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Eaton

NYSE:ETN
Snowflake Description

Established dividend payer with adequate balance sheet.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
ETN
NYSE
$36B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Capital Goods
Company description

Eaton Corporation plc operates as a power management company worldwide. The last earnings update was 55 days ago. More info.


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ETN Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
1.7%
NYSE:ETN
1%
US Electrical
-0.1%
US Market
1 Year Returns
12.7%
NYSE:ETN
8.4%
US Electrical
7.6%
US Market
ETN Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Eaton (ETN) 1.7% 8.3% 22% 12.7% 35.3% 18.6%
US Electrical 1% 8.9% 15.5% 8.4% 31.3% 14.7%
US Market -0.1% 3.7% 10.2% 7.6% 38.1% 46.4%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • ETN outperformed the Electrical industry which returned 8.4% over the past year.
  • ETN outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 7.6% over the past year.
Price Volatility
ETN
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

ETN Value

 Is Eaton undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Eaton to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Eaton.

NYSE:ETN Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 21 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 11.5%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NYSE:ETN
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 7.1%
Electrical Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.14
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.139 (1 + (1- 12.5%) (20.8%))
1.232
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.23
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.232 * 7.14%)
11.53%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NYSE:ETN using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Eaton is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NYSE:ETN DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 11.53%)
2019 2,623.49 Analyst x12 2,352.34
2020 2,738.24 Analyst x9 2,201.48
2021 2,932.80 Analyst x5 2,114.19
2022 2,988.00 Analyst x1 1,931.36
2023 3,051.50 Est @ 2.13% 1,768.55
2024 3,121.88 Est @ 2.31% 1,622.34
2025 3,197.86 Est @ 2.43% 1,490.06
2026 3,278.52 Est @ 2.52% 1,369.76
2027 3,363.27 Est @ 2.58% 1,259.94
2028 3,451.66 Est @ 2.63% 1,159.41
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $17,269.44
NYSE:ETN DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $3,451.66 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (11.53% – 2.73%)
$40,309.02
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $40,309.02 ÷ (1 + 11.53%)10
$13,539.75
NYSE:ETN Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $17,269.44 + $13,539.75
$30,809.19
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $30,809.19 / 424.22
$72.62
NYSE:ETN Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $72.62
Current discount Discount to share price of $85.59
= -1 x ($85.59 - $72.62) / $72.62
-17.9%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Eaton is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Eaton's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Eaton's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:ETN PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $4.94
NYSE:ETN Share Price ** NYSE (2019-04-23) in USD $85.59
United States of America Electrical Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 30 Publicly-Listed Electrical Companies 17.39x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,080 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.03x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Eaton.

NYSE:ETN PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:ETN Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 85.59 ÷ 4.94

17.33x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Eaton is good value based on earnings compared to the US Electrical industry average.
  • Eaton is good value based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Eaton's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:ETN PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 17.33x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 21 Analysts
8.1%per year
United States of America Electrical Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 20 Publicly-Listed Electrical Companies 1.52x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,109 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.55x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NYSE:ETN PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 17.33x ÷ 8.1%

2.13x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Eaton is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Eaton's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:ETN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $38.02
NYSE:ETN Share Price * NYSE (2019-04-23) in USD $85.59
United States of America Electrical Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 63 Publicly-Listed Electrical Companies 1.9x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,185 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.92x
NYSE:ETN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:ETN Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 85.59 ÷ 38.02

2.25x

* Primary Listing of Eaton.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Eaton is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Electrical industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Eaton's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Electrical industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Electrical industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Eaton has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ETN Future Performance

