NasdaqGM:ALOT

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

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.

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Fundamentals

Excellent balance sheet with proven track record and pays a dividend.

Share Price & News

How has AstroNova's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.1%

ALOT

1.9%

US Tech

0.07%

US Market


1 Year Return

-19.1%

ALOT

7.3%

US Tech

8.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: ALOT underperformed the US Tech industry which returned 7.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ALOT underperformed the US Market which returned 8.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ALOTIndustryMarket
7 Day-0.1%1.9%0.07%
30 Day2.8%9.4%-0.3%
90 Day-32.6%13.8%-1.6%
1 Year-18.0%-19.1%9.1%7.3%11.3%8.9%
3 Year16.1%10.4%103.0%87.4%46.3%36.8%
5 Year30.2%19.0%121.8%99.2%62.1%44.3%

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

Valuation

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

17.4x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ALOT ($15.92) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($3.69)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ALOT is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ALOT is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.4x) compared to the Tech industry average (20.2x).

PE vs Market: ALOT is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.4x) compared to the US market (17.8x).


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 (1.6x) compared to the US Tech industry average (1.7x).


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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?

9.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ALOT's forecast earnings growth (9.7% per year) is above the savings rate (2.7%).

Earnings vs Market: ALOT's earnings (9.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: ALOT's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: ALOT's revenue (3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ALOT's revenue (3% per year) is forecast to grow slower 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


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Past Performance

How has AstroNova performed over the past 5 years?

3.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ALOT's earnings have grown by 3.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ALOT's earnings growth over the past year (57.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (3.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: ALOT earnings growth over the past year (57.2%) underperformed the Tech industry 64%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: ALOT's Return on Equity (8.8%) is considered low.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: ALOT has a higher Return on Assets than the Tech industry average last year.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: ALOT has improved its Return on Capital Employed over the past 3 years.


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Financial Health

How is AstroNova's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ALOT's short term assets ($65.0M) exceeds its short term liabilities ($26.9M)

Long Term Liabilities: ALOT's short term assets (65.0M) exceeds its long term liabilities (22.7M)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ALOT's debt to equity ratio (26.8%) 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 (31.8%).

Interest Coverage: ALOT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (12.2x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: ALOT has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: ALOT's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 3.4x debt).


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Dividend

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

1.76%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company1.8%marketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.4%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: ALOT's dividend (1.76%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.45%).

High Dividend: ALOT's dividend (1.76%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.68%).

Stable Dividend: ALOT's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: ALOT's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30.6%), ALOT's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.


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Management

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

6.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Greg Woods (60yo)

5.7yrs

Tenure

US$1,718,202

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 ($USD1.72M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD509.30K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Greg's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

6.6yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: ALOT's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.6 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

3.6yrs

Average Tenure

63yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: ALOT's board of directors are considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: ALOT insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$15,97418 Sep 19
Richard Warzala
EntityIndividual
Role
Lead Director
Lead Independent Director
Shares1,000
Max PriceUS$15.99
BuyUS$33,07016 Sep 19
Richard Warzala
EntityIndividual
Role
Lead Director
Lead Independent Director
Shares2,000
Max PriceUS$16.62

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Stephen Petrarca (56yo)

    Vice President of Operations

    • Tenure: 21.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$188.14k
  • David Smith (62yo)

    VP, CFO & Treasurer

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$762.62k
  • Mike Natalizia (55yo)

    VP & CTO

    • Tenure: 7.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$601.03k
  • Greg Woods (60yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 5.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.72m
  • Peter Rosenblum

    Secretary

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Mitch Quain (67yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 8.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$119.80k
  • Dick Warzala (66yo)

    Lead Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$117.81k
  • Jean Bua (60yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$32.56k
  • Yvonne Schlaeppi (59yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 1.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$135.94k
  • Harold Schofield (77yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 7.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$115.25k
  • Greg Woods (60yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 5.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.72m

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$112.232m
  • Shares outstanding: 7.05m
  • 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

Biography

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 int ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/23 23:32
End of Day Share Price2019/10/23 00:00
Earnings2019/08/03
Annual Earnings2019/01/31


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.