Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Boliden AB (publ), a metals company, explores for, mines, smelts, and recycles metals.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet average dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: BOL's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




SE Metals and Mining


SE Market

1 Year Return




SE Metals and Mining


SE Market

Return vs Industry: BOL exceeded the Swedish Metals and Mining industry which returned -35.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BOL underperformed the Swedish Market which returned -6.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day9.6%10.5%7.3%
30 Day15.0%7.5%-2.6%
90 Day-21.3%-24.0%-17.3%
1 Year-30.1%-32.4%-32.2%-33.8%-4.7%-6.6%
3 Year-24.0%-29.8%-25.9%-31.7%7.0%-8.2%
5 Year18.5%5.5%-11.3%-21.6%15.3%-8.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is Boliden 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: BOL (SEK195.1) is trading below our estimate of fair value (SEK458.1)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BOL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (9.2x) compared to the Metals and Mining industry average (8x).

PE vs Market: BOL is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.2x) compared to the Swedish market (15.3x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BOL's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BOL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.3x) compared to the SE Metals and Mining industry average (1.2x).

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Future Growth

How is Boliden forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BOL's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.5% per year).

Earnings vs Market: BOL's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: BOL's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: BOL's revenue (2.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Swedish market (4.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BOL's revenue (2.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: BOL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.5%).

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Past Performance

How has Boliden performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BOL has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: BOL's current net profit margins (11.6%) are lower than last year (13.7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BOL's earnings have grown significantly by 22.8% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: BOL had negative earnings growth (-19.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Metals and Mining industry average (-16.2%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: BOL's Return on Equity (14%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Boliden's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BOL's short term assets (SEK18.5B) exceed its short term liabilities (SEK12.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: BOL's short term assets (SEK18.5B) exceed its long term liabilities (SEK12.6B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BOL's debt to equity ratio (13.3%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: BOL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 31.9% to 13.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: BOL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (171.6%).

Interest Coverage: BOL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (60.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BOL's dividend (3.59%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (1.98%).

High Dividend: BOL's dividend (3.59%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (5.83%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (33.1%), BOL's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: BOL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (54.9% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Ms Staffas (54yo)





Mr. Mikael Staffas, M.Sc. Engineering, MBA, serves as President and CEO of Boliden AB (publ)since June 01, 2018. He was the President of Boliden Mines at Boliden AB from November 2015 until June 01, 2018 a ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ms's total compensation ($USD1.36M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Swedish market ($USD1.34M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Ms's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Mikael Staffas
President & CEO1.83yrskr13.65m0.0066% SEK3.5m
Håkan Gabrielsson
Chief Financial Officer4yrsno data0.00082% SEK436.4k
Göran Kördel
Chief Information Officer5.92yrsno datano data
Olof Grenmark
Director Investor Relations2.08yrsno datano data
Klas Nilsson
Director of Group Communications3.5yrsno datano data
Lars-Göran Björkqvist
Head of New Business Area Zinc Smelting Operations14.67yrsno datano data
Bjorn Stenecker
Chief Procurement Officer7.67yrsno datano data
Stefan Romedahl
President of Boliden Mines2.25yrsno data0.00037% SEK196.9k
Daniel Peltonen
President of Boliden Smelters1.25yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: BOL's management team is considered experienced (3.5 years average tenure).

Board Members

Pia Rudengren
Independent Director3yrskr805.00k0.00037% SEK196.9k
Tom Erixon
Independent Director7.25yrskr705.00k0.0025% SEK1.3m
Anders Ullberg
Independent Chairman of the Board15.25yrskr1.93m0.016% SEK8.8m
Marie Berglund
Independent Director17.25yrskr580.00k0.00046% SEK244.8k
Michael Löw
Independent Director10yrskr630.00k0.000040% SEK21.3k
Marie Holmberg
Employee Representative Director12.25yrsno data0.000020% SEK10.6k
Perttu Louhiluoto
Independent Director0.92yrkr580.00kno data
Elisabeth Nilsson
Independent Director5.25yrskr580.00k0.00037% SEK196.9k
Kenneth Ståhl
Employee Representative Director6.25yrsno datano data
Cathrin Öderyd
Employee Representative Director2.25yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: BOL's board of directors are considered experienced (6.8 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: BOL 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

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

Key Information

  • Name: Boliden AB (publ)
  • Ticker: BOL
  • Exchange: OM
  • Founded: 1924
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: kr53.225b
  • Shares outstanding: 273.51m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Boliden AB (publ)
  • Klarabergsviadukten 90
  • PO Box 44
  • Stockholm
  • Stockholm County
  • 101 20
  • Sweden


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BOLOM (OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm)YesOrdinary SharesSESEKFeb 1998
BWJQDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURFeb 1998
0YALLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBSEKFeb 1998
BOLI.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDFeb 1998
0YALLSE (London Stock Exchange)NPVGBSEKMay 2018


Boliden AB (publ), a metals company, explores for, mines, smelts, and recycles metals. It operates in two segments, Business Area Mines and Business Area Smelters. The company mines for zinc, copper, lead, gold, silver, nickel, and tellurium deposits. It operates the Aitik, the Boliden Area, and Garpenberg mines in Sweden; Tara mine in Ireland; and Kylylahti and Kevitsa mines in Finland. The company also produces zinc and lead ingots, copper cathodes, and gold bars and silver granules; sulphuric acid, zinc clinker, sulphur dioxide, and palladium concentrates; copper, lead, nickel, and zinc concentrates; and by-products comprising copper sulphate, zinc clinker, iron sand, copper telluride, selenium, nickel matte, crude nickel sulphate, and platinum group metal concentrates. In addition, it recycles copper and precious metals from electronic scrap; lead from used lead-acid batteries; and metals from waste products. Further, Boliden AB (publ) extracts silver from zinc concentrates. The company sells its products principally to industrial customers, as well as to base metal dealers and international metal stocks, such as the London Metal Exchange in Sweden, other Nordic region countries, Germany, the United Kingdom, other European countries, North America, and internationally. Boliden AB (publ) was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/10 00:42
End of Day Share Price2020/04/09 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.