Alfa Laval AB (publ) provides heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling products and solutions worldwide. More Details
Flawless balance sheet average dividend payer.
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 +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: ALFA's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: ALFA exceeded the Swedish Machinery industry which returned 46% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ALFA exceeded the Swedish Market which returned 44.6% over the past year.
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
1 week ago | Simply Wall StHere's What Alfa Laval AB (publ)'s (STO:ALFA) Shareholder Ownership Structure Looks Like
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StShareholders Of Alfa Laval (STO:ALFA) Must Be Happy With Their 158% Total Return
1 month ago | Simply Wall StA Look At The Intrinsic Value Of Alfa Laval AB (publ) (STO:ALFA)
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 (SEK350.8) is trading above our estimate of fair value (SEK261.07)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ALFA is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ALFA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.1x) compared to the Swedish Machinery industry average (31.2x).
PE vs Market: ALFA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.1x) compared to the Swedish market (23.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: ALFA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ALFA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5x) compared to the SE Machinery industry average (3.9x).
How is Alfa Laval forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ALFA's forecast earnings growth (11.3% per year) is above the savings rate (0.3%).
Earnings vs Market: ALFA's earnings (11.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Swedish market (4.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ALFA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: ALFA's revenue (7.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Swedish market (2.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ALFA's revenue (7.3% 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 (18.2%).
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 (9.3%) are lower than last year (10.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ALFA's earnings have grown by 11.8% 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 (-24%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Machinery industry average (20.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: ALFA's Return on Equity (12.6%) is considered low.
How is Alfa Laval's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ALFA's short term assets (SEK25.2B) exceed its short term liabilities (SEK18.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: ALFA's short term assets (SEK25.2B) exceed its long term liabilities (SEK14.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ALFA's debt to equity ratio (31.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: ALFA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 74.7% to 31.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ALFA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (68.5%).
Interest Coverage: ALFA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (58.5x coverage).
What is Alfa Laval current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: ALFA's dividend (1.57%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (0.95%).
High Dividend: ALFA's dividend (1.57%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (3.5%).
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 (62.9%), 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 covered by earnings (52.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Tom Erixon (61 yo)
Mr. Tom Erixon, LLB, MBA, is the Chairman of the Board at Afry AB (formerly known as ÅF Pöyry AB (publ)) since June 3, 2021. He served as a Director of Boliden AB (publ) since 2013. He is President and CEO...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Tom's total compensation ($USD3.64M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Swedish market ($USD2.40M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Tom's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: ALFA's management team is considered experienced (4 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: ALFA's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Alfa Laval AB (publ)'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Alfa Laval AB (publ)
- Ticker: ALFA
- Exchange: OM
- Founded: 1883
- Industry: Industrial Machinery
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: kr146.637b
- Shares outstanding: 418.01m
- Website: https://www.alfalaval.com
Number of Employees
- Alfa Laval AB (publ)
- Rudeboksvägen 1
- Skåne County
- 226 55
Alfa Laval AB (publ) provides heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling products and solutions worldwide. The company operates in three divisions: Energy, Food & Water, and Marine. It offers fluid hand...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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