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Flex

Nasdaq:FLEX
Snowflake Description

Good value with reasonable growth potential.

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

Flex Ltd. provides design, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain services and solutions to original equipment manufacturers worldwide. The last earnings update was 56 days ago. More info.


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FLEX Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-0.7%
NasdaqGS:FLEX
0.1%
US Electronic
1.1%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-35.7%
NasdaqGS:FLEX
3.6%
US Electronic
4.7%
US Market
FLEX Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Flex (FLEX) -0.7% 6.7% -13.9% -35.7% -25.3% -13.1%
US Electronic 0.1% 5.1% -4.3% 3.6% 57.6% 56.2%
US Market 1.1% 4.3% 2.9% 4.7% 37.7% 43.6%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • FLEX underperformed the Electronic industry which returned 3.6% over the past year.
  • FLEX underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 4.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility
FLEX
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Flex 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 Flex 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

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

NasdaqGS:FLEX Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 9 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 11.5%
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 NasdaqGS:FLEX
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 1.13
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.134 (1 + (1- 17%) (61.59%))
1.479
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.48
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.479 * 5.96%)
11.54%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqGS:FLEX using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Flex 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.

NasdaqGS:FLEX DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 11.54%)
2020 558.00 Analyst x3 500.26
2021 747.50 Analyst x2 600.80
2022 905.63 Est @ 21.15% 652.57
2023 1,047.15 Est @ 15.63% 676.47
2024 1,170.27 Est @ 11.76% 677.77
2025 1,276.18 Est @ 9.05% 662.63
2026 1,367.47 Est @ 7.15% 636.55
2027 1,447.15 Est @ 5.83% 603.93
2028 1,518.02 Est @ 4.9% 567.96
2029 1,582.50 Est @ 4.25% 530.81
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $6,109.75
NasdaqGS:FLEX DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2029 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $1,582.50 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (11.54% – 2.73%)
$18,447.62
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $18,447.62 ÷ (1 + 11.54%)10
$6,187.80
NasdaqGS:FLEX Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $6,109.75 + $6,187.80
$12,297.55
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $12,297.55 / 513.93
$23.93
NasdaqGS:FLEX Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $23.93
Current discount Discount to share price of $9.65
= -1 x ($9.65 - $23.93) / $23.93
59.7%

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

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Flex is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is $9.65 vs Future cash flow value of $23.93
Current Discount Checks
For Flex to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Flex's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • Flex's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).
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 Flex's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Flex's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:FLEX PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $0.18
NasdaqGS:FLEX Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-07-16) in USD $9.65
United States of America Electronic Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 91 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 17.29x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,084 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.98x

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

** Primary Listing of Flex.

NasdaqGS:FLEX PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:FLEX Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 9.65 ÷ 0.18

54.4x

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

  • Flex is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Electronic industry average.
  • Flex is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Flex's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:FLEX PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 54.4x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 9 Analysts
65.4%per year
United States of America Electronic Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 59 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 1.28x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,125 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.58x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NasdaqGS:FLEX PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 54.4x ÷ 65.4%

0.83x

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

  • Flex is good value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Flex's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:FLEX PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $5.75
NasdaqGS:FLEX Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-07-16) in USD $9.65
United States of America Electronic Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 139 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 2.16x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,240 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.81x
NasdaqGS:FLEX PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:FLEX Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 9.65 ÷ 5.75

1.68x

* Primary Listing of Flex.

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

  • Flex is good value based on assets compared to the US Electronic industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Flex'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. Flex has a total score of 4/6, 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 Flex expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

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
65.4%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Flex expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Flex's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Flex's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • Flex's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:FLEX Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:FLEX Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 9 Analysts 65.4%
NasdaqGS:FLEX Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 9 Analysts 2.2%
United States of America Electronic Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.9%
United States of America Electronic Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.9%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.1%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.5%

*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
NasdaqGS:FLEX Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 9 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:FLEX Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2022-03-31 27,443 1
2021-03-31 27,524 1,228 578 8
2020-03-31 26,306 1,041 494 9
NasdaqGS:FLEX Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 26,211 -2,971 93
2018-12-31 26,490 1,533 138
2018-09-28 26,297 1,218 302
2018-06-29 25,857 778 420
2018-03-31 25,441 -3,866 429
2017-12-31 24,893 -2,971 535
2017-09-29 24,256 -1,566 546
2017-06-30 23,994 190 339
2017-03-31 23,863 -3,822 320
2016-12-31 23,773 1,210 294
2016-09-30 24,421 1,018 313
2016-07-01 24,729 1,038 439

