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Executive Summary

Boliden AB (publ) engages in exploring, extracting, and processing base metals and precious metals. More Details

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

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

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 14.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BOL exceeded the Swedish Market which returned 15.2% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.1%3.8%0.8%
30 Day5.9%10.1%6.5%
90 Day15.6%17.4%11.2%
1 Year29.0%24.5%24.1%20.0%20.2%17.1%
3 Year15.8%5.3%3.2%-5.8%49.8%32.0%
5 Year193.1%155.2%138.1%103.8%90.7%50.3%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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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 (SEK301.9) is trading below our estimate of fair value (SEK336.45)

Significantly Below Fair Value: BOL is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BOL is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.2x) compared to the SE Metals and Mining industry average (24.6x).

PE vs Market: BOL is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.2x) compared to the Swedish market (23.6x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BOL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BOL's PB Ratio (1.9x) is in line with the SE Metals and Mining industry average.

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Future Growth

How is Boliden forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BOL's forecast earnings growth (7.1% per year) is above the savings rate (0.4%).

Earnings vs Market: BOL's earnings (7.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Swedish market (11.8% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: BOL's revenue (5.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Swedish market (3.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BOL's revenue (5.4% 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 (13.7%).

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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 (10.9%) are lower than last year (12.7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BOL's earnings have grown by 13.5% 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 (-7.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Metals and Mining industry average (-56.6%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: BOL's Return on Equity (13.2%) 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 (SEK21.1B) exceed its short term liabilities (SEK9.6B).

Long Term Liabilities: BOL's short term assets (SEK21.1B) exceed its long term liabilities (SEK15.6B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BOL's debt to equity ratio (14.4%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: BOL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 22.6% to 14.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: BOL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (171.5%).

Interest Coverage: BOL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (51.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BOL's dividend (2.32%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (0.94%).

High Dividend: BOL's dividend (2.32%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (3.42%).

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%), 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 (64.8% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Ms Staffas (55 yo)





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 ($USD1.65M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Swedish market ($USD1.99M).

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 & CEO2.58yrskr13.65m0.0075%
SEK 6.2m
Håkan Gabrielsson
Chief Financial Officer4.75yrsno data0.0011%
SEK 926.0k
Göran Kördel
Chief Information Officer6.67yrsno datano data
Olof Grenmark
Director Investor Relations2.83yrsno datano data
Klas Nilsson
Director of Group Communications4.25yrsno datano data
Lars-Göran Björkqvist
Head of New Business Area Zinc Smelting Operations15.42yrsno datano data
Bjorn Stenecker
Chief Procurement Officer8.42yrsno datano data
Stefan Romedahl
President of Boliden Mines3yrsno data0.00058%
SEK 479.6k
Daniel Peltonen
President of Boliden Smelters2yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: BOL's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Pia Rudengren
Independent Director3.75yrskr805.00k0.00037%
SEK 305.9k
Tom Erixon
Independent Director8yrskr705.00kno data
Anders Ullberg
Independent Chairman of the Board16yrskr1.93mno data
Michael Low
Independent Director10.75yrskr630.00kno data
Marie Holmberg
Employee Representative Director13yrsno datano data
Helene Biström
Independent Director0.75yrno datano data
Perttu Louhiluto
Independent Director1.67yrskr580.00kno data
Elisabeth Nilsson
Independent Director6yrskr580.00k0.00037%
SEK 305.9k
Ola Holmström
Employee Representative Deputy Director4yrsno datano data
Kenneth Ståhl
Employee Representative Director7yrsno datano data
Gard Folkvord
Employee Representative Deputy Director3yrsno datano data
Cathrin Öderyd
Employee Representative Director3yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: BOL's board of directors are considered experienced (5 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

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: kr82.682b
  • 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
BOLSBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBSEKFeb 1998


Boliden AB (publ) engages in exploring, extracting, and processing base metals and precious metals. It operates in two segments, Business Area Mines and Business Area Smelters. The company explores for min...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/21 19:59
End of Day Share Price2021/01/21 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.