Perceptron, Inc. develops, produces, and sells various automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection, and 3D scanning in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Adequate balance sheet with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Perceptron's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: PRCP has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: PRCP underperformed the US Electronic industry which returned 8.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: PRCP underperformed the US Market which returned 19.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Perceptron's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StSome Perceptron (NASDAQ:PRCP) Shareholders Have Copped A Big 53% Share Price Drop
1 month ago | Simply Wall StDoes Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRCP) Have A Particularly Volatile Share Price?
2 months ago | Simply Wall StDo Institutions Own Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRCP) Shares?
Is Perceptron undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate PRCP's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate PRCP's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: PRCP is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Electronic industry average.
PE vs Market: PRCP 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 PRCP's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: PRCP is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (1.9x).
How is Perceptron forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: PRCP is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: PRCP is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: PRCP's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: PRCP's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: PRCP's revenue (2.5% 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 PRCP's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Perceptron performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: PRCP is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: PRCP is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: PRCP is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 10.1% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare PRCP's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: PRCP is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electronic industry (14.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: PRCP has a negative Return on Equity (-18.4%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Perceptron's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: PRCP's short term assets ($51.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($19.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: PRCP's short term assets ($51.5M) exceed its long term liabilities ($4.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: PRCP is debt free.
Reducing Debt: PRCP had no debt 5 years ago.
Inventory Level: PRCP has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if PRCP's debt is covered by short term assets.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if PRCP has enough cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if PRCP has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.
What is Perceptron's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate PRCP's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PRCP's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PRCP's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PRCP's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: PRCP is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of PRCP'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
Jay Freeland (49yo)
Mr. Jay W. Freeland has been a Director of Perceptron, Inc. since December 2018 and Chairman of the board since May 21, 2019. Mr. Freeland has been an Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Perce ...
|Chairman of the Board||0.3yrs||US$105.78k||0.12% $62.7k|
|Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing||3.2yrs||US$324.97k||0.39% $213.0k|
|Founder & VP of Engineering||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Interim VP of Finance & CFO||0.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Global Operations & Quality||3.4yrs||no data||no data|
|MD of EMEA & VP||0yrs||no data||no data|
|VP & MD of Coord3||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Secretary||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: PRCP's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Chairman of the Board||0.3yrs||US$105.78k||0.12% $62.7k|
|Independent Director||3.5yrs||US$79.50k||0.14% $76.2k|
|Independent Director||6.1yrs||US$87.50k||0.13% $69.3k|
|Independent Director||3.5yrs||US$90.00k||0.18% $95.9k|
|Independent Director||3.5yrs||US$83.25k||0.20% $108.0k|
|Independent Director||0.4yrs||no data||0.0066% $3.6k|
Experienced Board: PRCP's board of directors are considered experienced (3.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: PRCP 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.
Perceptron, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Perceptron, Inc.
- Ticker: PRCP
- Exchange: NasdaqGM
- Founded: 1981
- Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$54.181m
- Shares outstanding: 9.70m
- Website: https://www.perceptron.com
Number of Employees
- Perceptron, Inc.
- 47827 Halyard Drive
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|PRCP||NasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Aug 1992|
|PR5||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Aug 1992|
Perceptron, Inc. develops, produces, and sells various automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection, and 3D scanning in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. It provides various in-line and near-line measurement solutions, including AutoGauge, AutoFit, AutoGuide, AccuSite, and Helix engineered metrology systems for industrial automated process control and assembly using fixed and robot mounted laser scanners; and offline measurement solutions comprising Coord3, coordinate measuring machines, V7 3D laser scanner, and TouchDMIS measuring software for industrial gauging and dimensional inspection using standalone robot mounted laser scanners and coordinate measuring machines. The company also offers laser-based sensors and software comprising WheelWorks product that targets the digitizing, reverse engineering, inspection, and original equipment manufacturers wheel alignment sectors. In addition, it provides value added services, including training, field, calibration, launch support, consulting, and repair services, as well as equipment and software maintenance agreements. The company serves automotive, aerospace, and other manufacturing companies through manufacturing line builders, system integrators, value-added resellers, and original equipment manufacturers. Perceptron, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/21 00:43|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/20 00:00|
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.