 How is Eaton expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 21 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
8.1%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Eaton expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Eaton's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Eaton's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
  • Eaton's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:ETN Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NYSE:ETN Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 21 Analysts 8.1%
NYSE:ETN Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 21 Analysts 2.8%
United States of America Electrical Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 9.9%
United States of America Electrical Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.6%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.5%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NYSE:ETN Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 21 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:ETN Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 24,609 2,938 1
2021-12-31 23,490 3,492 2,811 8
2020-12-31 22,972 3,401 2,635 19
2019-12-31 22,382 3,266 2,489 21
NYSE:ETN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 21,609 2,658 2,145
2018-09-30 21,363 2,717 2,148
2018-06-30 21,162 2,467 3,133
2018-03-31 20,807 2,542 3,039
2017-12-31 20,404 2,666 2,985
2017-09-30 20,058 2,425 2,849
2017-06-30 19,834 2,474 1,971
2017-03-31 19,782 2,645 1,946
2016-12-31 19,747 2,570 1,916
2016-09-30 19,937 2,674 1,950
2016-06-30 20,153 2,848 1,873
2016-03-31 20,445 2,682 1,917

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Eaton's earnings are expected to grow by 8.1% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Eaton's revenue is expected to grow by 2.8% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NYSE:ETN Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 21 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Eaton Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:ETN Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 7.13 7.13 7.13 1.00
2021-12-31 6.85 6.95 6.67 4.00
2020-12-31 6.20 6.55 5.38 12.00
2019-12-31 5.81 5.94 5.45 13.00
NYSE:ETN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 4.94
2018-09-30 4.92
2018-06-30 7.13
2018-03-31 6.88
2017-12-31 6.72
2017-09-30 6.37
2017-06-30 4.38
2017-03-31 4.30
2016-12-31 4.21
2016-09-30 4.26
2016-06-30 4.07
2016-03-31 4.14

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Eaton is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Eaton's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Eaton has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ETN Past Performance

  How has Eaton performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Eaton's growth in the last year to its industry (Electrical).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Eaton's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Eaton's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Eaton's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Electrical industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Eaton's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Eaton Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:ETN Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 21,609.00 2,145.00 3,542.00 584.00
2018-09-30 21,363.00 2,148.00 3,538.00 583.00
2018-06-30 21,162.00 3,133.00 3,586.00 592.00
2018-03-31 20,807.00 3,039.00 3,575.00 597.00
2017-12-31 20,404.00 2,985.00 3,561.00 584.00
2017-09-30 20,058.00 2,849.00 3,563.00 585.00
2017-06-30 19,834.00 1,971.00 3,482.00 584.00
2017-03-31 19,782.00 1,946.00 3,488.00 583.00
2016-12-31 19,747.00 1,916.00 3,521.00 587.00
2016-09-30 19,937.00 1,950.00 3,514.00 597.00
2016-06-30 20,153.00 1,873.00 3,565.00 607.00
2016-03-31 20,445.00 1,917.00 3,569.00 616.00
2015-12-31 20,855.00 1,972.00 3,591.00 625.00
2015-09-30 21,363.00 2,028.00 3,616.00 626.00
2015-06-30 21,888.00 2,184.00 3,667.00 633.00
2015-03-31 22,283.00 1,820.00 3,744.00 643.00
2014-12-31 22,552.00 1,793.00 3,785.00 647.00
2014-09-30 22,514.00 1,691.00 3,873.00 658.00
2014-06-30 22,393.00 1,599.00 3,873.00 661.00
2014-03-31 22,228.00 1,922.00 3,848.00 654.00
2013-12-31 22,046.00 1,861.00 3,840.00 644.00
2013-09-30 20,852.00 1,561.00 3,509.00 605.00
2013-06-30 19,195.00 1,396.00 3,220.00 541.00
2013-03-31 17,661.00 1,284.00 2,950.00 486.00
2012-12-31 16,311.00 1,217.00 2,705.00 439.00
2012-09-30 16,011.00 1,400.00 2,758.00 414.00
2012-06-30 16,184.00 1,420.00 2,759.00 416.00

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Eaton has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Eaton used its assets less efficiently than the US Electrical industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Eaton has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Eaton's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Electrical industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Eaton has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ETN Health

