NasdaqGM:ALOT

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Market Cap

US$110.9m

Last Updated

2021/07/30 01:46 UTC

Data Sources

Company Financials +

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. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet with proven 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 is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ALOT's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.9%

ALOT

-0.7%

US Tech

0.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

116.7%

ALOT

52.1%

US Tech

37.5%

US Market

Return vs Industry: ALOT exceeded the US Tech industry which returned 53.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ALOT exceeded the US Market which returned 36.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ALOTIndustryMarket
7 Day0.9%-0.7%0.8%
30 Day10.0%5.8%1.0%
90 Day4.6%9.8%3.8%
1 Year116.7%116.7%53.1%52.1%39.7%37.5%
3 Year-11.5%-14.3%174.4%164.0%64.4%54.1%
5 Year3.5%-3.5%435.4%385.7%124.9%100.0%

Long-Term 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?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ALOT ($15.34) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($107.67)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ALOT is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ALOT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (75.6x) compared to the US Tech industry average (28.1x).

PE vs Market: ALOT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (75.6x) compared to the US market (18.3x).


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 (1.5x) compared to the US Tech industry average (2.8x).


Future Growth

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

2.0%

Forecasted Tech 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 AstroNova 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.


Past Performance

How has AstroNova performed over the past 5 years?

-19.8%

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 higher than last year (0.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ALOT's earnings have declined by 19.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ALOT's earnings growth over the past year (186.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (-19.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: ALOT earnings growth over the past year (186.3%) exceeded the Tech industry 33.8%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: ALOT's Return on Equity (1.9%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is AstroNova's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ALOT's short term assets ($58.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($15.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: ALOT's short term assets ($58.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($21.1M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ALOT's debt to equity ratio (18.7%) 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 well covered by operating cash flow (113.6%).

Interest Coverage: ALOT's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.6x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is AstroNova 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.


Next Steps

Management

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

7.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Greg Woods (62 yo)

7.33yrs

Tenure

US$1,156,591

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 ($USD1.16M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD547.94K).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: ALOT's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: ALOT's board of directors are considered experienced (5.4 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: ALOT 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$110.925m
  • Shares outstanding: 7.23m
  • Website: https://www.astronovainc.com

Number of Employees


Location

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

Listings


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 int...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/07/30 01:46
End of Day Share Price2021/07/29 00:00
Earnings2021/05/01
Annual Earnings2021/01/31


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.