Electro-Sensors, Inc. manufactures and sells industrial production monitoring and process control systems.
Flawless balance sheet with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Electro-Sensors's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: ELSE has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: ELSE underperformed the US Electronic industry which returned 10.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ELSE underperformed the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Electro-Sensors's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Electro-Sensors undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: ELSE ($3.68) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($1.36)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ELSE is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ELSE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (89.9x) compared to the Electronic industry average (20.2x).
PE vs Market: ELSE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (89.9x) compared to the US market (18.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate ELSE's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ELSE is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (1.9x).
How is Electro-Sensors forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
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.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has Electro-Sensors performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ELSE has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: ELSE became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ELSE's earnings have declined by -52.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ELSE has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: ELSE has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electronic industry (14.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: ELSE's Return on Equity (1.1%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Electro-Sensors's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ELSE's short term assets ($11.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($741.0K).
Long Term Liabilities: ELSE's short term assets ($11.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($20.0K).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ELSE is debt free.
Reducing Debt: ELSE has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 6.8%.
Debt Coverage: ELSE has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: ELSE has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
Inventory Level: ELSE has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if ELSE's debt is covered by short term assets.
What is Electro-Sensors's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ELSE's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ELSE's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ELSE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ELSE's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: ELSE is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ELSE's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
David Klenk (54yo)
Mr. David L. Klenk has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Electro-Sensors Inc. since July 23, 2013 and its President since 2013. Mr. Klenk served as Chief Operating Officer of ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD254.25K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD521.92K).
Compensation vs Earnings: David's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO, President||6.6yrs||US$254.25k||0.023% $2.9k|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||0yrs||US$15.75k||no data|
|Independent Director||6.6yrs||US$17.25k||no data|
|Independent Director||8.1yrs||US$17.25k||0.29% $36.9k|
Experienced Board: ELSE's board of directors are considered experienced (7.4 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Electro-Sensors, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Electro-Sensors, Inc.
- Ticker: ELSE
- Exchange: NasdaqCM
- Founded: 1968
- Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$12.516m
- Shares outstanding: 3.40m
- Website: https://www.electro-sensors.com
Number of Employees
- Electro-Sensors, Inc.
- 6111 Blue Circle Drive
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ELSE||NasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Feb 1981|
Electro-Sensors, Inc. manufactures and sells industrial production monitoring and process control systems. The company 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. 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. The company’s temperature application products consist of bearing, gear box, and motor temperature monitoring sensors. It also offers production monitoring devices that include a belt alignment and slide gate position monitors; vibration monitoring products; and tilt switches. In addition, the company 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, as well as HazardPRO software. It serves customers in various industries, such as grain, feed, milling, bulk material, manufacturing, food product, ethanol, 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 headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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