 How is Eaton's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Eaton's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Eaton is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Eaton's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Eaton's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Eaton Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NYSE:ETN Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 16,142.00 7,551.00 440.00
2018-09-30 16,789.00 7,308.00 506.00
2018-06-30 16,725.00 7,737.00 492.00
2018-03-31 17,301.00 7,916.00 827.00
2017-12-31 17,290.00 7,768.00 1,096.00
2017-09-30 16,636.00 8,779.00 1,636.00
2017-06-30 15,594.00 8,615.00 840.00
2017-03-31 15,199.00 8,224.00 523.00
2016-12-31 14,998.00 8,286.00 747.00
2016-09-30 15,446.00 8,450.00 707.00
2016-06-30 15,364.00 8,433.00 470.00
2016-03-31 15,563.00 8,654.00 574.00
2015-12-31 15,231.00 8,416.00 445.00
2015-09-30 15,413.00 8,672.00 568.00
2015-06-30 15,803.00 8,761.00 430.00
2015-03-31 15,264.00 9,340.00 802.00
2014-12-31 15,839.00 9,044.00 1,026.00
2014-09-30 16,645.00 9,031.00 990.00
2014-06-30 17,042.00 9,059.00 1,265.00
2014-03-31 17,111.00 9,364.00 1,144.00
2013-12-31 16,863.00 9,626.00 1,710.00
2013-09-30 16,117.00 9,736.00 1,341.00
2013-06-30 15,431.00 9,806.00 998.00
2013-03-31 15,210.00 10,128.00 1,039.00
2012-12-31 15,178.00 10,838.00 1,106.00
2012-09-30 8,242.00 4,107.00 1,045.00
2012-06-30 7,958.00 4,374.00 1,177.00
  • Eaton's level of debt (46.8%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (57.1% vs 46.8% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (35.2%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 11x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Eaton's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Eaton has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ETN Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
3.32%
Current annual income from Eaton dividends. Estimated to be 3.57% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Eaton shares you are expected to receive $66 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Eaton's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.4%).
  • Eaton's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.64%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NYSE:ETN Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 21 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Electrical Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 20 Stocks 2.3%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2008 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NYSE:ETN Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 3.85 1.00
2021-12-31 3.27 7.00
2020-12-31 3.06 12.00
2019-12-31 2.86 12.00
NYSE:ETN Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-02-27 2.840 3.476
2018-10-23 2.640 3.629
2018-07-24 2.640 3.187
2018-04-24 2.640 3.424
2018-02-28 2.640 3.330
2017-10-24 2.400 3.004
2017-07-25 2.400 3.196
2017-04-25 2.400 3.099
2017-02-22 2.400 3.271
2016-10-25 2.280 3.375
2016-07-26 2.280 3.508
2016-04-26 2.280 3.704
2016-02-24 2.280 3.748
2015-10-27 2.200 4.140
2015-07-21 2.200 3.939
2015-04-21 2.200 3.149
2015-02-25 2.200 3.210
2014-10-21 1.960 2.907
2014-07-22 1.960 2.935
2014-04-22 1.960 2.608
2014-02-26 1.960 2.655
2013-10-22 1.680 2.310
2013-07-24 1.680 2.500
2013-04-24 1.680 2.578
2013-02-27 1.680 2.763
2012-09-26 1.520 2.911
2012-07-25 1.520 3.326
2012-04-25 1.520 3.676
2012-01-26 1.520 3.058
2011-10-26 1.360 3.019
2011-07-27 1.360 3.376
2011-04-27 1.360 2.701
2011-01-27 1.360 2.529
2010-10-27 1.160 2.355
2010-07-21 1.160 2.939
2010-04-28 1.000 2.840
2010-01-27 1.000 2.790
2009-10-28 1.000 3.091
2009-07-20 1.000 3.586
2009-04-24 1.000 4.440

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  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Eaton's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are covered by earnings (1.9x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (2.1x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Eaton's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Eaton afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Eaton has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ETN Management

 What is the CEO of Eaton's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Craig Arnold
COMPENSATION $14,673,845
AGE 58
CEO Bio

