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Control4

DB:C47
Snowflake Description

Outstanding track record with flawless balance sheet.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
C47
DB
$462M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Tech
Company description

Control4 Corporation provides smart home and business solutions in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The last earnings update was 69 days ago. More info.


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C47 Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0.7%
DB:C47
1.6%
DE Electronic
1.8%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
-13.2%
DB:C47
-0.2%
DE Electronic
-6%
DE Market
C47 Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Control4 (C47) 0.7% 2% -7.3% -13.2% 137.6% 12.6%
DE Electronic 1.6% 7% 19.8% -0.2% 98.5% 105%
DE Market 1.8% 4.6% 7.4% -6% 10.1% 15.3%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • C47 underperformed the Electronic industry which returned -0.2% over the past year.
  • C47 underperformed the Market in Germany which returned -6% over the past year.
Price Volatility
C47
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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C47 Value

 Is Control4 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
Here we compare the current share price of Control4 to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Control4.

DB:C47 Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 6.5%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year DE Government Bond Rate 0.2%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for DB:C47
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year DE Govt Bond Rate 0.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Electronic Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.07
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.067 (1 + (1- 21%) (0%))
1.045
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.05
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 0.23% + (1.045 * 5.96%)
6.46%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for DB:C47 using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Control4 is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

DB:C47 DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 6.46%)
2019 27.12 Analyst x2 25.47
2020 39.32 Analyst x2 34.69
2021 56.90 Analyst x1 47.16
2022 59.72 Analyst x1 46.50
2023 65.89 Analyst x1 48.19
2024 70.47 Est @ 6.95% 48.41
2025 73.95 Est @ 4.93% 47.72
2026 76.55 Est @ 3.52% 46.40
2027 78.49 Est @ 2.53% 44.69
2028 79.93 Est @ 1.84% 42.75
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $431.99
DB:C47 DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $79.93 × (1 + 0.23%) ÷ (6.46% – 0.23%)
$1,286.11
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $1,286.11 ÷ (1 + 6.46%)10
$687.90
DB:C47 Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $431.99 + $687.90
$1,119.88
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $1,119.88 / 26.62
$42.07
DB:C47 Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in DB:C47 represents 0.86985x of NasdaqGS:CTRL
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
0.86985x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, EUR)
= Value per Share (USD) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= $ 42.07 x 0.86985
€36.60
Value per share (EUR) From above. €36.60
Current discount Discount to share price of €15.09
= -1 x (€15.09 - €36.60) / €36.60
58.8%

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

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Control4 is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is €15.09 vs Future cash flow value of €36.6
Current Discount Checks
For Control4 to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Control4's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • Control4's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).
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 Control4's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Control4's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:C47 PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $1.67
NasdaqGS:CTRL Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-04-18) in USD $17.35
Germany Electronic Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 13 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 23.37x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 424 Publicly-Listed Companies 19.59x

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

** Primary Listing of Control4.

DB:C47 PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

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

= 17.35 ÷ 1.67

10.38x

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  • Control4 is good value based on earnings compared to the DE Electronic industry average.
  • Control4 is good value based on earnings compared to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Control4's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:C47 PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 10.38x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 8 Analysts
2.4%per year
Germany Electronic Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 12 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 2.1x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 270 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.56x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

DB:C47 PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 10.38x ÷ 2.4%

4.38x

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

  • Control4 is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Control4's assets?
Raw Data
DB:C47 PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $7.78
NasdaqGS:CTRL Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-04-18) in USD $17.35
Germany Electronic Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 19 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 2.57x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 574 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.84x
DB:C47 PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

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

= 17.35 ÷ 7.78

2.23x

* Primary Listing of Control4.

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

  • Control4 is good value based on assets compared to the DE Electronic industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Control4'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 Electronic 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 Electronic industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Control4 has a total score of 5/6, 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.

C47 Future Performance

 How is Control4 expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?

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
2.4%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Control4 expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Control4's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 0.2%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Control4's earnings growth is positive but not above the Germany market average.
  • Control4's revenue growth is expected to exceed the Germany market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:C47 Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
DB:C47 Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 8 Analysts 2.4%
DB:C47 Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 8 Analysts 8.9%
Germany Electronic Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.5%
Germany Electronic Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.8%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.6%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.8%

*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:C47 Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:C47 Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 418 73 61 1
2022-12-31 398 67 36 3
2021-12-31 361 43 32 3
2020-12-31 325 46 24 7
2019-12-31 295 34 14 8
DB:C47 Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 272 35 44
2018-09-30 269 34 20
2018-06-30 262 31 19
2018-03-31 254 26 16
2017-12-31 244 27 15
2017-09-30 233 28 14
2017-06-30 224 27 10
2017-03-31 216 24 7
2016-12-31 208 18 12
2016-09-30 194 7 8
2016-06-30 183 7 8
2016-03-31 174 5 9

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Control4's earnings are expected to grow by 2.4% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Control4's revenue is expected to grow by 8.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
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:C47 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 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Control4 Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:C47 Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 2.20 2.20 2.20 1.00
2022-12-31 1.50 1.84 1.16 2.00
2021-12-31 1.37 1.70 1.03 2.00
2020-12-31 0.91 1.24 0.73 3.00
2019-12-31 0.52 0.63 0.46 4.00
DB:C47 Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 1.67
2018-09-30 0.76
2018-06-30 0.74
2018-03-31 0.64
2017-12-31 0.62
2017-09-30 0.56
2017-06-30 0.43
2017-03-31 0.30
2016-12-31 0.53
2016-09-30 0.35
2016-06-30 0.33
2016-03-31 0.39

*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 Control4 will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Control4'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 Germany 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.
Control4 has a total score of 2/6, 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.