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Flex's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Flex's revenue is expected to grow by 2.2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
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
NasdaqGS:FLEX Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 9 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Flex Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:FLEX Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2022-03-31
2021-03-31 1.19 1.28 1.07 4.00
2020-03-31 0.97 1.01 0.94 5.00
NasdaqGS:FLEX Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 0.18
2018-12-31 0.26
2018-09-28 0.57
2018-06-29 0.79
2018-03-31 0.81
2017-12-31 1.01
2017-09-29 1.02
2017-06-30 0.63
2017-03-31 0.59
2016-12-31 0.54
2016-09-30 0.57
2016-07-01 0.79

*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.
  • Flex is expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Flex'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.
Flex has a total score of 4/6, 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 Flex 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 Flex'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.
  • Flex's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years and the most recent earnings are below average.
  • Flex's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Flex's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Electronic industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Flex'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 Flex Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:FLEX Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-31 26,210.51 93.40 953.08
2018-12-31 26,490.27 138.16 969.68
2018-09-28 26,297.00 301.66 985.00
2018-06-29 25,856.82 419.86 1,031.47
2018-03-31 25,441.13 428.53 1,019.40
2017-12-31 24,892.84 535.00 994.62
2017-09-29 24,256.29 546.14 978.81
2017-06-30 23,994.39 338.55 948.60
2017-03-31 23,862.93 319.56 937.34
2016-12-31 23,773.04 294.03 942.13
2016-09-30 24,421.21 313.48 951.19
2016-07-01 24,729.45 438.96 924.05
2016-03-31 24,418.89 444.08 893.88
2015-12-31 24,597.79 517.85 881.41
2015-09-25 24,859.66 521.84 856.79
2015-06-26 25,071.42 537.76 844.58
2015-03-31 26,147.92 600.80 844.47
2014-12-31 26,920.25 508.66 843.56
2014-09-26 27,078.64 500.92 852.14
2014-06-27 26,960.23 480.22 866.05
2014-03-31 26,108.61 365.59 874.80
2013-12-31 24,679.99 273.30 876.58
2013-09-27 23,619.87 182.74 859.23
2013-06-28 23,384.61 224.99 832.91
2013-03-31 23,569.48 302.50 805.24
2012-12-31 24,644.12 495.13 800.29
2012-09-28 25,990.15 546.74 837.89

*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.
  • Flex has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Flex used its assets less efficiently than the US Electronic industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Flex's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Flex'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.
Flex 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 Flex'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 Flex's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Flex is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Flex's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Flex'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.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 3x debt.
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 Flex Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NasdaqGS:FLEX Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 2,972.36 3,054.52 1,696.63
2018-12-31 3,078.33 2,949.50 1,503.37
2018-09-28 3,169.55 2,925.19 1,377.72
2018-06-29 3,109.32 2,919.99 1,254.64
2018-03-31 3,018.57 2,940.64 1,472.42
2017-12-31 2,979.98 2,944.67 1,291.18
2017-09-29 2,872.29 2,956.12 1,369.50
2017-06-30 2,809.78 2,964.53 1,582.20
2017-03-31 2,678.28 2,952.14 1,830.68
2016-12-31 2,641.50 2,866.84 1,857.10
2016-09-30 2,604.31 2,834.68 1,537.06
2016-07-01 2,666.59 2,855.52 1,679.34
2016-03-31 2,605.53 2,896.56 1,607.57
2015-12-31 2,578.43 2,956.41 1,634.19
2015-09-25 2,455.58 2,827.65 1,668.43
2015-06-26 2,487.56 2,849.57 2,331.41
2015-03-31 2,396.25 2,268.70 1,628.41
2014-12-31 2,388.85 2,354.44 1,707.22
2014-09-26 2,342.85 2,398.11 1,514.35
2014-06-27 2,300.87 2,415.69 1,347.69
2014-03-31 2,201.68 2,389.10 1,593.73
2013-12-31 2,254.55 2,055.65 1,617.25
2013-09-27 2,118.47 2,057.13 1,127.07
2013-06-28 2,088.61 2,060.40 1,279.57
2013-03-31 2,246.76 2,340.43 1,587.09
2012-12-31 2,402.61 2,336.33 1,706.11
2012-09-28 2,452.94 2,092.60 1,561.57
  • Flex's level of debt (102.8%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (108.9% vs 102.8% today).
  • Operating cash flow is negative therefore debt is not well covered.
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 4.7x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Flex'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. Flex has a total score of 4/6, 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 Flex'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 Flex dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Flex 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 Flex's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Flex'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
NasdaqGS:FLEX 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 9 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Electronic Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 37 Stocks 1.5%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2017 Stocks 2.4%
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 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

