Ennis, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells business forms and other business products in the United States. More Details
No risks detected for EBF from our risk checks.
Flawless balance sheet, undervalued 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 is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: EBF's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Commercial Services
1 Year Return
US Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: EBF underperformed the US Commercial Services industry which returned 13.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: EBF underperformed the US Market which returned 22.7% over the past year.
Long-Term 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
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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 ($16.4) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($40.65)
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 (14.3x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (25x).
PE vs Market: EBF is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.3x) compared to the US market (19.4x).
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 good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.8x).
How is Ennis forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
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.
- Examine whether Ennis is trading at an attractive price based on how much it is expected to earn in the future, and relative to its industry peers and the wider market.
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- Explore growth companies in the Commercial Services industry.
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 (7.5%) are lower than last year (8.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: EBF has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 16.1% per year.
Accelerating Growth: EBF's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: EBF had negative earnings growth (-21.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Commercial Services industry average (-5.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: EBF's Return on Equity (10.1%) is considered low.
How is Ennis's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: EBF's short term assets ($155.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($34.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: EBF's short term assets ($155.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($31.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: EBF is debt free.
Reducing Debt: EBF has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 21.3%.
Debt Coverage: EBF has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: EBF has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Ennis's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: EBF's dividend (5.49%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.48%).
High Dividend: EBF's dividend (5.49%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.14%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: EBF's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: EBF's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (78.7%), EBF's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Keith Walters (70 yo)
Mr. Keith S. Walters has been the President at Ennis Inc., (formerly Ennis, Inc./Ennis Business Forms, Inc.) since July 1998 and its Chief Executive Officer since November 1997. Mr. Walters joined Ennis Bu...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Keith's total compensation ($USD3.14M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.79M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Keith's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive Chairman||23.08yrs||US$3.14m||1.37% |
|Vice President of Administration||22.5yrs||US$771.47k||0.38% |
|Executive VP & Corporate Secretary||8.5yrs||US$1.19m||0.42% |
|Interim CFO||0.25yr||no data||0.0057% |
Experienced Management: EBF's management team is seasoned and experienced (15.5 years average tenure).
|Executive Chairman||23.08yrs||US$3.14m||1.37% |
|Independent Director||17.42yrs||US$104.50k||0.11% |
|Independent Director||13.5yrs||US$107.50k||0.19% |
|Independent Director||4.42yrs||US$103.00k||0.051% |
|Lead Independent Director||no data||US$77.16k||0.17% |
|Independent Director||2.42yrs||US$103.00k||0.029% |
|Independent Director||1.42yrs||US$70.24k||0.014% |
|Director||0.42yr||no data||0.0077% |
Experienced Board: EBF's board of directors are considered experienced (3.4 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$427.940m
- Shares outstanding: 26.09m
- 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, inte...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/12/02 23:57|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/12/02 00:00|
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