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CalAmp

Nasdaq:CAMP
Snowflake Description

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
CAMP
Nasdaq
$435M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Tech
Company description

CalAmp Corp. provides in telematics systems, and software and subscription services worldwide. The last earnings update was 33 days ago. More info.


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  • CalAmp has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
CAMP Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-3.3%
NasdaqGS:CAMP
3.3%
US Communications
3.2%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-40.7%
NasdaqGS:CAMP
2.7%
US Communications
-6.5%
US Market
CAMP Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
CalAmp (CAMP) -3.3% 15.3% -29.7% -40.7% -21.2% -54.1%
US Communications 3.3% 8.8% -0.3% 2.7% 78.9% 68.4%
US Market 3.2% 11.4% -1.4% -6.5% 42.1% 41.6%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • CAMP underperformed the Communications industry which returned 2.7% over the past year.
  • CAMP underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -6.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility
CAMP
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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Value

 Is CalAmp 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
Here we compare the current share price of CalAmp to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for CalAmp.

NasdaqGS:CAMP Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 10 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 13.9%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NasdaqGS:CAMP
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 7.3%
Communications Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.02
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.023 (1 + (1- 21%) (62.63%))
1.53
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.53
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.53 * 7.27%)
13.85%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqGS:CAMP using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for CalAmp is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We use analyst's estimates of cash flows going forward 5 years for the 1st stage, the 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NasdaqGS:CAMP DCF 1st Stage: Next 5 year cash flow forecast
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) 44.16 47.76 20.00 22.28 24.81
Source Analyst x4 Analyst x2 Analyst x1 Est @ 11.38% Est @ 11.38%
Present Value
Discounted (@ 13.85%)
38.79 36.85 13.55 13.26 12.97
Present value of next 5 years cash flows $115.42
NasdaqGS:CAMP DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2023 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $24.81 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (13.85% – 2.73%)
$229.20
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)5
= $229.20 ÷ (1 + 13.85%)5
$119.82
NasdaqGS:CAMP Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 5 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $115.42 + $119.82
$235.24
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $235.24 / 31.09
$7.57
NasdaqGS:CAMP Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $7.57
Current discount Discount to share price of $13.65
= -1 x ($13.65 - $7.57) / $7.57
-80.4%

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

  • The current share price of CalAmp is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
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 CalAmp's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are CalAmp's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:CAMP PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-11-30) in USD $0.07
NasdaqGS:CAMP Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-01-22) in USD $13.65
United States of America Communications Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 37 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 27.94x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,026 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.11x

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

** Primary Listing of CalAmp.

NasdaqGS:CAMP PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:CAMP Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 13.65 ÷ 0.07

202.09x

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  • CalAmp is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Communications industry average.
  • CalAmp is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does CalAmp's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:CAMP PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 202.09x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 10 Analysts
-85.7%per year
United States of America Communications Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 24 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 2.26x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,109 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.29x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NasdaqGS:CAMP PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 202.09x ÷ -85.7%

-2.36x

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  • CalAmp earnings are not expected to grow next year, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on CalAmp's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:CAMP PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-11-30) in USD $5.83
NasdaqGS:CAMP Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-01-22) in USD $13.65
United States of America Communications Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 67 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 1.82x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,101 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.77x
NasdaqGS:CAMP PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:CAMP Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 13.65 ÷ 5.83

2.34x

* Primary Listing of CalAmp.

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

  • CalAmp is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Communications industry average.
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Value checks
We assess CalAmp'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 Communications 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 Communications industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. CalAmp 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 CalAmp expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

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
-85.7%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is CalAmp expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • CalAmp's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • CalAmp's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the United States of America market average.
  • CalAmp's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:CAMP Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:CAMP Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 10 Analysts -85.7%
NasdaqGS:CAMP Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 10 Analysts 0.9%
United States of America Communications Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 19.5%
United States of America Communications Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.8%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.6%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.3%

*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
NasdaqGS:CAMP Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 10 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:CAMP Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-02-28 375 32 3 3
2020-02-29 373 59 -0 10
2019-02-28 368 60 7 10
NasdaqGS:CAMP Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-11-30 374 56 2
2018-08-31 379 68 15
2018-05-31 373 87 28
2018-02-28 366 67 17
2017-11-30 358 65 17
2017-08-31 347 42 4
2017-05-31 348 28 -8
2017-02-28 351 26 -8
2016-11-30 336 29 2
2016-08-31 327 38 7
2016-05-31 306 39 10
2016-02-29 281 47 17

