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Electro-Sensors

Nasdaq:ELSE
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with moderate growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
ELSE
Nasdaq
$12M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Tech
Company description

Electro-Sensors, Inc. manufactures and sells industrial production monitoring and process control systems. The last earnings update was 124 days ago. More info.


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ELSE Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-1.4%
NasdaqCM:ELSE
3%
US Electronic
2.9%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-13.6%
NasdaqCM:ELSE
-1%
US Electronic
1.4%
US Market
ELSE Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Electro-Sensors (ELSE) -1.4% -2.5% -3.4% -13.6% -2.3% -14.6%
US Electronic 3% 2.3% 17.7% -1% 59.1% 59.1%
US Market 2.9% 2.5% 10% 1.4% 38.3% 42%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • ELSE underperformed the Electronic industry which returned -1% over the past year.
  • ELSE underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 1.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility
ELSE
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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Value

 Is Electro-Sensors 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 Electro-Sensors 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    Our intrinsic value calculation method has changed recently, learn more here.

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

NasdaqCM:ELSE Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Extrapolated from most recent financials. See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 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 NasdaqCM:ELSE
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Electronic Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.07
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.071 (1 + (1- 21%) (0%))
1.048
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.05
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.048 * 5.96%)
8.97%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqCM:ELSE using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Electro-Sensors is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NasdaqCM:ELSE DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 8.97%)
2019 0.00 Est @ -92.91% 0.00
2020 0.00 Est @ -64.22% 0.00
2021 0.00 Est @ -44.13% 0.00
2022 0.00 Est @ -30.07% 0.00
2023 0.00 Est @ -20.23% 0.00
2024 0.00 Est @ -13.34% 0.00
2025 0.00 Est @ -8.52% 0.00
2026 0.00 Est @ -5.15% 0.00
2027 0.00 Est @ -2.78% 0.00
2028 0.00 Est @ -1.13% 0.00
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $0.01
NasdaqCM:ELSE DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $0.00 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (8.97% – 2.73%)
$0.01
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $0.01 ÷ (1 + 8.97%)10
$0.00
NasdaqCM:ELSE Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $0.01 + $0.00
$0.01
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $0.01 / 3.40
$0
NasdaqCM:ELSE Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $0.00
Current discount Discount to share price of $3.45
= -1 x ($3.45 - $0.00) / $0.00
-122858.3%

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

  • The current share price of Electro-Sensors 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 Electro-Sensors's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Electro-Sensors's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:ELSE PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-09-30) in USD $-0.02
NasdaqCM:ELSE Share Price ** NasdaqCM (2019-03-15) in USD $3.45
United States of America Electronic Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 92 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 19.59x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,054 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.61x

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

** Primary Listing of Electro-Sensors.

NasdaqCM:ELSE PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqCM:ELSE Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 3.45 ÷ -0.02

-216.94x

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

  • Electro-Sensors is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Electronic industry average.
  • Electro-Sensors is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Electro-Sensors's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:ELSE PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -216.94x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
39.2%per year
United States of America Electronic Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 60 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 1.38x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,109 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.47x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

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

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Electro-Sensors, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Electro-Sensors's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:ELSE PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-09-30) in USD $3.73
NasdaqCM:ELSE Share Price * NasdaqCM (2019-03-15) in USD $3.45
United States of America Electronic Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 151 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 2.11x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,152 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.87x
NasdaqCM:ELSE PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqCM:ELSE Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 3.45 ÷ 3.73

0.93x

* Primary Listing of Electro-Sensors.

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

  • Electro-Sensors is good value based on assets compared to the US Electronic industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Electro-Sensors'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 Electronic 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 Electronic industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Electro-Sensors has a total score of 1/6, 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 Electro-Sensors expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

  • No analysts cover Electro-Sensors, future earnings growth has been estimated based on fundamentals.
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
39.2%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Electro-Sensors expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Electro-Sensors's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Electro-Sensors's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • Unable to compare Electro-Sensors's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:ELSE Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqCM:ELSE Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts 39.2%
United States of America Electronic Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 17%
United States of America Electronic Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.6%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.1%

*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
NasdaqCM:ELSE Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (5 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqCM:ELSE Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-09-30 7 0 0
2018-06-30 7 0 0
2018-03-31 8 0 0
2017-12-31 8 0 0
2017-09-30 8 0 0
2017-06-30 7 0 0
2017-03-31 7 0 0
2016-12-31 7 0 0
2016-09-30 7 0 0
2016-06-30 7 0 0
2016-03-31 7 0 1
2015-12-31 8 0 1

