Methode Electronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets component and subsystem devices worldwide.
No risks detected for ME5A from our risk checks.
Very undervalued with excellent balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Methode Electronics's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: ME5A has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: ME5A exceeded the German Electronic industry which returned 8.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ME5A exceeded the German Market which returned 12.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Methode Electronics's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Methode Electronics undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: ME5A (€31.8) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€58.39)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ME5A is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ME5A is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.1x) compared to the Electronic industry average (29.8x).
PE vs Market: ME5A is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.1x) compared to the German market (21x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: ME5A is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ME5A is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the DE Electronic industry average (1.9x).
How is Methode Electronics forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ME5A's forecast earnings growth (13.8% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: ME5A's earnings (13.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the German market (13% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ME5A's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: ME5A's revenue (5.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ME5A's revenue (5.5% 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 ME5A's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Methode Electronics performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ME5A has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: ME5A's current net profit margins (10.1%) are higher than last year (5.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ME5A's earnings have declined by -5.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ME5A's earnings growth over the past year (107.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (-5.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: ME5A earnings growth over the past year (107.1%) exceeded the Electronic industry -3.9%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: ME5A's Return on Equity (14.4%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Methode Electronics's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ME5A's short term assets ($465.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($184.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: ME5A's short term assets ($465.4M) exceed its long term liabilities ($365.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ME5A's debt to equity ratio (37.6%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: ME5A's debt to equity ratio has increased from 7.2% to 37.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ME5A's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (48.6%).
Interest Coverage: ME5A's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.8x coverage).
Inventory Level: ME5A has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: ME5A's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.7x debt).
What is Methode Electronics's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: ME5A's dividend (1.29%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.31%).
High Dividend: ME5A's dividend (1.29%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.63%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: ME5A's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: ME5A's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (15.7%), ME5A's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Donald Duda (64yo)
Mr. Donald W. Duda, also known as Don, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Methode Electronics, Inc. since May 1, 2004 and its President since February 2001. Mr. Duda served as Vice President of Interc ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Donald's total compensation ($USD1.39M) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD1.52M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Donald's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|VP of Corporate Finance & CFO||1.9yrs||US$489.03k||0.18% $2.1m|
|Chief Operating Officer||1.6yrs||US$645.52k||0.73% $8.5m|
|VP & President of Dabir Surfaces||1.4yrs||US$838.50k||0.21% $2.5m|
|VP & President of Grakon Parent||1.4yrs||US$817.18k||0.072% $839.8k|
|Vice President of Corporate Communications||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Corporate Development||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Human Resources Officer||1.9yrs||US$1.41m||0.058% $671.8k|
Experienced Management: ME5A's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Independent Vice Chairman of the Board||0.4yrs||US$194.25k||0.12% $1.4m|
|Independent Director||0.7yrs||no data||0.011% $122.3k|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||7.4yrs||US$235.25k||0.089% $1.0m|
|Independent Director||0.7yrs||no data||0.0081% $94.1k|
|Director||0.2yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||15.7yrs||US$224.25k||0.12% $1.4m|
|Independent Director||15.7yrs||US$206.25k||0.043% $501.9k|
|Director||0.2yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||2yrs||US$191.25k||no data|
Experienced Board: ME5A's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.3 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: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Methode Electronics, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Methode Electronics, Inc.
- Ticker: ME5A
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1946
- Industry: Electronic Manufacturing Services
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$1.264b
- Listing Market Cap: US$1.163b
- Shares outstanding: 37.09m
- Website: https://www.methode.com
Number of Employees
- Methode Electronics, Inc.
- 8750 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
- Suite 1000
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|MEI||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Sep 1982|
|ME5A||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Sep 1982|
Methode Electronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets component and subsystem devices worldwide. It operates through Automotive, Industrial, Interface, and Medical segments. The Automotive segment supplies electronic and electro-mechanical devices, and related products to automobile OEMs directly or through their tiered suppliers. Its products include integrated center consoles, hidden switches, ergonomic switches, transmission lead-frames, LED-based lighting, and sensors, which incorporate magneto-elastic sensing and other technologies that monitor the operation or status of a component or system. The Industrial segment manufactures external lighting solutions; industrial safety radio remote controls; braided flexible cables; current-carrying laminated busbars and devices; custom power-product assemblies, such as PowerRail solution; high-current low-voltage flexible power cabling systems; and powder-coated busbars that are used in various markets and applications comprising aerospace, computers, industrial, power conversion, military, telecommunications, and transportation. The Interface segment provides various copper and fiber-optic interface, and interface solutions for the appliance, commercial food service, construction, consumer, material handling, point-of-sale, and telecommunications markets. Its solutions comprise copper transceivers and solid-state field-effect consumer touch panels. The Medical segment offers Dabir Surfaces, a surface support technology aimed at pressure injury prevention for use by patients who are immobilized or otherwise at risk for pressure injuries, including patients undergoing long-duration surgical procedures. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/23 22:40|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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