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ecotel communication ag

DB:E4C
Snowflake Description

Adequate balance sheet and slightly overvalued.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
E4C
DB
€21M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Telecom
Company description

ecotel communication ag operates as a telecommunications company in Germany. The last earnings update was 15 days ago. More info.


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  • ecotel communication ag has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
E4C Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0%
DB:E4C
3.7%
DE Telecom
14.8%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
-27.6%
DB:E4C
-22.7%
DE Telecom
-14.1%
DE Market
E4C Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
ecotel communication ag (E4C) 0% -11.3% -11.9% -27.6% -25.5% -41.1%
DE Telecom 3.7% -22.8% -18.2% -22.7% -31.2% -35.3%
DE Market 14.8% -20% -23.5% -14.1% -22.8% -26.7%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • E4C underperformed the Telecom industry which returned -22.7% over the past year.
  • E4C underperformed the Market in Germany which returned -14.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility
E4C
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is ecotel communication ag 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 ecotel communication ag 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 ecotel communication ag.

DB:E4C Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Extrapolated from most recent financials. See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 4%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year DE Government Bond Rate -0.4%

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:E4C
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year DE Govt Bond Rate -0.4%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 5.4%
Telecom Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.36
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.359 (1 + (1- 30%) (77.23%))
0.7
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.8
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= -0.39% + (0.8 * 5.44%)
3.96%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for DB:E4C using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for ecotel communication ag is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

Note: Free cash flow to equity valuations ignore the company's cash or debt.

DB:E4C DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (EUR, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 3.96%)
2020 9.77 Est @ 87.45% 9.39
2021 15.73 Est @ 61.1% 14.56
2022 22.45 Est @ 42.65% 19.98
2023 29.12 Est @ 29.74% 24.93
2024 35.15 Est @ 20.7% 28.94
2025 40.20 Est @ 14.37% 31.84
2026 44.20 Est @ 9.94% 33.67
2027 47.22 Est @ 6.84% 34.61
2028 49.43 Est @ 4.67% 34.84
2029 50.99 Est @ 3.15% 34.57
Present value of next 10 years cash flows €267.00
DB:E4C DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2029 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= €50.99 × (1 + -0.39%) ÷ (3.96% – -0.39%)
€1,167.10
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= €1,167.10 ÷ (1 + 3.96%)10
€791.33
DB:E4C Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= €267.00 + €791.33
€1,058.33
Equity Value per Share
(EUR)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= €1,058.33 / 3.51
€301.52
DB:E4C Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in DB:E4C represents 1.00854x of XTRA:E4C
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
1.00854x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, EUR)
= Value per Share (EUR) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= € 301.52 x 1.00854
€304.10
Value per share (EUR) From above. €304.10
Current discount Discount to share price of €5.90
= -1 x (€5.90 - €304.10) / €304.10
98.1%

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

Current Discount
Amount off the current price ecotel communication ag is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is €5.9 vs Future cash flow value of €304.1
Current Discount Checks
For ecotel communication ag to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • ecotel communication ag's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • ecotel communication ag's share price is below the future cash flow value, and 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 ecotel communication ag's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are ecotel communication ag's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:E4C PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-12-31) in EUR €-0.05
XTRA:E4C Share Price ** XTRA (2020-03-27) in EUR €5.85
Europe Telecom Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 61 Publicly-Listed Telecom Companies 17.13x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 398 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.62x

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

** Primary Listing of ecotel communication ag.

DB:E4C PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= XTRA:E4C Share Price ÷ EPS (both in EUR)

= 5.85 ÷ -0.05

-124.07x

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

  • ecotel communication ag is loss making, we can't compare its value to the Europe Telecom industry average.
  • ecotel communication ag is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does ecotel communication ag's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:E4C PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -124.07x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
Europe Telecom Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 33 Publicly-Listed Telecom Companies 1.35x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 251 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.24x

*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 ecotel communication ag, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on ecotel communication ag's assets?
Raw Data
DB:E4C PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-12-31) in EUR €4.16
XTRA:E4C Share Price * XTRA (2020-03-27) in EUR €5.85
Germany Telecom Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 7 Publicly-Listed Telecom Companies 1.12x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 572 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.43x
DB:E4C PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= XTRA:E4C Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in EUR)

= 5.85 ÷ 4.16

1.41x

* Primary Listing of ecotel communication ag.

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

  • ecotel communication ag is overvalued based on assets compared to the DE Telecom industry average.
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Value checks
We assess ecotel communication ag'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 Telecom 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 Telecom industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. ecotel communication ag has a total score of 2/6, 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.

