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Fortive NYSE:FTV Stock Report

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02 Oct, 2022


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FTV fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health4/6

FTV Stock Overview

Fortive Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and services professional and engineered products, software, and services worldwide.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Fortive
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$58.30
52 Week HighUS$79.87
52 Week LowUS$52.47
1 Month Change-6.82%
3 Month Change6.25%
1 Year Change-17.91%
3 Year Change-12.33%
5 Year Change-18.52%
Change since IPO19.96%

Recent News & Updates

Sep 13
Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) Shares Could Be 32% Below Their Intrinsic Value Estimate

Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) Shares Could Be 32% Below Their Intrinsic Value Estimate

Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of Fortive Corporation ( NYSE:FTV ) by projecting...

Sep 10

Fortive: Strategic Changes And Robust Balance Sheet Hold The Key

Summary Remolding the business portfolio to look for recurring revenue and diversification is paying off for Fortive. Higher productivity, increased volume, and improved pricing kept its operating margin steady. Robust liquidity and low leverage ensure that financial risks remain limited. The stock is relatively overvalued. Fortive's Prospects And Challenges Fortive Corporation (FTV) provides intelligent engineered products, software, and services. It also sells health, safety, and quality enterprise software products for various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, utilities, communications, and electronics. The most significant change in the company's business model has come from a shift to relying on recurring revenue and diversification. For the rest of 2022, its operating segments will likely improve revenue and profit margins. Globalizing its brands across various geographic regions will also help accelerate growth. However, the economic impact of the current recession, the supply chain issues, the China lockdown, and the adverse movement of foreign exchanges against the US dollar would take their toll on the cash flows. So, free cash flows declined in 1H 2022. The stock is relatively overvalued compared to its peers. Fortunately, it has low leverage and robust liquidity, which can expand its relative valuation multiples when the economy struggles. Nonetheless, I think the stock is still apt to hold for investors looking at the long-term return horizon. Strategies: A Critical Look Fortive Corporation's Filings Over the past few years, FTV has transformed its business portfolio, emphasized a diversified end market, and generated durable recurring revenue. The company has added software and consumables business while expanding its service business model. Earlier, retail fueling and vehicle repair markets contributed heavily to its total revenue mix. Now, healthcare has become the primary driver. The advantage of the new model is that the revenue is recurring. Plus, it caters to varied end markets. Tektronix is a case at this point. In Q2, the company saw mid-20% bookings growth at Tektronix (which provides test and measurement instruments in various industries), mid-teens growth in sensing technologies, and 20%-plus growth in Gems (Gems Sensor, a subsidiary). The company also leverages its brand value by commercializing and globalizing its brands across various geographic regions. So, the recurring revenue share doubled from 2016 to 2022. Q3 and FY2022 Forecast In Q3 and Q4, the management expects revenues to increase by "single digit to low double digits," while the adjusted operating profit margins can grow by 100 basis points year-over-year. Adjusted earnings per share can increase by 12%-16% from Q2 to Q3 and by a further 8%-11% in Q4. Each of its three operating segments will likely see topline rising. The company's revenues in FY2022 can increase by 8% to 9.5%. Better operational performance and lower taxes can produce $3.07-$3.13 in adjusted earnings per share in FY2022. So, improved performance can offset an expected $100 million charge due to adverse foreign exchange movement ($0.08 per share). Over the next three years, the company plans to achieve a "mid-single-digit" core revenue growth. It also looks to expand its operating margin by 300 basis points or a 50% growth in earnings. The profit growth can also reflect in 90% growth in free cash flow. The Outlook And Current Drivers Seeking Alpha By Q2-end, its hardware backlog was 21% higher than the beginning of the year. I expect its core business to grow for the remainder of 2022 due to a resilient product portfolio and continued customer demand. New logo generation, cross-sell bookings, and lower customer churn should keep its software sales high in 2022. In 2022, hardware orders and software revenues increased, albeit moderately, following the company's transition to a diversified product portfolio. Despite higher inflation and the loss from foreign exchange movements, its gross profit margin remained unchanged from Q1 to Q2, while the EBITDA margin expanded by 140 basis points. In Q2, on a geographic basis, the Western Europe regions proliferated (revenues up by "mid-teens"), while North America revenues were up by "high single digits." China saw ~20% order growth, despite the Shanghai lockdowns. Analyzing The Segment Performance In the Intelligent Operating Solutions segment, revenues increased by 16% in Q2 year-over-year. Sharp improvements in shipments and robust price realization led to a 205-basis point operating margin expansion in Q2 in this segment. In Precision Technologies, revenues increased by 6% in Q2 2022 compared to Q2 2021. The industrial, semi, medical, power, and energy markets witnessed steady growth. Higher usage of power and precision devices and expanded use of semiconductors led to the topline growth in this segment. Backlogs also went up during Q2. The superior operating performance of Tektronix and Sensing Technologies overcame the hurdles of Shanghai lockdowns. Favorable pricing and cost management also resulted in 90 basis point adjusted profit margin expansion. In Advanced Healthcare Solutions, revenue growth in Western Europe exceeded the revenue growth in North America in Q2. Higher ASP (Advanced Sterilization Products business) consumables increased sales in North America in Q2. However, disruptions from COVID presented challenges owing to staffing issues, and capital equipment constraints muddled the growth rate in Q2. Investors may note that FTV acquired ASP in April 2019 for $2.7 billion. Following the Provation acquisition, the company has invested in FBS (Fortive Business System) tools, which drove productivity savings and improved adjusted operating margin by 300 basis points in Q2 over a year ago. Steady Dividend Seeking Alpha FTV pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share, translating into a 0.43% dividend yield. The dividend rate has changed little over the past five years. Dover Corporation's (DOV) forward dividend yield is 1.56%, while Snap-on Incorporated's (SNA) dividend yield is higher (2.54%). Strong Balance Sheet In 1H 2022, FTV's cash flow from operations (or CFO) increased by 20% compared to a year ago, led by higher year-over-year revenues. Capex, excluding the acquisition part, raised sharply in 1H 2022, leading to a modest 16% higher free cash flow (or FCF) in the past year.

