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AstroNova

Nasdaq:ALOT
Snowflake Description

Adequate balance sheet with acceptable track record.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
ALOT
Nasdaq
$180M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Tech
Company description

AstroNova, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes specialty printers, and data acquisition and analysis systems in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, Central and South America, and internationally. The last earnings update was 12 days ago. More info.


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  • AstroNova has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
ALOT Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
3.5%
NasdaqGM:ALOT
2.5%
US Tech
-0.8%
US Market
1 Year Returns
46.6%
NasdaqGM:ALOT
19.1%
US Tech
7%
US Market
ALOT Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
AstroNova (ALOT) 3.5% 29.2% 31.6% 46.6% 83.5% 108.3%
US Tech 2.5% 7.1% 29.6% 19.1% 83.3% 119.5%
US Market -0.8% 2.7% 7.5% 7% 37.9% 47%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • ALOT outperformed the Tech industry which returned 19.1% over the past year.
  • ALOT outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 7% over the past year.
Price Volatility
ALOT
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
Related Companies

Value

 Is AstroNova undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for AstroNova. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is $25.73.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for AstroNova's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are AstroNova's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:ALOT PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-01-31) in USD $0.83
NasdaqGM:ALOT Share Price ** NasdaqGM (2019-04-22) in USD $25.73
United States of America Tech Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 14 Publicly-Listed Tech Companies 19.55x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,080 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.21x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of AstroNova.

NasdaqGM:ALOT PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGM:ALOT Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 25.73 ÷ 0.83

30.9x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • AstroNova is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Tech industry average.
  • AstroNova is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does AstroNova's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:ALOT PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 30.9x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts
17.2%per year
United States of America Tech Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 8 Publicly-Listed Tech Companies 1.2x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,109 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.56x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for AstroNova, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on AstroNova's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:ALOT PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-01-31) in USD $10.03
NasdaqGM:ALOT Share Price * NasdaqGM (2019-04-22) in USD $25.73
United States of America Tech Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 36 Publicly-Listed Tech Companies 2.14x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,186 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.91x
NasdaqGM:ALOT PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGM:ALOT Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 25.73 ÷ 10.03

2.57x

* Primary Listing of AstroNova.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • AstroNova is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Tech industry average.
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Value checks
We assess AstroNova's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Tech industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Tech industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. AstroNova has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

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

  • No analysts cover AstroNova, future earnings growth has been estimated based on fundamentals.
The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
17.2%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is AstroNova expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • AstroNova's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • AstroNova's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • Unable to compare AstroNova's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:ALOT Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGM:ALOT Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts 17.2%
United States of America Tech Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.9%
United States of America Tech Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.6%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.5%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:ALOT Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGM:ALOT Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2020-01-31 146 1
NasdaqGM:ALOT Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-01-31 137 3 6
2018-10-27 132 3 4
2018-07-28 127 -1 4
2018-04-28 120 2 4
2018-01-31 113 4 3
2017-10-28 106 2 3
2017-07-29 101 4 3
2017-04-29 99 3 4
2017-01-31 98 7 4
2016-10-29 97 7 4
2016-07-30 98 8 4
2016-04-30 97 8 4

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • AstroNova's earnings are expected to grow by 17.2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Unable to determine if AstroNova is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:ALOT Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from AstroNova Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGM:ALOT Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2020-01-31
NasdaqGM:ALOT Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-01-31 0.83
2018-10-27 0.59
2018-07-28 0.60
2018-04-28 0.53
2018-01-31 0.48
2017-10-28 0.48
2017-07-29 0.43
2017-04-29 0.50
2017-01-31 0.57
2016-10-29 0.58
2016-07-30 0.61
2016-04-30 0.59