Future Performance

 How is ecotel communication ag 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 ecotel communication ag 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
19.2%
Expected Telecom industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is ecotel communication ag expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare ecotel communication ag's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare ecotel communication ag's earnings growth to the Germany market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare ecotel communication ag's revenue growth to the Germany market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:E4C Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
Germany Telecom Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 19.2%
Germany Telecom Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 1.5%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.7%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4%

*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:E4C 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 EUR Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:E4C Past Financials Data
Date (Data in EUR Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-12-31 83 10 0
2019-09-30 85 10 0
2019-06-30 98 9 0
2019-03-31 99 7 0
2018-12-31 99 7 0
2018-09-30 102 4 0
2018-06-30 101 5 0
2018-03-31 114 5 0
2017-12-31 121 4 0
2017-09-30 123 5 1
2017-06-30 121 6 1
2017-03-31 114 7 1

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if ecotel communication ag is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if ecotel communication ag 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:E4C 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 ecotel communication ag Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:E4C Past Financials Data
Date (Data in EUR Millions) EPS *
2019-12-31 -0.05
2019-09-30 -0.01
2019-06-30 0.08
2019-03-31 0.12
2018-12-31 0.13
2018-09-30 0.14
2018-06-30 0.11
2018-03-31 0.10
2017-12-31 0.13
2017-09-30 0.17
2017-06-30 0.21
2017-03-31 0.21

*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 ecotel communication ag will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Examine ecotel communication ag's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  2. ecotel communication ag's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Telecom companies here
  3. ecotel communication ag's competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess ecotel communication ag'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.
ecotel communication ag 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.

Past Performance

  How has ecotel communication ag 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 ecotel communication ag's growth in the last year to its industry (Telecom).
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.
  • ecotel communication ag does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare ecotel communication ag's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare ecotel communication ag's 1-year growth to the Europe Telecom industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
ecotel communication ag'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 ecotel communication ag Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:E4C Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in EUR Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-12-31 83.17 -0.17
2019-09-30 84.84 -0.05 0.91
2019-06-30 98.28 0.27 0.91
2019-03-31 99.40 0.43 0.91
2018-12-31 99.40 0.45
2018-09-30 101.87 0.48 1.00
2018-06-30 101.00 0.37 1.00
2018-03-31 113.84 0.33 1.00
2017-12-31 121.15 0.47 1.00
2017-09-30 122.52 0.59 0.92
2017-06-30 120.51 0.74 0.92
2017-03-31 114.26 0.75 0.92
2016-12-31 117.22 0.83 0.92
2016-09-30 123.17 0.95 0.85
2016-06-30 116.14 1.00 0.85
2016-03-31 110.57 1.18 0.85
2015-12-31 106.61 1.62 0.85
2015-09-30 99.29 1.60 0.89
2015-06-30 101.25 1.73 0.89
2015-03-31 101.48 1.67 0.89
2014-12-31 101.65 1.15 0.89
2014-09-30 101.53 1.06 0.97
2014-06-30 97.59 1.06 0.97
2014-03-31 95.94 1.23 0.97
2013-12-31 91.23 1.43 0.97
2013-09-30 89.08 -2.76 0.74
2013-06-30 90.54 -2.61 0.74
2013-03-31 92.19 -2.65 0.74

*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.
  • ecotel communication ag has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • ecotel communication ag used its assets less efficiently than the Europe Telecom industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • It is difficult to establish if ecotel communication ag improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess ecotel communication ag'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 Telecom 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.
ecotel communication ag 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.

Health

 How is ecotel communication ag'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 ecotel communication ag's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • ecotel communication ag is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • ecotel communication ag's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of ecotel communication ag'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.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 2.6x debt.
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 ecotel communication ag Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

DB:E4C Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in EUR Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-12-31 22.17 7.25 8.25
2019-09-30 21.97 7.44 7.16
2019-06-30 22.32 4.71 4.21
2019-03-31 23.06 5.19 5.43
2018-12-31 22.72 5.66 6.09
2018-09-30 22.41 4.15 3.03
2018-06-30 22.50 4.43 3.71
2018-03-31 22.32 4.88 5.44
2017-12-31 22.51 5.17 6.39
2017-09-30 22.16 5.78 7.39
2017-06-30 22.74 6.07 8.18
2017-03-31 22.94 6.51 9.24
2016-12-31 22.45 3.96 7.45
2016-09-30 22.02 4.41 7.25
2016-06-30 22.45 4.65 7.69
2016-03-31 22.58 4.89 6.48
2015-12-31 22.02 5.13 7.75
2015-09-30 21.50 5.38 7.00
2015-06-30 21.65 5.94 6.69
2015-03-31 21.63 6.21 6.26
2014-12-31 20.65 6.49 4.99
2014-09-30 20.78 6.77 5.10
2014-06-30 20.78 7.04 4.72
2014-03-31 21.17 7.32 5.88
2013-12-31 20.17 7.43 6.10
2013-09-30 20.39 8.19 5.43
2013-06-30 19.94 8.64 6.34
2013-03-31 19.87 9.24 7.66
  • ecotel communication ag's level of debt (32.7%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (31.4% vs 32.7% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (137.4%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • ecotel communication ag is making a loss, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
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Financial health checks
We assess ecotel communication ag'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. ecotel communication ag has a total score of 4/6, 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.

