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u-Blox Holding's net profit rose 124% yoy to CHF 15.3 mil in 2021

By Helgi Analytics - August 26, 2022

u-Blox Holding made a net profit of CHF 15.3 mil with revenues of CHF 414 mil in 2021, up by 124% and up by 24.2%, ...

u-Blox Holding's price/earnings (P/E) rose 605% yoy to 31.9 in 2021

By Helgi Analytics - August 26, 2022

u-Blox Holding stock traded at CHF 70.5 per share at the end 2021 translating into a market capitalization of USD 535 mil. Since ...

u-Blox Holding's Net Debt/EBITDA rose 109% yoy to 0.135 in 2021

By Helgi Analytics - August 26, 2022

u-Blox Holding's net debt stood at CHF 8.89 mil and accounted for 2.94% of equity at the end of 2021. The ratio is down ...

Profit Statement 2019 2020 2021
Sales CHF mil 385 334 414
Gross Profit CHF mil 174 150 194
EBITDA CHF mil 52.6 -38.7 65.8
EBIT CHF mil 22.1 -64.8 25.9
Financing Cost CHF mil 2.54 2.68 2.79
Pre-Tax Profit CHF mil 14.2 -79.1 21.1
Net Profit CHF mil 13.1 -64.6 15.3
Dividends CHF mil 11.1 4.16 4.16
Balance Sheet 2019 2020 2021
Total Assets CHF mil 586 518 504
Non-Current Assets CHF mil 325 300 303
Current Assets CHF mil 260 218 201
Working Capital CHF mil 74.6 49.8 57.5
Shareholders' Equity CHF mil 352 283 302
Liabilities CHF mil 234 235 202
Total Debt CHF mil 142 154 92.6
Net Debt CHF mil 13.3 59.3 8.89
Ratios 2019 2020 2021
ROE % 3.73 -20.4 5.24
ROCE % 3.38 -17.2 4.32
Gross Margin % 45.3 45.1 46.7
EBITDA Margin % 13.7 -11.6 15.9
EBIT Margin % 5.73 -19.4 6.25
Net Margin % 3.39 -19.4 3.70
Net Debt/EBITDA 0.252 -1.53 0.135
Net Debt/Equity % 3.78 21.0 2.94
Cost of Financing % 1.95 1.81 2.26
Valuation 2019 2020 2021
Market Capitalisation USD mil 711 461 535
Enterprise Value (EV) USD mil 724 528 545
Number Of Shares mil 6.92 6.94 6.94
Share Price CHF 99.2 58.9 70.5
EV/EBITDA 13.4 -12.6 7.43
EV/Sales 1.84 1.46 1.18
Price/Earnings (P/E) 52.6 -6.32 31.9
Price/Book Value (P/BV) 1.95 1.44 1.62
Dividend Yield % 1.62 1.02 0.852

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overview Unit 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026
income statement                                
Sales CHF mil         338 360 404 393 385              
Gross Profit CHF mil         155 167 184 177 174              
EBIT CHF mil         51.3 59.0 65.1 48.3 22.1              
Net Profit CHF mil         37.1 46.2 51.3 38.5 13.1              
                                   
ROE % ...       16.1 17.3 17.0 11.5 3.73              
EBIT Margin %         15.2 16.4 16.1 12.3 5.73              
Net Margin %         11.0 12.8 12.7 9.78 3.39              
Employees         736 786 947 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
balance sheet                                
Total Assets CHF mil         387 425 525 553 586              
Non-Current Assets CHF mil         167 185 241 276 325              
Current Assets CHF mil         220 240 283 277 260              
                                   
Shareholders' Equity CHF mil         248 285 319 349 352              
Liabilities CHF mil         139 140 206 204 234              
Non-Current Liabilities CHF mil         83.1 81.0 147 149 173              
Current Liabilities CHF mil         55.4 59.1 58.9 55.5 61.4              
                                   
