Novanta Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, and sells photonics, vision, and precision motion components and sub-systems to original equipment manufacturers in the medical and industrial markets worldwide. More Details
Excellent balance sheet with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Novanta's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: NOVT is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: NOVT's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: NOVT exceeded the US Electronic industry which returned 31.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: NOVT exceeded the US Market which returned 26% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Novanta's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StHave Insiders Been Selling Novanta Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVT) Shares?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why We Think Novanta's (NASDAQ:NOVT) Statutory Earnings Might Be Conservative
1 month ago | Simply Wall StDid The Underlying Business Drive Novanta's (NASDAQ:NOVT) Lovely 765% Share Price Gain?
Is Novanta 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: NOVT ($130.98) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($41.04)
Significantly Below Fair Value: NOVT is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: NOVT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (112x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (27.6x).
PE vs Market: NOVT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (112x) compared to the US market (21.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: NOVT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: NOVT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (10.2x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (2.9x).
How is Novanta forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: NOVT's forecast earnings growth (26.7% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: NOVT's earnings (26.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (21.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: NOVT's revenue (5.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: NOVT's revenue (5.5% 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 NOVT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Novanta performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: NOVT has a large one-off loss of $11.5M impacting its October 2 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: NOVT's current net profit margins (6.8%) are lower than last year (6.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: NOVT's earnings have grown by 13% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: NOVT's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: NOVT had negative earnings growth (-4.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electronic industry average (-9.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: NOVT's Return on Equity (9.1%) is considered low.
How is Novanta's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: NOVT's short term assets ($302.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($133.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: NOVT's short term assets ($302.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($272.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: NOVT's debt to equity ratio (42.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: NOVT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 43.9% to 42.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: NOVT's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (66.8%).
Interest Coverage: NOVT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.7x coverage).
What is Novanta current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate NOVT's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate NOVT's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if NOVT's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if NOVT's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of NOVT's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Matthijs Glastra (51 yo)
Mr. Matthijs Glastra has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Novanta Inc. (alternate name: GSI Group Inc.) since September 1, 2016 and was its Executive Officer since September 2012. Mr. Glast...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Matthijs's total compensation ($USD4.06M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.01M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Matthijs's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Director||4.33yrs||US$4.06m||0.33% |
|Chief Financial Officer||9.83yrs||US$1.64m||0.45% |
|Chief Human Resources Officer||4.08yrs||US$806.42k||0.032% |
|VP, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer||9.42yrs||no data||0.038% |
|Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Development||1yr||no data||no data|
|Group President of Photonics||4.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Group President of Precision Motion||4.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Group President of Minimally Invasive Surgery||2.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Corporate Finance Leader||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: NOVT's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
|CEO & Director||4.33yrs||US$4.06m||0.33% |
|Independent Chairman of the Board||10.5yrs||US$312.49k||1.89% |
|Independent Director||10.5yrs||US$202.49k||0.0048% |
|Independent Director||1.67yrs||US$121.40k||0.0033% |
|Independent Director||3.67yrs||US$187.49k||0.0048% |
|Independent Director||2.67yrs||US$187.49k||0.0048% |
|Independent Director||8.58yrs||US$197.47k||0.0048% |
|Independent Director||0.67yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: NOVT's board of directors are considered experienced (4 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Novanta Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Novanta Inc.
- Ticker: NOVT
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1968
- Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$4.726b
- Shares outstanding: 35.16m
- Website: https://www.novanta.com
Number of Employees
- Novanta Inc.
- 125 Middlesex Turnpike
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|NOVT||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Sep 1995|
|1GSN||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Sep 1995|
|0VAG||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||USD||Sep 1995|
|NOVT N||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Shares||MX||MXN||Sep 1995|
Novanta Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, and sells photonics, vision, and precision motion components and sub-systems to original equipment manufacturers in the medical...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2021/01/25 23:25|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/25 00:00|
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