Dividends

 What is ecotel communication ag'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
2.22%
Current annual income from ecotel communication ag dividends.
If you bought €2,000 of ecotel communication ag shares you are expected to receive €44 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?
  • ecotel communication ag's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in Germany (1.66%).
  • ecotel communication ag's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in Germany (4.86%).
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:E4C 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 Telecom Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 5 Stocks 5.1%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 319 Stocks 3.7%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.9%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.7%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 4.9%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

DB:E4C Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in €) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-03-14 0.130 1.814
2018-03-22 0.130 1.571
2017-03-23 0.230 2.337
2016-03-31 0.230 2.743
2015-03-31 0.160 1.771

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

  • ecotel communication ag has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile (annual drop of over 20%).
  • ecotel communication ag has only been paying a dividend for 5 years, and since then dividends per share have fallen.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of ecotel communication ag's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • The company is paying a dividend however it is incurring a loss.
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 ecotel communication ag's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.9%) - 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 ecotel communication ag afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. ecotel communication ag has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.


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

Management

 What is the CEO of ecotel communication ag'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.
CEO
Peter Zils
COMPENSATION €435,000
AGE 56
CEO Bio

Mr. Peter Zils Co-founded Ecotel Communication Ag in 1998. Mr. Zils serves as Chairman of the Management board and Chief Executive Officer of Ecotel Communication Ag. He is responsible for the Strategy and Business Development divisions, Organization, Operations and Finance. He serves as the Managing Director of nacamar GmbH. He served as a Managing Director of Talis Communication Technologies GmbH. He serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ecotel private ag. Mr. Zils holds a degree in Communications Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Bochum.

CEO Compensation
  • Peter's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Peter's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the ecotel communication ag management team in years:

3.5
Average Tenure
55.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the ecotel communication ag management team is about average.
Management Team

Peter Zils

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
€435K
AGE
56

Achim Theis

TITLE
Chief Commercial Officer & Member of Management Board
COMPENSATION
€324K
AGE
55
TENURE
18.8 yrs

Holger Hommes

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
AGE
42
TENURE
3.5 yrs

Oliver Jansen

TITLE
Chief Operating Officer
TENURE
2.1 yrs

Wilfried Kallenberg

TITLE
Chief Technology Officer
AGE
59

Silke Landgraf

TITLE
Head of Order Administartion Department

Martin Heinemann

TITLE
Head of Project Management

Throsten Renzier

TITLE
Head of Customer Service Department
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the ecotel communication ag board of directors in years:

10.5
Average Tenure
49.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the ecotel communication ag board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Norbert Bensel

TITLE
Chairman of Supervisory Board
AGE
72
TENURE
5.8 yrs

Mirko Mach

TITLE
Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Board
AGE
43
TENURE
12.3 yrs

Brigitte Holzer

TITLE
Member of Supervisory Board
AGE
58
TENURE
14.2 yrs

Thorsten Reinhard

TITLE
Member of Supervisory Board
AGE
49
TENURE
14.2 yrs

Sascha Magsamen

TITLE
Member of Supervisory Board
AGE
45
TENURE
8.7 yrs

Tim Havermann

TITLE
Member of Supervisory Board
AGE
50
TENURE
3.7 yrs
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 ecotel communication ag'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. ecotel communication ag 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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Company Info

Description

ecotel communication ag operates as a telecommunications company in Germany. The company operates through ecotel Business Customers, ecotel Wholesale, Easybell, and Nacamar segments. The ecotel Business Customers segment offers voice and data services; and products as a supplier for other ICT companies. The ecotel Wholesale Solutions segment provides cross-network trading services in telephone minutes for national and international carriers. The Easybell segment offers broadband Internet connections and Voice over Internet Protocol telephony services for private customers, as well as session initiation protocol trunking services for smaller companies. The Nacamar segment provides content delivery network streaming services for media companies. ecotel communication ag was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Details
Name: ecotel communication ag
E4C
Exchange: DB
Founded: 1998
€20,533,500
3,510,000
Website: http://www.ecotel.de
Address: ecotel communication ag
Prinzenallee 11,
Düsseldorf,
North Rhine-Westphalia, 40549,
Germany
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
XTRA E4C Bearer Shares XETRA Trading Platform DE EUR 29. Mar 2006
DB E4C Bearer Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 29. Mar 2006
LSE 0GZJ Bearer Shares London Stock Exchange GB EUR 29. Mar 2006
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
261
ecotel communication ag employees.
Industry
Integrated Telecommunication Services
Telecom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/03/27 21:21
End of day share price update: 2020/03/27 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2020/03/12
Last earnings reported: 2019/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/12/31


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.