NasdaqGS:CTRL

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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.


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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%

CTRL

4.0%

US Electronic

2.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

-24.5%

CTRL

9.8%

US Electronic

5.6%

US Market


Shareholder returns

CTRLIndustryMarket
7 Day0.2%4.0%2.3%
30 Day0.6%-0.4%-1.0%
90 Day31.7%3.3%-0.7%
1 Year-24.5%-24.5%10.9%9.8%7.9%5.6%
3 Year120.0%120.0%53.3%49.1%45.6%36.3%
5 Year55.6%55.6%90.9%81.7%65.8%47.6%

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 compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

34.4%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Undervalued: CTRL ($23.91) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($36.46)

Significantly Undervalued: CTRL is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CTRL is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.4x) compared to the Electronic industry average (19x).

PE vs Market: CTRL is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.4x) compared to the US market (17.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

Low PEG Ratio: CTRL is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.9x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CTRL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.1x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (2x).


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Future Growth

How is Control4 forecast 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 Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CTRL's forecast earnings growth (17.7% per year) is above the savings rate (2.7%).

Earnings vs Market: CTRL's earnings (17.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.5% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: CTRL's revenue (10% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CTRL's revenue (10% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Information is not available.


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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

Earnings Trend: CTRL's earnings have grown significantly by 45.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CTRL's earnings growth over the past year (162.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (45.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CTRL earnings growth over the past year (162.2%) exceeded the Electronic industry 58.6%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: CTRL's Return on Equity (20.1%) is considered high.


Return on Assets

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


Return on Capital Employed

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


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Financial Health

How is Control4's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CTRL's short term assets ($154.7M) exceeds its short term liabilities ($39.7M)

Long Term Liabilities: CTRL's short term assets (154.7M) exceeds its long term liabilities (13.8M)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CTRL is debt free.

Reducing Debt: CTRL has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 2.6%.

Debt Coverage: CTRL has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: CTRL has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

Information is not available.

Information is not available.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.5%markettop25%3.8%industryaverage1.6%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CTRL's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CTRL's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CTRL's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CTRL's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CTRL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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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

Information is not available.

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


Management Age and Tenure

4.0yrs

Average Tenure

51yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CTRL's management team is considered experienced (4 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

4.6yrs

Average Tenure

55.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CTRL's board of directors are considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


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: 4yrs
    • 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: 1yrs
    • 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.