Net Debt/EBITDA         -0.853 -1.19 -0.613 -0.259 0.252              
Net Debt/Equity %         -26.1 -34.3 -16.8 -5.31 3.78              
Cost of Financing % ...       0.040 1.68 1.29 1.61 1.95              
cash flow                                
Total Cash From Operations CHF mil         75.0 92.8 59.7 35.1 75.1              
Total Cash From Investing CHF mil         -33.7 -46.0 -63.9 -64.0 -67.2              
Total Cash From Financing CHF mil         33.8 -9.52 27.2 -7.76 -15.1              
Net Change In Cash CHF mil         74.7 37.2 20.1 -33.3 -8.87              
valuation                                
Market Capitalisation USD mil ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,374 557 711              
Enterprise Value (EV) USD mil ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,319 538 724              
Number Of Shares mil ... ... ... ... ... ... 6.98 6.92 6.92              
Share Price CHF ... ... ... ... ... ... 192 79.0 99.2              
Price/Earnings (P/E) ... ... ... ... ... ... 26.1 14.2 52.6              
Price/Cash Earnings (P/CE) ... ... ... ... ... ... 22.1 11.4 25.5              
EV/EBITDA ... ... ... ... ... ... 15.1 7.36 13.4              
Price/Book Value (P/BV) ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.21 1.57 1.95              
Dividend Yield % ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.08 2.86 1.62              
income statement Unit 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026
income statement                                
Sales CHF mil         338 360 404 393 385              
Cost of Goods & Services CHF mil         183 193 220 216 211              
Gross Profit CHF mil         155 167 184 177 174              
Selling, General & Admin CHF mil         41.2 46.6 55.3 57.7 59.9     ... ... ... ... ...
Research & Development CHF mil         65.0 63.5 65.6 74.9 96.3     ... ... ... ... ...
Other Operating Expense CHF mil         0 0 0 0 0     ... ... ... ... ...
Staff Cost CHF mil         59.2 65.8 70.5 69.8 78.7     ... ... ... ... ...
Other Operating Cost (Income) CHF mil         2.47 2.03 1.92 3.82 3.73     ... ... ... ... ...
EBITDA CHF mil         76.0 81.8 87.2 71.6 52.6              
Depreciation CHF mil         8.03 8.29 9.27 9.30 13.9              
EBIT CHF mil         51.3 59.0 65.1 48.3 22.1              
Net Financing Cost CHF mil         -0.309 0.767 0.871 1.57 2.30              
Financing Cost CHF mil         0.016 0.995 1.15 1.92 2.54              
Financing Income CHF mil         0.325 0.228 0.280 0.348 0.242     ... ... ... ... ...
FX (Gain) Loss CHF mil         2.95 3.57 3.52 -4.79 0     ... ... ... ... ...
(Income) / Loss from Affiliates CHF mil         0 0 0.400 3.34 4.25     ... ... ... ... ...
Extraordinary Cost CHF mil         0 0 0 0 0     ... ... ... ... ...
Pre-Tax Profit CHF mil         47.6 61.7 64.7 48.1 14.2              
Tax CHF mil         10.5 15.5 13.4 9.62 1.31              
Minorities CHF mil         0 0 0 0 -0.149              
Net Profit CHF mil         37.1 46.2 51.3 38.5 13.1              
Net Profit Avail. to Common CHF mil         37.1 46.2 51.3 38.5 13.1              
Dividends CHF mil         12.8 14.4 14.3 15.6 11.1              
growth rates                                
Total Revenue Growth % ...       25.3 6.47 12.1 -2.59 -2.08              
Operating Cost Growth % ...       25.7 3.71 9.73 9.76 17.7     ... ... ... ... ...
Staff Cost Growth % ...       23.4 11.2 7.06 -0.959 12.7     ... ... ... ... ...
EBITDA Growth % ...       29.6 7.65 6.70 -17.9 -26.6              
EBIT Growth % ...       31.3 15.0 10.3 -25.8 -54.3              
Pre-Tax Profit Growth % ...       10.8 29.6 4.89 -25.7 -70.4              
Net Profit Growth % ...       7.85 24.5 11.0 -24.9 -66.1              
ratios                                
ROE % ...       16.1 17.3 17.0 11.5 3.73              
ROA % ...       10.8 11.4 10.8 7.14 2.29              
ROCE % ...       17.8 20.0 18.5 11.2 3.38              
Gross Margin %         45.8 46.4 45.6 45.0 45.3              
EBITDA Margin %         22.4 22.7 21.6 18.2 13.7              
EBIT Margin %         15.2 16.4 16.1 12.3 5.73              
Net Margin %         11.0 12.8 12.7 9.78 3.39              
Payout Ratio %         34.4 31.1 28.0 40.5 85.0              
Cost of Financing % ...       0.040 1.68 1.29 1.61 1.95              
Net Debt/EBITDA         -0.853 -1.19 -0.613 -0.259 0.252              
balance sheet Unit 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026
balance sheet                                
Cash & Cash Equivalents CHF mil         124 157 172 138 128              
Receivables CHF mil         43.8 39.8 50.4 60.8 48.5              
Inventories CHF mil         37.4 31.6 44.2 57.5 51.6              
Other ST Assets CHF mil         14.6 11.1 16.3 20.9 32.1              
Current Assets CHF mil         220 240 283 277 260              
Property, Plant & Equipment CHF mil         14.7 15.8 17.5 14.8 34.5              
LT Investments & Receivables CHF mil         0.678 1.07 1.14 1.06 1.07              
Intangible Assets CHF mil         145 166 212 249 275              
Goodwill CHF mil         56.7 54.1 57.6 55.2 56.0              
Non-Current Assets CHF mil         167 185 241 276 325              
Total Assets CHF mil         387 425 525 553 586              
                                   
