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Market Cap

US$461.4m

Last Updated

2021/05/06 22:57 UTC

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Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Reasonable growth potential and fair value.


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Share Price & News

How has Willdan Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.4%

WLDN

-0.7%

US Professional Services

-1.7%

US Market


1 Year Return

64.5%

WLDN

41.3%

US Professional Services

51.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: WLDN exceeded the US Professional Services industry which returned 43.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WLDN exceeded the US Market which returned 52.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WLDNIndustryMarket
7 Day0.4%-0.7%-1.7%
30 Day-13.8%4.9%1.5%
90 Day-28.0%7.8%3.1%
1 Year64.5%64.5%42.4%41.3%54.4%51.8%
3 Year40.5%40.5%67.2%62.6%63.0%52.8%
5 Year269.4%269.4%143.2%126.6%127.2%101.9%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Willdan Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

39.7%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WLDN ($38.01) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($63.04)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WLDN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Professional Services industry average.

PE vs Market: WLDN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WLDN is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.7x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (3.3x).


Future Growth

How is Willdan Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

140.7%

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 (2%).

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's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: WLDN's revenue (19.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WLDN's revenue (19.9% 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 WLDN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


Past Performance

How has Willdan Group performed over the past 5 years?

-35.9%

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 35.9% 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 (9.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WLDN has a negative Return on Equity (-8.57%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is Willdan Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WLDN's short term assets ($163.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($124.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: WLDN's short term assets ($163.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($117.2M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WLDN's debt to equity ratio (67.3%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: WLDN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 13.8% to 67.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WLDN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (41.3%).

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


Balance Sheet


Dividend

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


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.


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 WLDN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


Next Steps

Management

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

3.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Tom Brisbin (67 yo)

14.08yrs

Tenure

US$2,190,963

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 ($USD2.19M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.71M).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: WLDN's management team is considered experienced (3.5 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: WLDN's board of directors are considered experienced (6.1 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 7.5%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Willdan Group, Inc.'s company bio, 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
  • Market Cap: US$461.405m
  • Shares outstanding: 12.51m
  • Website: https://www.willdan.com

Number of Employees


Location

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

Listings


Biography

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 Consul...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/05/06 22:57
End of Day Share Price2021/05/06 00:00
Earnings2021/01/01
Annual Earnings2021/01/01


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.