Stock Valuation: Thyssenkrupp AG (TKA)

Name of Company Country of Origin/ Exchange Traded Sector Stock Price
Industrials – Industrial Products – Metal Fabrication EUR20.10
@ 15 Oct 2018
COMPANY PROFILE thyssenkrupp AG is a diversified industrial group engaged in steel operations, capital goods and services businesses. It primarily manufactures automotive components, elevator manufacturing, carbon steels also providing contract engineering services.

ThyssenKrupp is a diversified industrial group with steel operations and capital goods and services businesses. Its operations include automotive components manufacturing, contract engineering and component manufacturing for plant construction, elevator manufacturing, production of flat carbon steels, and materials services. The company is Germany’s largest steelmaker, yet more than two thirds of its operations are situated outside Germany. ThyssenKrupp’s revenue base in 2017 was EUR 41.4 billion, with 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries.

Stock Code TKA
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Thyssenkrupp Price to Sales

The Price to Sales Ratio is a commonly used valuation indicator for a stock. While not as popular as the Price to Earnings Ratio, it overcomes some of the limitations of the PE Ratio in that it can be used even when the company is not making a profit or only making minimal profits. However, it should not be used by itself because a company may be achieving sales but not profits.
At the price of EUR20.10 as at 15 Oct 2018, Thyssenkrupp Ag is trading at a Price to Sales Ratio of 0.3 times last 12 months sales.  This is a 1.0% discount to current fair Price to Sales Ratio of 0.3 times.
Is the stock fairly valued? One should not just look at one indicator to determine the fair value of a stock.
ProThinker believes in using a combination of valuation methods to decide whether a stock is over or undervalued? The five ratios we use are Price to Earnings, Price to Sales, Price to Cash Flow, Price to Book and Dividend Yield. We use multiple methods to value a stock because each has its benefits as well as shortcomings. Price to Earnings and Price to Cash Flow Ratios relate stock price to profitability but are meaningless when the comany has negative earnings or cash flows. Price to Sales Ratio is more stable because sales are never negative. However, this does not tell us whether the company is able to sell profitably. Price to Book Ratio gives us an indication as to how much we are paying for the company’s assets but it is not directly related to the company’s profitability. Dividend Yield cannot be used for companies that are paying little to no dividends.
While it is important to value stocks based on multiple valuation methods, this often leads to differing views on valuation. One indicator may suggest that a stock is overvalued while another suggest that it is undervalued. This does not help an investor who needs to make a definite decision whether to buy, hold or sell the stock. That is why we advocate the use of a Composite Valuation Indicator, which is derived from the best combination of the five indicators above. A Composite Valuation Indicator will give you ONE conclusion on whether a stock is under or over valued.
To find out more about our valuation methodology, click here. 
Source of Data: Company description, historical financial statements data and price data are from or Estimates are from – Thomson Reuters.
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