Trade Payables CHF mil         24.2 19.4 20.3 21.6 25.4              
Short-Term Debt CHF mil         0 0 0 0 5.31              
Other ST Liabilities CHF mil         0 1.61 0.150 0 0              
Current Liabilities CHF mil         55.4 59.1 58.9 55.5 61.4              
Long-Term Debt CHF mil         59.3 59.4 119 119 136              
Other LT Liabilities CHF mil         23.8 21.6 28.1 29.5 36.6              
Non-Current Liabilities CHF mil         83.1 81.0 147 149 173              
Liabilities CHF mil         139 140 206 204 234              
Preferred Equity and Hybrid Capital CHF mil         0 0 0 0 0              
Share Capital CHF mil         90.1 80.5 72.8 72.7 126              
Treasury Stock CHF mil         0 0 24.4 32.0 32.0              
Equity Before Minority Interest CHF mil         248 285 319 349 351              
Minority Interest CHF mil         0 0 0 0 0.135              
Equity CHF mil         248 285 319 349 352              
growth rates                                
Total Asset Growth % ...       28.2 9.83 23.5 5.44 5.95              
Shareholders' Equity Growth % ...       16.7 14.7 11.9 9.53 0.780              
Net Debt Growth % ...       64.4 50.9 -45.2 -65.4 -172              
Total Debt Growth % ... ...   ... 196 0.219 100 0.212 18.8              
ratios                                
Total Debt CHF mil         59.3 59.4 119 119 142              
Net Debt CHF mil         -64.8 -97.7 -53.5 -18.5 13.3              
Working Capital CHF mil         57.0 51.9 74.3 96.7 74.6              
Capital Employed CHF mil         224 237 316 373 400              
Net Debt/Equity %         -26.1 -34.3 -16.8 -5.31 3.78              
Current Ratio         3.97 4.05 4.81 4.99 4.24              
Quick Ratio         3.03 3.33 3.78 3.58 2.88              
cash flow Unit 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026
cash flow                                
Net Profit CHF mil         37.1 46.2 51.3 38.5 13.1              
Depreciation CHF mil         8.03 8.29 9.27 9.30 13.9              
Non-Cash Items CHF mil         17.3 19.5 4.27 5.46 15.4              
Change in Working Capital CHF mil         -4.04 4.33 -18.0 -32.2 16.2              
Total Cash From Operations CHF mil         75.0 92.8 59.7 35.1 75.1              
                                   