C47 Past Performance

  How has Control4 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 Control4's growth in the last year to its industry (Electronic).
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.
  • Control4 has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.
  • Control4's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (183.7% vs 42.3%)
  • Control4's earnings growth has exceeded the DE Electronic industry average in the past year (183.7% vs 18.1%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Control4'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 Control4 Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:C47 Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 272.46 43.84 76.87 43.61
2018-09-30 268.65 19.70 75.36 42.99
2018-06-30 261.64 19.02 72.74 42.19
2018-03-31 253.67 16.12 71.20 41.73
2017-12-31 244.18 15.46 69.44 40.64
2017-09-30 233.41 13.61 67.34 39.52
2017-06-30 224.01 10.35 65.17 38.37
2017-03-31 215.98 7.14 63.66 37.35
2016-12-31 208.13 12.30 61.22 35.99
2016-09-30 194.33 8.29 58.15 34.79
2016-06-30 182.71 7.70 55.80 33.79
2016-03-31 174.13 9.22 52.07 32.87
2015-12-31 163.18 -1.65 48.85 32.39
2015-09-30 161.45 2.92 46.68 31.15
2015-06-30 157.01 4.49 43.79 29.61
2015-03-31 149.03 4.46 41.49 28.59
2014-12-31 148.80 8.16 40.08 27.37
2014-09-30 143.39 6.51 38.95 26.83
2014-06-30 137.91 5.47 36.98 26.59
2014-03-31 133.80 4.44 35.52 25.69
2013-12-31 128.51 3.50 34.30 24.98
2013-09-30 123.42 3.77 32.40 23.86
2013-06-30 118.38 -2.06 31.77 22.61
2013-03-31 113.46 -2.51 31.20 21.56
2012-12-31 109.51 -3.72 30.33 20.31
2012-09-30 103.80 -6.54 29.44 20.22

*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.
  • Control4 has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
  • Control4 used its assets more efficiently than the DE Electronic industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Control4 has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Control4'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 Electronic 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.
Control4 has a total score of 6/6, 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.

C47 Health

 How is Control4'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 Control4's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Control4 is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Control4's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Control4'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.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Control4 has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
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 Control4 Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

DB:C47 Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 206.35 0.00 93.19
2018-09-30 180.69 0.00 89.92
2018-06-30 171.09 0.00 80.55
2018-03-31 164.33 0.00 69.60
2017-12-31 169.53 0.00 73.82
2017-09-30 161.13 0.00 70.09
2017-06-30 151.37 0.00 62.77
2017-03-31 140.94 0.00 52.20
2016-12-31 136.88 0.00 57.78
2016-09-30 130.31 1.83 46.96
2016-06-30 124.08 5.53 43.59
2016-03-31 122.75 5.72 41.01
2015-12-31 115.45 0.91 67.29
2015-09-30 118.10 1.11 62.71
2015-06-30 117.98 1.32 63.30
2015-03-31 116.16 1.56 65.34
2014-12-31 118.30 1.83 82.71
2014-09-30 111.27 2.12 66.18
2014-06-30 106.87 2.41 65.99
2014-03-31 102.35 2.67 63.48
2013-12-31 98.47 2.97 84.55
2013-09-30 95.00 3.32 82.49
2013-06-30 26.58 3.79 18.07
2013-03-31 23.69 0.00 14.57
2012-12-31 24.31 3.16 18.70
2012-09-30 20.37 2.99 17.61
  • Control4 has no debt.
  • Control4 has no debt compared to 5 years ago when it was 3%.
  • Control4 has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
  • Control4 has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Control4'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. Control4 has a total score of 6/6, 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.

C47 Dividends

 What is Control4'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 Control4 dividends.
If you bought €2,000 of Control4 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 Control4's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Control4'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:C47 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 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Germany Electronic Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 9 Stocks 1.1%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 327 Stocks 3%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

DB:C47 Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31
2020-12-31
2019-12-31

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Control4 has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Control4's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Control4's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Control4 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 Control4's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - 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 Control4 afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Control4 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.

