Federal Signal Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and supplies a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial, and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. More Details
Excellent balance sheet and good value.
Share Price & News
How has Federal Signal's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: FSS has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: FSS underperformed the US Machinery industry which returned 13.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FSS underperformed the US Market which returned 18.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Federal Signal's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StIs Federal Signal's (NYSE:FSS) 112% Share Price Increase Well Justified?
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StThese 4 Measures Indicate That Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) Is Using Debt Reasonably Well
1 month ago | Simply Wall StFederal Signal Corporation's (NYSE:FSS) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 27% Above Its Share Price
Is Federal Signal undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: FSS ($31.12) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($40.25)
Significantly Below Fair Value: FSS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FSS is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.2x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (25.7x).
PE vs Market: FSS is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.2x) compared to the US market (19x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: FSS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FSS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.9x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (2.4x).
How is Federal Signal forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: FSS's forecast earnings growth (13.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: FSS's earnings (13.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: FSS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: FSS's revenue (7.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FSS's revenue (7.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: FSS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.7%).
How has Federal Signal performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FSS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: FSS's current net profit margins (8.7%) are lower than last year (9.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FSS's earnings have grown by 17.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: FSS's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: FSS had negative earnings growth (-1.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Machinery industry average (-13.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: FSS's Return on Equity (15.7%) is considered low.
How is Federal Signal's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FSS's short term assets ($406.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($160.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: FSS's short term assets ($406.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($395.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FSS's debt to equity ratio (37.7%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: FSS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 12.3% to 37.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: FSS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (57.5%).
Interest Coverage: FSS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (19.6x coverage).
What is Federal Signal current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: FSS's dividend (1.03%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.64%).
High Dividend: FSS's dividend (1.03%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.68%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: FSS's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: FSS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (18.8%), FSS's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jennifer Sherman (55 yo)
Ms. Jennifer L. Sherman has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Federal Signal Corporation since January 1, 2016. Ms. Sherman served as the Chief Operating Officer of Federal Signal ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jennifer's total compensation ($USD4.77M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.48M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jennifer's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior VP & CFO||3.58yrs||US$1.46m||0.081% |
|Senior VP & COO||2.75yrs||US$1.77m||0.030% |
|VP, General Counsel & Secretary||4.92yrs||US$962.20k||0.097% |
|VP of Corporate Development & Treasurer||5.5yrs||no data||0.039% |
|VP & Corporate Controller||2.42yrs||no data||0.0086% |
|VP & GM of Elgin Sweeper Company||no data||US$546.55k||no data|
Experienced Management: FSS's management team is considered experienced (4.2 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||1.67yrs||US$164.00k||0.015% |
|Independent Director||6.67yrs||US$196.04k||0.081% |
|Independent Director||10.5yrs||US$180.00k||0.084% |
|Non-Executive Chairman||3.83yrs||US$241.50k||0.64% |
|Lead Independent Director||1.5yrs||US$201.81k||0.13% |
|Independent Director||9.5yrs||US$184.50k||0.11% |
Experienced Board: FSS'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: FSS insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Federal Signal Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Federal Signal Corporation
- Ticker: FSS
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1901
- Industry: Construction Machinery and Heavy Trucks
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$1.880b
- Shares outstanding: 60.42m
- Website: https://www.federalsignal.com
Number of Employees
- Federal Signal Corporation
- 1415 West 22nd Street
- Suite 1100
- Oak Brook
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|FSS||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Feb 1969|
|FSG||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Feb 1969|
Federal Signal Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and supplies a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial, and commercial customer ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/10/20 23:57|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/10/20 00:00|
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