Wacker Chemie AG provides chemical products worldwide.
Fair value with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Wacker Chemie's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WKCM.F's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: WKCM.F underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned -30% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WKCM.F underperformed the US Market which returned -10.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Wacker Chemie's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Wacker Chemie 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: WKCM.F ($50.14) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($119.33)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WKCM.F is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WKCM.F is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Chemicals industry average.
PE vs Market: WKCM.F is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate WKCM.F's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WKCM.F is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (1.4x).
How is Wacker Chemie 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: WKCM.F is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: WKCM.F is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: WKCM.F's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: WKCM.F's revenue (2.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WKCM.F's revenue (2.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WKCM.F's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.6%).
How has Wacker Chemie performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WKCM.F is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: WKCM.F is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WKCM.F is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -21.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare WKCM.F's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: WKCM.F is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Chemicals industry (-7.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WKCM.F has a negative Return on Equity (-31.03%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Wacker Chemie's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WKCM.F's short term assets (€2.3B) exceed its short term liabilities (€752.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: WKCM.F's short term assets (€2.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities (€3.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WKCM.F's debt to equity ratio (55.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WKCM.F's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 80.8% to 55.3% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: WKCM.F has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: WKCM.F's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2.1x debt).
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: WKCM.F has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
Forecast Cash Runway: WKCM.F has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
What is Wacker Chemie's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WKCM.F's dividend (1.17%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.95%).
High Dividend: WKCM.F's dividend (1.17%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.4%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WKCM.F's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WKCM.F's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: WKCM.F is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WKCM.F's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (42.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Rudolf Staudigl (65yo)
Dr. Rudolf Staudigl serves as Deputy chairman of the Supervisory Board of Groz-Beckert U.K. Ltd. Dr. Staudigl has been a Member of Executive Board at Wacker Chemie AG since 1995 and as its President and Ch ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Rudolf's total compensation ($USD2.16M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.58M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Rudolf's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO, President & Member of Executive Board||11.83yrs||€1.96m||no data|
|CFO & Member of the Executive Board||4.25yrs||€1.82m||no data|
|Member of Executive Board||14.17yrs||€1.96m||no data|
|Member of Executive Board||4.25yrs||€1.62m||no data|
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Experienced Management: WKCM.F's management team is seasoned and experienced (8 years average tenure).
|Member of Supervisory Board||14.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Chairman of Supervisory Board||11.83yrs||no data||no data|
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|Employee Representative Member of Supervisory Board||17.17yrs||no data||no data|
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|Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Board||3.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||11.83yrs||no data||no data|
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|Employee Representative Member of Supervisory Board||8.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||6.83yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: WKCM.F's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.8 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.
Wacker Chemie AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Wacker Chemie AG
- Ticker: WKCM.F
- Exchange: OTCPK
- Founded: 1914
- Industry: Specialty Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: €2.125b
- Listing Market Cap: €2.345b
- Shares outstanding: 49.68m
- Website: https://www.wacker.com
Number of Employees
- Wacker Chemie AG
- Hanns-Seidel-Platz 4
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WCH||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Apr 2006|
|WKCM.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Apr 2006|
|WCH||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Apr 2006|
|0NR4||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||EUR||Apr 2006|
|WCHD||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Common Shares||GB||EUR||Apr 2006|
|WCH||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CH||CHF||Apr 2006|
|WCH||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||AT||EUR||Apr 2006|
|WCH||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Shares||IT||EUR||Apr 2006|
Wacker Chemie AG provides chemical products worldwide. It operates through four divisions: Wacker Silicones, Wacker Polymers, Wacker Biosolutions, and Wacker Polysilicon. The Wacker Silicones division offers silanes, siloxanes, silicone fluids, silicone emulsions, silicone elastomers, silicone resins, and pyrogenic silicas for use in construction, paint, and adhesive solutions. The Wacker Polymers division provides binders and polymeric additives, such as dispersible polymer powder and vinyl acetate-ethylene dispersions, which are used in construction, paper, adhesive, paint, coating, and basic chemical industries. The Wacker Biosolutions division offers customized biotech and catalog products for fine chemicals, such as pharmaceutical proteins, cyclodextrins, cysteine, polyvinyl acetate solid resins, and acetylacetone for pharmaceutical actives, food additives, and agrochemicals. The Wacker Polysilicon division produces hyperpure polysilicon for use in semiconductor and solar sectors. The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany. Wacker Chemie AG is a subsidiary of Dr. Alexander Wacker Familiengesellschaft mbH.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/03/31 03:14|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/30 00:00|
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