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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           360 404 393 385 334            
Gross Profit CHF mil           167 184 177 174 150            
EBIT CHF mil           59.0 65.1 48.3 22.1 -64.8            
Net Profit CHF mil           46.2 51.3 38.5 13.1 -64.6            
                                   
ROE % ...         17.3 17.0 11.5 3.73 -20.4            
EBIT Margin %           16.4 16.1 12.3 5.73 -19.4            
Net Margin %           12.8 12.7 9.78 3.39 -19.4            
Employees           786 947 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
balance sheet                                
Total Assets CHF mil           425 525 553 586 518            
Non-Current Assets CHF mil           185 241 276 325 300            
Current Assets CHF mil           240 283 277 260 218            
                                   
Shareholders' Equity CHF mil           285 319 349 352 283            
Liabilities CHF mil           140 206 204 234 235            
Non-Current Liabilities CHF mil           81.0 147 149 173 123            
Current Liabilities CHF mil           59.1 58.9 55.5 61.4 112            
                                   
Net Debt/EBITDA           -1.19 -0.613 -0.259 0.252 -1.53            
Net Debt/Equity %           -34.3 -16.8 -5.31 3.78 21.0            
Cost of Financing % ...         1.68 1.29 1.61 1.95 1.81            
cash flow                                
Total Cash From Operations CHF mil           92.8 59.7 35.1 75.1 37.1            
Total Cash From Investing CHF mil           -46.0 -63.9 -64.0 -67.2 -56.2            
Total Cash From Financing CHF mil           -9.52 27.2 -7.76 -15.1 -8.60            
Net Change In Cash CHF mil           37.2 20.1 -33.3 -8.87 -33.6            
valuation                                
Market Capitalisation USD mil ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,374 557 711 461            
Enterprise Value (EV) USD mil ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,319 538 724 528            
Number Of Shares mil ... ... ... ... ... ... 6.98 6.92 6.92 6.94            
Share Price CHF ... ... ... ... ... ... 192 79.0 99.2 58.9            
Price/Earnings (P/E) ... ... ... ... ... ... 26.1 14.2 52.6 -6.32            
Price/Cash Earnings (P/CE) ... ... ... ... ... ... 22.1 11.4 25.5 -7.79            
EV/EBITDA ... ... ... ... ... ... 15.1 7.36 13.4 -12.6            
Price/Book Value (P/BV) ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.21 1.57 1.95 1.44            
Dividend Yield % ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.08 2.86 1.62 1.02            
income statement Unit 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026
income statement                                
Sales CHF mil           360 404 393 385 334            
Cost of Goods & Services CHF mil           193 220 216 211 183            
Gross Profit CHF mil           167 184 177 174 150            
Selling, General & Admin CHF mil           46.6 55.3 57.7 59.9 56.6   ... ... ... ... ...
Research & Development CHF mil           63.5 65.6 74.9 96.3 160   ... ... ... ... ...
Other Operating Expense CHF mil           0 0 0 0 0   ... ... ... ... ...
Staff Cost CHF mil           65.8 70.5 69.8 78.7 90.8   ... ... ... ... ...
Other Operating Cost (Income) CHF mil           2.03 1.92 3.82 3.73 1.67   ... ... ... ... ...
EBITDA CHF mil           81.8 87.2 71.6 52.6 -38.7            
Depreciation CHF mil           8.29 9.27 9.30 13.9 12.2            
EBIT CHF mil           59.0 65.1 48.3 22.1 -64.8            
Net Financing Cost CHF mil           0.767 0.871 1.57 2.30 2.59            
Financing Cost CHF mil           0.995 1.15 1.92 2.54 2.68            
Financing Income CHF mil           0.228 0.280 0.348 0.242 0.088   ... ... ... ... ...
FX (Gain) Loss CHF mil           3.57 3.52 -4.79 0 0   ... ... ... ... ...
(Income) / Loss from Affiliates CHF mil           0 0.400 3.34 4.25 4.16   ... ... ... ... ...
Extraordinary Cost CHF mil           0 0 0 0 0   ... ... ... ... ...
Pre-Tax Profit CHF mil           61.7 64.7 48.1 14.2 -79.1            
Tax CHF mil           15.5 13.4 9.62 1.31 -14.2            
Minorities CHF mil           0 0 0 -0.149 -0.238            
Net Profit CHF mil           46.2 51.3 38.5 13.1 -64.6            
Net Profit Avail. to Common CHF mil           46.2 51.3 38.5 13.1 -64.6            
Dividends CHF mil           14.4 14.3 15.6 11.1 4.16            
growth rates                                
Total Revenue Growth % ...         6.47 12.1 -2.59 -2.08 -13.4            
Operating Cost Growth % ...         3.71 9.73 9.76 17.7 38.9   ... ... ... ... ...
Staff Cost Growth % ...         11.2 7.06 -0.959 12.7 15.4   ... ... ... ... ...
EBITDA Growth % ...         7.65 6.70 -17.9 -26.6 -174            
EBIT Growth % ...         15.0 10.3 -25.8 -54.3 -394            
Pre-Tax Profit Growth % ...         29.6 4.89 -25.7 -70.4 -656            
Net Profit Growth % ...         24.5 11.0 -24.9 -66.1 -595            
ratios                                
ROE % ...         17.3 17.0 11.5 3.73 -20.4            
ROA % ...         11.4 10.8 7.14 2.29 -11.7            
ROCE % ...         20.0 18.5 11.2 3.38 -17.2            
Gross Margin %           46.4 45.6 45.0 45.3 45.1            
EBITDA Margin %           22.7 21.6 18.2 13.7 -11.6            
EBIT Margin %           16.4 16.1 12.3 5.73 -19.4            
Net Margin %           12.8 12.7 9.78 3.39 -19.4            
Payout Ratio %           31.1 28.0 40.5 85.0 -6.44            
Cost of Financing % ...         1.68 1.29 1.61 1.95 1.81            
Net Debt/EBITDA           -1.19 -0.613 -0.259 0.252 -1.53            
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           157 172 138 128 94.4            
Receivables CHF mil           39.8 50.4 60.8 48.5 34.0            
Inventories CHF mil           31.6 44.2 57.5 51.6 33.6            
Other ST Assets CHF mil           11.1 16.3 20.9 32.1 56.1            
Current Assets CHF mil           240 283 277 260 218            
Property, Plant & Equipment CHF mil           15.8 17.5 14.8 34.5 42.5            
LT Investments & Receivables CHF mil           1.07 1.14 1.06 1.07 1.19            
Intangible Assets CHF mil           166 212 249 275 237            
Goodwill CHF mil           54.1 57.6 55.2 56.0 59.9            
Non-Current Assets CHF mil           185 241 276 325 300            
Total Assets CHF mil           425 525 553 586 518            
                                   
