French stock alert


CLOSING UPDATE: SES increases further 1.1% on high volume 20 April 2018 18:07 CEST


This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's French market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

SES, France's 5th largest media company by market capitalisation, traded on heavy volume of 2.1 times average today while the price climbed 56.0c (or 4.3%) to trade at EUR13.50. Compared with the CAC 40 Index which rose 21.2 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 3.9%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The positive 0.1 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ The price soared 16.9% in the last week and jumped 7.1% in the last month.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:


+ Price/Earnings of 13.5 [18.1]

+ Dividend yield of 9.9% [3.7%]

+ Return on Equity 10.0% [7.6%]

+ Return on Assets 4.9% [2.7%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 0.4. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued and ranks in the top quartile of stock by value of Q Ratio.

+ Net profit margin has averaged 37.5% in the last 3 years. This is considered superior and suggests a high margin of safety.

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 10.0% is better than sector average of 7.6%.


SES today is at a discount of 42.7% to the 12-month high of EUR23.55 on 06 Jun, 2017. It is at a premium of 28.0% to the 12-month low of EUR10.55 on 23 Feb, 2018.

Bearish Signals:

The stock has underperformed 86% of the French market over the past 6 months.

In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week low four times, pointing to a downtrend.

The present value of EUR1,000 invested one year ago is EUR697 [vs EUR1,066 for the CAC 40 Index].

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:


Price/Sales of 2.5 [1.5]

Return on Capital Employed 4.4% [5.3%]


Afternoon Alert: SES lifts 3.2% on high volume

20 April 2018 12:07 CEST

SES (FR:SESG) traded on heavy volume of 2.4 times average so far today while the price lifted 42.0c (or 3.2%) to trade at EUR13.36.


ISIN: LU0088087324

PermID: 4295868415