Mr. Craig Arnold has been the Chairman of Eaton Corporation plc since June 1, 2016 and Chief Executive Officer at Eaton Corporation since June 01, 2016. Mr. Arnold serves as Chief Executive Officer of Eaton Corporation since June 1, 2016 and serves as its President since September 1, 2015. Mr. Arnold served as Chief Operating Officer of Eaton Corporation from September 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016. Mr. Arnold serves as Principal Executive Officer of Eaton Corporation plc. He served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Eaton Corporation plc since September 1, 2015 until June 2016. Mr. Arnold served as Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer for Industrial Sector at Eaton Corporation plc since February 1, 2009 until August 31, 2015. He served as President of Fluid Power Group and Senior Vice President of Eaton Corporation since October 25, 2000 until 2008. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Fluid Power Group at Eaton Corporation from October 25, 2000 to January 31, 2009. He was responsible for Eaton’s hydraulics, aerospace, filtration, truck, automotive and general products businesses. He joined Eaton in 2000 as group executive of the Fluid Power Group from General Electric Company. Mr. Arnold was employed in a series of progressively more responsible positions at General Electric Company from 1983 to 2000. Mr. Arnold was responsible for Eaton’s Fluid Power business, which includes Aeroquip, aerospace and hydraulics businesses. He served as Corporate Vice President of General Electric and President of GE Lighting Services Ltd. from 1999 to 2000. He served as Corporate Vice President and President of GE Plastics, Greater China, from 1998 to 1999 and at GE Appliances, Asia, from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Arnold served as Managing Director of Structured Products Europe at GE Plastics from 1995 to 1997. He started his professional career with General Electric in 1983, initially holding a series of progressively responsible sales, marketing and product management positions. He was responsible for GE’s lighting business in Europe, the Middle East and India. He was responsible for GE’s e-commerce business in Europe across all of its businesses and served as GE’s senior management "account executive" for all GE businesses in the United Kingdom. He serves as a Director at University Hospitals Health System, Inc. He has been an Independent Director at Medtronic plc since January 26, 2015. He has been a Director of Eaton Corporation plc since September 1, 2015. He has been an Independent Director of Unocal Corporation since February 1, 2004. He serves as a Director of Mallinckrodt LLC, Eaton Corporation, Tyco Healthcare Ltd and Tyco Healthcare Group, LP. He serves as a Member of the advisory Board of the Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland Partnership and the United Way of Greater Cleveland. Mr. Arnold served as a Director of Covidien PLC since June 29, 2007 until January 2015. Mr. Arnold received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University in San Bernardino and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He has years of senior management and executive leadership experience. He is a Member of The Business Roundtable and The Business Council.

CEO Compensation
  • Craig's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
  • Craig's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Eaton management team in years:

3.6
Average Tenure
55
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Eaton management team is about average.
Management Team

Craig Arnold

TITLE
Chairman & Principal Executive Officer
COMPENSATION
$15M
AGE
58

Rick Fearon

TITLE
Principal Financial Officer & Director
COMPENSATION
$6M
AGE
62

Uday Yadav

TITLE
President & COO of Industrial Sector
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
54
TENURE
3.6 yrs

Mark Eubanks

TITLE
President of Electrical Products Group - Eaton Corporation
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
45
TENURE
3.6 yrs

Ken Semelsberger

TITLE
Principal Accounting Officer
AGE
56

Ram Ramakrishnan

TITLE
Chief Technology Officer & Executive VP
TENURE
6.8 yrs

William Blausey

TITLE
Chief Information Officer & Senior VP
AGE
53
TENURE
13.3 yrs

Yan Jin

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Investor Relations
TENURE
0.1 yrs

Deborah Severs

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Global Ethics & Compliance
TENURE
7.2 yrs

Terry Szmagala

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Public & Community Affairs and Corporate Communications
TENURE
2.3 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Eaton board of directors in years:

7.8
Average Tenure
63
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Eaton board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Rick Fearon