Trade Payables CHF mil           19.4 20.3 21.6 25.4 17.8            
Short-Term Debt CHF mil           0 0 0 5.31 64.7            
Other ST Liabilities CHF mil           1.61 0.150 0 0 0            
Current Liabilities CHF mil           59.1 58.9 55.5 61.4 112            
Long-Term Debt CHF mil           59.4 119 119 136 89.0            
Other LT Liabilities CHF mil           21.6 28.1 29.5 36.6 34.1            
Non-Current Liabilities CHF mil           81.0 147 149 173 123            
Liabilities CHF mil           140 206 204 234 235            
Preferred Equity and Hybrid Capital CHF mil           0 0 0 0 0            
Share Capital CHF mil           80.5 72.8 72.7 126 122            
Treasury Stock CHF mil           0 24.4 32.0 32.0 31.9            
Equity Before Minority Interest CHF mil           285 319 349 351 283            
Minority Interest CHF mil           0 0 0 0.135 0.140            
Equity CHF mil           285 319 349 352 283            
growth rates                                
Total Asset Growth % ...         9.83 23.5 5.44 5.95 -11.6            
Shareholders' Equity Growth % ...         14.7 11.9 9.53 0.780 -19.6            
Net Debt Growth % ...         50.9 -45.2 -65.4 -172 347            
Total Debt Growth % ... ...   ...   0.219 100 0.212 18.8 8.52            
ratios                                
Total Debt CHF mil           59.4 119 119 142 154            
Net Debt CHF mil           -97.7 -53.5 -18.5 13.3 59.3            
Working Capital CHF mil           51.9 74.3 96.7 74.6 49.8            
Capital Employed CHF mil           237 316 373 400 350            
Net Debt/Equity %           -34.3 -16.8 -5.31 3.78 21.0            
Current Ratio           4.05 4.81 4.99 4.24 1.94            
Quick Ratio           3.33 3.78 3.58 2.88 1.14            
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           46.2 51.3 38.5 13.1 -64.6            
Depreciation CHF mil           8.29 9.27 9.30 13.9 12.2            
Non-Cash Items CHF mil           19.5 4.27 5.46 15.4 72.2            
Change in Working Capital CHF mil           4.33 -18.0 -32.2 16.2 3.37            
Total Cash From Operations CHF mil           92.8 59.7 35.1 75.1 37.1            
                                   