NasdaqGS:FLEX Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2022-03-31 0.00 2.00
2021-03-31 0.00 3.00
2020-03-31 0.00 3.00

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Flex has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Flex's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Flex's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Flex has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Flex's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Flex'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 Flex afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Flex 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 Flex'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
Revathi Advaithi
AGE 51
TENURE AS CEO 0.4 years
CEO Bio

Ms. Revathi Advaithi has been Chief Executive Officer and Director at Flex Ltd. since February 11, 2019. Ms. Advaithi is a Non-executive Director of BAE Systems Plc since January 1, 2018. She served as a Chief Operating Officer of Electrical Sector at Eaton Corporation Plc since September 1, 2015 until February 8, 2019. Ms. Advaithi served as the President of Americas Region - Electrical at Eaton Corporation Plc since April 1, 2012 until August 31, 2015. Ms. Advaithi served as the President of Asia-Pacific Region - Electrical Group at Eaton Corporation from July 1, 2009 to March 31, 2012. She served as a General Manager of IM & C and Vice President of Honeywell Process Solutions. Ms. Advaithi served as a Vice President, Global Sourcing of Aerospace Engines, Systems & Services (ES&S). During that time, she was responsible for vision, strategy and execution of direct and indirect procurement and strategic sourcing at ES&S. She joined and served as Director for Integrated Supply Chain for the Hardware Product Group (HPG) of Honeywell Process Solutions since 2002, where she was responsible for coordinating all HPG supply chain processes from material procurement to distribution and logistics. There she developed and implemented a successful supply chain strategy that enabled the business to get back on a growth and profitability path. She has more than 15 years of diverse business experience. She worked with Eaton Corporation in North America and Europe and Xerox in India in a series of positions with increasing responsibility, building a skill set in operations, sales and marketing, customer service and general management. Ms. Advaithi began her career as a mechanical engineer in her native India, then moved to the US where she started her Eaton career on the factory floor as a plant supervisor in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Over the years, she expanded her engineering role to international markets, adding operational management and supply chain expertise. Ms. Advaithi has deep and highly relevant experience across engineering, operations, supply chain, material procurement, distribution, logistics and international management. Ms. Advaithi has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India and an MBA in International Business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. She currently serves as a non-executive director on the BAE Systems board. She also serves on both the executive committee and board of governors of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, and on the board of the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. She is a strong advocate for STEM education for girls, women’s issues and diversity in the workplace.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Revathi to compare compensation growth.
  • Insufficient data for Revathi to establish whether their remuneration is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Flex management team in years:

6.1
Average Tenure
52.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Flex management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Chris Collier

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
50
TENURE
6.2 yrs

François Barbier

TITLE
President of Global Operations & Components
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
60
TENURE
7.4 yrs

Scott Offer

TITLE
Executive VP & General Counsel
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
54
TENURE
2.8 yrs

Paul Humphries

TITLE
President of High Reliability Solutions
COMPENSATION
$5M
AGE
64
TENURE
8.3 yrs

Revathi Advaithi

TITLE
CEO & Director
AGE
51
TENURE
0.4 yrs

David Bennett

TITLE
Chief Accounting Officer
AGE
49
TENURE
6 yrs

Kevin Kettler

TITLE
Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of the Cloud Business Unit
TENURE
2.2 yrs

Gus Shahin

TITLE
Chief Information Officer
TENURE
6.3 yrs

Kevin Kessel

TITLE
Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
TENURE
9.8 yrs

Phil Ulrich

TITLE
Chief Human Resources Officer
TENURE
0.2 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Flex board of directors in years:

6.1
Average Tenure
63
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Flex board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Michael Capellas

TITLE
Non-Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
$371K
AGE
64
TENURE
2.1 yrs

Revathi Advaithi

TITLE
CEO & Director
AGE
51
TENURE
0.4 yrs

Bill Watkins

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$287K
AGE
66
TENURE
10.3 yrs

Larry Zimmerman

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$333K
AGE
76
TENURE
6.8 yrs

Mike McNamara

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$16M
AGE
62
TENURE
13.8 yrs

Willy Shih

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$287K
AGE
68
TENURE
11.5 yrs

