AB Volvo (publ), together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells trucks, buses, construction equipment, and marine and industrial engines in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. More Details
Undervalued with excellent balance sheet and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has AB Volvo's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: VOLV B is less volatile than 75% of Swedish stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: VOLV B's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: VOLV B exceeded the Swedish Machinery industry which returned 61.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VOLV B exceeded the Swedish Market which returned 47.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is AB Volvo's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 days ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why AB Volvo (STO:VOLV B) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StInsider Buying: The AB Volvo (publ) (STO:VOLV B) Executive VP Just Bought 7.1% More Shares
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StHere's How We Evaluate AB Volvo (publ)'s (STO:VOLV B) Dividend
Is AB Volvo undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: VOLV B (SEK216.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value (SEK342.89)
Significantly Below Fair Value: VOLV B is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: VOLV B is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.7x) compared to the Swedish Machinery industry average (33.3x).
PE vs Market: VOLV B is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.7x) compared to the Swedish market (23.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: VOLV B is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: VOLV B is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.7x) compared to the SE Machinery industry average (3.5x).
How is AB Volvo forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 19 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: VOLV B's forecast earnings growth (12.3% per year) is above the savings rate (0.3%).
Earnings vs Market: VOLV B's earnings (12.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Swedish market (1.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: VOLV B's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: VOLV B's revenue (6.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Swedish market (0.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: VOLV B's revenue (6.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: VOLV B's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (22%)
How has AB Volvo performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VOLV B has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: VOLV B's current net profit margins (6.9%) are lower than last year (7.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VOLV B's earnings have grown by 12.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: VOLV B's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: VOLV B had negative earnings growth (-21.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Machinery industry average (-9.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: VOLV B's Return on Equity (14.7%) is considered low.
How is AB Volvo's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VOLV B's short term assets (SEK286.1B) exceed its short term liabilities (SEK214.7B).
Long Term Liabilities: VOLV B's short term assets (SEK286.1B) exceed its long term liabilities (SEK151.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VOLV B's debt to equity ratio (85.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: VOLV B's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 155% to 85.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: VOLV B's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (27%).
Interest Coverage: VOLV B's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (32.1x coverage).
What is AB Volvo current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: VOLV B's dividend (2.77%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (1.16%).
High Dividend: VOLV B's dividend (2.77%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (3.38%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: VOLV B's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: VOLV B's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (51.9%), VOLV B's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: VOLV B's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (46.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Martin Lundstedt (53 yo)
Mr. Martin Lundstedt, M.Sc., has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and Member of the Group Executive Board at AB Volvo (publ) since October 22, 2015. Mr. Lundstedt served as the Chief Executive O...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Martin's total compensation ($USD5.29M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Swedish market ($USD2.53M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Martin's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: VOLV B's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: VOLV B's board of directors are considered experienced (7 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: VOLV B 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.
AB Volvo (publ)'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: AB Volvo (publ)
- Ticker: VOLV B
- Exchange: OM
- Founded: 1915
- Industry: Construction Machinery and Heavy Trucks
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: kr440.428b
- Shares outstanding: 2.03b
- Website: https://www.volvogroup.com
Number of Employees
- AB Volvo (publ)
- GropegArdsgatan 2
- Västra Götaland County
- 417 15
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Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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