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Franklin Electric NasdaqGS:FELE Stock Report

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14 Aug, 2022


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FELE fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health5/6

FELE Stock Overview

Franklin Electric Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes water and fuel pumping systems worldwide.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Franklin Electric
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$96.12
52 Week HighUS$96.95
52 Week LowUS$68.27
1 Month Change30.40%
3 Month Change36.96%
1 Year Change15.88%
3 Year Change109.00%
5 Year Change149.34%
Change since IPO8,946.59%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

FELEUS MachineryUS Market

Return vs Industry: FELE exceeded the US Machinery industry which returned -10.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FELE exceeded the US Market which returned -10.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is FELE's price volatile compared to industry and market?
FELE volatility
FELE Average Weekly Movement3.9%
Machinery Industry Average Movement5.8%
Market Average Movement7.7%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.9%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: FELE is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

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

About the Company

19446,400Gregg Sengstack

Franklin Electric Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes water and fuel pumping systems worldwide. It operates through three segments: Water Systems, Fueling Systems, and Distribution. The Water Systems segment offers submersible motors, pumps, drives, electronic controls, water treatment systems, monitoring devices, and related parts and equipment.

Franklin Electric Fundamentals Summary

How do Franklin Electric's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
FELE fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$4.45b
Earnings (TTM)US$175.07m
Revenue (TTM)US$1.89b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
FELE income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$1.25b
Gross ProfitUS$642.93m
Other ExpensesUS$467.86m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)3.78
Gross Margin33.94%
Net Profit Margin9.24%
Debt/Equity Ratio31.6%

How did FELE perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is FELE undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 3/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for FELE?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

FELE key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue2.5x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA18x
PEG Ratio4x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does FELE's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

FELE PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for FELE vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average32.1x
WTS Watts Water Technologies
TKR Timken
AQUA Evoqua Water Technologies
MLI Mueller Industries
FELE Franklin Electric

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: FELE is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (25.4x) compared to the peer average (32.1x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does FELE's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Machinery Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: FELE is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (25.4x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (22.4x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is FELE's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

FELE PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio25.4x
Fair PE Ratio17.1x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: FELE is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (25.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (17.1x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of FELE when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: FELE ($96.12) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($171.25)

Significantly Below Fair Value: FELE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Target price is lower than the current share price.

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Future Growth

How is Franklin Electric forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 1/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: FELE's forecast earnings growth (6.3% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: FELE's earnings (6.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: FELE's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: FELE's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: FELE's revenue (4.6% 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 FELE's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has Franklin Electric performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 5/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: FELE has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: FELE's current net profit margins (9.2%) are higher than last year (9.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FELE's earnings have grown by 14% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: FELE's earnings growth over the past year (33.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (14% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: FELE earnings growth over the past year (33.3%) exceeded the Machinery industry 9.4%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: FELE's Return on Equity (17.9%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Franklin Electric's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: FELE's short term assets ($913.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($539.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: FELE's short term assets ($913.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($223.2M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: FELE's net debt to equity ratio (28.3%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: FELE's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 40.2% to 31.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: FELE's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (10.1%).

Interest Coverage: FELE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (30.2x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Franklin Electric current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: FELE's dividend (0.81%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.47%).

High Dividend: FELE's dividend (0.81%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.95%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (19.6%), FELE's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: FELE is paying a dividend but the company has no free cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Gregg Sengstack (64 yo)





Mr. Gregg C. Sengstack has been the Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Electric Co., Inc. since May 2, 2014 and has been its Chairman since May 8, 2015. He serves as President at Franklin Electric Co., In...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Gregg's total compensation ($USD6.90M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.53M).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: FELE's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: FELE's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: FELE insiders have only sold shares 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

Franklin Electric Co., Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Franklin Electric Co., Inc.
  • Ticker: FELE
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1944
  • Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Implied Market Cap: US$4.450b
  • Shares outstanding: 46.29m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Franklin Electric Co., Inc.
  • 9255 Coverdale Road
  • Fort Wayne
  • Indiana
  • 46809
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/14 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/12 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.