NasdaqGS:HELE

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Executive Summary

Helen of Troy Limited designs, develops, imports, markets, and distributes a portfolio of consumer products worldwide.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with concerning outlook.


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Share Price & News

How has Helen of Troy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: HELE's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

4.5%

HELE

4.8%

US Consumer Durables

1.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

28.2%

HELE

1.0%

US Consumer Durables

4.6%

US Market

Return vs Industry: HELE exceeded the US Consumer Durables industry which returned 0.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HELE exceeded the US Market which returned 4.1% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

HELEIndustryMarket
7 Day4.5%4.8%1.1%
30 Day20.5%26.4%5.5%
90 Day-3.7%-13.7%-4.9%
1 Year28.2%28.2%2.2%1.0%7.0%4.6%
3 Year91.1%91.1%-6.6%-10.6%28.6%20.1%
5 Year94.1%94.1%4.5%-1.6%52.5%35.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Helen of Troy's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Helen of Troy undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

28.53x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: HELE ($173.05) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($137.37)

Significantly Below Fair Value: HELE is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HELE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.5x) compared to the Consumer Durables industry average (9.6x).

PE vs Market: HELE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.5x) compared to the US market (15.1x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: HELE is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.3x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HELE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.8x) compared to the US Consumer Durables industry average (1.2x).


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Future Growth

How is Helen of Troy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

12.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: HELE's forecast earnings growth (12.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: HELE's earnings (12.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (21.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: HELE's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: HELE's revenue (0.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: HELE's revenue (0.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: HELE's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (17.8%).


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Past Performance

How has Helen of Troy performed over the past 5 years?

8.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HELE has a large one-off loss of $44.3M impacting its February 29 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: HELE's current net profit margins (8.9%) are lower than last year (11.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HELE's earnings have grown by 8.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: HELE's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: HELE had negative earnings growth (-12.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Consumer Durables industry average (10.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: HELE's Return on Equity (13.1%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Helen of Troy's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HELE's short term assets ($682.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($338.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: HELE's short term assets ($682.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($403.3M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HELE's debt to equity ratio (30.1%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: HELE's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 47.9% to 30.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: HELE's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (77.5%).

Interest Coverage: HELE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (17.3x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Helen of Troy's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate HELE's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate HELE'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 HELE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HELE'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 HELE'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?

3.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Julien Mininberg (54yo)

6.17yrs

Tenure

US$6,614,541

Compensation

Mr. Julien R. Mininberg has been the Chief Executive Officer of Helen of Troy Limited since March 1, 2014, where in this position he provides essential oversight of the business and organization, and a lin ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Julien's total compensation ($USD6.61M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.00M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Julien Mininberg
CEO & Director6.17yrsUS$6.61m0.53% $23.2m
Brian Grass
CFO & Principal Accounting Officer6yrsUS$1.72m0.15% $6.5m
Harish Ramani
Chief Information Officer0.58yrno datano data
Tessa Judge
Senior VPno datano datano data
Lisa Kidd
Senior VP & Chief People Officer2.92yrsno datano data
Jack Jancin
Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development3yrsno datano data
Larry Witt
President of Housewaresno datano datano data
Christophe Coudray
President - Health & Homeno datano datano data
Jay Caron
Chief Supply Chain Officer0.33yrno datano data
Ronald Anderskow
President of Beautyno datano datano data

3.0yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: HELE's management team is considered experienced (3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Julien Mininberg
CEO & Director6.17yrsUS$6.61m0.53% $23.2m
Beryl Raff
Independent Director5.75yrsUS$200.00k0.017% $730.8k
Gary Abromovitz
Independent Deputy Chairman18.17yrsUS$220.00k0.033% $1.4m
William Susetka
Independent Director10.75yrsUS$215.00k0.023% $998.6k
Darren Woody
Independent Director15.67yrsUS$205.00k0.022% $952.3k
Vincent Carson
Director1.75yrsUS$979.11k0.051% $2.2m
Timothy Meeker
Independent Chairman6.33yrsUS$310.00k0.027% $1.2m
Thurman Case
Independent Director3.33yrsUS$215.00k0.0083% $361.3k
Krista Berry
Independent Director3yrsUS$200.00k0.0076% $330.7k

6.2yrs

Average Tenure

62yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: HELE's board of directors are considered experienced (6.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Helen of Troy Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Helen of Troy Limited
  • Ticker: HELE
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1968
  • Industry: Household Appliances
  • Sector: Consumer Durables
  • Market Cap: US$4.368b
  • Shares outstanding: 25.24m
  • Website: https://www.helenoftroy.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Helen of Troy Limited
  • 1 Helen of Troy Plaza
  • El Paso
  • Texas
  • 79912
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HELENasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon SharesUSUSDJul 1974
HT2DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURJul 1974

Biography

Helen of Troy Limited designs, develops, imports, markets, and distributes a portfolio of consumer products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Housewares, Health & Home, and Beauty. The Housewares segment offers food and beverage preparation tools and gadgets, storage containers, and organization products; household cleaning products, shower organization, bathroom accessories, and gardening products; feeding and drinking products, child seating products, cleaning tools, and nursery accessories; and insulated water bottles, jugs, thermoses, drinkware, travel mugs, and food containers. The Health & Home segment provides thermometers, blood pressure monitors, and humidifiers; faucet mount water-filtration systems and pitcher based water filtration systems; and air purifiers, heaters, fans, and dehumidifiers. The Beauty segment provides hair, facial, and skin care appliances, as well as grooming brushes, tools, and decorative hair accessories; and liquid hair styling, treatment and conditioning products, shampoos, and skin care products. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, drugstore chains, warehouse clubs, home improvement stores, grocery and specialty stores, beauty supply and e-commerce retailers, wholesalers, and various types of distributors, as well as directly to consumers under the OXO, Good Grips, Hydro Flask, Soft Works, OXO tot, PUR, Honeywell, Braun, Vicks, Drybar, Hot Tools, Brut, Pert, Sure, Infusium, Revlon, and Bed Head brands. Helen of Troy Limited was founded in 1968 and is based in headquartered in El Paso, Texas. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/05/26 08:04
End of Day Share Price2020/05/22 00:00
Earnings2020/02/29
Annual Earnings2020/02/29


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.