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • CalAmp's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is not considered high growth.
  • CalAmp's revenue is expected to grow by 0.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
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
NasdaqGS:CAMP Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 10 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from CalAmp Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:CAMP Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-02-28 0.09 0.09 0.09 1.00
2020-02-29 -0.01 0.19 -0.21 6.00
2019-02-28 0.19 0.24 0.15 6.00
NasdaqGS:CAMP Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-11-30 0.07
2018-08-31 0.42
2018-05-31 0.79
2018-02-28 0.47
2017-11-30 0.49
2017-08-31 0.11
2017-05-31 -0.22
2017-02-28 -0.22
2016-11-30 0.05
2016-08-31 0.20
2016-05-31 0.28
2016-02-29 0.46

*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.
  • CalAmp is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess CalAmp'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.
CalAmp has a total score of 0/6, 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 CalAmp 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 CalAmp's growth in the last year to its industry (Communications).
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.
  • CalAmp's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years and the most recent earnings are below average.
  • CalAmp's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • CalAmp's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Communications industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
CalAmp'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 CalAmp Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:CAMP Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-11-30 373.82 2.37 98.65 28.29
2018-08-31 378.99 14.70 98.46 27.40
2018-05-31 372.72 27.78 97.27 26.53
2018-02-28 365.91 16.62 94.77 25.76
2017-11-30 357.64 17.15 89.86 23.59
2017-08-31 347.32 3.81 89.01 22.59
2017-05-31 348.04 -7.90 93.62 21.75
2017-02-28 351.10 -7.90 94.41 22.01
2016-11-30 335.78 1.84 85.40 22.40
2016-08-31 327.11 7.24 73.78 22.22
2016-05-31 306.44 10.22 57.06 21.33
2016-02-29 280.72 16.94 43.57 19.80
2015-11-30 279.10 17.95 41.44 19.55
2015-08-31 267.65 18.10 39.42 19.28
2015-05-31 257.05 17.87 37.48 19.30
2015-02-28 250.61 16.51 36.02 19.85
2014-11-30 241.26 13.06 35.73 20.32
2014-08-31 241.54 13.25 34.78 20.73
2014-05-31 241.14 12.81 34.27 21.01
2014-02-28 235.90 11.80 34.25 21.05
2013-11-30 224.45 41.37 32.38 19.62
2013-08-31 205.28 41.31 29.85 17.92
2013-05-31 190.46 42.13 27.77 16.28
2013-02-28 180.58 44.63 24.88 14.29
2012-11-30 169.81 13.64 23.55 13.20
2012-08-31 158.22 11.18 23.20 12.26
2012-05-31 148.04 8.88 22.86 11.28
2012-02-28 138.73 5.22 22.04 11.33

*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.
  • CalAmp has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • CalAmp used its assets less efficiently than the US Communications industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • CalAmp's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess CalAmp'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 Communications 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.
CalAmp has a total score of 0/6, 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 CalAmp'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 CalAmp's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • CalAmp is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • CalAmp's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of CalAmp'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.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.5x 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 CalAmp Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

NasdaqGS:CAMP Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-11-30 201.55 272.42 301.76
2018-08-31 209.74 268.98 305.00
2018-05-31 202.44 156.23 178.77
2018-02-28 198.92 154.30 156.00
2017-11-30 201.08 152.38 151.24
2017-08-31 186.21 150.51 130.64
2017-05-31 174.15 148.64 109.24
2017-02-28 163.24 146.83 100.43
2016-11-30 168.49 145.02 100.82
2016-08-31 181.20 143.26 117.00
2016-05-31 188.83 141.50 117.63
2016-02-29 189.45 139.80 228.11
2015-11-30 181.83 138.10 223.34
2015-08-31 176.33 136.65 205.08
2015-05-31 173.57 135.43 184.02
2015-02-28 151.39 0.00 44.36
2014-11-30 143.56 0.77 36.93
2014-08-31 138.40 1.10 36.84
2014-05-31 137.08 1.67 34.17
2014-02-28 133.15 1.86 27.73
2013-11-30 127.74 2.37 31.11
2013-08-31 121.55 7.13 29.68
2013-05-31 119.94 7.55 24.50
2013-02-28 117.55 4.70 63.10
2012-11-30 39.34 5.34 13.56
2012-08-31 34.05 5.70 10.24
2012-05-31 30.03 5.91 7.32
2012-02-28 24.98 3.00 5.60
  • CalAmp's level of debt (135.2%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (1.8% vs 135.2% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (20.7%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are not well covered by earnings (EBIT is 1.4x annual interest expense, ideally 3x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess CalAmp'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. CalAmp has a total score of 3/6, 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 CalAmp'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
0%
Current annual income from CalAmp dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of CalAmp shares you are expected to receive $0 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?
  • Unable to evaluate CalAmp's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate CalAmp's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
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
NasdaqGS:CAMP 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 10 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Communications Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 13 Stocks 2.8%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1986 Stocks 2.6%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.9%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.5%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

