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Castle Private Equity

DB:CLQN
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet unattractive dividend payer.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
CLQN
DB
CHF150M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Diversified Financials
Company description

Castle Private Equity AG is an evergreen fund. The last earnings update was 36 days ago. More info.


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  • Castle Private Equity is a fund or ETF! Currently our data availability for these is poor, we only recommend using them as part of a portfolio.
CLQN Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0%
DB:CLQN
-1%
DE Capital Markets
-0.6%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
-10.1%
DB:CLQN
-5%
DE Capital Markets
-5.5%
DE Market
CLQN Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Castle Private Equity (CLQN) 0% 0% -0.4% -10.1% -9% 13.2%
DE Capital Markets -1% 6.7% 7.4% -5% 15.5% -38%
DE Market -0.6% 4.9% 0.9% -5.5% 7.9% 14.2%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • CLQN underperformed the Capital Markets industry which returned -5% over the past year.
  • CLQN underperformed the Market in Germany which returned -5.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility
CLQN
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

CLQN Value

 Is Castle Private Equity undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Castle Private Equity to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Castle Private Equity.

DB:CLQN Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model Excess Returns Model
Stable EPS Median Return on Equity from the past 5 years.
= Stable Book Value * Return on Equity
= $17.77 * 5.4%
$0.97
Book Value of Equity per Share Median Book Value from the past 5 years. $17.77
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 6.6%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year DE Government Bond Rate 0.2%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for DB:CLQN
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year DE Govt Bond Rate 0.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Capital Markets Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.69
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.693 (1 + (1- 18%) (0%))
1.077
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.08
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 0.23% + (1.077 * 5.96%)
6.65%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for DB:CLQN using Excess Returns Model Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Castle Private Equity is arrived at using the Excess Return Model. This approach is used for finance firms where free cash flow is difficult to estimate.

In the Excess Return Model the value of a firm can be written as the sum of capital invested currently in the firm and the present value of excess returns that the firm expects to make in the future.

The model is sensitive to the Return on Equity of the company versus the Cost of Equity, how these are calculated is detailed below the main calculation.

Note the calculations below are per share.

See our documentation to learn about this calculation.

DB:CLQN Value of Excess Returns
Calculation Result
Excess Returns = (Stable Return on equity – Cost of equity) (Book Value of Equity per share)
= (5.4% – 6.65%) * $17.77)
$-0.21
Terminal Value of Excess Returns = Excess Returns / (Cost of Equity - Expected Growth Rate)
= $-0.21 / (6.65% - 0.23%)
$-3.35
Value of Equity = Book Value per share + Terminal Value of Excess Returns
= $17.77 + $-3.35
$14.42
DB:CLQN Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Exchange Rate USD/CHF
(Reporting currency to currency of SWX:CPEN)
0.99
Value per Share
(CHF)
= Value per Share in USD x Exchange Rate (USD/CHF)
= $14.42 x 0.99
CHF14.28
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in DB:CLQN represents 0.91459x of SWX:CPEN
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
0.91459x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, EUR)
= Value per Share (CHF) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= CHF 14.28 x 0.91459
€13.06
Value per share (EUR) From above. €13.06
Current discount Discount to share price of €12.85
= -1 x (€12.85 - €13.06) / €13.06
1.6%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Castle Private Equity is available for.
Intrinsic value
2%
Share price is €12.85 vs Future cash flow value of €13.06
Current Discount Checks
For Castle Private Equity to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Castle Private Equity's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a moderate discount (< 20%).
  • Castle Private Equity's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Castle Private Equity's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Castle Private Equity's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:CLQN PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-06-30) in USD $0.09
SWX:CPEN Share Price ** SWX (2019-06-28) in CHF CHF14.05
SWX:CPEN Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (CHF/ USD) 1.01 $14.19
Germany Capital Markets Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 17 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 25.86x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 423 Publicly-Listed Companies 20.29x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Castle Private Equity.

DB:CLQN PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= SWX:CPEN Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 14.19 ÷ 0.09

163.5x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Castle Private Equity is overvalued based on earnings compared to the DE Capital Markets industry average.
  • Castle Private Equity is overvalued based on earnings compared to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Castle Private Equity's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:CLQN PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 163.5x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
Germany Capital Markets Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 6 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 2.64x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 266 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.42x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Castle Private Equity, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Castle Private Equity's assets?
Raw Data
DB:CLQN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-06-30) in USD $14.86
SWX:CPEN Share Price * SWX (2019-06-28) in CHF CHF14.05
SWX:CPEN Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (CHF/ USD) 1.01 $14.19
Germany Capital Markets Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 35 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 1.98x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 596 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.72x
DB:CLQN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= SWX:CPEN Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 14.19 ÷ 14.86

