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Industry: Business Services » Business Services    NAICS: 561499 
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Traded in other countries:SUVN.Germany, SGSN.Switzerland, 0QMI.UK,
SGS Ltd provides innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services supporting international trade in agriculture, minerals, petroleum and consumer products.

SGS Ltd was established in 1878. The Company provides inspection, verification, testing and certification services supporting international trade in agriculture, minerals, petroleum and consumer products. It also provides these services to governments, international institutions and to customers engaged in the industrial, environmental and life science sectors. Its business segments are Agricultural Services, Minerals Services, Oil, Gas & Chemicals Services, Life Science Services, Consumer Testing Services, Systems & Services Certification, Industrial Services, Environmental Services, Automotive Services and Governments & Institutions Services. The geographical segments of the Company are Europe/Africa/Middle East, Americas and Asia Pacific.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 29.63
SGSOY's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.52 vs. SGSOY: 29.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
SGSOY' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.05  Med: 23.62 Max: 34.21
Current: 29.63
10.05
34.21
Forward PE Ratio 24.33
SGSOY's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. SGSOY: 24.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 29.63
SGSOY's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
67% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.13 vs. SGSOY: 29.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
SGSOY' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.05  Med: 23.62 Max: 34.21
Current: 29.63
10.05
34.21
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 19.36
SGSOY's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
54% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. SGSOY: 19.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
SGSOY' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.34  Med: 19.06 Max: 37.67
Current: 19.36
9.34
37.67
PB Ratio 9.01
SGSOY's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. SGSOY: 9.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SGSOY' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.55  Med: 6.44 Max: 9.24
Current: 9.01
3.55
9.24
PS Ratio 2.68
SGSOY's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. SGSOY: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SGSOY' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 2.64 Max: 3.35
Current: 2.68
1.44
3.35
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 22.15
SGSOY's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
56% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.48 vs. SGSOY: 22.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
SGSOY' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.69  Med: 24.82 Max: 46.44
Current: 22.15
12.69
46.44
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 15.82
SGSOY's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
59% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.97 vs. SGSOY: 15.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SGSOY' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.3  Med: 16.17 Max: 23.37
Current: 15.82
8.3
23.37
EV-to-EBIT 20.93
SGSOY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
67% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.12 vs. SGSOY: 20.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SGSOY' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 16.3 Max: 22.8
Current: 20.93
6.8
22.8
EV-to-EBITDA 14.69
SGSOY's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
64% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.86 vs. SGSOY: 14.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SGSOY' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.5  Med: 12.55 Max: 17.1
Current: 14.69
5.5
17.1
PEG Ratio 15.68
SGSOY's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. SGSOY: 15.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
SGSOY' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 4.61 Max: 36.51
Current: 15.68
0.39
36.51
Shiller PE Ratio 26.22
SGSOY's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.94 vs. SGSOY: 26.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
SGSOY' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.24  Med: 28.24 Max: 35.8
Current: 26.22
21.24
35.8
Current Ratio 1.75
SGSOY's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. SGSOY: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SGSOY' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.37  Med: 2 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.75
1.37
2.5
Quick Ratio 1.56
SGSOY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. SGSOY: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SGSOY' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.29  Med: 1.75 Max: 2.38
Current: 1.56
1.29
2.38
Days Inventory 99.80
SGSOY's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
86% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.41 vs. SGSOY: 99.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SGSOY' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 99.8  Med: 106.35 Max: 112.9
Current: 99.8
99.8
112.9
Days Sales Outstanding 60.80
SGSOY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
52% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 58.79 vs. SGSOY: 60.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SGSOY' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 58.6  Med: 63.47 Max: 72.38
Current: 60.8
58.6
72.38

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 3.31
SGSOY's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
69% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SGSOY: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
SGSOY' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 1.73 Max: 3.98
Current: 3.31
1.23
3.98
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.95
SGSOY's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. SGSOY: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
SGSOY' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.95
0.39
0.95
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 31.40
SGSOY's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. SGSOY: 31.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
SGSOY' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 31.4
Current: 31.4
0
31.4
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.30
SGSOY's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
66% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. SGSOY: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 9.43
SGSOY's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
89% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. SGSOY: 9.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
SGSOY' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.51  Med: 4.93 Max: 11.34
Current: 9.43
3.51
11.34
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.50
SGSOY's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. SGSOY: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SGSOY' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.6  Med: 0.2 Max: 1.1
Current: 0.5
-0.6
1.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 48.16
SGSOY's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. SGSOY: 48.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SGSOY' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.26  Med: 8.4 Max: 48.43
Current: 48.16
2.26
48.43
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.40
SGSOY's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. SGSOY: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
SGSOY' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.37  Med: 2.21 Max: 2.88
Current: 2.4
1.37
2.88
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 2.77
SGSOY's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
77% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. SGSOY: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.02
SGSOY's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. SGSOY: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SGSOY' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.06
Current: 1.02
0.34
1.06
Price-to-Graham-Number 7.97
SGSOY's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
92% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. SGSOY: 7.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
SGSOY' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.06  Med: 3.02 Max: 8.01
Current: 7.97
2.06
8.01
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.81
SGSOY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
51% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. SGSOY: 4.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SGSOY' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.4  Med: 6.15 Max: 14.8
Current: 4.81
4.4
14.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 5.30
SGSOY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
65% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. SGSOY: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SGSOY' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.7  Med: 8.7 Max: 58.8
Current: 5.3
3.7
58.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,018
EPS (TTM) $ 0.72
Beta1.08
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $19.06 - 23.62
Shares Outstanding (Mil)753.85

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 6,243 6,570
EPS ($) 0.88 0.95
EPS without NRI ($) 0.88 0.95
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
8.37%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.73 0.74
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