NasdaqGS:CAMP Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-02-28 0.00 1.00
2020-02-29 0.00 1.00
2019-02-28 0.00 1.00

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as CalAmp has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if CalAmp's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of CalAmp's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as CalAmp has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of CalAmp's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess CalAmp's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.9%) - 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 CalAmp afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. CalAmp has a total score of 0/6, 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 CalAmp'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
Michael Burdiek
COMPENSATION $2,893,033
AGE 59
TENURE AS CEO 7.6 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Michael J. Burdiek has been President of LoJack Corporation since March 18, 2016. Mr. Burdiek has been the Chief Executive Officer of CalAmp Corp. since June 1, 2011 and has been its President since June 2010. Mr. Burdiek served as the Chief Operating Officer of CalAmp Corp. since June 2008. He joined CalAmp Corp. as an Executive Vice President in 2006. He served as an Executive Officer of Comarco Wireless Technologies, Inc. He served as an Executive Vice President of Wireless Datacom Strategy and Integration of Calamp Corp., since 2007 and was named Chief Operating Officer in 2008. In 2010, his responsibilities were expanded further, and he was given the additional title of President. He was responsible for developing and implementing its wireless data communications strategy as it pursues new opportunities in private wireless networks and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions for public safety, fleet management, asset tracking and remote monitoring of critical infrastructure and process controls. He served as President of Wireless DataCom Division at CalAmp Corp., from March 15, 2007 to June 2008. From 1987 to 2003, Mr. Burdiek held a variety of technical and executive management roles with Comarco, Inc. He served as Vice President of Comarco, Inc. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Telenetics Corp., from April 2005 to June 20, 2006. From 2004 to 2005, he was an Operating Partner at The Kasten Group, where he was an Investment Partner and Advisor. He served as an Executive Officer of COMARCO Wireless Test Solutions. He has both an engineering and business management background with over 20 years in the wireless communications industry. He worked for 17-years at Comarco Inc. He is a seasoned, senior executive with strengths in engineering, sales and marketing, operations and international business development. He was a Design Engineer of Printrak International since 1985. At Comarco, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless Test Systems business unit. He began his career in communications engineering at Hughes Aircraft Company. (a/k/a HE Holdings, Inc.), where he worked from 1982 to 1984 and was a Design Engineer. He held roles like Electrical Design Engineer and Production Operations Manager, business development management and served as Vice President and General Manager at the division level of COMARCO. He has substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions of small to mid-sized technology firms. He has been a Director at LoJack Corporation since March 18, 2016. He has been a Director of CalAmp Corp. since June 1, 2011 and Five9, Inc. since September 10, 2015. Mr. Burdiek holds his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) from Kansas State University in 1981 and a Master's in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) in 1987 and his Master's in Business Administration (M.B.A.) in 1990 both from California State University.

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

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

3.6
Average Tenure
57
Average Age
  • The tenure for the CalAmp management team is about average.
Management Team

Michael Burdiek

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
59
TENURE
7.6 yrs

Kurt Binder

TITLE
Executive VP & CFO
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
48
TENURE
1.5 yrs

Garo Sarkissian

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development
COMPENSATION
$886K
AGE
51

Rick Vitelle

TITLE
Executive Vice President
COMPENSATION
$596K
AGE
64
TENURE
17.5 yrs

John Warwick

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Operations
COMPENSATION
$3K
AGE
53
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Stephen Moran

TITLE
Senior VP
AGE
61
TENURE
4 yrs

Carl Burrow

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Global Sales
AGE
57
TENURE
2.7 yrs

Nadine Traboulsi

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing

Monica Van Berkel

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
AGE
49
TENURE
2.7 yrs

Robert Hannah

TITLE
Senior VP & GM of Satellite Products
COMPENSATION
$294K
AGE
57
TENURE
10.6 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

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

5.5
Average Tenure
59
Average Age
  • The tenure for the CalAmp board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Bert Moyer

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$228K
AGE
74
TENURE
5.5 yrs

Michael Burdiek

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
59
TENURE
7.6 yrs

Ira Coron

TITLE
Chairman Emeritus
AGE
89
TENURE
14.5 yrs

Larry Wolfe

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$208K
AGE
67
TENURE
10.6 yrs

Kimberly Alexy

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$198K
AGE
48
TENURE
10.6 yrs

Amal Johnson

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$203K
AGE
65
TENURE
5.1 yrs

Jeff Gardner

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$188K
AGE
58
TENURE
4 yrs

Jorge Titinger

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$188K
AGE
57
TENURE
3.6 yrs

Roxanne Oulman

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
47
TENURE
0.4 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • CalAmp insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
05. Nov 18 Sell Garo Sarkissian Individual 01. Nov 18 01. Nov 18 -7,500 $20.35 $-151,625
25. Oct 18 Sell Garo Sarkissian Individual 23. Oct 18 23. Oct 18 -2,500 $20.25 $-50,625
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Management checks
We assess CalAmp'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. CalAmp 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

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Why We’re Not Keen On CalAmp Corp.’s (NASDAQ:CAMP) 2.7% Return On Capital

Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), in the hopes of getting some insight into the business. … What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)? … ROCE measures the 'return' (pre-tax profit) a company generates from capital employed in its business.

