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Ituran Location and Control

Executive Summary

Ituran Location and Control Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides location-based services and wireless communications products. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with moderate growth potential.


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Share Price & News

How has Ituran Location and Control's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ITRN has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.3%

ITRN

-1.2%

US Communications

-1.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

-46.0%

ITRN

-13.7%

US Communications

18.5%

US Market

Return vs Industry: ITRN underperformed the US Communications industry which returned -13.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ITRN underperformed the US Market which returned 18.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ITRNIndustryMarket
7 Day0.3%-1.2%-1.3%
30 Day-6.0%1.3%5.3%
90 Day-6.9%-15.2%7.5%
1 Year-44.5%-46.0%-11.3%-13.7%21.3%18.5%
3 Year-59.5%-62.9%15.1%7.2%42.4%32.9%
5 Year-19.6%-31.6%35.8%20.4%84.2%63.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Ituran Location and Control's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Ituran Location and Control undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

32.6%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ITRN ($14.04) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($20.82)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ITRN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

PE vs Market: ITRN 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 ITRN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ITRN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.7x) compared to the US Communications industry average (1.7x).


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Future Growth

How is Ituran Location and Control forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

149.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ITRN is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: ITRN is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: ITRN's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: ITRN's revenue (8.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ITRN's revenue (8.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if ITRN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Ituran Location and Control performed over the past 5 years?

-2.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ITRN is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: ITRN is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ITRN is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 2.5% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: ITRN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Communications industry (-28.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: ITRN has a negative Return on Equity (-6.91%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Ituran Location and Control's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ITRN's short term assets ($157.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($92.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: ITRN's short term assets ($157.0M) exceed its long term liabilities ($90.0M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ITRN's debt to equity ratio (51.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: ITRN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.02% to 51.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ITRN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (99%).

Interest Coverage: ITRN is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Ituran Location and Control current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

6.73%

Forecast Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: ITRN is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ITRN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

17.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Nir Sheratzky (48 yo)

17.75yrs

Tenure

US$1,472,000

Compensation

Mr. Nir Sheratzky serves as a Senior Vice President at Ituran Group. Mr. Sheratzky has been a Co-Chief Executive Officer at Ituran Location & Control Ltd. since 2003. He served as an Alternate Chief Execut ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Nir's total compensation ($USD1.47M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.27M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Nir's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Nir Sheratzky
Co-CEO & Director17.75yrsUS$1.47mno data
Eyal Sheratzky
Co-CEO & Director25.75yrsUS$1.47mno data
Izzy Sheratzky
Co-Founder25.75yrsUS$1.84m0.0066%
$ 19.2k
Gil Sheratzky
Intl. Activity & Business Development Officer and Director25.75yrsUS$1.05mno data
Ami Saranga
Deputy Chief Executive Officer9.75yrsUS$398.00kno data
Yehuda Kahane
Co-Founder & Director25.75yrsno data0.092%
$ 267.4k
Eli Kamer
Executive VP of Finance & CFO21.75yrsno datano data
Udi Mizrahi
Deputy CEO of International Operation & VP of Financeno datano datano data
Guy Aharonov
General Counsel & VP of Legal21.75yrsno datano data

17.8yrs

Average Tenure

53yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: ITRN's management team is seasoned and experienced (17.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Nir Sheratzky
Co-CEO & Director17.75yrsUS$1.47mno data
Eyal Sheratzky
Co-CEO & Director25.75yrsUS$1.47mno data
Izzy Sheratzky
Co-Founder25.75yrsUS$1.84m0.0066%
$ 19.2k
Gil Sheratzky
Intl. Activity & Business Development Officer and Director25.75yrsUS$1.05mno data
Yehuda Kahane
Co-Founder & Director25.75yrsno data0.092%
$ 267.4k
Yoav Kahane
Independent Director22.75yrsUS$47.00kno data
Yigal Shani
Director5.67yrsno data0.048%
$ 140.4k
Israel Baron
Independent External Director17.75yrsno datano data
Ze'ev Koren
Independent Chairman of the Board9.75yrsUS$56.00kno data
Efraim Sheratzky
Director5.67yrsno data0.019%
$ 55.6k
Gidon Kotler
Independent External Directorno datano datano data
Tal Sheratzky-Jaffa
Independent Director6.58yrsUS$32.00kno data

22.8yrs

Average Tenure

66.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: ITRN's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 22.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ituran Location and Control Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Ituran Location and Control Ltd.
  • Ticker: ITRN
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1994
  • Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: US$292.219m
  • Shares outstanding: 20.81m
  • Website: https://www.ituran.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Ituran Location and Control Ltd.
  • 3 Hashikma Street
  • Azour Industrial Zone
  • Azor
  • 58001
  • Israel

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ITRNNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDApr 2000
I4LDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURApr 2000

Biography

Ituran Location and Control Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides location-based services and wireless communications products. The company’s Location-Based Services segment provides stolen vehicl ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/20 23:37
End of Day Share Price2020/10/20 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.