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EasternNasdaqGM:EML Stock Report

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20 Jan, 2022


Company Financials
EML fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance1/6
Financial Health3/6

EML Stock Overview

The Eastern Company designs, manufactures, and sells engineered solutions to industrial markets in the United States and internationally.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Eastern
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$25.33
52 Week HighUS$33.96
52 Week LowUS$22.73
1 Month Change0.52%
3 Month Change3.09%
1 Year Change3.18%
3 Year Change-6.36%
5 Year Change22.66%
Change since IPO381.63%

Recent News & Updates

Nov 06
Eastern (NASDAQ:EML) Has Affirmed Its Dividend Of US$0.11

Eastern (NASDAQ:EML) Has Affirmed Its Dividend Of US$0.11

The board of The Eastern Company ( NASDAQ:EML ) has announced that it will pay a dividend of US$0.11 per share on the...

Shareholder Returns

EMLUS MachineryUS Market

Return vs Industry: EML underperformed the US Machinery industry which returned 8.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: EML underperformed the US Market which returned 7.7% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is EML's price volatile compared to industry and market?
EML volatility
EML Average Weekly Movement4.1%
Machinery Industry Average Movement5.0%
Market Average Movement6.6%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.7%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.4%

Stable Share Price: EML is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: EML's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

18581,323Gus Vlak

The Eastern Company designs, manufactures, and sells engineered solutions to industrial markets in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Engineered Solutions and Diversified Products. The Engineered Solutions segment offers turnkey returnable packaging solutions that are used in the assembly process of vehicles, aircraft, and durable goods, as well as in the production process of plastic packaging products, packaged consumer goods, and pharmaceuticals; designs and manufactures blow mold tools and injection blow mold tooling products, and 2-step stretch blow molds and related components; and supplies blow molds and change parts to the food, beverage, healthcare and chemical industry.

Eastern Fundamentals Summary

How do Eastern's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
EML fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$158.95m
Earnings (TTM)US$9.80m
Revenue (TTM)US$280.24m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
EML income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$218.51m
Gross ProfitUS$61.73m

Last Reported Earnings

Oct 02, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)1.56
Gross Margin22.03%
Net Profit Margin3.50%
Debt/Equity Ratio75.0%

How did EML perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


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


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: EML ($25.33) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($8.21)

Significantly Below Fair Value: EML is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: EML is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.2x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (28.3x).

PE vs Market: EML is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.2x) compared to the US market (16.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: EML is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (2.7x).

Future Growth

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


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 Eastern 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.

Past Performance

How has Eastern performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: EML has a large one-off loss of $6.2M impacting its October 2 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: EML's current net profit margins (3.5%) are lower than last year (6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: EML's earnings have grown by 7.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: EML's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: EML had negative earnings growth (-23.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Machinery industry average (34.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: EML's Return on Equity (8.7%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Eastern's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: EML's short term assets ($149.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($54.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: EML's short term assets ($149.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($120.2M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: EML's net debt to equity ratio (67.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: EML's debt to equity ratio has increased from 2.6% to 75% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: EML's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (5%).

Interest Coverage: EML's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Eastern current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: EML's dividend (1.74%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.34%).

High Dividend: EML's dividend (1.74%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.49%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: EML's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: EML's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (28.1%), EML'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.

Next Steps


How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Gus Vlak (54 yo)





Mr. August M. Vlak, also known as Gus, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at The Eastern Company since January 1, 2016. Mr. Vlak serves as Managing Director at DM Capital. He has been a man...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Gus's total compensation ($USD636.87K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.10M).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: EML's management team is seasoned and experienced (6 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: EML's board of directors are considered experienced (6.2 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: EML insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

The Eastern Company's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: The Eastern Company
  • Ticker: EML
  • Exchange: NasdaqGM
  • Founded: 1858
  • Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Implied Market Cap: US$158.950m
  • Shares outstanding: 6.28m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • The Eastern Company
  • 112 Bridge Street
  • PO Box 460
  • Naugatuck
  • Connecticut
  • 6770
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/20 23:52
End of Day Share Price2022/01/20 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/01/02

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.