National Instruments Corporation provides a software-centric platform and systems to engineers and scientists worldwide. More Details
Excellent balance sheet established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has National Instruments's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: NATI has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: NATI underperformed the US Electronic industry which returned 10.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: NATI underperformed the US Market which returned 17.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is National Instruments's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is National Instruments 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: NATI ($34.56) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($26.86)
Significantly Below Fair Value: NATI is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: NATI is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.8x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (26.6x).
PE vs Market: NATI is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.8x) compared to the US market (19.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: NATI's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: NATI is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.6x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (2.2x).
How is National Instruments forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: NATI's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-13.9% per year).
Earnings vs Market: NATI's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-13.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: NATI's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: NATI's revenue (5.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: NATI's revenue (5.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: NATI's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (15.3%).
How has National Instruments performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: NATI has a large one-off gain of $149.8M impacting its June 30 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: NATI's current net profit margins (19.2%) are higher than last year (11.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: NATI's earnings have grown significantly by 20.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: NATI's earnings growth over the past year (67.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (20.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: NATI earnings growth over the past year (67.3%) exceeded the Electronic industry -18%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: NATI's Return on Equity (20%) is considered low.
How is National Instruments's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: NATI's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($334.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: NATI's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($245.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: NATI's debt to equity ratio (7%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: NATI's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.05% to 7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: NATI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (268%).
Interest Coverage: NATI earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is National Instruments's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: NATI's dividend (3.01%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.63%).
High Dividend: NATI's dividend (3.01%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.56%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: NATI's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: NATI's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (52.7%), NATI's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: NATI's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (72.2% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Eric Starkloff (45 yo)
Mr. Eric Howard Starkloff serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of National Instruments Corporation since February 1, 2020. He has been President National Instruments Corporation since October 23, ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Eric's total compensation ($USD2.45M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.60M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Eric's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP||3.42yrs||US$1.86m||0.045% |
|VP of Finance & Chief Accounting Officer||2.92yrs||US$509.46k||0.014% |
|Senior Vice President of Global Product Research & Development||6.75yrs||US$1.33m||0.038% |
|Director of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|VP, General Counsel & Secretary||1.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Brand||0.75yr||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||1.67yrs||no data||0.024% |
|Vice President of Global Human Resources||3.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing||0.33yr||no data||no data|
|Managing Director for ASEAN & ANZ||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: NATI's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Independent Director||1.58yrs||US$409.68k||0.0090% |
|Independent Director||20.25yrs||US$266.61k||0.087% |
|Director & Independent Observer||3.75yrs||US$8.49m||0.21% |
|Independent Director||4.58yrs||US$250.68k||0.017% |
|Independent Director||0.58yr||no data||0.0068% |
|Independent Director||1.58yrs||US$408.11k||0.0090% |
|Independent Director||18.08yrs||US$263.75k||0.081% |
|Independent Chairman of the Board||1.75yrs||US$359.11k||0.027% |
Experienced Board: NATI's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: NATI 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.
National Instruments Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: National Instruments Corporation
- Ticker: NATI
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1976
- Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$4.542b
- Shares outstanding: 131.44m
- Website: https://www.ni.com
Number of Employees
- National Instruments Corporation
- 11500 North MoPac Expressway
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|NATI||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Mar 1995|
|NI1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Mar 1995|
National Instruments Corporation provides a software-centric platform and systems to engineers and scientists worldwide. Its programming environments software includes NI LabVIEW, a graphical software plat ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/10/27 00:04|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/10/26 00:00|
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