Sierra Wireless, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides device-to-cloud Internet Of Things (IoT) solutions primarily in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. More Details
Excellent balance sheet and overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Sierra Wireless's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SW's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SW underperformed the Canadian Communications industry which returned -5.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SW underperformed the Canadian Market which returned -6.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Sierra Wireless's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 month ago | Simply Wall StSierra Wireless (TSE:SW) Has Debt But No Earnings; Should You Worry?
4 months ago | Simply Wall StHow Does Sierra Wireless, Inc. (TSE:SW) Affect Your Portfolio Volatility?
6 months ago | Simply Wall StThe Sierra Wireless (TSE:SW) Share Price Is Down 79% So Some Shareholders Are Rather Upset
Is Sierra Wireless undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate SW's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate SW's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SW is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the CA Communications industry average.
PE vs Market: SW is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Canadian market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate SW's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SW is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the CA Communications industry average (1.3x).
How is Sierra Wireless forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SW is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Earnings vs Market: SW is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
High Growth Earnings: SW is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SW's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (5.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SW's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if SW's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Sierra Wireless performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SW is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: SW is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SW is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 63.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SW's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: SW is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Communications industry (-24%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SW has a negative Return on Equity (-19.98%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Sierra Wireless's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SW's short term assets ($259.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($207.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: SW's short term assets ($259.5M) exceed its long term liabilities ($75.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SW's debt to equity ratio (4.3%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if SW's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: SW has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: SW has sufficient cash runway for 2 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 28.4% each year.
What is Sierra Wireless's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate SW's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SW's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SW's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SW's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SW's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Kent Thexton (57 yo)
Mr. Kent P. Thexton has been President and Chief Executive Officer at Sierra Wireless, Inc. since November 1, 2018. He was Interim President & Chief Executive Officer at Sierra Wireless, Inc., from May 31, ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Kent's total compensation ($USD1.03M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD901.23K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Kent's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chief Marketing Officer and Senior VP of Corporate Strategy & Go-to-Market Operations||4.42yrs||US$788.96k||0.040% |
|Senior Vice President of Operations & Purchasing||11.5yrs||US$771.81k||no data|
|Chief Solutions Officer & Senior Vice President of EMEA Sales||3.17yrs||US$849.85k||0.0062% |
|Chief Financial Officer||0.33yr||no data||no data|
|Chief Operating Officer||1.83yrs||US$1.78m||0.093% |
|Chief Technology Officer||10yrs||US$874.67k||0.036% |
|Vice President of Investor Relations||6.42yrs||no data||no data|
|General Counsel & Corporate Secretary||0.42yr||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Global Human Resources||4.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Customer Experience||0.42yr||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Engineering - OEM Business Solutions||5.58yrs||US$540.96k||no data|
Experienced Management: SW's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
|Lead Independent Director||no data||US$141.57k||0.11% |
|Independent Chair of the Board||1.92yrs||US$181.61k||0.11% |
|Independent Director||0.50yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||0.33yr||no data||0.055% |
|Independent Director||0.33yr||no data||0.014% |
|Independent Director||0.42yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||1yr||US$104.31k||no data|
|Independent Director||6.67yrs||US$147.61k||0.15% |
|Independent Director||2yrs||US$141.57k||0.041% |
|Independent Director||0.42yr||no data||no data|
|Board Observer||0.42yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: SW's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: SW insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Sierra Wireless, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Sierra Wireless, Inc.
- Ticker: SW
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 1993
- Industry: Communications Equipment
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: CA$485.324m
- Shares outstanding: 36.35m
- Website: https://www.sierrawireless.com
Number of Employees
- Sierra Wireless, Inc.
- 13811 Wireless Way
- British Columbia
- V6V 3A4
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SWIR||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||May 1999|
|SW||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||May 1999|
|WRW||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||May 1999|
|0QYT||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||USD||May 1999|
|SW||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CH||CHF||May 1999|
Sierra Wireless, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides device-to-cloud Internet Of Things (IoT) solutions primarily in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through two ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/09/18 07:09|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/09/17 00:00|
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