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Black Box

DB:BLX
Snowflake Description

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
BLX
DB
$17M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Tech
Company description

Black Box Corporation provides digital solutions that assist its customers to design, build, manage, and secure their IT infrastructure. The last earnings update was 58 days ago. More info.


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BLX Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0%
DB:BLX
-1.1%
DE Communications
0.4%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
-68%
DB:BLX
-13.3%
DE Communications
-19.1%
DE Market
BLX Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Black Box (BLX) 0% 1.3% 18.1% -68% -84.5% -95.7%
DE Communications -1.1% -3.8% -16.1% -13.3% -19.8% 6.8%
DE Market 0.4% 0.1% -6.6% -19.1% 5.8% 0.6%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • BLX underperformed the Communications industry which returned -13.3% over the past year.
  • BLX underperformed the Market in Germany which returned -19.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility
BLX
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Black Box undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for Black Box. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is €0.941.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Black Box's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Black Box's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:BLX PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-09-29) in USD $-6.07
NasdaqGS:BBOX Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-01-07) in USD $1.09
Germany Communications Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 5 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 22.02x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 417 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.91x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Black Box.

DB:BLX PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:BBOX Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 1.09 ÷ -6.07

-0.18x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Black Box is loss making, we can't compare its value to the DE Communications industry average.
  • Black Box is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Black Box's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:BLX PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -0.18x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
Europe Communications Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 10 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 0.79x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 278 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.26x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Black Box, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Black Box's assets?
Raw Data
DB:BLX PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-09-29) in USD $3.93
NasdaqGS:BBOX Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-01-07) in USD $1.09
Germany Communications Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 7 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 1.36x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 564 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.75x
DB:BLX PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:BBOX Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 1.09 ÷ 3.93

0.28x

* Primary Listing of Black Box.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Black Box is good value based on assets compared to the DE Communications industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Black Box's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Communications industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Communications industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Black Box has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Black Box expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Black Box has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

Show me the analysis anyway

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
32.8%
Expected Communications industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Black Box expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Black Box's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Black Box's earnings growth to the Germany market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Black Box's revenue growth to the Germany market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:BLX Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
Germany Communications Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 32.8%
Europe Communications Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 2.3%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.3%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.2%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
DB:BLX Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:BLX Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
DB:BLX Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-09-29 771 -39 -92
2018-06-30 776 -33 -98
2018-03-31 775 -47 -100
2017-12-31 728 -28 -53
2017-09-30 744 9 -24
2017-07-01 798 13 -17
2017-03-31 856 40 -7
2016-12-31 872 47 -53
2016-10-01 884 67 -49
2016-07-02 902 55 -172
2016-03-31 913 37 -171
2015-12-26 934 52 -120

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Black Box is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Black Box is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
DB:BLX Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Black Box Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:BLX Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
DB:BLX Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-09-29 -6.07
2018-06-30 -6.49
2018-03-31 -6.64
2017-12-31 -3.52
2017-09-30 -1.58
2017-07-01 -1.16
2017-03-31 -0.47
2016-12-31 -3.51
2016-10-01 -3.20
2016-07-02 -11.31
2016-03-31 -11.18
2015-12-26 -7.85

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Black Box will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Examine Black Box's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  2. Black Box's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Tech companies here
  3. Black Box's competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess Black Box's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Germany market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Europe market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Black Box has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Black Box performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Black Box's growth in the last year to its industry (Communications).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Black Box does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Black Box's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Black Box's 1-year growth to the Europe Communications industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Black Box's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Black Box Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:BLX Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-09-29 770.58 -91.80 228.72
2018-06-30 776.39 -98.05 233.71
2018-03-31 774.64 -100.10 235.80
2017-12-31 728.22 -53.09 218.28
2017-09-30 743.71 -23.83 217.68
2017-07-01 798.00 -17.49 220.89
2017-03-31 855.73 -7.05 229.75
2016-12-31 871.72 -53.01 236.63
2016-10-01 883.83 -48.59 239.20
2016-07-02 901.92 -172.33 242.45
2016-03-31 912.66 -171.10 255.67
2015-12-26 933.58 -120.43 254.20
2015-09-26 964.40 -120.90 259.39
2015-06-27 976.43 12.15 262.02
2015-03-31 992.44 15.34 263.15
2014-12-27 985.67 -122.60 253.13
2014-09-27 972.07 -121.22 248.35
2014-06-28 970.00 -118.84 244.83
2014-03-31 971.67 -115.87 245.52
2013-12-28 971.10 26.37 236.52
2013-09-28 983.50 28.23 236.69
2013-06-29 996.85 29.78 238.80
2013-03-31 997.79 28.81 249.92
2012-12-29 1,016.08 32.83 249.89
2012-09-29 1,039.93 -259.14 251.99
2012-06-30 1,066.94 -251.43 253.10
2012-03-31 1,087.53 -247.73 255.35