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Electro-Sensors's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Unable to determine if Electro-Sensors is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
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
NasdaqCM:ELSE Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (5 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Electro-Sensors Company Filings, last reported 5 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqCM:ELSE Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-09-30 -0.02
2018-06-30 -0.03
2018-03-31 0.05
2017-12-31 0.09
2017-09-30 0.12
2017-06-30 0.09
2017-03-31 0.06
2016-12-31 0.06
2016-09-30 0.01
2016-06-30 0.06
2016-03-31 0.17
2015-12-31 0.36

*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.
  • Unable to establish if Electro-Sensors will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Electro-Sensors'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.
Electro-Sensors has a total score of 3/6, 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 Electro-Sensors 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 Electro-Sensors's growth in the last year to its industry (Electronic).
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.
  • Electro-Sensors does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Electro-Sensors's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Electro-Sensors's 1-year growth to the US Electronic industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Electro-Sensors'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 Electro-Sensors Company Filings, last reported 5 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqCM:ELSE Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-09-30 7.41 -0.05 3.38 0.85
2018-06-30 7.34 -0.09 3.31 0.84
2018-03-31 7.89 0.18 3.27 0.82
2017-12-31 7.84 0.30 3.12 0.81
2017-09-30 7.69 0.42 3.03 0.80
2017-06-30 7.45 0.29 3.06 0.83
2017-03-31 7.13 0.21 3.12 0.82
2016-12-31 7.17 0.20 3.21 0.77
2016-09-30 7.13 0.04 3.35 0.75
2016-06-30 7.43 0.22 3.32 0.71
2016-03-31 7.47 0.57 3.30 0.71
2015-12-31 7.64 1.21 3.20 0.75
2015-09-30 7.73 1.42 3.10 0.81
2015-06-30 7.51 1.54 3.09 0.83
2015-03-31 7.22 1.25 2.96 0.86
2014-12-31 7.04 1.09 2.89 0.81
2014-09-30 7.11 1.08 2.77 0.75
2014-06-30 6.90 0.87 2.86 0.71
2014-03-31 6.71 0.94 2.84 0.61
2013-12-31 6.54 0.71 2.79 0.56
2013-09-30 6.31 1.22 2.69 0.48
2013-06-30 6.17 1.26 2.42 0.45
2013-03-31 6.39 1.17 2.37 0.43
2012-12-31 6.50 1.09 2.37 0.44
2012-09-30 6.43 0.63 2.43 0.44
2012-06-30 6.49 0.61 2.47 0.45
2012-03-31 6.24 0.55 2.41 0.46

*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.
  • It is difficult to establish if Electro-Sensors has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Electro-Sensors has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Electronic industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Electro-Sensors improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Electro-Sensors'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 Electronic 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.
Electro-Sensors 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 Electro-Sensors'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 Electro-Sensors's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Electro-Sensors is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Electro-Sensors has no long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Electro-Sensors'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.
  • Electro-Sensors has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
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 Electro-Sensors Company Filings, last reported 5 months ago.

NasdaqCM:ELSE Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-09-30 12.66 0.00 8.60
2018-06-30 12.48 0.00 8.52
2018-03-31 12.51 0.00 8.35
2017-12-31 12.71 0.00 8.72
2017-09-30 12.67 0.00 8.61
2017-06-30 12.50 0.00 8.31
2017-03-31 12.25 0.00 8.09
2016-12-31 12.32 0.00 8.27
2016-09-30 12.19 0.00 8.22
2016-06-30 12.14 0.00 8.05
2016-03-31 11.98 0.00 7.99
2015-12-31 12.04 0.39 8.44
2015-09-30 12.05 0.39 8.58
2015-06-30 11.84 0.39 8.50
2015-03-31 11.66 0.39 8.52
2014-12-31 11.53 0.77 8.99
2014-09-30 11.33 0.77 8.68
2014-06-30 11.23 0.77 8.79
2014-03-31 11.29 0.77 9.10
2013-12-31 11.26 0.00 9.45
2013-09-30 11.04 0.00 9.18
2013-06-30 10.82 0.00 8.90
2013-03-31 10.95 0.00 9.21
2012-12-31 11.25 0.00 10.03
2012-09-30 10.65 0.00 9.32
2012-06-30 10.26 0.00 8.63
2012-03-31 10.72 0.00 9.40
  • Electro-Sensors has no debt.
  • Electro-Sensors had no debt 5 years ago.
  • Electro-Sensors has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
  • Electro-Sensors has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Electro-Sensors'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. Electro-Sensors has a total score of 6/6, 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 Electro-Sensors'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 Electro-Sensors dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Electro-Sensors 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 Electro-Sensors's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Electro-Sensors'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
NasdaqCM:ELSE 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 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Electronic Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 38 Stocks 1.5%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2005 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