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if AstroNova will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess AstroNova's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
AstroNova has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has AstroNova performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare AstroNova's growth in the last year to its industry (Tech).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • AstroNova's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • AstroNova's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (74.4% vs 4%)
  • AstroNova's earnings growth has not exceeded the US Tech industry average in the past year (74.4% vs 94.9%).
Earnings and Revenue History
AstroNova's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from AstroNova Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGM:ALOT Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-01-31 136.66 5.73 37.47 7.81
2018-10-27 132.19 4.05 37.22 7.96
2018-07-28 126.75 4.06 35.93 7.87
2018-04-28 120.43 3.59 34.23 7.64
2018-01-31 113.40 3.29 32.18 7.45
2017-10-28 106.36 3.42 29.28 7.12
2017-07-29 100.94 3.16 27.62 6.42
2017-04-29 98.80 3.72 26.91 6.38
2017-01-31 98.45 4.23 26.29 6.31
2016-10-29 96.55 4.29 26.24 6.28
2016-07-30 97.96 4.46 26.23 6.78
2016-04-30 96.56 4.33 25.88 6.59
2016-01-31 94.66 4.53 25.18 6.95
2015-10-31 92.97 4.24 25.11 6.59
2015-08-01 91.35 4.48 24.67 6.31
2015-05-02 89.78 4.74 24.17 6.23
2015-01-31 88.35 4.66 23.94 5.80
2014-11-01 84.01 4.52 23.39 5.87
2014-08-02 79.05 3.71 22.33 5.54
2014-05-03 73.88 2.81 21.14 5.33
2014-01-31 68.59 1.24 20.29 5.07
2013-11-02 67.04 1.28 18.83 4.67
2013-08-03 64.90 1.28 18.27 4.33
2013-05-04 62.37 1.04 17.61 3.95
2013-01-31 61.22 2.04 16.99 3.82
2012-10-27 47.00 0.06 12.79 3.17
2012-07-28 50.53 0.11 13.97 3.54
2012-04-28 56.20 0.87 15.35 3.84

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • AstroNova has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • AstroNova used its assets less efficiently than the US Tech industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • AstroNova has improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess AstroNova's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Tech industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
AstroNova has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is AstroNova's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up AstroNova's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • AstroNova is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • AstroNova's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of AstroNova's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 3.1x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from AstroNova Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

NasdaqGM:ALOT Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-01-31 69.78 20.18 7.53
2018-10-27 67.41 21.23 7.82
2018-07-28 65.49 22.60 5.95
2018-04-28 64.63 21.39 6.84
2018-01-31 63.65 24.66 11.69
2017-10-28 62.24 23.10 11.75
2017-07-29 60.81 8.77 13.96
2017-04-29 70.74 9.05 23.82
2017-01-31 70.54 0.00 24.82
2016-10-29 70.00 0.00 25.37
2016-07-30 69.33 0.00 23.76
2016-04-30 68.47 0.00 23.31
2016-01-31 67.37 0.00 20.42
2015-10-31 66.61 0.00 22.46
2015-08-01 65.38 0.00 18.33
2015-05-02 64.48 0.00 24.65
2015-01-31 63.51 0.00 23.13
2014-11-01 70.10 0.00 30.90
2014-08-02 69.22 0.00 28.01
2014-05-03 68.09 0.00 28.60
2014-01-31 66.61 0.00 27.11
2013-11-02 64.56 0.00 32.63
2013-08-03 63.61 0.00 32.58
2013-05-04 63.27 0.00 32.29
2013-01-31 63.84 0.00 39.51
2012-10-27 56.76 0.00 22.96
2012-07-28 56.35 0.00 22.52
2012-04-28 56.09 0.00 23.15
  • AstroNova's level of debt (28.9%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (0% vs 28.9% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (16.8%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 11.9x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess AstroNova's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. AstroNova has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
1.09%
Current annual income from AstroNova dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of AstroNova shares you are expected to receive $22 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • AstroNova's pays a lower dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.39%).
  • AstroNova's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.62%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:ALOT Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Tech Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 8 Stocks 1.6%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2008 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NasdaqGM:ALOT Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2020-01-31
NasdaqGM:ALOT Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-04-10 0.280 1.109
2018-12-04 0.280 1.422
2018-11-21 0.280 1.417
2018-08-22 0.280 1.360
2018-06-06 0.280 1.514
2018-06-05 0.280 1.565
2018-03-12 0.280 1.632
2017-11-22 0.280 2.039
2017-08-23 0.280 2.179
2017-05-18 0.280 2.044
2017-03-14 0.280 1.908
2016-12-13 0.280 2.037
2016-11-23 0.280 2.088
2016-08-24 0.280 1.902
2016-06-06 0.280 1.798
2016-05-17 0.280 1.924
2016-02-22 0.280 1.971
2015-12-11 0.280 1.998
2015-09-08 0.280 2.083
2015-08-19 0.280 2.053
2015-05-19 0.280 1.973
2015-03-03 0.280 1.998
2014-11-26 0.280 1.914
2014-08-20 0.280 2.088
2014-05-22 0.280 2.067
2014-03-04 0.280 2.193
2013-11-26 0.280 2.052
2013-08-29 0.280 2.324
2013-05-21 0.280 2.525
2012-12-18 0.280 2.764
2012-11-20 0.280 3.039
2012-08-21 0.280 3.311
2012-05-15 0.280 3.472
2012-03-06 0.280 3.369
2011-11-22 0.280 3.589
2011-08-23 0.280 3.783
2011-05-17 0.280 3.497
2011-03-15 0.280 3.626
2010-11-16 0.280 3.701
2010-08-18 0.280 3.998
2010-05-18 0.280 3.883
2010-04-09 0.280 3.659
2010-03-17 0.280 3.634
2009-11-17 0.240 3.317
2009-08-18 0.240 3.838
2009-05-19 0.240 4.294
2009-04-23 0.240 4.327

