NasdaqGM:ALOT

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Executive Summary

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.


Snowflake Analysis

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.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-3.1%

ALOT

2.1%

US Tech

2.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

-75.7%

ALOT

68.0%

US Tech

9.2%

US Market

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.


Shareholder returns

ALOTIndustryMarket
7 Day-3.1%2.1%2.4%
30 Day-5.8%9.3%10.2%
90 Day-41.7%11.2%3.4%
1 Year-75.1%-75.7%70.3%68.0%11.6%9.2%
3 Year-52.0%-54.4%103.8%93.2%33.7%24.9%
5 Year-52.7%-56.8%154.0%131.1%59.7%41.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

25.24x

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).


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Future Growth

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

9.8%

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


Next Steps

  • Explore growth companies in the Tech industry.

Past Performance

How has AstroNova performed over the past 5 years?

1.1%

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.


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Financial Health

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).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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.


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Management

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

7.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Greg Woods (60yo)

6.33yrs

Tenure

US$1,187,146

Compensation

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.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Gregory Woods
President6.33yrsUS$1.19m1.45% $651.8k
David Smith
VP, CFO & Treasurer2.42yrsUS$586.27k0.090% $40.2k
Michael Natalizia
CTO & VP of Strategic Technical Alliances8.25yrsUS$382.43k0.35% $156.7k
Stephen Petrarca
Vice President of Operations22.42yrsUS$188.14k0.35% $155.8k
Peter Rosenblum
Secretaryno datano datano data

7.3yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: ALOT's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Gregory Woods
President6.33yrsUS$1.19m1.45% $651.8k
Mitchell Quain
Independent Director8.83yrsUS$138.98k0.52% $234.9k
Richard Warzala
Lead Independent Director0.83yrUS$133.98k0.16% $72.7k
Jean Bua
Independent Director1.58yrsUS$128.98k0.070% $31.4k
Yvonne Schlaeppi
Independent Director2.17yrsUS$131.98k0.12% $54.5k
Harold Schofield
Independent Director8.08yrsUS$131.98k0.30% $134.9k

4.3yrs

Average Tenure

63yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: ALOT's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 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

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


Key Information

  • 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


Location

  • AstroNova, Inc.
  • 600 East Greenwich Avenue
  • West Warwick
  • Rhode Island
  • 2893
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ALOTNasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDNov 1980
AZODB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURNov 1980

Biography

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

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/04 02:00
End of Day Share Price2020/06/03 00:00
Earnings2020/01/31
Annual Earnings2020/01/31


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.