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Executive Summary

Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation and digital transformation solutions.

Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer with mediocre balance sheet.

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Share Price & News

How has Rockwell Automation's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ROK's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Electrical


US Market

1 Year Return




US Electrical


US Market

Return vs Industry: ROK exceeded the US Electrical industry which returned 4.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ROK exceeded the US Market which returned 6.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-0.04%-0.7%1.3%
30 Day-3.3%-6.3%-0.3%
90 Day25.8%16.4%16.6%
1 Year34.5%31.5%6.3%4.1%8.4%6.1%
3 Year34.2%26.0%15.7%9.0%35.8%26.9%
5 Year90.5%70.4%9.6%0.9%62.7%44.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Rockwell Automation's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is Rockwell Automation 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: ROK ($210.9) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($153.15)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ROK is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ROK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34.5x) compared to the US Electrical industry average (16.8x).

PE vs Market: ROK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34.5x) compared to the US market (15.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: ROK is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.1x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ROK is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (39.3x) compared to the US Electrical industry average (2.4x).

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Future Growth

How is Rockwell Automation forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 23 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ROK's forecast earnings growth (11.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: ROK's earnings (11.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.8% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: ROK's revenue (5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ROK's revenue (5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: ROK's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (120.7%).

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Past Performance

How has Rockwell Automation performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ROK has a large one-off loss of $327.8M impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: ROK's current net profit margins (10.5%) are lower than last year (14.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ROK's earnings have declined by -1.2% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: ROK had negative earnings growth (-26.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electrical industry average (-14.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst ROK's Return on Equity (76.21%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

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Financial Health

How is Rockwell Automation's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ROK's short term assets ($2.8B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.8B).

Long Term Liabilities: ROK's short term assets ($2.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.0B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ROK's debt to equity ratio (218.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: ROK's debt to equity ratio has increased from 58.7% to 218.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ROK's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (62.1%).

Interest Coverage: ROK's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (14x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Rockwell Automation current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: ROK's dividend (1.93%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.7%).

High Dividend: ROK's dividend (1.93%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.69%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: ROK's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: ROK's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (65.1%), ROK's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: ROK's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (45.5% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Blake Moret (57yo)





Mr. Blake D. Moret has been a Independent Director of PTC Inc. since July 19, 2018. He has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Rockwell Automation Inc. since July 1, 2016 and its Chairman sin ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Blake's total compensation ($USD11.71M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.51M).

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

Leadership Team

Blake Moret
Chairman4yrsUS$11.71m0.040% $9.8m
Patrick Goris
Senior VP & CFO3.42yrsUS$2.93m0.0097% $2.4m
Rebecca House
Senior VP3.5yrsUS$1.89m0.0036% $874.5k
Frank Kulaszewicz
Senior VP and Head of Control Products & Solutions segmentno dataUS$4.34m0.018% $4.3m
Francis Wlodarczyk
Senior Vice President2yrsUS$2.82mno data
Ernest Nicolas
Senior Vice President of Operations & Engineering Services0.67yrno data0.0052% $1.3m
Sujeet Chand
CTO & Senior VP14.83yrsUS$2.24m0.030% $7.4m
Christopher Nardecchia
Senior VP for IT & Chief Information Officer2.67yrsno data0.0032% $781.7k
Jessica Kourakos
Head of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Bruce Quinn
Vice President Public Affairsno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: ROK's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Blake Moret
Chairman4yrsUS$11.71m0.040% $9.8m
Lisa Payne
Independent Director5.5yrsUS$267.63k0.0046% $1.1m
James Keane
Independent Director9.5yrsUS$263.00k0.0095% $2.3m
Donald Parfet
Lead Independent Directorno dataUS$288.22k0.0093% $2.3m
Steven Kalmanson
Independent Director9.5yrsUS$252.31k0.0095% $2.3m
J. Holloman
Independent Director7.25yrsUS$279.09kno data
Lawrence Kingsley
Independent Director7.25yrsUS$279.34k0.0066% $1.6m
Pam Murphy
Independent Director1.08yrsUS$97.84k0.0011% $266.3k
Thomas Rosamilia
Independent Director4.25yrsUS$255.00k0.0035% $855.0k
Patricia Watson
Independent Director3yrsUS$257.50k0.0023% $559.4k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: ROK's board of directors are considered experienced (5.5 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: ROK insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Rockwell Automation, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • Ticker: ROK
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1903
  • Industry: Electrical Components and Equipment
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: US$24.427b
  • Shares outstanding: 115.82m
  • Website: https://www.rockwellautomation.com

Number of Employees


  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • 1201 South 2nd Street
  • Milwaukee
  • Wisconsin
  • 53204
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ROKNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1968
0KXALSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDJan 1968
RWLDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
RWLXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
ROK *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJan 1968
RWLETLX (Eurotlx)YesCommon StockITEURJan 1968
R1OK34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 4 REPR 1 COMBRBRLJan 2020


Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation and digital transformation solutions. It operates in two segments, Architecture & Software, and Control Products & Solutions. The Architecture & Software segment offers a portfolio of automation and information platforms, including hardware and software. Its products include programmable automation controllers; design, visualization, and simulation software; and human machine interface products, networking products, industrial computers, sensing devices, machine safety devices, motion control products, and independent cart technology products. This segment also offers manufacturing execution systems and analytics software to enhance operational productivity and meet regulatory requirements. The Control Products & Solutions segment offers low and medium voltage electro-mechanical and electronic motor starters, AC/DC variable frequency drives, motor control and circuit protection devices, operator and signaling devices, termination and protection devices, relays and timers, and electrical control accessories. This segment also provides pre-configured line and load power solutions, packaged drives, motor control centers, and intelligent packaged power and engineered to order automation equipment solutions; and professional lifecycle services, such as safety, security, and digital transformation consulting, as well as automation and information project delivery capabilities, plant network, cloud, cybersecurity, asset management and predictive analytics, and remote, on-site, and managed support services. It primarily serves a range of industries, which include the automotive, semiconductor, and warehousing and logistics; food and beverage, and life sciences; and oil and gas, metals, and chemicals through independent distributors and direct sales force worldwide. Rockwell Automation, Inc. was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/10 23:56
End of Day Share Price2020/07/10 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/09/30

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.