Capital Expenditures CHF mil         -42.9 -49.5 -64.9 -61.4 -56.9              
Net Change in LT Investment CHF mil         9.58 3.50 5.13 1.47 0.981     ... ... ... ... ...
Net Cash From Acquisitions CHF mil         -0.361 0 -4.06 -4.11 -11.2     ... ... ... ... ...
Other Investing Activities CHF mil         0 0 0 0 0              
Total Cash From Investing CHF mil         -33.7 -46.0 -63.9 -64.0 -67.2              
                                   
Dividends Paid CHF mil         -10.7 -12.9 -14.5 -15.4 -11.1              
Issuance Of Shares CHF mil         5.28 3.38 -17.6 7.68 0.876              
Issuance Of Debt CHF mil         40.0 0 59.3 0 -4.91              
Other Financing Activities CHF mil         -0.806 0 0 0 0     ... ... ... ... ...
Total Cash From Financing CHF mil         33.8 -9.52 27.2 -7.76 -15.1              
                                   
Effect of FX Rates CHF mil         -0.343 -0.175 -2.93 3.40 -1.75     ... ... ... ... ...
Net Change In Cash CHF mil         74.7 37.2 20.1 -33.3 -8.87              
ratios                                
Days Sales Outstanding days         47.2 40.3 45.6 56.4 45.9              
Days Sales Of Inventory days         74.4 59.7 73.4 97.1 89.4              
Days Payable Outstanding days         48.2 36.7 33.7 36.4 44.1              
Cash Conversion Cycle days         73.4 63.3 85.3 117 91.2              
Cash Earnings CHF mil         45.1 54.5 60.5 47.8 26.9              
Free Cash Flow CHF mil         41.3 46.9 -4.16 -29.0 7.99              
Capital Expenditures (As % of Sales) %         12.7 13.7 16.1 15.6 14.8              
other ratios Unit 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026
                                 
Employees         736 786 947 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Cost Per Employee USD per month         6,751 6,953 6,230 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Cost Per Employee (Local Currency) CHF per month         6,704 6,981 6,203 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Operating Cost (As % of Sales) %         31.4 30.6 29.9 33.7 40.6     ... ... ... ... ...
Research & Development (As % of Sales) %         19.2 17.6 16.2 19.1 25.0     ... ... ... ... ...
Staff Cost (As % of Sales) %         17.5 18.3 17.5 17.8 20.4     ... ... ... ... ...
Effective Tax Rate %         22.1 25.1 20.8 20.0 9.18              
Total Revenue Growth (5-year average) % ... ... ... ... ... 23.6 18.5 12.3 7.36              
Total Revenue Growth (10-year average) % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...            
valuation Unit 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026
                                 
Market Capitalisation USD mil ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,374 557 711              
Enterprise Value (EV) USD mil ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,319 538 724              
Number Of Shares mil ... ... ... ... ... ... 6.98 6.92 6.92              
Share Price CHF ... ... ... ... ... ... 192 79.0 99.2              
EV/EBITDA ... ... ... ... ... ... 15.1 7.36 13.4              
Price/Earnings (P/E) ... ... ... ... ... ... 26.1 14.2 52.6              
Price/Cash Earnings (P/CE) ... ... ... ... ... ... 22.1 11.4 25.5              
P/FCF ... ... ... ... ... ... -322 -18.9 86.0              
Price/Book Value (P/BV) ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.21 1.57 1.95              
Dividend Yield % ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.08 2.86 1.62              
Free Cash Flow Yield % ... ... ... ... ... ... -0.304 -5.31 1.15              
Earnings Per Share (EPS) CHF ... ... ... ... ... ... 7.34 5.56 1.89              
Cash Earnings Per Share CHF ... ... ... ... ... ... 8.67 6.90 3.89              
Free Cash Flow Per Share CHF ... ... ... ... ... ... -0.596 -4.18 1.15              
Book Value Per Share CHF ... ... ... ... ... ... 45.6 50.4 50.8              
Dividend Per Share CHF ... ... ... ... ... ... 2.08 2.26 1.60              
EV/Sales ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.25 1.34 1.84              
EV/EBIT ... ... ... ... ... ... 20.2 10.9 32.1              
EV/Free Cash Flow ... ... ... ... ... ... -316 -18.2 88.6              
EV/Capital Employed ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.08 1.42 1.75              
Earnings Per Share Growth % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... -24.3 -66.1              
Cash Earnings Per Share Growth % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... -20.4 -43.6              
Book Value Per Share Growth % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10.4 0.769              

