

2.65%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BOUVET's dividend (2.65%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Norwegian market (2.43%).

High Dividend: BOUVET's dividend (2.65%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Norwegian market (6.02%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: BOUVET's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (80.2%), BOUVET's payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: BOUVET's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (90% payout ratio).


Next Steps

  • Explore strong dividend paying companies in the Software industry.

Management

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

2.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Sverre Hurum (65 yo)

17.83yrs

Tenure

kr4,494,000

Compensation

Mr. Sverre Finn Hurum has been the Chief Executive Officer at Bouvet ASA since 2003 and serves as its President. Mr. Hurum has more than 25 years of experience as a Senior Manager in the consulting industr...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Sverre's total compensation ($USD508.20K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Norwegian market ($USD571.30K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Sverre Hurum
President & CEO17.83yrskr4.49m3.78%
NOK 240.8m
Erik Stubø
Chief Financial Officerno datakr3.63m2%
NOK 127.7m
Lisbeth Viker
Financial Managerno datano data0.076%
NOK 4.8m
Simen Sommerfeldt
Chief Technology Officerno datano datano data
Henriette Høyer
Director of Communications1.83yrsno datano data
Axel Borge
Vice President of Sesam2.5yrsno data0.018%
NOK 1.2m
Bjarte Gudmundsen
Vice President of Rogaland Regionno datano data0.069%
NOK 4.4m

2.5yrs

Average Tenure

61yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: BOUVET's management team is considered experienced (2.5 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Pål Rønn
Independent Chairman4.83yrskr300.00k0.049%
NOK 3.1m
Grethe Høiland
Independent Director13.83yrskr150.00kno data
Tove Raanes
Independent Vice Chairmanno datakr175.00k0.0087%
NOK 556.6k
Ingebrigt Jensen
Independent Director11.83yrskr150.00k0.013%
NOK 808.4k
Egil Dahl
Independent Director6.83yrskr150.00k1.99%
NOK 126.6m

9.3yrs

Average Tenure

52yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: BOUVET's board of directors are considered experienced (9.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: BOUVET insiders have only sold shares 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

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


Key Information

  • Name: Bouvet ASA
  • Ticker: BOUVET
  • Exchange: OB
  • Founded: 2002
  • Industry: IT Consulting and Other Services
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: kr6.375b
  • Shares outstanding: 10.25m
  • Website: https://www.bouvet.no

Number of Employees


Location

  • Bouvet ASA
  • Sørkedalsveien 8
  • Oslo
  • Oslo
  • 369
  • Norway

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BOUVETOB (Oslo Bors)YesOrdinary SharesNONOKMay 2007
0HDULSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBNOKMay 2007
BOUVEOBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBNOKMay 2007

Biography

Bouvet ASA provides information technology, digital communication, and enterprise management services in Norway, Sweden, and internationally. The company designs, develops, and provides advisory services o...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/11/26 17:21
End of Day Share Price2020/11/26 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
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.