AstroNova, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes specialty printers, and data acquisition and analysis systems in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, Central and South America, and internationally.
Adequate balance sheet with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has AstroNova's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: ALOT's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: ALOT underperformed the US Tech industry which returned 69.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ALOT underperformed the US Market which returned 8.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is AstroNova's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StIs AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT) Using Too Much Debt?
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StShould You Use AstroNova's (NASDAQ:ALOT) Statutory Earnings To Analyse It?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StWhat Is AstroNova's (NASDAQ:ALOT) P/E Ratio After Its Share Price Tanked?
Is AstroNova 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: Insufficient data to calculate ALOT's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate ALOT's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ALOT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.2x) compared to the Tech industry average (15x).
PE vs Market: ALOT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.2x) compared to the US market (15.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate ALOT's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ALOT is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the US Tech industry average (1.4x).
How is AstroNova forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Forecasted Tech industry annual growth in earnings
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if ALOT's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if ALOT's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the US market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if ALOT's revenue is forecast to grow faster than the US market.
High Growth Revenue: Insufficient data to determine if ALOT's revenue is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if ALOT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has AstroNova performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ALOT has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: ALOT's current net profit margins (1.3%) are lower than last year (4.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ALOT's earnings have grown by 1.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ALOT's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: ALOT had negative earnings growth (-69.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Tech industry average (-8.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: ALOT's Return on Equity (2.5%) is considered low.
How is AstroNova's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ALOT's short term assets ($60.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($26.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: ALOT's short term assets ($60.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($18.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ALOT's debt to equity ratio (27.7%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if ALOT's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ALOT's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (16.3%).
Interest Coverage: ALOT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.6x coverage).
What is AstroNova's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ALOT's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ALOT's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ALOT's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ALOT's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: ALOT is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ALOT's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Greg Woods (60yo)
Mr. Gregory A. Woods, also Known as Greg, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of AstroNova, Inc. since February 1, 2014 and August 29, 2013 respectively. Mr. Woods served as the Chief Operat ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Greg's total compensation ($USD1.19M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD591.64K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Greg's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|VP, CFO & Treasurer||2.42yrs||US$586.27k||0.090% $40.2k|
|CTO & VP of Strategic Technical Alliances||8.25yrs||US$382.43k||0.35% $156.7k|
|Vice President of Operations||22.42yrs||US$188.14k||0.35% $155.8k|
|Secretary||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: ALOT's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.3 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||8.83yrs||US$138.98k||0.52% $234.9k|
|Lead Independent Director||0.83yr||US$133.98k||0.16% $72.7k|
|Independent Director||1.58yrs||US$128.98k||0.070% $31.4k|
|Independent Director||2.17yrs||US$131.98k||0.12% $54.5k|
|Independent Director||8.08yrs||US$131.98k||0.30% $134.9k|
Experienced Board: ALOT's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
AstroNova, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: AstroNova, Inc.
- Ticker: ALOT
- Exchange: NasdaqGM
- Founded: 1969
- Industry: Technology Hardware, Storage and Peripherals
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$44.850m
- Shares outstanding: 7.10m
- Website: https://www.astronovainc.com
Number of Employees
- AstroNova, Inc.
- 600 East Greenwich Avenue
- West Warwick
- Rhode Island
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ALOT||NasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Nov 1980|
|AZO||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Nov 1980|
AstroNova, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes specialty printers, and data acquisition and analysis systems in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, Central and South America, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Product Identification (PI) and Test & Measurement (T&M). The PI segment offers tabletop and production-ready digital color label printers, as well as specialty OEM printing systems under the QuickLabel brand; digital color label mini-presses and inline specialty printing systems under the TrojanLabel brand; and labels, tags, inks, toner, and thermal transfer materials under the GetLabels brand. This segment also develops and licenses various specialized software used to design and manage labels and print images, as well as manage and operate its printers and presses on an automated basis. It serves chemicals, cosmetics, food and beverage, medical products, pharmaceuticals, and other industries, as well as brand owners, label converters, commercial printers, and packaging manufacturers. The T&M segment offers airborne printing solutions, such as ToughWriter used to print hard copies of navigation maps, arrival and departure information, flight itineraries, weather maps, performance data, passenger data, and various air traffic control data; ToughSwitch, an ethernet switches used to connect multiple computers or Ethernet devices; PTA-45B cockpit printers; TMX high-speed data acquisition systems; Daxus DXS-100 distributed data acquisition systems; SmartCorder DDX100 portable data acquisition systems; EV-500, a digital strip chart recording system; and Miltope and RITEC branded airborne printers. This segment serves aerospace and defense, automotive, commercial airline, energy, manufacturing and transportation industries. The company was formerly known as Astro-Med, Inc. and changed its name to AstroNova, Inc. in May 2016. AstroNova, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/06/04 02:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/06/03 00:00|
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