VLDR Stock Overview
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. provides real-time 3D vision for autonomous systems worldwide.
Velodyne Lidar Competitors
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$1.23|
|52 Week High||US$11.85|
|52 Week Low||US$1.13|
|1 Month Change||-21.15%|
|3 Month Change||-46.52%|
|1 Year Change||-88.94%|
|3 Year Change||-87.64%|
|5 Year Change||n/a|
|Change since IPO||-87.08%|
Recent News & Updates
Newsflash: Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (NASDAQ:VLDR) Analysts Have Been Trimming Their Revenue Forecasts
Today is shaping up negative for Velodyne Lidar, Inc. ( NASDAQ:VLDR ) shareholders, with the analysts delivering a...
|VLDR||US Electronic||US Market|
Return vs Industry: VLDR underperformed the US Electronic industry which returned -20.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VLDR underperformed the US Market which returned -20.5% over the past year.
|VLDR Average Weekly Movement||11.8%|
|Electronic Industry Average Movement||7.4%|
|Market Average Movement||7.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.5%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||3.1%|
Stable Share Price: VLDR is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 12% a week.
Volatility Over Time: VLDR's weekly volatility (12%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. provides real-time 3D vision for autonomous systems worldwide. It offers surround-view lidar for autonomous vehicles, drones, security, mobile robots, and mapping applications; and solid state lidar for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous applications. The company also provides Vella Development Kit that provides access to lidar-based perception software paired with sensors; Intelligent Infrastructure Solution for monitoring traffic networks and public spaces to generate real-time data analytics and predictions for enhancing traffic and crowd flow efficiency; and Vella software solution, a data curation software platform.
Velodyne Lidar Fundamentals Summary
|VLDR fundamental statistics|
Is VLDR overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|VLDR income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$67.49m|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-1.06|
|Net Profit Margin||-437.77%|
How did VLDR perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is VLDR undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 3/6
Price-To-Sales vs Peers
Price-To-Sales vs Industry
Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for VLDR?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is VLDR's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers
How does VLDR's PS Ratio compare to its peers?
|VLDR PS Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PS||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
Price-To-Sales vs Peers: VLDR is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (5.1x) compared to the peer average (52.8x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does VLDR's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the U.S. Electronic Industry?
Price-To-Sales vs Industry: VLDR is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (5.1x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (1.8x)
Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is VLDR's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PS Ratio||5.1x|
|Fair PS Ratio||0.3x|
Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: VLDR is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (5.1x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.3x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of VLDR when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: VLDR ($1.23) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($3.07)
Significantly Below Fair Value: VLDR is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate VLDR's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
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How is Velodyne Lidar forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Future Growth Score2/6
Future Growth Score 2/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: VLDR is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Earnings vs Market: VLDR is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
High Growth Earnings: VLDR is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: VLDR's revenue (40.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: VLDR's revenue (40.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: VLDR is forecast to be unprofitable in 3 years.
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How has Velodyne Lidar performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score0/6
Past Performance Score 0/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VLDR is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: VLDR is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VLDR is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 46.1% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare VLDR's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: VLDR is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electronic industry (33%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: VLDR has a negative Return on Equity (-84.94%), as it is currently unprofitable.
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How is Velodyne Lidar's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Stable Cash Runway
Forecast Cash Runway
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VLDR's short term assets ($289.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($45.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: VLDR's short term assets ($289.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($27.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VLDR is debt free.
Reducing Debt: VLDR had no debt 5 years ago.
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: VLDR has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: VLDR has sufficient cash runway for 2.2 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 27.7% each year.
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What is Velodyne Lidar current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate VLDR's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate VLDR'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 VLDR's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VLDR's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as VLDR has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Ted Tewksbury (65 yo)
Dr. Theodore L. Tewksbury, III, also known as Ted, Ph D., is Chief Executive Officer and Director of Velodyne Lidar, Inc. since November 10, 2021. Dr. Tewksbury served as the Chief Executive Officer, Chai...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Ted's total compensation ($USD2.00M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.73M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Ted's compensation with company performance.
Experienced Management: VLDR's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: VLDR's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.8 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: VLDR insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 9.6%.
Velodyne Lidar, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Velodyne Lidar, Inc.
- Ticker: VLDR
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1983
- Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
- Sector: Tech
- Implied Market Cap: US$255.787m
- Shares outstanding: 207.96m
- Website: https://www.velodynelidar.com
Number of Employees
- Velodyne Lidar, Inc.
- 5521 Hellyer Avenue
- San Jose
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/06/24 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/06/24 00:00|
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