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Stanley Black & Decker NYSE:SWK Stock Report

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27 Jun, 2022


Company Financials +
SWK fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance1/6
Financial Health2/6

SWK Stock Overview

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. engages in the tools and storage and industrial businesses in the United States, Canada, rest of Americas, France, rest of Europe, and Asia.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Stanley Black & Decker
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$109.23
52 Week HighUS$210.92
52 Week LowUS$99.43
1 Month Change-8.73%
3 Month Change-25.37%
1 Year Change-46.68%
3 Year Change-25.82%
5 Year Change-22.96%
Change since IPO449.59%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 26

Stanley Black & Decker: This Dividend King Could Potentially Triple In 5 Years

SWK was founded in 1843 in New Britain, Connecticut, and hasn't missed a dividend payment in 146 years (since 1876). SWK has the most trusted brands with the #1 market share globally. If SWK grows as analysts expect by 2024 and returns to historical mid-range fair value, it could deliver 125% total returns or 38% annually.

Jun 20
These 4 Measures Indicate That Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) Is Using Debt Extensively

These 4 Measures Indicate That Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) Is Using Debt Extensively

Howard Marks put it nicely when he said that, rather than worrying about share price volatility, 'The possibility of...

Jun 09

Stanley Black & Decker Restated Its Earnings - Cause For Concern?

Stanley Black & Decker restated its 2018 to 2020 consolidated financial statements because of incorrect accounting for forward stock purchase contracts and convertible preferred stock. However, this only had a negative impact on diluted earnings per share of 3-4% - I will explain why it is highly unlikely that the accounting misstatement was intentional. Stanley Black & Decker continues to deliver strong results, but understandably faces industry-specific headwinds. However, these should not be overemphasized in my opinion. In this article, I present the results of my due diligence regarding accounting manipulation by discussing a number of accounting tests in detail.

Shareholder Returns

SWKUS MachineryUS Market

Return vs Industry: SWK underperformed the US Machinery industry which returned -20.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SWK underperformed the US Market which returned -18.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is SWK's price volatile compared to industry and market?
SWK volatility
SWK Average Weekly Movement6.3%
Machinery Industry Average Movement6.0%
Market Average Movement8.1%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.7%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: SWK is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SWK's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

184371,300Jim Loree

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. engages in the tools and storage and industrial businesses in the United States, Canada, rest of Americas, France, rest of Europe, and Asia. Its Tools & Storage segment offers professional products, including professional grade corded and cordless electric power tools and equipment, and pneumatic tools and fasteners; and consumer products, such as corded and cordless electric power tools primarily under the BLACK+DECKER brand, as well as corded and cordless lawn and garden products and related accessories; home products; and hand tools, power tool accessories, and storage products. This segment sells its products through retailers, distributors, dealers, and a direct sales force to professional end users, distributors, dealers, retail consumers, and industrial customers in various industries.

Stanley Black & Decker Fundamentals Summary

How do Stanley Black & Decker's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SWK fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$16.49b
Earnings (TTM)US$1.29b
Revenue (TTM)US$16.34b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
SWK income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$11.11b
Gross ProfitUS$5.24b
Other ExpensesUS$3.94b

Last Reported Earnings

Apr 02, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)8.55
Gross Margin32.03%
Net Profit Margin7.90%
Debt/Equity Ratio111.6%

How did SWK perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 6/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for SWK?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

SWK 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/Revenue1.7x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA11.7x
PEG Ratio0.8x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

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

SWK PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for SWK vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average25.9x
DOV Dover
XYL Xylem
NDSN Nordson
SWK Stanley Black & Decker

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: SWK is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (12.8x) compared to the peer average (25.9x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

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

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: SWK is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (12.8x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (21.7x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is SWK'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.

SWK PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio12.8x
Fair PE Ratio24.9x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: SWK is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (12.8x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (24.9x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

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

Below Fair Value: SWK ($109.23) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($210.81)

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

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: SWK is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.8x)

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Future Growth

How is Stanley Black & Decker forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 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: SWK's forecast earnings growth (15.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: SWK's earnings (15.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (13.9% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: SWK's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SWK's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SWK's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (17.8%).

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Past Performance

How has Stanley Black & Decker performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 1/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SWK has a large one-off loss of $460.3M impacting its April 2 2022 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: SWK's current net profit margins (7.9%) are lower than last year (10.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SWK's earnings have grown by 8.3% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: SWK had negative earnings growth (-12.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Machinery industry average (24%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: SWK's Return on Equity (13.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Stanley Black & Decker's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 2/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SWK's short term assets ($9.7B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($11.0B).

Long Term Liabilities: SWK's short term assets ($9.7B) exceed its long term liabilities ($9.0B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SWK's net debt to equity ratio (109.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: SWK's debt to equity ratio has increased from 73.3% to 111.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SWK's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: SWK's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (9.9x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Stanley Black & Decker current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 5/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SWK's dividend (2.89%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.57%).

High Dividend: SWK's dividend (2.89%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.23%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (37.6%), SWK's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: SWK is paying a dividend but the company has no free cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Jim Loree (63 yo)





Mr. James M. Loree, also known as Jim, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. since August 2016. Mr. Loree had been the President of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. since January...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jim's total compensation ($USD13.17M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD13.43M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jim's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: SWK's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: SWK's board of directors are considered experienced (6.2 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

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
  • Ticker: SWK
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1843
  • Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Implied Market Cap: US$16.490b
  • Shares outstanding: 150.96m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
  • 1000 Stanley Drive
  • New Britain
  • Connecticut
  • 6053
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/27 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/27 00:00
Annual Earnings2022/01/01

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.