Aug 19

Fortive declares $0.07 dividend

Fortive (NYSE:FTV) declares $0.07/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 0.41% Payable Sept. 30; for shareholders of record Aug. 31; ex-div Aug. 30. See FTV Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth.

Shareholder Returns

FTVUS MachineryUS Market

Return vs Industry: FTV matched the US Machinery industry which returned -18.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FTV exceeded the US Market which returned -23.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is FTV's price volatile compared to industry and market?
FTV volatility
FTV Average Weekly Movement3.9%
Machinery Industry Average Movement5.4%
Market Average Movement6.8%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.5%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.8%

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

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

About the Company

201518,000Jim Lico

Fortive Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and services professional and engineered products, software, and services worldwide. Its Intelligent Operating Solutions segment offers connected reliability tools; environment, health, safety, and quality enterprise software products; facility and asset lifecycle software; pre-construction planning and construction procurement solutions; ruggedized professional test tools; electric, pressure, and temperature calibration tools; and portable gas detection tools for a range of vertical end markets including manufacturing, process industries, healthcare, utilities and power, communications and electronics, and others. It markets its products and services under the ACCRUENT, FLUKE, GORDIAN, INDUSTRIAL SCIENTIFIC, INTELEX, PRUFTECHNIK, and SERVICECHANNEL brands.

Fortive Fundamentals Summary

How do Fortive's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
FTV fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$20.73b
Earnings (TTM)US$658.60m
Revenue (TTM)US$5.52b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
FTV income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$2.35b
Gross ProfitUS$3.17b
Other ExpensesUS$2.51b

Last Reported Earnings

Jul 01, 2022

Next Earnings Date

Oct 26, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)1.85
Gross Margin57.44%
Net Profit Margin11.94%
Debt/Equity Ratio39.0%

How did FTV perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 3/6

  • 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 FTV?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

FTV 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/Revenue4.3x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA17.2x
PEG Ratio2x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

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

FTV PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for FTV vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average25.7x
OTIS Otis Worldwide
XYL Xylem
DOV Dover
FTV Fortive

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: FTV is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (31.5x) compared to the peer average (25.7x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does FTV's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Machinery Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: FTV is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (31.5x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (18.5x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is FTV'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.

FTV PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio31.5x
Fair PE Ratio25x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: FTV is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (31.5x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (25x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

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

Below Fair Value: FTV ($58.3) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($99.37)

Significantly Below Fair Value: FTV is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

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 more than 20% higher than the current share price and analysts are within a statistically confident range of agreement.

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Future Growth

How is Fortive forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 2/6

  • 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: FTV's forecast earnings growth (15.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: FTV's earnings (15.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.8% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: FTV's revenue (4.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: FTV's revenue (4.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: FTV's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.7%).