Capital Expenditures CHF mil           -49.5 -64.9 -61.4 -56.9 -42.7            
Net Change in LT Investment CHF mil           3.50 5.13 1.47 0.981 0.015   ... ... ... ... ...
Net Cash From Acquisitions CHF mil           0 -4.06 -4.11 -11.2 -13.5   ... ... ... ... ...
Other Investing Activities CHF mil           0 0 0 0 0            
Total Cash From Investing CHF mil           -46.0 -63.9 -64.0 -67.2 -56.2            
                                   
Dividends Paid CHF mil           -12.9 -14.5 -15.4 -11.1 0            
Issuance Of Shares CHF mil           3.38 -17.6 7.68 0.876 0.107            
Issuance Of Debt CHF mil           0 59.3 0 -4.91 -5.48            
Other Financing Activities CHF mil           0 0 0 0 -3.22   ... ... ... ... ...
Total Cash From Financing CHF mil           -9.52 27.2 -7.76 -15.1 -8.60            
                                   
Effect of FX Rates CHF mil           -0.175 -2.93 3.40 -1.75 -5.80   ... ... ... ... ...
Net Change In Cash CHF mil           37.2 20.1 -33.3 -8.87 -33.6            
ratios                                
Days Sales Outstanding days           40.3 45.6 56.4 45.9 37.2            
Days Sales Of Inventory days           59.7 73.4 97.1 89.4 66.9            
Days Payable Outstanding days           36.7 33.7 36.4 44.1 35.4            
Cash Conversion Cycle days           63.3 85.3 117 91.2 68.7            
Cash Earnings CHF mil           54.5 60.5 47.8 26.9 -52.4            
Free Cash Flow CHF mil           46.9 -4.16 -29.0 7.99 -19.2            
Capital Expenditures (As % of Sales) %           13.7 16.1 15.6 14.8 12.8            
other ratios Unit 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026
                                 
Employees           786 947 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Cost Per Employee USD per month           6,953 6,230 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Cost Per Employee (Local Currency) CHF per month           6,981 6,203 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Operating Cost (As % of Sales) %           30.6 29.9 33.7 40.6 65.0   ... ... ... ... ...
Research & Development (As % of Sales) %           17.6 16.2 19.1 25.0 48.1   ... ... ... ... ...
Staff Cost (As % of Sales) %           18.3 17.5 17.8 20.4 27.2   ... ... ... ... ...
Effective Tax Rate %           25.1 20.8 20.0 9.18 17.9            
Total Revenue Growth (5-year average) % ... ... ... ... ... 23.6 18.5 12.3 7.36 -0.287            
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 ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,374 557 711 461            
Enterprise Value (EV) USD mil ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,319 538 724 528            
Number Of Shares mil ... ... ... ... ... ... 6.98 6.92 6.92 6.94            
Share Price CHF ... ... ... ... ... ... 192 79.0 99.2 58.9            
EV/EBITDA ... ... ... ... ... ... 15.1 7.36 13.4 -12.6            
Price/Earnings (P/E) ... ... ... ... ... ... 26.1 14.2 52.6 -6.32            
Price/Cash Earnings (P/CE) ... ... ... ... ... ... 22.1 11.4 25.5 -7.79            
P/FCF ... ... ... ... ... ... -322 -18.9 86.0 -21.3            
Price/Book Value (P/BV) ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.21 1.57 1.95 1.44            
Dividend Yield % ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.08 2.86 1.62 1.02            
Free Cash Flow Yield % ... ... ... ... ... ... -0.304 -5.31 1.15 -4.49            
Earnings Per Share (EPS) CHF ... ... ... ... ... ... 7.34 5.56 1.89 -9.32            
Cash Earnings Per Share CHF ... ... ... ... ... ... 8.67 6.90 3.89 -7.55            
Free Cash Flow Per Share CHF ... ... ... ... ... ... -0.596 -4.18 1.15 -2.76            
Book Value Per Share CHF ... ... ... ... ... ... 45.6 50.4 50.8 40.8            
Dividend Per Share CHF ... ... ... ... ... ... 2.08 2.26 1.60 0.600            
EV/Sales ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.25 1.34 1.84 1.46            
EV/EBIT ... ... ... ... ... ... 20.2 10.9 32.1 -7.54            
EV/Free Cash Flow ... ... ... ... ... ... -316 -18.2 88.6 -25.5            
EV/Capital Employed ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.08 1.42 1.75 1.34            
Earnings Per Share Growth % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... -24.3 -66.1 -594            
Cash Earnings Per Share Growth % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... -20.4 -43.6 -294            
Book Value Per Share Growth % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10.4 0.769 -19.7            

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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 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 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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