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Black Box has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Black Box has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the DE Communications industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Black Box improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Black Box's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Communications industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Black Box has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Black Box's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Black Box's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Black Box is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Black Box's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Black Box's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 2.2x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Black Box Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

DB:BLX Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-09-29 59.95 104.47 21.94
2018-06-30 36.78 159.10 22.04
2018-03-31 50.34 160.12 33.47
2017-12-31 99.89 147.54 18.38
2017-09-30 127.13 132.75 30.46
2017-07-01 134.82 103.75 10.47
2017-03-31 141.65 93.13 14.25
2016-12-31 142.58 95.35 13.81
2016-10-01 146.88 103.04 16.12
2016-07-02 153.74 116.02 21.36
2016-03-31 156.23 128.85 23.50
2015-12-26 209.01 129.74 17.99
2015-09-26 206.38 152.38 20.29
2015-06-27 339.11 145.35 20.51
2015-03-31 337.11 138.53 23.53
2014-12-27 345.32 177.04 33.29
2014-09-27 346.89 162.70 28.35
2014-06-28 352.04 172.09 27.77
2014-03-31 351.12 162.18 30.81
2013-12-28 487.54 181.25 25.60
2013-09-28 486.91 175.20 26.84
2013-06-29 482.50 180.30 31.58
2013-03-31 482.25 190.13 30.72
2012-12-29 484.42 201.88 29.47
2012-09-29 480.21 200.78 25.50
2012-06-30 480.44 203.46 19.85
2012-03-31 494.38 181.76 22.44
  • Black Box's level of debt (174.3%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (36% vs 174.3% today).
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.

  • Black Box has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on current free cash flow.
  • Black Box has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 90.6% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Black Box's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Black Box has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Black Box's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Black Box dividends.
If you bought €2,000 of Black Box shares you are expected to receive €0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Black Box's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Black Box's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
DB:BLX Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Europe Communications Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 10 Stocks 2.6%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 328 Stocks 3.2%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.9%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.6%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 4%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

DB:BLX Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
DB:BLX Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2018-11-19 0.000 0.000
2018-11-16 0.000 0.000
2018-08-21 0.000 0.000
2018-08-20 0.000 0.000
2018-07-16 0.000 0.000
2018-02-06 0.000 0.000
2017-11-03 0.000 0.000
2017-10-31 0.000 0.000
2017-08-10 0.480 14.652
2017-02-14 0.480 5.556
2016-11-16 0.480 3.494
2016-11-04 0.480 3.511
2016-11-01 0.480 4.132
2016-08-05 0.480 3.553
2016-08-02 0.480 3.566
2016-05-12 0.480 3.699
2016-05-10 0.480 3.728
2016-02-16 0.440 3.244
2015-11-09 0.440 4.814
2015-08-14 0.440 2.998
2015-05-07 0.440 2.297
2015-02-17 0.400 1.905
2014-11-06 0.400 1.763
2014-08-14 0.400 1.753
2014-05-08 0.400 1.776
2014-02-10 0.360 1.519
2013-11-11 0.360 1.299
2013-08-12 0.360 1.261
2013-05-09 0.360 1.342
2013-02-20 0.320 1.423
2013-02-06 0.320 1.267
2013-01-29 0.320 1.340
2012-08-13 0.320 1.281
2012-05-10 0.320 1.280
2012-02-21 0.280 1.131
2011-11-10 0.280 0.980
2011-08-15 0.280 1.155
2011-05-24 0.280 0.955
2011-02-17 0.240 0.686
2010-11-15 0.240 0.636
2010-08-13 0.240 0.756
2010-05-18 0.240 0.816
2010-02-12 0.240 0.765
2009-11-13 0.240 0.855
2009-08-14 0.240 0.919
2009-05-19 0.240 0.772
2009-02-10 0.240 1.046
2009-01-20 0.240 1.052