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Should You Be Worried About Insider Transactions At CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:CAMP)?

We've lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. … So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in CalAmp Corp. … But logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.

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How Does CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:CAMP) Affect Your Portfolio Volatility?

Modern finance theory considers volatility to be a measure of risk, and there are two main types of price volatility. … Some investors use beta as a measure of how much a certain stock is impacted by market risk (volatility). … A stock with a beta below one is either less volatile than the market, or more volatile but not corellated with the overall market.

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Is CalAmp Corp's (NASDAQ:CAMP) Balance Sheet A Threat To Its Future?

Investors are always looking for growth in small-cap stocks like CalAmp Corp (NASDAQ:CAMP), with a market cap of US$588m. … However, an important fact which most ignore is: how financially healthy is the business? … Assessing first and foremost the financial health is

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Is It Too Late To Consider Buying CalAmp Corp (NASDAQ:CAMP)?

received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NasdaqGS over the last few months, increasing to $23.96 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $18.99. … A question to answer is whether CalAmp's current trading price of $19.86 reflective of the actual value of the? … Let’s take a look at CalAmp’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change

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Does CalAmp Corp (NASDAQ:CAMP) Create Value For Shareholders?

While some investors are already well versed in financial metrics (hat tip), this article is for those who would like to learn about Return On Equity (ROE) and why it is important. … That means that for every $1 worth of shareholders' equity, it generated $0.070 in profit. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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Is CalAmp Corp's (NASDAQ:CAMP) CEO Paid Enough Relative To Peers?

First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. … How Does Michael Burdiek's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … It would therefore appear that CalAmp Corp pays Michael Burdiek more than the median CEO remuneration at companies of a similar size, in the same market

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Why You Need To Look At This Factor Before Buying CalAmp Corp (NASDAQ:CAMP)

Every stock in the market is exposed to this volatility, which is linked to the fact that stocks prices are correlated in an efficient market. … Beta is a widely used metric to measure a stock's exposure to market risk (volatility). … Before we go on, it's worth noting that Warren Buffett pointed out in his 2014 letter to shareholders that 'volatility is far from synonymous with risk.' Having said that, beta can still be rather useful.

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Should You Be Tempted To Sell CalAmp Corp (NASDAQ:CAMP) Because Of Its PE Ratio?

and want to start learning about core concepts of fundamental analysis on practical examples from today's market. … Although some investors may jump to the conclusion that you should avoid the stock or sell if you own it, understanding the assumptions behind the P/E ratio might change your mind. … View our latest analysis for CalAmp

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Who Really Owns CalAmp Corp (NASDAQ:CAMP)?

In this article, I'm going to take a look at CalAmp Corp’s (NASDAQ:CAMP) latest ownership structure, a non-fundamental factor which is important, but remains a less discussed subject among investors. … Ownership structure has been found to have an impact on shareholder returns in both short- and long-term. … Differences in ownership structure of companies can have a profound effect on how management's incentives are aligned with shareholder returns, and whether they adhere to corporate governance best practices.

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Company Info

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Description

CalAmp Corp. provides in telematics systems, and software and subscription services worldwide. The company provides mobile resource management telematics devices for the Internet of Things market, which enable customers to optimize their operations by collecting, monitoring, and reporting business-critical information and desired intelligence from remote and mobile assets. It also offers a portfolio of wireless networking products, including asset tracking units, mobile telematics devices, and fixed and mobile wireless gateways and routers; telematics cloud platform applications; and software as a service applications. The company sells its products and services to customers in the transportation, government, construction, and automotive markets through direct sales organization, a network of licensees, and sales representatives, as well as through Websites and digital presence. CalAmp Corp. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Details
Name: CalAmp Corp.
CAMP
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 1981
$434,988,090
31,092,787
Website: http://www.calamp.com
Address: CalAmp Corp.
15635 Alton Parkway,
Suite 250,
Irvine,
California, 92618,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS CAMP Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 13. Dec 1983
DB CF3 Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 13. Dec 1983
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
840
CalAmp employees.
Industry
Communications Equipment
Tech
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/01/22 23:54
End of day share price update: 2019/01/22 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2018/12/27
Last earnings filing: 2018/12/20
Last earnings reported: 2018/11/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/02/28


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.