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Executive Summary

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

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record.

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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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

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 17.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ALFA underperformed the Swedish Market which returned 7.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.0%3.3%3.7%
30 Day-2.5%2.3%0.8%
90 Day10.7%22.3%18.8%
1 Year2.0%2.0%20.1%19.0%9.3%7.7%
3 Year20.1%15.2%33.7%13.9%22.3%9.3%
5 Year52.9%38.5%87.3%51.3%37.8%10.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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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 (SEK206.4) is trading above our estimate of fair value (SEK172.92)

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 (16.4x) compared to the Machinery industry average (17.6x).

PE vs Market: ALFA is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.4x) compared to the Swedish market (20.4x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: ALFA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.9x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ALFA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.2x) compared to the SE Machinery industry average (2.8x).

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Future Growth

How is Alfa Laval forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ALFA's forecast earnings growth (5.6% per year) is above the savings rate (0.5%).

Earnings vs Market: ALFA's earnings (5.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Swedish market (17.4% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: ALFA's revenue (1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Swedish market (6.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ALFA's revenue (1% 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 (14.5%).

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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 (11.3%) are higher than last year (11.2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ALFA's earnings have grown by 11.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ALFA's earnings growth over the past year (12.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (11.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: ALFA earnings growth over the past year (12.6%) exceeded the Machinery industry -7.2%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: ALFA's Return on Equity (19.6%) 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 (SEK30.0B) exceed its short term liabilities (SEK21.1B).

Long Term Liabilities: ALFA's short term assets (SEK30.0B) exceed its long term liabilities (SEK16.4B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ALFA's debt to equity ratio (39.8%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: ALFA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 89.2% to 39.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ALFA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (48.3%).

Interest Coverage: ALFA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (44.1x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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


Forecast Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: ALFA is not paying a notable dividend for the Swedish market.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ALFA's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Swedish market.

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


Average management tenure


Tom Erixon (60yo)





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 ($USD2.88M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Swedish market ($USD2.19M).

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

Leadership Team

Tom Erixon
President & CEO4.33yrskr26.59m0.024% SEK20.9m
Jan Allde
Chief Financial Officer2.42yrsno datano data
Mikael Tydén
President of Operations Division3.5yrsno data0.00024% SEK207.8k
Frank Bolata
Chief Information Officer2.25yrsno datano data
Gabriella Grotte
Investor Relations Managerno datano datano data
Emma Adlerton
Chief Legal Counsel & Secretary5.5yrsno datano data
Alex Syed
Vice President of Corporate Developmentno datano datano data
Joakim Vilson
Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Serviceno datano data0.0015% SEK1.3m
Pascale Gimenez
Senior Vice President of Human Resources1.92yrsno datano data
Ray Field
Executive Vice President15.83yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: ALFA's management team is considered experienced (3.5 years average tenure).

Board Members

Ulf Wiinberg
Independent Director7.5yrskr635.00k0.0048% SEK4.1m
Jörn Rausing
Director20.5yrskr635.00kno data
Finn Rausing
Director19.92yrskr585.00kno data
Henrik Lange
Independent Director2.5yrskr710.00k0.00095% SEK822.5k
Dennis Jönsson
Chairman of the Board0.25yrno datano data
Henrik Nielsen
Employee Representative Director5.5yrsno datano data
Maria Hanssen
Independent Director1.25yrskr585.00kno data
Heléne Mellquist
Independent Director1.25yrskr710.00kno data
Bror Lantz
Employee Representative Director8.5yrsno data0.000020% SEK17.3k
Susanne Jonsson
Employee Representative Director3.75yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: ALFA's board of directors are considered experienced (4.6 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.

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: kr86.576b
  • 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 & Other. It offers fluid handling systems, such as automation and fluid control equipment; installation materials; analytical, cleaning validation, flow, level, pressure, temperature, and weighing instruments, as well as instrumentation accessories; mixing equipment; centrifugal, circumferential piston, rotary lobe, and screw pumps; rotary jet and spray heads; tank covers and accessories; and valves. The company also provides heat transfer products, including air heat exchangers; exhaust gas economizers, and oil/gas-fired composite steam and steam boilers; burners; oil/gas-fired hot water and thermal, and waste heat recovery heaters; plate and tubular heat exchangers; and scraped surface heat exchangers. In addition, it offers separation products comprising cylindrical filter baskets and filtering elements; decanters and separators; evaporation systems; filters and strainers; and membrane and pump control systems. Further, the company provides process solutions consisting of ballast water, brewery, bulk, desalination, edible oil, exhaust gas cleaning, filling, fresh water, fuel conditioning, marine exhaust gas, olive oil, protein, refrigeration, safety, and thermal solutions. It serves the biotech and pharmaceuticals, energy, chemicals, food, dairy, beverage, home and personal care, HVAC, machinery and manufacturing, marine and transportation, mining, minerals, pigment, pulp and paper, refrigeration, semiconductor and electronics, steel, and water and waste treatment industries. The company was formerly known as AB Separator and changed its name to Alfa Laval AB (publ) in 1963. Alfa Laval AB (publ) was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Lund, Sweden. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/07 20:50
End of Day Share Price2020/07/07 00:00
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.