Graco Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets systems and equipment used to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid and powder materials worldwide. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has Graco's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: GGG is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: GGG's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: GGG underperformed the US Machinery industry which returned 97.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: GGG exceeded the US Market which returned 50.5% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Graco's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Graco 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: GGG ($77.07) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($71.11)
Significantly Below Fair Value: GGG is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: GGG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (35.6x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (34.9x).
PE vs Market: GGG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (35.6x) compared to the US market (19.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: GGG is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: GGG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (9.4x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (3.3x).
How is Graco forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: GGG's forecast earnings growth (9% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: GGG's earnings (9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: GGG's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: GGG's revenue (7.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: GGG's revenue (7.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: GGG's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (25.6%)
How has Graco performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: GGG has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: GGG's current net profit margins (21%) are higher than last year (20.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: GGG's earnings have grown by 16.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: GGG's earnings growth over the past year (10.1%) is below its 5-year average (16.7% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: GGG earnings growth over the past year (10.1%) exceeded the Machinery industry -7.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: GGG's Return on Equity (26.3%) is considered high.
How is Graco's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: GGG's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($323.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: GGG's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($381.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: GGG's debt to equity ratio (13.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: GGG's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 73.9% to 13.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: GGG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (243%).
Interest Coverage: GGG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (41.1x coverage).
What is Graco current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: GGG's dividend (0.97%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.25%).
High Dividend: GGG's dividend (0.97%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.42%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: GGG's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: GGG's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (33.5%), GGG's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: GGG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (30.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Pat McHale (59 yo)
Mr. Patrick J. McHale, also known as Pat, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Graco Minnesota Inc. Mr. McHale has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Graco Inc. since June 12, 2007. He j...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Pat's total compensation ($USD8.99M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.16M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Pat's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: GGG's management team is considered experienced (2.9 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: GGG's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.2 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: GGG 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.
Graco Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Graco Inc.
- Ticker: GGG
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1926
- Industry: Industrial Machinery
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$13.058b
- Shares outstanding: 169.44m
- Website: https://www.graco.com
Number of Employees
- Graco Inc.
- 88–11th Avenue Northeast
- United States
Graco Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets systems and equipment used to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid and powder materials worldwide. The company’s Industrial segment offers proport...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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