This time, I increased the number of shares per post to 15. I am making good progress with the underlying analysis so I guess it makes sense to speed up the series somewhat.
Nr. 60: Ludwig Beck AG
Barely profitable retailer with a 110 mn market cap. However “super prime” freehold property in my hometown Munich. The in 2015 acquired retail chain Wormland has been put in run off and led to significant losses in 2018 and 2019. “Pass”
Nr. 61: S&O Agrar AG – ISIN: DE0005236202
Another Biogas penny stock, “pass”
Nr. 62: Cybits AG – ISIN: DE0007240004
Bankrupt penny stock. “Pass”.
Nr. 63: Data Modul AG – ISIN: DE0005498901
ANother upfront remark: I publish these posts with some delays, so not all numbers are real time. Also in some cases some news will have been issued afterwards like with Nordex (see below). Sometimes I might miss that…..
Nr. 50: CD Deutsche Eigenheim AG – ISIN: DE000A168270
Struggling real estate developer with 3 mn market cap. “Pass”
Nr. 51: Nordex AG – ISIN: DE000A0D6554
900 mn market cap Windmill manufacturer. Unprofitable, structural issues. “pass”
Edit: I wrote this a few weeks ago. In the mean time the stock price has recovered a little bit as Spanish company Acciona increased their stake via a capital increase to > 30% and had to issue a fromal takeover offer:
Again a quick upfront comment: Why did I start that series right now ? I guess it is a combination of bad experience in some foreign stocks (Cars.com, Silver Chef), the expectation of a more economically difficult situation in Germany (which will probably provide some opportunities later on) and curiosity. So far I have to say it is great fun, at least for me.
Nr. 40: Solutiance AG – ISIN: DE0006926504
Another renamed/reactivated company, now something with real etsate management software. 10 mn market cap, around 1 mn sales. “Pass”
Nr. 41: Surteco AG – ISIN: DE0005176903
Post number 4 in this series. This tiem a quick upfront remark what I do with the “watch list” that I create out of this: The watch list will be used to actually just watch these shares more actively and maybe follow up with a deeper analysis when time allows. In general I do think there is no time pressure with German shares. Germany has technically entered a recession and a lot of shares are still not cheap.
Nr. 30: Centrotec Sustainable AG – ISIN: DE0005407506
A 215 mn EUR market cap company with a very interesting product portfolio, i.e. specializing in energy efficient technologies for buildings. Majority owned by the founder, quite cheap (P/E of 12) and growing. Tailwind from new “climate saving” initiative from the German government which bumped the share price in the last few days. The company unfortunately is not very profitable (EBIT margin ~4-5%) despite the construction boom in its core market Germany. I have also doubts how long the ccurretn real estate boom in Germany will last. Nevertheless one for the “watch list”
And the next 10 shares in this series:
Nr. 20: Magforce AG
123 mn EUR Nano-Medtech company claiming to develope a cancer cure. Sales so far negligible. Not my area of competence, so “pass”.
Nr. 21: Bijou Brigitte AG – ISIN: DE0005229504
This is part 1 of the “All German Shares” series. As mentioned in the intro a few days ago and as a reminder:
- I will look at the shares in random order, so it doesn’t makes sense to propose specific shares to me
- the first round analysis will be very high level
Ok, so let’s start:
Nr. 1: DEMIRE (Deutsche Mittelstands Real Estate) AG – ISIN DE000A0XFSF0
DEMIRE is a listed real estate company focusing on “secondary” location commercial real estate objects, i.e. locations that are not “Prime”. The company has a market cap of 530 mn EUR and is stating an NAV of ~5,85 EUR compared to its latest stock price of around 4,90 EUR.
My roots as an investor are domestic German stocks. For the first 10-15 years of my investing “career” I would only look at German stocks (with minor exceptions during the Dot.com boom), only after some time I moved on to a more international focus. Even at the beginning of this blog in December 2010, the majority of our shares back then were still German.
These days, I only have a relatively small domestic stock allocation left (P. Hartmann, Draeger, Innogy) and mostly screen for international stocks.
One interesting thing happened in the meantime: I kind of lost my comprehensive knowledge about German shares. A lot of companies have newly been listed or disappeared and somehow I never ket track of what was happening. Also I didn’t follow the good ones very closely.