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Electro-Sensors NasdaqCM:ELSE Stock Report

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29 Sep, 2022


Company Financials
ELSE fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health6/6

ELSE Stock Overview

Electro-Sensors, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of industrial production monitoring and process control systems.

Electro-Sensors Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Electro-Sensors
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$4.86
52 Week HighUS$6.76
52 Week LowUS$4.72
1 Month Change-14.44%
3 Month Change-18.73%
1 Year Change-3.38%
3 Year Change23.35%
5 Year Change35.00%
Change since IPO177.71%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 03

Electro-Sensors GAAP EPS of -$0.08, revenue of $2.56M

Electro-Sensors press release (NASDAQ:ELSE): Q2 GAAP EPS of -$0.08. Revenue of $2.56M (+4.1% Y/Y). Gross margin of 54.9%.

Shareholder Returns

ELSEUS ElectronicUS Market

Return vs Industry: ELSE exceeded the US Electronic industry which returned -21.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ELSE exceeded the US Market which returned -20.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is ELSE's price volatile compared to industry and market?
ELSE volatility
ELSE Average Weekly Movement4.3%
Electronic Industry Average Movement6.7%
Market Average Movement6.9%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.7%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.8%

Stable Share Price: ELSE is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ELSE's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

196833David Klenk

Electro-Sensors, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of industrial production monitoring and process control systems. The company manufactures and sells various monitoring and control systems that measure machine production and operation rates, as well as regulate the speed of related machines in production processes. Its speed monitoring systems include a line of products that measure production counts or rates, such as parts, gallons, or board feet; and alarm systems, tachometers, and other devices that translate impulses from the sensors into alarm signals, computer inputs, or digital displays.

Electro-Sensors Fundamentals Summary

How do Electro-Sensors's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
ELSE fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$16.54m
Earnings (TTM)-US$95.00k
Revenue (TTM)US$8.94m


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
ELSE income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$4.06m
Gross ProfitUS$4.89m
Other ExpensesUS$4.98m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)-0.028
Gross Margin54.62%
Net Profit Margin-1.06%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did ELSE perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is ELSE undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 1/6

  • Price-To-Sales vs Peers

  • Price-To-Sales vs Industry

  • Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for ELSE?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

ELSE key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue0.8x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA-543.6x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers

How does ELSE's PS Ratio compare to its peers?

ELSE PS Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PS ratio for ELSE vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPSEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average6.4x
ACFN Acorn Energy
QNGY Quanergy Systems
LPTH LightPath Technologies
RVSN Rail Vision
ELSE Electro-Sensors

Price-To-Sales vs Peers: ELSE is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.8x) compared to the peer average (6.4x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does ELSE's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Electronic Industry?

Price-To-Sales vs Industry: ELSE is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.8x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (1.6x)

Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is ELSE's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

ELSE PS Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PS Ratio1.8x
Fair PS Ration/a

Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate ELSE's Price-To-Sales Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of ELSE when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate ELSE's fair value for valuation analysis.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate ELSE's fair value for valuation analysis.

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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Future Growth

How is Electro-Sensors forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted Tech industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Electro-Sensors has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

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  • Examine Electro-Sensors's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.

Past Performance

How has Electro-Sensors performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ELSE is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: ELSE is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ELSE is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 7.8% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: ELSE is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electronic industry (20.1%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: ELSE has a negative Return on Equity (-0.74%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Electro-Sensors's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ELSE's short term assets ($12.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: ELSE's short term assets ($12.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($3.0K).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ELSE is debt free.

Reducing Debt: ELSE had no debt 5 years ago.

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

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

Balance Sheet

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What is Electro-Sensors's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Electro-Sensors Dividend Yield vs Market
How does Electro-Sensors dividend yield compare to the market?
SegmentDividend Yield
Company (Electro-Sensors)0%
Market Bottom 25% (US)1.7%
Market Top 25% (US)4.7%
Industry Average (Electronic)1.7%
Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Electro-Sensors)n/a

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ELSE'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 ELSE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: ELSE is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as ELSE has not reported any payouts.

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


Average board tenure


David Klenk (57 yo)





Mr. David L. Klenk has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Electro-Sensors Inc. since July 23, 2013 and its President since 2013. Mr. Klenk served as Chief Operating Officer of...

CEO Compensation Analysis

David Klenk's Compensation vs Electro-Sensors Earnings
How has David Klenk's remuneration changed compared to Electro-Sensors's earnings?
DateTotal Comp.SalaryCompany Earnings
Jun 30 2022n/an/a


Mar 31 2022n/an/a


Dec 31 2021US$285kUS$230k


Sep 30 2021n/an/a


Jun 30 2021n/an/a


Mar 31 2021n/an/a


Dec 31 2020US$278kUS$239k


Sep 30 2020n/an/a


Jun 30 2020n/an/a


Mar 31 2020n/an/a


Dec 31 2019US$272kUS$225k


Sep 30 2019n/an/a


Jun 30 2019n/an/a


Mar 31 2019n/an/a


Dec 31 2018US$254kUS$220k


Sep 30 2018n/an/a


Jun 30 2018n/an/a


Mar 31 2018n/an/a


Dec 31 2017US$251kUS$210k


Sep 30 2017n/an/a


Jun 30 2017n/an/a


Mar 31 2017n/an/a


Dec 31 2016US$273kUS$210k


Sep 30 2016n/an/a


Jun 30 2016n/an/a


Mar 31 2016n/an/a


Dec 31 2015US$227kUS$175k


Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD285.33K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD770.27K).

Compensation vs Earnings: David's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.

Board Members

Experienced Board: ELSE's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.7 years average tenure).


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

NasdaqCM:ELSE Recent Insider Transactions by Companies or Individuals
DateValueNameEntityRoleSharesMax Price
12 Jan 22BuyUS$1,162,547David LazarIndividual198,044US$6.56

Ownership Breakdown

What is the ownership structure of ELSE?
Owner TypeNumber of SharesOwnership Percentage
General Public1,544,39145.4%
Individual Insiders1,630,21547.9%

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Top 18 shareholders own 54.62% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
Patricia Peterson
364,768$1.8m0%no data
Jeffrey Peterson
353,438$1.7m0.71%no data
Lynne Peterson
350,893$1.7m0%no data
John Peterson
350,893$1.7m0%no data
David Lazar
192,244$934.3k0%no data
Renaissance Technologies LLC
134,200$652.2k2.13%no data
The Vanguard Group, Inc.
53,093$258.0k0%no data
Geode Capital Management, LLC
14,818$72.0k17.27%no data
Michael Zipoy
12,500$60.8k25%no data
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
10,766$52.3k59.76%no data
Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., Banking Investments
9,800$47.6k0%no data
UBS Asset Management
4,000$19.4k2415.72%no data
David Klenk
2,979$14.5k0%no data
Joseph Marino
2,500$12.2k0%no data
Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking and Brokerage Investments
1,500$7.3k-0.13%no data
BlackRock, Inc.
222$1.1k0%no data
Wells Fargo & Company, Private Banking and Investment Banking Arm
15$72.97.14%no data
Wells Fargo & Company, Securities and Brokerage Investments
1$4.90%no data

Company Information

Electro-Sensors, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Electro-Sensors, Inc.
  • Ticker: ELSE
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 1968
  • Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
  • Sector: Tech
  • Implied Market Cap: US$16.539m
  • Shares outstanding: 3.40m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Electro-Sensors, Inc.
  • 6111 Blue Circle Drive
  • Minnetonka
  • Minnesota
  • 55343-9108
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ELSENasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDFeb 1981

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/09/29 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/09/29 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.