Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells chocolate products worldwide.
No risks detected for COCX.F from our risk checks.
Adequate balance sheet with proven track record and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: COCX.F has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how COCX.F performed against the US Food industry.
Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how COCX.F performed against the US Market.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli 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: COCX.F ($82830.88) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($53690.22)
Significantly Below Fair Value: COCX.F is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: COCX.F is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.6x) compared to the Food industry average (25.4x).
PE vs Market: COCX.F is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.6x) compared to the US market (18.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: COCX.F is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: COCX.F is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.8x) compared to the US Food industry average (2.1x).
How is Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: COCX.F's forecast earnings growth (8.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2.7%).
Earnings vs Market: COCX.F's earnings (8.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: COCX.F's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: COCX.F's revenue (5.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: COCX.F's revenue (5.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: COCX.F's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.9%).
How has Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: COCX.F has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: COCX.F's current net profit margins (11%) are higher than last year (10.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: COCX.F's earnings have grown by 8.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: COCX.F's earnings growth over the past year (5.8%) is below its 5-year average (8.7% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: COCX.F earnings growth over the past year (5.8%) exceeded the Food industry -12.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: COCX.F's Return on Equity (11.9%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: COCX.F's short term assets (CHF2.2B) exceed its short term liabilities (CHF837.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: COCX.F's short term assets (CHF2.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities (CHF2.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: COCX.F's debt to equity ratio (24.5%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: COCX.F's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.5% to 24.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: COCX.F's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (71%).
Interest Coverage: COCX.F's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (25x coverage).
Inventory Level: COCX.F has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: COCX.F's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2.2x debt).
What is Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: COCX.F's dividend (1.21%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.4%).
High Dividend: COCX.F's dividend (1.21%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.66%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: COCX.F's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: COCX.F's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (49%), COCX.F's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: COCX.F's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (49.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Dieter Weisskopf 0
Dr. Dieter Weisskopf, Ph.D. has been the Chief Executive Officer of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since October 1, 2016 and serves as its Chairman of Group Management. Dr. Weisskopf served as the ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Dieter's total compensation ($USD3.83M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.76M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Dieter's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors||25.8yrs||CHF4.02m||1.8% CHF337.1m|
|CEO & Chairman of Group Management||3.1yrs||CHF3.81m||0.10% CHF19.6m|
|Group CFO||2.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Member of the Group Management||5.8yrs||no data||0.0064% CHF1.2m|
|Member of Group Management||2.8yrs||no data||0.0051% CHF950.8k|
|Member of Group Management||2.8yrs||no data||0.019% CHF3.5m|
|Member of Group Management & Group Operations Officer||0yrs||no data||0.00085% CHF158.8k|
|Head of U.S. Operations||3.6yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Executive Officer of Lindt Canada||24.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Executive Officer of Lindt Australia||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: COCX.F's management team is considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).
|Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors||25.8yrs||CHF4.02m||1.8% CHF337.1m|
|Non-Executive Director||23.6yrs||CHF188.00k||0.43% CHF80.5m|
|Non-Executive Director||3.6yrs||CHF159.00k||no data|
|Non-Executive Director||31.8yrs||CHF159.00k||0.46% CHF86.5m|
|Non-Executive Director||10.8yrs||CHF157.00k||0.0025% CHF474.5k|
|Non-Executive Director||1.5yrs||no data||0.0047% CHF872.4k|
Experienced Board: COCX.F's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 17.2 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG
- Ticker: COCX.F
- Exchange: OTCPK
- Founded: 1845
- Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Market Cap: CHF18.619b
- Listing Market Cap: CHF18.681b
- Shares outstanding: 235.76k
- Website: https://www.lindt-spruengli.com
Number of Employees
- Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG
- Seestrasse 204
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|LSPP||MUN (Boerse Muenchen)||Participation Certificates||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|LISP||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Participation Certificates||CH||CHF||Jan 1992|
|LISN||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Registered Shares||CH||CHF||Jan 1992|
|LDSV.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Participation Certificates||US||USD||Jan 1992|
|LSPP||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Participation Certificates||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|LSPN||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Registered Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|COCX.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Registered Shares||US||USD||Jan 1992|
|LSPP||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Participation Certificates||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|0QP1||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Participation Certificates||GB||CHF||Jan 1992|
|0QKN||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Registered Shares||GB||CHF||Jan 1992|
|LISP N||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Participation Certificates||MX||MXN||Jan 1992|
Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells chocolate products worldwide. The company sells its products under the Lindt, Ghirardelli, Russell Stover, Whitman’s, Pangburn’s, Caffarel, Hofbauer, and Küfferle brand names. It serves customers through a network of distributors, as well as in approximately 400 own shops. Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG was founded in 1845 and is headquartered in Kilchberg, Switzerland.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2019/11/10 23:58|
|End of Day Share Price||2019/08/13 00:00|
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