NasdaqCM:ELSE Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2015-05-14 0.000 0.000
2015-03-18 0.000 0.000
2014-11-12 0.000 0.000
2014-08-13 0.000 0.000
2014-05-13 0.000 0.000
2014-03-21 0.000 0.000
2013-07-24 0.000 0.000
2013-04-25 0.160 3.748
2013-01-24 0.160 3.890
2012-10-17 0.160 4.178
2012-07-18 0.160 4.031
2012-04-20 0.160 3.848
2012-01-25 0.160 4.028
2011-10-20 0.160 4.052
2011-07-21 0.160 4.005
2011-04-21 0.160 3.503
2011-01-26 0.160 3.542
2010-10-25 0.160 3.780
2010-07-21 0.160 3.902
2010-04-21 0.160 4.014
2010-01-21 0.160 4.245
2009-10-21 0.160 4.925
2009-07-22 0.160 5.535
2009-04-23 0.160 6.208
2009-03-18 0.160 6.906

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Electro-Sensors has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Electro-Sensors's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Electro-Sensors's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Electro-Sensors 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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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Electro-Sensors's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - 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 Electro-Sensors afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Electro-Sensors 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 Electro-Sensors'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
David Klenk
COMPENSATION $250,765
AGE 53
TENURE AS CEO 5.7 years
CEO Bio

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 Harland Medical Systems, LLC. He has extensive operations and finance experience. Mr. Klenk served as the Chief Administrative Officer of Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (formerly, August Technology Corporation) since March 31, 2005. He has been with August Technology Corp. since April 1993, served as its President since July 2001 and Chief Operating Officer since April 1999. Mr. Klenk also served as Assistant Secretary of August Technology Corp. He served on August Technology Corp.'s Board of Directors from 1994 to March 2000. Mr. Klenk oversaw the engineering, manufacturing, customer service and employee services groups. He was a key member of the executive team responsible for vision, strategy and execution of organizational business plan. He has been a Director of Electro-Sensors Inc. since June 2013. Previously, he served as Director of Operations of August Technology Corp. Mr. Klenk holds an MBA from University of Arizona 1991 with dual concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Finance and a BS in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University.

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

David Klenk

TITLE
CEO, President
COMPENSATION
$251K
AGE
53
TENURE
5.7 yrs

Dan Saniti

TITLE
Vice President of Sales
TENURE
0.4 yrs

Gloria Grundhoefer

TITLE
Controller
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Electro-Sensors board of directors in years:

6.5
Average Tenure
61
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Electro-Sensors board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Joseph Marino

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$9K
AGE
66

David Klenk

TITLE
CEO, President
COMPENSATION
$251K
AGE
53
TENURE
5.8 yrs

Scott Gabbard

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$13K
AGE
51
TENURE
5.7 yrs

Jeffrey Peterson

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$9K
AGE
61
TENURE
8.2 yrs

Michael Zipoy

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$9K
AGE
70
TENURE
7.2 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
X
Management checks
We assess Electro-Sensors'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. Electro-Sensors 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

Simply Wall St News

Is Electro-Sensors, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELSE) A Financially Sound Company?

(NASDAQ:ELSE), which sports a zero-debt capital structure, to include debt in its capital structure is the reduced cost of capital. … Does ELSE's growth rate justify its decision for financial flexibility over lower cost of capital … Debt capital generally has lower cost of capital compared to equity funding.

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Is Electro-Sensors Inc's (NASDAQ:ELSE) CEO Overpaid Relative To Its Peers?

First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. … How Does David Klenk's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … According to our data, Electro-Sensors Inc has a market capitalization of US$12m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$251k.

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Is Electro-Sensors Inc's (NASDAQ:ELSE) Balance Sheet A Threat To Its Future?

The direct benefit for Electro-Sensors Inc (NASDAQ:ELSE), which sports a zero-debt capital structure, to include debt in its capital structure is the reduced cost of capital. … However, the trade-off is ELSE will have to adhere to stricter debt covenants and have less financial flexibility. … Is financial flexibility worth the lower cost of capital.

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Is Electro-Sensors Inc (NASDAQ:ELSE) Excessively Paying Its CEO?

Understanding how CEOs are incentivised to run and grow their company is an important aspect of investing in a stock. … Incentives can be in the form of compensation, which should always be structured in a way that promotes value-creation to shareholders. … CEOs leading companies of similar size and profitability

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Who Owns Most Of Electro-Sensors Inc (NASDAQ:ELSE)?

