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Scherzer & Co (PZS)

Business description

Scherzer & Co (PZS) invests its funds mainly in domestic equities. PZS looks for companies that are unknown or unloved, and special situations. The focus is on special situations, where the downside is perceived to be limited. In addition, it acquires value stocks, mainly below book value. These stocks need to demonstrate strong business models.

Stock data

Market cap.€83.8m
Last close€2.80
High / Low (52 weeks)€3.0 / €2.6
Stock market listingDB
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamFinancials
SectorFinancials

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual(0.4)0.08.2
Relative *(0.4)(0.9)6.2

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

Investment summary

Scherzer (PZS) posted a NAV total return of c 22% to €2.74 in FY17 as it was able to benefit from the favourable market environment in Germany (MDAX +18%, SDAX +25% and TecDAX +40% last year). The NAV discount disappeared completely and the shares now trade at a 1% premium to the last reported NAV of €2.84 (as at end-April 2018). PZS’s portfolio of extra compensatory claims (ECS) stood at €93.2m (or €3.11 per share) as at end-March 2018 and still represents important additional NAV upside potential. Management proposed a total dividend payment of €0.10/share from FY17 earnings, including a special dividend of €0.05/share.

Last updated on 08/05/2018

Key management

Mark Kahlenberg, Investment Manager
Georg Issels, Board member

Company address

Friesenstraße 50
Köln
50 670
Germany
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