0.95x

* Primary Listing of Castle Private Equity.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Castle Private Equity is good value based on assets compared to the DE Capital Markets industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Castle Private Equity's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Capital Markets industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Capital Markets industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Castle Private Equity has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CLQN Future Performance

 How is Castle Private Equity expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Castle Private Equity has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

Show me the analysis anyway

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
43.2%
Expected Capital Markets industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Castle Private Equity expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Castle Private Equity's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Castle Private Equity's earnings growth to the Germany market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Castle Private Equity's revenue growth to the Germany market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:CLQN Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
Germany Capital Markets Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 43.2%
Germany Capital Markets Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.1%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.8%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.2%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
DB:CLQN Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:CLQN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-06-30 6 46 1
2019-03-31 11 55 4
2018-12-31 16 64 7
2018-09-30 26 82 16
2018-06-30 35 101 26
2018-03-31 43 123 32
2017-12-31 51 145 38
2017-09-30 51 142 38
2017-06-30 51 140 38
2017-03-31 42 120 31
2016-12-31 32 100 24
2016-09-30 30 98 20

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Castle Private Equity is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Castle Private Equity is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
DB:CLQN Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Castle Private Equity Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:CLQN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-06-30 0.09
2019-03-31 0.23
2018-12-31 0.37
2018-09-30 0.79
2018-06-30 1.14
2018-03-31 1.32
2017-12-31 1.48
2017-09-30 1.44
2017-06-30 1.40
2017-03-31 1.12
2016-12-31 0.85
2016-09-30 0.66

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Castle Private Equity will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Castle Private Equity's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Germany market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Germany market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Castle Private Equity has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CLQN Past Performance

  How has Castle Private Equity performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Castle Private Equity's growth in the last year to its industry (Capital Markets).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Castle Private Equity's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years and the most recent earnings are below average.
  • Castle Private Equity's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Castle Private Equity's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the DE Capital Markets industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Castle Private Equity's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Castle Private Equity Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:CLQN Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-06-30 6.02 1.50 3.22
2019-03-31 10.98 4.13 3.07
2018-12-31 15.94 6.77 2.92
2018-09-30 25.64 16.21 3.00
2018-06-30 35.33 25.66 3.09
2018-03-31 43.36 31.80 6.43
2017-12-31 51.38 37.94 9.76
2017-09-30 51.26 37.78 10.07
2017-06-30 51.13 37.62 10.38
2017-03-31 41.51 30.92 7.55
2016-12-31 31.90 24.23 4.72
2016-09-30 29.76 19.56 6.99
2016-06-30 27.63 14.89 9.27
2016-03-31 52.26 35.29 12.91
2015-12-31 50.33 35.32 12.98
2015-09-30 39.53 22.41 16.17
2015-06-30 34.32 17.38 16.48
2015-03-31 29.48 12.13 16.36
2014-12-31 54.88 32.82 18.87
2014-09-30 87.34 68.74 13.40
2014-06-30 111.54 90.84 13.81
2014-03-31 108.96 90.64 12.24
2013-12-31 80.75 60.64 12.74
2013-09-30 84.41 61.91 15.79
2013-06-30 62.94 39.76 17.02
2013-03-31 65.46 41.83 17.18
2012-12-31 81.23 58.60 16.12
2012-09-30 34.27 11.51 15.36

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Castle Private Equity has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Castle Private Equity used its assets less efficiently than the DE Capital Markets industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Castle Private Equity's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Castle Private Equity's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Capital Markets industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Castle Private Equity has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CLQN Health

 How is Castle Private Equity's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Castle Private Equity's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Castle Private Equity is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Castle Private Equity has no long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Castle Private Equity's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Castle Private Equity has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Castle Private Equity Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

DB:CLQN Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-06-30 158.38 0.00 3.47
2019-03-31 158.38 0.00 3.47
2018-12-31 211.74 0.00 43.32
2018-09-30 211.74 0.00 43.32
2018-06-30 318.30 0.00 118.50
2018-03-31 318.30 0.00 118.50
2017-12-31 452.76 0.00 230.21
2017-09-30 452.76 0.00 230.21
2017-06-30 445.35 0.00 177.30
2017-03-31 445.35 0.00 177.30
2016-12-31 458.14 0.00 129.75
2016-09-30 458.14 0.00 129.75
2016-06-30 476.76 0.00 101.77
2016-03-31 476.76 0.00 101.77
2015-12-31 482.44 0.00 78.26
2015-09-30 482.44 0.00 78.26
2015-06-30 531.53 0.00 78.32
2015-03-31 515.68 0.00 58.05
2014-12-31 516.70 0.00 26.87
2014-09-30 582.23 0.00 49.57
2014-06-30 592.04 0.00 24.45
2014-03-31 629.44 0.00 58.90
2013-12-31 612.52 0.00 34.95
2013-09-30 642.56 0.00 56.11
2013-06-30 628.89 0.00 39.62
2013-03-31 657.61 0.00 62.32
2012-12-31 685.36 0.00 42.88
2012-09-30 670.50 0.00 10.61
  • Castle Private Equity has no debt.
  • Castle Private Equity has not taken on any debt in the past 5 years.
  • Castle Private Equity has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
  • Castle Private Equity has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Castle Private Equity's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Castle Private Equity has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CLQN Dividends