TITLE
Principal Financial Officer & Director
COMPENSATION
$6M
AGE
62
TENURE
3.6 yrs

Arthur Johnson

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$343K
AGE
71
TENURE
10.3 yrs

Craig Arnold

TITLE
Chairman & Principal Executive Officer
COMPENSATION
$15M
AGE
58
TENURE
2.8 yrs

Todd Bluedorn

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$345K
AGE
54
TENURE
9.3 yrs

Gerald Smith

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$343K
AGE
67
TENURE
6.4 yrs

Sandra Pianalto

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$333K
AGE
63
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Chris Connor

TITLE
Lead Director
COMPENSATION
$368K
AGE
61
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Debbie McCoy

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$339K
AGE
63
TENURE
19.3 yrs

Mike Critelli

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$326K
AGE
69
TENURE
21.3 yrs

Greg Page

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$336K
AGE
67
TENURE
16 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • Eaton insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
15. Mar 19 Sell Curtis Hutchins Individual 13. Mar 19 13. Mar 19 -12,000 $80.60 $-967,200
13. Mar 19 Sell Richard Eubanks Individual 12. Mar 19 12. Mar 19 -18,894 $80.58 $-1,522,479
13. Mar 19 Sell Brian Brickhouse Individual 12. Mar 19 12. Mar 19 -5,000 $80.46 $-402,300
13. Mar 19 Sell Richard Fearon Individual 11. Mar 19 11. Mar 19 -31,000 $80.25 $-2,475,830
13. Mar 19 Sell Nanda Cheruvatath Individual 11. Mar 19 11. Mar 19 -9,992 $80.21 $-801,389
05. Mar 19 Sell Nanda Cheruvatath Individual 01. Mar 19 01. Mar 19 -95 $80.23 $-7,622
05. Mar 19 Sell Uday Yadav Individual 04. Mar 19 04. Mar 19 -16,980 $80.47 $-1,366,381
05. Mar 19 Sell Heath Monesmith Individual 04. Mar 19 04. Mar 19 -7,167 $81.25 $-582,290
11. Feb 19 Sell Curtis Hutchins Individual 07. Feb 19 07. Feb 19 -9,025 $75.94 $-685,359
05. Feb 19 Sell Joao Faria Individual 04. Feb 19 04. Feb 19 -5,000 $76.73 $-383,650
14. Sep 18 Sell Ken Semelsberger Individual 13. Sep 18 13. Sep 18 -11,500 $86.57 $-995,555
07. Sep 18 Sell Deborah McCoy Individual 06. Sep 18 06. Sep 18 -3,000 $84.55 $-253,650
06. Sep 18 Sell Richard Fearon Individual 05. Sep 18 05. Sep 18 -25,000 $83.29 $-2,082,250
31. Aug 18 Sell Revathi Advaithi Individual 30. Aug 18 30. Aug 18 -15,500 $82.98 $-1,286,113
13. Jun 18 Sell Uday Yadav Individual 12. Jun 18 12. Jun 18 -9,786 $80.33 $-786,024
12. Jun 18 Sell Michael Critelli Individual 12. Jun 18 12. Jun 18 -5,000 $80.86 $-404,300
08. Jun 18 Sell Richard Eubanks Individual 07. Jun 18 07. Jun 18 -7,175 $80.34 $-575,490
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Management checks
We assess Eaton's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Eaton has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ETN News

Simply Wall St News

What Is Eaton Corporation plc's (NYSE:ETN) Share Price Doing?

As a large-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock … However, what if the stock is still a bargain?

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Are Insiders Selling Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN) Stock?

So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN). … That means that an insider was selling shares at slightly below the current price (US$82.64). … Over the last year we saw more insider selling of Eaton shares, than buying.

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Update: Eaton (NYSE:ETN) Stock Gained 26% In The Last Three Years

For example, the Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN) share price return of 26% over three years lags the market return in the same period. … During three years of share price growth, Eaton achieved compound earnings per share growth of 5.2% per year. … In comparison, the 8.1% per year gain in the share price outpaces the EPS growth.

