Powell Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and services custom-engineered equipment and systems for the distribution, control, and monitoring of electrical energy. More Details
Flawless balance sheet and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Powell Industries's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: POWL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: POWL's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: POWL underperformed the US Electrical industry which returned 69.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: POWL underperformed the US Market which returned 36.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Powell Industries's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Powell Industries 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: POWL ($31.13) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($11.51)
Significantly Below Fair Value: POWL is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: POWL is good value based on its PE Ratio (26.8x) compared to the US Electrical industry average (31x).
PE vs Market: POWL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.8x) compared to the US market (21.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: POWL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (11.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: POWL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.3x) compared to the US Electrical industry average (4.7x).
How is Powell Industries forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: POWL's forecast earnings growth (2.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: POWL's earnings (2.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (20.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: POWL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: POWL's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-2.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: POWL's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2.8% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if POWL's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Powell Industries performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: POWL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: POWL's current net profit margins (2.8%) are lower than last year (2.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: POWL's earnings have grown by 7.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: POWL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: POWL had negative earnings growth (-12.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electrical industry average (-11.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: POWL's Return on Equity (4.4%) is considered low.
How is Powell Industries's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: POWL's short term assets ($310.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($126.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: POWL's short term assets ($310.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($13.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: POWL's debt to equity ratio (0.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: POWL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 0.7% to 0.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: POWL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (11277.5%).
Interest Coverage: POWL earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Powell Industries's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: POWL's dividend (3.34%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.34%).
High Dividend: POWL's dividend (3.34%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.77%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, POWL has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: POWL's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 7 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (89.5%), POWL's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Brett Cope (52 yo)
Mr. Brett A. Cope has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Powell Industries, Inc. since October 1, 2016. Mr. Cope serves as Chairman of the Board of Powell Industries, Inc. since September 16...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Brett's total compensation ($USD2.33M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.50M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Brett's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP||2.17yrs||US$1.22m||0.022% |
|VP, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer||9.42yrs||US$679.83k||0.23% |
|Director of Corporate Communications||14.08yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: POWL's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.9 years average tenure).
|Chairman Emeritus||1.42yrs||US$200.98k||21.62% |
|Independent Director||12.75yrs||US$143.98k||0.12% |
|Independent Director||3.08yrs||US$133.98k||0.072% |
|Independent Director||8.17yrs||US$135.98k||0.14% |
|Independent Director||3.17yrs||US$143.98k||0.055% |
|Presiding Independent Director||2yrs||US$135.98k||0.098% |
|Independent Director||1yr||US$107.98k||0.021% |
Experienced Board: POWL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.5 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Powell Industries, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Powell Industries, Inc.
- Ticker: POWL
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1947
- Industry: Electrical Components and Equipment
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$363.439m
- Shares outstanding: 11.67m
- Website: https://www.powellind.com
Number of Employees
- Powell Industries, Inc.
- 8550 Mosley Road
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|POWL||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1973|
|PW2||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1973|
Powell Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and services custom-engineered equipment and systems for the distribution, control, and monitoring of electr...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/02/28 23:42|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/02/26 00:00|
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