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Market Cap

US$84.5m

Last Updated

2021/04/15 23:02 UTC

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Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and fair value.


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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 not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 11% a week.

Volatility Over Time: VOLT's weekly volatility (11%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-1.0%

VOLT

1.8%

US Professional Services

1.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

431.3%

VOLT

48.1%

US Professional Services

57.5%

US Market

Return vs Industry: VOLT exceeded the US Professional Services industry which returned 48.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VOLT exceeded the US Market which returned 57.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

VOLTIndustryMarket
7 Day-1.0%1.8%1.6%
30 Day12.4%5.9%3.4%
90 Day52.7%7.6%8.6%
1 Year431.3%431.3%49.2%48.1%60.3%57.5%
3 Year34.8%34.8%65.4%60.6%62.6%51.9%
5 Year-46.1%-46.1%140.0%123.2%119.9%95.3%

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?


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Valuation

Is Volt Information Sciences undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: VOLT ($3.91) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($9.33)

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 is good value based on its PB Ratio (3.2x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (3.3x).


Future Growth

How is Volt Information Sciences forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

154.8%

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 (9.4% 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


Past Performance

How has Volt Information Sciences performed over the past 5 years?

-19.7%

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.


Financial Health

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.


Balance Sheet


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.


Dividend

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.


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Management

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

2.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Linda Perneau (54 yo)

2.83yrs

Tenure

US$1,547,065

Compensation

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 ($USD1.55M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD542.68K).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: VOLT's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: VOLT's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Volt Information Sciences, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
  • Ticker: VOLT
  • Exchange: AMEX
  • Founded: 1950
  • Industry: Human Resource and Employment Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: US$84.461m
  • Shares outstanding: 21.74m
  • Website: https://www.volt.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
  • 2401 North
  • Glassell Street
  • Orange
  • California
  • 92865
  • United States

Listings


Biography

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

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/04/15 23:02
End of Day Share Price2021/04/15 00:00
Earnings2021/01/31
Annual Earnings2020/11/01


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.