Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Atlas Copco AB, through its subsidiaries, provides productivity solutions worldwide.



Outstanding track record with excellent balance sheet and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Machinery


US Market

1 Year Return




US Machinery


US Market

Return vs Industry: ATLC.Y exceeded the US Machinery industry which returned 2.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ATLC.Y exceeded the US Market which returned 6.7% over the past year.

Share holder returns

7 Day3.1%3.2%1.0%
30 Day-7.7%-3.5%-1.8%
90 Day-1.6%-4.6%-1.8%
1 Year16.4%15.3%4.5%2.3%9.1%6.7%
3 Year46.0%2.9%46.3%36.8%46.1%36.6%
5 Year60.0%7.3%60.6%41.3%66.9%48.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Atlas Copco undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Undervalued: ATLC.Y ($26.91) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($20.42)

Significantly Undervalued: ATLC.Y is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price Based on Earnings

PE vs Industry: ATLC.Y is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.6x) compared to the Machinery industry average (19.7x).

PE vs Market: ATLC.Y is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.6x) compared to the US market (17.5x).

Price Based on Expected Growth

Low PEG Ratio: ATLC.Y is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.4x)

Price Based on Value of Assets

PB vs Industry: ATLC.Y is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (8.2x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (2.2x).

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Future Growth

How is Atlas Copco expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 21 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates

Future Annual Growth Analysis

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ATLC.Y's forecast earnings growth (4.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2.7%).

Earnings vs Market: ATLC.Y's earnings (4.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.5% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: ATLC.Y's revenue (3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ATLC.Y's revenue (3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Estimates

Future Return on Equity

High Future ROE: ATLC.Y's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (31.2%)

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Past Performance

How has Atlas Copco performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ATLC.Y's earnings have grown by 6.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ATLC.Y's earnings growth over the past year (23.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (6.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: ATLC.Y earnings growth over the past year (23.3%) exceeded the Machinery industry 18.7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: ATLC.Y's Return on Equity (38.2%) is considered high.

Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: ATLC.Y has a higher Return on Assets than the Machinery industry average last year.

Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: ATLC.Y has improved its Return on Capital Employed over the past 3 years.

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Financial Health

How is Atlas Copco's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ATLC.Y's short term assets (SEK53.8B) exceeds its short term liabilities (SEK35.6B)

Long Term Liabilities: ATLC.Y's short term assets (53.8B) exceeds its long term liabilities (22.7B)

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ATLC.Y's debt to equity ratio (44%) is considered high

Reducing Debt: ATLC.Y's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 63.6% to 44% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ATLC.Y's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (79.1%).

Interest Coverage: ATLC.Y's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (73.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: ATLC.Y has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: ATLC.Y's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2.762510x debt).

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


Expected Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Notable Dividend: ATLC.Y's dividend (2.1%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.46%).

High Dividend: ATLC.Y's dividend (2.1%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.77%).

Stable Dividend: ATLC.Y's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (45.3%), ATLC.Y's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: ATLC.Y's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (49.8% payout ratio).

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What is the CEO of Atlas Copco's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?


Average management tenure


Mats Rahmström (54yo)





Mr. Mats Rahmström has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Atlas Copco AB since April 27, 2017. Mr. Rahmström served as Senior Executive Vice President and Business Area President for Industr ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Mats's total compensation ($USD1.74M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.20M).

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

Management Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: ATLC.Y's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).

Board Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: ATLC.Y's board of directors are considered experienced (6.5 years average tenure).

Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Management Team

  • Hans Meyer (64yo)

    CFO and Senior VP of Controlling & Finance

    • Tenure: 20.8yrs
  • Geert Follens (60yo)

    Senior EVP & Business Area President of Vacuum Technique

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
  • Gisela Lindstrand (57yo)

    Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Governmental Affairs

    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
  • Mats Rahmström (54yo)


    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
    • Compensation: kr17.02m
  • Håkan Osvald (65yo)

    Senior VP

    • Tenure: 7.8yrs
  • Mats Högberg

    Chief Information officer & VP

    • Tenure: 15.2yrs
  • Joeri Ooms

    President of Industrial Air

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Ben Van Hove

    President of Medical Air Solutions

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Daniel Althoff

    Vice President of Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Cecilia Sandberg (51yo)

    Senior Vice President of Human Resources

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs

Board Members

  • Anders Ullberg (73yo)


    • Tenure: 16.8yrs
    • Compensation: kr844.00k
  • Hans Stråberg (62yo)

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 5.5yrs
    • Compensation: kr2.99m
  • Johan Forssell (48yo)


    • Tenure: 11.5yrs
    • Compensation: kr893.00k
  • Gunilla Kristina Berg (59yo)


    • Tenure: 3.5yrs
    • Compensation: kr878.00k
  • Mikael Bergstedt (59yo)

    Union Representative Director

    • Tenure: 15.8yrs
  • Staffan Bohman (70yo)


    • Tenure: 16.8yrs
    • Compensation: kr1.16m
  • Peter Wallenberg (60yo)


    • Tenure: 7.5yrs
    • Compensation: kr774.00k
  • Tina Donikowski (60yo)


    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
    • Compensation: kr695.00k
  • Mats Rahmström (54yo)


    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
    • Compensation: kr17.02m
  • Sabine Neuß (51yo)


    • Tenure: 3.5yrs
    • Compensation: kr690.00k

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: Atlas Copco AB
  • Ticker: ATLC.Y
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1873
  • Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: kr350.530b
  • Listing Market Cap: kr35.815b
  • Shares outstanding: 1.21b
  • Website: https://www.atlascopcogroup.com/en/

Number of Employees


  • Atlas Copco AB
  • Sickla Industriväg 19
  • Nacka
  • Stockholm County
  • Sweden


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
0XXTLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesSeries A SharesGBSEKJan 1980
ATLK.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesSeries A SharesUSUSDJan 1980
ATCO AOM (OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm)YesSeries A SharesSESEKJan 1980
ACO2DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesSeries A SharesDEEURJan 1980
ATCOASBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesSeries A SharesGBSEKJan 1980
ATCOASBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesSeries A SharesGBSEKJan 1980
ACOF NBMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesSeries A SharesMXMXNJan 1980
ATTL.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)Series B SharesUSUSDFeb 1992
ATCOBSBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')Series B SharesGBSEKFeb 1992
ACOGDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)Series B SharesDEEURFeb 1992
ATCO BOM (OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm)Series B SharesSESEKFeb 1992
ATCOBSBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')Series B SharesGBSEKFeb 1992
ACO1BST (Boerse-Stuttgart)Series B SharesDEEURFeb 1992
0XXVLSE (London Stock Exchange)Series B SharesGBSEKFeb 1992
ATCO BOM (OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm)SER'B'NPV (POST SPLIT)SESEKMay 2015


Atlas Copco AB, through its subsidiaries, provides productivity solutions worldwide. It offers piston compressors, oil-free tooth and scroll compressors, rotary screw compressors, oil-free blowers, oil-fre ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

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DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/14 01:38
End of Day Share Price2019/10/11 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

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.


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