NasdaqGS:CTRL

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Control4 Corporation provides smart home and business solutions in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, the United Kingdom, and internationally.

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Fundamentals

Outstanding track record with flawless balance sheet.

Risks

  • Control4 has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

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Share Price & News

How has Control4's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.2%

NasdaqGS:CTRL

3.7%

US Electronic

2.9%

US Market


1 Year Return

-24.5%

NasdaqGS:CTRL

-6.3%

US Electronic

0.2%

US Market

CTRL underperformed the Electronic industry which returned 1.3% over the past year.

CTRL underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 3.9% over the past year.


Share holder returns

CTRLIndustryMarket
7 Day0.2%3.7%2.9%
30 Day0.6%-4.6%-2.3%
90 Day31.7%3.5%3.1%
1 Year-24.5%-24.5%-5.4%-6.3%2.4%0.2%
3 Year120.0%120.0%45.3%41.3%41.7%32.4%
5 Year55.6%55.6%52.6%45.2%55.1%37.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Control4's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Control4 undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

34%

Discount to future cash flow value


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Control4's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).

Control4's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

Control4 is good value based on earnings compared to the US Electronic industry average.

Control4 is good value based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Control4 is good value based on expected growth next year.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Control4 is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Electronic industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Control4 expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?

17.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Control4's revenue is expected to grow by 10% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

Control4's earnings are expected to grow by 17.7% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

Control4's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

Control4's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

Control4's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Unable to establish if Control4 will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.


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Past Performance

How has Control4 performed over the past 5 years?

45.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Control4 has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.

Control4's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (162.2% vs 45.6%)

Control4's earnings growth has exceeded the US Electronic industry average in the past year (162.2% vs 55.1%).


Return on Equity

Control4 has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%).


Return on Assets

Control4 used its assets more efficiently than the US Electronic industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

Control4 has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is Control4's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Control4 is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

Control4's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Control4 has no debt.

Control4 has no debt compared to 5 years ago when it was 2.6%.

Control4 has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Control4 has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

High level of physical assets or inventory.

Control4 has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.


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Dividend

What is Control4's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Unable to evaluate Control4's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to evaluate Control4's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Control4 has not reported any payouts.

Unable to verify if Control4's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Control4 has not reported any payouts.


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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Management

What is the CEO of Control4's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

4.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Martin Plaehn (61yo)

7.9yrs

Tenure

US$2,408,441

Compensation

Mr. Martin Plaehn has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Control4 Corporation since September 2011 and has been its Chairman since January 1, 2014. Mr. Plaehn joined Control4 in 2011 as a se ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Martin's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United States of America.

Martin's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.


Management Age and Tenure

4.0yrs

Average Tenure

51yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Control4 management team is about average.


Board Age and Tenure

4.6yrs

Average Tenure

55.5yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Control4 board of directors is about average.


Insider Trading

No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.


Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Martin Plaehn (61yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 7.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.41m
  • Susan Cashen (58yo)

    Senior Vice President of Marketing

    • Tenure: 9.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$884.87k
  • Mark Novakovich (51yo)

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 4.0yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.34m
  • Jeff Dungan (49yo)

    Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Operations & Business Development

    • Tenure: 13.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$713.23k
  • Charlie Kindel (52yo)

    Senior Vice President of Products & Services

    • Tenure: 1.0yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.66m
  • Bryce Judd (44yo)

    Senior Vice President of Global Sales

    • Tenure: 3.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.06m
  • Joshua Ellis (39yo)

    General Counsel

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs

Board Members

  • Martin Plaehn (61yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 7.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.41m
  • Jeremy Jaech (63yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 5.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$196.36k
  • Rob Born (51yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 8.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$206.11k
  • Mark Jensen (69yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$207.11k
  • Dave Habiger (50yo)

    Lead Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$220.11k
  • Jim Caudill (51yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$192.02k
  • Maria Thomas (55yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$178.04k
  • Phil Molyneux (56yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$193.11k

Company Information

Control4 Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Control4 Corporation
  • Ticker: CTRL
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 2003
  • Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: US$640.773m
  • Shares outstanding: 26.80m
  • Website: https://www.control4.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Control4 Corporation
  • 11734 South Election Road
  • Salt Lake City
  • Utah
  • 84020
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CTRLNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDAug 2013
C47DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURAug 2013
0I3FLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDAug 2013

Biography

Control4 Corporation provides smart home and business solutions in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company offers Control4 solution that f ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/08/02 00:36
End of Day Share Price2019/07/31 00:00
Earnings2019/03/31
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.