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Herkules WSE:HRS Stock Report

Last Price


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24 Sep, 2022


Company Financials
HRS fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health3/6

HRS Stock Overview

Herkules S.A. engages in the hoisting equipment rental and oversize load shipping activities in Poland.

Herkules Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Herkules
Historical stock prices
Current Share Pricezł1.04
52 Week Highzł1.91
52 Week Lowzł0.94
1 Month Change-24.36%
3 Month Change-13.33%
1 Year Change-36.00%
3 Year Change-14.40%
5 Year Change-72.27%
Change since IPO-90.00%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 30
Herkules (WSE:HRS) Has A Pretty Healthy Balance Sheet

Herkules (WSE:HRS) Has A Pretty Healthy Balance Sheet

David Iben put it well when he said, 'Volatility is not a risk we care about. What we care about is avoiding the...

Shareholder Returns

HRSPL Trade DistributorsPL Market

Return vs Industry: HRS underperformed the Polish Trade Distributors industry which returned -24% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HRS underperformed the Polish Market which returned -32.1% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is HRS's price volatile compared to industry and market?
HRS volatility
HRS Average Weekly Movement7.9%
Trade Distributors Industry Average Movement6.9%
Market Average Movement6.1%
10% most volatile stocks in PL Market11.7%
10% least volatile stocks in PL Market3.8%

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

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

About the Company

n/a250Marta Towpik

Herkules S.A. engages in the hoisting equipment rental and oversize load shipping activities in Poland. The company rents tower, field, self-propelled, and tracked cranes, as well as offers engineering, operator, and technical consultancy services. It also provides construction and assembly services for general structures, wind farms, telecommunications, and energy facilities; and manufactures electrical pylons and reinforced concrete containers, as well as pretensioned concrete masts for use in the energy, telecommunications, and advertising industries.

Herkules Fundamentals Summary

How do Herkules's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
HRS fundamental statistics
Market Capzł35.48m
Earnings (TTM)zł1.18m
Revenue (TTM)zł175.04m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
HRS income statement (TTM)
Cost of Revenuezł33.57m
Gross Profitzł141.47m
Other Expenseszł140.29m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

Sep 30, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)0.034
Gross Margin80.82%
Net Profit Margin0.67%
Debt/Equity Ratio21.6%

How did HRS perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is HRS undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 0/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for HRS?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

HRS key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue0.7x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA4.1x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does HRS's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

HRS PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for HRS vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average5x
DPL Drozapol-Profil
INT Internity
HOR Hortico
PRS Prymus
HRS Herkules

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: HRS is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (30.2x) compared to the peer average (5x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does HRS's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the European Trade Distributors Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: HRS is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (30.2x) compared to the European Trade Distributors industry average (11.3x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is HRS's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

HRS PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio30.2x
Fair PE Ration/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate HRS's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of HRS when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

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

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

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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Future Growth

How is Herkules 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 Capital Goods 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 Herkules 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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  • Take a look at our analysis of HRS’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • Herkules competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.

Past Performance

How has Herkules 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: HRS has a large one-off loss of PLN4.5M impacting its March 31 2022 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: HRS's current net profit margins (0.7%) are lower than last year (1.7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HRS's earnings have declined by 23.1% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: HRS had negative earnings growth (-52.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Trade Distributors industry average (39.6%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: HRS's Return on Equity (0.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Herkules's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 3/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HRS's short term assets (PLN107.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities (PLN118.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: HRS's short term assets (PLN107.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (PLN67.1M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HRS's net debt to equity ratio (16.6%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: HRS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 14.2% to 21.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: HRS's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: HRS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate HRS'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 HRS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: HRS is not paying a notable dividend for the Polish market.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as HRS 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


Marta Towpik



Marta Towpik serves as the Head of Finance and a Member of the Management Board at PKP Energetyka S.A until November 2017. Marta Towpik serves as President of the Management Board at Herkules S.A. since Ma...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: HRS's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: HRS's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 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

Top 7 shareholders own 45.89% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
AgioFunds Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych S.A.
Willet Sp. Z O.O.
4,223,531PLN4.4m0%no data
Konrad Miterski
61,371PLN63.8k0%no data
Andrzej Raubo
50,010PLN52.0k0%no data
Piotr Kwasniewski
45,279PLN47.1k340.5%no data
Mateusz Rychlewski
11,600PLN12.1k93.33%no data
Blazej Dowgielski
9,000PLN9.4k0%no data

Company Information

Herkules S.A.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Herkules S.A.
  • Ticker: HRS
  • Exchange: WSE
  • Founded: NaN
  • Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Implied Market Cap: zł35.484m
  • Shares outstanding: 34.12m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Herkules S.A.
  • ul. Annopol 5
  • Warsaw
  • 03-236
  • Poland


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HRSWSE (Warsaw Stock Exchange)YesCommon Bearer SharesPLPLNMar 2010

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/09/24 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/09/23 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.