C47 Management

 What is the CEO of Control4'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
Martin Plaehn
COMPENSATION $2,408,441
AGE 60
TENURE AS CEO 7.6 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Martin Plaehn has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Control4 Corporation since September 2011 and has been its Chairman since January 1, 2014. Mr. Plaehn joined Control4 in 2011 as a seasoned business and technology executive delivering industry-leading products, driving landscape-changing business and technology strategies and improving operating excellence for growth. He served as Senior Vice President - Software Products at RealNetworks Inc., from 2010 to 2011and its Executive Vice President of Products and Services from 1999 through 2004 and then led RealNetworks, Inc.’s casual games division from 2004 to 2005. He joined RealNetworks in August of 1999 as its Senior Vice President, Systems Software and Services. He has a passion for product innovation, exceptional customer experience and operating discipline. Prior to joining Control4, he held both executive management and Chief Executive Officer positions. He served as Strategic Advisor at Ralph Silver Associates, Inc. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Viewpoint Digital from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Plaehn served as an advisor to chief executive officers, executive teams and investors for technology companies from 2008 to 2010. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at Bungee Labs, Inc., from 2006 to 2008, securing its follow-on venture financings. Bungee’s team and cloud-service technology established an early position in the then-emerging Cloud Computing and Platform-as-a-Service industry. Prior to Viewpoint, he led product development for Alias|Wavefront, creating the foundation for Maya, today’s leading professional animation system. He joined Wavefront in 1990, became Executive Vice President of Business and Product Development and joined its Board of Directors prior to Wavefront’s 1994 IPO and through its 1995 merger with Alias. He started his career as software developer at General Atomic Company in 1978, ISSCO Graphics in 1980 and Template Graphics Software from 1982 to 1990. He has been Director at Control4 Corporation since September 2011. He served as Director at RichFX, Inc. Mr. Plaehn holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from the University of California, San Diego and is a graduate of the Executive Program for Scientists and Engineers at the University of California, San Diego.

CEO Compensation
  • Martin's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
  • Martin's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Control4 management team in years:

3.7
Average Tenure
50
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Control4 management team is about average.
Management Team

Martin Plaehn

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
60
TENURE
7.6 yrs

Mark Novakovich

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
50
TENURE
3.7 yrs

Susan Cashen

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Marketing
COMPENSATION
$885K
AGE
57
TENURE
8.8 yrs

Bryce Judd

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Global Sales
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
43
TENURE
2.8 yrs

Charlie Kindel

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Products & Services
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
51
TENURE
0.7 yrs

Joshua Ellis

TITLE
General Counsel
AGE
38
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Jeff Dungan

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Operations & Business Development
COMPENSATION
$713K
AGE
48
TENURE
12.8 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Control4 board of directors in years:

4.3
Average Tenure
54.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Control4 board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Martin Plaehn

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
60
TENURE
5.3 yrs

Rob Born

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$206K
AGE
50
TENURE
7.8 yrs

Dave Habiger

TITLE
Lead Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$220K
AGE
49
TENURE
3.8 yrs

Mark Jensen

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$207K
AGE
68
TENURE
4 yrs

Jeremy Jaech

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$196K
AGE
62
TENURE
4.9 yrs

Jim Caudill

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$192K
AGE
50
TENURE
4.5 yrs

Phil Molyneux

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$193K
AGE
55
TENURE
4 yrs

Maria Thomas

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$178K
AGE
54
TENURE
1.2 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 Control4'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. Control4 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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C47 Company Info

Description

Control4 Corporation provides smart home and business solutions in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company offers Control4 solution that functions as the operating system of the home, integrating audio, video, lighting, temperature, security, communications, and other devices into a unified automation solution. Its Control4 product line includes the Control4 home operating system and the associated application software, and software development kits (SDKs). The company’s software components include Director for monitoring and receiving events; Home Control Interface for operating system displays graphical user interfaces on televisions, in-wall and table-top touch panels, smartphones, and tablets, as well as list-based devices, such as remote controls with LCD text-displays; and Composer, a software application that enables trained and certified independent Control4 dealers and installers to design, configure, and personalize a Control4 home automation system for consumers. Its software components also comprise Control4 Drivers, as well as DriverWorks SDK, a SDK to develop and test custom two-way interface drivers to support the integration of a new device or device model into system, or to customize and enhance an existing driver; I/O servers; and 4Sight, a subscription service that enables end customers to remotely access, monitor, and adjust settings in their homes and receive event-based email alerts from their system. In addition, the company offers products and services with embedded software, such as controllers, interface and networking devices, audio and video solutions, lighting products, comfort products, security products, and communication products. Control4 Corporation was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Details
Name: Control4 Corporation
C47
Exchange: DB
Founded: 2003
$410,632,441
26,616,707
Website: http://www.control4.com
Address: Control4 Corporation
11734 South Election Road,
Salt Lake City,
Utah, 84020,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS CTRL Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 02. Aug 2013
DB C47 Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 02. Aug 2013
LSE 0I3F Common Stock London Stock Exchange GB USD 02. Aug 2013
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
670
Control4 employees.
Industry
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Tech
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/21 21:38
End of day share price update: 2019/04/18 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/03/14
Last earnings filing: 2019/02/11
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


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