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Black Box has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Black Box's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Black Box's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Black Box has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Black Box's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.9%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Black Box afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Black Box has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Black Box's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Joel Trammell
COMPENSATION $793,806
AGE 53
TENURE AS CEO 1.2 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Joel T. Trammell is the Founder of Khorus Software, LLC and serves as its Chairman of the Board. Mr. Trammell co-founded Lone Rock Technology Group LLC and serves as its Co-Founder and a Managing Partner since 2011. Mr. Trammell is also employed at Lake Austin Advisors L.P. which he founded in 2013. He is a serial entrepreneur and technology visionary. He was a Partner at Capital Factory. Mr. Trammell's achievements in information technology span more than three decades and include numerous positions of leadership and management. Mr. Trammell was Cofounder, Chief Executive Officer and President at Cache IQ, where he orchestrated the company's acquisition. He founded the firm in 2010. He was a Director of Cache IQ Inc. He served as Chief Executive Officer of RedPoint Network Systems, Inc. which he co-founded. He co-founded NetQoS, Inc. from 1999 to November 2009 and led it to become one of the fastest growing technology companies in the U.S. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at NetQoS, Inc. from June 2000 to November 2009 and served as the Chairman of NetQoS Inc until November 2009. As the Chief Executive Officer of NetQoS, he delivered 31 consecutive quarters of double-digit revenue growth and nearly $60 million in revenue. Prior to NetQoS, he held executive positions at UST Computers and HomeSmart. He serves as the Chairman of iGrafx LLC (Former Name: iGrafx Inc.). He serves on the boards of several public, private and nonprofit companies. He is the Chair Emeritus and has served as the Chairman of Austin Technology Council. Mr. Trammell has been a Director of Packet Design, Inc. and Black Box Corporation since March 27, 2013. He serves as a Director of Austin Technology Council, Packet Design, LLC and NetMotion Wireless, Inc. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board of 360training.com, Inc. Mr. Trammell also has regular columns at Forbes.com and Entrepreneur.com. In addition, he runs the Chief Executive Officer seminar in Austin every year in conjunction with the Rice Alliance and the Austin Technology Council. He is a former instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power School. Mr. Trammell is also publishing a book titled The CEO Tightrope. He is an entrepreneur with a 20-year career in IT-related software companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

CEO Compensation
  • Joel's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Joel's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Black Box management team in years:

2.8
Average Tenure
58.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Black Box management team is about average.
Management Team

Joel Trammell

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$794K
AGE
53
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Dave Russo

TITLE
CFO, Executive VP
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
59
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Ron Basso

TITLE
Executive VP of Business Development
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
58
TENURE
6 yrs

Ron Beckman

TITLE
Chief Information Officer & VP
TENURE
2.9 yrs

Fred Hinojos

TITLE
Senior VP & Chief Administration Officer
TENURE
2.8 yrs

Kathleen Bullions

TITLE
Senior Vice President of North American Phone and On-Site Services
COMPENSATION
$204K
AGE
63
TENURE
16.1 yrs

Jeff Murray

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Government Solutions
TENURE
0.4 yrs

Rick Gannon

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Commercial Services Sales & Operations

Doug Oathout

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Commercial Services Marketing

Jason Welter

TITLE
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Black Box board of directors in years:

5.8
Average Tenure
64
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Black Box board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Tom Greig

TITLE
Non-Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
$245K
AGE
70
TENURE
14.7 yrs

Joel Trammell

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$794K
AGE
53
TENURE
5.8 yrs

Richard Crouch

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$185K
AGE
71
TENURE
14.4 yrs

John Heller

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$176K
AGE
64
TENURE
5.8 yrs

Rick Elias

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$170K
AGE
64
TENURE
4.2 yrs

Cynthia Comparin

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$170K
AGE
59
TENURE
2.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
X
Management checks
We assess Black Box's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Black Box has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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Description

Black Box Corporation provides digital solutions that assist its customers to design, build, manage, and secure their IT infrastructure. It offers IT infrastructure, specialty networking, multimedia, and keyboard/video/mouse switching products. The company also provides communications lifecycle, unified communications, structured cabling, video/AV, in-building wireless, and data center services. It distributes its products and services primarily through value-added resellers, direct marketing manufacturers, mass merchandisers, Web retailers, manufacturers, large system integrators, and other technical services companies. It serves government, healthcare, business services, manufacturing, retail, technology, banking, and other industries worldwide. Black Box Corporation was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Lawrence, Pennsylvania.

Details
Name: Black Box Corporation
BLX
Exchange: DB
Founded: 1976
$14,484,619
15,237,521
Website: http://www.blackbox.com
Address: Black Box Corporation
1000 Park Drive,
Lawrence,
Pennsylvania, 15055,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS BBOX Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 16. Dec 1992
DB BLX Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 16. Dec 1992
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
2,849
Black Box employees.
Industry
Communications Equipment
Tech
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/01/16 21:20
End of day share price update: 2019/01/07 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2017/05/09
Last earnings filing: 2018/11/19
Last earnings reported: 2018/09/29
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/03/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.