Saturday, July 13, 2024

It’s Down 30% But Meyer Burger Technology AG (VTX:MBTN) Could Be Riskier Than It Looks

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Unfortunately for some shareholders, the Meyer Burger Technology AG (VTX:MBTN) share price has dived 30% in the last thirty days, prolonging recent pain. For any long-term shareholders, the last month ends a year to forget by locking in a 99% share price decline.

Following the heavy fall in price, Meyer Burger Technology’s price-to-sales (or “P/S”) ratio of 1.3x might make it look like a buy right now compared to the Semiconductor industry in Switzerland, where around half of the companies have P/S ratios above 2.6x and even P/S above 5x are quite common. Although, it’s not wise to just take the P/S at face value as there may be an explanation why it’s limited.

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SWX:MBTN Price to Sales Ratio vs Industry June 13th 2024

What Does Meyer Burger Technology’s P/S Mean For Shareholders?

Meyer Burger Technology hasn’t been tracking well recently as its declining revenue compares poorly to other companies, which have seen some growth in their revenues on average. Perhaps the P/S remains low as investors think the prospects of strong revenue growth aren’t on the horizon. If you still like the company, you’d be hoping this isn’t the case so that you could potentially pick up some stock while it’s out of favour.

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Is There Any Revenue Growth Forecasted For Meyer Burger Technology?

In order to justify its P/S ratio, Meyer Burger Technology would need to produce sluggish growth that’s trailing the industry.

Retrospectively, the last year delivered a frustrating 8.3% decrease to the company’s top line. Even so, admirably revenue has lifted 49% in aggregate from three years ago, notwithstanding the last 12 months. So we can start by confirming that the company has generally done a very good job of growing revenue over that time, even though it had some hiccups along the way.

Turning to the outlook, the next three years should generate growth of 74% per annum as estimated by the six analysts watching the company. That’s shaping up to be materially higher than the 15% per year growth forecast for the broader industry.

In light of this, it’s peculiar that Meyer Burger Technology’s P/S sits below the majority of other companies. Apparently some shareholders are doubtful of the forecasts and have been accepting significantly lower selling prices.

The Key Takeaway

Meyer Burger Technology’s P/S has taken a dip along with its share price. Typically, we’d caution against reading too much into price-to-sales ratios when settling on investment decisions, though it can reveal plenty about what other market participants think about the company.

To us, it seems Meyer Burger Technology currently trades on a significantly depressed P/S given its forecasted revenue growth is higher than the rest of its industry. When we see strong growth forecasts like this, we can only assume potential risks are what might be placing significant pressure on the P/S ratio. At least price risks look to be very low, but investors seem to think future revenues could see a lot of volatility.

Before you settle on your opinion, we’ve discovered 2 warning signs for Meyer Burger Technology that you should be aware of.

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