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. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and fair value.

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 +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ALOT's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

4.2%

ALOT

-1.2%

US Tech

2.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

-36.2%

ALOT

66.1%

US Tech

19.7%

US Market

Return vs Industry: ALOT underperformed the US Tech industry which returned 66.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ALOT underperformed the US Market which returned 19.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ALOTIndustryMarket
7 Day4.2%-1.2%2.8%
30 Day21.7%1.7%8.0%
90 Day41.1%-5.9%6.8%
1 Year-35.3%-36.2%67.8%66.1%22.4%19.7%
3 Year-29.7%-32.8%164.8%153.5%47.3%37.5%
5 Year-21.4%-27.8%296.8%258.2%93.6%72.3%

Long-Term 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?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ALOT ($9.82) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($71.59)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ALOT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Tech industry average.

PE vs Market: ALOT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


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 (1x) compared to the US Tech industry average (2.3x).


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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?

3.7%

Forecasted annual revenue growth


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: ALOT's revenue (3.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ALOT's revenue (3.7% 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?

-8.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ALOT is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: ALOT is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ALOT is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 8.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare ALOT's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: ALOT is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Tech industry (-18.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: ALOT has a negative Return on Equity (-0.63%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is AstroNova's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ALOT's short term assets ($61.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($20.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: ALOT's short term assets ($61.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($23.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ALOT's debt to equity ratio (28.5%) 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 (55%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if ALOT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.


Balance Sheet


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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.


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Management

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

7.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Greg Woods (61 yo)

6.75yrs

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 ($USD1.19M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD561.41K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Gregory Woods
President6.75yrsUS$1.19m1.54%
$ 1.1m
David Smith
VP, CFO & Treasurer2.83yrsUS$586.27k0.11%
$ 79.8k
Michael Natalizia
CTO & VP of Strategic Technical Alliances8.67yrsUS$382.43k0.38%
$ 264.4k
Stephen Petrarca
Vice President of Operations22.83yrsUS$188.14k0.36%
$ 254.5k
Peter Rosenblum
Secretaryno datano datano data

7.7yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: ALOT's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.7 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Gregory Woods
President6.75yrsUS$1.19m1.54%
$ 1.1m
Mitchell Quain
Independent Director9.25yrsUS$138.98k0.65%
$ 459.3k
Richard Warzala
Lead Independent Director1.25yrsUS$133.98k0.29%
$ 207.2k
Jean Bua
Independent Director2yrsUS$128.98k0.20%
$ 143.1k
Yvonne Schlaeppi
Independent Director2.58yrsUS$131.98k0.25%
$ 178.9k
Harold Schofield
Independent Director8.5yrsUS$131.98k0.43%
$ 303.8k

4.7yrs

Average Tenure

64yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: ALOT's board of directors are considered experienced (4.7 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$70.394m
  • Shares outstanding: 7.17m
  • 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 int...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/11/26 23:16
End of Day Share Price2020/11/25 00:00
Earnings2020/08/01
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.