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Franklin Wireless NasdaqCM:FKWL Stock Report

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18 May, 2022


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

FKWL Stock Overview

Franklin Wireless Corp. provides intelligent wireless solutions.

Risk Analysis

Does not have a meaningful market cap ($35M)

Franklin Wireless Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Franklin Wireless
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$3.79
52 Week HighUS$10.47
52 Week LowUS$3.21
1 Month Change-1.94%
3 Month Change-3.32%
1 Year Change-63.13%
3 Year Change45.77%
5 Year Change84.88%
Change since IPO-98.63%

Recent News & Updates

May 03
Franklin Wireless (NASDAQ:FKWL) Might Be Having Difficulty Using Its Capital Effectively

Franklin Wireless (NASDAQ:FKWL) Might Be Having Difficulty Using Its Capital Effectively

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Apr 18

Franklin Wireless: Turnaround Possible For This Small Cap, But Much Risk Looms

Franklin Wireless (FKWL) is a supplier of wireless products such as mobile hotspots and routers which support 5G technology. The company’s main customer Verizon recalled 2.5 million units in 2021, due to just 15 devices overheating. However, the device fault was unable to be replicated by Franklin. Their share price is now down by 81% from the highs in April 2021 and the small cap stock trades at just 1.2 times cash.

Jan 18

Franklin Wireless Is Too Expensive Even After The Sell-Off

FKWL is dedicated to router and hotspot device manufacturing. The company's sales multiplied because of COVID and so did its stock price. Failure in a few devices made Verizon give voluntary recall options to their clients. The ensuing panic made the stock plummet again. Some speculate the stock can rebound. However, before COVID, the company's operations were marginal and its products have no differentiation.

Shareholder Returns

FKWLUS CommunicationsUS Market

Return vs Industry: FKWL underperformed the US Communications industry which returned -1.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FKWL underperformed the US Market which returned -8.1% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is FKWL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
FKWL volatility
FKWL Average Weekly Movement6.7%
Communications Industry Average Movement7.4%
Market Average Movement7.9%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market17.0%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.0%

Stable Share Price: FKWL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: FKWL's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company


Franklin Wireless Corp. provides intelligent wireless solutions. The company’s products include mobile hotspots, routers, trackers, and other devices, which integrates hardware and software enabling machine-to-machine (M2M) applications and the Internet of Things (IoT). It offers M2M and IoT solutions that include embedded modules, and modems and gateways built to deliver connectivity supporting various spectrum of applications based on 5G/4G wireless technology.

Franklin Wireless Fundamentals Summary

How do Franklin Wireless's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
FKWL fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$34.91m
Earnings (TTM)-US$3.08m
Revenue (TTM)US$22.82m


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
FKWL income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$18.67m
Gross ProfitUS$4.15m
Other ExpensesUS$7.23m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)-0.34
Gross Margin18.19%
Net Profit Margin-13.48%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did FKWL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison


Is Franklin Wireless undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 1/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Price to Book (PB) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

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

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: FKWL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Communications industry average.

PE vs Market: FKWL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate FKWL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: FKWL is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the US Communications industry average (1.7x).

Future Growth

How is Franklin Wireless 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 Franklin Wireless 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.

Past Performance

How has Franklin Wireless 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: FKWL is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: FKWL is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FKWL is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 51.2% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: FKWL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Communications industry (37.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: FKWL has a negative Return on Equity (-6.84%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Financial Health

How is Franklin Wireless'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: FKWL's short term assets ($53.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($13.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: FKWL's short term assets ($53.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($237.5K).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: FKWL is debt free.

Reducing Debt: FKWL had no debt 5 years ago.

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

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

Balance Sheet


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

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

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

Cash Payout to Shareholders

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

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


Average management tenure


Franklin Wireless has no CEO, or we have no data on them.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: FKWL's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: FKWL's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.7 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Franklin Wireless Corp.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Franklin Wireless Corp.
  • Ticker: FKWL
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 1981
  • Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Sector: Tech
  • Implied Market Cap: US$34.914m
  • Shares outstanding: 9.05m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Franklin Wireless Corp.
  • 9707 Waples Street
  • Suite 150
  • San Diego
  • California
  • 92121
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/18 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/18 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/06/30

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.