€153.9m market cap

€34 last close

paragon designs and manufactures automotive electronics and solutions, selling directly to OEMs. Products include sensors, acoustics, cockpits and body kinematics. Production facilities are in Germany, the US and China. paragon owns 60% of Voltabox.

Investment summary

paragon continues to make strong progress.Q318 results showed further acceleration supporting FY18 revenue guidance being maintained. Voltabox is making strategic investments to augment organic growth through the adjustment to the Triathlon supply contract and selected appropriate M&A. The purchase of SemVox creates a new Digital Assistance business unit, paragon semvox. Together with the new Interior business unit (combining Cockpit and Acoustics) augmented by LPG, paragon can offer OEMs comprehensive high end acoustics systems comprising microphones, speakers and AI-speech assistance. Electronics should resume growth in FY19.

Y/E Dec
Revenue (€m)
PBT (€m)
EPS (fd) (c)
P/E (x)
P/CF (x)
2016A 102.8 16.1 6.9 101.5 33.5 6.3
2017A 124.8 20.6 8.2 66.7 51.0 117.7
2018E 178.5 25.7 13.3 188.0 18.1 49.4
2019E 251.2 38.6 23.8 305.0 11.1 6.8
Last updated on 22/03/2019
Industry outlook

We believe the growth story of paragon is understood by the capital markets following the successful issue of €50m bonds in June 2017 and the spin-off of its subsidiary, Voltabox, in October 2017 to raise gross proceeds of €152m. In order to generate further appreciation of its share price, paragon needs not only to deliver on its €1.96bn lifetime order backlog, but also to create further growth engines.

Last updated on 22/03/2019
Share price graph
Balance sheet
Forecast net cash (€m) 17.8
Forecast gearing ratio (%) N/A
Price performance
Actual 93.2 91.4 (52.6)
Relative* 94.8 79.1 (49.5)
52-week high/low €73.8/€15.1
*% relative to local index
Key management
Klaus Frers CEO