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Is Eaton Corporation plc's (NYSE:ETN) Balance Sheet Strong Enough To Weather A Storm?

its financial health remains the key to continued success. … Let’s take a look at Eaton’s leverage and assess its financial strength to get an idea of their ability to fund strategic acquisitions and grow through cyclical pressures. … Note that this information is centred entirely on financial health and is a high-level overview, so I encourage you to look further

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Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN): Is It A Good Long Term Opportunity?

In December 2018, Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN) announced its most recent earnings update, whicha … signalled

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Is Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN) Expensive For A Reason? A Look At The Intrinsic Value

How far off is Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN) from its intrinsic value? … by taking the foreast future cash flows of the company and discounting them back to today's value. … Anyone interested in learning a bit more about intrinsic value should have a read of the Simply Wall St analysis model.

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Will Eaton Corporation plc's (NYSE:ETN) Earnings Grow Over The Next Year?

Want to participate in a short research study? … Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! … On 31 December 2018, Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN) released its earnings update.

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What Kind Of Shareholder Appears On The Eaton Corporation plc's (NYSE:ETN) Shareholder Register?

Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. … We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned. … Companies of this size are usually well known to retail investors, too.

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Here's What Eaton Corporation plc's (NYSE:ETN) P/E Ratio Is Telling Us

This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). … How Do I Calculate Eaton's Price To Earnings Ratio … Price to Earnings Ratio = Share Price ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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Should Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN) Be Part Of Your Dividend Portfolio?

Over the past 10 years Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN) has been paying dividends to shareholders. … Does Eaton tick all the boxes of a great dividend stock? … Take the survey and be part of one of the most advanced studies of stock market investors to date

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ETN Company Info

Description

Eaton Corporation plc operates as a power management company worldwide. Its Electrical Products segment offers electrical and industrial components, residential products, single phase power quality products, emergency lighting and fire detection products, wiring devices, structural support systems, and circuit protection and lighting products. The company’s Electrical Systems and Services segment provides power distribution and assemblies, three phase power quality products, hazardous duty electrical equipment, explosion-proof instrumentation, utility power distribution equipment, power reliability equipment, and services. Its Hydraulics segment offers various power products, controls and sensing products, fluid conveyance products, filtration systems solutions, industrial drum and disc brakes, and golf grips. The company’s Aerospace segment provides hydraulic power generation systems, controls and sensing products, fluid conveyance products, and fuel systems for commercial and military use. Its Vehicle segment offers transmissions, clutches, hybrid power systems, superchargers, engine valves and valve actuation systems, cylinder heads, locking and limited slip differentials, transmission controls, fuel vapor components, fluid connectors, and conveyance products. The company’s eMobility segment provides voltage inverters, converters, fuses, onboard chargers, circuit protection units, vehicle controls, power distribution products, fuel tank isolation valves, and commercial vehicle hybrid systems. It serves industrial, institutional, governmental, utility, commercial, residential, information technology, renewable energy, marine, agriculture, oil and gas, construction, mining, forestry, material handling, truck and bus, machine tools, molding, primary metals, and power generation markets, as well as original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket customers. The company was founded in 1916 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

Details
Name: Eaton Corporation plc
ETN
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 1916
$36,309,264,886
424,223,214
Website: http://www.eaton.com
Address: Eaton Corporation plc
Eaton House,
30 Pembroke Road,
Dublin,
4,
Ireland
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE ETN Common Shares New York Stock Exchange US USD 02. Jan 1968
DB 3EC Common Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 02. Jan 1968
LSE 0Y3K Common Shares London Stock Exchange GB USD 02. Jan 1968
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
99,000
Eaton employees.
Industry
Electrical Components and Equipment
Capital Goods
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/23 23:35
End of day share price update: 2019/04/23 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/04/18
Last earnings filing: 2019/02/27
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.