Lay Koon Tan

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$357K
AGE
60
TENURE
7.3 yrs

Marc Onetto

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$287K
AGE
68
TENURE
5.5 yrs

Jennifer Li

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$150K
AGE
51
TENURE
1.5 yrs

Chuck Stevens

TITLE
Director
AGE
59
TENURE
0.7 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • Flex individual insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
03. Jul 19 Sell D. Offer Individual 02. Jul 19 02. Jul 19 -6,751 $9.63 $-64,983
03. Jul 19 Sell Paul Humphries Individual 02. Jul 19 02. Jul 19 -9,911 $9.63 $-95,464
03. Jul 19 Sell Christopher Collier Individual 02. Jul 19 02. Jul 19 -10,606 $9.63 $-102,094
03. Jul 19 Sell Douglas Britt Individual 02. Jul 19 02. Jul 19 -8,485 $9.63 $-81,705
03. Jul 19 Sell David Bennett Individual 02. Jul 19 02. Jul 19 -1,932 $9.62 $-18,591
24. Jun 19 Sell D. Offer Individual 20. Jun 19 20. Jun 19 -6,369 $9.56 $-60,883
24. Jun 19 Sell Douglas Britt Individual 20. Jun 19 20. Jun 19 -9,343 $9.57 $-89,371
24. Jun 19 Sell David Bennett Individual 20. Jun 19 20. Jun 19 -1,827 $9.56 $-17,464
24. Jun 19 Sell Christopher Collier Individual 20. Jun 19 20. Jun 19 -9,996 $9.57 $-95,643
24. Jun 19 Sell Paul Humphries Individual 20. Jun 19 20. Jun 19 -9,342 $9.56 $-89,330
18. Jun 19 Sell Christopher Collier Individual 17. Jun 19 17. Jun 19 -12,119 $8.97 $-108,750
18. Jun 19 Sell Douglas Britt Individual 17. Jun 19 17. Jun 19 -9,762 $8.97 $-87,567
18. Jun 19 Sell David Bennett Individual 17. Jun 19 17. Jun 19 -2,442 $8.97 $-21,907
18. Jun 19 Sell Paul Humphries Individual 17. Jun 19 17. Jun 19 -11,943 $8.97 $-107,160
14. Jun 19 Sell Christopher Collier Individual 11. Jun 19 11. Jun 19 -12,890 $9.61 $-123,839
14. Jun 19 Sell Douglas Britt Individual 11. Jun 19 11. Jun 19 -10,313 $9.61 $-99,089
13. Jun 19 Sell David Bennett Individual 11. Jun 19 11. Jun 19 -2,825 $9.60 $-27,133
13. Jun 19 Sell Paul Humphries Individual 11. Jun 19 11. Jun 19 -12,616 $9.61 $-121,209
18. Jan 19 Sell Lay Koon Tan Individual 17. Jan 19 17. Jan 19 -672 $7.91 $-5,317
18. Jan 19 Sell Xin-Zhe Li Individual 17. Jan 19 17. Jan 19 -76 $7.91 $-601
05. Dec 18 Buy Marc Onetto Individual 04. Dec 18 04. Dec 18 11,500 $8.49 $97,632
02. Nov 18 Buy D. Offer Individual 30. Oct 18 30. Oct 18 27,027 $7.48 $202,273
17. Oct 18 Sell Xin-Zhe Li Individual 17. Oct 18 17. Oct 18 -48 $12.36 $-593
17. Oct 18 Sell Lay Koon Tan Individual 17. Oct 18 17. Oct 18 -430 $12.36 $-5,315
18. Aug 18 Sell Lay Koon Tan Individual 16. Aug 18 16. Aug 18 -2,298 $13.46 $-30,940
18. Aug 18 Sell Xin-Zhe Li Individual 16. Aug 18 16. Aug 18 -352 $13.46 $-4,739
10. Aug 18 Sell François Barbier Individual 09. Aug 18 09. Aug 18 -70,278 $14.03 $-986,148
18. Jul 18 Sell Lay Koon Tan Individual 18. Jul 18 18. Jul 18 -355 $15.06 $-5,345
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Management checks
We assess Flex'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. Flex 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

Based On Its ROE, Is Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) A High Quality Stock?

The formula for return on equity is: Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity Or for Flex: 3.1% = US$93m ÷ US$3.0b (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2019.) Most readers would understand what net profit is, but it’s worth explaining the concept of shareholders’ equity. … But It's Just One Metric Return on equity is a useful indicator of the ability of a business to generate profits and return them to shareholders. … If you would prefer check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity and low debt.

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How Many Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) Shares Have Insiders Sold, In The Last Year?

So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Flex Ltd. … View our latest analysis for Flex The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Flex Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider sale was by the Director, Michael McNamara, for US$3.5m worth of shares, at about US$14.50 per share. … Flex Insiders Are Selling The Stock The last quarter saw substantial insider selling of Flex shares.

