Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

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


Earnings are forecast to grow 8.57% per year

Earnings grew by 11.4% over the past year

Pays a reliable dividend of 1.02%

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for FELE from our risk checks.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: FELE has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Machinery


US Market

1 Year Return




US Machinery


US Market

Return vs Industry: FELE exceeded the US Machinery industry which returned 11.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FELE matched the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.8%1.6%1.8%
30 Day0.8%-2.0%1.4%
90 Day14.6%1.9%8.8%
1 Year21.2%19.9%13.4%11.4%22.7%20.1%
3 Year54.3%49.4%37.2%28.4%50.1%40.4%
5 Year85.0%74.9%62.9%43.6%72.9%53.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Franklin Electric 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: FELE ($60.89) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($35.39)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: FELE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.4x) compared to the Machinery industry average (21.4x).

PE vs Market: FELE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.4x) compared to the US market (18.3x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: FELE is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.3x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: FELE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.6x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (2.2x).

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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?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: FELE's forecast earnings growth (8.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: FELE's earnings (8.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.3% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: FELE's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: FELE's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: FELE's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.5%).

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Past Performance

How has Franklin Electric performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: FELE has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: FELE's current net profit margins (7.6%) are higher than last year (7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FELE's earnings have grown by 8.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: FELE's earnings growth over the past year (11.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (8.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: FELE earnings growth over the past year (11.4%) exceeded the Machinery industry 2.1%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: FELE's Return on Equity (12.9%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Franklin Electric's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: FELE's short term assets ($617.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($257.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: FELE's short term assets ($617.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($202.9M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: FELE's debt to equity ratio (22.4%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: FELE's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 35% to 22.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: FELE's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (91%).

Interest Coverage: FELE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (15.3x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: FELE's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 3.6x debt).

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: FELE's dividend (1.02%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.44%).

High Dividend: FELE's dividend (1.02%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.68%).

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.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (25.9%), FELE's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: FELE's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (20.9% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Gregg Sengstack (61yo)





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, and also serves as its President. Mr. Sengstack ser ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Gregg's total compensation ($USD5.10M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.89M).

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

Leadership Team

Gregg Sengstack
Chairman5.8yrsUS$5.10m0.81% $22.8m
John Haines
VP & CFO11.8yrsUS$1.53m0.053% $1.5m
Donald Kenney
VP & President of Global Water2.8yrsUS$1.34m0.084% $2.4m
Julie Freigang
VP & Chief Information Officer6.1yrsno data0.017% $492.6k
Jonathan Grandon
VP, Chief Administrative Officer3.4yrsno data0.026% $743.6k
DeLancey Davis
VP & President of Headwater Companies2.8yrsUS$1.28m0.016% $444.3k
Jay Walsh
VP & President of Franklin Fueling Systems1.1yrsno data0.031% $865.5k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: FELE's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Gregg Sengstack
Chairman5.8yrsUS$5.10m0.81% $22.8m
David Wathen
Lead Independent Director0yrsUS$205.00kno data
David Brown
Independent Director12.1yrsUS$195.00kno data
David Roberts
Independent Director16.3yrsUS$185.00k0.11% $3.0m
Jennifer Sherman
Independent Director5.1yrsUS$195.00kno data
Thomas VerHage
Independent Director9.6yrsUS$185.00kno data
Victor Grizzle
Director0.08yrsno datano data
Renee Peterson
Independent Director4.4yrsUS$195.00kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: FELE's board of directors are considered experienced (5.1 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 company bio, 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
  • Market Cap: US$2.823b
  • Shares outstanding: 46.36m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


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


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
FELENasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon SharesUSUSDJan 1980
FE4DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURJan 1980


Franklin Electric Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes water and fuel pumping systems worldwide. It operates in three segments: Water Systems, Fueling Systems, and Distribution. The Water Systems segment offers submersible motors, pumps, drives, electronic controls, monitoring devices, and related parts and equipment. Its motors and pumps are used principally for pumping clean water and wastewater in various residential, agricultural, and industrial applications; and electronic drives and controls are used in motors for controlling functionality, as well as providing protection from various hazards, such as electrical surges, over-heating, and dry wells and tanks. The Fueling Systems segment provides pumps, pipes, sumps, fittings, vapor recovery components, electronic controls, monitoring devices, and related parts and equipment primarily for use in submersible fueling system applications. Its fuel pumping systems are used principally in total system solutions for underground gasoline, diesel, and biofuel systems. This segment serves other energy markets, such as power reliability systems, as well as includes intelligent electronic devices for online monitoring of the power utility, hydroelectric, and industrial markets. The Distribution segment sells to and provides pre-sale support and specifications to the installing contractors. It sells products produced by the Water Systems segment and other brands. The company sells its products to wholesale and retail distributors, specialty distributors, original equipment manufacturers, industrial and petroleum equipment distributors, and oil and utility companies through its employee sales force and independent manufacturing representatives. Franklin Electric Co., Inc. was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/16 00:15
End of Day Share Price2020/02/14 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

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.