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Swedish Match develops, manufactures, markets, and sells snus and snuff, other tobacco products (cigars and chewing tobacco), and lights (matches and lighters). Snus and snuff are smokeless tobacco products that are produced and sold primarily in Sweden, Norway and the U.S. Other tobacco products represent cigars and chewing tobacco manufactured and sold on the U.S. market. Lights include manufacturing and distribution of matches and lighters. Other operations are primarily the distribution of tobacco products on the Swedish market. Primary brands include General snus, Longhorn moist snuff, White Owl cigars, Red Man chewing tobacco, Fiat Lux matches, and Cricket lighters.
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The independent financial analyst theScreener just slightly lowered the general evaluation of SWEDISH MATCH AB (SE), active in the Tobacco industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title confirms its rating of 4 out of 4 stars. Its market behaviour, however, has slightly deteriorated and can be now qualified as moderately risky. This risk increase, even if marginal, forces theScreener to slightly downgrade the title, which now displays an overall rating of Slightly Positive. As of the analysis date March 1, 2019, the closing price was SEK 441.00 and its potential was estimated at SEK...
We have updated our estimates post the full-year 2018 results and the guidance of increasing capex YOY in 2019 (further scaling up of ZYN production capacity in the US). In total, we have raised our 2019–2020e EPS by 2–3%, partly to reflect a more positive outlook for nicotine pouches outside Scandinavia (primarily ZYN). Based on our new estimates, we have raised our target price to SEK455 (445). In the current market we believe that the rising risk in US cigars offsets the strong growth outlook for the international snus and nicotine pouch business. We have not changed our HOLD recommendation...
General: Supervisory Board member Prof. Dr. Theo Siegert is a member of the Adivsory Committee of DSW, the local partner of ECGS. This report has been prepared using standard ECGS guidelines. Item 1: Unlike at German stock corporations, shareholders of a KGaA are legally required to vote on the annual accounts. Item 5: In financial year 2018, the Supervisory Board of Henkel Management AG, in line with recommendations of the Shareholders' Committee's Human Resources Subcommittee, decided to adopt various changes to the Management Board members' remuneration system, applicable as of financial ...
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