In this article, I will take a quick look at Electro-Sensors Inc’s (NASDAQ:ELSE) recent ownership structure – an unconventional investing subject, but an important one. … Ownership structure of a company has been found to affect share performance over time. … 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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Why Electro-Sensors Inc's (NASDAQ:ELSE) ROE Of 1.42% Does Not Tell The Whole Story

I am writing today to help inform people who are new to the stock market. … and want a simplistic look at the return on Electro-Sensors Inc (NASDAQ:ELSE) stock. … Electro-Sensors Inc (NASDAQ:ELSE) generated a below-average return on equity of 1.42% in the past 12 months, while its industry returned 10.86%.

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Who Are The Major Shareholders Of Electro-Sensors Inc (NASDAQ:ELSE)?

Insider Ownership Insiders form another group of important ownership types as they manage the company's operations and decide the best use of capital. … This level of ownership gives retail investors the power to sway key policy decisions such as board composition, executive compensation, and potential acquisitions. … Thus, potential investors should look into these business relations and check how it can impact long-term shareholder returns.Next Steps: Institutional ownership in ELSE is not at a level that would concern investors.

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Is It Time To Sell Electro-Sensors Inc (NASDAQ:ELSE) Based Off Its PE Ratio?

It compares a stock’s price per share to the stock’s earnings per share. … Formula Price-Earnings Ratio = Price per share ÷ Earnings per share P/E Calculation for ELSE Price per share = $4 Earnings per share = $0.087 ∴ Price-Earnings Ratio = $4 ÷ $0.087 = 46x On its own, the P/E ratio doesn’t tell you much; however, it becomes extremely useful when you compare it with other similar companies. … Ideally, we want to compare the stock’s P/E ratio to the average of companies that have similar characteristics as ELSE, such as size and country of operation.

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Interested In Electro-Sensors Inc (NASDAQ:ELSE)? Here's What Its Recent Performance Looks Like

Check out our latest analysis for Electro-Sensors Were ELSE's earnings stronger than its past performances and the industry? … For the purpose of this commentary, I like to use data from the most recent 12 months, which either annualizes the most recent 6-month earnings update, or in some cases, the most recent annual report is already the latest available financial data. … Since these values may be somewhat myopic, I’ve created an annualized five-year figure for ELSE's earnings, which stands at US$763.56K This means while earnings growth from last year was positive, over the longer term, Electro-Sensors's earnings have been falling on average.

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Why Electro-Sensors Inc's (NASDAQ:ELSE) ROE Of 2.32% Does Not Tell The Whole Story

See our latest analysis for Electro-Sensors Breaking down Return on Equity Firstly, Return on Equity, or ROE, is simply the percentage of last years’ earning against the book value of shareholders’ equity. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders Equity Returns are usually compared to costs to measure the efficiency of capital. … This is called the Dupont Formula: Dupont Formula ROE = profit margin × asset turnover × financial leverage ROE = (annual net profit ÷ sales) × (sales ÷ assets) × (assets ÷ shareholders’ equity) ROE = annual net profit ÷ shareholders’ equity NasdaqCM:ELSE Last Perf Apr 10th 18 Basically, profit margin measures how much of revenue trickles down into earnings which illustrates how efficient the business is with its cost management.

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Company Info

Description

Electro-Sensors, Inc. manufactures and sells industrial production monitoring and process control systems. It manufactures and sells various monitoring systems that measure machine production and operation rates, as well as systems that regulate the speed of related machines in production processes. The company’s 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. Its temperature application products consist of bearing, gear box, and motor temperature monitoring. The company also offers production monitoring devices that include a belt alignment and slide gate position monitor; vibration monitoring products; and tilt switches. In addition, it provides hazard monitoring systems, which integrate its sensors for monitoring temperature, belt misalignment, and shaft speed; and wireless hazard technology monitoring systems under the HazardPRO product name. It serves customers in various industries, such as grain, feed, milling, bulk material, manufacturing, food product, ethanol, and power generation, and other processing industries. The company sells its products through internal sales team, manufacturer’s representatives, and distributors in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, China, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore. Electro-Sensors, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Electro-Sensors, Inc. is a subsidiary of Estate Of Nancy Peterson.

Details
Name: Electro-Sensors, Inc.
ELSE
Exchange: NasdaqCM
Founded: 1968
$11,714,547
3,395,521
Website: http://www.electro-sensors.com
Address: Electro-Sensors, Inc.
6111 Blue Circle Drive,
Minnetonka,
Minnesota, 55343,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqCM ELSE Common Stock Nasdaq Capital Market US USD 09. Feb 1981
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
36
Electro-Sensors employees.
Industry
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Tech
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/17 23:35
End of day share price update: 2019/03/15 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2018/11/13
Last earnings reported: 2018/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2017/12/31


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