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Executive Summary

BillerudKorsnäs AB (publ) provides fiber based packaging materials and solutions in Sweden and internationally. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Volatility Over Time: BILL's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




SE Packaging


SE Market

1 Year Return




SE Packaging


SE Market

Return vs Industry: BILL exceeded the Swedish Packaging industry which returned 14.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BILL exceeded the Swedish Market which returned 13.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day3.5%-0.1%0.4%
30 Day0.7%2.7%4.2%
90 Day1.7%12.2%9.7%
1 Year41.2%36.2%16.9%14.3%16.8%13.7%
3 Year34.1%20.7%23.3%12.2%44.8%27.5%
5 Year31.1%10.7%75.4%50.7%85.1%45.8%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is BillerudKorsnäs 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: BILL (SEK150.95) is trading above our estimate of fair value (SEK104.8)

Significantly Below Fair Value: BILL is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BILL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (43.5x) compared to the XE Packaging industry average (17.8x).

PE vs Market: BILL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (43.5x) compared to the Swedish market (23.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BILL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BILL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the XE Packaging industry average (2x).

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Future Growth

How is BillerudKorsnäs forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BILL's forecast earnings growth (39.2% per year) is above the savings rate (0.4%).

Earnings vs Market: BILL's earnings (39.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Swedish market (11.7% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: BILL's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Swedish market (3.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BILL's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: BILL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8.7%).

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Past Performance

How has BillerudKorsnäs performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BILL has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: BILL's current net profit margins (3%) are lower than last year (4.2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BILL's earnings have declined by 17.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BILL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: BILL had negative earnings growth (-30.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Packaging industry average (20.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: BILL's Return on Equity (3.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is BillerudKorsnäs's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BILL's short term assets (SEK9.9B) exceed its short term liabilities (SEK5.9B).

Long Term Liabilities: BILL's short term assets (SEK9.9B) do not cover its long term liabilities (SEK11.3B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BILL's debt to equity ratio (38.8%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: BILL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 41.8% to 38.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: BILL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (29%).

Interest Coverage: BILL earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BILL's dividend (2.85%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (0.94%).

High Dividend: BILL's dividend (2.85%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (3.51%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: BILL's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: BILL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (124%), BILL's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: BILL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (55.7% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Christoph Michalski (54 yo)



Mr. Christoph Michalski, MSc Econ has been the Chief Executive Officer of Vinda International Holdings Limited since October 1, 2015. Mr. Michalski serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at Biller...

Leadership Team

Christoph Michalski
President & CEO0.17yrno datano data
Ivar Vatne
Executive VP & CFO1.67yrsno data0.0013%
SEK 411.4k
Tor Lundqvist
Executive Vice President of Operations0.42yrno datano data
Lena Schattauer
Head of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Andreas Mattsson
General Counselno datano data0.0025%
SEK 769.9k
Paulina Ekvall
Executive Vice President of Human Resources4yrsno data0.0019%
SEK 601.6k
Uno Brinnen
Acting Executive Vice President of Wood Supply0.42yrno datano data
Ulf Eliasson
Executive Vice President of Sustainability & Strategic Development0.42yrno data0.0057%
SEK 1.8m
Helene Biström
Executive Vice President – Commercial2yrsno data0.0048%
SEK 1.5m
Louise Bjarke
Head of Pressno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: BILL's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.4 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Jan Astrom
Independent Chairman of the board1.17yrskr1.04m0.000050%
SEK 15.6k
Jan Svensson
Director0.67yrno datano data
Kristina Schauman
Independent Director7yrskr675.00k0.0019%
SEK 601.6k
Michael M. Kaufmann
Vice Chairman2.67yrskr905.00k0.011%
SEK 3.4m
Andrea Joosen
Independent Director6yrskr608.00k0.0011%
SEK 355.3k
Bengt Hammar
Independent Director7yrskr570.00k0.00097%
SEK 302.3k
Victoria Van Camp
Independent Director3.67yrskr570.00k0.00029%
SEK 90.4k
Gunnevi Johansson
Employee Representative Director4.67yrsno data0.00036%
SEK 112.2k
Nicklas Johansson
Employee Representative Director4yrsno datano data
Ulrika Gustafsson
Deputy Director5yrsno data0.00048%
SEK 149.6k
Bo Knöös
Deputy Director4yrsno datano data
Tobias Auchli
Independent Director2.67yrskr645.00kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: BILL's board of directors are considered experienced (4 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

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

Key Information

  • Name: BillerudKorsnäs AB (publ)
  • Ticker: BILL
  • Exchange: OM
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Paper Packaging
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: kr31.170b
  • Shares outstanding: 206.83m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • BillerudKorsnäs AB (publ)
  • Frösundaleden 2 B
  • PO Box 703
  • Solna
  • Stockholm County
  • 169 27
  • Sweden


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BILLOM (OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm)YesOrdinary SharesSESEKNov 2001
BNFDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURNov 2001
0GWSLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBSEKNov 2001
BLRD.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDNov 2001
BILLSBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBSEKNov 2001


BillerudKorsnäs AB (publ) provides fiber based packaging materials and solutions in Sweden and internationally. It operates through three segments: Division Paper, Division Board, and Division Solutions. T...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/19 19:56
End of Day Share Price2021/01/19 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.