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Executive Summary

Hawkins, Inc. blends, manufactures, and distributes chemicals and other specialty ingredients in the United States and internationally.

Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

How has Hawkins's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Chemicals


US Market

1 Year Return




US Chemicals


US Market

Return vs Industry: HWKN exceeded the US Chemicals industry which returned 4.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HWKN underperformed the US Market which returned 14.9% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day9.5%-2.5%1.3%
30 Day19.6%4.9%4.7%
90 Day50.1%20.3%17.1%
1 Year13.6%11.2%6.5%4.1%17.3%14.9%
3 Year28.9%20.3%20.3%-2.1%38.9%29.9%
5 Year52.5%36.6%47.3%15.4%71.3%52.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Hawkins undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: HWKN ($51.93) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($49.09)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HWKN is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.1x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (23.2x).

PE vs Market: HWKN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.1x) compared to the US market (17.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate HWKN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HWKN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (2x).

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Future Growth

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


Forecasted Materials 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 Hawkins 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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Past Performance

How has Hawkins performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HWKN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: HWKN's current net profit margins (5.7%) are higher than last year (4.5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HWKN's earnings have grown by 1.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: HWKN's earnings growth over the past year (20.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (1.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: HWKN earnings growth over the past year (20.9%) exceeded the Chemicals industry -19%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: HWKN's Return on Equity (12.5%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Hawkins's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HWKN's short term assets ($140.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($56.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: HWKN's short term assets ($140.4M) exceed its long term liabilities ($99.4M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HWKN's debt to equity ratio (27%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if HWKN's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: HWKN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (76.5%).

Interest Coverage: HWKN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (20.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Hawkins's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: HWKN's dividend (1.79%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.66%).

High Dividend: HWKN's dividend (1.79%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.51%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: HWKN's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: HWKN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (32.2%), HWKN's dividend payments are well 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.

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


Average management tenure


Patrick Hawkins (49 yo)





Mr. Patrick H. Hawkins has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Hawkins, Inc. since March 11, 2011 and March 29, 2010 respectively. Mr. Hawkins served as Business Director - Food and Pharmaceu ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Patrick's total compensation ($USD1.87M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.04M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Patrick's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Patrick Hawkins
CEO, President & Director9.42yrsUS$1.87m1.3%
$ 7.1m
Jeffrey Oldenkamp
VP, CFO & Treasurer3.17yrsUS$932.36k0.25%
$ 1.4m
Richard Erstad
VP, General Counsel & Secretary11.75yrsUS$720.01k0.24%
$ 1.3m
Daniel Stauber
$ 629.5k
Drew Grahek
Vice President of Operations1.92yrsno data0.056%
$ 307.2k
Paul Siler
Corporate Controller7.58yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: HWKN's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Patrick Hawkins
CEO, President & Director9.42yrsUS$1.87m1.3%
$ 7.1m
Daniel Stauber
$ 629.5k
Jeffrey Wright
Independent Director11.42yrsUS$132.33k0.16%
$ 870.4k
Duane Jergenson
$ 1.8m
John McKeon
Independent Chairman of the Board14.92yrsUS$184.96k0.45%
$ 2.5m
James Thompson
Independent Director11.42yrsUS$123.40k0.14%
$ 767.4k
Mary Schumacher
Independent Director7.83yrsUS$116.96k0.086%
$ 471.6k
James Faulconbridge
Independent Director13.75yrsUS$119.96k0.14%
$ 772.8k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: HWKN's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.4 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Hawkins, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Hawkins, Inc.
  • Ticker: HWKN
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1938
  • Industry: Commodity Chemicals
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: US$549.555m
  • Shares outstanding: 10.66m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Hawkins, Inc.
  • 2381 Rosegate
  • Roseville
  • Minnesota
  • 55113
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HWKNNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1980


Hawkins, Inc. blends, manufactures, and distributes chemicals and other specialty ingredients in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Industrial, Water Treatment, and ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/03 23:34
End of Day Share Price2020/08/03 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/03/29

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.