 What is Castle Private Equity's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
20.93%
Current annual income from Castle Private Equity dividends.
If you bought €2,000 of Castle Private Equity shares you are expected to receive €419 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Castle Private Equity's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in Germany (1.4%).
  • Castle Private Equity's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in Germany (3.93%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
DB:CLQN Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Germany Capital Markets Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 17 Stocks 2.3%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 335 Stocks 3.1%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.9%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

DB:CLQN Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-08-20 2.970 20.682
2019-02-21 2.970 19.064
2018-02-20 1.010 5.979
2016-08-15 0.000 0.000
2016-03-07 0.000 0.000
2015-08-17 0.000 0.000
2015-03-05 2.860 19.293
2014-11-18 2.800 19.025
2014-08-18 2.800 19.039
2014-03-05 2.740 19.300

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Castle Private Equity has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile (annual drop of over 20%).
  • Dividend payments have increased, but Castle Private Equity only paid a dividend in the past 6 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Castle Private Equity's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are not well covered by earnings (0x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Castle Private Equity's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Castle Private Equity afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Castle Private Equity has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CLQN Management

 What is the CEO of Castle Private Equity's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
  • Castle Private Equity has no CEO, or we have no data on them.
Management Team

Beny Meyer

TITLE
General Manager and Lead Portfolio Manager

Robert Schlachter

TITLE
Principal

Ivan Vercoutère

TITLE
Partner and Managing Partner
AGE
53

Maximilian Brönner

TITLE
Managing Partner
AGE
53

Claudia Rosenbauer

TITLE
Investment Manager
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Castle Private Equity board of directors in years:

15
Average Tenure
58
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Castle Private Equity board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Gilbert Chalk

TITLE
Chairman
AGE
72

Konrad Bächinger

TITLE
Deputy Chairman
AGE
69

Roberto Paganoni

TITLE
Chairman of LGT Private Equity AG
AGE
58

Heinz Nipp

TITLE
Director
AGE
68
TENURE
22.7 yrs

Thomas Amstutz

TITLE
Director
AGE
57
TENURE
7.4 yrs

Marcel Erni

TITLE
Director
AGE
54
TENURE
22.7 yrs

Robert Knapp

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
AGE
54
TENURE
7.4 yrs

Urs Wietlisbach

TITLE
Director of LGT Private Equity AG - Investment Manager
AGE
58

Fredy Gantner

TITLE
Director of LGT Private Equity AG
AGE
51
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
X
Management checks
We assess Castle Private Equity's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Castle Private Equity has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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CLQN Company Info

Description

Castle Private Equity AG is an evergreen fund. The fund specializes in fund of fund and direct investments. The fund seeks to invest in private equity funds; large buyout funds; late stage or small buyouts funds; mid-market buyout funds; growth capital funds; distressed debt and mezzanine financings; and to a small extent, direct investment in private companies making early stage venture; late stage venture; Special Situations and venture capital investments. The fund structures its investments through subscriptions to new funds and purchases of fund interests in the secondary market. It also considers secondary investing. It seeks to invest in manufacturing, biotechnology or life sciences, retail or distribution, media or telecommunication, and IT sectors. The fund prefers to invest globally with a primary focus in developed private equity markets of Europe and North America. The fund prefers to take majority stake with two board representatives. It typically invests for a period of ten years.

Details
Name: Castle Private Equity AG
CLQN
Exchange: DB
Founded: 1997
CHF138,049,551
10,655,439
Website: http://www.castlepe.com
Address: Castle Private Equity AG
Schuetzenstrasse 6,
Pfäffikon,
Schwyz, 8808,
Switzerland
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
SWX CPEN Registered Shares SIX Swiss Exchange CH CHF 04. Sep 1998
DB CLQN Registered Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 04. Sep 1998
SWX CPENE CHF5 (2ND LINE) SIX Swiss Exchange CH CHF 30. May 2012
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
0
Castle Private Equity employees.
Industry
Asset Management and Custody Banks
Diversified Financials
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/09/25 21:45
End of day share price update: 2019/06/28 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2019/08/20
Last earnings reported: 2019/06/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.