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of AstroNova's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are well covered by earnings (3x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess AstroNova's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can AstroNova afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. AstroNova has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of AstroNova's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Greg Woods
COMPENSATION $703,224
AGE 59
TENURE AS CEO 5.2 years
CEO Bio

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 Operating Officer of Astro-Med from September 6, 2012 to February 1, 2014. Mr. Woods served as an Executive Vice President of Astro-Med Inc. since joined it in September 6, 2012 until August 29, 2013. He joined Astro-Med with a strong background in executive management within the electronics manufacturing sector. He served as President or Chief Executive Officer of several industrial electronics firms, including an electronic controls division of Danaher, the diversified global manufacturing company. In these roles, his strategic planning and managerial expertise led to significant domestic and international business growth. He is a Member of several corporate boards and serves on the president's executive advisory board for the Association for Manufacturing Technology, which promotes high technology manufacturing in the United States. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Woods served from January 2010 to August 2012 as Managing Director of Medfield Advisors, LLC, an advisory firm located in Medfield, Massachusetts focused on providing corporate development and strategy guidance to technology driven manufacturing firms. Mr. Woods has extensive knowledge of the technology and electronics industries, as well as lean manufacturing processes. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Woods served as President of Performance Motion Devices, a specialty semiconductor and electronics manufacturer located in Lincoln, Massachusetts. He has been Director of AstroNova, Inc. since January 27, 2014. Mr. Woods graduated with a BA in Physics from Colgate University, a BE in Computer and Mechanical Engineering from Dartmouth College and received an MBA from the University of Rochester.

CEO Compensation
  • Greg's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
  • Greg's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the AstroNova management team in years:

7.1
Average Tenure
58
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the AstroNova management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Greg Woods

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$703K
AGE
59
TENURE
5.2 yrs

David Smith

TITLE
VP, CFO & Treasurer
COMPENSATION
$496K
AGE
61
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Stephen Petrarca

TITLE
Vice President of Operations
COMPENSATION
$188K
AGE
55
TENURE
21.3 yrs

Mike Natalizia

TITLE
CTO & VP
COMPENSATION
$188K
AGE
54
TENURE
7.1 yrs

Michael Morawetz

TITLE
Vie President of EMEA
COMPENSATION
$249K
AGE
58
TENURE
13.3 yrs

Peter Rosenblum

TITLE
Secretary
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the AstroNova board of directors in years:

3.3
Average Tenure
62
Average Age
  • The tenure for the AstroNova board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Greg Woods

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$703K
AGE
59
TENURE
5.3 yrs

Yvonne Schlaeppi

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
58
TENURE
1 yrs

Mitch Quain

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$97K
AGE
66
TENURE
7.7 yrs

Harold Schofield

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$93K
AGE
76
TENURE
6.9 yrs

Dick Warzala

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$39K
AGE
65
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Jean Bua

TITLE
Director
AGE
59
TENURE
0.4 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
22. Oct 18 Sell Michael Morawetz Individual 11. Jun 18 11. Jun 18 -10,968 $18.01 $-197,534
13. Sep 18 Sell Harold Schofield Individual 12. Sep 18 12. Sep 18 -4,000 $22.13 $-88,512
13. Jun 18 Sell Michael Natalizia Individual 12. Jun 18 12. Jun 18 -4,000 $19.10 $-76,400
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Management checks
We assess AstroNova's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. AstroNova has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

How Does AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) Fare As A Dividend Stock?

