Proto Labs, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an e-commerce driven digital manufacturer of custom prototypes and on-demand production parts in the worldwide. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Proto Labs's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: PRLB is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: PRLB's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: PRLB underperformed the US Machinery industry which returned 49.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: PRLB underperformed the US Market which returned 39.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Proto Labs's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Proto Labs 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: PRLB ($86.52) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($45.55)
Significantly Below Fair Value: PRLB is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: PRLB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (57.4x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (33.3x).
PE vs Market: PRLB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (57.4x) compared to the US market (19.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: PRLB is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: PRLB's PB Ratio (2.9x) is in line with the US Machinery industry average.
How is Proto Labs 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: PRLB's forecast earnings growth (23.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: PRLB's earnings (23.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (15.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: PRLB's revenue (10.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: PRLB's revenue (10.1% 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 PRLB's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Proto Labs performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: PRLB has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: PRLB's current net profit margins (9.3%) are lower than last year (13.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: PRLB's earnings have grown by 5.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: PRLB's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: PRLB had negative earnings growth (-34.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Machinery industry average (-6.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: PRLB's Return on Equity (5%) is considered low.
How is Proto Labs's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: PRLB's short term assets ($158.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($59.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: PRLB's short term assets ($158.5M) exceed its long term liabilities ($61.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: PRLB is debt free.
Reducing Debt: PRLB had no debt 5 years ago.
Debt Coverage: PRLB has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: PRLB has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Proto Labs's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate PRLB's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PRLB's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PRLB's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PRLB's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of PRLB's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Rob Bodor (47 yo)
Dr. Robert Bodor, also known as Rob, is a Co-Founder at Inveni, LLC and serves as its Chief Technical Officer. Dr. Bodor has been President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Proto Labs, Inc. sinc...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Rob's total compensation ($USD1.00M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.72M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Rob's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: PRLB's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: PRLB's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 4%.
Proto Labs, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Proto Labs, Inc.
- Ticker: PRLB
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1999
- Industry: Industrial Machinery
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$2.389b
- Shares outstanding: 27.69m
- Website: https://www.protolabs.com
Number of Employees
- Proto Labs, Inc.
- 5540 Pioneer Creek Drive
- Maple Plain
- United States
Proto Labs, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an e-commerce driven digital manufacturer of custom prototypes and on-demand production parts in the worldwide. The company offers injection mo...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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