Volt Information Sciences, Inc. provides traditional time, materials-based, and project-based staffing services in the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Asia Pacific. More Details
Adequate balance sheet with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Volt Information Sciences's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: VOLT is more volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 19% a week.
Volatility Over Time: VOLT's weekly volatility (19%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of US stocks.
7 Day Return
US Professional Services
1 Year Return
US Professional Services
Return vs Industry: VOLT exceeded the US Professional Services industry which returned 39.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VOLT exceeded the US Market which returned 56.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Volt Information Sciences's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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2 months ago | Simply Wall StA Look At The Intrinsic Value Of Volt Information Sciences, Inc. (NYSEMKT:VOLT)
Is Volt Information Sciences 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: VOLT ($4.14) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($9.62)
Significantly Below Fair Value: VOLT is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: VOLT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Professional Services industry average.
PE vs Market: VOLT 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 VOLT's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: VOLT's PB Ratio (3.4x) is in line with the US Professional Services industry average.
How is Volt Information Sciences forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: VOLT is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: VOLT is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: VOLT's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: VOLT's revenue (7.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: VOLT's revenue (7.9% 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 VOLT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Volt Information Sciences performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VOLT is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: VOLT is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VOLT is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 19.7% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare VOLT's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: VOLT is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Professional Services industry (1.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: VOLT has a negative Return on Equity (-94.9%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Volt Information Sciences's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VOLT's short term assets ($188.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($96.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: VOLT's short term assets ($188.0M) exceed its long term liabilities ($118.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VOLT's debt to equity ratio (222.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: VOLT's debt to equity ratio has increased from 208.2% to 222.3% over the past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable VOLT has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: VOLT is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by 13.8% per year.
What is Volt Information Sciences's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate VOLT's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate VOLT'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 VOLT's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VOLT'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 VOLT's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Linda Perneau (54 yo)
Ms. Linda Perneau has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at Volt Information Sciences, Inc. since June 6, 2018 and Director since November 7, 2018. Ms. Perneau served as a Interim Chief Executi...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Linda's total compensation ($USD1.55M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD510.93K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Linda's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: VOLT's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: VOLT's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: VOLT 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.
Volt Information Sciences, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
- Ticker: VOLT
- Exchange: AMEX
- Founded: 1950
- Industry: Human Resource and Employment Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$89.989m
- Shares outstanding: 21.74m
- Website: https://www.volt.com
Number of Employees
- Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
- 2401 North
- Glassell Street
- United States
Volt Information Sciences, Inc. provides traditional time, materials-based, and project-based staffing services in the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through Nort...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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