NasdaqCM:ASTC

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Astrotech Corporation operates as a science and technology development and commercialization company in the United States.

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Fundamentals

Adequate balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has Astrotech's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-6.5%

ASTC

-0.4%

US Aerospace & Defense

0.07%

US Market


1 Year Return

-41.0%

ASTC

8.9%

US Aerospace & Defense

8.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: ASTC underperformed the US Aerospace & Defense industry which returned 8.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ASTC underperformed the US Market which returned 8.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ASTCIndustryMarket
7 Day-6.5%-0.4%0.07%
30 Day-21.9%-1.9%-0.3%
90 Day-36.5%0.8%-1.6%
1 Year-41.0%-41.0%11.0%8.9%11.3%8.9%
3 Year-81.4%-81.4%57.1%48.3%46.3%36.8%
5 Year-86.9%-86.9%90.2%71.9%62.1%44.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Astrotech's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Astrotech undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

3.35x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate ASTC's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate ASTC's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ASTC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Aerospace & Defense industry average.

PE vs Market: ASTC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate ASTC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ASTC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.3x) compared to the US Aerospace & Defense industry average (2.5x).


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Future Growth

How is Astrotech forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

11.1%

Forecasted Capital Goods industry annual growth in earnings


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 Astrotech 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 SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Astrotech performed over the past 5 years?

-6.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ASTC is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -6.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare ASTC's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: ASTC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Aerospace & Defense industry (10.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: ASTC has a negative Return on Equity (-278.21%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: ASTC is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Assets is negative.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: ASTC is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Capital Employed is negative.


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Financial Health

How is Astrotech's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ASTC's short term assets ($2.7M) exceeds its short term liabilities ($838.0K)

Long Term Liabilities: ASTC's short term assets (2.7M) exceeds its long term liabilities (146.0K)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ASTC is debt free.

Reducing Debt: ASTC had no debt 5 years ago.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: ASTC has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if ASTC's debt is covered by short term assets.


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: ASTC has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: ASTC has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 12% each year.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.9%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ASTC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ASTC's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ASTC's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ASTC'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 ASTC's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

5.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Tom Pickens (62yo)

12.8yrs

Tenure

US$534,887

Compensation

Mr. Thomas Boone Pickens, III, also known as Tom, has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Astrotech Corporation since February 2008 and January 1, 2007 respectively. Mr. Pickens serves as a Ma ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Tom 's total compensation ($USD534.89K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD509.30K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Tom 's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

5.9yrs

Average Tenure

49yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: ASTC's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.9 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

11.8yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: ASTC's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.8 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$16,91311 Dec 18
Thomas Wilkinson
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares5,952
Max PriceUS$2.85

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Tom Pickens (62yo)

    Chairman & CEO

    • Tenure: 12.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$534.89k
  • Eric Stober (42yo)

    CFO, Treasurer & Secretary

    • Tenure: 5.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$347.23k
  • Raj Mellacheruvu (49yo)

    COO & VP

    • Tenure: 4.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$342.48k
  • Nicole Conser

    Marketing Director

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Ron Cantwell (76yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$132.43k
  • Mark Adams (58yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 12.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$78.68k
  • Tom Pickens (62yo)

    Chairman & CEO

    • Tenure: 12.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$534.89k
  • Xingwu Wang

    Member of Science Advisory Council

    • Tenure: 11.8yrs
  • Wagner Vendrame

    Member of Science Advisory Council

    • Tenure: 11.8yrs
  • Louis Stodieck

    Member of Science Advisory Council

    • Tenure: 11.8yrs
  • Neal Pellis

    Member of Science Advisory Council

    • Tenure: 11.8yrs
  • Timothy Hammond

    Member of Science Advisory Council

    • Tenure: 11.8yrs
  • Daniel Russler (55yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 8.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$91.68k
  • Tom Wilkinson (49yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 1yrs
    • Compensation: US$78.49k

Company Information

Astrotech Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Astrotech Corporation
  • Ticker: ASTC
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 1984
  • Industry: Aerospace and Defense
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: US$9.300m
  • Shares outstanding: 5.92m
  • Website: https://www.astrotechcorp.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Astrotech Corporation
  • 201 West 5th Street
  • Suite 1275
  • Austin
  • Texas
  • 78701
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SP5BDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURDec 1995
ASTCNasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDDec 1995

Biography

Astrotech Corporation operates as a science and technology development and commercialization company in the United States. It operates through two segments, Astro Scientific and Astral Images Corporation.  ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/23 00:11
End of Day Share Price2019/10/22 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/06/30


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.