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KEPLER CHEUVREUX’s rating system

KEPLER CHEUVREUX’s equity research ratings and target prices are issued in absolute terms, not relative to any given benchmark. A rating on a stock is set after assessing the twelve months expected upside or downside of the stock derived from the analyst’s fair value (target price) and in the light of the risk profile of the company. KEPLER CHEUVREUX’s ratings are defined as follows:

Buy: The minimum expected upside is 10% over next 12 months (the minimum required upside could be higher in light of the company’s risk profile).

Hold: The expected upside is below 10% (the expected upside could be higher in light of the company’s risk profile).

Reduce: There is an expected downside.

Accept offer: In the context of a total or partial take-over bid, squeeze-out or similar share purchase proposals, the offer price is considered to be fairly valuing the shares.

Reject offer: In the context of a total or partial take-over bid, squeeze-out or similar share purchase proposals, the offered price is considered to be undervaluing the shares.

Under review: An event occurred with an expected significant impact on our target price and we cannot issue a recommendation before having processed that new information and/or without a new share price reference.

Not rated: The stock is not covered.

Restricted: A recommendation, target price and/or financial forecast is not disclosed further to compliance and/or other regulatory considerations.

Due to share prices volatility, ratings and target prices may occasionally and temporarily be inconsistent with the above definition.


KEPLER CHEUVREUX’s valuation methodology and risks

Unless otherwise stated in this summary, target prices and investment recommendations are determined based on fundamental research methodologies and relies on commonly used valuation methodologies such as Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), valuation multiples comparison with history and peers, Dividend Discount Model (DDM).

KEPLER CHEUVREUX’s valuation methodologies and models can be highly dependent on macroeconomic factors (such as the price of commodities, exchange rates and interest rates) as well as other external factors including taxation, regulation and geopolitical changes (such as tax policy changes, strikes or war). In addition, investors’ confidence and market sentiment can affect the valuation of companies. KEPLER CHEUVREUX’s valuation is also based on expectations that might change rapidly and without notice, depending on developments specific to individual industries. Whichever valuation method is used there is a significant risk that the target price will not be achieved within the expected timeframe.

KEPLER CHEUVREUX’ equity research policy is to update research rating when it deems appropriate in the light of new findings, markets development and any relevant information that can impact the analyst view and opinion.


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