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Applied Industrial Technologies NYSE:AIT Stock Report

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06 Aug, 2022


Company Financials +
AIT fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance6/6
Financial Health4/6

AIT Stock Overview

Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. distributes industrial products in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.

Applied Industrial Technologies Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Applied Industrial Technologies
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$103.45
52 Week HighUS$111.68
52 Week LowUS$80.93
1 Month Change9.82%
3 Month Change-1.80%
1 Year Change18.38%
3 Year Change86.94%
5 Year Change86.56%
Change since IPO1,753.86%

Recent News & Updates

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Shareholder Returns

AITUS Trade DistributorsUS Market

Return vs Industry: AIT exceeded the US Trade Distributors industry which returned 1.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AIT exceeded the US Market which returned -12.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is AIT's price volatile compared to industry and market?
AIT volatility
AIT Average Weekly Movement4.4%
Trade Distributors Industry Average Movement6.8%
Market Average Movement7.9%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market17.1%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.2%

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

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

About the Company

19236,008Neil Schrimsher

Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. distributes industrial products in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. It operates through two segments, Service Center Based Distribution, and Fluid Power & Flow Control. The company distributes bearings, power transmission products, engineered fluid power components and systems, specialty flow control solutions, advanced automation products, industrial rubber products, linear motion components, tools, safety products, oilfield supplies, and other industrial and maintenance supplies; and motors, belting, drives, couplings, pumps, hydraulic and pneumatic components, filtration supplies, valves, fittings, process instrumentation, actuators, and hoses, as well as other related supplies for general operational needs of customers’ machinery and equipment.

Applied Industrial Technologies Fundamentals Summary

How do Applied Industrial Technologies's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
AIT fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$3.98b
Earnings (TTM)US$237.55m
Revenue (TTM)US$3.65b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
AIT income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$2.58b
Gross ProfitUS$1.06b
Other ExpensesUS$825.73m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

Aug 11, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)6.18
Gross Margin29.17%
Net Profit Margin6.52%
Debt/Equity Ratio65.7%

How did AIT perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio

Does AIT pay a reliable dividends?

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When do you need to buy AIT by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Applied Industrial Technologies dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateAug 12 2022
Dividend Pay DateAug 31 2022
Days until Ex dividend4 days
Days until Dividend pay date23 days

Does AIT pay a reliable dividends?

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We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 1/6

  • 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 AIT?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

AIT 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/Revenue1.2x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA11.7x
PEG Ratio1.8x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

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

AIT PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for AIT vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average14.7x
MSM MSC Industrial Direct
BECN Beacon Roofing Supply
HRI Herc Holdings
AIT Applied Industrial Technologies

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: AIT is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.7x) compared to the peer average (14.7x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does AIT's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Trade Distributors Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: AIT is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.7x) compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average (13.2x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is AIT'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.

AIT PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio16.7x
Fair PE Ratio17.9x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: AIT is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.7x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (17.9x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

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

Below Fair Value: AIT ($103.45) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($50.97)

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

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 less than 20% higher than the current share price.

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Future Growth

How is Applied Industrial Technologies forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 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: AIT's forecast earnings growth (9.3% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: AIT's earnings (9.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.8% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: AIT's revenue (2.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: AIT's revenue (2.6% 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 AIT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has Applied Industrial Technologies performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 6/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AIT has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: AIT's current net profit margins (6.5%) are higher than last year (3.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AIT's earnings have grown by 0.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: AIT's earnings growth over the past year (105.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (0.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: AIT earnings growth over the past year (105.7%) exceeded the Trade Distributors industry 70.5%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: AIT's Return on Equity (21.6%) is considered high.

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Financial Health

How is Applied Industrial Technologies's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 4/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AIT's short term assets ($1.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($464.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: AIT's short term assets ($1.3B) exceed its long term liabilities ($820.8M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AIT's net debt to equity ratio (48.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: AIT's debt to equity ratio has increased from 45.5% to 65.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: AIT's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (23.9%).

Interest Coverage: AIT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Applied Industrial Technologies's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 4/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayAug 07 2022Ex Dividend DateAug 12 2022Dividend Pay DateAug 31 202219 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 4 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: AIT's dividend (1.31%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.52%).

High Dividend: AIT's dividend (1.31%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.09%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (21.6%), AIT's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonably low cash payout ratio (33.4%), AIT's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Neil Schrimsher (58 yo)





Mr. Neil A. Schrimsher serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. since October 25, 2011 and also serves as President since August 2013. Mr. Schrimsher's managerial expe...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Neil's total compensation ($USD6.08M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.58M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Neil's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: AIT's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: AIT's board of directors are considered experienced (7.5 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: AIT 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

Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.
  • Ticker: AIT
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1923
  • Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Implied Market Cap: US$3.977b
  • Shares outstanding: 38.44m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.
  • 1 Applied Plaza
  • Cleveland
  • Ohio
  • 44115
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/06 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/05 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/06/30

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.