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Past Performance

How has Fortive performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: FTV has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: FTV's current net profit margins (11.9%) are lower than last year (30.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FTV's earnings have grown by 2.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: FTV's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: FTV had negative earnings growth (-57.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Machinery industry average (9.8%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: FTV's Return on Equity (7%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Fortive'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: FTV's short term assets ($2.4B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($2.6B).

Long Term Liabilities: FTV's short term assets ($2.4B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.0B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: FTV's net debt to equity ratio (31.7%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: FTV's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 101.2% to 39% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: FTV's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (28.4%).

Interest Coverage: FTV's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Fortive current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Fortive Dividend Yield vs Market
How does Fortive dividend yield compare to the market?
SegmentDividend Yield
Company (Fortive)0.5%
Market Bottom 25% (US)1.7%
Market Top 25% (US)4.7%
Industry Average (Machinery)2.0%
Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Fortive)0.5%

Notable Dividend: FTV's dividend (0.48%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.67%).

High Dividend: FTV's dividend (0.48%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.73%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: FTV is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: FTV is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: FTV is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: FTV is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.

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


Average management tenure


Jim Lico (56 yo)





Mr. James A. Lico, also known as Jim, has been Chief Executive Officer of Fortive Corporation since July 2016 and served as its President since July 2016. He serves as President at Fortive Corporation. Mr....

CEO Compensation Analysis

Jim Lico's Compensation vs Fortive Earnings
How has Jim Lico's remuneration changed compared to Fortive's earnings?
DateTotal Comp.SalaryCompany Earnings
Jul 01 2022n/an/a


Apr 01 2022n/an/a


Dec 31 2021US$17mUS$1m


Oct 01 2021n/an/a


Jul 02 2021n/an/a


Apr 02 2021n/an/a


Dec 31 2020US$14mUS$897k


Sep 25 2020n/an/a


Jun 26 2020n/an/a


Mar 27 2020n/an/a


Dec 31 2019US$14mUS$1m


Sep 27 2019n/an/a


Jun 28 2019n/an/a


Mar 29 2019n/an/a


Dec 31 2018US$14mUS$1m


Sep 28 2018n/an/a


Jun 29 2018n/an/a


Mar 30 2018n/an/a


Dec 31 2017US$11mUS$1m


Sep 29 2017n/an/a


Jun 30 2017n/an/a


Mar 31 2017n/an/a


Dec 31 2016US$11mUS$920k


Sep 30 2016n/an/a


Jul 01 2016n/an/a


Apr 01 2016n/an/a


Dec 31 2015US$5mUS$701k


Compensation vs Market: Jim's total compensation ($USD16.60M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD13.04M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jim's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: FTV's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: FTV's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.9 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.

Recent Insider Transactions

NYSE:FTV Recent Insider Transactions by Companies or Individuals
DateValueNameEntityRoleSharesMax Price
02 May 22BuyUS$1,013,493Alan SpoonIndividual17,400US$58.54
03 Nov 21SellUS$506,209Peter UnderwoodIndividual6,575US$76.99

Ownership Breakdown

What is the ownership structure of FTV?
Owner TypeNumber of SharesOwnership Percentage
State or Government151,7860.04%
General Public5,879,1281.7%
Individual Insiders9,295,9022.6%

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Top 25 shareholders own 71.88% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
The Vanguard Group, Inc.
BlackRock, Inc.
Wellington Management Group LLP
RBC Global Asset Management Inc.
State Street Global Advisors, Inc.
Flossbach von Storch AG
Viking Global Investors LP
Geode Capital Management, LLC
Massachusetts Financial Services Company
Champlain Investment Partners, LLC
Steven Rales
4,514,618$263.2m0%no data
Brown Advisory Incorporated
Northern Trust Global Investments
Mitchell Rales
4,000,000$233.2m0%no data
Select Equity Group, L.P.
Gates Capital Management, Inc.
Adage Capital Management, L.P.
Norges Bank Investment Management
UBS Asset Management
BNY Mellon Asset Management
Ceredex Value Advisors LLC
Artisan Partners Limited Partnership
CPP Investments

Company Information

Fortive Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Fortive Corporation
  • Ticker: FTV
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2015
  • Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Implied Market Cap: US$20.731b
  • Shares outstanding: 355.60m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Fortive Corporation
  • 6920 Seaway Boulevard
  • Everett
  • Washington
  • 98203
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
FTVNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJul 2016
F03DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJul 2016
FTV *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJul 2016
0IRELSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDJul 2016
F1TV34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 2 REPR 1 SHS UNSPONBRBRLJan 2020

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/10/02 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/09/30 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.