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What Kind Of Share Price Volatility Should You Expect For Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX)?

Beta can be a useful tool to understand how much a stock is influenced by market risk (volatility). … This is above 1, so historically its share price has been influenced by the broader volatility of the stock market. … What this means for you: Since Flex has a reasonably high beta, it's worth considering why it is so heavily influenced by broader market sentiment.

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Is It Too Late To Consider Buying Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX)?

The stock’s ratio of 58.51x is currently well-above the industry average of 19.77x, meaning that it is trading at a more expensive price relative to its peers. … Given that Flex’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. … Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company's future expectations.

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Is Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) Struggling With Its 9.0% Return On Capital Employed?

In particular, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that can give us insight into how profitably the company is able to employ capital in its business. … What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)? … Analysts use this formula to calculate return on capital employed:

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Is There An Opportunity With Flex Ltd.'s (NASDAQ:FLEX) 25% Undervaluation?

This is done using the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model. … If you want to learn more about discounted cash flow, the rationale behind this calculation can be read in detail in the Simply Wall St analysis model. … We use what is known as a 2-stage model, which simply means we have two different periods of growth rates for the company's cash flows

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The Flex Share Price Is Down 45% So Some Shareholders Are Getting Worried

(NASDAQ:FLEX) share price has gained 21% in the last three months. … But that is minimal compensation for the share price under-performance over the last year. … One imperfect but simple way to consider how the market perception of a company has shifted is to compare the change in the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price movement.

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What Does Flex Ltd.'s (NASDAQ:FLEX) P/E Ratio Tell You?

This article is written for those who want to get better at using price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). … We'll look at Flex Ltd.'s (NASDAQ:FLEX) P/E ratio and reflect on what it tells us about the company's share price. … Price to Earnings Ratio = Share Price ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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What Investors Should Know About Flex Ltd.'s (NASDAQ:FLEX) Financial Strength

Help shape the future of investing tools and receive a $60 prize! … Today we will look at FLEX’s financial liquidity and debt levels, which are strong indicators for whether the company can weather economic downturns or fund strategic acquisitions for future growth. … Don’t forget that this is a general and concentrated examination of Flex’s financial health, so you should conduct further analysis.

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Here’s why Flex Ltd.’s (NASDAQ:FLEX) Returns On Capital Matters So Much

To be precise, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that will inform our view of the quality of the business. … What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)? … ROCE measures the amount of pre-tax profits a company can generate from the capital employed in its business.

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Company Info

Description

Flex Ltd. provides design, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain services and solutions to original equipment manufacturers worldwide. It operates through High Reliability Solutions, Industrial and Emerging Industries, Communications & Enterprise Compute, and Consumer Technologies Group segments. The company operates Customer Engagement Centers, Innovation and Design Centers, and Centers of Excellence/Competence. It also provides a portfolio of technologies in electrical/electronics, electromechanical, and software; and cross-industry technologies, including human machine interface, audio and video, system in package, miniaturization, IoT platforms, and asset tracking. In addition, the company designs and integrates advanced data center servers, storage and networking equipment, and data center appliances. Further, it provides value-added design and engineering services; and systems assembly and manufacturing services that include enclosures, testing services, and materials procurement and inventory management services. Additionally, the company offers chargers for smartphones and tablets; adapters for notebooks and gaming systems; power supplies for the server, storage, and networking markets; isolated DC/DC converters and non-isolated Point of Load converters for the information and communications technology market; and specialized power module solutions for other markets. It also provides after-market and forward supply chain logistics services; and reverse logistics and repair solutions, including returns management, exchange programs, complex repair, asset recovery, recycling, and e-waste management. The company was formerly known as Flextronics International Ltd. and changed its name to Flex Ltd. in September 2016. Flex Ltd. was founded in 1990 and is based in Singapore.

Details
Name: Flex Ltd.
FLEX
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 1990
$4,959,386,797
513,926,093
Website: http://www.flex.com
Address: Flex Ltd.
2 Changi South Lane,
Singapore,
486123,
Singapore
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS FLEX Ordinary Shares Nasdaq Global Select US USD 18. Mar 1994
DB FXI Ordinary Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 18. Mar 1994
BMV FLEX N Ordinary Shares Bolsa Mexicana de Valores MX MXN 18. Mar 1994
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
200,000
Flex employees.
Industry
Electronic Manufacturing Services
Tech
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/07/16 23:47
End of day share price update: 2019/07/16 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/07/08
Last earnings filing: 2019/05/21
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/03/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.