Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides multichannel demand generation and customer engagement solutions and services. More Details
Flawless balance sheet and undervalued.
Share Price & News
How has Sykes Enterprises's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SYKE is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SYKE's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SYKE underperformed the US IT industry which returned 30.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SYKE underperformed the US Market which returned 22.7% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Sykes Enterprises's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Sykes Enterprises 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: SYKE ($38.25) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($51.35)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SYKE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SYKE is good value based on its PE Ratio (28.8x) compared to the US IT industry average (36.1x).
PE vs Market: SYKE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.8x) compared to the US market (19.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SYKE is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SYKE is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the US IT industry average (4x).
How is Sykes Enterprises forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SYKE's forecast earnings growth (44.2% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: SYKE's earnings (44.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (21.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SYKE's revenue (4.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SYKE's revenue (4.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SYKE's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.7%).
How has Sykes Enterprises performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SYKE has a large one-off loss of $34.7M impacting its September 30 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: SYKE's current net profit margins (3.2%) are lower than last year (3.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SYKE's earnings have declined by 3.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SYKE's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: SYKE had negative earnings growth (-7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the IT industry average (3.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SYKE's Return on Equity (6.3%) is considered low.
How is Sykes Enterprises's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SYKE's short term assets ($551.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($280.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: SYKE's short term assets ($551.5M) exceed its long term liabilities ($192.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SYKE's debt to equity ratio (0.8%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: SYKE's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 10.6% to 0.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SYKE's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (2094.6%).
Interest Coverage: SYKE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (69.9x coverage).
What is Sykes Enterprises's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate SYKE's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SYKE's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SYKE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SYKE's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SYKE's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Chuck Sykes (57 yo)
Mr. Charles E. Sykes, also known as Chuck, has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated since August 2, 2004. Mr. Sykes joined Sykes Enterprises in 1986. He served ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Chuck's total compensation ($USD4.43M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.18M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Chuck's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||6.67yrs||US$1.61m||0.10% |
|Executive VP & Chief Information Officer||16.33yrs||US$909.03k||0.17% |
|Executive VP||20yrs||US$984.68k||0.065% |
|Chief Customer Officer & GM of EMEA||8.25yrs||US$1.81m||0.18% |
|Senior Vice President of Operations||0.92yr||no data||no data|
|Global Vice President of Finance & Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer||1.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Human Resources Officer||10.58yrs||no data||0.027% |
|Executive Vice President of Americas Business Development||4.08yrs||US$880.73k||0.0027% |
|MD & Senior VP of Global Region - EMEA||3.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Operating Officer of NA & APAC||3.75yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: SYKE's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.7 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||1.58yrs||US$223.73k||0.021% |
|Independent Director||20.17yrs||US$197.49k||0.19% |
|Independent Director||6.58yrs||US$192.49k||0.070% |
|Independent Director||4.75yrs||US$223.35k||0.048% |
|Independent Director||4.58yrs||US$189.99k||0.048% |
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman||4.58yrs||US$269.99k||0.11% |
|Independent Director||6.58yrs||US$194.99k||0.073% |
|Independent Director||2.58yrs||US$187.49k||0.024% |
Experienced Board: SYKE's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: SYKE insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated
- Ticker: SYKE
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1977
- Industry: Data Processing and Outsourced Services
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: US$1.508b
- Shares outstanding: 39.43m
- Website: https://www.sykes.com
Number of Employees
- Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated
- 400 North Ashley Drive
- Suite 2800
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SYKE||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Apr 1996|
|SZY||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Apr 1996|
Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides multichannel demand generation and customer engagement solutions and services. The company’s customer care services include handlin...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/12/02 23:50|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/12/02 00:00|
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