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Executive Summary

Alfa Laval AB (publ) provides heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling products and solutions worldwide. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet average dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ALFA is less volatile than 75% of Swedish stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ALFA's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




SE Machinery


SE Market

1 Year Return




SE Machinery


SE Market

Return vs Industry: ALFA underperformed the Swedish Machinery industry which returned 48.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ALFA exceeded the Swedish Market which returned 27.9% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.7%0.04%1.1%
30 Day20.2%5.5%2.6%
90 Day23.0%15.8%10.0%
1 Year32.0%32.0%50.8%49.5%31.3%28.3%
3 Year44.6%38.7%65.7%41.1%56.6%37.4%
5 Year123.9%102.9%191.2%135.4%90.6%49.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is Alfa Laval 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: ALFA (SEK270.3) is trading above our estimate of fair value (SEK266.56)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ALFA is good value based on its PE Ratio (31.9x) compared to the SE Machinery industry average (33.1x).

PE vs Market: ALFA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (31.9x) compared to the Swedish market (24x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: ALFA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.6x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ALFA's PB Ratio (3.9x) is in line with the SE Machinery industry average.

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Future Growth

How is Alfa Laval forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ALFA's forecast earnings growth (12.5% per year) is above the savings rate (0.4%).

Earnings vs Market: ALFA's earnings (12.5% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Swedish market (8.4% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: ALFA's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Swedish market (3.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ALFA's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: ALFA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.4%).

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Past Performance

How has Alfa Laval performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ALFA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: ALFA's current net profit margins (8.6%) are lower than last year (11.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ALFA's earnings have grown by 12% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: ALFA had negative earnings growth (-35.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Machinery industry average (-23.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: ALFA's Return on Equity (12.3%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Alfa Laval's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ALFA's short term assets (SEK27.6B) exceed its short term liabilities (SEK17.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: ALFA's short term assets (SEK27.6B) exceed its long term liabilities (SEK14.3B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ALFA's debt to equity ratio (31.5%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: ALFA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 79.4% to 31.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ALFA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (84.2%).

Interest Coverage: ALFA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (15.5x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Alfa Laval current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: ALFA's dividend (2.03%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (1.22%).

High Dividend: ALFA's dividend (2.03%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (3.52%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (64.9%), ALFA's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: ALFA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (48.5% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Tom Erixon (60 yo)





Mr. Tom Erixon serves as a Director of Boliden AB (publ) since 2013. He is President and CEO of Alfa Laval since March 1, 2016. He has been Member of the Board of Chinsay. He had served as a Managing partn...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Tom's total compensation ($USD3.16M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Swedish market ($USD2.26M).

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

Leadership Team

Tom Erixon
President & CEO5yrskr26.59m0.028%
SEK 31.4m
Jan Allde
Chief Financial Officer3.08yrsno data0.0024%
SEK 2.7m
Mikael Tydén
President of Operations Division4.17yrsno data0.00024%
SEK 272.1k
Frank Bolata
Chief Information Officer2.92yrsno datano data
Gabriella Grotte
Investor Relations Managerno datano datano data
Johan Lundin
Head of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Emma Adlerton
Chief Legal Counsel & Secretary6.17yrsno datano data
Sara Helweg-Larsen
Vice President of Group Communications0.17yrno datano data
Alex Syed
Vice President of Corporate Developmentno datano datano data
Joakim Vilson
Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Serviceno datano data0.0015%
SEK 1.8m
Pascale Gimenez
Senior Vice President of Human Resources2.58yrsno datano data
Ray Field
Executive Vice President16.5yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: ALFA's management team is considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).

Board Members

Ulf Wiinberg
Independent Director8.17yrskr635.00k0.0048%
SEK 5.4m
Ray Mauritsson
Director0.92yrno datano data
Jorn Rausing
Director21.17yrskr635.00kno data
Finn Rausing
Director20.58yrskr585.00kno data
Henrik Lange
Independent Director3.17yrskr710.00k0.00095%
SEK 1.1m
Dennis Jönsson
Chairman of the Board0.92yrno datano data
Henrik Nielsen
Employee Representative Director6.17yrsno datano data
Maria Hanssen
Independent Director1.92yrskr585.00kno data
Stefan Sandell
Deputy Employee Representative Director16.17yrsno datano data
Heléne Mellquist
Independent Director1.92yrskr710.00k0.00020%
SEK 226.8k
Bror Lantz
Employee Representative Director9.17yrsno data0.000020%
SEK 22.7k
Susanne Jonsson
Employee Representative Director4.42yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: ALFA's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: ALFA 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

Alfa Laval AB (publ)'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Alfa Laval AB (publ)
  • Ticker: ALFA
  • Exchange: OM
  • Founded: 1883
  • Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: kr113.379b
  • Shares outstanding: 419.46m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Alfa Laval AB (publ)
  • Rudeboksvägen 1
  • Lund
  • Skåne County
  • 226 55
  • Sweden


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ALFAOM (OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm)YesCommon StockSESEKMay 2002
AA9DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURMay 2002
0NNFLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBSEKMay 2002
ALFV.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDMay 2002
ALFASBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesCommon StockGBSEKMay 2002


Alfa Laval AB (publ) provides heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling products and solutions worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Energy, Food & Water, Marine, Greenhouse, and Operations...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/03/04 20:02
End of Day Share Price2021/03/04 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.