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Executive Summary

Securitas AB offers security services in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet and good value.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SECU B has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.6%

SECU B

0.7%

SE Commercial Services

-2.0%

SE Market


1 Year Return

-11.1%

SECU B

-8.5%

SE Commercial Services

15.2%

SE Market

Return vs Industry: SECU B underperformed the Swedish Commercial Services industry which returned -6.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SECU B underperformed the Swedish Market which returned 16.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SECU BIndustryMarket
7 Day-0.6%0.7%-2.0%
30 Day0%4.9%2.9%
90 Day3.4%8.6%4.9%
1 Year-11.1%-11.1%-6.8%-8.5%17.3%15.2%
3 Year-0.6%-6.0%3.4%-4.7%34.7%20.2%
5 Year36.1%21.9%26.4%9.0%62.9%31.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

39.1%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SECU B (SEK134.75) is trading below our estimate of fair value (SEK221.22)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SECU B is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SECU B is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.7x) compared to the SE Commercial Services industry average (27x).

PE vs Market: SECU B is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.7x) compared to the Swedish market (22.9x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: SECU B is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SECU B is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.4x) compared to the SE Commercial Services industry average (1.8x).


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Future Growth

How is Securitas forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?

16.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SECU B's forecast earnings growth (16.2% per year) is above the savings rate (0.5%).

Earnings vs Market: SECU B's earnings (16.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Swedish market (12.9% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: SECU B's revenue (3.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Swedish market (3.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SECU B's revenue (3.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SECU B's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (17.1%).


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Past Performance

How has Securitas performed over the past 5 years?

6.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SECU B has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SECU B's current net profit margins (2.6%) are lower than last year (2.8%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SECU B's earnings have grown by 6.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: SECU 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: SECU B had negative earnings growth (-3.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Commercial Services industry average (1.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: SECU B's Return on Equity (14.6%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Securitas's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SECU B's short term assets (SEK29.4B) exceed its short term liabilities (SEK25.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: SECU B's short term assets (SEK29.4B) exceed its long term liabilities (SEK19.0B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SECU B's debt to equity ratio (96.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: SECU B's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 126.3% to 96.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SECU B's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (40.8%).

Interest Coverage: SECU B's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

3.45%

Forecast Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

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


Future Payout to Shareholders

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


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Management

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

4.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Magnus Ahlqvist (46 yo)

2.58yrs

Tenure

kr21,991,000

Compensation

Mr. Magnus Ahlqvist has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Securitas AB since March 1, 2018. Mr. Ahlqvist was Divisional President of Security Services Europe at Securitas AB since September ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Magnus's total compensation ($USD2.52M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Swedish market ($USD2.32M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Magnus Ahlqvist
President & CEO2.58yrskr21.99m0.036%
SEK 17.6m
Bart Adam
Chief Financial Officer7.75yrsno data0.014%
SEK 6.8m
Martin Althén
Chief Information Officer4yrsno data0.0021%
SEK 1.1m
Lisa Sjökvist
Head of Investor Relations & Acting Senior VP of Corporate Communicationsno datano datano data
Frida Rosenholm
Senior VP & General Counsel2.42yrsno data0.0014%
SEK 692.9k
Carin Andersson
Group Head of Communicationsno datano datano data
Cathryn Halton
Marketing and Communications Director4.92yrsno datano data
Helena Andreas
Senior Vice President of Group Communications People0.50yrno data0.0014%
SEK 702.7k
William Barthelemy
no datano data0.019%
SEK 9.5m
Jan Lindström
Senior Vice President of Finance13.75yrsno data0.0047%
SEK 2.3m
Marc Pissens
President of Aviation11.42yrsno data0.013%
SEK 6.3m
Henrik Zetterberg
Chief Operating Officer of Security Services Europe6.08yrsno data0.0033%
SEK 1.6m

4.9yrs

Average Tenure

51yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: SECU B's management team is considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
John Brandon
Independent Director3.42yrskr635.00k0.0027%
SEK 1.3m
Ulf Cappelen
Independent Director12.5yrskr960.00k0.0011%
SEK 540.5k
Marie Ehrling
Independent Chairman of the Board4.42yrskr2.30m0.0027%
SEK 1.3m
Dick Lennart Seger
Independent Director3.42yrskr635.00k0.000010%
SEK 4.9k
Carl Douglas
Independent Vice Chairman of the Board12.75yrskr895.00kno data
Don Walker
Chairman of Security Services Usano datano datano data
Anders Böös
Independent Director4.42yrskr835.00k0.0069%
SEK 3.4m
Sofia Högberg
Independent Director15.75yrskr835.00kno data
Susanne Israelsson
Employee Representative Director16.75yrsno datano data
Åse Hjelm
Employee Representative Director12.75yrsno data0.000030%
SEK 14.7k
Ingrid Bonde
Independent Director3.42yrskr835.00k0.00071%
SEK 348.9k
Jan Prang
Employee Representative Director12.75yrsno datano data

12.5yrs

Average Tenure

61yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: SECU B's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Securitas AB's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Securitas AB
  • Ticker: SECU B
  • Exchange: OM
  • Founded: 1934
  • Industry: Security and Alarm Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: kr49.138b
  • Shares outstanding: 364.93m
  • Website: https://www.securitas.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Securitas AB
  • Lindhagensplan 70
  • Stockholm
  • Stockholm County
  • 102 28
  • Sweden

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SCTB.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesSeries B SharesUSUSDJan 1992
S7MBDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesSeries B SharesDEEURJan 1992
SECU BOM (OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm)YesSeries B SharesSESEKJan 1992
0IAHLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesSeries B SharesGBSEKJan 1992
SECUBSBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesSeries B SharesGBSEKJan 1992
SCTB.YOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)UNSPONSORED ADRUSUSDOct 2008

Biography

Securitas AB offers security services in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. The company operates through three segments: Security Services North America, Se ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/21 21:50
End of Day Share Price2020/10/21 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
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.