Ennis, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells business forms and other business products in the United States.
Flawless balance sheet, good value and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has Ennis's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: EBF's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Commercial Services
1 Year Return
US Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: EBF exceeded the US Commercial Services industry which returned -21.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: EBF underperformed the US Market which returned -15.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Ennis's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
18 hours ago | Simply Wall StEnnis, Inc.'s (NYSE:EBF) Could Be A Buy For Its Upcoming Dividend
2 days ago | Simply Wall StDid Ennis's (NYSE:EBF) Share Price Deserve to Gain 28%?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWhat Is Ennis's (NYSE:EBF) P/E Ratio After Its Share Price Tanked?
Is Ennis 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: EBF ($17.19) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($56.62)
Significantly Below Fair Value: EBF is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: EBF is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.8x) compared to the Commercial Services industry average (19.4x).
PE vs Market: EBF is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.8x) compared to the US market (12.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate EBF's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: EBF is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.5x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.1x).
How is Ennis forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Commercial Services industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Ennis has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
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How has Ennis performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: EBF has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: EBF's current net profit margins (8.8%) are lower than last year (9.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: EBF has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 34.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: EBF's earnings growth over the past year (1.4%) is below its 5-year average (34.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: EBF earnings growth over the past year (1.4%) underperformed the Commercial Services industry 1.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: EBF's Return on Equity (12.6%) is considered low.
How is Ennis's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: EBF's short term assets ($144.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($38.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: EBF's short term assets ($144.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($28.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: EBF is debt free.
Reducing Debt: EBF has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 35.1%.
Debt Coverage: EBF has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: EBF has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
Inventory Level: EBF has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: EBF's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 4.0744347303798E+16x debt).
What is Ennis's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: EBF's dividend (5.24%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (2.07%).
High Dividend: EBF's dividend (5.24%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.82%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: EBF's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: EBF's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (61.8%), EBF's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Keith Walters (69yo)
Mr. Keith S. Walters has been the President at Ennis Inc. (formerly Ennis Business Forms, Inc.) since July 1998 and its Chief Executive Officer since November 1997. Mr. Walters joined Ennis Business Forms ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Keith's total compensation ($USD3.84M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.26M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Keith's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive Chairman||22.42yrs||US$3.84m||1.22% $5.5m|
|CFO, VP of Finance & Treasurer||14.42yrs||US$1.05m||0.34% $1.5m|
|Vice President of Administration||21.83yrs||US$750.60k||0.37% $1.6m|
|Executive VP & Corporate Secretary||15.17yrs||US$1.33m||0.46% $2.1m|
Experienced Management: EBF's management team is seasoned and experienced (18.5 years average tenure).
|Executive Chairman||22.42yrs||US$3.84m||1.22% $5.5m|
|Independent Director||11.83yrs||US$67.68k||0.14% $608.0k|
|Independent Director||16.75yrs||US$107.01k||0.10% $456.5k|
|Independent Director||12.83yrs||US$107.01k||0.18% $798.6k|
|Independent Director||14.25yrs||US$78.18k||0.16% $735.2k|
|Independent Director||1.75yrs||US$73.60k||0.017% $77.1k|
|Director||0.92yr||no data||0.0077% $34.4k|
|Independent Director||0.75yr||no data||0.0054% $24.1k|
Experienced Board: EBF's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.8 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Ennis, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Ennis, Inc.
- Ticker: EBF
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1909
- Industry: Commercial Printing
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$447.990m
- Shares outstanding: 26.06m
- Website: https://www.ennis.com
Number of Employees
- Ennis, Inc.
- 2441 Presidential Parkway
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|EBF||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1969|
Ennis, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells business forms and other business products in the United States. The company offers snap sets, continuous forms, laser cut sheets, tags, labels, envelopes, integrated products, jumbo rolls, and pressure sensitive products under the Ennis, Royal Business Forms, Block Graphics, Specialized Printed Forms, 360º Custom Labels, ColorWorx, Enfusion, Uncompromised Check Solutions, VersaSeal, Ad Concepts, FormSource Limited, Star Award Ribbon Company, Witt Printing, B&D Litho, Genforms, PrintGraphics, Calibrated Forms, PrintXcel, Printegra, Falcon Business Forms, Forms Manufacturers, Mutual Graphics, TRI-C Business Forms, Major Business Systems, Independent Printing, Hoosier Data Forms, Hayes Graphics, Wright Business Graphics, and Wright 360 brands. It also provides point of purchase advertising for large franchise and fast food chains, as well as kitting and fulfillment under the Adams McClure brand; and presentation folders and document folders under the Admore, Folder Express, and Independent Folders brands. In addition, the company offers custom printed, high performance labels, and custom and stock tags under the Ennis Tag & Label brands; custom and stock tags and labels under the Allen-Bailey Tag & Label, Atlas Tag & Label, Kay Toledo Tag, and Special Service Partners brands; custom and imprinted envelopes under the Trade Envelopes, Block Graphics, Wisco, and National Imprint Corporation brands; and financial and security documents under the Northstar and General Financial Supply brands. It sells its products directly, as well as through private printers and independent distributors to large banking organizations. The company was formerly known as Ennis Business Forms, Inc. Ennis, Inc. was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Midlothian, Texas.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/03 00:00|
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