(NASDAQ:ALOT) be an attractive dividend share to own for the long haul? Investors are often drawn to a company for its dividend.. … On the other hand, investors have been known to buy a stock because of its yield, and then lose money if the company's dividend doesn't live up to expectations.. … Before you buy any stock for its dividend however, you should always remember Warren Buffett's two rules: 1) Don't lose money, and 2) Remember rule #1

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Is AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) Struggling With Its 9.2% Return On Capital Employed?

Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), in the hopes of getting some insight into the business. … Return On Capital Employed (ROCE): What is it? … Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets - Current Liabilities)

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Do Institutions Own AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) Shares?

(NASDAQ:ALOT) can tell us which group is most powerful. … As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, 'Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.'. … We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about ALOT

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Is AstroNova, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:ALOT) Balance Sheet Strong Enough To Weather A Storm?

(NASDAQ:ALOT) with its market cap of US$139m, are popular for their explosive growth, investors should also be aware of their balance sheet to judge whether the company can survive a downturn.

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How Should Investors React To AstroNova, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:ALOT) CEO Pay?

This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. … Then we'll look at a snap shot of the business growth. … How Does Greg Woods's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

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How Many Insiders Sold AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) Shares?

So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in AstroNova, Inc. … AstroNova Insider Transactions Over The Last Year. … That means that an insider was selling shares at slightly below the current price (US$19.83)

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Is AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) An Attractive Dividend Stock?

(NASDAQ:ALOT) has paid a dividend to shareholders. … Does AstroNova tick all the boxes of a great dividend stock? … 5 questions I ask before picking a dividend stock

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Why AstroNova Inc's (NASDAQ:ALOT) High P/E Ratio Isn't Necessarily A Bad Thing

The goal of this article is to teach you how to use price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). … AstroNova has a price to earnings ratio of 33.18, based on the last twelve months. … Price to Earnings Ratio = Price per Share ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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AstroNova Inc (NASDAQ:ALOT): A Look At Return On Capital

This is because the actual cash flow generated by the business dictates the potential for income (dividends) and capital appreciation (price increases), which are the two ways to achieve positive returns when buying a stock. … Therefore, looking at how efficiently AstroNova is able to use capital to create earnings will help us understand your potential return. … Investors use many different metrics but the analysis below focuses on return on capital employed (ROCE).

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What Kind Of Shareholders Own AstroNova Inc (NASDAQ:ALOT)?

Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it's not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. … AstroNova is a smaller company with a market capitalization of US$133m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. … institutional investors have bought into the company.

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Company Info

Description

AstroNova, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes specialty printers, and data acquisition and analysis systems in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, Central and South America, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Product Identification and Test & Measurement (T&M). The Product Identification segment offers tabletop and work cell-ready digital color label printers; specialty OEM printing systems; and labels, tags, inks, toner, and thermal transfer ribbons under the QuickLabel brand. This segment also offers T2-C, an inkjet table top label press; T2, a parent of the T2-C; T4 for print, die cut, and lamination; and T3, a customizable label production and finishing press under the TrojanLabel brand. In addition, this segment sells various specialized software used to operate the printers and presses, design labels, and manage printing 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 visual data from local and networked data streams and sensors; a range of hardware and software products under the AstroNova T&M brand; Daxus portable data acquisition systems; TMX high-speed data acquisition systems; DDX100 SmartCorder portable data acquisition systems; EV-500, a digital strip chart recording system; PTA-45B cockpit printers; and ToughWriter, Miltope, and RITEC branded airborne printers. Its AstroNova airborne printers are used in flight decks, as well as military, commercial, and business aircraft cabins; and ToughSwitch Ethernet switches used in military aircraft and vehicles. The company was formerly known as Astro-Med, Inc. and changed its name to AstroNova, Inc. in May 2016. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

Details
Name: AstroNova, Inc.
ALOT
Exchange: NasdaqGM
Founded: 1969
$179,796,685
6,987,823
Website: http://www.astronovainc.com
Address: AstroNova, Inc.
600 East Greenwich Avenue,
West Warwick,
Rhode Island, 02893,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGM ALOT Common Stock Nasdaq Global Market US USD 14. Nov 1980
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
374
AstroNova employees.
Industry
Technology Hardware, Storage and Peripherals
Tech
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/22 23:32
End of day share price update: 2019/04/22 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/04/10
Last earnings filing: 2019/04/10
Last earnings reported: 2019/01/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/01/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.