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Executive Summary

Acartus S.A. offers accounting, book-keeping, and tax consultancy services in Poland. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record.

Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ACA is more volatile than 90% of Polish stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 12% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ACA's weekly volatility has decreased from 18% to 12% over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of Polish stocks.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




PL Professional Services


PL Market

1 Year Return




PL Professional Services


PL Market

Return vs Industry: ACA exceeded the Polish Professional Services industry which returned 21.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ACA exceeded the Polish Market which returned 32.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day3.2%1.1%-0.6%
30 Day-1.6%-1.8%3.3%
90 Day32.7%9.7%11.9%
1 Year197.7%178.7%21.8%21.5%33.9%32.1%
3 Year286.1%209.6%-15.6%-15.8%18.5%11.7%
5 Year517.8%364.4%59.9%58.8%35.9%22.2%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ACA (PLN0.84) is trading above our estimate of fair value (PLN0.37)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ACA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.7x) compared to the Polish Professional Services industry average (13.4x).

PE vs Market: ACA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.7x) compared to the Polish market (14.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ACA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.2x) compared to the PL Professional Services industry average (3.1x).

Future Growth

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


Forecasted Commercial Services 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 Acartus 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 Acartus performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ACA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: ACA's current net profit margins (6.4%) are higher than last year (6.2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ACA has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 56.2% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: ACA had negative earnings growth (-11%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Professional Services industry average (53.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: ACA's Return on Equity (20.1%) is considered high.

Financial Health

How is Acartus's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ACA's short term assets (PLN1.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (PLN678.3K).

Long Term Liabilities: ACA's short term assets (PLN1.4M) exceed its long term liabilities (PLN32.2K).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ACA's debt to equity ratio (1.9%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: ACA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 14.7% to 1.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ACA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (1286.7%).

Interest Coverage: ACA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (21.2x coverage).

Balance Sheet


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


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayJun 18 2021Ex Dividend DateJul 16 2021Dividend Pay DateJul 31 202115 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 28 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: ACA's dividend (2.39%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Polish market (1.96%).

High Dividend: ACA's dividend (2.39%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Polish market (5.88%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: ACA has only been paying a dividend for 5 years, and since then payments have not increased.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (61.5%), ACA's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

Next Steps


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


Piotr Piekarski

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Mr. Piotr Piekarski serves as the President of the Management Board of Acartus S.A.


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

Acartus S.A.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Acartus S.A.
  • Ticker: ACA
  • Exchange: WSE
  • Founded: 1995
  • Industry: Research and Consulting Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: zł6.269m
  • Shares outstanding: 7.50m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Acartus S.A.
  • ul. 11 Listopada 2
  • Jastrzebie Zdrój
  • 44-330
  • Poland



Acartus S.A. offers accounting, book-keeping, and tax consultancy services in Poland. It also offers HR and payroll, and foreign settlements services. Acartus S.A. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/06/17 22:24
End of Day Share Price2021/06/17 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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.