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Insider-Owned Growth Leaders On The German Exchange In May 2024

As of May 2024, the German market has shown robust performance, with the DAX index climbing 4.28%, reflecting a broader European uptrend driven by better-than-expected corporate earnings and anticipations of interest rate cuts. In this climate of economic optimism, companies with high insider ownership can be particularly compelling, as they often signal strong confidence from those most familiar with the company's potential and challenges.

Top 10 Growth Companies With High Insider Ownership In Germany

Name

Insider Ownership

Earnings Growth

pferdewetten.de (XTRA:EMH)

26.8%

73%

Deutsche Beteiligungs (XTRA:DBAN)

35.3%

31.4%

YOC (XTRA:YOC)

24.8%

21.8%

init innovation in traffic systems (XTRA:IXX)

39.7%

23%

Ströer SE KGaA (XTRA:SAX)

20%

31.8%

Exasol (XTRA:EXL)

25.3%

107.4%

Beyond Frames Entertainment (DB:8WP)

10.9%

81.9%

Alelion Energy Systems (DB:2FZ)

37.4%

106.6%

Stemmer Imaging (XTRA:S9I)

26.4%

18.2%

Friedrich Vorwerk Group (XTRA:VH2)

18%

29.6%

Click here to see the full list of 21 stocks from our Fast Growing German Companies With High Insider Ownership screener.

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Let's review some notable picks from our screened stocks.

Nagarro

Simply Wall St Growth Rating: ★★★★☆☆

Overview: Nagarro SE operates globally, offering digital product engineering and technology solutions across North America, Central Europe, and other regions, with a market capitalization of approximately €1.20 billion.

Operations: The company generates its revenue by providing digital product engineering and technology solutions across North America, Central Europe, and various other global regions.

Insider Ownership: 12.3%

Nagarro SE, a German growth company with high insider ownership, reported a slight increase in Q1 2024 sales to €238.35 million and net income to €16.56 million. Despite this growth, the company's profit margins have declined from the previous year, reflecting a lower efficiency in turning revenue into profit. Nagarro's share price has been highly volatile recently, suggesting potential risks for investors. The firm is trading below its estimated fair value but carries a high level of debt, which could concern cautious investors looking for stable growth avenues.

DB:NA9 Ownership Breakdown as at May 2024
DB:NA9 Ownership Breakdown as at May 2024

Ströer SE KGaA

Simply Wall St Growth Rating: ★★★★★☆

Overview: Ströer SE & Co. KGaA is a company that offers out-of-home (OOH) media and online advertising solutions both in Germany and internationally, with a market capitalization of approximately €3.64 billion.

Operations: Ströer SE & Co. KGaA generates revenue through three primary segments: Daas & E-Commerce at €355.06 million, Out-Of-Home Media at €881.10 million, and Digital & Dialog Media at €839.39 million.

Insider Ownership: 20%

Ströer SE & Co. KGaA, a German growth company with significant insider ownership, is poised for robust earnings growth, with forecasts indicating an annual increase of 31.8% over the next three years—outpacing the broader German market. Despite trading at 66% below its estimated fair value and a promising return on equity forecast at a very high 43.7%, concerns linger due to its high debt levels and unimpressive profit margins which have dipped from last year. Recent financial reports show increased sales and net income in early 2024, although net income has fluctuated in recent quarters.

XTRA:SAX Ownership Breakdown as at May 2024
XTRA:SAX Ownership Breakdown as at May 2024

Zalando

Simply Wall St Growth Rating: ★★★★☆☆

Overview: Zalando SE is an online retailer specializing in fashion and lifestyle products, with a market capitalization of approximately €6.52 billion.

Operations: The company generates approximately €10.40 billion from its online fashion and lifestyle platform.

Insider Ownership: 10.3%

Zalando SE, a German growth company with high insider ownership, has shown promising financial performance with earnings growing by 184.3% over the past year. Despite a recent net loss of €8.9 million in Q1 2024, the company's revenue is expected to grow at 5.5% per year, outpacing the German market's 4.9%. However, its share price has been highly volatile recently. Zalando trades significantly below its estimated fair value and forecasts suggest substantial earnings growth over the next three years at 27% annually.

XTRA:ZAL Earnings and Revenue Growth as at May 2024
XTRA:ZAL Earnings and Revenue Growth as at May 2024

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This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.The analysis only considers stock directly held by insiders. It does not include indirectly owned stock through other vehicles such as corporate and/or trust entities. All forecast revenue and earnings growth rates quoted are in terms of annualised (per annum) growth rates over 1-3 years.

Companies discussed in this article include DB:NA9 XTRA:SAX and XTRA:ZAL.

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