Flex Ltd. provides design, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain services and solutions to original equipment manufacturers in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. More Details
Undervalued with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Flex's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: FLEX is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: FLEX's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: FLEX exceeded the US Electronic industry which returned 82.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FLEX exceeded the US Market which returned 55.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Flex's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 day ago | Simply Wall StA Note On Flex Ltd.'s (NASDAQ:FLEX) ROE and Debt To Equity
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StShareholders Are Thrilled That The Flex (NASDAQ:FLEX) Share Price Increased 162%
1 month ago | Simply Wall StFlex (NASDAQ:FLEX) Has A Somewhat Strained Balance Sheet
Is Flex undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: FLEX ($18.31) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($23.64)
Significantly Below Fair Value: FLEX is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FLEX is good value based on its PE Ratio (21.7x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (30x).
PE vs Market: FLEX is good value based on its PE Ratio (21.7x) compared to the US market (22.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: FLEX is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FLEX is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.7x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (2.9x).
How is Flex forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: FLEX's forecast earnings growth (21.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: FLEX's earnings (21.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (18.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: FLEX's revenue (3.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FLEX's revenue (3.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: FLEX's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (21.2%)
How has Flex performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FLEX has a large one-off loss of $188.1M impacting its December 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: FLEX became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FLEX's earnings have declined by 24.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: FLEX has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: FLEX has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electronic industry (-6.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: FLEX's Return on Equity (12.5%) is considered low.
How is Flex's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FLEX's short term assets ($11.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($7.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: FLEX's short term assets ($11.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($4.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FLEX's debt to equity ratio (112.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: FLEX's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 114.6% to 112.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: FLEX's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (3.9%).
Interest Coverage: FLEX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.8x coverage).
What is Flex current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate FLEX's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate FLEX's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FLEX's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FLEX's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of FLEX's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Revathi Advaithi (52 yo)
Ms. Revathi Advaithi has been Chief Executive Officer and Director Flex Ltd. since February 11, 2019. Ms. Advaithi has been Independent Director of Uber Technologies, Inc. since July 1, 2020. She served as...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Revathi's total compensation ($USD10.81M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.40M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Revathi's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: FLEX's management team is considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: FLEX's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: FLEX insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Flex Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Flex Ltd.
- Ticker: FLEX
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1990
- Industry: Electronic Manufacturing Services
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$9.140b
- Shares outstanding: 499.17m
- Website: https://www.flex.com
Number of Employees
- Flex Ltd.
- 2 Changi South Lane
Flex Ltd. provides design, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain services and solutions to original equipment manufacturers in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. It operates through High Reliability So...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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