Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. engages in tools and storage, industrial, and security businesses worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet established dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Stanley Black & Decker's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Machinery


US Market

1 Year Return




US Machinery


US Market

Return vs Industry: SWK underperformed the US Machinery industry which returned -19.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SWK underperformed the US Market which returned -10% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day16.6%2.9%2.4%
30 Day-10.5%-13.4%-11.0%
90 Day-35.0%-26.7%-19.4%
1 Year-23.1%-24.6%-17.2%-19.5%-8.1%-10.0%
3 Year-14.2%-18.8%2.3%-5.2%17.3%9.6%
5 Year21.9%10.7%25.6%9.6%36.1%21.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Stanley Black & Decker's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is Stanley Black & Decker undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SWK ($107.4) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($169.74)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SWK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (16.7x) compared to the Machinery industry average (15.4x).

PE vs Market: SWK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (16.7x) compared to the US market (13x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: SWK is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.2x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SWK is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (1.6x).

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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 17 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SWK's forecast earnings growth (13.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: SWK's earnings (13.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (13.3% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: SWK's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SWK's revenue (2.8% 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 (13.9%).

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Past Performance

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


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SWK has a large one-off loss of $364.4M impacting its December 28 2019 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: SWK's current net profit margins (6.6%) are higher than last year (4.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SWK's earnings have declined by -2.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: SWK's earnings growth over the past year (56.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (-2.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: SWK earnings growth over the past year (56.8%) exceeded the Machinery industry -1.3%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: SWK's Return on Equity (10.5%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Stanley Black & Decker's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SWK's short term assets ($4.5B) exceed its short term liabilities ($4.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: SWK's short term assets ($4.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($7.0B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SWK's debt to equity ratio (38.9%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: SWK's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 60% to 38.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SWK's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (42.3%).

Interest Coverage: SWK's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SWK's dividend (2.57%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.93%).

High Dividend: SWK's dividend (2.57%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.46%).

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.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (41.9%), SWK's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: SWK's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (31% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Jim Loree (61yo)





Mr. James M. Loree, also known as Jim, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. since July 31, 2016. Mr. Loree has been the President of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. since Janua ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jim's total compensation ($USD18.69M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.79M).

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

Leadership Team

James Loree
President3.67yrsUS$18.69m0.073% $12.1m
Donald Allan
Executive VP & CFO11.25yrsUS$4.02m0.056% $9.3m
Janet Link
Senior VP2.75yrsUS$2.95m0.0038% $625.3k
Jeffery Ansell
Executive VP and President of Tools & Storage16.25yrsUS$4.03m0.015% $2.6m
John H. Wyatt
President of Outdoor & Aerospace5.25yrsUS$2.71m0.021% $3.5m
Jocelyn Belisle
VP & Chief Accounting Officer10.75yrsno data0.0073% $1.2m
Mark Maybury
Chief Technology Officer2.42yrsno datano data
Rhonda Gass
VP & Chief Information Officer 7.5yrsno datano data
Dennis Lange
Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Shannon Lapierre
VP & Chief Communications Officerno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: SWK's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

James Loree
President3.67yrsUS$18.69m0.073% $12.1m
George Buckley
Independent Chairman of the Board3.25yrsUS$506.77k0.010% $1.6m
Robert Coutts
Independent Director12.75yrsUS$314.80kno data
Michael Hankin
Independent Director4yrsUS$325.58k0.0014% $231.6k
Carlos Cardoso
Independent Director12.5yrsUS$330.00kno data
Patrick Campbell
Independent Director11.5yrsUS$307.19kno data
Dmitri Stockton
Independent Director1.75yrsUS$305.00kno data
Andrea Ayers
Independent Director5.33yrsUS$312.50kno data
Debra Crew
Independent Director6.33yrsUS$305.00kno data
James Scholefield
Independent Director2.5yrsUS$292.43kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: SWK's board of directors are considered experienced (4.7 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: SWK 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

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.'s company bio, 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
  • Market Cap: US$16.542b
  • Shares outstanding: 154.03m
  • Website: https://www.stanleyblackanddecker.com

Number of Employees


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


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SWKNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1968
SWFDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
0L9ELSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDJan 1968
SWFCHFBRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFJan 1968
SWKWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon StockATEURJan 1968
SWK *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJan 1968
S1WK34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 4 REPR 1 COMBRBRLJan 2020


Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. engages in tools and storage, industrial, and security businesses worldwide. Its Tools & Storage segment offers power tools and equipment, including professional products, such as professional grade corded and cordless electric power tools and equipment, and pneumatic tools and fasteners; and consumer products comprising corded and cordless electric power tools primarily under the BLACK+DECKER brand, as well as lawn and garden products and related accessories, and home products. This segment sells its products through retailers, distributors, and a direct sales force to professional end users, distributors, retail consumers, and industrial customers in various industries. The company’s Industrial segment provides engineered fastening products and systems to customers in the automotive, manufacturing, electronics, construction, aerospace industries, and others; sells and rents custom pipe handling, joint welding, and coating equipment for use in the construction of large and small diameter pipelines, as well as provides pipeline inspection services; and sells hydraulic tools, attachments, and accessories. This segment also serves oil and natural gas pipeline industry and other industrial customers. Its Security segment designs, supplies, and installs commercial electronic security systems and provides electronic security services; offers healthcare solutions, which include asset tracking, infant protection, pediatric protection, patient protection, wander management, fall management, and emergency call products; and sells automatic doors to commercial customers. This segment serves consumers, retailers, educational, financial, and healthcare institutions, as well as commercial, governmental, and industrial customers. The company was formerly known as The Stanley Works and changed its name to Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. in March 2010. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. was founded in 1843 and is headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/08 08:23
End of Day Share Price2020/04/07 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/28

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.