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WLDN

Willdan Group NasdaqGM:WLDN Stock Report

Last Price

US$28.15

Market Cap

US$371.7m

7D

17.6%

1Y

-26.2%

Updated

26 Jun, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
WLDN fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation5/6
Future Growth5/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health2/6
Dividends0/6

WLDN Stock Overview

Willdan Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides professional, technical and consulting services primarily in the United States.

Willdan Group Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Willdan Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$28.15
52 Week HighUS$43.22
52 Week LowUS$23.11
Beta1.23
1 Month Change2.85%
3 Month Change-8.72%
1 Year Change-26.15%
3 Year Change-24.43%
5 Year Change-7.86%
Change since IPO166.57%

Recent News & Updates

May 05
Is Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) Using Too Much Debt?

Is Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) Using Too Much Debt?

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

Shareholder Returns

WLDNUS Professional ServicesUS Market
7D17.6%7.2%6.6%
1Y-26.2%-17.3%-18.4%

Return vs Industry: WLDN underperformed the US Professional Services industry which returned -17.3% over the past year.

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

Price Volatility

Is WLDN's price volatile compared to industry and market?
WLDN volatility
WLDN Average Weekly Movement8.0%
Professional Services Industry Average Movement6.7%
Market Average Movement8.1%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.6%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: WLDN is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: WLDN's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
19641,560Tom Brisbinhttps://www.willdan.com

Willdan Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides professional, technical and consulting services primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, Energy, and Engineering and Consulting. The Energy segment offers comprehensive audit and surveys, program design, master planning, demand reduction, grid optimization, benchmarking analyses, design engineering, construction management, performance contracting, installation, alternative financing, and measurement and verification services, as well as software and data analytics.

Willdan Group Fundamentals Summary

How do Willdan Group's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
WLDN fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$371.74m
Earnings (TTM)-US$8.42m
Revenue (TTM)US$366.51m

1.0x

P/S Ratio

-44.1x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
WLDN income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$366.51m
Cost of RevenueUS$231.41m
Gross ProfitUS$135.10m
Other ExpensesUS$143.53m
Earnings-US$8.42m

Last Reported Earnings

Apr 01, 2022

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)-0.64
Gross Margin36.86%
Net Profit Margin-2.30%
Debt/Equity Ratio65.0%

How did WLDN perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.

Valuation

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

Valuation Score

5/6

Valuation Score 5/6

  • Price-To-Sales vs Peers

  • Price-To-Sales vs Industry

  • Price-To-Sales 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 WLDN?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

WLDN 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/Revenue1.4x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA68.6x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers

How does WLDN's PS Ratio compare to its peers?

WLDN PS Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PS ratio for WLDN vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPSEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average2.8x
BKSY BlackSky Technology
7x61.2%US$285.4m
FC Franklin Covey
2.4x9.4%US$581.0m
RCMT RCM Technologies
0.9x14.1%US$217.7m
RGP Resources Connection
0.9x4.9%US$682.3m
WLDN Willdan Group
1x22.8%US$371.7m

Price-To-Sales vs Peers: WLDN is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1x) compared to the peer average (2.8x).


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does WLDN's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Professional Services Industry?

Price-To-Sales vs Industry: WLDN is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (1.4x)


Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is WLDN's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

WLDN PS Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PS Ratio1x
Fair PS Ratio1.7x

Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: WLDN is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.7x).


Share Price vs Fair Value

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

Below Fair Value: WLDN ($28.15) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($64.1)

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


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate WLDN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


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Future Growth

How is Willdan Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

Future Growth Score

5/6

Future Growth Score 5/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


142.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WLDN is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: WLDN is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: WLDN is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: WLDN's revenue (22.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WLDN's revenue (22.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if WLDN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Willdan Group performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

0/6

Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


-62.5%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WLDN is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: WLDN is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WLDN is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 62.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare WLDN's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: WLDN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Professional Services industry (33.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WLDN has a negative Return on Equity (-4.69%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Willdan Group's financial position?

Financial Health Score

2/6

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: WLDN's short term assets ($128.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($81.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: WLDN's short term assets ($128.9M) exceed its long term liabilities ($111.5M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WLDN's net debt to equity ratio (60.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: WLDN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 8.7% to 65% over the past 5 years.

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

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if WLDN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Willdan Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

0/6

Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate WLDN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WLDN'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 WLDN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WLDN's dividend payments have been increasing.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as WLDN has not reported any payouts.


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Management

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

4.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Tom Brisbin (68 yo)

15.17yrs

Tenure

US$2,990,848

Compensation

Dr. Thomas D. Brisbin, also known as Tom, Ph.D. has been the Chief Executive Officer of Willdan Group, Inc. since April 2, 2007 and its Chairman since November 3, 2016 and served as its President from Apri...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Tom's total compensation ($USD2.99M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.83M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Tom's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: WLDN's management team is considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: WLDN's board of directors are considered experienced (7.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

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


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5.5%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Willdan Group, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Willdan Group, Inc.
  • Ticker: WLDN
  • Exchange: NasdaqGM
  • Founded: 1964
  • Industry: Research and Consulting Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Implied Market Cap: US$371.737m
  • Shares outstanding: 13.21m
  • Website: https://www.willdan.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Willdan Group, Inc.
  • 2401 East Katella Avenue
  • Suite 300
  • Anaheim
  • California
  • 92806
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/26 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/24 00:00
Earnings2022/04/01
Annual Earnings2021/12/31


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.