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Richardson Electronics NasdaqGS:RELL Stock Report

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08 Aug, 2022


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RELL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health6/6

RELL Stock Overview

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. engages in the power and microwave technologies, customized display solutions, and healthcare businesses in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America.

Richardson Electronics Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Richardson Electronics
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$16.91
52 Week HighUS$17.50
52 Week LowUS$7.42
1 Month Change9.45%
3 Month Change40.33%
1 Year Change117.63%
3 Year Change197.19%
5 Year Change198.24%
Change since IPO53.73%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 03
Richardson Electronics' (NASDAQ:RELL) Dividend Will Be $0.06

Richardson Electronics' (NASDAQ:RELL) Dividend Will Be $0.06

The board of Richardson Electronics, Ltd. ( NASDAQ:RELL ) has announced that it will pay a dividend of $0.06 per share...

Jul 20

Richardson Electronics declares $0.06 dividend

Richardson Electronics (NASDAQ:RELL) declares $0.06/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 1.42% Payable Aug. 24; for shareholders of record Aug. 5; ex-div Aug. 4. See RELL Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth.

Shareholder Returns

RELLUS ElectronicUS Market

Return vs Industry: RELL exceeded the US Electronic industry which returned -14.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: RELL exceeded the US Market which returned -12.9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is RELL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
RELL volatility
RELL Average Weekly Movement8.5%
Electronic Industry Average Movement7.6%
Market Average Movement7.9%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market17.2%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: RELL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: RELL's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1947429Edward Richardson

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. engages in the power and microwave technologies, customized display solutions, and healthcare businesses in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. Its Power and Microwave Technologies Group segment provides engineered solutions, power grid and microwave tubes, and related consumables; technical services for microwave and industrial equipment; and power conversion and RF and microwave component for broadcast transmission, CO2 laser cutting, diagnostic imaging, dielectric and induction heating, high energy transfer, high voltage switching, plasma, power conversion, radar, and radiation oncology applications. The company’s Canvys segment provides custom display solutions, such as touch screens, protective panels, all-in-one computers, custom enclosures, specialized cabinet finishes, application specific software packages, and certification services to corporate enterprise, financial, healthcare, industrial, and medical original equipment manufacturer markets.

Richardson Electronics Fundamentals Summary

How do Richardson Electronics's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
RELL fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$232.52m
Earnings (TTM)US$17.93m
Revenue (TTM)US$224.62m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
RELL income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$152.92m
Gross ProfitUS$71.70m
Other ExpensesUS$53.77m

Last Reported Earnings

May 28, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)1.30
Gross Margin31.92%
Net Profit Margin7.98%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did RELL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is RELL undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 4/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for RELL?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

RELL key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue0.9x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA10.1x
PEG Ratio0.9x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does RELL's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

RELL PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for RELL vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average12x
WSTG Wayside Technology Group
SCSC ScanSource
PLUS ePlus
CNXN PC Connection
RELL Richardson Electronics

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: RELL is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (13x) compared to the peer average (12x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does RELL's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Electronic Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: RELL is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (13x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (16x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is RELL's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

RELL PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio13x
Fair PE Ratio18.8x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: RELL is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (13x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (18.8x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of RELL when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: RELL ($16.91) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($64.08)

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

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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Future Growth

How is Richardson Electronics forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 3/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: RELL's forecast earnings growth (14% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: RELL's earnings (14% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (12.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: RELL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: RELL's revenue (12.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: RELL's revenue (12.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: RELL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.5%).

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Past Performance

How has Richardson Electronics performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 4/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: RELL has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: RELL's current net profit margins (8%) are higher than last year (0.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: RELL has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 48.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: RELL's earnings growth over the past year (1006.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (48.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: RELL earnings growth over the past year (1006.5%) exceeded the Electronic industry 26.1%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: RELL's Return on Equity (13.2%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Richardson Electronics's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: RELL's short term assets ($153.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($41.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: RELL's short term assets ($153.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($2.8M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: RELL is debt free.

Reducing Debt: RELL has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: RELL has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: RELL has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet

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What is Richardson Electronics's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: RELL's dividend (1.42%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.52%).

High Dividend: RELL's dividend (1.42%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.1%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: RELL's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: RELL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (18%), RELL's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: RELL is paying a dividend but the company has no free cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Edward Richardson (80 yo)





Mr. Edward J. Richardson has been the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Richardson Electronics Ltd. since September 1989 and has been its Director since 1965. Mr. Richardson served as the...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Edward's total compensation ($USD1.23M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.67M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Edward's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: RELL's management team is seasoned and experienced (10.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: RELL's board of directors are considered experienced (8.8 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.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.2%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Richardson Electronics, Ltd.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
  • Ticker: RELL
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1947
  • Industry: Technology Distributors
  • Sector: Tech
  • Implied Market Cap: US$232.524m
  • Shares outstanding: 13.75m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
  • 40W267 Keslinger Road
  • PO Box 393
  • LaFox
  • Illinois
  • 60147-0393
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/08 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/08 00:00
Annual Earnings2022/05/28

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.