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u-Blox Holding's ROCE rose 125% yoy to 4.32% in 2021

By Helgi Analytics - August 26, 2022

u-Blox Holding made a net profit of CHF 15.3 mil in 2021, up 124% compared to the previous year. Historically, between 2011 and 2021, the company's net profit reached a high of CHF 51.3 mil in 2017 and a low of CHF -64.6 mil in 2020. The result implies a ...

u-Blox Holding's P/FCF rose 143% yoy to 9.19 in 2021

By Helgi Analytics - August 26, 2022

u-Blox Holding stock traded at CHF 70.5 per share at the end 2021 translating into a market capitalization of USD 535 mil. Since the end of 2016, the stock has appreciated by 0% representing an annual average growth of %. At the end of 2021, the firm tra...

u-Blox Holding's Share Price rose 19.7% yoy to CHF 70.5 in 2021

By Helgi Analytics - August 26, 2022

u-Blox Holding stock traded at CHF 70.5 per share at the end 2021 implying a market capitalization of USD 535 mil. Since the end of 2016, stock has appreciated by % implying an annual average growth of % In absolute terms, the value of the company rose ...

u-Blox Holding's Net Margin rose 119% yoy to 3.70% in 2021

By Helgi Analytics - August 26, 2022

u-Blox Holding made a net profit of CHF 15.3 mil with revenues of CHF 414 mil in 2021, up by 124% and up by 24.2%, respectively, compared to the previous year. This translates into a net margin of 3.70%. Historically, between 2011 and 2021, the firm...

u-Blox Holding's Capital Expenditures fell 0.892% yoy to CHF 43.1 mil in 2021

By Helgi Analytics - August 26, 2022

u-Blox Holding invested a total of CHF 43.1 mil in 2021, up 0.892% compared to the previous year. Historically, between 2011 - 2021, the company's investments stood at a high of CHF 64.9 mil in 2017 and a low of CHF 10.5 mil in 2011. ...

u-Blox Holding's employees rose 20.5% yoy to 947 in 2017

By Helgi Analytics - August 26, 2022

u-Blox Holding employed 947 employees in 2017, up 20.5% compared to the previous year. Historically, between 2011 and 2017, the firm's workforce hit a high of 947 employees in 2017 and a low of 229 employees in 2011. Average personnel cost stood at U...

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Finance

u-Blox Holding has been growing its sales by 11.3% a year on average in the last 5 years. EBITDA has grown on average by 14.7% a year during that time to total of CHF 131 mil in 2026, or 18.4% of sales. That’s compared to 17.5% average margin seen in last five years.

The company netted CHF 65.1 mil in 2026 implying ROE of 13.8% and ROCE of 15.4%. Again, the average figures were 11.8% and 11.7%, respectively when looking at the previous 5 years.

u-Blox Holding’s net debt amounted to CHF 57.8 mil at the end of 2026, or 11.7% of equity. When compared to EBITDA, net debt was 0.443x, up when compared to average of 0.335x seen in the last 5 years.

Valuation

u-Blox Holding stock traded at CHF 134 per share at the end of 2026 resulting in a market capitalization of USD 1,017 mil. Over the previous five years, stock price grew by 89.90000000000001% or 13.7% a year on average. The closing price put stock at a 12-month trailing EV/EBITDA of 7.56x and price to earnings (PE) of 14.3x as of 2026.

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