Brady Corporation manufactures and supplies identification solutions (IDS) and workplace safety (WPS) products to identify and protect premises, products, and people in the United States and internationally.
No risks detected for BRC from our risk checks.
Flawless balance sheet with proven track record and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has Brady's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BRC has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Commercial Services
1 Year Return
US Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: BRC underperformed the US Commercial Services industry which returned 22.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BRC underperformed the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Brady's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Brady 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: BRC ($52.36) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($68.59)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BRC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BRC is good value based on its PE Ratio (20.2x) compared to the Commercial Services industry average (26.4x).
PE vs Market: BRC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.2x) compared to the US market (18.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BRC is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BRC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.2x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.8x).
How is Brady forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BRC's forecast earnings growth (4.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: BRC's earnings (4.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: BRC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: BRC's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BRC's revenue (2.7% 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 BRC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Brady performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BRC has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BRC's current net profit margins (11.9%) are higher than last year (8.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BRC has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 47.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: BRC's earnings growth over the past year (44.5%) is below its 5-year average (47.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: BRC earnings growth over the past year (44.5%) exceeded the Commercial Services industry 0.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: BRC's Return on Equity (15.8%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Brady's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BRC's short term assets ($593.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($255.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: BRC's short term assets ($593.9M) exceed its long term liabilities ($98.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BRC's debt to equity ratio (5.7%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: BRC's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 42.7% to 5.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BRC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (363.4%).
Interest Coverage: BRC earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
Inventory Level: BRC has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: BRC's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 11.8x debt).
What is Brady's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: BRC's dividend (1.66%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.44%).
High Dividend: BRC's dividend (1.66%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.69%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BRC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: BRC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (33%), BRC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
J. Nauman (57yo)
Mr. J. Michael Nauman has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Brady Corp. since August 4, 2014. Mr. Nauman joined Brady after 20 years in a number of senior management positions at Lisle, Ill ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: J.'s total compensation ($USD5.24M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.89M).
Compensation vs Earnings: J.'s compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CFO & Treasurer||5.4yrs||US$1.79m||0.096% $2.7m|
|Senior VP||7.1yrs||US$1.14m||0.027% $759.7k|
|Senior Vice President of Human Resources||6.3yrs||US$1.32m||0.021% $589.7k|
|Senior VP & President of Identification Solutions||4.7yrs||US$1.55m||0.052% $1.5m|
|Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate Controller||3.3yrs||no data||0.026% $729.6k|
|VP of Digital Business & Chief Information Officer||8yrs||US$802.29k||0.030% $839.8k|
|Vice President of Finance & Chief Accounting Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Finance - Identification Solutions Business||4.6yrs||no data||no data|
|Contact Center Director of Sales & Customer Service||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: BRC's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.5 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||12.4yrs||US$214.03k||0.014% $386.8k|
|Chairman of the Board||4.4yrs||US$271.53k||0.12% $3.3m|
|Independent Director||28.3yrs||US$191.03k||0.049% $1.4m|
|Independent Director||12.3yrs||US$221.03k||no data|
|Independent Director||16.3yrs||US$189.03k||8.88% $247.7m|
|Independent Director||9.6yrs||US$208.03k||0.0065% $180.6k|
|Independent Director||6.3yrs||US$201.03k||0.020% $556.0k|
|Independent Director||1yrs||US$152.17k||0.0082% $228.3k|
|Independent Director||1yrs||US$152.17k||no data|
Experienced Board: BRC's board of directors are considered experienced (7.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: BRC insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Brady Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Brady Corporation
- Ticker: BRC
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1914
- Industry: Commercial Printing
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$2.791b
- Shares outstanding: 53.30m
- Website: https://www.bradyid.com
Number of Employees
- Brady Corporation
- 6555 West Good Hope Road
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BRC||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class A Non-Voting Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 1984|
|BRV||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class A Non-Voting Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 1984|
Brady Corporation manufactures and supplies identification solutions (IDS) and workplace safety (WPS) products to identify and protect premises, products, and people in the United States and internationally. The IDS segment offers safety signs, floor-marking tapes, pipe markers, labeling systems, spill control products, and lockout/tagout devices for facility identification and protection; materials and printing systems for product identification, brand protection labeling, work in process labeling, and finished product identification; and hand-held printers, wire markers, sleeves, and tags for wire identification, as well as software and services for safety compliance auditing, procedure writing, and training. Its products also comprise name tags, badges, lanyards, and access control software for people identification; wristbands and labels for tracking and enhancing the safety of patients in hospitals; and custom wristbands for use in the leisure and entertainment industry, such as theme parks, concerts, and festivals. This segment serves customers in various industries, such as industrial and electronic manufacturing, healthcare, chemical, oil, gas, automotive, aerospace, governments, mass transit, electrical contractors, leisure and entertainment, telecommunications, and others through distributors, direct sales, catalog marketing, and digital channels. The WPS segment provides workplace safety and compliance products, such as safety and compliance signs, tags, labels, informational signage, asset tracking labels, first aid products, industrial warehouse and office equipment, and labor law compliance posters for various industries, including process, government, education, construction, and utilities, as well as manufacturers through catalog and digital channels. It also offers stock and custom identification products, as well as sells related resale products. Brady Corporation was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/17 23:34|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/14 00:00|
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