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Executive Summary

Ambea AB (publ) provides residential care services for people with special needs in Sweden and Norway. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record and good value.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: AMBEA is less volatile than 75% of Swedish stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: AMBEA's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




SE Healthcare


SE Market

1 Year Return




SE Healthcare


SE Market

Return vs Industry: AMBEA underperformed the Swedish Healthcare industry which returned 40.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AMBEA underperformed the Swedish Market which returned 31% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.6%-1.7%1.1%
30 Day-0.4%8.9%1.2%
90 Day16.8%24.4%9.0%
1 Year23.3%23.3%40.8%40.8%34.2%31.0%
3 Year9.3%6.0%48.0%42.8%54.9%35.8%
5 Yearn/a-15.2%-28.7%87.4%47.2%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Ambea 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: AMBEA (SEK70.9) is trading below our estimate of fair value (SEK185.28)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AMBEA is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.7x) compared to the SE Healthcare industry average (20x).

PE vs Market: AMBEA is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.7x) compared to the Swedish market (23.6x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AMBEA's PB Ratio (1.5x) is in line with the SE Healthcare industry average.

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Future Growth

How is Ambea forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: AMBEA's forecast earnings growth (18.4% per year) is above the savings rate (0.4%).

Earnings vs Market: AMBEA's earnings (18.4% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Swedish market (8.3% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: AMBEA's revenue (5.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Swedish market (3.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: AMBEA's revenue (5.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: AMBEA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.3%).

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Past Performance

How has Ambea performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AMBEA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: AMBEA's current net profit margins (3.2%) are higher than last year (2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AMBEA's earnings have grown significantly by 21.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: AMBEA's earnings growth over the past year (66.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (21.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: AMBEA earnings growth over the past year (66.5%) exceeded the Healthcare industry 39.3%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: AMBEA's Return on Equity (8.3%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Ambea's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AMBEA's short term assets (SEK1.6B) do not cover its short term liabilities (SEK4.2B).

Long Term Liabilities: AMBEA's short term assets (SEK1.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities (SEK6.2B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AMBEA's debt to equity ratio (59.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: AMBEA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 45.8% to 59.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: AMBEA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (53.8%).

Interest Coverage: AMBEA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.1x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Ambea current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: AMBEA's dividend (1.62%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (1.34%).

High Dividend: AMBEA's dividend (1.62%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (3.69%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: AMBEA has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: AMBEA's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 3 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30.3%), AMBEA's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: AMBEA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (27.3% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Benno Eliasson (55 yo)



Mr. Benno Eliasson serves as Chief financial Officer of Ambea AB (publ) and serves as an Acting Chief Executive Officer & President since December 31, 2020. He was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Finance...

Leadership Team

Benno Eliasson
Acting President & CEO and CFO0.25yrno datano data
Jacob Persson
Head of Group Business Control & Investor Relations2.75yrsno datano data
Anders Westerholm
Head of Human Resources and Communications0.33yrno data0.022%
SEK 1.5m
Agneta Lindgren
Temporary Head of Nytida4.25yrsno datano data
Ulla Tansen
Division Manager of Vardaga8.17yrsno data0.39%
SEK 26.2m
Lena Freiholtz
Head of Qualityno datano datano data
Eva Domanders
Division Manager of Klara5.17yrsno data0.0056%
SEK 373.6k
Magnus Åkerhielm
Division Manager of Nytida3.17yrsno data0.0090%
SEK 602.6k
Miriam Toft
Division Manager of Altiden2.17yrsno data0.0021%
SEK 141.9k
Ingvild Kristiansen
Division Manager of Stendi2.17yrsno datano data
Maria Green-Gadelius
Head of Quality & Sustainability3.17yrsno data0.0031%
SEK 209.6k
Malin Appelgren
Head of Growth5.17yrsno data0.00033%
SEK 22.1k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: AMBEA's management team is considered experienced (3.2 years average tenure).

Board Members

Lars Gatenbeck
Independent Director2.83yrskr296.24k0.0044%
SEK 298.0k
Liselott Kilaas
Independent Director1.83yrskr208.93kno data
Gunilla Rudebjer
Independent Director4.58yrskr406.24k0.020%
SEK 1.3m
Mikael Stöhr
Independent Director2.83yrskr296.24kno data
Lena Hofsberger
Independent Chairperson8.17yrskr919.25k0.45%
SEK 29.9m
Daniel Björklund
SEK 1.3m
Patricia Rodriguez
Employee Representative Director5.17yrsno datano data
Haralampos Kalpakas
Employee Representative Director5.17yrsno datano data
Magnus Sällström
Employee Representative Director5.17yrsno datano data
Xenia Wenthzel
Deputy Employee Representative Director5.17yrsno data0.00042%
SEK 28.1k
Khasha Jeihouni
Deputy Employee Representative Director3.17yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: AMBEA'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: AMBEA insiders have only sold shares 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

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

Key Information

  • Name: Ambea AB (publ)
  • Ticker: AMBEA
  • Exchange: OM
  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Health Care Facilities
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Market Cap: kr6.696b
  • Shares outstanding: 94.44m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Ambea AB (publ)
  • Evenemangsgatan 21, 6 tr
  • Box 1565
  • Solna
  • Stockholm County
  • 171 29
  • Sweden


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
0RNXLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBSEKMar 2017
AMBEAOM (OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm)YesOrdinary SharesSESEKMar 2017
AMBEASBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBSEKMar 2017
6MADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURMar 2017


Ambea AB (publ) provides residential care services for people with special needs in Sweden and Norway. The company operates through five segments: Vardaga, Nytida, Stendi, Altiden, and Klara. It offers per...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/03/07 18:52
End of Day Share Price2021/03/05 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.